Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

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Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby Moneri » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:59 pm

Hi everyone, I'm new to this site but I thought it would really help to have some extra support this go round. My fiancé and I just went in for our 2nd IUI this morning. The donor sperm count was significantly lower this time but the motility was 72% (up from 42% last month). I'm cautiously optimistic but really don't want to see that BFN again.
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby lesgetpreggo » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:03 am

HI - my wife and I are within our 2 ww. This is our 4th IUI attempt with donor sperm. We had our IUI yesterday. And I thought that I wouldn't be as crazy this go around, but I still am. So I wish you baby dust and we go through this 2ww together.
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby Moneri » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:47 pm

Are you taking any meds/injections? I'm on Femara and ovidrel trigger shot. I'm a teacher and school started this week. The distraction is helpful but I still feel like I'm going crazy!! Last cycle I feel a lot of cramping for the first 5 days or so but this time I don't feel much at all. Not sure if that's a good or bad sign. *Baby dust* to you and your wife!! I hope this is the month for both of us.
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby A.E.S » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:39 am

Hi guys!

I'm in the TWW as well, and today is 9DPO for me. My wife and I have been married for 5 months now, and this is our first IUI. I took Femara 5mg on days 3-7, Follistim 75 iu on days 8-11, and Ovidrel on day 12, IUI 38 hours later. I had very bad bloating while doing the injectables, by the time I had the IUI i felt like I was going to pop! Was very uncomfortable, and felt that way until the day after the IUI. Then it wasn't not as bad, but still felt like I had a rock in my uterus.

I was really hoping they'd ultrasound me right before the IUI to see if I ovulated or not, but that didn't happen. My last ultrasound was 3 days before the IUI and I had a 17mm, and a 14mm. So should have been at least 23mm and 20mm by the time I had the IUI, since they've been growing 2-3mm a day. Also, started taking Progesterone suppositories 2 days post IUI. I've heard there's a lot of symptoms associated with Progesterone, but I haven't felt any. Honestly, I don't feel anything at all at this point. No hot flashes, sore boobs, moodiness, anything. Even the rock is gone! Hoping its not a bad sign either Moneri! FX for the both of us. I tested yesterday and this morning, both negative. I know it's still early, but couldn't help it! Best of luck to the both of you!
IUI #1: (8/10/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 38 hrs post= chemical pregnancy. TSH 3.96, 9/11 started 25mcg Synthroid.
IUI #2: (11/25/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 36 hours post
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby Moneri » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:28 pm

A.E.S welcome and congrats to you and your wife!! I had also hoped for another ultrasound before the IUI but it didn't happen either time. I haven't used OPKs so I spend the majority of my TWW wondering if I even ovulated in time. Maybe I will try something different next time if this round doesn't work. Good luck and keep us posted :)
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby A.E.S » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:41 am

Thanks Moneri!! What were your follicle sizes before IUI? I took another test this morning... and saw the faintest line. (I mean, you gotta kinda stare). I thought it was for sure negative at first, but then saw a sliver of something. Probably in my head. I'll see if it's any darker tomorrow morning. Hope everyone is having a good morning, day, or night!
IUI #1: (8/10/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 38 hrs post= chemical pregnancy. TSH 3.96, 9/11 started 25mcg Synthroid.
IUI #2: (11/25/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 36 hours post
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby Moneri » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:36 am

A.E.S that's so exciting!!! I hope the second line is nice and dark for you tomorrow. They didn't tell me the size of my follicles. I had four on the left and one on the right. I was watching the screen during the u/s so I was able to catch that the largest was 15mm. I had to wait two days to trigger (ovidrel) then had the IUI done 36 hours after that. I'm now 4 dpiui and I felt some twinges for the first time today. I was starting to worry so I hope this is a good sign!! Good luck tomorrow!!!!
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby A.E.S » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:06 pm

Awesome! Hoping it's a good sign too!! I'll keep you posted on tomorrows test
IUI #1: (8/10/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 38 hrs post= chemical pregnancy. TSH 3.96, 9/11 started 25mcg Synthroid.
IUI #2: (11/25/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 36 hours post
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby A.E.S » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:41 am

Wow!! In shock right now!!!!
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IUI #1: (8/10/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 38 hrs post= chemical pregnancy. TSH 3.96, 9/11 started 25mcg Synthroid.
IUI #2: (11/25/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 36 hours post
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby Moneri » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:26 am

YAY!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby A.E.S » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:27 am

Any new symptoms Moneri? still cramping?
IUI #1: (8/10/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 38 hrs post= chemical pregnancy. TSH 3.96, 9/11 started 25mcg Synthroid.
IUI #2: (11/25/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 36 hours post
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby Moneri » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:27 pm

Do headaches, toothaches and itching all over count as symptoms?? I've also had more cramping on my right side today. This cycle has been soooooo different from the last!! It's really messing with my mind lol
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby A.E.S » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:16 pm

So weird. Was your treatment plan the same this round than your last? I was expecting this process to be a lot different, symptom wise. My BBT never even rose. Check it the same time every morning. It's so weird how different it is for everyone, and different every cycle. It's fascinating. Are you going to test out your Ovidrel? Or just wait until day 14 to test
IUI #1: (8/10/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 38 hrs post= chemical pregnancy. TSH 3.96, 9/11 started 25mcg Synthroid.
IUI #2: (11/25/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 36 hours post
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby Moneri » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:39 pm

Yeah, exact same treatment as last time. I've had to stop "googling" symptoms because it becomes a bit of an obsession lol. (Plus, like you said no persons symptoms are the same). I think I will wait until at least day 12 to test. I tested so many times last cycle and can't do that to myself while school is in session. I'll be an emotional wreck! Will you be scheduling a BETA test soon?
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Re: Same Sex Couple...IUI #2

Postby A.E.S » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:49 pm

I hear ya. Probably a good call on waiting. I go in Monday for a beta. Hope this little thing sticks!!
IUI #1: (8/10/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 38 hrs post= chemical pregnancy. TSH 3.96, 9/11 started 25mcg Synthroid.
IUI #2: (11/25/15) 5mg Femara days 3-7, 75iu Follistim days 8-11, Ovidrel day 12, IUI 36 hours post
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