October 2015 IUIs

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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby dbliz » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:41 am

Hi Ladies,

How is everyone doing? Any updates? Carebearess - any symptoms yet? :) Molinari and Lovelypink - Good luck and stay positive is all I can say for this next cycle. I hope it will be your BFP cycle!! :)

Over the weekend story of my life I surged on Saturday blood level LH was 48. No tech at local office to do IUI and couldn't drive out to other office that was an hour away. To top it off since my RE wanted to wait to see Saturday LH level even tho I had a 22mm follicle on left on Friday, I bought my trigger shot b/c if I wasn't surging Saturday I would do trigger Sunday and had IUI today. Insurance covered most of it but there goes $30 for nothing this month. Good thing it doesnt expire since its not mixed. I was so upset b/c once again I knew this was going to happen! This is not fair that they don't always have a tech at the office I go to on weekends. I am going to tell them this can't only affect me! They should have the tech rotate which office to go to based on how many IUIs might occur over the weekend. So still have yet to try an IUI once again! Yay me! I was so upset saturday even tho I should be happy I am surging. In a desperate attempt I purchased disposable soft cups to try and put in after we BD to keep sperm near cervix for a few hours. Yea if you guys have never used one before, I wouldn't recommend it! lol I figured out how to put it in and it supposedly conforms to your cervix.....well taking it out is a different story! TMI warning... I have short fingers and could not grasp the rim good enough to pull the stupid thing out. I called for my husband to come and help me...so he washed his hands and I had to guide him on how to find it. I was freaking out and I think he was too. He got it out thank GOD! Then he told me well that just took the sexiness out of the vagina lol He told me to never use that again! :rofl: Anyways I had ovary cramps on both sides Sunday BD that day and previous days. Once again all I can do is hope for a miracle we caught the egg on our own. I'm not even going to symptom spot b/c I don't think this will be my month. On the plus side even tho I seem to be surging 2 days earlier now on clomid the next time I surge will be during a weekday this time finally!! Maybe I can officially do my first IUI lol

Hope everyone has better luck than me this cycle sending baby dust!!
TTC #1 Together (DH has a son 13 yo)
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since July 2014
Short cycles 24-26 days
July 2015 DH SA 85.5 Mil, 52% Motility, 9% Morph
August 2015 Me HSG- tubes clear, first CD 3 baseline blood work and ultra sound - all normal, possible elevated FSH 10.3
August cycle no ovulation detected
09/15-07/15 - 7 rounds of clomid 50mg - 100mg timed BD and 2 IUI attempts
Taking a break
09/16 - Gonal f + IUI in progress....
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby Lovelypink87 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:33 am

@Dbliz don't feel bad I had a similar situation where I was unable to do both iui's only one, had to do TI instead due to DH having an emergency. so now the drastic long unbearable wait lol. but im not going to symptom spot either im just going to test after thanksgiving if AF doesn't show first. praying for us.
Me:27 DH: 27
TTC since Oct.2014
1st round Clomid= Failed cancelled iui
2nd Round Clomid= failed cancelled iui
Femara2.5mg= day20 24mm follie 5/29/15 self surged
iui #1 5/30/2015 iui #2 5/31/2015- AF 6/13/15
2nd cycle iui #1 6/27/15 iui#2 6/28/2015 2 follies 21mm, 17mm
7/12 BFP!
7/13 Beta 302
7/16 Beta 1016
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby dbliz » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:31 am

Thanks lovelypink! Yea looking at my calendar AF is scheduled to arrive either on Thanksgiving or day after ugh Plus I am hosting Thanksgiving so I will be in prime mood lol Lets pray AF stays away and we get miracle BFP! My husband asked me the other day what would be some things I wanted for Christmas I said a baby is all I want!
TTC #1 Together (DH has a son 13 yo)
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since July 2014
Short cycles 24-26 days
July 2015 DH SA 85.5 Mil, 52% Motility, 9% Morph
August 2015 Me HSG- tubes clear, first CD 3 baseline blood work and ultra sound - all normal, possible elevated FSH 10.3
August cycle no ovulation detected
09/15-07/15 - 7 rounds of clomid 50mg - 100mg timed BD and 2 IUI attempts
Taking a break
09/16 - Gonal f + IUI in progress....
http://FertilityFriend.com/home/5e13c0/
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby IndigoBirds » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:05 pm

@Molinari - We're going to do IUI #3 this month. I'm on CD3, and first day on clomid, which is making me nauseous and my head is killing me. Since this will be the 3rd time using this donor, I will suggest switching with my OB after this cycle.

I was talking to my nurse today discussing the spotting I had for the 4 days prior to AF (which is abnormal) - so they've decided to up my clomid to 100mg. The OB was super sure we caught this one in time, but my progesterone was low so they wanted to be sure to keep it up.

@ Carebear - this was IUI #2. *I* personally think we were late with IUI #1, but my OB is all hopped up on getting me knocked up so we're doing clomid for IUI #3.
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Me: 34 (fertile, possibly low progesterone. Tested @ 4.6, healthy range is 5-10)
Married 4 years, together 5 years.
I have: 6 yo son -- He has: 19 yo daughter
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1st IUI: 2nd Oct non-medicated/ not monitored, bfn
2nd IUI: 27th non-medicated/not monitored, bfn
3rd IUI: 27th Nov/monitored ovulation, prescribed 100mg Clomid, cd3 for 5 days
4th IUI: 29th Nov/monitored egg release (6 follicles, 4 mature eggs, released 4 eggs. Gulp!) -- still no confirmation. Dying here!
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby dbliz » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:30 am

Hi Ladies - Been really bloated since yesterday. Anyone experience this on clomid after ovulation? I have never felt this bloated before even with AF. Pants and bras feel tight. ugh
TTC #1 Together (DH has a son 13 yo)
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since July 2014
Short cycles 24-26 days
July 2015 DH SA 85.5 Mil, 52% Motility, 9% Morph
August 2015 Me HSG- tubes clear, first CD 3 baseline blood work and ultra sound - all normal, possible elevated FSH 10.3
August cycle no ovulation detected
09/15-07/15 - 7 rounds of clomid 50mg - 100mg timed BD and 2 IUI attempts
Taking a break
09/16 - Gonal f + IUI in progress....
http://FertilityFriend.com/home/5e13c0/
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby Lovelypink87 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:14 pm

@Dbliz on femara last cycle the bloating took forever to go away. I felt so full all the time but was hungry lol, hard to explain. so its normal
Me:27 DH: 27
TTC since Oct.2014
1st round Clomid= Failed cancelled iui
2nd Round Clomid= failed cancelled iui
Femara2.5mg= day20 24mm follie 5/29/15 self surged
iui #1 5/30/2015 iui #2 5/31/2015- AF 6/13/15
2nd cycle iui #1 6/27/15 iui#2 6/28/2015 2 follies 21mm, 17mm
7/12 BFP!
7/13 Beta 302
7/16 Beta 1016
7/20 Beta 5510- MC 7w3days
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby geepeezy » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:46 pm

Hi ladies,

dbliz - sorry about your bad luck and timing! With my job schedule being 24 on and 48 off, sometimes the timing would be so terrible, sometimes things just magically align and that's when I think the magic happens - keeping my fingers crossed the BD'ing did it!

Lovelypink and dbliz - good luck on that wait and kmfx for Thanksgiving . . .

I went for my second blood test today and my number was awesome at 707! Next will be ultrasound at 6 weeks so around mid-December it looks like.

Best wishes on those going for iui in November! You got this!
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby Lovelypink87 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:34 am

Good day ladies hows it going so far?, 9 days til testing feels like forever. my cervix is high, took forever to insert my progesterone suppository. However ive been experiencing really tight cramping which I never get this time in my cycle. I only cramp the day before AF. is anyone else having symptoms, I may be out our it could be progesterone. ughh!
Me:27 DH: 27
TTC since Oct.2014
1st round Clomid= Failed cancelled iui
2nd Round Clomid= failed cancelled iui
Femara2.5mg= day20 24mm follie 5/29/15 self surged
iui #1 5/30/2015 iui #2 5/31/2015- AF 6/13/15
2nd cycle iui #1 6/27/15 iui#2 6/28/2015 2 follies 21mm, 17mm
7/12 BFP!
7/13 Beta 302
7/16 Beta 1016
7/20 Beta 5510- MC 7w3days
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby dbliz » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:04 am

Thanks ladies, I think its the clomid too. I feel a bit better today.

geepeezy - Thank you, but im trying not to get my hopes up again lol I am hoping my LH surge time will magically align with the Dr office schedule since it looks like it will be during the week next month lol But of course I have been swamped at work and other stuff as well. I am excited for you! Good numbers! Keep us posted on ultra sound :)

Lovelypink - How many DPO are you? I have progesterone suppositories as well but haven't tried them yet. I will ask my RE Thursday if I can start using them this cycle. Even tho I don't think it will be a BFP cycle for me lol I hope the suppositories don't make you cramp, is this your first time using them? Fingers crossed the cramps are from a BFP coming your way!! :)
TTC #1 Together (DH has a son 13 yo)
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since July 2014
Short cycles 24-26 days
July 2015 DH SA 85.5 Mil, 52% Motility, 9% Morph
August 2015 Me HSG- tubes clear, first CD 3 baseline blood work and ultra sound - all normal, possible elevated FSH 10.3
August cycle no ovulation detected
09/15-07/15 - 7 rounds of clomid 50mg - 100mg timed BD and 2 IUI attempts
Taking a break
09/16 - Gonal f + IUI in progress....
http://FertilityFriend.com/home/5e13c0/
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby Lovelypink87 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:35 am

@dbliz im 5dpo I think and 6dpiui, no ive taken it before and I get different reactions honestly, yes a little cramping but im getting sharp pains here and there and just started yesterday, now its on and off. its best to take them the day after you O until testing 14days after, then you can stop if its negative.
Me:27 DH: 27
TTC since Oct.2014
1st round Clomid= Failed cancelled iui
2nd Round Clomid= failed cancelled iui
Femara2.5mg= day20 24mm follie 5/29/15 self surged
iui #1 5/30/2015 iui #2 5/31/2015- AF 6/13/15
2nd cycle iui #1 6/27/15 iui#2 6/28/2015 2 follies 21mm, 17mm
7/12 BFP!
7/13 Beta 302
7/16 Beta 1016
7/20 Beta 5510- MC 7w3days
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby dbliz » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:45 am

Oh ok well then I hope the cramps are a positive sign!! :)

Weird my RE on the script is having me start taking them 4dpo. I am 3 dpo today.
TTC #1 Together (DH has a son 13 yo)
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since July 2014
Short cycles 24-26 days
July 2015 DH SA 85.5 Mil, 52% Motility, 9% Morph
August 2015 Me HSG- tubes clear, first CD 3 baseline blood work and ultra sound - all normal, possible elevated FSH 10.3
August cycle no ovulation detected
09/15-07/15 - 7 rounds of clomid 50mg - 100mg timed BD and 2 IUI attempts
Taking a break
09/16 - Gonal f + IUI in progress....
http://FertilityFriend.com/home/5e13c0/
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby molinari0527 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:29 am

Hey ladies! Sorry I've been MIA. I have been thinking of all of you, but I've been trying to just shut off the fertility obsessing (didn't work too well). I'm CD 7 now and I still haven't ordered my donor sperm or trigger shot. I have to do that today!

I hope everyone is doing well and progressing towards their BFP's!

Sending big hugs and baby dust! xoxoxo
DH & I have been ttc through IUI since February 2015 with donor sperm. We have DD who is 8 and anxiously waiting to be a big sister!

IUI#1- 2.5mg Femara- 3/08/15- BFN :(
9/2015 used Clomid 50mg CD 5-9. 3 ultrasounds later- no follicle growth :( onto the next cycle!
IUI#2 Clomid 100mg CD 5-9, Trigger 10/26, IUI#2 10/28- BFN :(
IUI #3 Clomid 100mg CD 5-9, Trigger 11/27, IUI 11/29- BFN :(
IUI #4 Clomid 100mg CD5-9, Trigger 3/5, IUI 3/7- BFN :(
IUI #5 Femara 5mg CD5-9, Trigger 4/3, IUI 4/5- BFN :(
IUI #6 Femara 7.5mg CD5-9, Trigger 5/4, IUI 5/6- waiting...
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby dbliz » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:50 am

Hi Ladies,

Hope everyone is doing well!

Lovelypink - My RE told me today to start my progesterone suppositories. Last night and a bit this morning started getting random stabbing pains in lower abdomen area on the left. It just comes and goes. Today so far not as bad as last night. Any new symptoms for you today??

Molinari - I know the feeling I am debating right now if I want to just take next month off. This is just to much for me right now. Especially since I talked to my RE about injections of gonal f or follitism and monitered cycle....yea that is more expensive than I thought. Well my blood work and ultra sounds would be covered. IUI is only $300. The injections my insurance covers nothing! Follitism $650 for one month supply and gonal f $1,880 for one month!!! :omg: So now I have to decide do I try it now and pay that and try to find it at a better price and do IUI or stick with clomid again and try IUI or just take a break! With injections costing so much I might as well just wait if I do IVF b/c I will have to take that then as well. They also priced out IVF and its about $9,000. If they manage to get 10 embryos to freeze they would put in about 3-5 first round and if I have to do second round I will already have embryos ready to unfreeze and second IVF would only be $3,000. He kept on hinting to not do injections and IUI and save the money and go straight to IVF. Ugh this is so stressful to think about!! Why can't I just get a miracle BFP!!! lol
TTC #1 Together (DH has a son 13 yo)
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since July 2014
Short cycles 24-26 days
July 2015 DH SA 85.5 Mil, 52% Motility, 9% Morph
August 2015 Me HSG- tubes clear, first CD 3 baseline blood work and ultra sound - all normal, possible elevated FSH 10.3
August cycle no ovulation detected
09/15-07/15 - 7 rounds of clomid 50mg - 100mg timed BD and 2 IUI attempts
Taking a break
09/16 - Gonal f + IUI in progress....
http://FertilityFriend.com/home/5e13c0/
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby Lovelypink87 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:24 am

@Molinari yes the more relaxed route is better during TTC. Hope you have a luck cycle

@DBliz today I used my last suppository im going crazy trying to find a pharmacy that wont charge me over 100$, one pharmacy said 98$ just for 16 omg!. no more cramping, little twinges here and there. just really sore abdomen to the touch. last cycle around this time my progesterone was 10 im so nervous that if I don't continue to use it it will drop.
Me:27 DH: 27
TTC since Oct.2014
1st round Clomid= Failed cancelled iui
2nd Round Clomid= failed cancelled iui
Femara2.5mg= day20 24mm follie 5/29/15 self surged
iui #1 5/30/2015 iui #2 5/31/2015- AF 6/13/15
2nd cycle iui #1 6/27/15 iui#2 6/28/2015 2 follies 21mm, 17mm
7/12 BFP!
7/13 Beta 302
7/16 Beta 1016
7/20 Beta 5510- MC 7w3days
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Re: October 2015 IUIs

Postby dbliz » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:43 am

lovelypink - What brand do you use? I was given 2 boxes of 30 each I think. No insurance would of been $80 but mine covered some of it and I pay $30.
TTC #1 Together (DH has a son 13 yo)
Me: 34
DH: 39
TTC since July 2014
Short cycles 24-26 days
July 2015 DH SA 85.5 Mil, 52% Motility, 9% Morph
August 2015 Me HSG- tubes clear, first CD 3 baseline blood work and ultra sound - all normal, possible elevated FSH 10.3
August cycle no ovulation detected
09/15-07/15 - 7 rounds of clomid 50mg - 100mg timed BD and 2 IUI attempts
Taking a break
09/16 - Gonal f + IUI in progress....
http://FertilityFriend.com/home/5e13c0/
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