First Round IUI Menopur + Ovidrel

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First Round IUI Menopur + Ovidrel

Postby vwalker715 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:48 pm

Hello! I'm new here. Full disclosure, I have some health issues that probably have contributed to my infertility. Over 7 years ago I was diagnosed with Mixed Connective tissue disease. It's an autoimmune disease and is actually a mix of quite a few of autoimmune diseases. No two patients are alike. Mine is a mixture of Lupus SLE, Myositis, and scleroderma. I also have hypothyroidism. I feel you have to know this before you get to my story.
Here is my story.

In 2011, I was able to get pregnant with my first child very quickly and shortly after I got married. I had just gone through a really bad flare and was hospitalized 3 months before getting pregnant. My son was born at 33 weeks due to preeclampsia most likely due to my autoimmune disease. My son is a very active, smart 4 year old and you would have thought he was a preemie!

Anyhow, my husband and I have been trying to conceive #2 for over 2 years and it has gotten to the point where we are now seeking help from a fertility specialist. We discovered I was under medicated for my thyroid and quickly corrected it and have remained within the recommended levels . After all the tests he determined that my infertility was unexplained. As you can imagine it was hard for me to swallow. How was I able to conceive my first so easily and have a hard time now?! First my doctor recommended 4 cycles of clomid with timed intercourse and on my last cycle I ended up not getting me period. I kept getting BFN after BFN... what is going on?! Fast forward 2 months an no period I had an ultrasound and my dr found a 80mm cyst! Over 3 inches! On the ultrasound this sucker looked bigger than my uterus and even I could tell what I was looking at! This thing was massive and he suspected it was from the clomid. I had the cyst drained (over 160cc's)and was put on birth control. I went back for a followup ultrasound and got a green light to start IUI + injectables. My doctor wanted to stay away from the clomid since it gave me problems. He wanted me to try menopur + ovidrel with the IUI. Has anyone had a successful outcome with IUI + injectables? Thankfully the IUI (up to 6 cycles) is covered by my insurance. I've been stressing out about this (we know stress is never good) but i'm not sure how much more heartache I can take. I know I should be thankful for the one I have but it really breaks my heart when he constantly asks about having another baby. The topic is heavily weighing on my mind, body and soul. I'm hoping for success stories to keep my spirits high. TIA
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