June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Are you trying intrauterine insemination this month? Or have some questions about IUI? This is the place for you!

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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby pandagrl » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:23 pm

good luck, twinkle, and welcome to this round of the tww!

Sophie and Maggie, thank you for your kind words. I should probably stop temping, because you're right, Maggie, it makes the first thought of the day be all about fertility and my cycle. And it's kind of stressful and annoying when you see anything unexpected. Ugh.

I do have my estradiol levels monitored but I can't remember what they were for this cycle other than that they were considered good. And yes, they track number of follicles and their size and thickness of lining.

I actually had my IUI on Thursday so does that make me 3dpiui or 4dpiui? Do you count the day of the IUI as 1dpiui, or is that the day after? I had cramping from the IUI itself on the day after the procedure (but it was just a bit of mild cramping). Today I am feeling a touch of cramping in my left ovary/tube which makes sense because my dominant follicle was on the left side. Here's hoping that what I'm feeling is a fertilized egg making it's way through my fallopian tube :D
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby MrsRoulette » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:49 pm

Maggie, from my past readings, estradiol levels is a direct indicator of egg maturity. So you can have 10 follicles but estradiol levels indicative of one or two good eggs. They use these levels more with IVF but I have read of some doc's using it to determine if to proceed with IUI or not if there are more than routinely accepted numbers for the age of the woman.
I'm day 3 post IUI #2. Tww is a hell of a time!! Panda girl I'm with you!! Mine was Thursday as well!!! I count day of IUI as day zero lol! Maybe we should call it day one.
Age:33
Hubby:49
Been TTC Since Dec 2011
Hubby's SA: motile density. 10% (60% or greater is good) My Cycles: 32 days. 29 with femara
1st round of Clomid June 2013 (cd5-9). On cd 21, prog level 26.1 BFN
2nd round of Clomid July 2013 (cd5-9). On cd 21, prog level 29.1 BFN
April 14, 2016 IUI - BFN (Femara 5 mg day 3-7), Ovidrel Trigger) 1 follie.
May 1-6, 216 Femara 7.5 mg (day 3-7). One small follicle. Cancelled cycle
May 30th, 2016 - Femara 7.5 mg (day 3-7). + Gonal F Injections 150 iu (day 7-12)- 22.5,16.7, 9 mm follies
Ovidrel day 12, IUI day 13 06/09/2016 BFN
FertileCM, Fertility Blend, herbal fertility tea from Kenya - BFP!!!!!!
We prayed, hoped, waited for our little miracle. Now God has started in me the miracle of creation. So blessed!!
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby Hannah82 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:11 am

I started my 2nd cycle with Femara yesterday. Going to go in next week for ultrasound. Good to have people with me on the TWW...went by so slow last month!
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby Sophie_87 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:10 pm

Yes I think you're right about iui day being day zero, so I'm 3dpiui today as had mine Friday. I have noticed I have been peeing a lot more today, but I also think I'll make anything into a symptom at the moment! Hope you're all doing well :-)
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby pandagrl » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:26 pm

lol, i have noticed that i'm peeing more too! i know it's not a symptom but i do stop and second guess every little feeling before catching myself and stopping the madness. i just felt like having an extra piece of chocolate after dinner and i actually thought, "oh, extra craving?" lol, so ridiculous.
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby MrsRoulette » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:41 pm

You girls are hilarious!! The Ovidrel does make me pee every 30 min it feels like for the first day or two.
Age:33
Hubby:49
Been TTC Since Dec 2011
Hubby's SA: motile density. 10% (60% or greater is good) My Cycles: 32 days. 29 with femara
1st round of Clomid June 2013 (cd5-9). On cd 21, prog level 26.1 BFN
2nd round of Clomid July 2013 (cd5-9). On cd 21, prog level 29.1 BFN
April 14, 2016 IUI - BFN (Femara 5 mg day 3-7), Ovidrel Trigger) 1 follie.
May 1-6, 216 Femara 7.5 mg (day 3-7). One small follicle. Cancelled cycle
May 30th, 2016 - Femara 7.5 mg (day 3-7). + Gonal F Injections 150 iu (day 7-12)- 22.5,16.7, 9 mm follies
Ovidrel day 12, IUI day 13 06/09/2016 BFN
FertileCM, Fertility Blend, herbal fertility tea from Kenya - BFP!!!!!!
We prayed, hoped, waited for our little miracle. Now God has started in me the miracle of creation. So blessed!!
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby pandagrl » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:04 am

How's everyone feeling?

I'm 6dpiui today and not feeling a damn thing. I had a couple of crazy nightmares last night which were pretty vivid because they were so damn scary but I'm not sure if they were true vivid dreams of the pregnancy variety. Here's hoping! :mrgreen:
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby Sophie_87 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:01 pm

Hey ladies, hope everyone's ok.

I'm 5dpiui today and been feeling a few 'symptoms' the last few days. Still getting mild cramping across lower abdomen but also, yesterday and today had a strange feeling/pain on my right side, feel like its my ovary/tube I dunno! But this is the side I ovulated from. Also, today I have been to the toilet A LOT! And I don't mean for a wee, not sure what this means though. Also getting sore breasts mainly in the evening.

Really wish this 2ww would hurry up so I could stop analysing every little thing my body does!

When do you think you ladies will start testing? Do you normally wait the full 2 weeks? Fingers crossed for all of us that this is our month xx
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby pandagrl » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:22 am

Hi Sophie, welcome!

I'm 7dpiui today and still not feeling a thing *sigh*

I plan on testing on monday, starting at 11 dpiui.

Good luck with your cycle, keep us posted :)
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby MaggieMcT » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:02 am

Hi all! I hope everyone is feeling well and handling these two weeks OK!

I'm 1dpiui, obviously not feeling anything yet :) The procedure went well, my partner's sample was excellent with 38 million motile post-wash! Strangely ambivalent piece of information, though, because previously we had thought our issue was MFI, which responds super well to IUI. Now that it looks like we're "unexplained", our chances of a successful IUI are much lower. Ah well, the old Wait-and-See game we all love so much!

How is everyone else feeling?
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby MrsRoulette » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:12 am

Welcome Maggie! To the longest two weeks! Lol! Days don't seem to go by fast enough.
I'm 8dpiui today and main thing is the daily lower abdomen pain. Both sides so it's weird. Then a touch of heartburn that quickly went away. I am craving all the carbs in the world, and eating it too. Mainly potatoes heheheh. Been fine with eggs till today. Just about gagged with the taste of it. Bad cook I think though.Cafeteria food, smh. . Generally speaking my appetite is way lower. I'm usually on a see-food diet. I see it, I eat it. Not lately since I started the Gonal-f. We eat tuna a lot. Couldn't stand to even try it while I was making it for hubby. Meat is just not exciting any more. Managed to forcefully down a burger tho today. No nausea, but maybe a heightened sense of smell? I was also very short with the mister. Don't remember the last time I was unnecessarily curt with him. My poor baby. Seems like every conversation led to a mini argument.
I really hope these are true symptoms and not medication side effects.
How is everyone else doing?
Praying for our miracles!
Age:33
Hubby:49
Been TTC Since Dec 2011
Hubby's SA: motile density. 10% (60% or greater is good) My Cycles: 32 days. 29 with femara
1st round of Clomid June 2013 (cd5-9). On cd 21, prog level 26.1 BFN
2nd round of Clomid July 2013 (cd5-9). On cd 21, prog level 29.1 BFN
April 14, 2016 IUI - BFN (Femara 5 mg day 3-7), Ovidrel Trigger) 1 follie.
May 1-6, 216 Femara 7.5 mg (day 3-7). One small follicle. Cancelled cycle
May 30th, 2016 - Femara 7.5 mg (day 3-7). + Gonal F Injections 150 iu (day 7-12)- 22.5,16.7, 9 mm follies
Ovidrel day 12, IUI day 13 06/09/2016 BFN
FertileCM, Fertility Blend, herbal fertility tea from Kenya - BFP!!!!!!
We prayed, hoped, waited for our little miracle. Now God has started in me the miracle of creation. So blessed!!
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby Sophie_87 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:54 am

Hi Mrs R and Maggie, firstly this 2WW is soooo long!

Maggie, glad your iui went well, is this your first cycle? Any symptoms today?

Mrs R, you're one day ahead of me then, nice to know someone is close cycle wise.

I'm 7dpiui #1 today and so wanting to know if these symptoms are really or not. Up until now I've had constant cramping and feeling in my right side. Have a constant full and bloated feeling and also very gassy! (Sorry). Was really nauseous this morning too for a few hours and had headaches on/off all day and I don't normally get headaches. Can't help hoping it might be implantation?? FX. Wishing I'd tested to see my trigger shot so I know when it's out of my system, I'm so impatient!
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby pandagrl » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:07 am

I'm 9dpiui and I tested today and got a BFN :cry: :cry: :cry:
I'll keep testing but I'm not feeling too hopeful for this cycle anymore.

Mrs. Roulette, those symptoms sound promising, fingers crossed this is your month!

Good luck and baby dust to everyone, xo
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby sdham » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:32 am

Hey everyone. I hope everyone is feeling well. I had my first set of IUI's this past Monday and Tuesday (6/13-14). I guess I"m 4dpiui? Started my progesterone on Tuesday and feeling some crappy side effects. Been so crampy since the IUI. That has not gone away at all. Lower ab pressure. I"ve been super tired, bloated, heartburn, indigestion, dry mouth and peeing a lot. Geez is there anything left? I had one huge follicle and a small one and my hubby's sperm count was 7.5 mil both days. We are both 40 btw. Just had hysteroscopy for polyps and Laparoscopy for mild endo at the end of April. I"m hoping first time IUI is the charm! Can't help think that in a few days implantation could occur! I don't think I can test on my own. I have a blood test scheduled for the 28th. This is crazy torture. Has anyone really truly felt the implantation? I'm just assuming the side effects I have now will continue through the next week. Thoughts anyone?
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Re: June IUI, lookin for cycle buddies

Postby pandagrl » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:29 pm

welcome sdham, to the longest two weeks of your life! I do think some people truly feel the implantation as cramps and or twinges but certainly not everyone. You'll see though, you'll be overanalyzing and reading things into every little twinge and feeling in your body for the next two weeks, I'm sure you probably already are. You definitely could get pregnant from your first IUI, it happened to me and I've seen others report it happening to them so stay positive and good luck, I hope this is your month so that you don't have to go through this again! All the best and tons of baby dust :)
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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