Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP! PCOS & MFI, Femara, IUI#1 with 1 20mm follicle!
I am beyond thrilled to post my BFP story, and want this post to be as helpful and encouraging as possible to all who are struggling with infertility (as I did for the past 10 months of TTC). It's tough and emotional, but don't lose hope!
I have thin PCOS (BMI 18.5) diagnosed by very irregular periods and polycystic ovaries. My husband has low sperm count & motility. After 7 months of TTC naturally, we got some help. Tried 2 months of Clomid- first time on 50mg I ovulated and BFN, second month on 100mg I didn't ovulate at all. I also got very bad headaches from Clomid (and also Femara, but Clomid headaches lasted for a week and Femara headache only lasted 1 day). Not fun.
Tried 5 mg Femara for first time this month and it worked! I only grew 1 follicle on the left side and when it was 20mm, I did HCG trigger 10,000 iu at 10:00am and we did IUI the following day (at 2:30pm-- 28 hours later). My husband's count was ~9.91M and 35% motility.
I felt a little pinch later around 8pm the evening, think it must have been ovulation. I was bloated for about 2-3 days after the IUI. I ate Pineapple core for 5 days following IUI- not sure if this really works, but it seems it can't hurt! (Google it)
Really had zero symptoms for the next 10 days! On 8DPO I had a 1/2 glass of red wine and felt very dizzy/light-headed. On 10 DPO I had loose stools but only in the morning, which is common for me 1 day before AF, but this time felt different (gassier) and lasted until 13DPO. Also feeling pretty bloated and a little tired.
I tested 10 DPO and BFN. 11 DPO, 12 DPO and 13 DPO I got faint positives, but not really getting darker. Beta blood test at 13 DPO and got results today (14 DPO)-- HCG 126! Repeating beta test tomorrow to make sure it's increasing.
I wish you all tons of baby dust and peace during this tough process! I loved reading these stories because they gave me hope- but don't worry or stress about comparing symptoms to others.. we're all SO unique! Stay positive, grab a good book to distract you, eat healthy and take your vitamins! This is what worked for me. Good luck ladies!! I'll be praying for you.