I am 34yr and DH is 37yr. We have a DS age 5, who was conceived by IUI and fertility drugs in 2008. Prior to conceiving DS, I had a "Septate Uterus", and irregular menstrual cycles due to hormone imbalance. The Septum in my uterus was surgically removed, and then I followed my fertility doctors' protocol to balance my hormones, which included vitamin supplements, diet, and exercise. In the last 6 years I have had 6 IUI's total, 3 resulting in pregnancy including my DS, another one which miscarried at 9 weeks due to an extra chromosome, and my current BFP!!! I also conceived once naturally, which ended up being an ectopic pregnancy in my left tube. The fetus stopped developing on its own at 5 weeks and my tube remained in tact. An HSG performed later showed the left tube to be blocked as a result of the ectopic pregnancy. A hysteroscopy was performed to flush out the blockage. Medications that were used this round include: Clomid, HMG, FSH, Human Growth Hormone, Heparin, Pregnyl (trigger shot), an IV of Interlipids on CD4, and Crinone Gel (progesterone) starting 4DPIUI. Vitamins included Folic Acid 800mcg 3x day, B-12, Vit D 10k/day, fish oil 3xday. At the time of IUI I had 3 mature follies on right ovary and a 9+mm lining, DH had 70million sperm. After the IUI, I purchased cheapie pregnancy tests so that I could test daily to know when the HCG trigger shot was cleared out of my system. The trigger shot is the pregnancy hormone HCG, and will give a false positive on a pregnancy test if taken too early during the two week wait. Based on my daily tests, I was clear of the HCG hormone around 9/10 days post trigger shot (7/8 DPIUI). It may be difficult to see the lines on the pregnancy tests in the photo I uploaded. I indicated the results below, as well as marked the tests w/ a marker line so you could see which days had positive results.
CD12 - Pregnyl Trigger shot 7500iu (HCG) 6pm.
CD14 - IUI 11:30am, severe cramps, and sore nips.
1 DPIUI - Cramps, sore nips. +HCG test.
2 DPIUI - Intermittent cramps, very sore nips, afternoon nap, +HCG test.
3 DPIUI - Sore nips, +HCG test.
4 DPIUI - Started Crinone gel progesterone (which can mimic preg symptoms) Sore nips, full/bloated feeling all day, +HCG test.
5 DPIUI - Cramps near right ovary (side I ovulated on), slightly sore nips, faint +HCG test.
6 DPIUI - Stabbing pain in left breast lasting 1-2 hours, sore breasts, very faint +HCG test
7 DPIUI - Sore breasts, first neg HCG test
8 DPIUI - Irritable, snapped at DH, a little teary over a silly argument w/ DH, sore breasts, neg HCG test, trigger shot is eliminated from my system.
9 DPIUI - Irritable, snapped at DH AGAIN!, teary, possibly a very, very, faint +HCG test
10 DPIUI - Sore breasts, sharp abdominal pain on left side when stood up, afternoon nap, faint +HCG test, BFP on Target brand digital, TMI alert, when checking cervix I got brown tinted progesterone/discharge on finger, implantation spotting???
11 DPIUI - Sore breasts, bloated, a little darker +HCG test, BFP on Target brand digital.
12 DPIUI - Sore breasts, bloated, +HCG test, BFP on Target brand digital, BFP on First Response.
I will definitely admit that Im a POS addict :) I enjoyed being able to take a pregnancy test daily to watch the HCG hormone decrease, then zero out, and then slowly start to increase again. It was helpful for me to get through the two week wait instead of depending solely on symptoms. Thats it for now. I get blood work in 2 days on 14 DPIUI to confirm pregnancy. Hoping for a sticky baby, DS has been begging for a sibling, hope our prayers are answered. I hope my information can help some of you, as many of these posts have helped me over the years. Best wishes to all of you ladies.