Infertility

In need of encouragement and advice

I am in my second cycle of Clomid (50mg) and I have ovulated both times. This month we did IUI (just yesterday) and I was told everything looked great (CM and lining and everything) and husbands "contribution" looked great. I could use some encouraging words that this could happen. I read stories of women who ovulate and do IUI and things are good and they never get pregnant. Does anyone has a story with a happy ending? I should mention I am 26 and my problem is that without meds I dont ovulate until CD 30. 

 

The second part of my question is next month I need to move on to something else (horrible side effects from Clomid). I am wondering if I should try Femera or go right to injections? Does anyone have experience with either? I am in a hurry to get pregnant because I am currently off medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis and getting more and more stiff every day. I need to get pregnant and get back on meds!

 

Thanks everyone!

 

 

TTC since Nov 2010 Clomid Cycle # 1 February 2011 (CD 3-7) Ovulated CD 16 BFN- AF March 6th Took month off for GI Endoscopy Clomid Cyle # 2 April 2011 (CD 3-7) LH :) May 2nd IUI # 1 May 3rd May 16th- BFN and AF Femara Cycle #1 May 18 (CD3-6) Positive Ovulation test CD 12 BFN June 7th Seeing new specialist June 9th

Re: In need of encouragement and advice

  • Most of us on the IF boards have never been pregnant so you might want to try PAIF or SAIF for success stories.

    If it were me, I would try a round or two of Femara before moving on to injectibles. It basically does the same thing as Clomid except without the nasty side effects. Hopefully you won't have to worry about it though! GL!

    TTC 12/2009
    Me: 32 - Stage II Endo / DH: 36 - Low count and morphology (1%)
    IUIs 1-3 BFN, lap Dec. 2010, IUIs 4-6 BFN
    IVF w/ICSI #1 - ER 2/8: 24R 19M 9F ET 2/13 2-5 day blasts (no frosties) = BFP - b/g twins!
    E & C Born 10/19/2012
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  • Hi!

    If you are looking for happy ending stories try Success After Infertility or Success After a Loss. 

    I also had horrible side effects from Clomid and this cycle I am on a 5mg femara cycle...side effects are soooo much better!  I think you need to discuss with your RE whether or not you should try femara or go to injects.

    On Clomid, everything looked good but my lining...too thin.  My RE also told me that the success rate from an IUI is around 15% so keep that in mind.

    Good Luck!

    Lucky IUI #3 Clomid + Menopur + IUI = BFP!!!
    Beta #1 (9.15.11) ~ 437!!! Beta #2 (9.19.11) ~ 1,854!!! EDD 05.24.2012 TWINS!!!
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  • Good Luck!  You'll find success stories on Pregnant after IF and Success after IF.  We're not so successful.  :(  The 2WW is the hardest part for everyone, so welcome!

     I'd do what your RE recommends next month (if you need it).

     
    me 33/DH 36
    ttc since 10/2008; d/x: mild MFI, stageII endo
    ~~PAIF/SAIF Welcome~~
    11 IUI’s = 1 m/c (7w4d)
    IVF#1 January 2012 BFN, FET #1 April 2012 BFN
    Surprise BFP October 2012 m/c (7w), Surprise BFP April 2013 m/c (6w4d)
    IVF #2: July 2013, ET 1 embryo 7/18, beta 1 @ 14dp3dt - 757, beta 2 @ 16dp3dt - 1762
    U/S 1 @ 6w4d = 1 little frogger with HB of 118, U/S 2 @ 7w3d measuring right on track with HB of 160
    Stick Frogger Stick! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!   It's a Girl, EDD April 7, 2014

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  • Hi! I do know a girl who recently got pregnant during her first cycle of clomid (no IUI), so there's hope. GL!
    J&F ~ 7.25.09


    After 2 years of TTC with PCOS, 1 round of IVF and 11 weeks in the hospital for short cervix/PTL...


    ?We have babies!?


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  • Ditto PPs...I haven't had one bit of luck, but two of my cycle buddies over my four IUI cycles have gotten KU'd on IUI #1.  Good luck!
    TTC since 11/09
    Two C/P and Lots of Tests
    Me = LPD + cancer survivor, DH = low count and morphology
    IUIs #1-5, January 2011 - June 2011 = BFN
    IVF #1 in July/August 2011 = BFP!!!!!
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    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
  • image pennylanehd:
    Ditto PPs...I haven't had one bit of luck, but two of my cycle buddies over my four IUI cycles have gotten KU'd on IUI #1.  Good luck!

    I'm one of these!  I'm have my 2nd beta tomorrow though, so I'm extremely cautious about it.  The day of IUI #1, the RE said, "you have as much chance for this first one to work as you do the 7th, so there is hope but we just don't know for sure even if everything looks good."  Best of luck to you - the 2ww can play some mind games with you, so try to keep yourself busy.  ((hugs)) Oh, and bfarrell does an IUI check-in (I believe on Fridays, so you can scroll down on the board to find it) and she lists all the BFPs and what # IUI they were on.  Hang in there!

    TTC since 11/2009
    11/2010 DH SA good...01/2011 HSG is clear...01/2011 Consult with RE
    suprise BFP but m/c on 2/7/11
    03/2011 50 mg clomid=BFN
    04/2011 clomid+bromocriptine+IUI=BFP at 11dpiui
    Beta #1(11dpiui)=33, Beta #2 (13dpiui)=96, Beta #3 (20dpiui)=1910, Beta #4 (26dpiui)=20,134
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  • Here you go...here's a list of happy endings (you can thank sterpstra):

    Sterpstra10: IUI#1 04.22

    NHgal10: D-IUI#1 BFP!  Congrats!

    99luftballoons: BFP! IUI#3 (M/C at 6.5 weeks)

    Oasis16: IUI#1 BFP!

    KissThenKill: IUI#2 03.23. BFP!

    Tryingforbaby1: IUI#2. Congrats!

    ALY1981:  BFP!

    Dodgey: BFP!

    huddlstn: BFP!

    Juliebee80: BFP!

    Kdodge: BFP!

    Nej2000:  IUI #3, BFP on 7.9 !!!

    OscarQ-  IUI #2, BFP on 7.7!!!

    PinkHope:  IUI#1 BFP 7.27!

    Psychgalbride: BFP!

    SweetieD21: BFP! (from IUI #2)

    SallyAnneS: BFP! IUI #2

    Bhilyer: BFP! IUI#2

    HalfnHalf: BFP! IUI#5

    Mlmtgg:  BFP?Unmedicated Cycle!

    Hall_ky: BFP! IUI#2

    Itsmevkb: BFP!! IUI#2

    Legaleagles:  BFP!!IUI #2

    Whispergrrl: BFP! IUI#1

    Jsefzik: BFP! IUI#1

    2HopefulMoms: BFP! IUI#2

    Zdinawkwardwedding: BFP! IUI#3

    Kelfeen: BFP! IUI#5

    Papps: BFP! IUI#4

    damabo80: BFP! Surprise After cancelled IUI#5!

    Carlatron: IUI#1 BFP!

    SLPMel: DIUI#3 BFP!

    Penguinlover0707: IUI#2 BFP!

    Mrs*Rich: IUI#7 BFP!!

    Trish212: IUI#3 BFP!!

    PecanSam: IUI#2 BFP!!

    Melicakes: dIUI#1 BFP!!

    Ginogomermisser: IUI#2 BFP!!

    Pghjen: IUI#2 BFP!!

    Stillwaiting12: IUI#2 BFP!!

     

     
    me 33/DH 36
    ttc since 10/2008; d/x: mild MFI, stageII endo
    ~~PAIF/SAIF Welcome~~
    11 IUI’s = 1 m/c (7w4d)
    IVF#1 January 2012 BFN, FET #1 April 2012 BFN
    Surprise BFP October 2012 m/c (7w), Surprise BFP April 2013 m/c (6w4d)
    IVF #2: July 2013, ET 1 embryo 7/18, beta 1 @ 14dp3dt - 757, beta 2 @ 16dp3dt - 1762
    U/S 1 @ 6w4d = 1 little frogger with HB of 118, U/S 2 @ 7w3d measuring right on track with HB of 160
    Stick Frogger Stick! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!   It's a Girl, EDD April 7, 2014

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  • I would discuss with your RE what they feel is your best chance given you need to get back on your meds, in regards as to whether to try Femera or injectibles.

    Good luck!

    October 2010 - DX: MFI (low count/motility)
    BFP 8/22/11 m/c 9/4/11 @ 6wks
    BFP 9/8/12 U/S on 9/27/12 no baby

    10/2/12 D&C/Removal of Right Tube due to tublar pregnancy

    **PAIF/SAIF WELCOME**

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  • I don't have any advice for you but wanted to say good luck & I will keep you in my T&Ps. 
    Me:37 DH: 40
    TTC #2
    High fsh/DOR
    Pregnant after 1 year of trying! Ended in m/c 2/4/11
    Cycle #1 with RE: Clomid 50mg =BFN
    Acupuncture & vitamins/DHEA started
    Cycle #2 Clomid 100mg April 2011= BFP!! missed m/c D&C done 5/25/11 at 7 weeks 3 days Cycling at RBA's frozen donor egg clinic. Start Lupron on June 18th. 7/25/12 Transferred 1 perfect Embryo, 3 frozen! 8/3/12 beta #1 146, 8/6 beta #2 526, 8/13 beta #3 9,108. 1st U/S on 8/21 showed our perfect little embryo split! We are having Identical Twins!!
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