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Follow Up: IUI#5

So a friend said she'd been stalking 3T looking for my update and I realized I updated my two private groups but not here.  Sorry!  IUI#5 went fine yesterday.  

For those of you that remember, we were doing a MFI experiment.  DH was instructed to expell either from masterbation or sex from cd4 until trigger, then take a night off and then have IUI.  There was an Australian study, and a few minor follow ups that say this makes the sample have the best chance of pregnancy rates, mainly from motility and morph.  I was very fearful of doing this because what if it hurt instead of helped?  

Well, the good news is it didn't hurt.  His post wash was almost identical to his sample in January when we got PG and m/c (which was his best sample to date) - post wash over just over 10mil/ml with 88% motility.  HOWEVER his initial numbers were lower (18mil vs 36mil).  So, that means that many more made it to post wash.  In January, less than third survived to post wash whereas this time over 50% made it.  IDK.  As my mother would say, six of one half a dozen of the other.  Since the final number was the same and the motility was the same I don't know if his initial count was hurt because of the experiment or if it's just a basic fluke lower sample - how MFI can be.   And the higher motility and survival rate to post wash...was that because of this? IDK.  

What I can say, is that it wore my poor 41 year old husband out!  We had sex the night of trigger, but it took some effort on our parts to get it done if ya know what I mean...because of eight straight days.  But the job got done.  Was fairly unromantic though from the effort that had to be made.  Then last night after having given his sample and to have sex that night?  Ugh, we tried.  For like, an hour.  But eventually just gave up, and then he felt bad but said it was - "just too much"  and  "forced".  

Now, we've had timed sex for over three years.  And this is our fifth IUI.  It's never felt forced.  It's never been so difficult.  It's never been so unromantic.  I've always felt blessed that as an MFI couple, we've never had these issues.  Last night just sucked.  A Lot.  So, if this cycle doesn't work I don't know that we'll be willing to try that again.  I hated seeing DH so disappointed in himself.

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IUI#1&2&3 (2011 & 2012) BFN
IUI#4 1/23/13 on 75iu x9 Follistim = BFP then chem preg m/c (Feb 2013)
IUI#5 BFN (April 2013)
IVF w/ICSI Oct. 2, 2012 - 13R, 11M, 7F, 1 frozen blast 4BB grade - - - FET Nov 15, 2013
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Re: Follow Up: IUI#5

  • Glad the IUI went well and his numbers weren't hurt by the "experiment". 

    Sorry to hear you guys had a hard time this cycle.  Our RE told us last cycle to have sex EOD for the whole cycle since we weren't sure when I would ovulate and we were trying things on our own. We definintely had those times where it was forced and completely unromantic. We modified it to only EOD during the weeks that were most likely when I would ovulate.  What a bummer IF can be.

    Keeping my FX that this is the cycle for you and that you will not have to worry about going through this again. GL!

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     TTC since November, 2011

    DH's SA : Excellent

    Lap and Hysteroscopy June 2012

    DX: PCOS, Stage III Endo, slight Adenomyosis, blocked tube, and probable LPD

    Treatments:  6 Months Lupron Depot injections; 1500 mg metformin; 3 cycles of Clomid + TI = BFN

    3 endometrial biopsies all were "out of phase" 

    September - December, 2013:  Break to lose weight and get healthy

    40 lb weight loss but still not ovulating "in phase"  

    February - March 2014: bcps + follistim + trigger + TI = BFP

     Beta #1 (12dpo): 30; Beta #2 (18dpo): 500; Beta #3 (25dpo): 7,000!!! 

    1st u/s 4/16: One beautiful hb at 144 bmp 

    2nd u/s 4/29: hb at 166 bmp.  Graduated from RE!!


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  • RunCC37RunCC37
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    I'm glad you guys did the best you could and will keep my FX that it'll be enough!! I'm sorry you had a miserable go at it last night... it's never fun when that happens. 

    Me: 32 DH: 35  TTC#1 since March 2012
    Dx: Poor Embryo Quality, Arcuate Uterus, Poor Uterine Blood Flow, Mild Endo, 
           Protein S Deficiency, Sjorgen's Syndrome 

    IUI #1-5: BFN
    Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy: minimal endo, partial septoplasty
    IVF #1: 10R/6M/6F ~ Day 3 ET = BFN
    IVF #2: 14R/9M/5F ~ transfer canceled ~ all embryos arrested at 1-2 cell stage
    IVF #3: 9R/5M/5F ~ 1 frosty!
    IVF #4 (FET #1): BFN

    IVF #5 (DE IVF #1 with Dr. KK protocol): Currently PREGNANT!!!!!!
    Synthroid + Prednisone + Metformin + Baby Aspirin + Supplements Galore = 15+ pills a day
    Lupron + Lovenox + Delestrogen + IVIG + B/W = 2-5 pokes a day
    19R, 17M, 17F - transferred two Grade A blasts 11/16, four frosties!!!
    Beta #1 11/24 (13dpo/8dp5dt) = 367 ~ Beta #2 11/26 (15dpo/10dp5dt) = 709
    Beta #3 11/29 (18dpo/13dp5dt) = 1,997 ~ Beta #4 12/1 (20dpo/15dp5dt) = 3,403


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  • We've had moments of forced sex and it sucks. I hope that this is it for you! Good luck!! 
     TTC#1 Since April 2011 
    BFP#1 5.23.12 C/P 4w4d 
    BFP #2 10.1.13
    EDD June 10, 2014
  • :::hugs::: Im sorry that this experiment didn't prove to get better results and left you and your H in such a state.

    FX that your 2ww flies by!
    Me: 34, DH: 31 :: TCC since 2/11
    SA: Perfect! CD3  HSG = Blocked Right Tube
    April- Femara 2.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN
    May- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    June- Femara 7.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN
    August- Lap & Hysteroscopy = Blocked & Partially Blocked Tubes
    September- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    October- 100mg Clomid + Trigger + TI = BFN
    IVF # 1: Stims 11/30 ER 12/12/12! (10R, 10M, 8F, 2T, 6 F) :: Beta #1- 176  c/p @ 4w4d
    FET #1 February 26th :: Lost 4 to Thaw, Transferred 2 = BFFN
    IVF # 2 Stims 5/10 ER 5/21 (15R, 13M, 13F, 2T, 7F- 6d3 & 1d5) :: Beta # 1- 15 c/p @ 4w
    FET #2 Cancelled, Right Tube Developed a Hydro
    8/28 Hydro & Scar Tissue Removed  Cleared for FET
    FET #2.2 Scheduled for September 20th
    2 Thawed, 2 Transferred! Beta #1- 96, Beta #2 906! :: EDD June 10th

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  • My RE also suggested something similar. Poor DH says he feels like a man whore.

    Me- 35 Dx endo; DH- 33 no probs.
    BFP#1 (totally a wonderful surprise)- 3/10/11. IUFD 6/25/11. 
    TTC since 8/2011.
    BFP#2- 11/1/11. EDD 7/6/12. Blighted ovum 12/1/11.

    New OBGYN 12/2012- CD3 labs, SA, HSG normal. 
    First RE appt 1/16/2013. Unexplained infertility. Lap planned. 

    12/2012- Clomid 50mg + TI= BFN 
    1/2013- Clomid 50mg + TI= BFN.

     Lap 2/11/2013- Removed endo. 

    3/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN
    4/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN
    5/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN

    June 2013- Time for a new RE!

    July 2013- We're in Shared Risk! Love my new RE!
    August 2013- IVF#1- 14 R, 11F, transferred 1 perfect blast, 5 day 5 frosties= BFN.
    Sept 2013- Let's get ready for FET October 7th ish!< transfer 2 embies 10/11/13.......BFP 10/18/13!!!!/div>

    PAIF/SAIF and everyone is welcome. If I can make even one person's journey less painful, I will consider my experience here successful. Thank you to all for sharing their stories, the intimate details of their lives, their knowledge, and their hearts. I hope this experience changes me, always for the better.
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    I am sorry your night didn't go well... but I am rooting for you and pray this is your cycle! 
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    Me:36 DH:38 TTC#1 since 4/2012
    Me DX: Hashimotos,Hypothyroid, DOR, MTHFR,  DH: normal

     IUI #1-#4 BFNs and a few cancelled cycles in the mix.
    - poor responder
    ***Suprise BFP on 6/13/13. Natural MC @6wks 3days
    IVF#1 and 2- Cancelled due to no response on max stimms
    ER- We got 25 eggs!
    FET 5/20- BFP
    1st Beta- 641
    2nd beta- 2166
    Sono- TWINS!!!!
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  • EIK2013EIK2013
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    I'm sorry that last night was rough...I can imagine that your DH is feeling down, but I definitely can't blame the guy!!  That is a lot of work for any man to do.  It sounds like you guys are a VERY strong couple and you have been through so much that I'm sure you will both rebound back.  It sounds like the experiment overall went well, just a lot of work :)  GL and FX that this is it for you guys!
    Me: 27, DH: 29*** TTC since November 2011 *** Dx with PCOS in September 2012 
    ***September 2012: IUI #1 = BFN*** 
     ***October 2012: IUI #2 = cancelled due to not responding to meds ***
     ***February 2013: IUI #3 - BFN ***
     *** April 2013: Gonal-f, HCG Trigger and TI = BFN*** 
     ***May/June 2013: TAKING A BREAK.***
    ***July 2013: Gonal-f, Trigger and TI = BFN***
    ***August 2013: Gonal-f, Trigger and TI = Cancelled due to over-stimulating***
    ***September/October 2013: Fermara, Gonal-f, Trigger and TI = BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beta #1: 65, Beta #2: 210!!!!!!***

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  • I'm sorry you guys had a rough night and that the experiment didn't yield better results.  GL this cycle, I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you guys!
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    BFP #1 3/15/2012 ~ EDD 11/20/2012 ~ C/P 4 weeks 5 days   
    IVF #1: ER 3/3  10R 4M 4F - CCS testing shows all 4 are normal!
    FET #1: ET 4/28 = BFP!!  EDD January 13, 2015
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  • Thanks for updating us on the results.  I had mentioned it to DH and was thinking about giving it a shot.  I'm sorry that it put YH through that kind of stress...  he deserves some TLC for going the extra mile! Smile


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    My RE also suggested something similar. Poor DH says he feels like a man whore.

    MH said the same thing two cycles ago and I felt positively awful.  There something about TI that can feel so...  mechanical.   I've been trying to spice it up this cycle and hope it's working.


    RUMBERA: 35+ Current DX: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)
    DH: 40+  Diabetic, SA excellent.

    03/2012: Diagnosis: Low progesterone. Prometrium added,
    11/2012: MRI: 3 fibroids.  Myomectomy not recommended.
    01/2013: Blood work normal. HSG: All clear.
    03/2013: Diagnosis: "Unexplained Infertility"
    05/2013: Hysteroscopy & D&C.  Biopsy: "early polyp formation."
    05/2013: Bravelle + Menopur injections.
    05/25/13  IUI w/4 follies: BFN. 
    06/21/13  IUI#2 w/2 follies: BFP.
    08/20/13  MC #5 @ 9 weeks.  D&E performed, Chromosomes:perfectly normal female.  Fibroid the culprit.
    10/09/13  Robotic myomectomy - successful removal of 10cm posterior fibroid!
    10/10/13  BENCHED for post surgical healing of ute.   Getting healthy for Dec IUI.
    12/06/13  Bravelle + Menopur + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + IUI  + >3 follies =  cp
    01/06/14  Another IUI round with injects for super-O.
    01/17/14  Bravelle + Menopure + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + 3 follies = BFN
    01/30/14  Self-benched to get healthy for IVF
    03/04/14  Screwed over by insurance.   No IVF coverage.
    03/12/14  Hail Mary B2B IUI's with 2 follies=BFFN
    3/25/14  IVF is the next step.  We are exploring doing it overseas in 2015.

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  • Fingers crossed that this is your cycle!  So sorry the IF process took such a toll on your husband and on you both as a couple.  I know you will think positive thoughts going forward and will be strong! Smile

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    Married August 2012 -- Me (40 yrs old) My husband (45 yrs. old) 

    RE referral from ObGYN in late Jan. 2013 -- Testing Confirms Unexplained IF 

    IUI #"s1 - 3 (Femara + IUI) April - June 2013 - all BFN

      Decided to do IVF... Began stimming on September 10th!  Egg Retrieval 9/20/13.  19 eggs: 6 to mature to freeze after 6 fertilized with ICSI

     3 morula stage embryos transferred on 9/25/13.....Beta #1 on 10/4/13/ = 7.5  Beta #2 on 10/6/13 =  negative

      IVF#2 - Lupron plan  (set to begin on 10/28/13)  (Planning on thawing and fertilizing our 6 eggs with ICSI as well as all of the mature eggs they retrieve with this fresh cycle.)

     Late October 2013 - ectopic pregnancy - methotrexate injection....benched 3 months

    CD1 - 12/5/13...Lupron set to start on 12/26/13; CD1 - 1/2/14....Baseline 1/3/14....begin follistim tonight and continue with lupron.  (Got my calendar today!  IVF#2 is a go!)

    ER = 1/14/14  (11 eggs....9 were mature. 9 fertilized.  Of the 6 mature eggs we thawed, only 4 fertilized.  At this time, we have 13 eggs fertilized and growing.  Waiting for news about a 3-day or 5-day transfer.)

    ET = 1/19/14  (5dt).....3 blastocysts transferred!   (All nine embryos didn't make it to freeze.  =(  )

    Beta #1 = 1/28/14   (2 weeks after ER)  BFP! 209 (9dp5dt)   EDD 10/7/14

    Beta #2 - 1/30/14  (11 dp5dt) 302

    Beta #3 - 2/3/14  (15 dp5dt)  1222 

    Ultrasound set for 2/17/14......TWINS!        Twin A - HR 124 bpm; Twin B - HR 126 bpm

    Final Ultrasound with RE 3/10/14 - Twin A - HR 176 bpm; Twin B - HR 177 bpm.

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  • Kati, I have everything crossed for you!  Interesting results on the experiment. Now your numbers have me wondering about ours....
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    HSG = all clear; All tests normal except high DHEA-s and borderline SA
    28 months of TTC; seven medicated cycles; two IUI's, including....
    January/February = Follistim + trigger + IUI 2.3 rollercoaster insanity = BFP!!
    3/10/2014 - Beta #1 - 403! P4 >40
    3/13/2014 - Beta #2 - 1288!  P4 >40
    3/20/2014 - First U/S - TWINS!!!!!
    5/19/2014 - MaterniT21 results - all negative and at least one baby BOY!
    6/3/2014 - WE ARE TEAM PURPLE!!!!
    10/26/2014 - Elsa and James born at over 6 pounds each!  We are so in love.

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  • It's looks like we are both on our 5th IUI attempt and stuck in the 2ww together. Fingers crossed that 5 is our lucky number!

    My husband and I had a similar BD schedule this cycle. I really look forward to our sex life recovering and returning to normal. "Trying is the fun part" is a BIG FAT LIE!!!
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    *** 12/2011: IUI #1 50mg Clomid = BFN ***
    *** 8/2012: IUI #2 100mg Clomid = BFN ***
    *** 11/2012: IUI #3 150mg Clomid & Metmorphin 150mg = BFN ***
    *** 1/2013: Changed RE's & Urologists for more focus on MFI ***
    *** 4/2013: IUI#4 Femara & Follistim = BFFN ***
    *** 5/2013: IUI#5 Femara, Follistim & Bravella = BFFN ***
    ***6/2013: Taking a much needed break***
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    "Trying is the fun part" is a BIG FAT LIE!!!

    Good Luck, and I hope the 2WW goes fast.

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    3-16-2012 D&C/Miscarriage.
     Blocked Left Tube. 
    Diminished Ovarian Reserve   
    MFI - Sperm Morphology 2%.  
     Abnormal Antiphospholipid Antibodies
    April 2013 ~  1st IUI attempt - 100 mg Clomid- Canceled
    May 2013  ~ 2nd IUI attempt -100 mg Clomid- Canceled
    June 2013 ~ 3rd IUI attempt - 100 mg Clomid+ Trigger+ Progesterone~BFN
     IVF/ICSI #1 May 2014 ~ Freeze All ~ Due to OHSS
     5/1/2014 ~ 22 retrieved, 12 fertilized, 3 frozen
    5/28/2014 ~ FET#1 ~ Transferred 2 Hatching Blasts
      6/1/2014~ **BFP**
    6/9/2014 Beta #1 ~ 1022
    6/12/2014 Beta #2 ~ 3099
    6/16/2014 Beta #3 ~ >5000
    6/19/2014 First U/S ~ TWINS!!!  
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  • I really hope this one is the cycle for you.   I've mentioned your experiment to my husband and he was willing to give it a try.   

    I'm sorry last night didn't work out as planned.  We've had many a night like that where one or both of us ends up in tears.  


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    DH: 34 Me: 35 Married: 09-05-08 
    Off BC: Feb 2009  Started TTC #1: Oct 2011 Started BBT: July 2012 

          Me: Blood work good, HSG all clear. Synthroid for TTC
    DH: Dx. MFI- Varicocele Surgery (count/motility better, morph low and small heads)

    Cycle # 25 -  TI cycle, Trigger, Crinone = BFN
     Cycle # 26 -  50mg Clomid, TI, Trigger, Estrace =BFN
    Cycle #37 -  2.5mg Femara, IUI, 1.5 million post wash, Trigger, Crinone = BFN
                      Cycle #39 -  IVF#1 - Long Lupron Protocol-Gonal F-Menopur-Cetrotide=10R,7M,5F Transferred 2 fair/poor.
    Beta 10/2 - BFP - EDD 6/11/14, MMC at 8w1d. D&C on 11/5/14

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  • FX for you!

    I don't know how your DH did it. EOD is almost too much for me and DH. There have been a few forced times which makes it so hard mentally to deal with.

    Me: 32 DH: 31.
    B/W: good. SA: good.
    November 2012: Paratubal cyst found during U/S.
    January 10, 2013: Lap removed paratubal cyst and Stage 2 Endometriosis. 
    3 cycles of Femara + TI = BFNs

    June 2013: Femara 2.5 mg, Gonal F Injects 37.5 IU, Menopur, trigger + IUI = BFN

    July 2013: Femara 2.5 mg, Gonal F Injects 75 IU, Menopur, trigger + IUI = BFP!!!!

    Beta 1 @ 11 DPIUI = 76. Progesterone = 27.3

    BFP 8/16/2013 // EDD 4/28/2014

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    Oct 2013 IVF#1 BFN, 1 blast on ice Dec 2013 FET - Dec 20th transferred 4AB blast - BFP!
    Beta #1 = 230 Beta #2 = 478 

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  • I have everything crossed for you that this is your cycle! Best of luck to you.

    Me: 29 DH: 30
    TTC since April 2012
    April 2013 HSG: All clear!
    SA, bloodwork normal
    Dx: unexplained IF
    4.28.2013: clomid 50 mg + trigger + IUI#1= BFN
    5.24.2013: femara 5 mg + trigger + IUI#2= BFN
    6.20.2013: femara 5 mg + trigger + IUI#3= BFN

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  • I'm thinking good thoughts for you on lucky number five! Sorry to hear the pressures of IF are taking a toll on your hubby though :
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    FX for you! 

    We have had some similar situations with TI, and it sucks. Hope all the effort was worth it, though! 

    TTC Since August 2011
    Me: Delayed O, slightly low AMH, HSG clear. 
    Hypothyroidism since 2000
    DH: Borderline Morph, volume

    Cycle #1: Clomid + trigger: BFN 
    Cycle #2: Clomid + trigger: BFFN 
    Cycle #3: Clomid + trigger: BFN 
    Cyle #4: Follistim + trigger: BFFN 
    Cycle #5: Follistim + trigger: BFN 
    Cycle #6: Follistim + trigger + IUI#1: benched for too many follies
    Cycle #7: Follis tim + Trigger + IUI#1.1: BFN
    Cycle #8 Follistim + Trigger + IUI #2: benched for 30mm cyst
    Cycle #9: Follistim + Trigger + IUI #2.1: BFN
    IVF#1 w/ICSI December 2013: BFN
    IVF#2 late Feb/early March

  • GL katib! Hope this is the one for you. 

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  • I truly truly hope IUI#5 is your cycle! Sorry about the forced sex = ( Hopefully the romance with bounce back quickly! GL! FX for you!
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  • I am always late to the party.  Kati, I am glad to see that your IUI went well.  I am sorry about the forced sex :(  But I gotta tell you, over 3 years and this is the first time, you are doing something right! 

    I have everything crossed that this is the cycle.


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  • Hey there! So glad it went well and your sample was on par with last time. Sorry that you and DH had to deal with the crazy amounts of sex, etc. That sounds intense, I know my DH wouldn't have been able to hang. So props to your DH and you too! Sorry the night after IUI was a bummer, we've been there too, and that wasn't after tons of nights in a row. FX that this is your time! Can't wait for you to get that BFP and have a perfect nine months to follow!
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    Me: 33, DH: 35, DX: PCOS & MFI (low everything)
    IUI #1-3 - Low Post-Wash Counts - All BFNs
    IVF #1 w/ ICSI: Long Lupron Protocol - Freeze-All Cycle due to Severe OHSS
    ER 4/27, 33 Eggs Retrieved, 13 Frosties
    FET #1 6/5, Transferred One Perfect 4AA Blast, HPT BFP @ 6dp5dt
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  • I really hope this is it for you Katib!  Glad to hear that the sample ended up just as good as last time even with the experiment.  It sucks that the rest of it felt so forced, but I am glad this is the first time it felt that way.  I can't tell you how many times DH and I have gotten into screaming fights over when and how often to BD. Doesn't really put either of us in the mood.   IF is so stressful sometimes!


    TTC Since 8/2010. Me: 33, irregular cycles, late O.  All testing normal. DH: 32. No 24 hour motility. Dx: Unexplained IF.
    8 cycles of TI = 8 BFNS
    TI before starting treatment= BFP 9/2/11, EDD 5/13/12. 6w U/S = Blighted Ovum. M/C with misoprostal on 10/15/11
    2 100 mg Clomid and 3 5mg Femara cycles = 5 BFNS. Femara + IUI #1 = BFN
    Hybrid Cycle: Femara + Injects (lepori) + Trigger (pregny) + TI = BFN
    24 hour motility test = no motile sperm after 24 hours (all SAs otherwise normal)
    Hysteroscopy to remove uterine polyp 6/12/12. Unmedicated cycle post-surgery = BFN
    Femara + Trigger + IUI #2 = BFN
    Femara + TI = BFP! EDD 5/28/13. HB seen twice. No HB @ 9 weeks. D&C 10/24/12. Trisomy 15
    Break cycle, SHG = all clear.  2 Femara + TI Cycles = 2 BFNS. Femara + IUI #3 = BFN
    IVF #1 w ICSI antagonist protocol. April 2013. 24r 21m 20f. 10 frosties. 5dt one 4AA =BFPEctopic
    2 doses MTX then Lap = tube saved, cleaned up Endo. Surprise natural ovulation after surgery + TI = BFN
    FET #1. July 2013 Transferred one 3AB blast = BFN
    FET #2- One transferred 9/20/13. Beta #1 10dp5dt = 233 BFP resulting in a baby boy born June 2014.
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  • Thanks for updating us I was curious how that would work out, we also have MFI issues. I am sorry that last night didn't go well but I really hope this is it for you guys!! Good Luck!!!
    My Ovulation Chart
    TTC since 0ct. 2011
    Dx:Hypothyroidism 2008
    HSG- All clear CD 3 bloodwork normal
    SA- Abnormal Dx:MFI
    DH on 50mg Clomid 3x week
    BFP#1- 1/21/13 CP 1/24/13
    Cycle 18,19 & 20 50mg Clomid+trigger+IUI= All BFFN
    Cycle 21-25 Taking a break for now, still HIO Hoping!
    Moving onto IVF Next AF
    (PAIF/SAIF Welcome)
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  • sorry for the miserable night, but glad to hear the experiment didn't "hurt" your numbers.  that sounds like an interesting protocol, and I give you guys a lot of credit for trying something new.

    hope IUI #5 is the one for you both!  fingers crossed and hope the next two weeks fly by.

    Married July 2011.   TTTC since Feb. 2012
    DH (27): nice SA
    Me (26): PCOS
    clomd 50mg: no response x2
    clomid 100mg + trigger + TI:  BFN
    Femara 5mg + trigger + TI: BFP!!
    beta #1: 703    beta #2: ~2100
    u/s #1:  2 yolk sacs!!  edd: June 20th, 2014!
    Baby Girls! 3-14-14 at 26 weeks, preterm labor

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