Trouble TTC

New to Infertility Treatments

Hi everyone!

 My husband and I haven't been taking any precautions for the last four years but have had no success in getting pregnant. I have PCOS and endometriosis but my DH's swimmers are good. We are now trying Femara with HCG and TI. I am on day four of five of 5mg Femara and have an US on Friday to check my follicle progress and find out when to give myself the trigger shot. I just wanted to reach out and see if anyone had any tips, advice or sucess stories or see if anyone else was going through the same treatment. I am new to all this! Also, I am super nervous about giving myself the shot! 

 

Thanks! 

Me: 34 DH: 37 Married 7/03 TTC since 1/09 Diagnosis: PCOS and Endometriosis 
Treatment: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN July 2013 
August and September - Benched
October: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN
November: Benched
Nov - Dec: Femara + HCG + IUI#1 = BFFN
Feb: Femara + HCG + IUI#2 -BFN
April: Femara + HCG + IUI #3= BFN
May: Femara + HCG +IUI#4 -CANCELLED
On a break until we can raise/save enough money for IVF

PAIF/SAIF/PGAL responses WELCOME!

3T Fantasy Football League, Team Name: Cumming Unabated

My Blog (stalkers welcome)

      image 
October 3T Siggy Challenge: Halloween Costume Fail  (Worst Star Wars Costumes Ever)
image

Re: New to Infertility Treatments

  • We have many ladies that have done femera / TI cycles.  I myself, never did but clomid cycles are very similar and I had done a trigger shot five times now.  The fear build up is worse then the shot it's self.  It's really tiny and you barely feel it.  It doesn't hurt.  

    I hope your monitoring appointment goes well on Friday and you have a good follie or two ready to trigger.  

    As for success stories - most all of the ladies here are still TTC#1 so if you want success stories you'd have to look at the PG after IF board.  

    But for now, welcome to the board.  Still around and read posts.  You'll start to feel a lot less alone. 


    TTC since July 2009. Dx MFI & LPD. 
    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
    BFP! Beta 1:104 @ 10dp6dt, Beta 2:178 @ 12dp6dt,  beta 3:366 @ 14dp6dt
    Saw heartbeat twice before missed M/C at 8w3d on 12/27/13, missing my little angel boy
    JUNE 2014 IVF#2;  5R, 2M, 1F Three day transfer 6/7.  Beta 6/18 - BFN
    Child Free Now?
    S/PAIFW , S/PALW

    My Blog

    image



  • I have only done Clomid cycles, but as far as the shot I built it up in my head to be much worse than what it actually was.  I had DH give me the shot, but I didn't really feel it at all. Good Luck with this cycle!!!!

    ~~~~~~~~~Siggy Warning~~~~~~~~

    Me~26 DH~25 

     6-12-2010  Miscarriage. 
    3-16-2012 D&C/Miscarriage.
     Blocked Left Tube. 
    Diminished Ovarian Reserve   
    MFI - Sperm Morphology 2%.  
    MTHFR 
     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!!!  
    BabyFruit Ticker 
    image image Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  • image katib77:
    We have many ladies that have done femera / TI cycles. nbsp;I myself, never did but clomid cycles are very similar and I had done a trigger shot five times now. nbsp;The fear build up is worse then the shot it's self. nbsp;It's really tiny and you barely feel it. nbsp;It doesn't hurt. nbsp;I hope your monitoring appointment goes well on Friday and you have a good follie or two ready to trigger. nbsp;As for success stories most all of the ladies here are still TTC1 so if you want success stories you'd have to look at the PG after IF board. nbsp;But for now, welcome to the board. nbsp;Still around and read posts. nbsp;You'll start to feel a lot less alone.nbsp;


    Ditto what Kait said. I am on a clomid/trigger cycle too and the needle isn't that bad!
    TTC for baby #1 since March 2012 DH SA- ZERO Jan 2013, Low T, started clomid. Up and down swimmies since. Me- Ovulation dysfunction, low progesterone, hormone levels all off http://babydreamsinnj.blogspot.com
  • Welcome! 

    I am currently on a Femara+Ovidrel+TI cycle. I gave myself the trigger on Saturday morning. Seriously. It. Wasn't. Bad. Like, at all. It didn't hurt and I didn't even feel it. And I am downright turrrified of needles. To the point of hyperventilating. And I did it. When you know you have to do something, you just do it, I suppose. GL!  

    ***************SIGGY WARNING***************
    DX: PCOS and Endometriosis 
    TTC since May 2011
    HSG normal
    Hubs SA- Normal June 2012
    Aug. 2012: 50mg Clomid: No Response
    March 2013: 100mg Clomid: No Response
    July 2013: 5mg Femara+Ovidrel+TI--BFN
    August 2013: 10mg Femara+Ovidrel+TI--BFN
    Natural cycles Sept & Oct.--BFN
    Nov/Dec: 10mg Femara+Ovidrel+TI--BFN
    Jan 2014: 10mg Femara+Ovidrel+TI--BFN
    Feb: Benched due to cysts.
    March: Benched w/cysts.
    April: Femara+Follistim+Ovidrel+Prometrium
    BFP on Mother's Day 2014!! 
    EDD: January 20, 2015
    6week scan: TWINS!!!!!
    16w: Baby A is Stubborn, Baby B is a GIRL!
    20 week scan: TEAM PURPLE!

    image 

    Pregnancy Ticker
  • Thanks ladies! Phew! It's a relief to hear it won't be bad. I don't know anyone who is or has gone through this so I've been building it up in my mind!
    Me: 34 DH: 37 Married 7/03 TTC since 1/09 Diagnosis: PCOS and Endometriosis 
    Treatment: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN July 2013 
    August and September - Benched
    October: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN
    November: Benched
    Nov - Dec: Femara + HCG + IUI#1 = BFFN
    Feb: Femara + HCG + IUI#2 -BFN
    April: Femara + HCG + IUI #3= BFN
    May: Femara + HCG +IUI#4 -CANCELLED
    On a break until we can raise/save enough money for IVF

    PAIF/SAIF/PGAL responses WELCOME!

    3T Fantasy Football League, Team Name: Cumming Unabated

    My Blog (stalkers welcome)

          image 
    October 3T Siggy Challenge: Halloween Costume Fail  (Worst Star Wars Costumes Ever)
    image

  • I have done clomid + trigger as well and it doesn't hurt really I don't think. I hope it went well! 
    ~~All Are Welcome~~
    Me(30)- Anovulatory  (b/c pituitary gland not making enough FSH/LH), hypothyroidism (on synthroid), ruptured appendix w/major surgery, 2nd even more major surgery 1 month later for infection (Most likely scarred and not functional right tube/ovary), HSG showed both tubes open, Crohn's Disease (in remission 6 years)
    Husband (31)- Low Morphology (2%)- all other numbers ok
    "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light"  
    Medicated cycles with RE: Cycles 1-2-  Clomid/trigger = BFN  Cycles 3-5 Clomid/Bravelle/Trigger/IUI #1, #2 & #3 =CP, BFN, BFN, Cycle 6- Follitism/trigger/IUI #4= BFP!!!  Perfect son born 9/4/14
    imageimageimage
  • Just about to go in for my u/s to see if I have any follies and if so what size and when to trigger! I am so nervous! FX for good follies!
    Me: 34 DH: 37 Married 7/03 TTC since 1/09 Diagnosis: PCOS and Endometriosis 
    Treatment: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN July 2013 
    August and September - Benched
    October: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN
    November: Benched
    Nov - Dec: Femara + HCG + IUI#1 = BFFN
    Feb: Femara + HCG + IUI#2 -BFN
    April: Femara + HCG + IUI #3= BFN
    May: Femara + HCG +IUI#4 -CANCELLED
    On a break until we can raise/save enough money for IVF

    PAIF/SAIF/PGAL responses WELCOME!

    3T Fantasy Football League, Team Name: Cumming Unabated

    My Blog (stalkers welcome)

          image 
    October 3T Siggy Challenge: Halloween Costume Fail  (Worst Star Wars Costumes Ever)
    image

  • GL :)

    ** siggy/ticker warning **

    Me: 26  DH: 30 :: TCC #1 since 01.2012
    **unexplained infertility**
    04.2013 b/w & HSG normal - DH SA 98% motile 31mill
    05.2013 IUI cycle #1 - Clomid - follies 27,22,21,12- 31mil post wash 98% motile - BFN
    06.2013 IUI cycle #2 - Clomid - follies 32,22,18,18,14 - 22mil post wash 99% motile - BFN
    07.2013 IUI cycle #3 -  Clomid - follies 29, 20, 15 - 43mil post wash 98% motile -
    BFN
    08.2013 09.2013 IVF cycle #1 - Lupron + Menopur + Follistim - 7R 6F - 5dt (2) 4AA blasts - BFP on HPT 4dp5dT

    10dp5dt - Beta #1 = 249
    12dp5dt -
    Beta #2 = 475
    19dp5dt - Beta #3 = 4,608
            7w - 127bpm
            8w - 166bpm
          10w - 158bpm

    photo dd37d8d2-a369-4e95-b9e7-cc97234ea77f_zpsc6a84983.jpg image
          
    image        image

                        
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

  • Good luck! FX for good and plentiful follies!
  • Did my first trigger shot last week - and I ditto everyone else. The build up is WAY worse than the actual shot. Just gotta suck it up and do it :-)

    Good luck!
    Due with #1 in July 2014!
    GermanGirl2007
  • Thanks ladies! I had one follie on the right that was 27 and my lining is 10. Is it just me or is 27 massive?!? I trigger as soon as I get home!
    Me: 34 DH: 37 Married 7/03 TTC since 1/09 Diagnosis: PCOS and Endometriosis 
    Treatment: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN July 2013 
    August and September - Benched
    October: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN
    November: Benched
    Nov - Dec: Femara + HCG + IUI#1 = BFFN
    Feb: Femara + HCG + IUI#2 -BFN
    April: Femara + HCG + IUI #3= BFN
    May: Femara + HCG +IUI#4 -CANCELLED
    On a break until we can raise/save enough money for IVF

    PAIF/SAIF/PGAL responses WELCOME!

    3T Fantasy Football League, Team Name: Cumming Unabated

    My Blog (stalkers welcome)

          image 
    October 3T Siggy Challenge: Halloween Costume Fail  (Worst Star Wars Costumes Ever)
    image

  • 27 is really big, but the lining sounds really good, and hopefully your follie produces a really good egg for you. GL!

    ** After  2 1/2 years of Unexplained IF, 2 failed medicated cycles, and 4 failed IUI's - our baby girl is coming to us through the miracle of Mini IVF! **

       BabyFruit Ticker
    image
  • Your lining and follicle size are great!!!  Good luck!!!  
    ~~All Are Welcome~~
    Me(30)- Anovulatory  (b/c pituitary gland not making enough FSH/LH), hypothyroidism (on synthroid), ruptured appendix w/major surgery, 2nd even more major surgery 1 month later for infection (Most likely scarred and not functional right tube/ovary), HSG showed both tubes open, Crohn's Disease (in remission 6 years)
    Husband (31)- Low Morphology (2%)- all other numbers ok
    "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light"  
    Medicated cycles with RE: Cycles 1-2-  Clomid/trigger = BFN  Cycles 3-5 Clomid/Bravelle/Trigger/IUI #1, #2 & #3 =CP, BFN, BFN, Cycle 6- Follitism/trigger/IUI #4= BFP!!!  Perfect son born 9/4/14
    imageimageimage
  • You only need 1...and you've got a biggin'! Congrats on an awesome follie and great lining!

    FX that this is your cycle!

    ** siggy/ticker warning **

    Me: 26  DH: 30 :: TCC #1 since 01.2012
    **unexplained infertility**
    04.2013 b/w & HSG normal - DH SA 98% motile 31mill
    05.2013 IUI cycle #1 - Clomid - follies 27,22,21,12- 31mil post wash 98% motile - BFN
    06.2013 IUI cycle #2 - Clomid - follies 32,22,18,18,14 - 22mil post wash 99% motile - BFN
    07.2013 IUI cycle #3 -  Clomid - follies 29, 20, 15 - 43mil post wash 98% motile -
    BFN
    08.2013 09.2013 IVF cycle #1 - Lupron + Menopur + Follistim - 7R 6F - 5dt (2) 4AA blasts - BFP on HPT 4dp5dT

    10dp5dt - Beta #1 = 249
    12dp5dt -
    Beta #2 = 475
    19dp5dt - Beta #3 = 4,608
            7w - 127bpm
            8w - 166bpm
          10w - 158bpm

    photo dd37d8d2-a369-4e95-b9e7-cc97234ea77f_zpsc6a84983.jpg image
          
    image        image

                        
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

  • Thank you so much for your encouragement, ladies! One is certainly better than none! And ya'll were right, the shot wasn't that bad! Although I am a total dork, I stuck the needle in the first time and it pinched a little so I pulled it back out! Doh! I got it the second time, though. Definitely not as bad as I feared. :)
    Me: 34 DH: 37 Married 7/03 TTC since 1/09 Diagnosis: PCOS and Endometriosis 
    Treatment: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN July 2013 
    August and September - Benched
    October: Femara + HCG + TI = BFN
    November: Benched
    Nov - Dec: Femara + HCG + IUI#1 = BFFN
    Feb: Femara + HCG + IUI#2 -BFN
    April: Femara + HCG + IUI #3= BFN
    May: Femara + HCG +IUI#4 -CANCELLED
    On a break until we can raise/save enough money for IVF

    PAIF/SAIF/PGAL responses WELCOME!

    3T Fantasy Football League, Team Name: Cumming Unabated

    My Blog (stalkers welcome)

          image 
    October 3T Siggy Challenge: Halloween Costume Fail  (Worst Star Wars Costumes Ever)
    image

This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards