TTC after 35

New here...intro, and wanting to talk stims for IUI. Children mentioned.

TripMommaTripMomma member
edited May 2014 in TTC after 35
Hi all, I hope this is a good spot for me, let me know if I am not right for the group. I' Katrina and I am 35 1/ husband is 34. We have used donor sperm and IUI's to have our 4 children. Our triplets are clomid + trigger + IUI (on our 6th IUI,) our youngest is from our first low dose injectable + trigger + IUI (after 2 clomid IUI's failed.) We would like one more baby, but after 2 failed injectable IUI's (a year ago...we took a long break) we have decided to try just twice more...this month on injectables, and next month on clomid with a little left over gonal f tossed in, and call it quits.

Admittedly I have pretty good fertility, though now that I am 35, I find myself responding slower this cycle. I understand it may still be a better response than some, but for me it is like half the response I got on my last two tries. Sorry if you don't need to know this, but I was attacked in another room for not being happy with what I have (current children and my antral follies this month...which is not true I would just like one more baby and was concerned that my response this time is not quite what it has been in the past) so I am just trying to give lots of back ground.

Is there anyone else here on/or have experience with injectables for IUI (the process is much different ie. lower dose and response than what they want for IVF) I would love to chat about my E2 and follies. But I don't want to bother or bore you guys if there is no one here that can relate.

Thanks, and sorry for the long intro.
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Re: New here...intro, and wanting to talk stims for IUI. Children mentioned.

  • Welcome...have no answers, but good luck!
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  • Welcome and good luck.

    I've done 3 medicated cycles, and not sure if I qualify as poor response. I normally ovulate on my own and when we tried 50iu-125iu I only had 1 mature, e2 of about 300. My next month we tried 125iu-225iu and I had 2 mature with an e2 of about 700, come to find out 1 more matured at the end. My 3rd cycle we tried 200iu-275iu and I had 5 mature with an e2 of around 1600. I'm 39 and my FSH is about 7 and I think my AMH was about 1.6 or 1.9. I think those test will help determine how well you will respond to the meds. I'm starting IVF in a few weeks and my Dr expects we will get 6-8 eggs.
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    Welcome. This board is very friendly in my experience, so don't worry about asking. I'm not sure my info will be helpful, because I don't use injectable a. We are pursuing IUI, but with oral Letrozole and an Ovidrel trigger. My doctor is very happy with my two to three large follicles and lower E2 than the internet tells me to expect. (I asked if it was low, and he said it was great.) . But, we haven't gotten pregnant yet, so... I'm currently in the two week wait. I had two follicles (20 and 25), and my estrogen was 440. My doctors called it a 'great response.'
  • I have no experience with injectibles, clomid, etc... but WELCOME!!!  This board is very friendly and open to all women over 35 no matter their child/less/with situation!  I have five boys and would love another child so completely understand the feeling of Being VERY blessed and still have love to give.

    I hope your journey continues with love and laughter!

  • I hope you'll be able to find the information you're looking for.  Good luck!
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    TTC #2 beginning January 2014
    AMH 1.05; FSH range 7-11

    July 2014: IUI #1.  Follistim + Pregnyl.  2 follicles--BFN
    September 2014: IUI #2.  Follistim + Pregnyl + Ganirelix + Crinone.  4(?) follicles--BFN
    October 2014: IUI #3.  More Follistim + More Ganirelix + Pregnyl + Crinone.  4 follicles--BFP!  Beta #1=10 Beta #2=33 Beta #3=97 Beta #4=158.  M/C 11/1/14
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  • Welcome! You've found a good spot here with us - I'm still trying naturally so have no answers but wanted to chime in.
    TTC#1 since Aug 2013, I'm 37, DH 41.  
    Maya Arvigo Abdominal massage (daily self care), plus TTC meditations.
    I'm very sensitive to diet (gluten, avoid processed foods) and environment. Have a history of inflammation and tendinitis before going off gluten in 2009.  
    July 2014 - RE Visit #1: Eggs look good, Endometrioma on R ovary, HSG showed blocked R tube close to ovary. DH SA normal 
    DX: Endometriosis probably the IF cause and gunking up tubes.  Since egg reserve is high, RE says I can wait a couple months and then get laproscopic surgery to remove endo & clear tube.  If that doesn't help then move to IVF. 
    Dec 2014 - Saw new RE - does not recommend surgery on tube as it isn't likely to help.  Doubts I have endometriosis.  My endometrioma shrunk to neglible size (yay!) 
    Seriously considering IVF in March/April
    12/17/14 - Natural BFP! 
  • Thanks ladies, I appreciate the warm welcome!

    I had my day 10 scan today, and I am still responding slower and lighter than I have before...but there isn't much turning back now...I have already used half my meds, so I guess we just ride it out.

    R- 2 follies at 16mm, 8mm
    L- 1 at 12mm
    Line 9 triple
    E2 285
    LH 3.98

    I get 3 more injections (75 iu each) then will have one more scan Wednesday, probably trigger that night for a Friday IUI. I am hoping the 12 can catch up, using donor sperm...with its low numbers, I really like having at least 2 targets.
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  • Hello!   I can't answer your question but I recognize you from my stalking on the multiples board.  Welcome!

    Me too lol. Welcome :)

    ME:46 MH:44 DE IVF 2014
    Met with RE 4/11. 2 IUI's BFN. DE best option. Switched clinics to do "shared" program. Had to retake all tests and a mamm that put me behind and then on a DE waiting list for 12 months. Picked a donor!! (10/13/13) Got matched. Estimated transfer in December. After 2.5 years of patiently waiting I will finally cycle....can hardly believe it. DE cycle got cancelled. One of her tests came back positive.  Waiting for another donor. Donor picked!! (1/18/14)

    DE IVF #1 (4/26) BFN  DE FET #1 (6/4) BFP! Beta 1=339 Beta 2=852 Beta 3=9957 EDD 2/22/15!!



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  • I did two injectable IUIs back in 2012, but they both ended in BFN.  I recall taking letrozole early in the cycle and then did Follistim shots as well as an HCG trigger.  Unfortunately, I don't recall exact specifics anymore, but I'd be happy to discuss with you or try and answer your questions.

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    IUIs: 2 in 2012 ... Both BFN
    IVF #1: 10/16/13 ... BFP, however it was not viable and ended in an early loss at 7weeks.

    IVF #2: Feb '14 ... Cancelled. Positive beta at baseline appt, became very early loss.
    IVF #2: Apr '
    14 ... Retrieval Only. 2 embryos made it to day 3 freeze & will be batched with IVF #3 for PGD testing.
    IVF #3: June '14
    Retrieval Only. 4 embryos growing, all arrested before day 5. Two from April thawed, but also arrested.
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  • Thanks for the welcome everyone! I will keep you posted with tomorrow's scan details.

    Hello to the multiples board lurkers :)
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    @TripMomma‌ - fingers crossed for big, fluffy follicles tomorrow!
  • Thanks!

    Results for my CD 12 appointment...I feel a bit better about things now.

    R-18 ...nothing else of note
    L-15.5 ....nothing else of note
    Line 10 triple pattern
    E2 748
    LH 7

    I will take my gonal f again tonight and tomorrow, then trigger late tomorrow night for a 10am IUI Saturday! He feels I will have 2 mature follies...I hope so!
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