Trouble TTC

Newbie Intro

Hello Everyone,
So, I have been putting this off for awhile now - mostly because I am shy, even on the internets - but the time has come to stop being a lurker. Infertility sucks, and its really just too hard to go through it alone. That is not to say that my husband isn't fantastic and right there with me, but sometimes you just need some female support. You seem like such a great group of ladies, and I hope you don't mind it if I join your ranks. I also, like wine, alot :)

A little bit about our situation: we have been TTC since May 2013. We thought it was going to be a piece of cake, and actually put off trying by a few months so that we wouldn't have to change our vacation plans 9 months down the line - yeah right. Well a year and some change later and we are still trying. This past May we learned that DH has azoospermia, so after taking a few months off we decided to pursue IUI with donor sperm. Our first round was in September, and obviously didn't work. I had another ultrasound today and IUI #2 is scheduled for this Friday. I had 2 follicles at 13 and 17 mm, which is better than last time, but do they seem puny to anyone else?

Thanks!
****SIGGY WARNING****

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TTC since May 2013

Me: 31, blocked tube
DH: 35, azoospermia :(
IUI #1 (50 mg Clomid, Ovidrel) on 9/7/2014: BFN
IUI #2 (100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel) on 10/3/2014:
BFN
IUI #3 (100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel, Estradiol) on 11/1/2014: BFN
First RE appt. on 11/11/2014
November 2014: Benched due to cyst :(
IUI #4 (5 mg Letrozole, Follistim, Ovidrel, Crinone) on 12/26/2014: BFP!!!
Beta 1 (1/9/2015): 292     Beta 2 (1/12/2015): 843


Re: Newbie Intro

  • Hi! I just wanted to say that I'm doing an iui this week also so I guess we are cycle buddies, or whatever they call them haha. Good luck! My largest follicle was 17 at my ultrasound as well. My nurse said they expect it to grow by the time I ovulate. Hope that makes you feel a little better!
  • Welcome.  I am new as well and my IUI is penciled in for Sat.  I understand needing female support, and most importantly support from women that actually understand what each other is going through.  GL in your upcoming IUI

    Me: 28 DH: 28

    Married: 6 years

     TTC since: Sept 2010

    Diagnosis: Stage 4 Endometriosis, Hashimoto's

    Treatment: Lupron (3/2010 – 9/2010 & 7/2013 – 2/2014)

    April 2013 - BFP – missed mc confirmed 5/08/2014. D&C 5/22/2014

    Sept/Oct 2014: IUI #1 (Gonal F + HCG) = BFN

    Oct/Nov 2014: Temporarily Benched due to multiple cysts on each ovary.

    Nov 27: IUI #2 (Gonal F + HCG) = BFP




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  • Welcome and good luck on Friday! 
    Me: 31 (PCOS) possible right tube issues DH: 36 (SA normal) 
    Started dating in 2006, Married 2012 
    TTC since November 2013 
    First RE visit due to irregular periods: June 2014
    Lap/Hysto to remove polyps, cyst and tube blockage 11/6
    Cycle 1 (Dec. 2014) TI with Clomid, Trigger, & Progesterone CX due to no response
    Impatiently Waiting CD1 to try again with Fermara Back on the bench due to giant cyst,
    who know I'd ovulate on my own after a cancelled cycle and end up with a mega cyst :(
    All Welcome
     
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  • We're in the same boat! Same problem, same meds and same IUI. I hope you stick around. Not many girls here are using donor sperm, if any.

    I wish you luck and I will be keeping up with you :)
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • Welcome, God luck with your IUI. Btw, I'm drinking wine right now, you'll fit in just fine.


    TTC #1

    Me: AMA, DH: MFI

    Official DX - MFI due to Hemochromatosis

    IVF #1 Nov. 2014 - ER 11/10 (10R 6M 6F) - ET 11/13 

    3DT of 3 embies - no frosties - CP = BFFN!!!!

    ****All Welcome****

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  • Welcome! Crossing my fingers for IUI #2. Good luck!!!
    Me-33 DH-36.
    Married 11/10 TTC 11/10
    06/11- diagnosed with PCOS 
    7/11- D&C and benched for a year 
    9/12-4/13-6 rounds of 50 mg Clomid- no sucess 
    6/13- new doc
    7/13-4/14- 6 more rounds of Clomid. 50 mg and then stepped up to 100mg- no success 
    5/14-7/14- took break waiting for new insurance 
    7/14-new insurance= new doc- actually a RE!!!! 
    7/14-HSG and blood test good-PCOS confirmed by new doc 
    10/14 looking forward to 1st IUI w/ Menopur. Blood Test= Negative
    11/14- IUI #2
    w/ Menopur- Blood Test= Negative
    1/15- IUI # 3 w/
    Menopur- Blood Test= Negative
    2/15- Self Benched this cycle
    3/15/15-Suprise BFP on natural cycle!!!! EDD-11/16/15

  • Good luck to you! 
  • Thank you all for the awesome welcome and the encouragement about my underachieving follicles! You all rock!

    molly 84 - What day is your IUI? All my fingers and toes are crossed for you!

    curve31 - Sorry to hear that you are dealing with the same issues, but I'll be here for moral support!

    hollowvic - I am also having a glass right now. Its my reward for stabbing myself in the stomach with the trigger shot.
    ****SIGGY WARNING****

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    TTC since May 2013

    Me: 31, blocked tube
    DH: 35, azoospermia :(
    IUI #1 (50 mg Clomid, Ovidrel) on 9/7/2014: BFN
    IUI #2 (100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel) on 10/3/2014:
    BFN
    IUI #3 (100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel, Estradiol) on 11/1/2014: BFN
    First RE appt. on 11/11/2014
    November 2014: Benched due to cyst :(
    IUI #4 (5 mg Letrozole, Follistim, Ovidrel, Crinone) on 12/26/2014: BFP!!!
    Beta 1 (1/9/2015): 292     Beta 2 (1/12/2015): 843


    Hollowvic
  • Welcome! Good luck with IUI #2!


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    Married and started TTC in July 2013

    "Diagnosed" with unexplained infertility
    Oct 2014 IUI #1: 100mg clomid/HCG trigger/2 mature follicles/18mil post wash sperm count: BFP!!!

  • Welcome! Best of luck on this IUI! I'm glad you decided to intro. The 3T community is amazing and there really is nothing like female support when it comes to IF. Husbands/partners/wives can be great, but there is nobody else who can truly understand what you're going through unless they've experienced something similar.

    Me: 28  MH:35

    Married September 2012. TTC since September 2013

    June 2014 - Dx w/ significant PCOS and referred to RE.

    July/August 2014 - Testing complete: Testosterone & AMH very high, FSH slightly high, Vitamin D low, tubes and lining all lovely. DH SA: A+

    Cycle 1 (Nov 2014): 2.5 mg Letrozole/Ovidrel/TI = BFN

    Cycle 2 (Dec 2014): 5 mg Letrozole/Ovidrel/TI - BFN

    Cycle 3 (Jan 2015): 5mg Letrozole/Ovidrel/TI - BFN

    WTF consult scheduled for 1/29

  • @mshandlebar‌, I'm a lurker here too and have been trying to find where to fit in and have settled on this board. My DH and I are in the same boat, Azoospermia for him, no ovulation for me, according to the dr. Mine should be easily remedied. I totally get the needing support from ladies even though my DH is awesome. Fingers crossed for your IUI! We find out the end of this month when we can start pursuing our own.
    Me: 24 | DH: 25
    Married: May 2013
    TTC: Since Sept. 2013
    Me: unusually short cycles, anovulation, possible tubal issue on right side
    DH: Azoospermia, likely not blockage, just doesn't produce any
  • Welcome! Sorry you're here...but glad to have you! :)

    Did your follies measure 13 and 17 the day of IUI? If so, that is small...only the 17 might be mature, but sizes in the 20s are better. If they measured 13 and 17 at monitoring before a trigger or before you waited a few days for a positive OPK, then the 17 should grow to a mature size. It's almost certain the 13 would not catch up because they are 4mm apart so the larger one will take over. But it sounds like you had a good response to Clomid, one nice mature follie works great for getting knocked up!! :)


    January 3T Siggy Challenge - New Year's Resolutions
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    Me (29), DH (30) TTC actively 54 55+ cycles | All BFNs
    MFI (low everything) | Endo Stage 1 & Stenotic Cervix (treated) | PCO
    Married - July 2008 | Started TTC - Jan 2009RE Visit #1 - Mar 2014 
    IUI #1 ICI #1 - June | IUI #1.1 Laparoscopy - Aug
    IUIs #1.2, 2, 3 - Sept, Oct, Nov (Letrozole) - BFNs 
    IUI #4 - Dec (Bravelle) | IUI #5 - Dec/Jan (Bravelle) - 5 follies + TI - BFNs
    IUI #5.1 - Jan (Bravelle) Cancelled 
    Planning to start IVF in March!
    ***All Welcome***
  • Welcome and good luck!!

    ***SIGGY WARNING***

    Me (26) & DH (26)
    Dog Momma to 2 amazing furbabies
    Started dating: May 6, 2005 & Married: August 4, 2012
    Diagnosis: PCOS


    September 2013 - January 2014: Not trying but not preventing
    February 2014:
    Officially TTC (BBT, OPKs, etc)
    February-August 2014: Irregular Cycles, U/S showed Fibroids/Cysts, Provera required to get AF, BFNs
    September & October 2014: Testing Months with Reproductive Endocrinologist!
    DH's SA: Normal (116.4 million sperm, 97% motility, 36% morphology) - WHO criteria
    DH's Repeat SA: Poss. Low Morph. (138 million sperm, 73% motility, 8% morphology) - Kruger criteria
    HSG and SIS: Normal (tubes clear)

    Medicated Cycle:
     5mg Letrozole + Trigger Injection + TI = BFP!!

    ESTIMATED DUE DATE: AUGUST 13, 2015

    Beta #1: 12/8 - 1,040 Beta #2: 12/10 - 2,902 Beta #3: 12/16 - 19,321
    Ultrasound #1: 12/12 (5 weeks 1 day) - Gestational sac and yolk sac present
    Ultrasound #2: 12/18 (6 weeks 0 days) - Measuring good, heart rate 99
    Ultrasound #3: 12/26 (7 weeks 1 day) - Measuring good, heart rate 150




  • @mshandlebar‌ thank you!! My RE does back to back iuis so the first one was yesterday and the second one is today. Hopefully this is it, but we'll see! Good luck to you!
  • Welcome, and GL on IUI #2!
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • I can't tell you how much just saying hi has helped already. I feel more hopeful than I have in awhile. I wish I had done this earlier!

    @Chartm05, when did you find out about the azoospermia? It was a complete shock when we found out (all that money wasted on birth control over the years! :) It took us a few months to move on. I hope you find out soon about starting IUI.

    @BunnyBerry, they were that size on at monitoring before the trigger. I triggered last night for an IUI on Friday morning. Its frustrating because my dr. said they were both great (which I knew wasn't really true for the small one). I feel like she sugar coats it or keeps me in the dark a bit.

    @Molly84, good luck today!
    ****SIGGY WARNING****

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    TTC since May 2013

    Me: 31, blocked tube
    DH: 35, azoospermia :(
    IUI #1 (50 mg Clomid, Ovidrel) on 9/7/2014: BFN
    IUI #2 (100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel) on 10/3/2014:
    BFN
    IUI #3 (100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel, Estradiol) on 11/1/2014: BFN
    First RE appt. on 11/11/2014
    November 2014: Benched due to cyst :(
    IUI #4 (5 mg Letrozole, Follistim, Ovidrel, Crinone) on 12/26/2014: BFP!!!
    Beta 1 (1/9/2015): 292     Beta 2 (1/12/2015): 843


    BunnyBerry
  • @mshandlebar, we found out 8/29 of this year.  It felt like a punch in the gut to me but DH is seems like he's doing just fine for the most part.  I was on BCPs for less than a year, but looking back it still seems silly, especially the few times that I forgot for a few nights so we used an alternate method, haha.  We have our follow up 10/31 and we'll see what happens at that.  I think the hardest part has been knowing we won't have a bio child that looks like him.
    Me: 24 | DH: 25
    Married: May 2013
    TTC: Since Sept. 2013
    Me: unusually short cycles, anovulation, possible tubal issue on right side
    DH: Azoospermia, likely not blockage, just doesn't produce any
  • @Chartm05, I hear ya. DH went through a rough time at first. He blamed himself thinking there was something in his crazy youth that had caused it. Now he jokes about how his genes aren't that hot anyways, and we try to focus on the whole nurture over nature thing.
    ****SIGGY WARNING****

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    TTC since May 2013

    Me: 31, blocked tube
    DH: 35, azoospermia :(
    IUI #1 (50 mg Clomid, Ovidrel) on 9/7/2014: BFN
    IUI #2 (100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel) on 10/3/2014:
    BFN
    IUI #3 (100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel, Estradiol) on 11/1/2014: BFN
    First RE appt. on 11/11/2014
    November 2014: Benched due to cyst :(
    IUI #4 (5 mg Letrozole, Follistim, Ovidrel, Crinone) on 12/26/2014: BFP!!!
    Beta 1 (1/9/2015): 292     Beta 2 (1/12/2015): 843


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