Me: 40, DH: 35 / Married: 2009; TTC #1: 2013
2013 - 2015: 5 pregnancies —> 5 miscarriages
TTCAL with RE (RPL specialist): February 2016
2016: 3 medicated TI cycles —> 3 medicated IUI cycles: All BFN
Donor Egg IVF Transfer: May 1, 2017
May 11, 2017: BFP!! Beta #1: 449.1, Beta #2: 844, Beta #3: 1714
EDD: 1/17/18, it's a GIRL! E. L. A. born 12/7/2017
This will be my 3rd IUI. I’m doing something a little different this
time to help produce more follies…I’m doing 2 pills of Femara for 5 days then adding
Gonal-f on the 4th day of
Femara. I normally just take Femara for
5 days then have an u/s then do Gonal-f for a few days then another u/s and so
on. Hopefully this speeds things up a
bit. Every day counts. LOL!
GTKY: We met at work. Lame, I know. But he’s the love of my life.
@madasm0530 Thanks for starting this thread! I’m so, so sorry you are benched this
session. That sucks so bad! L
@kdanjoy @soontobeshrader I was nervous about my first IUI
but it’s so simple. I think the
acupuncture is a great idea! I used to
it and it worked! How often do you go?
@sasha29 Letrozole is supposed to be much better for a thick
uterine lining. Were you able to get any
sleep? I took Clomid for 3 cycles and it
never did anything for me. I’ve been on
Letrozole for a while and it works pretty well but I’ve had to add Gonal-f the
last 3 cycles. Good luck with your IUI
@isthisthereallife Hello again! Where are you at with this cycle? Thanks for creating the tracker!
@mrsdrwombat That’s so frustrating when the follies don’t
cooperate. Has your doctor mentioned
adding injectables to the Letrozole?
That’s what I had to do. I hope
your IUI went well this morning!
@skysong113 Those are good follies! FX for a BFP!
@BecauseLove That’s so frustrating! I hope they respond. I bet they do!
@liahay That’s stressful to have to work on a deadline like
that…that i’s the last one they will cover.
I get so angry that fertility treatments aren’t covered by my
insurance. It’s not right.
@ReesaAnne16 So happy for you! I really feel like this cycle is The One for
@fivetimesnoluck Welcome back! I remember you from another board. I’m so sorry for all of your losses and maybe
the break will make this cycle the one for you!
I love your GTKY!
luck! The pineapple can’t hurt,
@fivetimesnoluck Welcome back and really hoping this is your month for a healthy sticky bean!!
@mrsdrwombat @ReesaAnne16 @Jah87 Congrats on your IUIs hoping ur tww goes go by quickly! just keep talking to your beans and thanking your body for producing healthy mature follies!!
@Bai-by2016 sorry to see august didn't work out for you, heres hoping this is your month! How much gonalf does ur dr prescribe? just finished first round of stems and wondering if my re was really aggressive enough.
liahay this process is stressful and insurance is so hard, I hear ya! hoping this is ur month! and I had ice cream for dinner
@becauselove since OH was with his sick child I was flying solo and watched lots of youtube to make sure I got it right. FIrst time I did the gonalf pen it malfunctioned and I didn't realize it till the next day that I stuck myself without the meds going in unfortunately now I got it down pat. Its really not fun and way stressful, I pretty much was at the dr 7 days in a row with a day off in the beginning and end. Just not fun and the menupar just burns after day 2/3 for me so that shot I hated. I did poke myself 5x one night soooo definitely not easy. Taking the clomid and one shot at the end is certainly easier!! I know I sound like a whiner. I"m just frustrated that I went through all this BS and didn't get to go through it. No pain no gain, but this was just pain. Hoping to start another round when AF starts next week so we shall see. @lady_grey thanks i'm trying. My black and blues are finally healing, disappointed I went through it and have no hope for the 2ww that's what truly hurts the most. hoping I can start again and get more mature follies this round!
I'm with all you ladies nervous doing an IUI but relax and hopefully you don't have to move on to IVF. And if you do its not the end of the world just a lil scarier, I've been terrified and will continue to be through the process. IUI still feels more natural.
good luck ladies!!!
I always struggle with being realistic. I always try to be positive but then I’m
so devastated when I get a BFN.
so annoying that they just left you to sit there! I just set a timer for 10 minutes then leave
after it goes off.
Your DH sounds so cute! I love that he’s
excited. I wish my hubby was like that
but he’s not overly emotional about stuff in general (like I am). It’s funny how non-eventful the IUI is. It’s less invasive and time-consuming that a
pap test. I love that he wanted to be there.
I think that’s important to share in the experience today. It’s funny to think you can conceive a child
without even being in the same room.
LOL! Just because this is your
first IUI doesn’t mean it won’t work. We
got pregnant on our first try. (It ended
in a loss – had nothing to do with the IUI - but it still worked!) I understand being cautiously optimistic
though. It’s hard to balance so you don’t
end up heartbroken because you convinced yourself you were pregnant. I have high hopes for you!
Thank you so much! I used to Femara for
5 days then a follie check then add Gonal-f and take that for 3 or 4 days then
another follie check then trigger and IUI.
This time, he’s stacking the medication.
How much did your doctor have you do?
SIDE NOTE: I got pregnant on my first IUI (it ended in a
loss) with 3 follies. I only had 1 good
follie for the second IUI and a ton more sperm (my DH has great sperm) so I
think the number of follies is key for me.
So that’s what we’re focusing on this round.
@kdanjou I loved
acupuncture. I fell asleep every
time. And I felt kind of tingly
afterward. I really think it’s awesome that
you’re doing it. I really think it’ll help
you get that BFP! I am thinking about going
back to it. It’s just hard because I had
to go every week which cost me $320 per month and it was about an hour from my
house so it’s hard to get off work to go each week with all of my other doctor’s
appointments that I have for follie checks and stuff like that. I don’t mean to sound whiney; I’d be happy to
pay the money if I knew it was going to get me a BFP, but there are no
guarantees. We already spend so much
money out of pocket (about $1,000 per month) that it’s hard for me to even approach
my husband about it because he thinks it’s crap. LOL!
Welcome @jayandaplus !Question for all you ladies who have had trigger injections; were you sore afterward? I took mine on wednesday, about 2 inches below and to the right of my belly button. BUT today, I am very sore in the tissue just above the left side of my belly button. I'm assuming it's some referred pain or inflammation from the injection, but it's in a completely different spot from where I injected it. I'll call the nurse if it get's worse, just curious if anyone else is sore from theirs
hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your labor day weekend. I just had a question about clomid: does it make you feel kind of slow cognitively and foggy? I feel like it's hard to concentrate and I keep forgetting things. I'm wondering what is wrong with me and it must be the clomid!!! I'm just not at the top of my game. I have been feeling a bit depressed lately too so that could be part of it. Infertility sucks!
@jayandaplus welcome to the community and congrats on your first IUI! I hope the TWW goes by quickly for you.
@mrsdrwombat congrats on your first IUI too! What are your plans to keep busy the next 2 weeks?
*snip*Question: Has anyone else gotten the chills during the TWW? I had really bad chills this weekend, with no fever. I was covered in goosebumps and shivering cold several times each day. It was the strangest thing....