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August IUI

Hi guys! I didn't see an August iui board so I figured I would start one!

Let's introduce ourselves

Number of cycles : 2 (July 7, July 31)
Anticipated IUI: hopefully not another one! If I need a 3rd it will be last week of August 

Good luck to everyone this cycle!
tosh24tinjp78
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Re: August IUI

  • Number of cycles : 4th IUI...sticking with the femara but this time adding Gonal
                                   F as well.
    Anticipated IUI: Probably somewhere between Aug 25-28

    Hopefully August is a lucky month for us all!
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    tinjp78
  • Hi ladies, I'm back!

    Cycle #: 2 (first was in July)

    Anticipated IUI: Aug 13 - 14

    I'm ready for this cycle!  Have my U/S next Thursday on the 10th!  Next Wednesday is our 4th anniversary so I'm also exited about that!


    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child/loss mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET #1 - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
    August 2019 - FET #1 - Cancelled - No Trilaminar Lining
    September 2019 - FET #1 - Transfer 9/25 (1 day 5 embryo) - Chemical Pregnancy - 1st beta (9dp5dt): 110; 2nd beta (14dp5dt): 357; 3rd beta (16dp5dt): 188; 4th beta (23dp5dt): 7
    November 2019 - FET #2 - Transfer 11/6 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFN
    December 2019 - FET #3 - Transfer 12/11 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP! - 1st beta (8dp5dt): 102; 2nd beta (15dp5dt): 2636! Due 08/28/2020
    tinjp78
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  • Cycle #1.
    Anticipitated: August 28-30 
    Was supposed to have #1 in July but my ultrasound showed 5 mature follicles between 17-20mm so it got put on hold.  Clomid worked too well!! Lower does this time!!
  • Cycle #4

    IUI prob around 18th of Aug

    Tomorrow is cycle day 3 BW and US 

    Hoping Aug is our month
  • Hi everyone! This is technically our 2nd IUI. 1st was back in March. We had an incomplete cycle before that where we never did the insemination. Apparently I needed more Clomid to make my follicles bigger before they put me on the estrace to thicken my lining.

    Now I am on 7 full days of clomid plus trigger. We have our follicle check in two days on Aug 8th. IUI will likely be Aug 10th!

    Fingers crossed this time. I've been doing a lot of de-stressing activities like traveling for work less, eating better, walking, yoga everyday.... I'm hoping that helps this time. 
    TTC History in Spolier:
    Me: 32, DH: 33
    Diagnosis: Me: Unexplained. Him: 1% morphology pre-washed.
    IUI  - CANCELLED Jan IUI - 100 mg Clomid Days 3-7. Cancelled after Estrace stunted follicle growth. BFN 
    IUI #1 - Feb/March, 2017 IUI - IUI+7 days Clomid+HCG trigger shot. March 1st IUI. 3/15 BFN
    IUI # 2 - August, 2017 IUI -  7 days Clomid + HCG trigger shot. IUI on August 12. 8/26 BFN 
    *TW* November 1st, BFP. Ended in MC @ 6 w 3 days. 11/20/17. **Natural Cycle with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs. 
    IUI #3 Feb 24 2018, IUI + 7 days Clomid + HCG Trigger Shot. Feb 24 IUI. 3/12 BFN
    *TW* 5/10/18 BFP/MC. Natural Cycle. 1st Beta 232, 2nd 850. No Fetal pole seen on U/S, 5/30/18. Medicated MC on 6/23. 
    IVF #1, Stims begin on August 17th. ER, 8/28/18. 32 Eggs Retrieved, 18 mature, 18 Fertilized. 12 Day 5. 6 Blasts Tested Normal with CCS. 
    FET 1, 11/6/19. 1 Embryo Transferred. NEG BETA 11/15
    FET 2, 1/29. 1 Embryo to Transfer. +HPT 2/5. Beta 2/7 = 137, 2nd HCG = 317. MC at 6w4d. No fetal pole seen on U/S


  • I just had my first IUI on August 6th. I did Clomid 100 mg days 3-7 and ovidrel trigger. We've been trying to conceive for 5 years.
    puppyluv13
  • Does anyone else feel like the are 2-2WW? Lol. Since we couldn't do our iui last week, now we have to wait for af and start the vicious cycle again... I feel like my life is going by in 2 week increments now lol ugh...  I'm feeling good about August for all of us!  Fx for everyone
  • Hi everyone. I'm new to message boards and still trying to figure out how to post! I acvidently started a discussion. Oops!

    Anyways, starting IUI cycle #3 after getting AF this morning.

    I'll have BW and US on Thursday and should start follistim that night.

    Fingers crossed for a positive August cycle!
    puppyluv13
  • Hi everyone! I've been on a Bump hiatus for a little while, so I'm just getting back into the swing of things. And this looked like a great post to start with :)

    Cycle #5 >> IUI #3
    Anticipated IUI Date >> In about 2 weeks 

    Good luck to everyone this month!!!
    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

  • Hi everyone, I am in my first cycle, was doing IVF but got canceled due to only 2 follicles responding. I am triggering tonight and doing IUI on Thursday. I'm scared and nervous, which I'm sure everyone is at this time. 

    Good of luck to everyone, looking forward to following everyone's journey
    marfi236puppyluv13
  • IUI #2 is tomorrow!  I was not expecting to get a positive OPK today as it's CD 13 and I usually don't get them until CD 16 or 17.  I went in for my monitoring US today (the nurse misheard me when I called at the beginning of my cycle and thought I started Sunday rather than Saturday so she thought that she was scheduling on CD 12 rather than CD 13) and had a 23x21 mm folicle on the left and a 19x18 mm on the right (last month I had 11x11 mm and 14x14 mm on CD 12)!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child/loss mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET #1 - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
    August 2019 - FET #1 - Cancelled - No Trilaminar Lining
    September 2019 - FET #1 - Transfer 9/25 (1 day 5 embryo) - Chemical Pregnancy - 1st beta (9dp5dt): 110; 2nd beta (14dp5dt): 357; 3rd beta (16dp5dt): 188; 4th beta (23dp5dt): 7
    November 2019 - FET #2 - Transfer 11/6 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFN
    December 2019 - FET #3 - Transfer 12/11 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP! - 1st beta (8dp5dt): 102; 2nd beta (15dp5dt): 2636! Due 08/28/2020
  • Fingers crossed! I had my first iui today, im
    very uncomfortable tonight. We will be in this awful 2 week wait together 
    marfi236
  • @str14 I don't remember being uncomfortable last month (but maybe I'm just blocking it out) but I do remember being super tired.  I took a super long nap after mine last month!  Then again, maybe the time I was uncomfortable was while I was asleep and so I didn't notice it as much!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child/loss mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET #1 - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
    August 2019 - FET #1 - Cancelled - No Trilaminar Lining
    September 2019 - FET #1 - Transfer 9/25 (1 day 5 embryo) - Chemical Pregnancy - 1st beta (9dp5dt): 110; 2nd beta (14dp5dt): 357; 3rd beta (16dp5dt): 188; 4th beta (23dp5dt): 7
    November 2019 - FET #2 - Transfer 11/6 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFN
    December 2019 - FET #3 - Transfer 12/11 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP! - 1st beta (8dp5dt): 102; 2nd beta (15dp5dt): 2636! Due 08/28/2020
  • Hello all!

    Cycle: #2
    Anticipated: Aug 16th

    Here's hoping this is everyone's month!

    Me: 33 DH: 34

    TTC since 7/2015

    NMC 1/2/2017

    NMC 9/17/2017

    CP 11/13/2017

    NMC 4/5/2018

    BFP 5/31/18; EDD 2/9/2018

  • @marfi236 you have your beta today, don't you? Lots of prayers your way. 
    Im feeling better now, maybe I just needed some sleep! Now the waiting begins.....
  • @str14 I wish it was betas because that would mean the TWW is over!  I have my IUI in about a half hour!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child/loss mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET #1 - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
    August 2019 - FET #1 - Cancelled - No Trilaminar Lining
    September 2019 - FET #1 - Transfer 9/25 (1 day 5 embryo) - Chemical Pregnancy - 1st beta (9dp5dt): 110; 2nd beta (14dp5dt): 357; 3rd beta (16dp5dt): 188; 4th beta (23dp5dt): 7
    November 2019 - FET #2 - Transfer 11/6 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFN
    December 2019 - FET #3 - Transfer 12/11 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP! - 1st beta (8dp5dt): 102; 2nd beta (15dp5dt): 2636! Due 08/28/2020
    puppyluv13
  • meredithj123meredithj123 member
    edited August 2017
    @marfi236 good luck today! hoping this is your cycle!! 

    Well I'm officially in the August cycle now. First US should be Monday the 21, with IUI likely the 25. This is our last cycle so hoping it works!
    puppyluv13
  • Had US and BW yesterday for day 3. My uterine lining was thick (Which is normal for me since my periods are super long!). They also found a cyst on my left ovary which my nurse said is my follicle from last month that didn't fully ovulate. My estrogen levels were still high and I still had my ovidrel shot in my system from last cycle. I go for monitoring BW and US tomorrow morning. Hoping my cyst is gone and my levels are where they need to be so I can start my injections tomorrow!

    Good luck everyone!
    puppyluv13
  • Hi Everyone. Today we did our second IUI. Count was great at 37 million post-wash with 85% motility. They don't test for morphology before an IUI so not sure about that this time. The nurse had a super hard time locating my cervix and asked if my bladder was full, it wasn't. They didn't tell me to have a full bladder beforehand. Oh well. She found my cervix, inserted the catheter and bam, we're done. Three follicles this time. I am on estrace to thicken my lining and doing acupuncture which is really helping me relax. I'll test on August 26th. Let the two week wait begin!! 
    TTC History in Spolier:
    Me: 32, DH: 33
    Diagnosis: Me: Unexplained. Him: 1% morphology pre-washed.
    IUI  - CANCELLED Jan IUI - 100 mg Clomid Days 3-7. Cancelled after Estrace stunted follicle growth. BFN 
    IUI #1 - Feb/March, 2017 IUI - IUI+7 days Clomid+HCG trigger shot. March 1st IUI. 3/15 BFN
    IUI # 2 - August, 2017 IUI -  7 days Clomid + HCG trigger shot. IUI on August 12. 8/26 BFN 
    *TW* November 1st, BFP. Ended in MC @ 6 w 3 days. 11/20/17. **Natural Cycle with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs. 
    IUI #3 Feb 24 2018, IUI + 7 days Clomid + HCG Trigger Shot. Feb 24 IUI. 3/12 BFN
    *TW* 5/10/18 BFP/MC. Natural Cycle. 1st Beta 232, 2nd 850. No Fetal pole seen on U/S, 5/30/18. Medicated MC on 6/23. 
    IVF #1, Stims begin on August 17th. ER, 8/28/18. 32 Eggs Retrieved, 18 mature, 18 Fertilized. 12 Day 5. 6 Blasts Tested Normal with CCS. 
    FET 1, 11/6/19. 1 Embryo Transferred. NEG BETA 11/15
    FET 2, 1/29. 1 Embryo to Transfer. +HPT 2/5. Beta 2/7 = 137, 2nd HCG = 317. MC at 6w4d. No fetal pole seen on U/S


    puppyluv13mrsmeettherays
  • I am on CD 9 right now- 6th cycle of medicated cycles but will be 5th iui. Just started fsh injections last night and go for BW and US Wednesday. I am thinking iui will probably be end of this week, beginning of next.  



    puppyluv13manders85-2
  • Goodluck, @bpietronicco! Baby dust to you! 
    TTC History in Spolier:
    Me: 32, DH: 33
    Diagnosis: Me: Unexplained. Him: 1% morphology pre-washed.
    IUI  - CANCELLED Jan IUI - 100 mg Clomid Days 3-7. Cancelled after Estrace stunted follicle growth. BFN 
    IUI #1 - Feb/March, 2017 IUI - IUI+7 days Clomid+HCG trigger shot. March 1st IUI. 3/15 BFN
    IUI # 2 - August, 2017 IUI -  7 days Clomid + HCG trigger shot. IUI on August 12. 8/26 BFN 
    *TW* November 1st, BFP. Ended in MC @ 6 w 3 days. 11/20/17. **Natural Cycle with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs. 
    IUI #3 Feb 24 2018, IUI + 7 days Clomid + HCG Trigger Shot. Feb 24 IUI. 3/12 BFN
    *TW* 5/10/18 BFP/MC. Natural Cycle. 1st Beta 232, 2nd 850. No Fetal pole seen on U/S, 5/30/18. Medicated MC on 6/23. 
    IVF #1, Stims begin on August 17th. ER, 8/28/18. 32 Eggs Retrieved, 18 mature, 18 Fertilized. 12 Day 5. 6 Blasts Tested Normal with CCS. 
    FET 1, 11/6/19. 1 Embryo Transferred. NEG BETA 11/15
    FET 2, 1/29. 1 Embryo to Transfer. +HPT 2/5. Beta 2/7 = 137, 2nd HCG = 317. MC at 6w4d. No fetal pole seen on U/S


    bpietronicco
  • Started follistim on Saturday, but my ovaries are being stubborn this month and my follicles dont want to grow faster lol hoping for better news tomorrow morning at BW And US. Hoping to have 3rd IUI scheduled for the beginning of next week.

    Again, good luck to all :) 
  • I had my 2nd IUI this afternoon! (First was July 12.) I did 5 days of 100mg of Clomid on CD 4-8 and another 5 days of 150mg of Clomid on CD 11-15. I ended up with a 19mm follicle on the right and a 21mm and 13mm on the left. I've been on estrace since CD 4 this time around. I triggered last night and went in today for the IUI. DH had 120 million count post wash and such (doctor fist bumped him, he's obviously not the issue!) I'll start on progesterone in 2 days and go in for a blood test on August 29! Fx that it goes better this time!!
    manders85-2
  • @meredithj123  Cycle sisters! I also have my US on the 21st, and IUI will likely be around the 25th... 

    *tw* I had my baseline US yesterday and everything is a go... But they mentioned a slightly blocked tube, which is new to the mix. *sigh* They said it wasn't anything they would be concerned with at the moment since I got a BFP last month, so they think it should be fine but they are "watching it". We're skipping the Letrozole this time around and going straight for the Follistim. I'm staying hopeful this time around... FX it works!!! 

    bpietronicco @amanda0435 @husewife @manders85-2 @marfi236 @str14 GL to you!!!!!!!!! :)

    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

    bpietronicco
  • Had my follie check today I have a 2 20 and 18 I had a 15 and a 13 waiting for call prob trigger tonight and iui on Friday. This is my 4th one. The nurse who did my us said it took her 6 iuis and she ended up preg so it gave me a little hope. 

    Fx to everyone!!!
    puppyluv13manders85-2
  • Yay @Labluver2 that's sounds promising!  I have a 22 1/2 and a 17.  Right tube is blocked but only had little ones on that side.  Waiting for nurse to call but I am thinking the same! 
    GL to all!!



    puppyluv13Labluver2manders85-2
  • Hi Ladies. I never really wrote in the forums and then I had taken a Bump break but I'm back. 

    So I did my first insemination on August 14 (my birthday) so I'm hoping to have some birthday magic work in my favor. This 2WW is horrible though. 

    Good Luck Ladies! My fingers and toes are crossed for us all.
    puppyluv13manders85-2
  • @bpietronicco office called back I wasn't ready to ovulate and the Dr wants to give it one more day so back tomorrow for a recheck then prob trigger and IUI Sat. Or if I'm ready to ovulate then IUI friday. 
  • @Labluver2 I am triggering tonight- getting hcg levels checked tomorrow to make sure trigger worked (first iui I surged on my own when TW I got a bfp but ended in CP End TW and iui Friday morning.  This is my 5th so I want to make sure this trigger is working. Also, This time around they are going to wait for me to start progesterone so they can check my levels. 



    Labluver2puppyluv13manders85-2
  • I had iui on 8/10, started progesterone 8/12. Is it normal to feel progressively worse? Each day my boobs are more sore, I'm more nauseous and generally feeling like crap and it's seems like each day is worse. This is my first round btw! Thanks for any input
  • I had my second IUI (100mg clomid/ovidrel trigger) yesterday with 6 mature follicles (17, 18, 19, 21, 21, 22 or something like that) and our donor vial. First was 7/21 with 2 mature. Progesterone was 37.8 last round so we'll wait until next Friday to test again - works much better with my work schedule. I had really bad cramping last night from the Dr. having trouble finding his way "Oh it's really curved!" and "Are you sure your bladder is full?"<- I couldn't help but laugh and think of the song Knockin' on Heaven's Door. 

    Biggest concern now is the donor sperm - 14 million count but 30% motility this time and 35% the last round. This was the one stat we weren't really focused on during our search, hopefully it's not the holdout. We only purchased 2 vials and if this IUI doesn't work we will take a break to build up some more babymaking savings.
  • @MrsWhite518 @mrsmeettherays @husewife @manders85-2 @marfi236 @str14
    Good luck in your TWW ladies! FX for some great news!

    @str14 Yes, pretty common to feel progressively more symptoms from the progesterone during the TWW. For me, the first few days I feel relatively normal, but then the mild achiness in my ute starts, and then my boobs start to swell, and then they start to hurt (and depending on how many follies I had, sometimes they REALLY hurt), and let's not even get started on the moodiness. By the middle of the second week I'm totally cray cray



    AFM: CD 3 yesterday and I started my letrozole and Gonal F. My doc upped my letrozole to 5 mg and is only starting me off on 50 IU of Gonal F (first time on injects). I'm super worried about overstimulating and getting cancelled so FX for no more than 4-5 good follies. We're also adding in Orgalutran because I have short cycles and trigger by day 10 so hopefully we can get my eggs to mature a bit longer.  
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    mrsmeettherays
  • Went back for recheck my 20 follie is now 23 and my 18 is now a 20 so 2 good follies trigger tonight IUI Sat Morning then the awful TWW.

    Good luck everyone

    @bpietronicco good luck with your IUI tomorrow we will be a day apart.FX. I was talking to the nurse yesterday she told me she got preg her 6th iui so it can happen to give others a bit of hope. 
    bpietronicco
  • I don't remember being in this much pain last month after my first IUI! Yesterday, I barely got off the couch and used my dog as a heating pad. I've spent more time in a ball than I have since I was in utero. Tylenol isn't touching the pain. I'm just going to pretend that this is the same as working out and no pain, no gain applies!!! 

    [Yes, this was just a rant, but since we're not talking to our friends and family about the process (too difficult after last month when everyone was just as bummed as we were), you all get to hear about It! And y'all are more likely to understand!]
    mrsmeettherays
  • @husewife I'm on my 4th and I have noticed with each one it seems like I'm in more pain cramping and bloating. Hope it goes away soon so your comfortable. 
  • str14 said:
    I had iui on 8/10, started progesterone 8/12. Is it normal to feel progressively worse? Each day my boobs are more sore, I'm more nauseous and generally feeling like crap and it's seems like each day is worse. This is my first round btw! Thanks for any input
    Progesterone kicks my butt too... For me, it's the boob swelling, tiredness, bloating, and mood swings that are the worst. My advice - the heating pad, Tylenol, and Netflix are your friends lol. Oh, and ice cream. Ice cream makes everything better. ;) Hang in there!
    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

  • Thank you @tosh24 & @puppyluv13 I'm reading how many ladies do this over and over, as much as I want another child, I don't know if I can do this again if this doesn't work. I feel horrible and I'm so sad, trying to be grateful for the opportunity and insurance but this is a lot! I feel like this is the focus of my entire life and everything else is on hold. Is this normal? How do you cope?
    tosh24
  • Number of cycles : this is #2 
    Anticipated IUI: last cycle it was on CD 14 which would be August 23rd

    We did have to decrease my letrozole dose to 5mg this month - was on 7.5 mg and 2 days before IUI had 8 follicles (19, 17, 17, 16, 16, 15, 13, 13) apparently number doesn't matter because here we are again. Trying to stress less and stay more positive. 

    Good luck everyone!
    Me: 27 DH:29
    Married: August 2014
    TTC#1 since September 2015
    July 2016 - m/c at 7 weeks (blighted ovum)
    November 2016 - m/c at 10 weeks (Turner syndrome)
    May 2017 - m/c at 5 weeks (chemical pregnancy)
    July 2017 - femara 7.5mg days 3-7 + ovidrel + IUI  - BFN
  • @Labluver2 Thank you! It's definitely subsiding some today. Good luck on Saturday and with your TWW.
    Labluver2
  • @str14 I am right there with you. I don't have any advice because I am experiencing the exact same thing. My SO and I have decided that we'll be trying 3 times in a row and then taking a break (going on a road trip and not going to think about it...as little as we can at least) and concentrate on enjoying our relationship for a little bit. Because it feels like for the last 19 months everything has been about trying to get pregnant. It's exhausting! Good luck
    manders85-2
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