** Starting this for December
Hi all - I hope it’s okay for me to intro within this thread rather than create a separate post.
Introduction/DX: I’ve been very active in the TTGP forum, but thought I would also participate over here. I’ve been married for 4 years, and we have 2 chihuahuas together. I work in the Privacy field on the east coast.
After thinking the issue was on my end with later O and a short LP and getting diagnostic work done, we found out MH had some issues on his side. MH has low morphology & his first SA showed missing or small acrosomes. I also have low Progesterone in my LP. RE wants us to give IUI a try 2-3 times max and then do another SA to see if we need to move on.
IUI number: 1
IUI protocol: baseline b/w tomorrow (CD2), Letrozol pills CD3-7, saline tubal profusion CD9, post-coitus exam, b/w, ultrasound for lining check & follicle check CD12, and then...unsure of when IUI happens and if any “trigger” will be used. I do know I will take progesterone post-IUI.
Excited to “meet” others in the Dec IUI group!
@chichiphin welcome! I will be going on to my 7th IUI (we did clomid for 6 months, 4 with IUI due to bad CM) and then did two rounds of injections with IUI. We both wanted to take a break in December from the high cost of injections and the holiday season, so I am starting Femera today 7.5 for five days and then adding in injections, just because I have some left over from last month. I never did femera either. My RE thinks we will most likely have to move onto IVF, just because my PCOS and very very high AMH (42). But we will continue with IUI for a few months. IUI is completely covered, but IVF is not, so we figured there is no harm in waiting a bit before funding that process.
@melcab7 good luck this month with trying femera!
Introduction/DX: unexplained fertility. I'm very active on the TTGP board! If only I were talking about physical activity
IUI number: #1
IUI protocol: I'm jumping the gun a little bit here since CD1 for me is still a week or so away. 15 cycles of BFNs doesn't make me hopeful that by some miracle we will have conceived naturally this last time. Anyway, after blood work and U/S I'll be taking letrozole, then IUI, then progesterone. If my apps (I use both FF and Flo) are correct, the IUI should be right around Christmas. Oh, and my RE recommended vitamin D for DH and I and to keep up on a prenatal.
I look forward to getting to know everyone!
@bmaty2014 good luck!
@inthewoods3 no updates yet, I am projecting that I will be ready for an IUI next week. My DH is travelling the 18th & 19th, so the RE is trying to work around it. Tomorrow will be my last day of Femera, then I will begin the injections of Gonal with f/up Thursday.
How is everyone else doing? How are the meds going? Any side effects?
Introduction/DX: My husband and I have been married 7 1/2 years and trying to conceive our 1st for about 3 1/2 years now. I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago.
IUI number: 3 (hoping it really is the charm)
IUI protocol: Previous IUIs I was doing letrazol, Ovidrel shot, progesterone. But this month I actually surged on my own and didn't have to do the shot! IUI was Saturday because my u/s scan on Friday showed 2 follies on the left size (17mm and 24mm respectively) Now I'm in the dreaded 2 week wait and trying not to over-analyse everything. (I say that every cycle) My blood test is scheduled for 12/14.
Good luck to all!
Introduction/DX: LP Defect. I participate in the TTGP board alot. MH and I have been together for 6 years and married for almost 3. We have been TTC our first for over a year. We have 1 kitty who is my obsession (:
IUI number: 4 (today! 7.2 mil sperm with only 3% morphology.. not looking good and I'm sure this cycle won't work
IUI protocol: 7.5mg femara CD5-9, trigger shot, progesterone suppositories begin 3dpo