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January 2019 IUI

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  • @LJMoon6 Its crazy how much of a difference there can be between nurses! I'm glad that everything ended up okay in the end!!!! My first IUI was super painful too, and the second was a BREEZE! 

    @ispi Yay! Glad it went away!!! 

    @bmaty0214 Good luck today!!!!! 

    AFM-
    Went for US today I had 2 big follicles on my left (26, 21) and Two small on my right (13,12) so hopefully one of them takes!

    The nurse was also telling me that I should move on to IVF if this one doesn't work. I told her my insurance needs 6 before I can and she told me that with a doctor recommendation to move on we might just be able to go ahead with it! She's going to call me today after she discusses it with a few other people. I would really like to move on. Two losses in a row is just awful and I'm hoping that IVF will fix that.


    LJMoon6
  • @sarahtothea it's interesting that you say that about your insurance because I asked that question to my clinic's financial advisor and she said she had never heard of insurance requiring a certain number of IUIs before going to IVF.
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @inthewoods23 Yeah I don't know, it's Cigna so I can't say I'm surprised lol! It's kind of a bummer! Honestly though, I'm just glad to have insurance that covers this stuff. The nurse was showing me the requirements today. If I was over 35 I would need 3. I'm hoping that they can override that requirement with a doctors recommendation! 
  • @sarahtothea that is a bummer! I know our I has some $10k maximum so once we're past that everything is out of pocket. And that's for the lifetime of the plan! So if we use it all up trying for #1, then #2 would be all OOP. Thankfully we have the money to pay it if we need to, but hopefully it doesn't get all used up in 1 go ☹️
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • ispiispi member
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    @dkv713 that’s good to hear! We did between 75-125 and minimal results, especially with the PCOS!
  • So the nurse called me back! We are going to move on to IVF if this round doesn't work! I really hope it does work because IVF is so intense... but I'm glad to be moving forward instead of having to keep doing IUIs that aren't working for me!
  • @sarahtothea that's good to hear! FX it works this month so IVF isn't needed!
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • Well I’m out and I knew it’s backpacks started yesterday. AF arriving soon. Will go for round 4! I’m super emo right now. This has me in a funk! 
  • IUI is Friday AM. Dr of course hopes it works this cycle but said with next IUI she wants to switch to letrozole and injections ?.  FX for all of us.  Hugs to those out this cycle. 😔

  • Introduction/DX: Hello ladies! Lurker/newbie here. I am 38 and DH is 42. Unexplained fertility with a small male issue

    IUI number: #1

    IUI protocol: Letorzole and trigger shot

    R/R (rant/rave): Had my first IUI last Thursday. Trying to remain positive since I have gotten to this point (multiple cyst removals last year) but anxious to find out. 

    How do you ladies distract yourselves while waiting? 

    31magnolia
  • I had my first IUI end of Nov 2018 and it felt like a long 2 week wait. I would come onto The Bump occasionally and lurk in the IUI threads. My doctor was very positive about it happening the first attempt too so I kind of built up my expectations a bit. It ended up being a negative and I skipped Dec because we went on holiday for a few weeks. Anyways back home now and on going for iui #2 this month. Hope some of us have success stories - happy new year and best wishes  <3
  • @nancinator, I know how you feel. Our RE told us we were “perfect candidates” for IUI and gave me so much hope it would work fast for us. Everything has looked perfect every cycle, but here we are on IUI cycle #6. First five were all BFN, but I’m hoping this one is finally the one that works given the fact that they almost cancelled due to too many mature follicles. Good luck to you!
    TTC #2 since January 2017
    April 2017: spontaneous pregnancy (m/c at 6 weeks)
    February 2018: full testing by RE
    DX: Still unexplained (first DX'd in January of 2015)

    May 2018-Sept 2018:
    4 failed IUIs, all with Follistim + trigger + ICI + IUI + progesterone
    1-3 mature follicles and 60m+ motile sperm every time

    Nov 2018: Hysteroscopy; minor endometriosis found on and removed from right tube
    Dec 2018: another failed IUI 

    Jan 2019: Follistim 175iu (8 days) + acupuncture
    IUI cycle almost cancelled due to risk of multiples
    Follicles: 21, 20, 16, 16, 15, 15, 14, 14, 14, 13, 13, 12, 12, 12, 11, and 11mm 24 hours before trigger
    ICI + IUI
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    Congrats LJMoon6, so exciting!

    I went back to RE today, 3 growing around 10 so far, I will continue with injections and return Thursday, hoping all three continue to grow! IUI hopefully fri/sat.

    LJMoon6
  • I guess I should have waited 30 min. They just called with beta results.  188 on 14dpo! I'm pretty happy with those numbers. I'll go back in on Wednesday for a repeat draw.
    I'm keeping my FX for everyone here!
    Me:29 DH:29
    Married: 8/2015
    TTC #1: 4/2017
    Testing: HSG, U/S, BW, and DH's SA all normal
    DX: Unexplained
    8/2018: Clomid + TI = BFN
    9/2018: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    11/2018: Clomid + IUI + Progesterone = BFN
    12/2018: Letrozole + IUI + Progesterone \\ Cancelled due to cyst
    1/2019: Letrozole + IUI + Progesterone = BFP! \\ EDD Sept 30th
    bmaty021431magnolia
  • Introduction/DX: I am 29, my husband is 32. We went straight to a fertility clinic after getting married - he was married 8 years prior, never had kids. Less than 90k count, due to (what we believe) an undescended teste that wasn't fixed until he was over a year old.

    IUI number: First time. IUI was on the 19th, hanging out in the tww. 

    IUI protocol: Letrozole 2.5mg 2x daily on the 3rd day of cycle. Ultrasound. Letrozole for 7 days, 2x daily 2.5mg. Ultrasound. Letrozole for 3 days, 2xdaily at 2.5mg with daily opks. Positive opk Friday the 18th in the evening, IUI on the 19th at 11am. 

    R/R (rant/rave): Worried that I missed my O window. Had irregular periods all my life, have no clue if I have a long or short surge window. Don't even know if I ovulate regularly. We ordered a trigger shot but was told not to use it since I got a positive opk and almost feel like its a mistake not to use it. 


  • @swazey2018 keeping my fingers crossed for you! I am with in the tww after my first IUI last week. 
    swazey2018
  • @herosdaughter I have my fingers crossed for you as well! Hopefully we both get bfps :)
    bmaty0214herosdaughter
  • @bmaty0214 Awww I'm so sorry!!!!! I feel for you! Definitely take some time for yourself, it's hard to not feel in a funk when you are disappointed!

    @LJMoon6 Whaaaatttt!!!!!!!! Congrats! Those are really good numbers, FX they double in a couple days!! Yayyyy!!!!!!

    @ispi Yayyy, hopefully they continue to grow!!!! ^^FX!!!!!

    @christis8 FX!!!!

    @herosdaughter Hello! Welcome! ^^ FX for you! During the TWW, I feel like the first week is pretty easy to get through for me... It's the second week that is unbearable! I just keep VERY busy! I do a lot of craft type things or drawing during the time to keep my mind off it, but of course my mind always go back to it! Good luck!

    @swazey2018 Welcome! FX for your IUI! Your doctors office will learn your cycle and get better and better with the timing!

    AFM:
    IUI was saturday! I started progesterone on Monday and I am not a fan! LOL I feel lucky that I haven't had any super bad side effects but they feel gross lolol

    I for whatever don't feel super invested in this cycle. I guess cause I'm going to IVF for the next cycle and feel like that is when I'll actually get a BFP that sticks? The odds just don't feel in my favor, not to be a debbie downer or anything lol


  • @sarahtothea FX for your IUI!

    I just had my midcycle US and the 1 follicle is already at 25mm so trigger tonight and IUI on Friday! 😁
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • @sarahtothea thanks! after downing half a bottle of wine and pampering myself with acupuncture and deep tissue massage over the weekend it helped me feel slightly better. FX that everything works out for you!!! 

    As for me, I went in this morning for my baseline US. They found a follicle and will let me know if it’s a cyst or active follicle this afternoon. Hoping it’s nothing serious and I can proceed. Not giving up just yet. 

    @inthewoods23 Best of luck to you with IUI #2! FX!!! 
  • FX to the rest of the new ladies that just joined in!!!  :)
  • @inthewoods23 YAYYYY!!!!!! That's awesome!!!!! FX for you too!! ^^
  • afox1029afox1029 member
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    edited January 23

    Introduction/DX: I'm 38 and DH is 36, married for going on 10 years and we weren't ever trying to prevent pregnancy and we have been actively for about 4 years. First with the help of OPK and timed intercourse. We finally called and RE last year and were able to get a consult in November.

    IUI number: 1

    IUI protocol: Provera for 5 days to start my cycle, Letrozole 5 mg cycle days 3-8 then had to restart Letrozole 3 days later because follicles weren't growing enough, Prednisone 5 mg tablet twice per day, baby aspirin, prenatal, Ovidrel trigger shot 01/18 with IUI on 01/19, Endometrin 100 mg insert twice a day starting 3 days after IUI

    R/R (rant/rave): I had small follicles at trigger so I am worried that they were not ready. I expressed my concerns to my DH but he thinks that since the RE did the procedure that there is nothing to worry about.

  • @sarahtothea - thanks for the welcome, good vibes and TWW advice. I am trying to stay busy and not focus on it. It is working cause I am moving and that occupies a lot of my time. 

    I hope that, in spite of your trepidation this cycle, you too get a bfp. 

    What kind of crafting are you into? Just curious 🙂
  • @afox1029 I hope that inspite is the small follicles things work out for you! 
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    Good luck @afox29! I went today for a check in, I had 6 still growing, and he thinks by the time I come back to trigger 3-4 should be at or above size. I will go back Saturday to remeasure,trigger and then IUI Sunday (DH birthday) and Monday. This is the first time doing back to back. This will be our last iui, then a break before IVF if it doesn’t work! 
  • How do you guys end up with so many follicles? Last month I had 2 until 1 became the dominate. This month there's only been 1. Am I just not as reactive to letrozole as others to develop multiple follicles?
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • ispiispi member
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    edited January 25
    @inthewoods23 I’m doing injections so the goal is for more, however the first two times I only had 1! With clomid and femera I would usually have 2, most at 3 and sometimes 1. I think femera is only supposed to create one dominate, which is why multiples are more rare then when on clomid. One strong one is good atleast it is working!!
  • @ispi ah yes, that makes sense!
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • IUI was good this morning! They guided the catheter by US because of the difficulties they had last time and I had no discomfort or cramping at all. It was great! Pretty much all the RNs and the RE were in the room for it haha.
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • arati1986arati1986 member
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    edited January 25

    Introduction/DX: DH and I are both 33 and TTC for 2 years (1 year on our own, 1 year with RE). Unexplained infertility

    IUI number: 6 (last one before moving on to IVF!)

    IUI protocol: letrozole days 3-7, then injectibles

    R/R (rant/rave): Just had my appointment today. I had one good size follicle on the right and the results of my bloodwork showed I'm surging, so IUI will be tomorrow! Trying to remain hopeful, but a little bummed that I only had 1 follicle this time (previous cycles all had 2). Either way we are just ready to get this last IUI cycle over with and move on to IVF!

    inthewoods23
  • @arati1986 you and I are close in timing! Mine was just this morning! GL to you!
    TTGP February Siggy Challenge: Animals in Love


    Me: 29 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16
    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, DH's SA shows 1% morph
    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/2019 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 TBD
  • GL to you @inthewoods23 and @arati1986 !! baby dust to us all! 
  • ispiispi member
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    Went in this morning for US and blood work. I had follicles measuring, 19,18,16,16,15 and a few 14s. When I met with my main dr on Thursday he said expect to trigger on Saturday, so he said I wouldn’t have to order more meds. Side note: my main doctor is a bit more aggressive and the covering doctor likes to “play it safe” per my dr. So the covering doctor today said he would want me to stim one more day and go back in tomorrow to check. I ran out of meds, so we decided to just trigger. I am now able to get in IUI tomorrow and Monday. If I waited one more day I would only be able to do one since my work schedule. Per my E2 levels (according to doctor) three were mature and the other were early mature. Now should I have waited and do one more day or would it not really matter? I know my main doctor would have triggered, and is this just the judgement of the playing safe doctor? Idk! I’m just venting. But on to the TWW after Monday ! :) 
  • GL @ispi

    I'm in week 2 of TWW.  Just that bloaty crampy feeling.  

  • ispiispi member
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    edited January 27
    We just finished IUI #1, we will be back tomorrow for #2. Final count was 5 eggs over 18, lining was 11.5 and and 92 million for SC. How is everyone doing in their TWW?
    31magnolia
  • Hi, I'm now in the Jan group. 

    Intro: I'm 43, SO is 46. Diagnosed with DOR (AMH = .25)

    IUI number: 2 (even though I was in the Nov. and Dec. group)

    IUI protocol: letrozole days 3-7 (7.5 mg/dy0, Follistim 8-10 (300, 150, 150);

    R/R (rant/rave): I'm saying this is #2, since Dec. didn't happen at all (no IUI or TI, as SO got sick). I think after this we're taking a break. My SO can't take the stress. I didn't even get to the 3rd day of injections because when I went in for CD 10 u/s  they told me I had 3 follicles (23, 20, 18). They told me just to go ahead and trigger that night. And moved my IUI from Wednesday to today. These are the largest follicles I've had yet (and with less medicine), so we'll see what happens. 

    LJMoon6
  • @ispi those are really good numbers!
  • ispiispi member
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    @31magnolia those look great!! 
    31magnolia
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