Hope everyone had a good weekend (as good as can be in our circumstances). I’m a 36 yo who went from being on the pill for 16 years in sweet ignorance to finding out I have endo, possibly adenomyosis, and Hashi’s (just got my TSH back down!) once I went off the pill and started trying.
Its been a rollercoaster few years of HSGs, surgery, meds and IUIs. Sure you can all relate.
I apologize that in my first post I have a somewhat urgent question. I’m headed in for my baseline tomorrow morning for my 5th IUI and need to decide between Chlomid and Follistim.
We’re waiting for insurance to cover IVF and trying IUI again in the meantime, so we have (sadly) somewhat low expectations. Follistim is $800 oop, so wondering if I should just do a Chlomid cycle. I already did 3 Chlomid IUI cycles. 1st resulted in a chem, the other 2 were BFNs. Last cycle tried Follistim and another BFN. There was no real difference in follicle size or number on Chlomid v. Follistim - only difference was my lining was about 13 on injects and 9 on Chlomid.
Would really appreciate any input. Don’t want to regret not going for injects, but also don’t want to throw good money after bad. Is the fact my lining was better enough of a reason to do injects?
Thanks so much for reading this and for any input. Regardless of if you answer I hope you have an OK week. This all is extremely trying in just about every way as you all know and I’m sending good energy to each of you, and wishes for moments of peace and joy this week, along with some things that bring your comfort (even momentarily).