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unexplained infertility :(

Beginning to become overwhelmed and saddened by this process. My husband I have been ttc for  1 year and 4 months. I have had every test possible and my husband as well and everything keeps coming up good. Took clomid for 5 days took a trigger shot then had IUI last monday. I am trying not to get my hopes up because we want a baby so badly. Everyone around me is pregnant or just had a baby and it is breaking my heart. My best friend is 14 weeks pregnant with twins and I am happy for her but jealous...not my normal self. The two week wait after iui is causing me anxiety :(

Re: unexplained infertility :(

  • I'm so sorry you are going through this but know you are not alone! It is very hard but this is a wonderful group of ladies! Most of us are doing IVF at this point. I hope all goes well for you and welcome!
    2013- 2 IVF cycles with PGD to prevent genetic disorder from being passed on. Both BFFN :(
    2/2014 pregnant!  EDD 10/17/2014

    All always welcome! :)
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  • Sorry that you're here. Infertility is such a difficult and lonely journey, but it doesn't have to be. The ladies here are super supportive and knowledgeable. Good luck with your IUi and I hope your stay is short and sweet.
    Me- 35 Dx endo; DH- 33 no probs.
    BFP#1 (totally a wonderful surprise)- 3/10/11. IUFD 6/25/11. 
    TTC since 8/2011.
    BFP#2- 11/1/11. EDD 7/6/12. Blighted ovum 12/1/11.

    New OBGYN 12/2012- CD3 labs, SA, HSG normal. 
    First RE appt 1/16/2013. Unexplained infertility. Lap planned. 

    12/2012- Clomid 50mg + TI= BFN 
    1/2013- Clomid 50mg + TI= BFN.

     Lap 2/11/2013- Removed endo. 

    3/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN
    4/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN
    5/2013- Clomid + IUI= BFN

    June 2013- Time for a new RE!

    July 2013- We're in Shared Risk! Love my new RE!
    August 2013- IVF#1- 14 R, 11F, transferred 1 perfect blast, 5 day 5 frosties= BFN.
    Sept 2013- Let's get ready for FET October 7th ish!< transfer 2 embies 10/11/13.......BFP 10/18/13!!!!/div>

    PAIF/SAIF and everyone is welcome. If I can make even one person's journey less painful, I will consider my experience here successful. Thank you to all for sharing their stories, the intimate details of their lives, their knowledge, and their hearts. I hope this experience changes me, always for the better.
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  • Sorry you're here and good luck in this journey! 
    TTC #1 since August 2011 w/ unexplained IF
    09/12-11/13: 3 TIs, 3 IUIs, ICSI/PGS IVF & 2 FETs
    08/14: Our little miracle has FINALLY arrived - 3 years after we started trying!
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  • I'm sorry you feel this way - I know where you are coming from.  It's been over 2 years TTC for us and we are also still unexplained.  Possibly the reason is due to thin lining, but you would think something would have worked by now.  Good luck with yoru 2WW.

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    TTC since 9/2011. DH - 32, me 32.

    IUI#1 (natural): BFN; IUI#2 (clomid): BFN; IUI#3 (clomid and follistim): BFN.

    IVF #1 March 2013, freeze all (OHSS).

    FET#1 June: BFN

    FET#2 August: delayed due to thin lining (6.3).  Took a few months off to try and thicken the lining with lots of estrodial.  FET#2.2 December: Cancelled due to thin lining (4.8). Two frosties left.

    *New RE* Sonohystrogram and hystereoscopy done in Feb.

    IVF #2: ER 3/4/14  ET 3/7/14, transferred 3, 3 day 9 cell perfect embryos.  No frosties.

    Beta #1 (14dp3dt) 504

    Beta #2 (21dp3dt) 11,561

    First ultrasound on 4/3/14 showed 3 sacs: one empty and two with beating hearts!!  At 7w2d, found out that one baby did not have a heartbeat anymore.  Praying that baby B makes it.  Baby B is a girl!

    EDD 11/25/14 BORN 11/29/14

    **PAIF/anyone welcomed to comment!!  Thank you.

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  • Good luck!

    TTC #1 we TTC almost 2 years and all tests were completely normal. We finally got lucky on our second IUI with DS.

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  • I have unexplained infertility as well.  It is very frustrating. I hope the IUI brings you success and you don't have to go any further with treatment. GL!

    TTC #1 since Feb. 2011/Me 30, DH 37


    Nov. 2012-IUI #1-Femara 2.5 mg, Ovidrel=BFN

    Jan. 2013-IUI #2-Femara 2.5 mg, Ovidrel, 1 follie=BFN

    Feb. 2013-IUI #3-Clomid 50 mg on CD5 only, 2 follies=BFN

    IVF#1 (4/13)-19 retrieved, 18 mature, 16 fertilized w/ ICSI=lucky #7 frosties

    ET cancelled due to OHSS

    FET #1 June 2013/transferred 2=Chemical

    FET #2 August 2013/transferred 2=Chemical

    FET #3 October 2013=BFN

    IVF#2 (2/14)-17 retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized w/ ICSI, 3 blasts, PGS= all 3 abnormal

    IVF#3 (5/14)-13 retrieved, 11 mature, 9 fertilized w/ ICSI, 2 blasts, PGS=both abnormal

    IVF#4 (8/14)-5-day transfer of 2 embies=BFP! (8/28/14) beta 99

    U/S #1 (6 wks, 2 days)=1 bean, U/S#2 (8 weeks, 2 days)=180 HB, U/S #3 (10 weeks)=measuring 10 wks, 2 days


  • Good luck to you- I hope you get your bfp soon.
    TTC since May 2012
    Me: 32 H: 31
    DX: MFI-Very Low Count, I have Hashimotos.
    IVF prep September 2013 cancelled due to Ovarian Cyst
    IVF #1 October 2013 Antagonistic Protocol with ICSI  ER 10/31/13 (18R 16M 11F- 6 blasts to freeze)
    ET delayed due to OHSS 
    FET scheduled for July 8. Delayed due to a crazy high TSH (it had been under control for YEARS!)
    FET #1 8/5/14 sET BFN 

    All welcome!
  • Lurker from 3TC here!  Have you checked out the Trouble Trying to Conceive board?  There you will mostly find women who are going through IUIs vs IVF.  Good luck on this current cycle!   
    Me: 34 | He: 40
    TTC since 08/2012
    DX: DOR

  • We are unexplained too.  Info in my siggy. Been at this for 2 years.  I hope you have better luck than me.  

    DX: Unexplained
    6 Failed IUIs (Clomid and Gonal F).  
    IVF #1 began August 2013- BC, 4 days of Estrace, stimmed with Gonal F and Menopur, Ganirelix, 9R 5M 5F, Medrol and Doxycycline, 5 day transfer of 2 early blastocysts- good quality, Progesterone, Estrace, and baby aspirin, BETA on 9/20 BFN,   IVF #2 began September 2013, stimming with Gonal F (higher dose) and Menopur, Ganirelix, 18R 14M 9F with ICSI, 5 day transfer of 2 BBs one was starting to hatch, 2 frosties: 1  BB and 1 AC, BETA on 10/21, BFN BETA was a 5- chemical 
    Getting some more testing and trying to figure out what the issue is before FET in December, started acupuncture on 11/10, RLP and some other BW nothing major to report except slightly high Prolactin. Prolactin was slightly high when I started with my RE and I already had an MRI which was Neg.  Endo biopsy=negative.  WTF is wrong with us???
    12/18/13 FET of 1 BB and 1 AC.  Hoping for a miracle.  Beta 12/26 Low BETA-8 2nd BETA 5- chemical
    After 3 failed transfers IDK where to go from here.  Still no real answers as to why this isn't working.  Getting a second opinion in February and looking into immune testing.  
    2/14- NEW RE- Immune testing showed a partial dq alpha match with DH- On prednisone and did intralipids prior to transfer.  3/14 Lupron, gonal f, menopur, HGH.  ER 15 mature all 15 fertilized!  5dt of an early blast grade 1 and an expanded blast grade 2.  BETA on 4/21.  1 grade 2 embryo frozen
    BETA #1 59 BETA #2 148 BETA #3 283 BETA #4 2,783! US at 6w2d shows 1 bean measuring right on track! HR 121.  US at 8w3d measuring on track HR 177. Released form my RE.  EDD 12/28

    All Welcome
  • I understand where you are coming from. We too are unexplained, which feels to me like the most frustrating. I mean, what exactly are we trying to treat? I feel like I would be less crazy about it if I knew there was a practical real reason behind our issues...a goal to work towards, something specific we are trying to fix.  We are continuing down the same path as before my m/c since it did actually work, and we are not open to doing IVF. 

    It is incredibly difficult watching everyone around you get KU. I want to be happy for them but in reality it hurts my heart!  Good luck with this cycle.

    TTC Since July 2011  34 years old Unexplained IF
    3 failed IUI's, 6/2013 - IUI #4 150mg clomid, BFP, 7 weeks heartbeat, M/C at 9 weeks

    IUI#5 (Oct) & 6 (Nov) 150mg clomid -BFN

    Last IUI on 12/7 and that's the end of the road...onto adoption if that is what is meant to be for us. 

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