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  • Sorry about your BFN @Drove2u. FX that this is your cycle!!!

    Had my baseline this morning. Seems I developed a cyst on one of my ovaries. Will find out when my blood results come back later today whether the cyst is producing estrogen. If so, I'll have to skip this cycle. Ugh.

    The good news is that DH is being much less doomsdayish about this whole thing, and much more willing to keep an open mind. He said he'd come with me to a consultation with our RE to discuss our options if this next IUI doesn't work. So at least I'm feeling less like this is our very last chance, that maybe he'd be open to a more aggressive approach if he understands it better.... and that alone helps. :)
    Me: 43, DH: 41
    DS b. 7/4/2011 via c/s
    TTC #2 since 1/2015
    8/2015 - "unexplained IF", started Levothyroxine
    9/27/15 - IUI #1 (unmedicated) - BFN
    10/26/15 - IUI #2 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
    11/21/15 - IUI #3 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
    12/18/15 - IUI #4 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN

    ZoeFer
  • Yay!! AF came today. Just a day after my beta. Baseline on Friday.
    @ErikaMG see what'd I tell you? ;-)
    vnegron87
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  • @kh87 How are you feeling today?

    I have an appointment Saturday to see how I responded to the Letrozole. I still feel completely normal. I was expecting dull aches from growing follicles. Nothing.
    Me {32} DH {34}
    Married 05/2014

    PCOS baby due October 09, 2016
    Beta #1: 22.5
    Beta #2: 74

  • Totally broke down during my baseline today. Ha! But I'm just fed up.
    But I had 18 eggs so hopefully some mature. Going for a hysteroscopy Tuesday now.
  • @Drove2u I am sorry for the break down, was everything okay with the baseline ? Why do you need to have the hysteroscopy ? I hope you are feeling better now and get good results with your test. We were at the Dr office yesterday and we had such a long conversation about all the options that we could take from now on . And I just started to laugh at a point, I could not stop. I know I looked so weird but everything sounded so crazy and meaningless. At the end , we will try 2 more IUI s with letrozole after my AF. Probably towards the end of December.
     
    GL to all the ladies here with their IUI cycles this month.

  • Yes everything went great with the baseline. Hysteroscopy is a just in case. Just to see if anything is wrong with my uterus. The re doesn't suspect anything wrong but he just wants to make sure. I'm happy to get it done to at least rule out some things. No PCOS here or anything else wrong so no idea why I can't get pregnant.
  • I'm getting a little discouraged :/ This is our 5th iui, the previous 4 did not work even though hubby's levels are through the roof! Post wash was 76 million and above average on morphology and motility. I'm on 10mg of Femara days 3-5 and my progesterone levels are just over 10. How many iui's have you all tried before you went to the next step?
  • Ladies, i know this is out of left field but i am on a crowded bus and am having the worst hot flash ever!! My bus buddy confirmed that its only me because shes freezing...FML i hate Clomid!

    Thanks, I'm done with my rant :-D
    ME: 28  Wife: 28
    Together since June 2005 - Married May 2015 - TTC since July 2015
    Dx: PCOS and Donor Sperm

    **Trigger Warning**
    08/2015 at home IUI = BFN
    IUI #1 - 11/2015 - 50MG Clomid + 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #2 - 12/2015 - 100MG Clomid + 150MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFP (Miscarried @ 13w3d)
    IUI #3 - 07/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #4 - 08/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = ???

  • @Drove2u its great that your baseline looks good, now you can start this cycle and hopefully it'll be the last one for you. FX
    ME: 28  Wife: 28
    Together since June 2005 - Married May 2015 - TTC since July 2015
    Dx: PCOS and Donor Sperm

    **Trigger Warning**
    08/2015 at home IUI = BFN
    IUI #1 - 11/2015 - 50MG Clomid + 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #2 - 12/2015 - 100MG Clomid + 150MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFP (Miscarried @ 13w3d)
    IUI #3 - 07/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #4 - 08/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = ???

  • @vnegron87 just know that once you stop taking it it'll go away. I had some of that too on clomid. Now on letrazole and no side effects.
    Yes hopefully this will be the last cycle. Have to get through a hysteroscopy first. Starting letrazole tomorrow.
  • @Drove2u I'm still new at this. How do you know how many eggs you had? My RE only tells me the follicles.

    That being said, I went for my mid-cycle u/s and my numbers improved from last time. One follicle was 21 and the other was 25 plus my E2 was higher. I trigger tonight and go Monday for my IUI.
  • I trigger tomorrow because my two follicles are 17.9 and 15.6.  My IUI is scheduled for Tuesday. They aren't the best numbers but I'm not going to beat myself up about it. 

    Good luck Monday @amandaleigh2181


    Me {32} DH {34}
    Married 05/2014

    PCOS baby due October 09, 2016
    Beta #1: 22.5
    Beta #2: 74

    amandaleigh2181
  • @GWest13 I'm doing my fourth IUI this month. If it doesn't work, we're going to move to ivf. I would've started ivf after three, but I'm waiting for new insurance to kick in in the new year.
  • @amandaleigh2181 normally he doesn't tell me each time I go. But since I had my little breakdown in the office he sat me down and went over all my numbers. And said on average in producing 18-20 eggs each month.
  • Hello ladies. I am going to jump in on this board. I had my last IUI at the end of Nov and officially have my BFN. Hoping AF shows in the next couple days so we can get going!
    FX to everyone here that this is your month!
    Me: 29 DH: 44
    DX: PCOS
    IUI #1, Nov 2016 - BFN
    IUI #2, Jan 2017 - BFN
    IVF #1, Feb 2017 - 22 eggs retrieved, 18 fertilized, 14 Day-5 blasts to freeze
    FET #1, Feb 2018 - 
  • GL to those of you doing IUIs this month.  We are taking December off and doing our next IUI in January, but I'll be following this thread in hopes of seeing some BFPs.  FX for you all!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    roxgibbons
  • On my second day of letrazole today. Going For hysteroscopy on Tuesday.
  • I am also taking this month off to do some additional tests and will hopefully resume in January with another IUI. Good luck to you all this month!!

     ****TW: Pregnancy, loss and children mentioned****
    Me (39) DH (40) 
    From my first marriage DD: 03/04 CP:01/06 DS:12/06 
    DH- no kids
    ******************
    TTC: since 2/15, RE Consult 9/15
    IUI #1 10/15: Letrozole = BFN 
    IUI #2 11/15: Letrozole + trigger = BFN
    1/08/16: Surprise- BFP!!  2/16/16: MMC @10w 2days,  D&C: 2/17/16
    TTCAL: May 2016
    IUI #3 5/27/16: Letrozole+trigger=BFN
    IUI #4 06/24/16: 7.5mg Letrozole+trigger= BFN
    IUI#5 08/24/16 Menopur+trigger = BFN
    IUI #6 09/19/16 5 mg Letrozole +Menopur + Trigger= BFN
    **10/2016: No more medicated cycles, TTCAL on our own**
    12/03/16: BFP!! EDD: 08/12/17 It's a girl!! 
    Eleni was born on 8/14/17!!
    wifeinraleigh28
  • @kh87 I go in to get follies checked on the 18th too! And @Drove2u looks like you won't be but a few days behind! I'm glad to have a few others in my 2ww over the holidays. This will be my 3rd iui using letrazol and ovidrel. No one is sure why we can't get pregnant... DH is normal and although I was told my AMH level was low last year no one has suggested further testing.
    I hope this is our month ladies!! Fx to everyone
  • @ vnegron87 I didn't have the hot flashes with clomid but it gave me the worst headaches ever!!! I'm on femara now with no real side effects.

    @GWest13 hang in there! I've wondered this same thing... I'm not sure how many more "tries" we will have with iui before my RE wants to do ivf. Is it an option for you? I've heard it's very expensive and both myself and DH are self employed so our insurance won't cover it. I hope #5 is your lucky number!
  • Had my follies checked this morning and have one 12. Was hoping for more than one but I'll take it! Continuing Follistim for the next three days and going back Thursday 12/17 to see what's going on.

    FX for everyone!
  • Has anyone gone back to work after their IUI?

    My IUI is two days before a two week vacation so unfortunately I will be returning to work for 3 hours.

    Me {32} DH {34}
    Married 05/2014

    PCOS baby due October 09, 2016
    Beta #1: 22.5
    Beta #2: 74

  • @PCOSbaby I have gone back to work. It really is a quick and painless procedure. You should be just fine. I had some minor cramping, but nothing too terrible.
    Me 31 DH 33
    Married 9/2012 

    TTC #2 starting 9/2019

    TTC #1 since 2/2015
    Diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility 9/2015
    IUIs #1-#5: 9/2015-2/2016 all BFNs
    Moving to IVF with ICSI and PGS 5/2016-6/2016  Just kidding, BFP 4/4/16!
    Spencer Elliott born 12/7/16


  • I go back to work after mine too. Really no big deal.
    Me: 43, DH: 41
    DS b. 7/4/2011 via c/s
    TTC #2 since 1/2015
    8/2015 - "unexplained IF", started Levothyroxine
    9/27/15 - IUI #1 (unmedicated) - BFN
    10/26/15 - IUI #2 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
    11/21/15 - IUI #3 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN
    12/18/15 - IUI #4 (100mg Clomid + Ovidrel) - BFN

  • @AS33 my side effects keep getting worse as time progresses. I've done double Clomid cycles this month and last month increasing dosage everytime. Struggling with nausea today. Have follicle scan tomorrow and hopefuly we could trigger.

    @PCOSbaby I've had my IUI on days off so haven't had to go into work after. But i agree with the ladies, just some minor craming afterward.
    ME: 28  Wife: 28
    Together since June 2005 - Married May 2015 - TTC since July 2015
    Dx: PCOS and Donor Sperm

    **Trigger Warning**
    08/2015 at home IUI = BFN
    IUI #1 - 11/2015 - 50MG Clomid + 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #2 - 12/2015 - 100MG Clomid + 150MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFP (Miscarried @ 13w3d)
    IUI #3 - 07/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #4 - 08/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = ???

  • Thanks ladies! I have been worrying myself about this since CD1.
    Me {32} DH {34}
    Married 05/2014

    PCOS baby due October 09, 2016
    Beta #1: 22.5
    Beta #2: 74

  • @PCOSbaby - You should be just fine going back to work after.  Just don't do any new exercises that your body isn't already used to doing that day :)  The only thing I really felt after my IUI was a heavy feeling in my gut for a few days, but nothing major. Good luck!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
  • Hi!! We had our first IUI on 12/4, we are now waiting the tww..... It is taking forever, time is dragging, I cannot concentrate at work, I keep getting side tracked with baby thought....needless to say I am a hot mess!

    @kh87 I took femara for 5 days and I also had so dizziness, however it wasn't too bad mostly when I got up quickly or if I felt overheated. I also have PCOS but do not have any blood pressure issues.

    I wish everyone lots and lots of baby luck this month!!
  • @PCOSbaby- I go back to work right after as well. In fact last month I had a seminar and I ducked out for an hour did the IUI and came back to it. My RE just suggests no exercise the day of the IUI after the procedure  but can resume the next day.
     ****TW: Pregnancy, loss and children mentioned****
    Me (39) DH (40) 
    From my first marriage DD: 03/04 CP:01/06 DS:12/06 
    DH- no kids
    ******************
    TTC: since 2/15, RE Consult 9/15
    IUI #1 10/15: Letrozole = BFN 
    IUI #2 11/15: Letrozole + trigger = BFN
    1/08/16: Surprise- BFP!!  2/16/16: MMC @10w 2days,  D&C: 2/17/16
    TTCAL: May 2016
    IUI #3 5/27/16: Letrozole+trigger=BFN
    IUI #4 06/24/16: 7.5mg Letrozole+trigger= BFN
    IUI#5 08/24/16 Menopur+trigger = BFN
    IUI #6 09/19/16 5 mg Letrozole +Menopur + Trigger= BFN
    **10/2016: No more medicated cycles, TTCAL on our own**
    12/03/16: BFP!! EDD: 08/12/17 It's a girl!! 
    Eleni was born on 8/14/17!!
  • I officially joined those of you in the 2ww today.  My IUI was easier than last time, I didn't feel a thing.  At least if I have to keep going through treatments, I know what to expect and it isn't awful.
    ZoeFervnegron87
  • vnegron87vnegron87
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    edited December 2015
    Today's u/s showed a 19 on the right and 17 on the left.  Will trigger tonight and IUI tomorrow and Thursday.  Here's to the TWW!  GL and FX for everyone else who is in it with me or soon to be!

    Doc said that if this cycle doesn't work we can start 150 Clomid or letrozole is an option too.  I'm pushing for letrozole because even though I have PCOS and i've had follicles growing (very slowly) I also have been relatively regular lately (33-35 day cycles prior to meds) so I'm not sure if Clomid really is helping or if its just my nature cycle maturing the follies.  What are your thoughts?

    Edited b/c prematurely posted before finishing my thoughts lol.
    ME: 28  Wife: 28
    Together since June 2005 - Married May 2015 - TTC since July 2015
    Dx: PCOS and Donor Sperm

    **Trigger Warning**
    08/2015 at home IUI = BFN
    IUI #1 - 11/2015 - 50MG Clomid + 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #2 - 12/2015 - 100MG Clomid + 150MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFP (Miscarried @ 13w3d)
    IUI #3 - 07/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #4 - 08/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = ???

    ZoeFer
  • @vnegron87 It is great that you have two follies growing ! I do not have any concrete thoughts on clomid-letrozole issue, but you might try letrozole if you are having bad side effects with clomid. My RE thinks that letrozole workes better with PCOS patients. But on the other hand, if a medication works they do not want to switch I think. I hope that this is your cycle and you will not need to worry about any of this ! I will start my new medicated cycle in January but I am checking here to see how you guys are doing :) I love this forum better than my FB for sure :D

    vnegron87
  • Femara worked for me, and if you're willing, the injectables worked too. Ask your doctor about dexamethasone. It can help people have a better response to Clomid. It's a light steroid that lowers androgens. I started taking it this past month, and i've gotten good results. Good luck! 
    *BFP and Loss Warning*

    Married 10/01/11 to my partner in crime
    TTC #1 since 01/15 
    Me: PCOS 
    3 cycles of Clomid + TI - BFN
    IUI #1 Femara + Ovidrel - BFP!!!
    MC 07/15
    IUI #2-4 Femara + Ovidrel +Crinone - BFFN >:(
    IUI #5-6 Follistim + Ovidrel + Crinone - BFFN!
      IUI #7 Follistim + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + Prometrium + Baby Aspirin - BFP! PLEASE STICK!!!
    1/25 Beta #1: 389, #2: 940! IT'S TWINS! 
    TEAM DOUBLE PINK!!!! <3
                               
      
                                     
                               
                                                      
      Pregnancy Ticker
    vnegron87
  • @RipleyLV426 I just started dexamethasone and I'm hoping for good results. How long were you on it before your BFP?

    @vnegron87 Those are great numbers!

    I'm officially in the tww club! IUI was smooth sailing...with a full bladder!
    Me {32} DH {34}
    Married 05/2014

    PCOS baby due October 09, 2016
    Beta #1: 22.5
    Beta #2: 74

    vnegron87ZoeFer
  • Went for my follicle scan today at CD 12. I have a 19mm on right side and 13 mm on left side. I got a call back with my hormone levels and they want to see me back tomorrow for another scan and bloodwork. Depending on what they see tomorrow, the trigger could be tomorrow night!
    Me 31 DH 33
    Married 9/2012 

    TTC #2 starting 9/2019

    TTC #1 since 2/2015
    Diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility 9/2015
    IUIs #1-#5: 9/2015-2/2016 all BFNs
    Moving to IVF with ICSI and PGS 5/2016-6/2016  Just kidding, BFP 4/4/16!
    Spencer Elliott born 12/7/16


    wifeinraleigh28vnegron87
  • RipleyLV426RipleyLV426
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    edited December 2015
    @PCOSbaby no BFP yet! But I responded better to the meds this time than I did before (more follicles) I hope it gets a BFP for the both of us! 
    *BFP and Loss Warning*

    Married 10/01/11 to my partner in crime
    TTC #1 since 01/15 
    Me: PCOS 
    3 cycles of Clomid + TI - BFN
    IUI #1 Femara + Ovidrel - BFP!!!
    MC 07/15
    IUI #2-4 Femara + Ovidrel +Crinone - BFFN >:(
    IUI #5-6 Follistim + Ovidrel + Crinone - BFFN!
      IUI #7 Follistim + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + Prometrium + Baby Aspirin - BFP! PLEASE STICK!!!
    1/25 Beta #1: 389, #2: 940! IT'S TWINS! 
    TEAM DOUBLE PINK!!!! <3
                               
      
                                     
                               
                                                      
      Pregnancy Ticker
    PCOSbaby
  • Went in for my hysteroscopy today and all looks good. No issues there. Friday I go in for my follicle check.
    ZoeFer
  • @Drove2u woo hoo, that's awesome! FX that you have some nice looking follies on Friday!
    ME: 28  Wife: 28
    Together since June 2005 - Married May 2015 - TTC since July 2015
    Dx: PCOS and Donor Sperm

    **Trigger Warning**
    08/2015 at home IUI = BFN
    IUI #1 - 11/2015 - 50MG Clomid + 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #2 - 12/2015 - 100MG Clomid + 150MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFP (Miscarried @ 13w3d)
    IUI #3 - 07/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #4 - 08/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = ???

  • Thanks @vnegron87 I'm hoping I don't ovulate earlier than expected again.
  • @erica0901 GL with your scan tomorrow. I'll be triggering tonight and iui tomorrow and Thursday. We may be in the TWW together :-) I'll be testing New Year's Eve.
    ME: 28  Wife: 28
    Together since June 2005 - Married May 2015 - TTC since July 2015
    Dx: PCOS and Donor Sperm

    **Trigger Warning**
    08/2015 at home IUI = BFN
    IUI #1 - 11/2015 - 50MG Clomid + 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #2 - 12/2015 - 100MG Clomid + 150MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFP (Miscarried @ 13w3d)
    IUI #3 - 07/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    IUI #4 - 08/2016 - 100MG Clomid + Ovidrel = ???

    erica0901wifeinraleigh28ZoeFer
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