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  • Looks like IUI #2 was a bust for us. AF showed up yesterday at 12dpiui. I wasn't too hopeful after my progesterone numbers came back lower (19.6) compared to the first round (37.8) even with 6 mature follicles vs 2.  I think we are now on a break until the new year saving money and travelling.

    FX to everyone still in the waiting game! 
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  • @husewife congratulations!!! Did they give you your beta number?  They test 3 times to male sure your hcg levels or beta numbers are doubling each time.  

    @mrsmeettherays so sorry for your bfn.  Sending hugs your way.  



    tinjp78
  • Congrats @husewife

    Thank you @bpietronicco  - I'll take all the hugs I can get!
    tinjp78
  • @bpietronicco, they didn't, but probably because I was alternating crying and saying holy sh*t so much. I'll ask on Thursday!
    Labluver2bpietroniccotinjp78
  • @husewife congragulations!!!! I would be doing the same thing. 

    @mrsmeettherays sorry for the BFN I know how emotional it is. 

    @bpietronicco fx still for you are you 11dpiui today? When do you test. I go in Friday.
    mrsmeettheraystinjp78
  • @Labluver2 I go on Friday morning as well!! Fx for you too!



    Labluver2tinjp78
  • @mrsmeettherays I'm sorry about your BFN. FX next cycle is the one.

    Congrats @husewife! How exciting! Here's hoping you have a happy, healthy pregnancy.

    @bpietronicco and @Labluver2 I'll be biting my nails right along with you as I go in on Friday morning also!

    Me: 33 DH: 34

    TTC since 7/2015

    NMC 1/2/2017

    NMC 9/17/2017

    CP 11/13/2017

    NMC 4/5/2018

    BFP 5/31/18; EDD 2/9/2018

    Labluver2bpietroniccomrsmeettheraystinjp78
  • @bpietronicco My doctor just called (at 7:45 pm, I'm impressed! I spoke with the nurse earlier) and said my beta was 11, which is on the lower side but that we are cautiously optimistic and we'll see what happens Thursday. I wish that I'd been told that a little bit earlier before I told my bff. Oh well, FX for Thursday. 
    tinjp78
  • @husewife as long as it is doubling that's a good sign.  From what I read, it can be as low as three and still be a viable pregnancy. I will keep my fx for great numbers Thursday for you!!



    tinjp78
  • Congratulations on the positive and beta, @husewife So Happy for you!

    I'm sorry about the BFN, @mrsmeettherays 

    Just a few more days, @bpietronicco and @labluver 
    TTC History in Spolier:
    Me: 32, DH: 33
    Diagnosis: Me: Unexplained. Him: 1% morphology pre-washed.
    IUI  - CANCELLED Jan IUI - 100 mg Clomid Days 3-7. Cancelled after Estrace stunted follicle growth. BFN 
    IUI #1 - Feb/March, 2017 IUI - IUI+7 days Clomid+HCG trigger shot. March 1st IUI. 3/15 BFN
    IUI # 2 - August, 2017 IUI -  7 days Clomid + HCG trigger shot. IUI on August 12. 8/26 BFN 
    *TW* November 1st, BFP. Ended in MC @ 6 w 3 days. 11/20/17. **Natural Cycle with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs. 
    IUI #3 Feb 24 2018, IUI + 7 days Clomid + HCG Trigger Shot. Feb 24 IUI. 3/12 BFN
    *TW* 5/10/18 BFP/MC. Natural Cycle. 1st Beta 232, 2nd 850. No Fetal pole seen on U/S, 5/30/18. Medicated MC on 6/23. 
    IVF #1, Stims begin on August 17th. ER, 8/28/18. 32 Eggs Retrieved, 18 mature, 18 Fertilized. 12 Day 5. 6 Blasts Tested Normal with CCS. 
    FET 1, 11/6/19. 1 Embryo Transferred. NEG BETA 11/15
    FET 2, 1/29. 1 Embryo to Transfer. +HPT 2/5. Beta 2/7 = 137, 2nd HCG = 317. MC at 6w4d. No fetal pole seen on U/S


    mrsmeettheraystinjp78
  • Pretty sure I'm out light pink today when I wiped 11dpiui. Hoping not but feel like I normally do before af
    tinjp78
  • @manders85-2  Usually brown means old blood... I just googled it and brown blood before a late period could be implantation blood... (Of course Dr. Google isn't always the best resource!) Have you taken another test just to be sure?
    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

  • @husewife   Congrats!!!!!!!! :#:#:#  My RE does 3 BETA too... Just to make sure the numbers keep doubling... 

    @mrsmeettherays   So sorry for your BFN... 

    @bpietronicco & @Labluver2   FX for you!!!!!!

    I still have another week left... 7dpiui now so I'll test on 9/6...

    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

    mrsmeettherays
  • @Labluver2 hugs! There is still hope if AF hasn't arrived yet!



    Labluver2
  • Hi all, the mind game continues. So all BFNs on 14dpiui, 15dpiui and 17 dpiui. Very very negative, no lines. I just had some weird dark brown/black spotting yesterday. No blood and no more brown spotting since then. The nurse at my RE's says it's probably nothing and just wait it out until my period. I'm sure that's all it is but not having the door closed for good on this cycle is making my head spin. Of course Dr. Google finds all these women who didn't test positive on pee sticks until like 5-6-even 8 weeks pregnant. The more logical thing would just think I have a cyst and I'll get my period in a few days. I'm 18 dpiui today. I'll test tomorrow if AF still doesn't show herself. 
    TTC History in Spolier:
    Me: 32, DH: 33
    Diagnosis: Me: Unexplained. Him: 1% morphology pre-washed.
    IUI  - CANCELLED Jan IUI - 100 mg Clomid Days 3-7. Cancelled after Estrace stunted follicle growth. BFN 
    IUI #1 - Feb/March, 2017 IUI - IUI+7 days Clomid+HCG trigger shot. March 1st IUI. 3/15 BFN
    IUI # 2 - August, 2017 IUI -  7 days Clomid + HCG trigger shot. IUI on August 12. 8/26 BFN 
    *TW* November 1st, BFP. Ended in MC @ 6 w 3 days. 11/20/17. **Natural Cycle with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs. 
    IUI #3 Feb 24 2018, IUI + 7 days Clomid + HCG Trigger Shot. Feb 24 IUI. 3/12 BFN
    *TW* 5/10/18 BFP/MC. Natural Cycle. 1st Beta 232, 2nd 850. No Fetal pole seen on U/S, 5/30/18. Medicated MC on 6/23. 
    IVF #1, Stims begin on August 17th. ER, 8/28/18. 32 Eggs Retrieved, 18 mature, 18 Fertilized. 12 Day 5. 6 Blasts Tested Normal with CCS. 
    FET 1, 11/6/19. 1 Embryo Transferred. NEG BETA 11/15
    FET 2, 1/29. 1 Embryo to Transfer. +HPT 2/5. Beta 2/7 = 137, 2nd HCG = 317. MC at 6w4d. No fetal pole seen on U/S


  • @manders85-2 my first IUI cyxle was like that I finally got af 19dpiui. I'm going thru the mind games now I'm 11dpiui I saw very light pink today and now nothing but that's usually how af started with me so now it's just the wait. Trying to hold on to a little bit of hope.
    tinjp78
  • Thanks for sharing your experience, @Labluver2. Tomorrow is day 19, so we'll see what it brings!! 
    TTC History in Spolier:
    Me: 32, DH: 33
    Diagnosis: Me: Unexplained. Him: 1% morphology pre-washed.
    IUI  - CANCELLED Jan IUI - 100 mg Clomid Days 3-7. Cancelled after Estrace stunted follicle growth. BFN 
    IUI #1 - Feb/March, 2017 IUI - IUI+7 days Clomid+HCG trigger shot. March 1st IUI. 3/15 BFN
    IUI # 2 - August, 2017 IUI -  7 days Clomid + HCG trigger shot. IUI on August 12. 8/26 BFN 
    *TW* November 1st, BFP. Ended in MC @ 6 w 3 days. 11/20/17. **Natural Cycle with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs. 
    IUI #3 Feb 24 2018, IUI + 7 days Clomid + HCG Trigger Shot. Feb 24 IUI. 3/12 BFN
    *TW* 5/10/18 BFP/MC. Natural Cycle. 1st Beta 232, 2nd 850. No Fetal pole seen on U/S, 5/30/18. Medicated MC on 6/23. 
    IVF #1, Stims begin on August 17th. ER, 8/28/18. 32 Eggs Retrieved, 18 mature, 18 Fertilized. 12 Day 5. 6 Blasts Tested Normal with CCS. 
    FET 1, 11/6/19. 1 Embryo Transferred. NEG BETA 11/15
    FET 2, 1/29. 1 Embryo to Transfer. +HPT 2/5. Beta 2/7 = 137, 2nd HCG = 317. MC at 6w4d. No fetal pole seen on U/S


    tinjp78
  • I feel horrible! If this turns out negative- I think this progesterone gel is playing a cruel joke on me!!  Sorry had to vent!



    tinjp78
  • @bpietronicco I know how you feel. Yesterday I spotted pink now noting bit stI'll crampy this is what has happened the last 3 times it would stop then I would get AF a few day later. Not sure if I will go tomorrow I may just wait it out. I'm afraid to test bc I really don't want to see another BfN. This whole thing sucks. Fx for you. 
    tinjp78
  • I'm Def out AF showed this morning and I'm a hot mess. It sucks when you have to go to work and face everyone and pretend your ok. I don't know if I will be doing another one or maybe I'll take a another mental break I don't know how much more of this I can take. It's breaking me. I feel hopeful each cycle than its like a slap in the face. 

    Good luck tomorrow @bpietronicco and @cassafrass15
  • Hugs! @Labluver2 so sorry!!! I will be Thinking about you today!!  This is my last iui so if it doesn't work than we either are done or have to decide if we are going to move to ivf. 



    tinjp78
  • @labluver So sorry :( I know how you feel in regards to a mental break! I've had to do several of those over the years... We're also in the the same boat about how many cycles we have left. We have enough money for one more IUI if this one doesn't work. But we will probably be done because we just CANT afford IVF. 

    @bpietronicco I HATE PROGESTERONE!!!!! Besides the nasty discharge, the side effects are the devil! I have loads of schoolwork I should be doing in the evenings, but instead all I've managed to do is NAP and cook dinner. Then back to bed I go! It's draining the life out of me! So I feel your pain!

    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

    tinjp78
  • @Labluver2, I'm so sorry about your BFN. Sending you hugs. 
    Labluver2
  • Thank you ladies. I will prob do 2 more then call it quits. I can't afford ivf either. 
  • @Labluver2 I am so sorry. But you're not alone - AF started for me this morning, too. I know how you feel about having to go to work and smile through the sadness. It's not easy. I feel like I am in a fog and running on autopilot. I don't know how many more times I can go through this - it's already been so much sadness. Hugs to you.

    @bpietronicco Good luck tomorrow. I'm keeping my FX for happy news.

    Me: 33 DH: 34

    TTC since 7/2015

    NMC 1/2/2017

    NMC 9/17/2017

    CP 11/13/2017

    NMC 4/5/2018

    BFP 5/31/18; EDD 2/9/2018

    Labluver2
  • Hugs @cassafrass15!   So sorry for your BFN - I know what you mean about so much sadness.  

    @puppyluv13 I don't think the other progesterone I was on worked for me because I never had symptoms like this before and still got AF.  Although discharge is horrible with both!!  



    puppyluv13
  • Dr okd another few cycles so go in sat for day 3 ultrasound and bloodwork. Here we go again. I know I said I wasn't but I know myself and will regret not trying. Who knows maybe a few more and I'll find a good egg in there. 
    bpietronicco
  • Aww so sorry @cassafrass15 ((hugs)) 

    So glad you're getting at it again @Labluver2.. I know it's hard, but you'll feel better knowing you tried. FX for you! 
    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

    Labluver2tinjp78
  • Thanks for the hugs ladies. I need all that I can get today. I've started a new September IUI thread for those of us who are trying again next month. For the rest of you who still have yet to find out, FX for good news!

    Me: 33 DH: 34

    TTC since 7/2015

    NMC 1/2/2017

    NMC 9/17/2017

    CP 11/13/2017

    NMC 4/5/2018

    BFP 5/31/18; EDD 2/9/2018

    tinjp78
  • @husewife how did your bloodwork go today??



    Labluver2tinjp78
  • @bpietronicco good luck today hope it's good news!!!!

    @husewife hoping your Beta came back with good news. 

    @cassafrass15 ugh I'm so sorry AF showed for you too. I broke down in tears. Even tho we don't have any answers and this journey is so emotional and stressful we will bEcole stronger people because of it.  When I think I can't keep going I surprise myself. If it works it would have totally been worth it and if it doesn't I know that whatever stuggle life throws at me I can handle if I got thru this. Fx next cycle is it tho!!!!
    puppyluv13
  • It was negative.  The dr did Say we could do another iui but she thinks ivf would be a better option.



  • @bpietronicco ugh I'm so sorry. I would Def do ivf at this point if you can afford it. We looked into and I wouldt be continuing at my age ( 38 no pregnancys) but we don't have coverage for ivf and we just can't afford nor have the time to save that kind of money so we are trying a few more iui cycles and just hoping for a miracle.  Good luck to you with whatever you decide and keep in touch. 
    tinjp78
  • @Labluver2 I just turned 38 as well.   We do not have any coverage either.   My clinic gives us an OOP discount but it's still a lot of money for it not to be guaranteed.  They offer a loan program as well.   



    tinjp78
  • @bpietronicco ours also offers a loan program it ended up being 800 a month for like 7 years. Like you said if it was without a doubt going to get me a baby I would do it but not on a chance and then to be in debt on top of it. We will do as many iuis as my Dr will allow at this point I know our percentage isn't increasing its pretty much the same and trying naturally with a little help. I did say six but I may do 8 just for piece if mind. There is someone at my clinic the nurse said she's done 22 iuis I don't know if I could handie that many.  
  • @bpietronicco I'm so sorry about your BFN. Hang in there. Virtual hug!

    Me: 33 DH: 34

    TTC since 7/2015

    NMC 1/2/2017

    NMC 9/17/2017

    CP 11/13/2017

    NMC 4/5/2018

    BFP 5/31/18; EDD 2/9/2018

    bpietronicco
  • @bpietronicco I'm so sorry about your BFN. Sending hugs. 

    My second beta test was 24. So I more than doubled and the doctor is happy. I go back on Tuesday for my last one!

    Good luck everyone. Thank you so much for all of the support! 
    manders85-2bpietroniccotinjp78
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    Labluver2 said:
    @bpietronicco ours also offers a loan program it ended up being 800 a month for like 7 years. Like you said if it was without a doubt going to get me a baby I would do it but not on a chance and then to be in debt on top of it. We will do as many iuis as my Dr will allow at this point I know our percentage isn't increasing its pretty much the same and trying naturally with a little help. I did say six but I may do 8 just for piece if mind. There is someone at my clinic the nurse said she's done 22 iuis I don't know if I could handie that many.  
    22!?!?!?! Holy smokes! Idk if I could handle more than 8.. Let alone 22! Our RE offers a loan program too. It would be about $600/mth for 6 years... So we'd be paying for our *maybe* child until they are in 1st grade.... Not sure how I feel about that! So IVF is pretty much out for us too. It's just not feasible for us to save that much money for something that isn't guaranteed.

    AFM- testing tomorrow...
    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

  • Welp, I think I'm out too... 14dpiui and BFN today. So now I'll be patiently waiting for AF and hopefully do another IUI next month...
    *tw*
    Me: 33 / DH: 30
    Married: 10/19/13
    NTNP since 2010 / TTC since 2013
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2014 – Aug 2014 (3 cycles): Medicated cycles >> Letrozole + Trigger = BFN
    Sept 2014: IUI #1 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Dec 2014: IUI #2 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFN 
    Sept 2016: Consult with RE, DH consult with Urologist
    Nov 2016: D&C to remove polyps >> RE required 6 month break
    May 2017: IUI #3 >> Letrozole + Follistim + Trigger = BFP >> MC/CP
    Aug 2017: IUI #4 >> Follistim + Trigger = BFN
    Oct 2019: IVF Consult

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