Umedicated IUI experience, did it end with a BFP?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

candy11:  I’m like you. I’ll likely get answers on that soon. I was told that the result of the meds are too unpredictable so I should skip IUI (Body reacted on clomid). So I’m interested to see what people will say. I do know that the stats on IUI are pretty low (under 20% was what I was quoted) anyway so I don’t know if it’s unmedicated, how that would affect the stats. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

candy11:  I’m not sure. It was suggested by a gyne that I go straight to IVF because meds and IUI are uncontrolled And I have already reacted badly to low dose meds. I have my first apt at a fertility clinic tomorrow so I will definitely ask. That would open it up as an option for me too.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

IUI does not have great results with medication.  I suspect without meds the results would be even worse. 

It is cheaper then IVF for sure though.  I guess it depends why you want to go to IUI and what the fertility issue is.

As for being uncontrolled, I found all my IUIs the opposite. I found them turbo controlled.  Daily bloods and ultrasounds, with med dose changes all the time.  But that may depend on the clinic.

I would personally (going back, knowing what I know now) skip IUI, it was a lot of work for very low odds.  It’s also expensive, comparative to the results. I also don’t know anyone who it worked for.  But obviously they exist. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Worked for me… I am unable to go on any fertility drugs due to possibility of multiples (I only have half a uterus so not enough space). I did one round of unmedicated IUI and bam pregnant! I was told the chances are not so great but it can happen!

 

ETA…. you still get monitored (blood draws, u.s etc) to see when your about to ovulate and best timing for IUI.  Ours cost about $350 plus $250 admin fee

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  MrsPugLady.
Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

andielovesj:  Interesting. A few people have said it’s not worth doing. 

MrsPugLady:  Wow, congratulations! Though, it’s a LOT cheaper there. It’s closer to $1,000 here.

ETA, I missed the admin fee, but still cheaper.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  phoebephoebo.
Post # 9
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Sugar bee

phoebephoebo:  

Of course if it had worked for us we would have been so pleased with our savings. But it also just drug out the process several more months. I found the process very long and terrible. I didn’t cope well with it. But other people do many, many IUIs trying to keep IVF at bay.

 i found IVF less stressful overall, exept in financials. there it was way way worse.

IUI was 400/cycle + meds (100-1000). IVF was 15,000 + meds (2-3K) for the harvest, ICSI, and monitoring. And 1500/ frozen transfer. So yeah a huge difference

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

also my clinic would not do more then 3-4 IUI’s, as they said the statistics for 4+ were dismal, and they were just taking money from you.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

candy11:  Hey, I asked about unmedicated IUI in my apt. My doc told me that since I’ve been TTC for more than 6month I currently have a 7% chance each cycle of getting KU. He said with unmedicated IUI I have a 10% chance and with medicated I have a 15% chance. Though there is the small risk of the cycle being cancelled with medicated. I hope you get all the information you need at your seminar next month. Looks like it’s IUI for us too.

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