(Closed) The IVF & IUI Thread – Part 2

posted 10 years ago in TTC
Post # 47
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Can a new face join in here? I almost started ugly crying in my RE’s office this morning and decided I probably need to find some support somewhere. I’m just full of TTC frustration right now.

Background about myself: Husband and I have been TTC for 16 cycles, this month was our first attempt at treatment. I took 50 mg Clomid, had a trigger shot, and had 2 consecutive IUI’s this cycle. Today was my beta….and I woke up to spotting. Seriously?? My period couldn’t give me a few more hours to be hopeful I guess. I had caved and tested at home last night and got a FAINT positive. I suppose it was still the trigger though because I just got the phone call confirming I am indeed not pregnant this month. I’m so disappointed. I was (naively?) hopeful. I felt like this was the best chance we’ve had so far and let my mind wander to “maybe”, whereas past cycles I had just gotten to the point of being numb. 

At any rate, there are more IUI’s and treatment are in my future and would love if I can come here for support/questions. 

@Mrs. Jaguar: I pop in and read some of the other threads and have been silently rooting for you. So glad you get to start IVF #2. 

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@squeak35: I am hoping both of you have positive IUI outcomes this month!

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kbear:  Welcome to our group.  You’ll always be supported here.  I do have a question about your IUIs, were you monitored?  Did they give you your DH post wash#s?  Because we used injectibles, I was monitored and it was worth it.  We knew how I was responding as well as I actually saw one of my follicles getting ready to release.   Also I knew how thick my lining was as well as DH’s sperm count.  Now I’m on progesterone to support a pregnancy when I finally get my BFP. 

Here’s my background:  I’m AMA, 42, and am currently 8DPIUI.  I went straight to injectibles because of my time limitation.  DH and I are praying IUI will do the trick because we are completely OPP.     

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@kbear:  Welcome. I’m so sorry about your negative beta. ๐Ÿ™ How many DPO were you today? Did you tell the doctor about your faint positive last night? It could have been a chemical pregnancy, so I think your doctor should hear about it. Thank you for your positive wishes!

My background: NTNT since 5/10, TTC since 1/11. I have PCOS and don’t usually ovulate on my own. We did three unmonitored clomid cycles (ovulated all three times, but no pregnancies) and four (poorly) monitored femara cycles, only one of which was ovulatory. I’ve also ovulated three times on my own immediately following medicated cycles, and one of those months was this month! We managed to sneak in a natural cycle IUI and I am now 5DPO. If we don’t get our BFP this month, we are transferring to an RE to do injectable cycles + IUI starting in July or August.

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@elchalten:  I’m so excited for you! You seem so much more upbeat now that you have a plan. We’ll be here for you, knocked up or not! <3

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@mixtapehearts:  Good luck with your transfer tomorrow!

Post # 51
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@squeak35:  Thanks for the welcome! I was monitored with ultrasounds/blood work. From everything the RE said, I responded well and DH had great post wash numbers. I’m really hoping that this stays the same for our second try. I agree that it was worth it. My ob/gyn wanted to do Clomid/IUI unmonitored and it made me really uncomfortable. Luckily I just happened to get new insurance while this was happening that had infertility coverage, or I probably would have gone without monitoring. Was this your first IUI? Did your doctor talk to you about how many they typically attempt before recommending other treatments?

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@Mrs. Jaguar:  Thanks for the hugs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was surprised they still did it even though I was spotting. Insult to injury! And no, I don’t think a negative at home is any better! Boo.

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@bunny:  I was 14/15 DPO, 16 days past trigger today. From what the ultrasounds showed, I ovulated once the day after my trigger and then again the next day. I wondered about chemical too or if it could just still be the trigger? I feel like it should have been out of my system by last night though. I even took a few to make sure I wasn’t seeing things! I didn’t see my doctor today, just a nurse, but I think you’re right that I should discuss it at the next visit.

I’m sorry about your poorly monitored cycles, that sounds so very frustrating. Yay for ovulating and good timing this month! That’s awesome. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@kbear:  Welcome to the group! The trigger should be out of your system. Was your beta zero? or did they not do a beta at all? Chemicals are seriously the biggest mind fukk ever :/ Hang in there, you wouldn’t be the first of us to full on ugly cry at the RE office. It’s tough, but we are all here to support and lift each other up ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kbear:  Yes, this was my first IUI.  Because I’m 42, I skipped the Clomid and Femara and went directly to Injectibles.  Women over 40 do not respond well to Clomid and it thins your lining which wouldn’t work w/ me since I just had a hysto to remove uterine scarring.   From all the research I’ve read, which includes medical journals, if your under 35 you should do @ least 3 IUIs.  The odds of an IUI working actually increases.  In my case, we will probably do two and then go to IVF.  We know I respond well to meds and can produce a ton of eggs, we’re concerned about quality and fertilization.

The trigger is out of your system normally 10DPOIUI.  It truly could’ve been a chemical but I would ask your RE the #s.  If your RE’s balk, he/she may not be the team player your need.  I’m on RE #2 and I’m glad I made the switched.   

Also ask if you can do a HPT instead of office test.  My RE is requiring me to do HPT first and call in the results.  Which will be much easier since I can cry all I want if we get a big BFN. 

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@bunny:  When will TWW be over?  I’m soo sick of the constant cramping @ night.  I want 7/3 to get here so I can test.  I want to test on Monday actually but I’m scared.  We’ll see if I’ll jump the gun.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@squeak35:  I expect my period by next Friday, July 6 (14DPO), but last time I was on progesterone supplements, my LP stretched to 16 days. It was torture! I knew I wasn’t pregnant because I kept getting negative HPTs, but it just wouldn’t come! I’m trying to test out the trigger. I had a shadow on my test today (6DPO), so it’s almost out of my system, but not quite.

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Mrs. Jaguar:  We have 10% copay and Im guessing it would come to about 1-1.5K out of pocket. Still very affordable compared to huge $. The good thing is the clomid, monitoring, tests etc. we are doing is separate under diagnostics and does not count towards IVF bucket.

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@kbear:  Welcome and sorry about the beta. It sucks you have to hear it from them knowing you already took HPT. I agree with Jag why can’t they just take the HPT. 

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@squeak35:  Hang on there just a few days more!! The weekend is almost here and after that 7/3 is so near. 

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@bunny: the trigger should be out in a few days and then BFP to come in!! When are you planning to test?

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@silver1:  Not sure. I wanted to see a negative test first, but I only have 3 FRERs left. I was planning to use them at 10, 12 and 14 DPO. Now I think I might test again tomorrow to see if the shadow is gone. Then test 11 DPO (our anniversary) and 14 DPO.

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@bunny:  Good luck and FX you have extra special anniversary!! Hopefully little one is already implanting and you don’t have to wait too long!!

Post # 59
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Thank you guys.

 

@mixtapehearts:  I couldn’t have put it better myself. They did do a beta today and checked my progesterone level as well. The nurse didn’t seem like she was going to give me the numbers. I was just in “get off the phone as quickly as possible before I cry mode”, or I would have pressed, I honestly just wasn’t thinking. She did say progesterone was 1.7 because I think I said something about spotting and wondering if I’ll start soon. I’m going to call and clarify everything. It’s good to know I’m not the first to do all this ugly crying!! 

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@squeak35:  I’ve read the stats about the three IUI’s too. I’m trying to think positively about that to get motivated for the next cycle. I’ve been satisfied with my RE and the staff there, but I’m not too pleased with the nurse that called yesterday. 

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@bunny:  AF is suppose to come naturally 7/7 so if I get BFN, it shoudl start on schedule.  And because my RE office is open 24/7 including holidays, I’ll have my testing for next cycle over the wkend.

 

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@silver1:  I know.  I’m soo ready.  I’m soo tired of the suppositories.

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@kbear:  Keep the faith.   With so many of my friends and family willing to help w/ our goal of being parents, I cry a good cry and get ready for next. 

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