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post #21 of 81
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We went in for our first ultrasound today. There was one folicille that was 13 mm and on that was 15mm. There were two others that were smaller they didn't think would release this month (but they did say I have active ovaries). So, they wanted to give them two more days to grow. I will do my HCG shot on Saturday and then my IUI on Monday. I am getting excited - how to you stop yourself from being overly excited - I am afraid if it doesn't happn the let down is going to be hard!
post #22 of 81
Hello!

Can I please be added?
We've been TTC for 2 years and have been diagnosed with unexplained fertility. We decided it's time to try IUI this cycle. This will be my first IUI. I'm on day 4 right now and started taking clomid yesterday. I go for my first ultrasound on June 20.

Baby dust to everyone!
post #23 of 81
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Hello!

Can I please be added?
We've been TTC for 2 years and have been diagnosed with unexplained fertility. We decided it's time to try IUI this cycle. This will be my first IUI. I'm on day 4 right now and started taking clomid yesterday. I go for my first ultrasound on June 20.

Baby dust to everyone!

WELCOME - you have been added. May your stay be short!!
post #24 of 81
I have to rant for a minute about today's appointment...

We're doing an unmedicated IUI with donor sperm. There's no reason to think I have any fertility problems...

Today is CD17 for me. I normally ovulate around CD16-18, though of course I've ovulated late on occasion due to stress. While I've been a little.... down lately, I certainly haven't been stressed to the point where it would affect my ovulation date, or at least I don't think I have been.

Anyway, I was in last Wednesday (CD12) and my estrogen level was 56.2, no dominant follicles on the u/s. They asked me to come back today (CD17). I thought waiting 5 days was a little long, but what do I know? Well, the u/s tech again found no dominant follicles. And yet, I've had tons of fertile cervical fluid over the weekend. I feel like she should have at least been able to see SOMETHING, but she did the u/s very quickly and didn't tell me anything like my lining measurement. Moreover, she really offended me, which is making it hard for me to trust her. I expressed surprise that there were no dominant follicles and mentioned that I usually ovulate by now. She said, "Well, sometimes when they stim you it takes a little longer." I pointed out that I'm doing an UNmedicated IUI, and that in my natural cycle, I usually ovulate right around now. She replied, "Well, maybe that's why you're not getting pregnant!"



I responded, "Nope, it's not that. It's the sperm." And left the room without thanking her.

Is it just me, or is that royally insensitive of her? She's not my doctor. She clearly didn't read my file to even see what kind of procedure I was having done. She was not at all helpful when I was clearly confused and surprised. She made the assumption that I just don't know when I ovulate/don't understand how a cycle works when actually I've been dealing with this for two years AND IT IS THE SPERM that is the problem!

Sigh.

So, I guess I haven't ovulated yet. Don't know what all this fertile cf is from, then... I'll have to see what the bloodwork results are this afternoon. Is it possible I ovulated over the weekend and we missed the egg?? Would that show up on an ultrasound or not? She did say there were a lot of small follicles, but that's also what they said last Wednesday. I really find it hard to believe there's no growth, although I am willing to accept that I just haven't ovulated yet. I'm just so confused because I know my cycles/body so well by this point.

If someone can tell me I'm being crazy, I'll listen, but right now I just don't know what to think.
post #25 of 81
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I have to rant for a minute about today's appointment...

We're doing an unmedicated IUI with donor sperm. There's no reason to think I have any fertility problems...

Today is CD17 for me. I normally ovulate around CD16-18, though of course I've ovulated late on occasion due to stress. While I've been a little.... down lately, I certainly haven't been stressed to the point where it would affect my ovulation date, or at least I don't think I have been.

Anyway, I was in last Wednesday (CD12) and my estrogen level was 56.2, no dominant follicles on the u/s. They asked me to come back today (CD17). I thought waiting 5 days was a little long, but what do I know? Well, the u/s tech again found no dominant follicles. And yet, I've had tons of fertile cervical fluid over the weekend. I feel like she should have at least been able to see SOMETHING, but she did the u/s very quickly and didn't tell me anything like my lining measurement. Moreover, she really offended me, which is making it hard for me to trust her. I expressed surprise that there were no dominant follicles and mentioned that I usually ovulate by now. She said, "Well, sometimes when they stim you it takes a little longer." I pointed out that I'm doing an UNmedicated IUI, and that in my natural cycle, I usually ovulate right around now. She replied, "Well, maybe that's why you're not getting pregnant!"



I responded, "Nope, it's not that. It's the sperm." And left the room without thanking her.

Is it just me, or is that royally insensitive of her? She's not my doctor. She clearly didn't read my file to even see what kind of procedure I was having done. She was not at all helpful when I was clearly confused and surprised. She made the assumption that I just don't know when I ovulate/don't understand how a cycle works when actually I've been dealing with this for two years AND IT IS THE SPERM that is the problem!

Sigh.

So, I guess I haven't ovulated yet. Don't know what all this fertile cf is from, then... I'll have to see what the bloodwork results are this afternoon. Is it possible I ovulated over the weekend and we missed the egg?? Would that show up on an ultrasound or not? She did say there were a lot of small follicles, but that's also what they said last Wednesday. I really find it hard to believe there's no growth, although I am willing to accept that I just haven't ovulated yet. I'm just so confused because I know my cycles/body so well by this point.

If someone can tell me I'm being crazy, I'll listen, but right now I just don't know what to think.
Ok that would really make me mad too!! I thought it was normal for them to at least look at what your chart says before coming in the room? If she doesn't know what your 'treatment' is how can she be sure she is looking at the right thing??? I was thinking mabye you o'd over the weekend and that is why she is not seeing it? But, I have no idea what it would look like if you did... I would assume that would be able to see that. I will hope she is right and you have just not o'd yet and you are still able to catch the egg. Are you waiting to see what the blood results say for next steps?
post #26 of 81
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Ok, I had my first IUI this morning. We are here becuase DH's testerone levels are low and thus he doesn't have as many sperm and the motility of them is not all that great. Well this morning he had 19 million and after they washed them he had 8 million with a forward movement of 3? I have no idea what that means but they said that was better then average I took the day as a work from home day so that I can be a relaxed as possible. I have been VERY crampy all day but I just assume that is normal? This is going to be a LONG TWW!!
post #27 of 81
LadyLaura, That's abyssmal. Can I throw a tomato at her? Just wondering, have you been using opks or temping just to monitor things yourself? Most u/s techs can't tell you if you've O'd or not. Sometimes women say their techs can tell, but I've never met one that could and I have many the tech, many the dildocam. I'm really sorry this cycle is not behaving normally for you.

Good Luck Lynn. It is normal to feel crampy sometimes.

Kelly, I hope IUI does the trick for you.
post #28 of 81
I had b2b IUI Sun and Mon morning. Here is to the TWW!

Lynn-I was wayyyyyyy crampy yesterday all day. Dr said its the hcg. Today, I feel 110% better even with another iui this morning.

Laura, that Dr is an ass. Plain and simple. I am sorry!
post #29 of 81
LadyLaura: that is terrible. How can people be so insensitive? I hope you didn't miss the egg. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

aprilmom & hapi2help: baby dust & good vibes!!

poet: hi there!

Not much to report from me... just taking the clomid and planning to go for the ultrasound on Saturday...

Question: how many days in advance do you ususally know you're getting the IUI? I'm just trying to a bit of planning with my work schedule but I'm at a bit of a loss.
post #30 of 81
Thanks, ladies. I kind of want to report the tech but I don't know how. You don't get appointments with specific techs, so I might get her again. I just know to expect stupidity next time...

I guess I haven't ovulated yet...? I'm to go back in on Monday...CD24. I don't know, that seems really late to me. Since my IVF cycle in April (which was 3 weeks from day 1 to bleed, since the cycle was cancelled and I stopped all drugs), my one full cycle was 38 days. Normally my cycles are 30-31 days, but I chalked the late O last cycle up to stress. Maybe I O late now?? I think I O'd around CD25 last time. I hope IVF didn't reset my body. The nurse mentioned that if we didn't see anything dominant next time, we'd talk about Clomid. Wow. I'm 25 and have always ovulated regularly. What happened??

Any thoughts? Would my estrogen levels have been so low that they really think we won't miss the egg by waiting a whole WEEK?
post #31 of 81
How is everyone doing?
aprilmom?
hapi2help?
ladylaura?
anyone one else out there?

ladylaura: I wish I had some good insights for you... maybe your cycle is a little off because of the IVF cycle?

AFM: I'm finished taking clomid this cycle... just plugging along... waiting for the ultrasound on Saturday to see how things are coming along.
post #32 of 81
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Well, I am just trying to get through the tww!! Yesterday I started to not feel well in the morning and by the mid afternoon was doubled over in pain and went to a doctor we have here at work. I have a UTI It is a BAD one too! I was happy to hear it was that though and not the OHSS...

How's everyone else doing?
post #33 of 81
Lynne: I hope you're feeling better now.

As for me, I'm having my IUI tomorrow. This is my first cycle so I wasn't really sure what to expect. I went yesterday for an ultrasound at day 10 and he said things were progressing quite well... I think he said the largest follicle was 16.

I went back in today for ultrasound and bloodwork and it's at 21 now... so he was going to check the results of my bloodwork but he said I should do the trigger shot tomorrow and then the IUI on Tues.

When the RE checked my bloodwork my LH surge had started on its own without the trigger shot so now I needed to go for the IUI tomorrow... wow, things are happening quickly.

Hope everyone is doing well.
post #34 of 81
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Originally Posted by KellyTTC#1 View Post
Lynne: I hope you're feeling better now.

As for me, I'm having my IUI tomorrow. This is my first cycle so I wasn't really sure what to expect. I went yesterday for an ultrasound at day 10 and he said things were progressing quite well... I think he said the largest follicle was 16.

I went back in today for ultrasound and bloodwork and it's at 21 now... so he was going to check the results of my bloodwork but he said I should do the trigger shot tomorrow and then the IUI on Tues.

When the RE checked my bloodwork my LH surge had started on its own without the trigger shot so now I needed to go for the IUI tomorrow... wow, things are happening quickly.

Hope everyone is doing well.
WOO! How exciting! I go back in tomorrow and I've been having super fertile cervical fluid, so I'll be VERY surprised if there's nothing on the u/s... I'm half expecting them to be like, WHOA, let's inseminate you now! My last u/s was last Monday... SOMETHING must have grown since then....!
post #35 of 81
Hi, I'm new to this forum, AND on my first Follistim/IUI cycle. It's CD 8 for me, went in for an u/s and RE says that I might be ready to trigger tomorrow! It seems so soon, but I guess it's happening... I had a few follicles at 12, 15 and 17 so ... I'll be checking my LH tomorrow before the u/s and then, away we go! Could have the IUI on Tues or Wed - so Kelly - I'll be on the 2WW with you!

Not feeling many side effects from the Follistim - have been on 200 for 6 days now. Good luck to all and glad to be here...

Kate
40 TTC #1
post #36 of 81
I'm getting nervous... leaving soon to go for the IUI... ahh!

ladylaura: I'm glad to hear about the fertile signs. I hope things going well today!

Kate: It will be nice to have someone to share this 2WW with. I agree that things are happening so quickly... today is cd12 for me... so I can't imagine trying to wrap my head around CD9 or 10.

Wishing everyone a fertile day!!
post #37 of 81
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Originally Posted by SecretBeach View Post
Hi, I'm new to this forum, AND on my first Follistim/IUI cycle. It's CD 8 for me, went in for an u/s and RE says that I might be ready to trigger tomorrow! It seems so soon, but I guess it's happening... I had a few follicles at 12, 15 and 17 so ... I'll be checking my LH tomorrow before the u/s and then, away we go! Could have the IUI on Tues or Wed - so Kelly - I'll be on the 2WW with you!

Not feeling many side effects from the Follistim - have been on 200 for 6 days now. Good luck to all and glad to be here...

Kate
40 TTC #1
Kate - welcome!! I have added you to our list... may your stay be short and sweet!
post #38 of 81
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I'm getting nervous... leaving soon to go for the IUI... ahh!
Thinking about you this morning - I was nervous too! Sending good thoughts your way!!
post #39 of 81
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LadyLaura - I hope you see what you need to today - woo hoo for the Fertile CM!!

AFM - I am feeling MUCH better after being on the meds for the UTI now for a few days... that was horrible.

I did have a question for you ladies though... I am feeling like I am going to get sick if I wait too long to eat and even then when my food starts to settle feel it again. Almost to the point of dry heaves. I also get waves where I just want to lay down and take a nap. Is this due to the progesterone suppositories (sp)? Today I am 7DP IUI... so I would think it would be too soon to start having symptoms if it was successful... what do you all think?
post #40 of 81
Thanks Lynne!
I just got back from the u/s - I had one follicle at 22, 2 at 15, and a few more at 14... so they said we gotta go for it now (LH is surging), and that the other follicles may ovulate in a couple of days and be fertilized since we have good sperm! Just did ovidrel shot and go in for IUI tomorrow at 11am. Kind of relieves the twin thing - but I had started to get excited about that.... also leaves me worried one is not enough.... but i guess we just wait and see. Oh here it goes..

Also Lynne: hope they are good symptoms but i've never done the progesterone - I hear that it does create that sort of thing... isn't it funny how we can't wait to be sick! I know I am dreaming of the morning I throw up... of course that is until it happens...
----nervous and very excited about the IUI...

Kate
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