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June 2012 Infertility One Thread- June Bugs Bring Spring Births - Page 12post #221 of 2926/22/12 at 12:42pmpost #222 of 2926/22/12 at 12:50pmpost #223 of 2926/22/12 at 1:50pm
Sourire - I hopw you are able to find a new doctor that you can agree with and that you have a fabulous break!
AFM - My one follicle didn't do much in 24hrs and definitely didn't maintain it's 2mm/day growth. It was about the same, just shy of 22mm. My RE said that's big enough for him so we triggered. The last 2 cycles my follicles have always gotten bigger before triggering. I think 25mm and 26mm. Whatever, I'm still just annoyed/angered by this cycle. IUI in the morning.
I'm sorry I'm that person that only talks about themselves. I'm kind of taking a break too. Off to go lay by the pool. HCG trigger makes me so tired...post #224 of 2926/22/12 at 6:03pmTeresa: you are in my thought and I hope, hope, hope you get some better news soon
Sourie: Thank you for your candid response abou thte crinone. I took your advise and have been "cleaning out" in there before a new dose. I'm sorry that you are having such a hard right now. Hopefully some space and a new doctor will help you to find some peace. Sometimes it feels that the only defense we have left is to withdraw into ourselves.
Sila: hearing you have one one good follicle after all that clomid is just awful, it's like a slap in the face. We load ourselves with all these meds and suffer indescribable mental and physical side effects and it is just not freaking fair, ugh! I feel angry and completely disheartened this cycle as well as my body definitely did not respond as I had hoped.
Milk: I am glad that your appointment went well, I know I for one would like to hear some good news from someone.
Afm: as I said I am feeling very worn out by this cycle. I am tired and I have very little hope right now:( I am 12 days past +opk, 10 days past trigger, 9 days past iui...my treatment doesn't make sense and my response to it was crappy.post #225 of 2926/22/12 at 6:27pmHi friends,
I just wanted to write a quick update. I spoke to my doctor this AM who seems relatively hopeful that we still have a good shot of keeping the seed (which will upgrade to the size of a sesame seed tomorrow - 5 weeks!). He said that the progesterone number was not an issue - it can fluctuate and even if it came back as a 4, he'd be fine. MILK - the vaginal suppositories go right to the uterus, so they don't show up very consistently on the blood tests. They've done lots of research that shows the tabs are at least as effective as PIO if not more (even though progesterone levels can come back around 50 with PIO). He didn't want me to know the blood results from today (or when I go back for more blood Monday), but the nurse called anyway and left a voicemail with the hCG number. So, I'm back up to 59 (56.3 - 44.3 - 59). I know it's not a double, but it gives me hope. I have a friend who just had her baby (thru IVF) who had a similar situation in her first weeks of pregnancy. She never had a dip, but her numbers didn't double at the beginning. Her doctor told her that she had a 90% chance of miscarriage and she just gave birth last week to a gorgeous, healthy little boy. So, I have more hope today than yesterday for sure. My RE also said that a vanishing twin could definitely cause the dip and is another possible explanation. Hopefully, we'll see some good movement from the numbers on Monday. As I've alluded, I go back on Monday for more blood and an ultrasound. I then meet with my RE to discuss all of the data on Tuesday. THANK YOU so much for all of your prayers and digit crossing. I am so, so grateful to have your support. I really want our little seed to stick around. I hope the love we feel is being absorbed by my uterus Hope everyone has a good weekend. Sending lots of love and hugs out to everyone else - also, SILA: I actually think it's good that your follie is at 22 instead of 25 or 26 - 25/26 actually sounds overripe to me. I think your chance are going to be a lot better with this follie. I'm so super hopeful for you!!!!post #226 of 2926/22/12 at 8:17pm
Bucket - That is EXACTLY how I feel. I'm sorry you're down in the dumps too. Planning on testing? Or waiting for AF or a beta?
Teresa - Oh hope this is it for you and that the scare is over! I was thinking the same. I've never heard anyone else trigger with follicles as big as mine usually are. Maybe this is finally our "good egg". We'll see how good DH's sample is in the morning and then I'll decide how hopeful I want to be.
Milk - Agree, we need some good news over here. Don't deprive us.post #227 of 2926/22/12 at 8:36pmpost #228 of 2926/23/12 at 8:49amThread Starterpost #229 of 2926/23/12 at 8:49amThread Starterpost #230 of 2926/23/12 at 8:54amThread Starterpost #231 of 2926/23/12 at 11:28amThread Starterpost #232 of 2926/23/12 at 11:28amThread Starterpost #233 of 2926/23/12 at 7:32pmThread Starterpost #234 of 2926/23/12 at 7:37pm
I get overwhelmed trying to respond to everyone but I just wanted to check in and let you all know I am rooting for each of you!
So glad that your numbers increased Teresa and I hope they continue going up, up, up!
And sorry you're out deborah but yay for a longer LP!
I'm 7dpo today and been cramping since ovulation. I don't know that I will do another round of Clomid. 150mg just makes me feel awful all month long. We filled out all our adoption paperwork this week and just need to go get fingerprinted and get a stack of papers notarized before we make a call to set up our homestudy. I think all my energy is going to focus on that for a while but somehow AF always seems to change my mind. I'm just feeling so confused about what to do next.post #235 of 2926/23/12 at 11:59pmThread Starterpost #236 of 2926/24/12 at 3:52am
Yay for Sesame Seeds! Stay strong little one
Yikes, Sourire - I can't bear tearjerkers like that.
Sila - Hope you had a nice time by the pool. It's way too cold here for pool time!
Bucket - Sorry about crappy cycle... How soon can you test? You have to wait for the trigger to be out of your system, right?
Deborah - Ick. Spotting for whatever reason sucks.
Rochelle - Hopefully you won't need another round of Clomid!
AFM: Well, for a start, the doctor was actually like a normal human, and not an all-knowing God complex type - that's a good start.
I told him that I wasn't interested in IVF, and I didn't think that would fix our problem (and he agreed!). He also agreed that we are not at the PGD stage yet, so I was pleased about that.
He was happy with DP's "sample" and said it was good volume and motility and other crap (he looked under the scope). We are having an SCSA done, although the results aren't likely to change our treatment. We'll get the results in two weeks. If there is some hella crazy problems, then we will have the sperm chromosomes analysed, but that is VERY pricey, and not rebateable, so we will wait and see.
Eeek. Have to go - I'll back to finish my update, sorry!post #237 of 2926/24/12 at 5:05am
Teresa, I signed on just to check in and my gosh, i went back two pages and my heart fell. I was devastated for you that you had to go through such a scare. I then read the follow up and I can not tell you how happy i am. I'm ecstatic for you. I know you have to be cautious because it's a difficult time but any amount of hope is so wonderful and i know I and all the ladies here are also sending you all the hope and prayers possible. Stick little bean, stick! BIG HUGS
Sourire, I'm so sorry. I will continue to follow this thread just to see when you sign back on (i know you're still lurking so I just wanted you to know I'm still hoping for you too!!)
Deborah, I hope whatever is going on becomes clear soon!
Everyone, if baby dust really did exist, i've just send many bucket loads around to literally cover you guys from head to toe. I just want you guys to get your BFPs!! It's time. We need some happy news!post #238 of 2926/24/12 at 6:05amThread Starter
Thanks Renavoo. Still BFN, spotting has disappeared. I'm getting baby aspirin today just in case I either o'd later than I thought and yesterday was implantation or I'm PG but for some reason it's not coming up. I don't necessarily think either is the case, but I want to be on the safe side. I'm going to test again on Tuesday and if still BFN and still no AF, I'm going to call my doc for a phone consult and see if he thinks I need to see someone while I'm still in South Dakota. I'd really like to know either way now, though, because if I'm not PG, I would like to drink on my vacation. Ugh!post #239 of 2926/24/12 at 12:49pm
Rochelle - I agree, 150mg Clomid is just gross. Never. Again. I'm glad the adoption stuff seems to be coming along for you guys! Of course I'm hopingthis cycle some how works out for you too.
Deborah - I didn't know you could get bleeding from a cyst? I'm sorry you might be out. Have a nice trip! Oh and I totally thought you were going to San Diego, not South Dakota (what the heck are you going to do there?) lol!
Renavoo - Stalked you and your gorgeous babes on the grads thread! Congrats!
Milk - How encouraging to have a "nice" Dr. and for DPs sample to be good! What did he have to say about you? I'll wait for the update ;)
Bucket, Nieve - How are my other Clomid buddies doing?
AFM - Let the 2ww begin! I'm feeling more positive about all of this than I have in the last week. IUI#1(yesterday) went fantastic. I hadn't ovulated yet & my follicle was at 24mm (still smaller than it has been before trigger in the past!). DH's sample was the best it's ever been! After sperm wash we had 70Mil (compared to last cycles 11Mil!) and 95% motility (only59% before wash)! DH really just wanted to do 1 IUI and I thought I did too. But I just couldn't do it. I just couldn't bear the thought of getting to the end of this cycle and having it not work out and thinking "what if it had worked if we had done 2 IUIs?". I needed to know I had done everything I could within that small window. In a way this feels like a last chance. If it doesn't work we may have to take a break and save up for a cycle of injectables (I'm assuming it will cost us $3-4,000? Anyone have input? Ins may cover some meds but that is about it). Plus, since I ovulated on the weekend and they are only open for a few hrs in the morning I couldn't make them come in to do just 1 IUI closer to when my follicle was going to burst.
I ovulated sometime during the night/early morning and we did IUI#2 this morning as well. Again, everything seems "perfect". Timing looks great, DH had his 2nd best sample ever (and just 25hrs after the first!) at 55Mil, 95% motility. My cervix was still very high and hiding. DH has been asking me to rest and making me lie down and put a pillow under my butt. I have never taken it easy at all after my other IUIs. Even if it's for nothing I think I need the rest and I seem to be coming down with a cold.
DH and I are leaving for our vacation on Wed morning so I may not be back to update/reply until next Sun. I can't wait! We have hardly seen each other lately. He's working way too much so we can pay for IF. I just want this to be over.post #240 of 2926/24/12 at 3:33pm
I'm back, super quick. DP got a bit of a lecture about smoking (which I warned him he would get). It's funny how much of a difference it makes when he hears it from someone else though.
The doctor said he would not charge us a consult fee (!!!!) if DP agreed to quit smoking, which he did. It will be a hard slog for him, but he is determined this time.
As for me, the doctor immediately suggested prednisone (which y'all know I wanted). He also suggested a bunch of other medications. If I can remember rightly: anti inflammatory, progestorone tabs and pessaries, estrogen, steroids, clexane, aspirin, about a million vitamins (for me AND DP) as well as another med that I have never heard of to combat the bleeding and SCH I have had with every pregnancy! I'm excited that he even thought about this, because whenever I have asked about the bleeding in the past, I've been told that it was because the pregnancy was failing - which I don't necessarily agree with. He also said that if I had any bleeding, at any time, I'll be straight on bed rest. He's taking it very serious.
He did mention Clomid/Lezetrole as an option, not because I don't ovulate, but to increase my hormonal response - however, the risk of multiples with half a uterus is waaaayyyy too scary, so that won't be happening.
I asked him for a number and he said that if we stick at it, he thinks we have a 90% chance of a take home baby. I'm not getting too hopeful, but it is nice to hear. He also made DH agree that if he gets us a baby, DP will teach him to ride a motorcycle. DP said that if he gets us a baby he will build him a motorcycle!
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