Sila - sorry your AF sucked so much. It's like being kicked when you're already down... just the fact that you're not pregnant is depressing enough, and then AF shows up and makes your life a living hell on top of that... and all the while you're thinking to yourself "I shouldn't even have an AF right now!!!". The donor embryo thing sounds interesting. What drew you to that particular route?
SKJ - no this type of stuff going on with my cycle is not normal, though I do often have wonky stuff happen on my first cycle off meds but the next cycle is usually better... next cycle I'll be back on meds though so I wonder if 1 cycle is truly enough for me to recover from what the meds do to me.
I think having an IUI 28 hours after trigger is fine. Check out this study: http://www.rbej.com/content/8/1/18 ... they decided to do the IUI's BEFORE the trigger and they actually doubled the pregnancy rate... their conclusion is that IUI's work best when done before ovulation, even up to 2 days before. I found that very interesting.
Yes it sure is hard. You just have to make it through one day at a time. You'll feel better in a few days.
shesaidboom - I'm so sad for you. Give yourself permission to cry and be upset and hide out from the world for a few days!
AFM - well I was really upset about my cycle being so messed up, so I decided to start doing acupuncture again in hopes that it will help. I did acupuncture for 1 whole year previously, but since I didn't get pregnant I gave up because it was costing me an arm and a leg. It's been a year since I quit and I think I'm ready to try again. Last time my acupuncturist was very young and didn't have much experience in fertility issues. This time I am going to THE best infertility acupuncturist in town, maybe even in the country. She is so good that Celine Dion worked with her on her 6th IVF, and that is the one that got Celine pregnant with her twins after 5 previous failed IVFs. She also charges prices fit for Celine Dion's wallet haha but I figure if I'm going to spend money on acupuncture, I want to go with someone who know their stuff otherwise it's probably a waste of money! Even if it doesn't get me a BFP next month, I'm sure doing a few months of acupuncture before my IVF will improve my chances. She is also recommended by my fertility clinic and is willing to go onsite and do acupuncture before and after embryo transfers so if I make it to IVF I will definitely do that. My first appointment is tonight right after work! I'm so excited!