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post #21 of 27
msgoodbuns--How did it go? I thought of that, but then it would all just ooze out... Do you have a tablet and not a gelcap?
post #22 of 27
Hi FunnyG,

My dr. said it is liquid inside the "pill", so it would not split well or be useful once I cut it. I decided to skip the progesterone this cycle, even tho I did an insem on Thursday, the 26th. Couldn't handle the possibility of severe mood swings right now. Went for acupuncture today - my acup.-ist said that I had a lot of blood flowing to the uterus (based on my pulses). I'm not sure that I timed things correctly, even tho my +OPK line was darker on the day I did the insem. than the day prior. FF changed my O date from Weds to Friday today based on my temps, but I'm not sure that's correct. Who knows? I wonder if the eggs are even interested in the sperm these days! I hope they don't think it's a game of dodge ball!

How are you?
post #23 of 27

Correction!

I found out today that I'm supposed to be doing the progesterone suppositories 2X per day. THEY DID NOT TELL ME THAT THE FIRST CYCLE, two months ago. Buggers.

I hate them, I hate, I hate, I hate doing it.
post #24 of 27
Hi msgoodbuns--Thanks for the update. Maybe I'll call the compounding pharmacy tomorrow about a 50mg option. I'm okay. CD 2 today... not a Prometrium cycle but not many cramps. And I didn't have to wait 5 days for the Prometrium to wear off.

FtMPapa--I hear you!
post #25 of 27
FunnyG, let me know what you find out. FtMPapa, it's a royal pain, but I'm not convinced that most Dr's know what we should be doing anyway! Your body should make enuf progesterone to support a pregnancy. I think we use it for extra, just in case, so we don't miscarry.

I'm also using donor sperm (except in the rare case when I'm seeing someone and we dtd, and the timing is right, which is rare). I'm doing at home ICI's, b/c I don't want to spend extra $$ on the IUI's at the dr's office. I have 2 specimens left, so if I have to use them all, I may do the IUI on the last one. It seems to me that the sperm, frozen or not, should know how to swim, and should be able to make it up there on their own....if they're still alive after spending time in the frozen holding tank. This ttc via donor sperm can financially wipe you out!

My bb's are sore already. I haven't had mid-cycle sore bb's in months (or any sore bb's, for that matter)- since Oct 06, according to my charts.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by msgoodbuns View Post
FtMPapa, it's a royal pain, but I'm not convinced that most Dr's know what we should be doing anyway! Your body should make enuf progesterone to support a pregnancy. I think we use it for extra, just in case, so we don't miscarry.

I'm also using donor sperm (except in the rare case when I'm seeing someone and we dtd, and the timing is right, which is rare). I'm doing at home ICI's, b/c I don't want to spend extra $$ on the IUI's at the dr's office. I have 2 specimens left, so if I have to use them all, I may do the IUI on the last one. It seems to me that the sperm, frozen or not, should know how to swim, and should be able to make it up there on their own....if they're still alive after spending time in the frozen holding tank. This ttc via donor sperm can financially wipe you out!
Yeah, right now I have coverage for sperm and all fertility related stuff. This is my last cycle that will be covered in full, because my insurance is changing.

I'm doing the IUIs because I have crappy quality CM and nothing I do seems to change it. I'm doing the progesterone because the HCG trigger can make it more difficult for your body to produce enough progesterone to sustain a pregnancy.

After this cycle is over, if I'm not pregnant, I may just go and start finding random guys. It seems easier!
post #27 of 27
FtMPapa, all good reasons to be doing exactly what you're doing. I wish I was in a state that offered infertility coverage. I'm actually looking for a job in MA, since they've got coverage there. I only have about 6 months left before I turn 44, at which point it seems that the IVF option will be out the window due to age. Hopefully we'll both have successful cycles, and won't have to resort to random hookups!
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