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post #41 of 194
HEllo SNOWBELL!!!! Thank you so much for writing back. It is such a comfort knowing others are going through the same thing as me even though I would not wish this on anyone. It is so emotionally and physically exuasting. Besides that I have not had any cramping today. I am hoping since the last IUI I had no symptoms that the cramping is a good sign. Wishful thinking. I start progestorone on Sunday. I hate taking it because it gives me every side effect as pregnancy would without knowing. I am going to try and wait until I am 2 days late for my period. LAst month I tested the day I was supposed to get it. Of course I was a day late and very disappionted. I will say a pray for everyone and hope to hear from you. My husband is very supportive but I think only those who expirience this can really understand. Thanks again.
post #42 of 194
Thanks for adding me biomama. This is such a great way to find support when going through this. I stumbled onto this web site by accident and I'm so glad I did. Today is the day after my IUI my cramping has subsided and now it's just that waiting game. I never in my life had two weeks go by soooooooooooo slow. Hope everyone had a positive day
post #43 of 194
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Originally Posted by Livy'smom View Post
I stumbled onto this web site by accident and I'm so glad I did.
I'm glad you did, too.
post #44 of 194
Hi girls - just a quick check-in...

Kim - so sorry about your BFN.

Poetgirl - so glad to hear you're close to O'ing! That was quick. Woo-hoo!

Peppermint - Ugh. You poor thing. Hope you are feeling better.

biomama - glad to hear that your reaction to Clomid was mild. I had a horrible reaction (both emotionally and physically!)

A big welcome to Livysmom, Frog, & Cbond04. Glad you found us.

Here's a quick update on us...
Blood results are still wonky. My estrogen is still elevated, so we have pretty much conceded the month of May as well. Gee, can we make it 6 months of cancelled cycles in a row in June? I seriously hope not. I was supposed to go for repeat bloodwork this morning but I woke up with a high fever and the chills and could not get out of bed. Yuck...feeling a bit better now that I'm all hopped up on Tylenol. In other news, we just signed the contract a few hours ago to begin construction on our dream home...SO excited! I just hope the builder accepts our offer.

I'll update on Monday after I get my blood results again. Keeping our fingers crossed for a June IUI. Have a great weekend!
post #45 of 194
Thread Starter 
morning everyone! happy weekend!!!

How is everyone doing? Welcome again to the newbies - I hope you graduate really soon.

I'm still waiting to O, and getting less worried that I will tomorrow (Sunday) and the clinic will be closed. So it looks like we'll be all set for the trigger shot, U/S, and first IUI on Monday. Then another IUI Tues.

LiamsMommy, congrats on the house! That is my dream someday too, to have my dreamhouse custom built. It must feel amazing! Though I can't imagine the stress...
I hope you feel better soon, and that you get in for your June IUI. It must be disappointing to keep being pushed back.
Oh, and about clomid- I was really worried I'd be a mess (emotionally and physically), and I was a little extra emotional, but that could just as easily be IF related (mothers day!), hopelessness feelings, etc. Also I was only on 25mg, which is half the lowest available dose size. DH had to cut all the pills in half!

Kim, I'm so sorry about this cycle.

Peppermint Poppies, what an ordeal! How awful. I hope you are feeling better. It's not unheard of for women to conceive under such conditions, so it's still possible... I understand that it must feel a bit depressing though. Big hugs.

cbond04, I don't have any insight for you either, just wanted to wish you luck.

Big hugs to all of you ... enjoy the weekend!
post #46 of 194

Late

Well we had our first IUI 5/2. I still have not started my period. I have been feeling like it on and off for like 4-5days. I am currently at cycle day 30. I thought that everyone should start their period 14days past ovulation if you are not pregnant. I took a test on 5/15 and it was negative. My doctor told me to call him if I did not start by Monday. I will take another test in the morning and if still negative I guess he will give me meds to make me start. I am wondering if the lack of menstruation could mean I did not ovulate this cycle despite the trigger shot. Does anyone have any insight to this?
post #47 of 194
Hi,

I'm glad I've found this thread. There are lots of familiar people here. Please add me to the list

AF arrived today and so this month I am starting my first IUI cycle and hope the first one is the lucky one.

to you all.
post #48 of 194
Welcome, DLT!

AAM: I had an ultrasound this morning (CD8) and there are three follies on one ovary and none on the other. One of the three is at 20, so depending on my bloodwork, I may trigger this evening, with the IUI on Wednesday.
post #49 of 194
Thread Starter 
welcome DLT!!
hope your stay here is short and sweet. Any details you want to share about the IUI? Medicines you are taking? I like to hear the nitty-gritty!

I had my trigger shot this morning - hCG. It's our first medicated cycle (I took 25mg clomid CD3-7). The IUIs are tomorrow and Wednesday. The U/S showed a nice big folly (21x25) in my left ovary, and a smaller one in the right, so I'm hopeful one will pop. And hopefully DH produces some nice samples! ha ha. As with last cycle, I am starting to feel fertile (if you know what I mean) but DH and I have to abstain! It's no fun.

how's everyone else?

frog, doesn't it seem early in your cycle? or is this normal for you? good luck!!

cbond04, it's possible you still get a BFP! I hope so... keep us posted.
post #50 of 194
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frog, doesn't it seem early in your cycle? or is this normal for you? good luck!!
Yeah, it's several days early for me. I suppose that's just what the gonal-f has done?
post #51 of 194
update: No IUI on Wednesday for me--I'm taking the gonal-f for another few days and having an u/s Wednesday morning.
post #52 of 194
Thanks for the warm welcome!!!

Biomama, I'm only on CD2 so on Thursday I'm going to start my injections. Have a 20min appt for them to show me how to do it.... I'm a little nervous but reading everyone else's experiences, it seems the injections are not too bad at all.

I will update you once I've started...
post #53 of 194
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welcome DLT!!
hope your stay here is short and sweet. Any details you want to share about the IUI? Medicines you are taking? I like to hear the nitty-gritty!

I had my trigger shot this morning - hCG. It's our first medicated cycle (I took 25mg clomid CD3-7). The IUIs are tomorrow and Wednesday. The U/S showed a nice big folly (21x25) in my left ovary, and a smaller one in the right, so I'm hopeful one will pop. And hopefully DH produces some nice samples! ha ha. As with last cycle, I am starting to feel fertile (if you know what I mean) but DH and I have to abstain! It's no fun.

how's everyone else?

frog, doesn't it seem early in your cycle? or is this normal for you? good luck!!

cbond04, it's possible you still get a BFP! I hope so... keep us posted.
Good luck for your IUI's. I hope they take!!! Let me know how it goes. :
post #54 of 194
Hello everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend. Just alittle update on me I started my progestorone on Sun. and I am feeling every bit of it. I hate taking this medication because it makes me feel like complete sh*#!!:: I also went to a birthday this weekend and there were three infants there. Don't get me wrong I am soooo happy for those who get to experience motherhood and pregnancy but when my hormones are out of wacked like right now I just get so sad hearing about it. I can't wait till this part is over. 13 more days and counting. This two week wait is the longest and hardest thing I've had to do.: I also found out I will be on this progestorone for 8 more weeks if I am pregnant. But I know it won't be as bad because then at least I'll know. It's the not knowing that is so hard. Well I hope everyone is doing well and even though I'm a newbee myself I still like to say welcome to DLT and anyone else who came to this group after me. And I also hope your stay is short and sweet.
post #55 of 194
This is going to have to be quick. Sorry!
I'm all swollen up on the clomid, day 11 here, took it cd2-6 and waiting for the LH surge. Last month I got it day 12, so I expect I'll have the IUI in the next few days. :

I'm thinking of you all! GL!
post #56 of 194
Update from the hatchery: Triggering tonight at 9:30, IUI on Friday morning at 9:30.
post #57 of 194
GL Frog!

I'm x-posting this because I know a lot of you here take Clomid also and I'm so confused.
Took 100 mg Clomid CD 2-6 (bizarrely had a bit of slippery mucus on the tp days 5 and 6 I believe, dismissed it).
Started doing (mostly) CB opks 3x/day on CD6. They were darkish but not pos. right from the get-go. On Sat. (cd 9), I got an almost pos. on an answer test but not on the CB and then it was gone (tested 4x that day). No smiley positives since then. (I usually get a strong surge w/ 4 clear pos. in 24 hrs)
Day 8 temp was 97.6, day 9 was 98.3 (I was well off the Clomid, temps should have come back down). The temp went down the next day, but has been 98 ever since. Now I'm on CD 13 and the opks have been progressively lighter since Sat. To top it off, my cp is still really high, can barely get it (sorry, tmi).
I feel like my fert. signals are so crossed and I'm scared we missed the IUI timing. Does anyone have any thoughts on what is happening, if you think I o'd or not (RE nurse said clomid can throw off your temps after you stop taking it due to the hot flash thing, but I'm not sure) or anything?
I wish they would just give me an u/s. Today's only 7 days after the clomid stopped, so maaybe I'm jumping the gun. At what point would you demand one?
TIA!
post #58 of 194
poet, when do you normally O? And when are they planning to do an u/s for you?

Honestly, if you've o'd this early, it's sort of a bust, anyway, so pushing for the u/s won't change it, I don't think. That said, I don't think you've o'd early. I don't know much about Clomid (but you see that that hasn't stopped me from answering... ), but with gonal-f, you apparently won't ovulate until after the trigger. Don't know if there's a trigger with Clomid or not, but thought I'd throw that out there for you.

Is it possible that what's showing up on the OPK is the clomid?
post #59 of 194
I'm hijacking, but Clomid will raise your temps and make OPK's look positive, or close to it. Mine looked almost positive the day after I stopped Clomid, but I didn't o that cycle.
post #60 of 194
Thanks Frog and Calebsmom, Much Appreciated. Since the opks have become progressively lighter since being off the Clomid, the clomid-influencing-positive-opks theory is a likely one. Last month I O'd on day 13, the other Clomid month, I think it was day 12, so I guess I'm just expecting. Frog, your point about if I O'd that early it wouldn't be so hot anyway was a good one...plus I guess if I did, we did bd. I've never needed a trigger w/ Clomid before, but maybe this time I do? I think if it's not positive by Fri, I'll ask for a u/s because it would be good to get the trigger in by the long weekend.
I'm hopeful it's still coming!
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