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post #21 of 147
blueyezz4- Letrazol is Femara, and it may be worth the call to the RE about it. Its not suppose to thin the lining.
Angi It sounds like you made a good choice for yourself. Its hard to wait, but hard to be stressed, too
Mama-Lisa Yes! The shot site hurts alot more today! Worth it though!. As for tired, maybe its the shot.
post #22 of 147
hi ladies, I'm back with you for this month. It's our 3rd iui cycle with injections. Here's hoping this one works otherwise I think doc will move me to off. I'm on CD8 today so iui probably in about 10 days time. Baby dust to you all.
post #23 of 147
Thread Starter 
Hi All. I started this thread and have been sort of out of the loop this past week. My 2nd IUI will be sometime this week - probably tues or wed. I'm going in for blood work and sonogram tomorrow. On Friday they put me on the estradiol patch. Has anyone had this before? My lining too was thin from clomid. It's like one drug leads you to another and so on and so on and so on. Last cycle this did not happen? Oy! Anyway, I'm trying to be hopeful as last month was such a disappointment.

I'm wishing everyone good luck this week!!!
post #24 of 147
Hi girls! I'm out of commission this cycle, so no IUI for me, but I wanted to say hi and wish you all the best in your IUIs! :

I just had a polyp removed and so my lining is all screwed up, plus my cervix is dilated from the procedure to I'm not allowed to have sex for a week anyway. So there goes my cycle!

Sounds like there is a lot going on, and some new meds around here. I hope they do the trick! Good luck to everyone!!
post #25 of 147
Hi everyone! Last cycle I had a surprise IUI - we thought we'd be bd'ing and we weren't even sure the Femara (letrazol) would work. But it worked - I ovulated for the first time since March! They did a postcoital test and said that I should do an IUI. We did (bfn), so I guess we're here again for August. I'm generally optimistic - we finally have something that makes me ovulate, and it doesn't have the crazy side effects that Clomid had.

Good luck to all, I'll be poking my head in here from time to time.
post #26 of 147
Hello all! Did first IUI today, and dh counts were 208 million to start and down to 27.8 after wash...are these still okay numbers? Seems to have dropped a huge amount after wash! Good luck to you all (especially those in the 2ww!)
post #27 of 147
mama-lisa, 27mil count is great. The number will hugely decrease after washing as the ones that they use are all the strong sperm. Good luck and hope your 2WW isn't too long!

songbird45, what great news!! Always nice to have good surprises, hope you get another surprise in a couple of weeks time.

I went for my first blood test this morning for cycle tracking to see how the injections are doing. I'm sure I'll be back there later this week for another one. I'm on CD9 today.
post #28 of 147
I'm living in China and am embarking on a Fertility Treatment journey with an expat clinic. Took Clomiphene last week but ultrasound showed thin uterine lining. We need to wait till next month to try Letrozole. Feeling less alone after reading all the messages here...The journey to get this far has been a long long one between Shanghai & Hong Kong doctors and an incorrect diagnosis of endrometriosis which resulted in a laparoscopy in HK. How weird is my life???
Good luck to all the ladies with IUI's this month - I should have been among you but hopefully will get my chance next month. Good Health
post #29 of 147
Lou-Lou, one of the things I've learned here is that IF is SUPER common. If you don't know anyone else who's dealt with it, it's probably only because they haven't told you.
post #30 of 147
Since this is the IUI thread, I'm posting this question here as I assume this thread is being read by people who have had (or at least plan to have IUIs).

I have had four IUIs so far. The first three were a bit "uncomfortable." I had some combination of pain, nausea, and cramping with the first three. During the first IUI, the wave of intense nausea and cramping that hit nearly took my breath away.

So I had a laparaoscopy during the first part of the cycle with IUI #4. Due to the timing I was able to still due an IUI. A lot of stuff was "fixed" during my lap (adhesions and endometriosis).

IUI #4 was a completely different experience. The catheter insertion was very quick and the procedure was completely free of nausea, pain, and cramping. I really almost don't believe that the doctor did the IUI (it was that quick and I didn't even feel the catheter go in).

My question is---Are IUIs supposed to be painless and free of discomfort? I thought the cramps and discomfort were the norm.
post #31 of 147
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Originally Posted by GoodKarma View Post
Since this is the IUI thread, I'm posting this question here as I assume this thread is being read by people who have had (or at least plan to have IUIs).

I have had four IUIs so far. The first three were a bit "uncomfortable." I had some combination of pain, nausea, and cramping with the first three. During the first IUI, the wave of intense nausea and cramping that hit nearly took my breath away.

So I had a laparaoscopy during the first part of the cycle with IUI #4. Due to the timing I was able to still due an IUI. A lot of stuff was "fixed" during my lap (adhesions and endometriosis).

IUI #4 was a completely different experience. The catheter insertion was very quick and the procedure was completely free of nausea, pain, and cramping. I really almost don't believe that the doctor did the IUI (it was that quick and I didn't even feel the catheter go in).

My question is---Are IUIs supposed to be painless and free of discomfort? I thought the cramps and discomfort were the norm.
I had some very mild discomfort. No more then I have had for any pap. As for cramping? Not much. A little twinge here and there.

Now that was my very first one, and I think the NP was really really good.

Maybe the other issues were causing some of the other issues, cause I've never heard of it being that bad.
post #32 of 147
Hmm...the doctor who did my surgery is also the person who did the first IUI. Due to the timing of my cycles, I have actually had a different doctor for each IUI, which I guess is a good way to meet different physicians in this somewhat large Ob/Gyn/Fertility practice.

After the surgery, my doctor said something about the reason my uterus was tipped was because of the adhesions. I have my official post-op visit this week and plan to ask if my uterus is now in a more normal position and if that is why the most recent IUI was such a different (and more pleasant) experience.

There was definitely some "rooting around" during the first three IUIs. I was wincing and making enough faces that each time I was asked if I was okay. It wasn't fun but it wasn't unbearable either. I just thought that was how it was supposed to be.
post #33 of 147
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GoodKarma View Post
Since this is the IUI thread, I'm posting this question here as I assume this thread is being read by people who have had (or at least plan to have IUIs).

I have had four IUIs so far. The first three were a bit "uncomfortable." I had some combination of pain, nausea, and cramping with the first three. During the first IUI, the wave of intense nausea and cramping that hit nearly took my breath away.

So I had a laparaoscopy during the first part of the cycle with IUI #4. Due to the timing I was able to still due an IUI. A lot of stuff was "fixed" during my lap (adhesions and endometriosis).

IUI #4 was a completely different experience. The catheter insertion was very quick and the procedure was completely free of nausea, pain, and cramping. I really almost don't believe that the doctor did the IUI (it was that quick and I didn't even feel the catheter go in).

My question is---Are IUIs supposed to be painless and free of discomfort? I thought the cramps and discomfort were the norm.
I have very little discomfort and I've always been told that my cervix is very easy to find - it's anterior. A lot of women have cervix in the posterior position -- much harder to find and that can be the cause of the discomfort. Sounds like maybe your laparaoscopy helped bring your cervix more forward. I don't know - just my two cents.

AAM - I am going in tomorrow for my second IUI!!!! Send me lots of baby dust - please!!!
post #34 of 147
Thanks for the input. I will definitely be asking about this.
post #35 of 147
I'm in for round 2 this month. I just got back from Vacation (with Aunt Flo). If I had been home I guess they might have tried clomid but another au naturelle can't hurt I guess. I'm old and don't want to lose a cycle waiting. I think they would have liked an US, too, but it didn't happen early in the cycle. I should O between Wednesday and Saturday, so it should be sometime soon!
post #36 of 147
corikodjo, sending you heaps of : and Hope this is your month!

How is everyone else doing? It's been a bit quiet.

I went for another blood test this morning to see what my levels are doing, and I'm sure later this week or over the weekend they'll want me back for more and a scan.
post #37 of 147
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corikodjo, sending you heaps of : and Hope this is your month!

How is everyone else doing? It's been a bit quiet.

I went for another blood test this morning to see what my levels are doing, and I'm sure later this week or over the weekend they'll want me back for more and a scan.
Thanks DLT - My DH and I are off now. I'm really excited!
post #38 of 147
Thread Starter 
Ok. I am a little freaked out. my temp did not go up this morning and I had my IUI yesterday. What do you guys all think? I had a pos OPK on Tuesday night and I felt like I was Oing yesterday. Weird. This has never happened to me before?
post #39 of 147
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Originally Posted by corikodjo View Post
Ok. I am a little freaked out. my temp did not go up this morning and I had my IUI yesterday. What do you guys all think? I had a pos OPK on Tuesday night and I felt like I was Oing yesterday. Weird. This has never happened to me before?
Hmmm, not sure Cori. Anything weird w/ your sleep/ac conditions? Did you check your cp/cm? Good Luck!

Well I think we missed it or something. I think my body geared up to O early like I always do around day 9 or 10 but didn't. My cp was really high day 9 then it dropped, then yesterday it was medium and I had some watery cm. Also, the store was out of CB happy face tests so I had to buy the line one. Tested everyday, always a line but not full pos. and then this morning my temp went up (cd13). Grabbed dh at 7:30 and got busy. Funny, I've had such a crappy time with my fert. clinic, my intuition kept telling me somehow we were not going to have an IUI this month. I've been doing ALL these natural methods and supp. to delay O so my lining can build up. Maybe my body was adjusting to that? Hope I got a better egg and we caught it anyway, IUI or not. What can you do?
post #40 of 147
Well, AF arrived today, so I'm off to the RE again tomorrow for more blood work and to learn how to do the injections. Wish me luck girls!
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