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post #21 of 111
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Welcome Shesabuckeye, we are here for you! I often cramp after the IUI too. That could be mechanical (just from the manipulation) or from the trigger. Many posters say they cramp from the trigger. Great luck to you. Make your stay here short

Just did my trigger....owwww! 10000 units right in my thigh. Icing the site about 30 minutes before helped, but its the after that is sore. IUI Tuesday morning........
post #22 of 111
Thanks! It's great to know that other people understand what I am going through. I am really hoping that this IUI works, but that would almost seem too easy after reading the long, challenging journeys of many posters.

Trying to stay positive until AF gives me a reason not to be....
post #23 of 111
Hello- I will also be doing IUI this month. We have been ttc for 2 years and this will be our third IUI. I started gonal-f last night.
post #24 of 111
Well ladies, I'm back!

I got my post m/c AF yesterday... and I'm ready to start IUI again.

NatrualMom: can you please add me to the Waiting to O list?
This will be my 3rd IUI with injectibles

Thanks & Goodluck to everyone else!
post #25 of 111
3 Days Down.....Only 11 more to go!!!

I hope everyone is doing well. I am doing my best not to let this 2ww drive me insane! I have decided to clean every square inch of my house to pass the time. That way I will stay busy and have the cleanest house on the block...lol

Take Care Everyone!
post #26 of 111
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Amy- One day at a time...stay strong
post #27 of 111
My blood draw from Friday revealed progesterone on the low side of normal. They are going to put me on progesterone. I think this is a good idea. My temp just isn't staying as high after ovulation as it used to. Is this a side effect of clomid?
post #28 of 111

#7

Hi NatrualMom: can you please add me to the Waiting to O list?
This will be my 7th IUI. I am currently doing IUIs with no meds.
Newly diagnosed MF issues (third IUI since diagnosis). Secondary infertility.

Good luck to everyone. I just recently found out that IUI #6 (October) didn't work.

I just wish I knew if this was worth pursuing at all.
My doc doesn't feel I am a candidate for meds at this point (based on my hormone levels etc). It just seems like everyone else doing IUIs is on meds and also having monitoring throughout the cycle. I wonder what my chances really are. I have read 5-6% only (with no meds).
Frustrating.

I am so glad to have this opportunity to vent. I appreciate it. Not many people in my life know what's going on.
post #29 of 111
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Masel- I would guess your temps don't stay up after O because of the low progesterone. Progesterone raises temps. Usually Clomid increases progesterone, but not always. What was the progesterone level number?
As far as going on progesterone its a great idea. The only suggestion I would suggest is deciding with the doc when to stop, becuase the supplements delay AF, which can play head games with you. For example, doing a urine or blood beta on day 14, then stopping the progesterone if negative. Good luck!

Soc- I guess I really don't want to welcome you back, but you know we are glad you are here to start again. I guess if you must be here, you are in good company.
post #30 of 111
The number they gave me was 11. I'm not sure of the scale. They usually snail mail me a copy of the lab report.
I've taken Prometrium (could not think of that word yesterday) but only to bring on AF through withdrawal. This was back in the bad old days before my cycle started regulating. At any rate, my goal is to not test until day 18. We'll see how that goes.
post #31 of 111
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Masel- Good plan on waiting to test. Its a little gentler to see AF than a big nasty insulting BFN.

IUI today. 8.5 million motile sperm. WTF? I had`an awful experience today. Whenever I have an IUI, I ask the doc "Please" don't ue the tenaculum. Nobody has except today. She said she had to because she could not get the tube in. When I asked her again please no, keep trying, she said I could have the tenaculum or she would put the sample on the cervix. What kind of choice is that? I said fine. It was awful and bloody and violating and I just want to cry because my numbers were so crappy and I feel like I have a huge gaping wound where it should never feel this way. Why is getting pregnant for us IF girls so traumatic? I feel just awful and want to keep crying
post #32 of 111
Natrualmom--How rude can that person be to tell you, I will place on your cervix. Geez, wheres the bedside manner here. Is this a new person doing this? I hope you are feeling better and had a good cry. Believe me, let it all out. To this day I wonder why we have to endure all of this for something that should be so wonderful. For the life of me I don't know why we have to go through all of these tests and procedures when others get prego by just falling over their dh.

I can feel your pain through your post. BIG HUG TO YOU
post #33 of 111
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Masel- Good plan on waiting to test. Its a little gentler to see AF than a big nasty insulting BFN.

IUI today. 8.5 million motile sperm. WTF? I had`an awful experience today. Whenever I have an IUI, I ask the doc "Please" don't ue the tenaculum. Nobody has except today. She said she had to because she could not get the tube in. When I asked her again please no, keep trying, she said I could have the tenaculum or she would put the sample on the cervix. What kind of choice is that? I said fine. It was awful and bloody and violating and I just want to cry because my numbers were so crappy and I feel like I have a huge gaping wound where it should never feel this way. Why is getting pregnant for us IF girls so traumatic? I feel just awful and want to keep crying
I'm soo confused. Why in the world did she have to use it? I don't remember ever having something like put inside me. Is there something I am missing? In any case, i'm sorry you had such a horrible experience. I pray that the after you went through so much it will work. Take care of yourself!
post #34 of 111
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IUI today. 8.5 million motile sperm. WTF? I had`an awful experience today. Whenever I have an IUI, I ask the doc "Please" don't ue the tenaculum. Nobody has except today. She said she had to because she could not get the tube in. When I asked her again please no, keep trying, she said I could have the tenaculum or she would put the sample on the cervix. What kind of choice is that? I said fine. It was awful and bloody and violating and I just want to cry because my numbers were so crappy and I feel like I have a huge gaping wound where it should never feel this way. Why is getting pregnant for us IF girls so traumatic? I feel just awful and want to keep crying
I'm sorry you feel so violated. That is so awful that they used the tenaculum when you specifically asked them not to.

If it makes you feel better, they tell me that 5 million motile sperm is enough to achieve pregnancy. And I got my bfp on an IUI where it took two nurses and two catheters to get through the cervix because there was some kind of bend in it that the first nurse couldn't figure out.

Treat yourself kindly for a day or two, and then hopefully it will all be a distant memory.

ETA: I just looked up what a tenaculum is and almost threw up. wtf?? I'm so sorry you had to deal with it.
post #35 of 111
Oh Naturalmom, I'm so sorry. What an awful experience.

ETA: Last night I did the same thing as songbird. Looked up tenaculum. AWFUL!
post #36 of 111
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Thank you for all of your understanding. I have slipped into a funk after yesterday. I went to bed and never got up. I really don't care anymore. Had to go to work today, and cried off and on. I am not sure of the real issue why I feel this way. Is it because I feel so violated, because the one thing I never wanted to happen did, (tenaculum, still bleeding BTW) or because my numbers suck so bad, or everything. What complicated this whole situation for me is I work closely with these doctors, because I am an OB nurse. This sucks too because this IF is male factor, so our choices are either donor sperm or IVF. My husband is crushed his numbers are so crappy and very apprehensive about donor sperm. And we cannot afford IVF. We have great credit but nobody is lending money. There is my situation. Think I will cry again. (Is it ok to feel sorry for myself?)
post #37 of 111
Naturalmom, yes, it is absolutely okay to feel sorry for yourself. You have to allow yourself to feel how you're feeling.
post #38 of 111
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Thank you for all of your understanding. I have slipped into a funk after yesterday. I went to bed and never got up. I really don't care anymore. Had to go to work today, and cried off and on. I am not sure of the real issue why I feel this way. Is it because I feel so violated, because the one thing I never wanted to happen did, (tenaculum, still bleeding BTW) or because my numbers suck so bad, or everything. What complicated this whole situation for me is I work closely with these doctors, because I am an OB nurse. This sucks too because this IF is male factor, so our choices are either donor sperm or IVF. My husband is crushed his numbers are so crappy and very apprehensive about donor sperm. And we cannot afford IVF. We have great credit but nobody is lending money. There is my situation. Think I will cry again. (Is it ok to feel sorry for myself?)

It is absolutely ok to feel sorry for yourself. Is there anything that can be done to prevent this from happening again? I think I would be furious as well as feel violated. Uggghhhh I'm so sorry. That's not ok. Hang in there and I am praying extra hard that you will have a BFP this month..............
post #39 of 111
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I have had 5 IUI's including this one. IUI #1- no tenaculum, IUI#2- the doc used the tenaculum and did not tell me what she was doing, thus instilling my fears of the tenaculum. IUI #3, the doc said he never uses the tenaculum, and did a nice job. IUI #4, she said she never uses it either, did fine. IUI #5 was this one. I also learned that DH's sperm was grade 2- which I looked up tonight. It means the sperm tails move, but don't propel foward. Why did nobody tell me this?!? How can I get pregnant from that? . I guess I look at miracles vs. biology, and biology wins. Thank you for listening. Only you girls understand.
post #40 of 111
Hello -

I'm new to the forum and about to have my 1st IUI. I'm 36 and TTC#1 since 12/07. I have regular cycles and am trying to be patient, but it's hard when it seems all my friends are pregnant with their 2nd!

Our fertility workup last month was normal except for slight low sperm motility for DH, so they're calling it unexplained IF. My MD recommended hormones, but I'm nervous about the side effects so decided to try one cycle of IUI without meds - then will try with both clomid and injectables next month if necessary. Any advice or tips on what to expect? I should have the surge any day now.

Thanks and good luck to all,
Melissa
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