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post #41 of 111
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Originally Posted by natrualmom View Post
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?)
Naturalmom - I'm so sorry! That sounds awful. I just experienced a tenaculum for the first time with my HSG and it was terrible! I'm afraid they will use one on me for my IUI since I have been told several times that my cervix is "hard to reach". My MD actually told me to go into the procedure with a full bladder because that might help the position of my cervix -- anybody ever heard of this or tried it themselves?

Thanks,
Melissa
post #42 of 111
Thread Starter 
Lissame- Welcome to the thread. You have been updated to our 'roll call'. I have heard about the full bladder thing. I am going to try it from now on!! At least we can commisurate on the tenaculum thing.. My first IUI was natrual cycle. I found the OPK's frustrating. I like the whole trigger shot thing, but I'm a control freak! Anyhow, I would suggest a clearblue easy digital LH surge kit. I found the whole comparing lines on the other opk's too vauge. I like the smiley or no smiley face!! I find talking to fertile people IRL is useless. Anyhow, thats my advice!! Keep us updated.
post #43 of 111
Hello ladies-
Well it is been 6 days since my IUI and so far the waiting is not killing me. I decided to test every other day to see how long the trigger shot stays in my system. I really think that is making the time go by a lot faster. Instead of looking ahead 2 weeks, I only have to wait 2 days at a time. Today I saw a VERY faint pink line so the trigger is almost gone! I have to go out of town this weekend for my daughter's cheerleading competition so that will distract me for a few more days. I will be 10 dpIUI when I get home so maybe by then I will start to see a real positive on my test. That would be awesome!

Natrualmom- so sorry to hear about your terrible experience at the doctor's office. I can only imagine how that must have made you feel. I have my fingers crossed that you will get a BFP this month and never have to go through that again.

Take care everyone!

Baby Dust to you all!
post #44 of 111
Has anyone used progesterone along with IUI? This month we're doing 100mg Clomid again, Ovidrel trigger, and then progesterone suppositories. Actually I think it's some kind of gel with an applicator. How messy is this going to be? I'd love to hear your experiences with this stuff. Is intercourse possible, or just too gross?
post #45 of 111
Looks like I am joining in here!!! : Our first IUI! AF just started today, so I have awhile to go. Good luck to all!
post #46 of 111
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Originally Posted by DaisyMae08 View Post
Has anyone used progesterone along with IUI? This month we're doing 100mg Clomid again, Ovidrel trigger, and then progesterone suppositories. Actually I think it's some kind of gel with an applicator. How messy is this going to be? I'd love to hear your experiences with this stuff. Is intercourse possible, or just too gross?
My suppositories for our IVF cycle weren't really messy. I just made sure to place them right before going to bed at night. Wasn't a big deal.
post #47 of 111
Well that makes me feel better. Did you wear a pad to bed? During the day just in case?
post #48 of 111
Hi everyone, i was still on the october iui posts. Looks like everyone is here now. I'm out on iui this month due to a cyst on right ovary, re says cannot take any meds and it should go away next month when af comes. Hopefully next month we will be back in if the cyst is gone. Anyone get cysts from the meds, re says it was probally the clomid. Next iui will be #3 and then on to ivf probally. So sorry to hear everyone having such a hard time. This month seemed a lot easier, kinda relieved to not be on any meds for the month and be able to have unplanned sex.lol. We finally told our parents and that helped to get everything out, they were very supportive and compassionate. Been keeping it secret for a long time. Didn't cry when af came, that was a huge accomplishment. I wish everyone the best of luck this month and hope not to see anyone in the december thread,
post #49 of 111
Hi All,
I'm in. I did 4 iui's earlier this yr and was on the April/May/June threads. I'll have to go back and catch up with everyone. This is my first cycle with follistim injections and let's just say I'm responding. Here's the story:

I just went in for the u/s after doing the injections (75 iu follistim) for only 4 days. They scoffed at me when I requested it be this early. Turns out I KNOW my body cuz I had 3 follies, two of which are ready ready. So we triggered right there and then, a world record at only cd7 and tomorrow we do the IUI. They were all blown away. I am SO happy I followed my intuition and insisted. If there's anything I learned from my Clomid debacle earlier this year, it is that. Anyone else respond like this???

I'm a little pissed because DH went out and got drunk last night. 4 beers. Maybe that's not the end of the world but we just had the 'what were you thinking?" conversation. I really hope it won't be too much of an issue since tech. the sperm we're using was made 3 mths ago and I am the one with the prob, but still. WDYT?
post #50 of 111
It is 14 dpo. I'm so tempted to POAS. I just feel odd but I'm not sure if it is PMS, pregnancy or a side effect of the Prometrium. Dr said to test on day 16. I intend to wait until 18. Can I just take a nap until it is time?
post #51 of 111
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Poet- I think its great you listened to your intuition. My first follstim cycle, I was ready after 2 days of shots(and 4 day of letrazole before the shots). The doc listened to me and I had 2 ready follies. Oh, I really hope this is it for you. Did they draw estrodial? Don't worry about the beers. I think your tech is right. Please let us know how it goes tomorrow. I am going to put you on the 2WW now, hope you don't mind.

Masel- I hope you are preggers, but the prometrium really messes with you. It did for me. It makes your body think you are pregnant. And sleeping until you know sounds great!!!!
post #52 of 111
Natrualmom I am sorry about your IUI experience. They used a tenaculum for my first IUI and it made it such a negative experience. I didn't want DP to even touch me I was in such pain.

I was also wondering about progesterone after the IUI. It is the protocol at the RE's office to use progesterone, however the doctor's office that I am going to for this cycle does not prescribe progesterone because they do not feel that it is necessary. I have some left over from when we tried IVF, so I don't know if I should use it or not. Any suggestions?
post #53 of 111
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My advice? Have a blood pregesterone drawn at 5 days post IUI. Then you can see if its nessecary. I say this because the first 2 IUI's I had, I was put on progesterone just because. It delayed AF, made me feel pregnant, made me WAY moody. The last IUI I had a progesterone drawn and it was fine. This cycle I'm getting it drawn on 5 days post IUI too. Hope that helps!
post #54 of 111
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Natrualmom I am sorry about your IUI experience. They used a tenaculum for my first IUI and it made it such a negative experience. I didn't want DP to even touch me I was in such pain.

I was also wondering about progesterone after the IUI. It is the protocol at the RE's office to use progesterone, however the doctor's office that I am going to for this cycle does not prescribe progesterone because they do not feel that it is necessary. I have some left over from when we tried IVF, so I don't know if I should use it or not. Any suggestions?
DM630, It seems many/most REs use progesterone when doing ART no matter what, from what I've seen/noticed. I would be tempted to use it personally but I can see your conundrum.

Natral Mom, I am so sorry for your terrible IUI experience. You should not have had to go through that. I hope you are getting some distance from the initial ache of it.

IUI today--we had 42 million sperm after the wash and supposedly sometime today I'll be releasing 2-3 eggs. This is so bizarre...it's only cd8!
I hope my lining is okay.
Had a weird trigger shot side effect last night (shortness of breath, bad stomach pains) but I feel okay now.
I don't know how hopeful I feel, but I am just SO glad that everything went according to plan, no weird cancellations, no overstimulation, no sabotage on the drive up there. We had to wake up at 5 am so dh could do his thing at 7 am. Really not a sexy hour. Then we sat in a Panera bread playing cards for 2 1/2 hrs. But so happy to have this part behind me. I think the 2ww is actually much easier when you're doing an ART cycle.

GOOD LUCK to Everyone!
post #55 of 111
Soc - "former cycle buddy" at one time...I was so surprised to see you in this IUI area. My heart broke for you. Welcome back, but wish for your sake you were here!!! Hopefully this month will be your month!!!

Naturalmom
- So sorry to read about your IUI experience. Fingers crossed for you that this will be your month after that bad experience, so you don't have to have another IUI again!!!

Poetgirl - Wow!!! Your DH's numbers are great!!!!! Good for you for listening to you body!! If i remember right (doesn't happen often) you had the same effect with clomid -O early??? Is that right?? I did the same thing too with clomid and will be starting injectables in Jan probably so I'll have to pay attention to my body too if you O early with those I bet I may have the same experience. who knows. Good luck to you. Hope your tww goes by fast and you get your BFP!!!!!!!! Keep us updated.

Nummies & Lissame
- Welcome to you both! Hope your stay here is short.

AFM - We decided to not do the injectibles until probalby Jan (depending) b/c I have had these stupid sinus infections since last Nov and have had surgery to clean everything out but still have issues with infections so my Dr wants me to get a 2nd opinion from a top ENT dr and we figure it probably would be best to get that all straighten out before we get our BFP. Who knows, maybe all of these infections are causing our IF. I can only hope that once that is figured out, maybe i'll be a "fertile myrtle" (after 2 yrs of ttc). A girl can dream right? Good luck to you all. I'll be lurking and checking up on everyone and hoping to see a ton of BFP. :
post #56 of 111
Natrualmom, I'm sorry about your bad experience of the IUI, I understand you absolutely because I am a very sensitive person because I have a low audition in both ears, not completely deaft, that why my two IUI has been a real torture and my husband has cried together with me. But we are wishing the next one will be the third and last one for us.

DaisyMae08, many friends of mine have used progesterone at least 15 days after the IUI, most of them got pregnant and keep using them until they have 3 months. In the last meeting witht my Doctor, we talked about it and we will try with the progesterone, only for making the optimal conditions for the Situation. Some girls use the progesterone ring and others use the pills, I prefer de pills, but the ring is good for those who has secondary effects with the pills.
post #57 of 111
For various reasons, my acupuncturist believes that I was pregnant (pregnancy pulse)at one point and suggested the progesterone. I don't know how much stock you put in acupuncture, but my doctor thought that it certainly couldn't hurt, so we are going to go ahead with it this time around. I'll be using some sort of gel with an applicator...so not quite a suppository I guess, but similar.
post #58 of 111
Hi all -
I could use some advice. I'm supposed to have my first IUI this month, without meds, and I'm freaking out a little because I haven't had my LH surge yet. I've never used OPKs before, I chart my temps and CM and have very regular cycles, 27 or 28 days. I usually have the temp shift cd15 or very occasionally cd16. This is cd14 and still no surge! Had 3 days of eggwhite CM as usual but that ended day before yesterday... So I'm wondering, could I have missed the LH surge? I've been doing the OPK at the same time in the AM after not drinking anything for 2-3 hours. Or could I have stressed myself out enough about waiting for the LH surge and the IUI to delay my ovulation?!?

I'm also frustrated because we've been avoiding sex the last 5 days thinking we'd have the IUI anytime and wanting to be sure DH's contribution was at its best (ie, no ejaculation for 48 hrs prior). So if I do O without having the IUI, this whole month's a bust!

Sorry to be so whiny - had quite a week: a 1 yo's birthday party, a baby shower, and just found out yet another friend is prego. Sigh. Thanks for giving me a place to talk about this!
post #59 of 111
Thread Starter 
Lissame- here is my experience. OPK's should be taken between 11-am and 2pm. They can be taken every 12 hours just to be sure. Yo should withhold peeing for 3-4 hours before. You can miss the surge on them. My first attempt at IUI was suppose to be based on the LH surge. I missed it and decided on trigger shots from now on! I was devestated. I have read if stress was going to delay ovulation, you could still have an LH surge with no ovulation. Keep checking, but you may have missed it if your EWCM is gone

As far as hubby goes, I have read that witholding ejaculation can have the opposite effect you would think on quality of swimmers. Th idea is the more that are released are replaced by nice new ones. I guess it depends on what your IF issues are.

You are NOT whiney. This is the very place you can say anthing, and we understand.:
post #60 of 111
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Originally Posted by natrualmom View Post
Lissame- here is my experience. OPK's should be taken between 11-am and 2pm. They can be taken every 12 hours just to be sure. Yo should withhold peeing for 3-4 hours before. You can miss the surge on them. My first attempt at IUI was suppose to be based on the LH surge. I missed it and decided on trigger shots from now on! I was devestated. I have read if stress was going to delay ovulation, you could still have an LH surge with no ovulation. Keep checking, but you may have missed it if your EWCM is gone
Naturalmom - Thanks so much. I guess we've had the same experience since I had the temp shift today. I'm not as upset as I thought I'd be since I had been thinking this might happen for a couple of days now. Guess I'm out til next month when I'll be using clomid and menopur and definitely a trigger shot!

Good luck to all you ladies who ARE on the path to BFP this month!
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