Hi All, I hope you don't mind me joining in. i thought this would be a good way to pass the 2WW!
TTC #: 1
DPO (if applicable): .about 1 day
Testing: Beta test scheduled 3/3 (12 dpo)
Trying Since: 5/2010; started with clomid/HCG/IUI last month. this is month 2.
Plan for this Cycle: Well, i just got my IUI yesterday. It was really early this month-I'm on clomid and apparently, clomid works well for me. So well, however, that my lining is very thin-on day 10, it was just a 5mm but I had 3 mature follicles. I asked my RE if I should just skip the IUI this month but she suggested I go ahead. Triggered on day 10 and IUI on day 11 (at around 26 hours after trigger shot). Felt a lot of cramping last night night around 6pm so I'm wondering if maybe that is when I ovulated- temperature rose about .5 degrees this morning? Starting prometrium tomorrow (vaginally- took it orally last month and it made me miserable.). Scheduled to get a beta on Day 12 (everything seems so early this month!). If negative, will have one more clomid month, this time at a lower dose (50mg) to hopefully protect my lining. If that doesn't work, we're going to IVF but i'M considering whether I want to stay with this RE or go to another one.
Link to Chart (if applicable):
Thoughts: Mostly, I'm just sad that we all have to go through this. Not only do we have to deal with the uncertainty of infertility, but i also think there is inconsistency in the medical field. Too many doctors disagree with each other and online, there are so many differing opinions and advice. I wish people had more definitive answers. Also, I wish it was required that health insurance cover fertility treatment. My health insurance does not so I end up shelling out a lot of money for the drugs as well as the visits, sonograms and IUIs. On some level, this is why my DH and I believe that we should go to IVF after this next clomid challenge. We're already spending so much-at least IVF has a higher chance for success! I'm not very optimistic about this cycle because of my thin lining. It's really quite annoying to me because my RE noticed thin lining last month too so i don't know why she didn't just reduce the clomid dose for this month. That way, maybe my lining wouldn't have become so thin this month.
By the way, Lega, they definitely do IUI without meds. I wouldn't want to take these drugs either, if I knew I was ovulating. My periods were so irregular that the RE didn't think i was ovulating so I acknowledge that I needed supplementation. However, if i was ovulating, I don't think I would take the pills...i already hate that I'm messing with my body's hormones (although if i get pregnant, it'll all be worth it.).
Good luck everyone!!