Great numbers Robin!!!
Oh YAY Robin!!! That is fantastic! Doubling vibes coming to you!!
Mia, can't wait to see that preggo air pan out for you! After which I'm going to be on your doorstep looking for some! Sorry - that cracked me up! What we won't do....
Lee Ann, 5 more days?!?! That is awesome! Will you start Lupron soon? As much as I'm dreading it, I can't wait!
Ok---post your IUI protocol and expected dates, as well as IUI history. I hope this will be helpful to all.
Me--Lisa, 35, DH, 32.
First IUI cycle (no meds but trigger, U/S monitoring) week of 6/1.
Testing around June 18.
if I am not pregnant, (and pardon me if I am seriously skeptical here), by next month, we are moving on to injectibles.
I'm Jennifer (35) and DH (40).
Just had my second IUI today at 9:00 AM. I'm on Femara CD 3-7, then Ovidrel trigger on CD 12 between 8-10 PM. My RE likes to do IUI's 24 hours before O. Then she recommends BD either tonight or first thing in the morning.
If we're not successful this morning (although, for some reason I just have a really good feeling about this month:pray then we may do injectibles next cycle. We'll do a sit down the RE to discuss all the pros and cons.
I start progesterone suppositories on Friday. And I POAS June 11th.
Lee-Ellen 30, DH 32
Just had my first (and second) IUI this month. I took clomid days 3-7. I had 3 good follies on cd 14 so BD that night, I did the Ovidrel trigger on cd 15 at 7:00 pm. My dr did my first IUI on cd 16 at 9:00 am and a second IUI on cd 17 at 9:00 am (he did 2 to help our chances he said). I test this Friday (May 30) and I'm really praying for a BFP - we leave for the beach the next day and i REALLY don't want to take AF with me ;)
I've done 7 cycles of clomid and the dr isn't too keen on many more. He said he would 2 more months of IUI and then he would have to refer me to another dr. DH thinks if it doesn't happen in the next 3 months that its just not meant to be. We do have a 6 year old that was conceived using clomid but nothing else so that is his basis for that statement.
Lee-Ellen 30, DH 32, took 2 yrs to get pg with DS who is now 6 - ttc#2 for 11 months
on Metformin, Clomid and HCG Trigger shot - 2 failed IUI's in May
Elle, welcome to the nut house!!!
Lee Ann, you'll be PG by the time I'm done with the darn Lupron!!! ARGH - I am so jealous!!! :rolly: Sadly, depending on the doctor (I think different ones have a different definition by a year or two) I am also "Advanced Maternal Age" Isn't that AWFUL?!?!?! I'm 34, Doc!!!! Seriously. But, despite its many, many problems, my body does O pretty reliably, so they're shutting it down first. Are we there yet????
Mia, you are BAAAAAAAD, sister!!!!! Correct, but bad nonetheless.
Congrats Robin!! great number!! I go in tomorrow... so hoping and praying that my numbers double!!! I'll remote back tomorrow!
I love that IVF calculator! I was so confused with what day I would be due.. looks like February 5th!
Argh. Beta just got changed to 6/2 from 6/1, since they're not open on Sunday. Poop. I think I"m gonna have to HPT before that. I'm dying here.
Also, girls. I have a question: OK, maybe I'm a paranoid 2WWer, but I forgot to take my estradiol tablet this am (I take 1 in the am and 1 in the pm) and it's at home! I won't get home from work until 3:30 or so! Did I just mess everything up?! I'm 8dp3dt today. What to do?!
I called doc's office but haven't heard back yet.
OK - nevermind that part about my pill. RE's office called and said it's ok to take when I get home. Phew!
Last edited by Miabella; 05-28-2008 at 10:10 AM. Reason: un-freaking out now
I had an IUI yesterday but my DH sperm sucked. It was only 2 million. Anyway have get any BFP with that low of a count? Im soo disappointed and was in tears all day yesterday.
Ellen - good luck!!! I leave on vacation June 6th and I agree - I don't want AF to appear on my vacation either.
Hey Mia, Gals, and Newbies
Oh my goodness,
Missing my med would have freaked me out too.
I'm on three suppositories of Endometium/progesterone a day.
So I do 6am, 2pm, and 10pm. I've set the alarms on my
Cell Phone and it has worked out great. I keep one set in my purse
for Emergencies (Which I had to use today! - thank heavens I had it!)
My side effects: I had AF type cramping, One morning I had a pain
shooting down my stomach, I felt nauseated/queasy - but that could have
been nerves. I had some pain in my groin/inguinal area one day - felt
like my underwear was too tight and cutting into nerves - but it wasn't my underwear. So far I have had no implantation bleeding. I started to get
constipated again around Day 12, I was even on Colace and Fibercon.
I POAS starting 10 days DPO (I wanted to make sure HCG was out of my
system) HCG trigger may stay in your system 10-14 days after shot.
Day 10 - $1 store: nothing
Day 11 - $1 store: nothing, EPT (+/- test): one dot
Day 12 - $1 store: nothing, ETP (+/- test): 3 dots, First Response: Light positive
Day 13 - $1 store: Lt. Positive (Poured my pee out before I tested did the other 2 tests.
Day 14 - $1 store: Lt. Positive, EPT (+/-) Positive, First Response: Dark Positive.
Day 15 - BETA 98.8
Day 17 Beta tomorrow.
I did find this from a Yahoo Group: Military IVF: from Walter Reed.
# Days Past O How Much HCG
10 DPO 10 - 50 mIU/ml HCG
13 DPO 20 - 100 mIU/ml HCG
16 DPO 40 - 200 mIU/ml HCG
19 DPO 80 - 400 mIU/ml HCG
22 DPO 160 - 800 mIU/ml HCG
Make sure you get the most sensitive tests b/c some tests you
you have to have 100 mIU/ml of HCG in your system before they
Some women may not pee a positive but have had a positive on their
Beta. Anything over 5 could mean you are pregnant, so some numbers
could be lower than the chart.
Praying for my double numbers tomorrow!
& TO ALL THE GALs!
Good luck to everyone doing IUI this month. I think this thread is a great idea. I've done two IUI cycles with injectibles, but will probably be taking a few months off for some tests and other stuff. Hope to be joining you here late this summer or in the fall. In the mean time, I hope it's ok if I stalk.
Heather (28) DH (27) I just had my 1st IUI last Friday. I will be testing on the 6th of June. Unlike many of you I choose to do IUI because of a crazy life schedule. I work 5 12 hour shifts a week and I just wanted to try not stressing about how often to BD. This allowed DH and I to resume our normal fun BD life.
Hi ladies! Great idea Lisa! I was supposed to do an IUI last month and this month, my body, however, is NOT cooperating! We have been TTC since January 2006. In August 2007 I had an ectopic pregnancy, which led to my left tube being blocked. So, before I can do an IUI, I have to have right-sided eggies. I am on 5mg of Femara. I do a mid-cycle sonogram on CD12, then I will trigger on the same day if my follie is big enough. THen have the IUI 36 hours later
I'm hoping next month will be my month! I'll be :pray: for all of you and I look forward to hearing MANY success stories!!
Erin & Jacob - Four years later... Ryann Elizabeth Dee is here! October 22nd, 2009! Our Story
Okay, so what is your next step?
Do you have to take another beta test, or do they schedule an ultrasound?
Or do you have to start going to an OB/GYN?
I've never made it this far, I DON'T KNOW!
Sylvia - congrats on those terrific numbers! I'm so overjoyed for you!!!! Can't wait to hear what's next!
Robin - thx for the symptoms. Something good to obsess over
I had a little bit of cramping today and then some verrrrry light spotting this afternoon, which had me a little concerned. Of course I had to sob a bit to DH. I'm 8dp3dt today so it could be anything. DH and I did also BD last night (can you still say "B"D if you're on to IVF?). I'm hoping that caused the spotting.
Ugh! It's so frustrating to wait!
Thought I would post my symptoms... I had them listed in a different forum. Mia the cramping is normal and the spotting could be implantation!!
7DPO upset stomach, crazy hungry, very sleepy
8DPO starting to get a cold, crazy hungry, swollen lymph nodes and massive headache all day, very sleepy, cramping or tugging on left side of uterus
9DPO mild headache all day, sleepy, cramping on left side of uterus
10DPO feeling like AF was coming for sure, cramping on left side again, worse, no more headache, no more bloat.. gone
11DPO nothing really, just more cramping on left side
12DPO strong cramps on right side, mild on left... bloated.
13DPO today, feel like I am getting sick again, headache, swollen lymph nodes, bloated and more cramps on right side... once in a while on left. metallic "taste" or feeling in the back of my throat the entire days, like I could throw up any minute,Dizzy
14DPO cramping still... but not as bad, very tired, dizzy, and craving Beans... yes Beans, I love beans right now!!
15DPO cramping and bloated, and still love beans.
I bet that your bean craving is your body wanting Iron or Protein.
My Acupuncturist told me your body needs a lot of iron to prepare your body for pregnancy. Iron helps to build blood and transport oxygen. You can do the Iron thing by eating Red Meats (she wanted me to eat lots of liver), BEANS, spinach or kale, nuts too. Your body needs extra blood to create the new blood supply for the baby.
Makes a little sense.
Haa haa.. Beans! Beans! good for your heart, the more you eat them the more you fart!
If you have a history of anemia, you can take an iron supplement too.
You might want to get the A-ok first.
hehe, my DH was joking... about how he's going to sleep downstairs tonight to stay away from me. haha but i seriously an not having the gas problem just yet.Haa haa.. Beans! Beans! good for your heart, the more you eat them the more you fart!
Thanks for the tips... I will try to eat more of the other things tomorrow. I'll find a list online of what is good and bad too.
The best thing about this, is that Chocolate makes me ill! I can't even smell it without it disgusting me. Usually I love it... but nope, just beans now.
How is everyone feeling?
Ia m gearing up for IUI #1. Trying to compile meds and advice for IUI 2. Seems weird to order meds when I haven't even had the natural cycle yet, but one does what one must, I guess.
Akw, all it takes is one spermie!!!! A sticky is when the post stays "stuck" at the top...no searching necessary!
Nicurn, I understand completely. This month's lovemaking is finally that again...not babydancing. I feel so liberated.
Lee Ellen and Jennifer, I have everything crossed for you.
Erin, I have a didelphic uterus, and one side is much better than the other, so I have an idea of what you are going through with one blocked tube.
JCB, stalk all you want----I did for a long time! It was a big leap for me to come in here.
this is fun!