Yeah for you!!!
Yeah for you!!!
Hello everyone, I am new to this and I hope you dont mind. I am due to have my 1st IUI cycle with my new RE sometime this month. He is doing a ministim cycle so I took Clomid for 5 days and Gonal-f for 2 days. I am on CD11 today and had my first ultrasound. He anticipated 3-4 follies. Well, I have about 12 follies. He said that they are not all mature and that the biggest of the follies measure 13-14. He also said that there may be a chance that we will scrap this cycle. He wants to do another ultrasound on Thursday to see where I am. He told me that my husband and I can have relations leading up to the next ultrasound. Has anyone else gone through anything like this???? Has anyone had IUI with more than 1 folly? Anyone with success stories after having taken clomid and gonal-f and did IUI??
I know it's only four more days. But I still won't know anything until they call me. My appt is at 6:30. They don't usually call with blood test results until the afternoon. Even more torture.....
I am on my 4th round of clomid (150mg) and I am confused about something. My progesterone levels the first 3 months were 8, 44, and 7. My nurse made it seem like it was unusual for them to be so different!! anyone else have this, or know what it means? Thanks in advance for your help!!!
DZ- You're so close! Torture is right...tick tock tick tock - I pray it goes quickly for you!
Well, girls. I had an appt. w/my RE today. He said the good news was I got pregnant. Now we just have to hold onto it.
DH and I were pleasantly surprised that we'll be cycling again fairly quickly. Basically, we have to wait for my HCG to get down to zero and for me to get AF. I thought I had AF already, but the RE seemed to think that it was implantation bleeding. I thought that was WAY heavy to be implantation. Hmmm.
Anyway, I will go on BCP and start cycling again as soon as AF arrives. The RE's going to change my protocol a bit (I think like yours, Lee Ann, no Lupron) so I hope that's the ticket.
Mal, what's your timing? I might be right behind you!
As far as I know....and I'm hoping other people will respond as well....REs like follies to be around 20mm+ before they will trigger or do an IUI. That is how my RE is anyway. So, I'm sure they want your follies to mature. I also know that lots of women do IUIs with more than one follie. That is how I would prefer to do an IUI...because in my opinion, more follies = more chances to get pregnant! I hope this helps a little!
Each time I've done an IUI (I've done two) my Dr. schedules an ultrasound right before to check my follicles and if I have more than two they won't do the IUI. Basically, they say that if by some crazy chance, you have two or three or even four viable eggs that ALL happen to get fertilized and then the ALL or even some of them split into twins or more, you could be pregnant with a risky pregnancy and face numerous complications.
I see their point, but it's really hard sometimes when they tell you that your chances of getting pregnant are TOO GOOD so they don't want to risk it! You just have to trust your Dr. or else you'll drive yourself crazy. That's why it's so important to go to a Dr. or RE that you feel super comfortable with because it's really easy to get bitter when you walk away from appt. sometimes.
Thank you for your kind words. I am very lucky to have a great RE. I have my 2nd ultrasound on Thursday, so I guess I'll know where we are at that point.
DZ, still sending you loads of BFP vibes.
Icurn, misery loves company!
Mia, I am so glad that you can move forward so quickly!!! I think you'll totally be right behind me! I have my first lupron injection next week - woo hoo - and should start stims the following!!! Here's to both blowing this pop stand soon!!!
I had my first IUI in March unmedicated, using frozen donor sperm.
Had a 'slight increased' OPK, but not positive in April, thought I had just missed the cycle.
Had another 'slight increase' in May and decided it was not a miss this time.
Had an U/S and trigger shot and IUI on June 9th, and now am looking around and chatting with peeps and trying to keep my mind off the 2ww.
Last edited by Anothrthng; 06-11-2008 at 04:11 AM.
i had 3 large follicles and had IUI's 2 days in a row to increase our chances and still didn't get pg. i have had multiple follicles every time with clomid and my dr has had no problem with it. good luck girls!
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
I just had my first iui on Sunday 6/8 and I am now officially going crazy.. I was on injectables and I had 2 good size follicles and 1 small one but I started to surge on my own so Saturday night I had to trigger and had the iui on Sunday..DH sperm was great and they said we had a really good chance.. I hope they were right..My friend had a dream and called me right before my iui and said "I had a dream that the iui worked and the Dr said you don't have to wait 2 weeks you are pregnant" I wish it was that quick..Maybe that was a sign...We shall see...Good luck ladies...
Okay so I did not get pregnant with my 4th month of clomid even though I ovulated. So, I am going to have a gastric bypass surgery in a few months then wait 9 months from the date of surgery and try again. Wish me luck.
P.S. My l O numbers were 12.6, 4, 17.1, 11.7 so I jumped a little. What did you do diffrently the month with the 44?
Crossing everything for you DZ!!!
Sending positive vibes your way DZ!!!! I am getting so nervous for you.
Has anyone watched "Baby Lab" on Discovery Health? I watched it for the first time yesterday. It is about couples who are going through IVF. It was good but very emotional. DH and I both watched and cried yesterday!
Meds are going pretting good so far. I have a blood draw this AM!
Okay, I guess I should join in here!!
I had my first IUI in April with the amazing sperm count of 900 thousand (insert sarcasm here, but hey, it only takes ONE). Needless to say, it was a bust, and the dr was pretty much like, there is almost no chance, but we are doing it anyway cause miracles do happen. But not for us that month!
May IUI- sperm count was amazing, 15 mil, Dr was in SHOCK when he read the results, and DH thought he was a god!!), but again, bust.
Had to skip our next IUI because DH was on the other side of the country for the ONE convention his company has ALL year, which totally sucked, but we made it through!!
Now, have to call dr today to let them now AF has arrived, and so we should be scheduling for either Wednesday or Thursday (6/25 or 6/26) for u/s, and IUI either Thursday or Friday (6/26 or 6/27).
DH and I are really, really excited about this cycle, and even happier because AF arrived when I wanted it to for once (if it arrived Saturday, I would have had to skip a second IUI cycle cause we will be out of town the last weekend when it would have been scheduled!!!). So, good luck to all those currently waiting to test, and good luck to those waiting for O's to have IUI!!
YaY for IUI's!!!
Almost there, DZ, almost there!!!
Nicurn, one way or the other, we'll be here if you join us.
Icurn, glad you're faring well on the meds so far. Hope the b/w goes well. (Can I just say I am now freaking out about that more than the injections??? With both elbows - for lack of a better term - being blown I am going to have to give up my hands, which I HATE!!!! ) Thanks for the heads-up on Baby Lab!! I've never heard of it, but I'm going straight home to find out when it's on!
Good luck Tara!
okay, just got off phone with dr.s office! I go in the 24th for my u/s and if the follies are looking good, I'll get my injection, and IUI #3 on the 25th!! YaY!!! :celebrate: I am really excited about this cycle, as is DH!!