IUI January 2012


#1

I guess I’ll start this thread. Not sure if I’m gonna IUi in January or not. Right now I’m CD20 of yet another bust cycle…no good follies…didn’t respond to meds. My re think I should start injectibles but with a big trip coming up in february/march I can’t swing it right now. I think I’m going try another round of the same Femara/glucophage protocol in january for a possible IUI if I respond. But now starts what’s sure to be a long wait for :af:

GL to everyone this month. Let’s have the first babies conceived in 2012! :cheer:

:babydust: And:bsv: To all


#2

I am going for IUI this cycle. Had three cycles with TI. I am on Clomid 100 mg and today was CD 5, so far so good. I am a regular poster on Clomid forum, but i guess i will be posting here frequently now. :slight_smile:
:cross: for a miracle this cycle.
:babydust: on all of us!


#3

Hi ladies,
I would be doing iui in January. I am CD19 right now, iui next cycle.
:grouphug: to all
Farah


#4

Hi ladies! I’m also gearing up for my first IUI with DS in January…I’m CD 12 and I feel like the month of December has flown by! I’m just ready to get this process started and hope it works the first time. :pray:


#5

hi ladies,

not sure if i will be jan or feb yet. waiting for approval to make my first re appt, but since i’ve done it before i suspect as soon as i get approved then i will just get a script for provera and head right into the cycle.
i will be trying for #3 and that’s how we started when i tried for #2. hoping anyway… getting so excited to go again!

good luck to everyone!!!


#6

Hi ladies! It looks like this is where I’ll be landing too. My current cycle has been cancelled as the clinic is closing tomorrow afternoon for the holidays (until Jan 3rd). I was a slow responder this time around which means I ran out of time for my IUI. I’m disappointed, but looking forward to January, plus I can stop thinking about ttc for a couple of weeks!

Hopefully we’ll have a bunch of +++ to kick off 2012! :cross:

Amanda


#7

We’ll be moving on to IUI in Jan if this cycle doesn’t work. I’m on CD24 with AF-like cramps so I’m not too optimistic. I’ll go for my beta on 12/27, and if it’s negative, then I should be looking at a mid-Jan IUI. This will be our first, and I’m very anxious and excited. Hope to get to know you ladies better in the coming weeks!


#8

Hi All,

I’m IUI w/ DS for Jan. Cd 25. No meds. Good luck!


#9

I had my last clomid dose yesterday. I will go in for follicle scan on 12/28/2011. I hope that i have a follicle growing and lining thickening. As i have a longer cycle so i am sure there will be a growing follicle instead of a mature one on Wednesday. Oh man, this whole ttc saga is so excruciating!


#10

Starting again

:clap: Well after taking a few months off…obviously.

Its Christmas day and all I can think about is how I am ready to start trying again. We are now seeing the top fertility specialist in Houston, and its been night and day with this Dr. He knows exactly who, what, when, where, and why?!?! He discovered that I had some of the most severe endometriosis he has ever seen and that my L fallopian tube was attached to my bowel. He corrected this and cleaned out all of the blood in my abdomen as well as cut the nerve that causes cramps!! :woohoo: (yes I can tell the difference!!)now have just been recovering. I am an impatient one and ready to go again!!!:thankyou:


#11

I’ll be joining you guys too again this month. :frowning: I start Femera again tonight. Worried about the holiday messing things up. I got my surge last month on day 10 which is when my dr wants to see me again. Problem is that is new years day. Not sure what’s going to happen! Hope we won’t miss the window! I hate this roller coaster!

Trying to be positive though! Thinking good thoughts for all of us! Looking forward to updates!


#12

Good Luck ladies.

I’ll be starting fertility medicines in the middle part of Jan if all goes unless we get pg before that time but for now we’re just taking a break an then if af shows in middle of Jan then we be doing baseline scan, SA an more…Unless you want to see I’ll be in the February bracket. Heck who knows… as be middle Jan for meds an IUI in Febuary you all decide if I’ll be welcome later.

See you all then…

Good Luck too all you ladies… :cross: :pray: 4 all…


#13

Hi Ladies!!

My name is Vanessa and in January my husband and I will be doing our 2nd IUI. We had our 1st in November and we were SOOOOOOOO excited when it ended up working for us the very 1st time, with only 3 million post wash swimmers at that!! Unfortunately it ended in a chemical pregnancy. We were devestated at 1st, but then had to just keep reminding ourselves that it did work and we were able to get pregnant. We were told to sit out December, so here we are!! I think my IUI will be around 01/08/12…my hubby’s birthday!! :af: came on Christmas and I started my Clomid again today. I am wishing and :pray: for all of us ladies just longing to be :preg: . Just wanted to join this thread so we can :cheer: each other on along the way. Let’s start 2012 off right!!!


#14

I’m jumping in to this group as well. I was supposed to have my first IUI in December (unmedicated), but never got a positive on an OPK. I was completely bummed about that. It felt so good to finally be doing something proactive with an IUI, but then never getting a positive OPK ruined it. :frowning: My cycles are long anyways, usually between 34 to 38 days, so it feels like I don’t get as many chances - it’s like getting a shot once every month and a half instead of every month. And since my cycles are “regular” even though they’re long, the OB/GYN doesn’t want to put me on any medications. I called the office a couple of days ago to let them know that I still had not gotten a positive OPK and asked what to do. The nurse unsympathetically said that it was probably just stress from the holidays and a “fluke” that I either didn’t catch ovulation or it didn’t happen this month due to stress. Grrrrrr. I was hoping for something a little more clear than that. I’m on CD29 right now, so will be expecting :af: within the next week or so. Then, I guess I’ll just start using the OPK again and we’ll see what happens in January.

Good luck to all of you ladies doing IUI in January. I’ll be :pray: for all of us this month!!!


#15

[quote=MegNDrew]I’m jumping in to this group as well. I was supposed to have my first IUI in December (unmedicated), but never got a positive on an OPK. I was completely bummed about that. It felt so good to finally be doing something proactive with an IUI, but then never getting a positive OPK ruined it. :frowning: My cycles are long anyways, usually between 34 to 38 days, so it feels like I don’t get as many chances - it’s like getting a shot once every month and a half instead of every month. And since my cycles are “regular” even though they’re long, the OB/GYN doesn’t want to put me on any medications. I called the office a couple of days ago to let them know that I still had not gotten a positive OPK and asked what to do. The nurse unsympathetically said that it was probably just stress from the holidays and a “fluke” that I either didn’t catch ovulation or it didn’t happen this month due to stress. Grrrrrr. I was hoping for something a little more clear than that. I’m on CD29 right now, so will be expecting :af: within the next week or so. Then, I guess I’ll just start using the OPK again and we’ll see what happens in January.

Good luck to all of you ladies doing IUI in January. I’ll be :pray: for all of us this month!!![/quote]

If your DH has low sperm count and motility I’d ask about putting you on Clomid. I’ve seen several ladies who have no problems ovulating go on it to help them produce multiple follicles, potentially releasing more eggs in order to give the sperm more targets to aim at. Just food for thought.


#16

:welcome: Ladies!

Meg I’d definately want meds if only for better control on timing. If your OB won’t do it go to a fertility specialist…they will. GL and :babydust: :bsv: To all!

AFM I’m not sure if I’ll get to try this month or not. I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery on tuesday and I’m still in the hospital. I kinda doubt my doc would be ok trying so soon after surgery. Which means I’ll probably have to wait until after my cruise in march. Ugh! I’ll let you all know for sure though. :cross: For me!!


#17

Oh no! I hope that you heal up soon! But, having a cruise to look forward to is nice!!! Where are you going?

The nearest fertility clinic is an hour and a half away from where we live. It also is quite a bit more expensive. Our insurance does not cover anything. :frowning: My OB/GYN wants us to try four IUIs in his office. If those don’t work, then he will refer us to the fertility clinic. My husband has poor swimmers (due to a problem he had as a child, he has always known he may have trouble with fertility), but as far as my doc can tell without further testing, I am okay. In fact, we’ve tried the natural way for six months and each cycle I did get a positive on an OPK. I just failed to get one the first cycle we were going to try an IUI. So, hopefully it is just a “fluke.” If it happens again, I’m definitely asking to at least try Clomid.


#18

:welcome: all of you ladies!

Hope get to know you ladies a little more as we journey together. :grouphug:

Armira, :cross: for you. Wish you get well soon! KUP

Meg; I know what you mean by driving that long. I work an hour from where my re is, makes it very hard to manage.

As hopeful said, :cheer: each other for this difficult journey.

AFM; CD27. Posible re appointment next week.

Farah


#19

[QUOTE=MegNDrew]Oh no! I hope that you heal up soon! But, having a cruise to look forward to is nice!!! Where are you going?

The nearest fertility clinic is an hour and a half away from where we live. It also is quite a bit more expensive. Our insurance does not cover anything. :frowning: My OB/GYN wants us to try four IUIs in his office. If those don’t work, then he will refer us to the fertility clinic. My husband has poor swimmers (due to a problem he had as a child, he has always known he may have trouble with fertility), but as far as my doc can tell without further testing, I am okay. In fact, we’ve tried the natural way for six months and each cycle I did get a positive on an OPK. I just failed to get one the first cycle we were going to try an IUI. So, hopefully it is just a “fluke.” If it happens again, I’m definitely asking to at least try Clomid.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Meg!

I’m feeling a bit better and being discharged today.

Well I’m gonna give you some food for thought. Long and/or irregular periods can be a sign of PCOS. In which case you could be getting a + OPK here and there but the eggs may not be mature. At 30 have you ever been pregnant. Have you had unprotected sex with other men who may not have had fertility issues. If so and you’ve never been pregnant then there is likely something going on with you too. I wouldn’t invest too much more money without having it checked out. PCOS is fairly easy to diagnose…just need an ultrasound. But unless you’ve been a good little girl or very consistent with birth control, I would definately be concerned that there may be something off. I’ve had long and irregular periods my whole life. I’ve been pregnant twice naturally…one ended in mc and the other gave me my 4 yr old DD. but I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS and it is giving me serious trouble with TTC. Just food for thought. I wish you luck! :babydust: And :bsv:


#20

Amirasmommy, I’m so glad that you said that. I have often wondered. I even told my doctor at my last regular visit many of the same things you just mentioned… long periods, occasionally irregular, never getting pregnant before (you’re right, I was not always “good”), etc. This conversation took place in June, just prior to my husband and I trying to conceive. The doctor said to try on our own for six months, then we would take other action. After visiting my husband’s urologist, he basically told us that we would definitely have trouble on his end and recommended an IUI. I guess my doctor still didn’t consider me irregular enough to worry about. But, it has definitely always been in the back of my mind. I think I’m just going to speak up. I’m giving them a call this afternoon to see about having an ultrasound. I feel like I need to be more proactive. And you totally just confirmed what I’ve been thinking.