So many questions / nervous wreck


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[FONT=Arial]Well my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year now we are 24 and 25, we saw our regular doctor who referred us to a specialist after two hysterosalpingograms and a LEEP. I was told I have unexplained infertility, which doesn’t tell me much but my husband has a very good count and good mobility. We tried Clomid and Ovidrel with timed intercourse for 5 cycles with no success. [/FONT][FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]My last cycle we used Clomid and Ovidrel with IUI, if it is unsuccessful and we don’t get pregnant they want to do a laparoscopy in mid July and forgo the month. If everything comes out ok they want to start me on Follistim and Ovidrel using the IUI method, if things don’t come back good they want me to go straight to IVF. [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]I am so stressed about all of this and my hormones are so out of wack because of the Clomid, I am very nervous about using injectables because my insurance will only cover it for 6 months and I am not sure about the side effects. I really hope I wont have to cancel any months because of to many follicles, we wouldn’t mind twins but we don’t want to have an unsafe pregnancy either. Twins would be a blessing but that is defiantly not something we are trying for.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] I notice everyone who has infants and all the pregnant ladies at my work and I am so depressed by it and it seems like everyone I know is expecting and or has new babies. I am just trying to wrap my head around all this and I would really appreciate any advise anyone has to give about injectables, stress relievers, the laparoscopy and or anything else that will help me along the with this crazy rollercoaster. It would be so appreciated.[/FONT]


#2

I was terrified of injectibles. I didn’t take follistim, but I will tell you that the injectibles for IVF did not make me nearly as much of a basketcase as that freaking clomid did. When I was on clomid I was ridiculous. I didn’t start getting wacky on the injectibles until the very end and I don’t think that had anything to do with them but everything to do with my anticipation/anxiety over the next steps.

I had a laparoscopy about 5 years ago and it was easy. However everybody reacts differently. We had that before we even started any clomid or did any IUI’s. So we knew we were only working with half my reproductive system right off the block.

IVF is scary when you are going through it or thinking about going through it. Looking back I sometimes laugh at myself because of how scared I was of all of it. Now we had a wonderfully amazing experience and I know that is not always the case.

Also in regards to twins…with IVF that can be controlled a little easier by only implanting one embryo.

I will keep my fingers crossed for you! Just remember to try to breathe.