Looking for cycle buddies - Anyone starting the tww this week?
this is my 2nd iui TTC #2. I took Follistim CD3-9. I over-responded and had to coast the past few days while my RE monitored my b/w and follicles to see if the iui would be canceled. On Monday I had 16 measurable follies and the biggest 8 were all within 2 mm of each other. After coasting for a few days, it looks like I will release 2 maybe 3. Hopefully this is our lucky cycle! Me and my DH are blessed to have a beautiful baby boy and we would love to give him a baby brother or sister.
Hello ladies - it is 9/19 and I still no AF, but I'm scared to take a test. I think I may hold off another few days...just not ready to see the result if it is BFN.
docsaf - I have an underactive thyroid and am on 50m of Levothyroxine...They haven't confirmed that my infertitlity is directly related to my thyroid problem (I have pcos as well), but in my case I think it is.
Good luck to everyone - sending baby vides to everyone!!!
Hi, hope every thing works out, iv a son at 14, an hav been tryin from 1 year after him 4 another 1, but it hasnt happend, still with the same partner, nothing rong with me r him.. had 3 attempts of iui which sadley failed 2 years ago, on my 9th day of my 2ww (ivf) cnt wait till nex friday, its goin 2 b such a long week, feelin every twinge, an goin 2 the toilet every few mins 2 make sure im nt bleedin. New 2 this 2 an find it very helpfull, thanks 2 u all an the best of luck xx
I did my trigger shot this morning. I only had 1 mature foll, but 1 is all it takes, right? We are doing timed BD, and my RE told me to start progesterone suppositories tomorrow. This is my first month on progesterone. Tomorrow seems early, I'm afraid it will interfere with BD. I am thinking I should wait another day. For those on progesterone supp, when did you start it? Thanks!
Welcome to the new people! I hope (and I know all of you do too) to see lots of BFPs! SSBD!
AlliQ - I understand how you feel. After AF is due, I feel like the hpt has to show a BFP and there is no more excuse for seeing a BFN. Before AF is due I tell myself that I tested too early, etc. But be positive! You still have hope.
Beehappy76 - I took the trigger shot this morning and I have my iui tomorrow at 11:45. Based on past experience my RE usually tells me to start crinone the next day. But every RE is different and 1 day should not make a difference. I think the crinone is messy. If prog sups are the same, I would bd before. Keeping my fingers crossed that we both have 1 really good egg.
I will mention my thyroid issues to my RE and my fertility issues to the endocrinologist. It looks like my primary may have been wrong to say it shouldn't make a difference.
geez i just had a look and everyone on your list seems to have a date to find out-i am having issues....
am now day 14 and my ultrasound today showed 1 little follicle at 8mm and 50+ small ones. the doc has increased my dose of puragon but im getting frustrated-i was on smaller doses last cycle and it did not take this long. at the rate im going it will be another 6+ days til i have a mature follicle! that will be day 20.
good luck to all for this cycle-this is my last chance to fall on iui before the dreaded ivf so im telling my body that this is it-no more messing around! looks like ill be one of the last to find out in the group!
I really appreciate you keeping up with everyone on this thread...I should test 10/3/10, if I can wait that long. That will be exactly 14 days after IUI. When does everyone else test, before or after AF is due to arrive?
Hello all! Its been about 10 days or so since Ive been on, after my BFN last cycle I got kinda cranky lol. But my spirits are back up and were saddled in for another long ride. I went to the RE today CD 13 and they told me I have 3 follicles, 18mm, 25mm and 28mm. They said thats great if they are all follicles but they think one maybe 2 might be cysts. They took my bloodwork and will tell me by my estrogen levels.
They will call me this afternoon to see when to do our trigger and 2nd IUI. Either tomo or wednesday, so I wont be testing officially until most likely 10/5 or 10/6. Ill keep all of you posted.
To all the ppl who are new...HELLO and welcome!! And to all the ppl on here from last month keep up the energy and stay positive!
Hey again! Hows your iui going?
So, I had the worst weekend, I lost my symptoms on Thursday and they haven't come back!! I have 0 symptoms so I am starting to think that it is over for me. I am 6 weeks today and I don't feel pregnant at all :( I have an u/s tomorrow but I think , 99% that I won't see a little heartbeat...... what a shame :(
I wonder if it is normal though? With my DD, I only had symptoms dissapear for half a day, not 4 days, going on the 5th!!!! also, I was nausious at this time last time...so that's why I don't have my hopes up.....
Sorry, just needed to vent :(
Well had my ultra sound this morning, not ready yet. I have to go back for another on wednesday and they possibly with give me the trigger shot (HCG shot), and then I will have my first IUI on thursday!
Hate this waiting game, I wish everything could be sped up. But my cycles are pretty much like clock work for a change!
I had my iui this morning. I don't get u/s nor b/w done on the day of the iui so I'm just hoping that I released 1 or 2 follies and that all is good. As usual, I felt nothing during the iui. I'm never even sure it has happened until it is over. My DH's counts were good. I am working from home today-Wed so I am literally laying in bed most of the day. My RE said to bd tonight and start the crinone tomorrow. I usually take it at night, but I asked and he said that morning or night is fine. I feel like if I do something differently, it might make a difference.
I have an appt with the endocrinologist tomorrow and with the IVF coordinator on Wed. At both appt I will mention the thyroid/fertility connection. Hopefully, my potential thyroid issues will not interfere will my fertility trt.
Is everyone on here getting an iui or using timed intercourse?
For those testing this week - good luck.
Anya10 - Don't get discouraged. Tomorrow you will know for sure. When I was pg, and taking the crinone, my sore bbs disappeared in a single day. I went from feeling sore putting on my bra, to nothing. Everyone is different. I did not have any other symptoms in the beginning and I was disappointed. I think I would have been happier if I threw up every day. I will keep my fingers (and everything else) crossed that you see a healthy little one tomorrow.
AlliQ - I don't know how you manage to resist the hpt. I always say I will, but end up testing 2 days before AF is even due. I have 1 more test left. I am not allowing myself to buy any more after this one is gone. My DH's b-day is 2 days before my beta is scheduled. I know I shouldn't, but I can't help but think it would be a great b-day present for him.
MJinWaiting - Those follie sizes are great. Mine never get that big. The last 2 cycles I had 2 leftover follie structures (I think these are cysts). I continue to take the Follistim, and the cysts have all shrunk by CD12ish to at most 14mm. I hope your b/w shows you have 1 (or more) great mature follies.
Kikkleh - It doesn't matter how long it takes as long as they keep growing. One of the people on another message board didn't get her iui until CD20ish and she only had 1 egg and she got pg. It happens. Her follies stopped growing for a little while and she thought it would be a canceled cycle, but the one was just taking it's time.
thank you for keeping track of all our progress, there's so much going on with all of us and just wanted to say thank you.
I know, DH asked if I wanted to take a test last night and I started crying and saying that I just wasn't ready. I'm truly scared this go around, it always get AF the day after I take the test, just not ready!! I have been feeling very weird this time and not sure if my mind is playing tricks on me. The hpt is on my bathroom vanity waiting for me to drum up enough courage to take it. If no AF by tuesday, then I'll take the test.
Also, good luck and I'm wishing you all the best and sending tons of baby dust your way!!!
Good luck to everyone out there - sending good vibes!!
Hello! I spoke with the nurse this afternoon and I will have my second IUI tomorrow morning. My DH's Bday is also coming up but its 4 days after the beta so I wont be able to wait that long lol but bday present just the same. I will have my beta on 10/5 and will try to hold out until then.
The nurse didnt say anything about the cysts, so Im gonna ask tomo if my levels were high enough for all three to be follicles, yes they are great sizes, when the RE said that I almost fell on the floor lol. I guess this month my follicles listened to my prayers. We will be close to testing the same day, so here's to hoping!!
Kikkleh-hang in there, slow and steady wins the race!!
Anya10 and AlliQ my fingers, toes and eyes are crossed for you two!!
Hi Girls!! Just got back from my trip to Chicago for the weekend. It was nice to get away and try not to think about this 2WW every minute of everyday. I can test on Wed but I feel NO symptoms! I am super bummed. I know that most of you have done NUMEROUS IUIs and this is only my 2nd. I just hope that our time comes soon... ALL OF US!! I would love for all of you guys to give your DHs an amazing bday present. We were walking MILES this weekend and talking. DH said... "if we can not have a baby it isnt the end of the world... our son will go to college in about 7 years and then we can move to a city like Chicago, San Diego, etc and can live life just for us". I think that he is trying to protect his heart. I told him that it sounded great but I am not at that point yet. I am not giving up and he said that he agreed... he wasnt there yet either. I hope that all of you do well in this 2ww!
AlliQ you have some serious willpower girl!!! I would have tested 5 times by now!
AlliQ- Congratulations! I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months!
cutepoppy - welcome! maybe that is implantation cramping? Think positively that it is a good sign.
rmmoye - wonderful that you saw the h/b already!
I went to the endocrinologist and she does not think that my thyroid is related to my fertility issues. All of my b/w came back very normal. apparently I am gaining weight b/c I am eating too much and not exercising enough. I was sort of hoping that I could blame it on my thyroid. I do have several nodules and I have an appt for Nov to get one of the nodules aspirated. She said it is a little big, but nothing to be alarmed about. If I get pg, she recommends canceling the appt and doing it later.
I am officially 1dpo. I started the crinone this morning. So far the only thing I feel is anxious. SSBD to all! There are a few more people testing this week - fingers crossed that there are more BFPs to come.
Congrats AlliQ!!!! Just shows there is hope. I'm hoping for the same thing on 9/30. This is my 3rd IUI and have been ttc for 22 mos. I also say I'm not gonna test but usually do test early. And like someone said, I get AF the day after. I've gotten better at not testing and AF usually comes on the day I should be testing. So we'll see. I'm trying to stay positive this month!!! Good luck everyone else!!!
Kimber1101 - Thank you! My symptoms were cramping and naseau coming and going, but the biggest difference this time was I was extremely bloated and very constipated (sorry tmi) . I was very uncomforatable and my belly hurt when something pushed against it (I have a lab who loves to cuddle and lay on me). My bbs didn't hurt until 14dpo but they were very tingly which was kinda weird.
docsaf - good luck to you - I definitley have everything crossed for you!!!
vbcoach82 - stay positive, I waited 3 days after my ttw was up because I was totally scared and didn't want to see a neg result. Good luck and sending tons of baby dust your way!!
blade77..best of luck...did u test..?
Im 9dpiui , yesterday had mild cramps but today nothing. I dont have sore bbs too. Im really confused. sometimes I feel gasy and also tired. Im using progestrone gel its so messy to clean..dont know whether these symp are connected to the gel..anyways staying positive.. half of the day I will be with laptop reading all symptoms etc. kinda obsessed...
Congrats ali:) to the rest of the girls good luck. Hope all dreams come true and more soon. Ps. I have got three more days till i can test. I'm sick at the moment so hope its not defeating any thing. Baby dust to all
Hello all, So I had my second IUI yesterday, Im feeling very positive about this one. not only were my follicles nice and big (18, 25, 28) but DH count went up from first IUI, (from 12mil to 19 mi), so that was a positive influence. Im a big believer in signs too and when I was sitting in the waiting room I was reading a magazine and read my horoscope and it said "after much frustration new doors will open for you, mercury is direct and your about to start a new chapter". That was huge for me!! Plus during the IUI I was talking about how I met my DH and how in love we are and I think that gave the whole thing a postiive energy!! So here we go...1measly dpiui 13 to go lol
So I went to have a u/s done yesterday and I saw the little heartbeat, 96bpm!!! I am so excited! Anyway, I was extremely happy to see a little bean!! I do have an enormous cyst there and it is bothering me but doc said that it should go away by 12 weeks..I hope so!
Good luck in your tww and I hope that this time you will get pregnant!!
I am praying for more BFP this month!!
Hi, I've been following everyone through this link and decided I needed to join in. I'm in the tww after my third IVF so I might not be the most positive news that everyone wants to hear. So I'm really in that anxious stage as this will be my last attempt. I'm also in that fighting stage of whether I do take a HPT now or just wait, wait, come on just wait a couple more days. I too, Docsafe, am home until today trying to lay around and not be active. I had the transfer on sat 9/18 with two embryos. I pushed for three as this was the last time, but they didn't recommend as the quality was so good, they said the quantity wouldn't make the difference and did I really want triplets. I enjoy reading everyone else's good news and emphathize with all the struggles. I started with IUIs, then IVFs, but am only working with half the equipment: one ovary due to a ovarian tumor. Good luck to all.
I am so excited with everyone's good news!! I agree it totally gives me hope... a light at the end of the tunnel. I love keeping track of everyone's progress. I appreciate you keeping up with that docsaf. I'm already thinking about taking a hpt, but I'm going to try and hold out until Friday.. which is still early. I am a very positive person with almost everything, expect this. All the dreams I have had recently say I'm going to get a BFN. Still hoping for the best!
bbelise - welcome! was it a 3 day or a 5 day transfer? Third time's the charm.
anya10 - that's so wonderful that you saw your little bean and the heartbeat too! Hopefully the cyst will go away soon and you'll be more comfortable.
lgayle04 - are you taking crinone or other progesterone support? I take crinone during the tww and I have the weirdest dreams during this time.
I had my IVF consult today. If this iui is not successful, I will be starting my IVF cycle next month. I had read a lot online and I asked a couple of friends for info before I went. I was still so surprised by the amt of info we received. Our consultation was almost 1.5 hours and the IVF coordinator gave us the "you already know some stuff" version. I know I did not know everything (still don't), but I was surprised by how much more I learned. I can't imagine how long we would have been there if we knew nothing. It was a slight info overload, but overall I got a good feeling. I am still hopeful that the current cycle will be successful, though.
It's Wed and I've been to the doctors every day. I'm emotionally drained and I feel like I need a mental break. And I'm only 2 days into my tww.
If any of the BFP's did something different their lucky cycle, let me know. Others, pass along any advice your RE has given you. My RE is always very encouraging. He tells me not to stress and go about my normal routine.
well im on day 16 and i finally got a rise in my estrogen-it has been a long time coming and they had to keep increasing my puragon-but i still have a few days to go-im only in the 500's (1 follicle). it is our 1st wedding anniversary on monday and there is a good chance that we will be doing our last iui on that day-im looking at it as a good omen.
congratulations to all the bfp's this month-im hoping to be joining you soon!
ur doc said exactly what i want to tell u...dont stress urself..i know its not that simple to say that..last iui i took so much stress...i almost went insane asking my gynaec friends almost the same things repeatedly...so this cycle i am not taking any tension...i am telling myself "if its there ,its there and if not i'll try a second iui next month"...just take care and think positive...
It was a day five transfer. Bloodwork on Monday.
1st IVF did 3 day with no luck, 2nd IVF did 5 day and got pregnant for about a month, but it is strange all my friends and of course friends of friends have had it work on the third time so maybe you're right third time is the charm! Maybe they have worked out all the meds and doses, as they have changed drastically each time. Starting over I would work with what they did this time, hopefully.
Hi girls!!! Congrats Alli!!! Sooo happy for you! Take it easy and enjoy the ride!!
I tested yesterday and it was a BFN :( I called and talked to the nurse. She told me to stop taking the progesterone and wait for AF and start all over again on round 3. I made an appt with the dr to discuss a plan if the 3rd time doesn't work. I hope that all of you get BFPs this round!!
hi ladies, i am new here and have been reading thro all the posts. i was on clomid 100 mg this month and today on CD15 i have follicle sizes 17, 15, 14 and 12 on my left ovary and nothing on the right. i wonder if it is normal to have 4 growing on one and none on the other? also i used OPK today and it shows negative yet. it keeps me thinking there is still time for the follicles to grow hopefully. also it bothers me if there is risk of 4 eggs getting matured with 100 mg clomid? any idea?
I'm on progesterone suppositories. My dreams have been really odd, but I would have never made that connection. I couldn't wait and I took a hpt last night. My DH told me not to b/c it was too early, which it is..... 9dpo. It was negative. I know it was too early to test, but it just reiterates my feelings that the process has failed once again.
I am 9dpo and iui. I called my doctor today because I had to give myself a booster hsg Tuesday and now I'm bloated like I'm 5 months pregnant! She said my progestrone level a week after my iui was 62. It has never been that high. It was 21 in August and 20 in July. I know it doesn't mean I'm pregnant, but I'm still hopeful! I get to test a week from tomorrow. Bring it on!!!!
Kellykonnor - so sorry to hear your hpt was a BFN. Try to stay positive!
kikkleh - slow but steady wins the race. How high does your RE want your estrogen to be? My last iui, not the current cycle, I had 2-3 mature and my estrogen was only about 700. My E2 had risen, and then I coasted, and my E2 fell.
praying4_2 - welcome! I don't know the answers to all of your questions. Each month I typically have a dominant ovary. I tend to over-respond and when I do, 1 ovary will produce 1 follie that grows and the other ovary will produce 2-4 follicles that grow. This month, I either released 1 or 2 - if 2, then from the same ovary. I think ovaries take turns during natural cycles. Maybe there is still a dominant ovary during stimulated cycles.
lgayle04 - i had a dream a couple of months ago that I got a BFP. It didn't happen that month. Hopefully your dream will be wrong too (in the opposite direction of course)
I bought hpt's from the internet and they advertise to detect beta levels over 25. When I was pg I tested when I was 10dpo - BFN. I went in for my beta at 14dpiui and it came back BFP! i took another hpt on 15dpiui - BFN. I took another hpt at 16dpiui - BFN. I tested b/c I wanted to see a positive hpt. My DH told me to stop taking cheap hpt's b/c i was just upsetting myself and I should just believe the doctor. I know a lot of people online have used the $ store pg tests and they have been accurate. In my case, the internet ones were not.
Hi everyone, Today is only 3 dpo and it already feels like forever... I keep hoping I will feel some sort of symptoms even though I know it is way too early for that. It is so hard not to obsess about it. Plus it is my first month on progesterone, so I know anything I do feel might just be from that. Anyone have tips to reduce the stress of the waiting?
I am still waiting to ovulate, so I can let you know my test day. I am hoping my monitor goes to peak tomorrow and then I will start the 2ww on Saturday. I will keep you posted so you can add my test date. Thanks for keeping our list going!
Sorry you got a BFN so far, but it is early like you said and your past history shows it doesn't mean much. Hoping you still get your BFP this cycle!
I wish I had suggestions, but it is so hard waiting and waiting! Especially taking progesterone that makes you feel pregnant. Sending you lots of baby dust that this is your cycle!
Nancy, my acupuncturist, has asked me to just relax after my monitor goes to peak which means no more temping, or going on the internet for medhelp or research. It will be hard, but I told her I would do it. So, Friday or Saturday might be my last post for a while.
docsaf- hi, my clininc tell me that a mature follicle gives off about 1000 estrogen but smaller follicles also give off estrogen and as i have pcos i have 50+ smaller follicles giving off estrogen so i think they will do my iui when estrogen reaches 1200. i just got blood results and it has risen to 830. they told me to have bloods tomorrow and be prepared to do iui, otherwise it will be monday! (monday is our fist wedding anniversary so is a good omen)
praying4_2-i have a fair bit of knowledge on the clomid cycles (i did 5). it doesnt matter that your follicles are all from 1 ovary-makes no difference at all. follicles are considered mature around the 18-22 mark and they grow 1-2mm per day so i expect you would probably ovulate in the next day or two-meaning your 12 and 14mm follicles will probably not mature in time. hope that helps.
You girls are not going to believe this... Went from BFN on Tuesday to a BFP today!!!! I did 3 EPT tests and one digital! Going to the doc in a few for my BETA!! Sooo excited but still cautious!! Good luck to all!!! I will post later about the beta!
docsaf - I don't think I get a blood test unless I get a bfp. Maybe I should call them. I don't even trust that when my AF comes it means anything. The very first time I got a BFP was when I went in for my hsg and they test as a precaution. This is after a six day period. It came up positive and when I went to the doc for the blood test it was over 500. So weird.
Well today is 8 dpiui. Waiting *****. I'm not feeling any symptoms yet. But who knows if I will. Everyone is different. I'm going to buy some Dollar Store tests and maybe start taking them in a few days. What the heck? Officially I'm not supposed to test for another week. Boo! Congrats Kelly and anyone else with BFPs this month. Spread some of that luck to the rest of us please!!!!!!!!!!!!
kellykonnor - yeah! Congratulations that is such wonderful news! Go celebrate with some milk and cookies!
lgayle04 - my RE automatically schedules a beta 14dpiui. On injectables, my AF has been coming 12dpiui so I've never needed to go in for it. After I was pg, my cycle was off. My 2nd cycle was only 17 days long. I admit - I took 2 hpts. I knew it was AF, but I could not help but hope that I was wrong. Your experience makes me think that it can happen.
Risa - I was wondering who Nancy was. It is a good idea; I'm not strong enough. I'm constantly looking for more information that will "help" during the tww. enjoy your time off and relax! I look forward to hearing good news when you return.
The work part of my day is going by quickly, but the tww still seems to be dragging. Anybody have fun weekend plans? We might go to a corn maze at a local farm tonight. I am meeting a friend for brunch on Sunday and we are going to a 1st birthday party on Sunday. And I really should clean, do laundry, etc. Busy!
Thanks for your support.... well, i had another u/s today and it has raised my hopes as well as keeps me worried. i have the 4 follicles at 22, 19, 18 and 17. i am so excited about it as well as DH keeps asking- what if all 4? OMG, i cant bear to cancel this much-awaited cycle just because of the risk. doc advised i could ovulate any time now. i am just praying for 1 or 2 to get fertilised. has anyone gone through this like mine and got one or two at the most? what are my chances? this is my first cycle on clomid and so dont know what to expect. i will be going to have another u/s on 09/27 and probably would have ovulated by then...hopefully.
My 3rd injectable cycle I definitely released 1, there was an 80% chance I released 2 others, and a 30% chance I released each of 2 others. I don't know how many I did release, but I got pg with one. i gave birth to a healthy DS 9 months later! I will keep my fingers crossed for you that all turns out well.
Congrats to the new mama's:) Good luck to the rest of the ladies. I go for my beta test tomorrow. Don't think its good news as the early detection pee test was neg this morning. 13 days past iui. Trying to keep smiling! Baby dust to all. May all our dreams come true and more soon!
You had your AF 12dpiui even on crinone? All these meds have really messed up my natural cycle. AF now only last 2 or 3 days. Cycles are also much shorter, but I typically have to stop taking progesterone and then AF comes soon afterwards.
First I would like to say Thanks to all of you that have been here with your inspirational stories, listening skills, sweet emails, great advice, etc. So... I went for my beta today and it came back at 250. She said that she was looking for anything over 5 so I'm happy with the #. I have to go back Monday morning for a 2nd beta to make sure that my #s continue to rise. Assuming the #s rise, i will go back mid October to have a u/s and check for the heartbeat. She wants me to stay on progesterone morning and night until the U/s appt. Anyone have to do this in the past. I'm sooo excited but cautious at the same time. DH is sooo happy! He is soo sweet and brought home 3 dozen roses and a beautiful card.
Congratulations! You are my inspiration now! My HPT was negative on Thursday, nurse said shame on me too early. Go for bloodwork on Monday 9/27. I have a question, I've never taken the progesterone in the morning too. Is that better? to take it in the morning and the evening? I'm currently on the prog ethyl oleate 1 cc at night. My doc says this is the strongest form and it HURTS-forms huge tender bumps.
Monitor went to peak, so today is my last day on medhelp until 2ww is over. You can put my test day Oct. 9. If AF is going to happen, it will be on Oct. 5 since I usually only go 10 dpo.
I hope to see tons of BFP when I sign back on after 2ww!
I know you got your BFP and you said you were extremely bloated and constipated....Was that as early as the beginning of the TWW or was it closer to the last week? I am only 4dpiui and I have been so bloated/constipated since the IUI. it wasnt like this last month with IUI, so I was curious.
I am on progesterone suppositories and they are 200mg. I get sore bb's and headaches but not any lumps. If you are taking a high dose... I would only tell you to take it once a day. I hate the suppositories because they are messy and it is hard to make sure that thy are all the way up there. Best of luck! I hope you get your BFP on Monday. 2-5 days makes a huge difference!
hi everyone, had bloods on friday and saturday-friday estrogen was 830, sat it was 1900! i still have two days to go til iui on monday so im hoping i have 2 eggs there (i have pcos so it could just be lots of little buggers giving off estrogen), but i believe there might be two there due to previous levels. im really upset with my clinic this cycle-its my second iui and the first ultrasound showed an 8mm follicle and 60+ small ones, so they should have sent me back for another ultrasound as they decided to increase my puragon dose. they wouldnt let me go back for another ultrasound so now the only way ill know if there were two eggs is if i get twins. fingers crossed-i feel like this infertility has gone on for so long that twins would make up for lost time!
praying4_2- i wouldnt stress about the chaces of 3 or 4 implanting. even if they all fertilize they still have to all implant in the lining-it is pretty rare. stress will not help you either.
mich-dont worry about the clomid not working. i did 4 cycles on it and the first 3 were great but the 4th it did not get the levels that the clininc were after and they said my body had now become used to that drug. they changed me to puragon injections (and iui) so fingers crossed this second one works.
kelli connor-congrats on your bfp-im jealous! but happy for you! keep us informed on your betas.
kikkleh - fingers crossed! very happy to put a date next to your name. Happy Anniversary!
This weekend was a whirlwind. Me and my DS went to my nephew's football game on Sat. my nephew is 6. I was surprised that they played a real football game. It was 1.5 hours long and it was about 85+ outside (early in the morning too) and very sunny. My DS liked sitting in the grass and people-watching. Sat afternoon me and my DH (and DS) tried to track down DS's formula. The packaging was discontinued so the stores have none on the shelf. We had to switch formula. My DS is all about food, but the last time we had to give him a different formula there was an adjustment period. Yesterday I met a friend for brunch. She is 21w pregnant with twin girls. She looks great and is so organized and put together. She doesn't realize it, but she has a plan for everything and it is all worked out. When I left and started to think about how disorganized I am (my thoughts, etc.) I felt like such a slacker. And in the afternoon we drove 2 hours to a 1st b--day party. It was nice, but we were all ready to pass out at the end of the day.
I am officially halfway through my tww. The first time I was pg, I never saw a BFP on a hpt. But I'm thinking that was unusual. For those who have gotten BFP's before, what was the earliest test? My DH's b-day is 10/2 (12dpiui). I'm so tempted to test b/c it would be a great b-day present. But I don't want to be disappointed.
I had my mid tww appt today, b/w and u/s. I ovulated 2 eggs and my lining looks good. They will call me this afternoon if I need progesterone. I am really feeling positive about this cycle. I have my beta scheduled for monday 10/4/10. One day earlier than I thought. I am going to try with all my might to not test before the beta. I get so down when I see the negative result, I would rather get AF than a negative. I know you all know how I am feeling. Even though some of us (including me) are a POAS addict lol.
I hope all your cycles are going well! Youre all in my prayers! I hope we get to see some more BFPs on here!!!
Congratulations to all those who turned BFPs in the last few days.
Well, I got my OPK positive yesterday, so I guess it would have ovulated by now. I will know by friday, when I go for a blood work.I was also feeling lower abdomen cramps yesterday, so I guess it was it. If so I can test by Oct 10, Oct 9 is going to be my birthday, dont know if this will make the biggest birthday present ever!
kikkleh- happy first anniversary, as you hope, may everything turn good for you. I will also know by around your time. may God show mercy on us all.
docsaf- thanks. yeah, worries about 4 follicles has now given way to whether it will work this time for me. keeping my fingers crossed. wonder if it has worked for anyone in the first clomid cycle at all!
Rmmoye- I'm really sorry to hear that! Maybe you are a week earlier than they think. I will be praying for your heartbeat on Friday :) keep us posted!!!
Nurse called and said I had a great rise in my Beta from 250 to 820!!! Whoo hoo!! Progesterone was low from last weeks tests but they told me to take the suppositories morning and night last Friday so hopefully it made a difference. They will test my blood today and let me know! Keep praying that my progesterone goes up!! She said not to stress because progesterone can be fixed!! Fingers crossed!!
Rmmoye - I'm really sorry, but at least there is still hope. Praying for a heartbeat on Friday.
Kellykonnor - Yeah Kelly! Great news! way more that doubling! Do you think it may be multiples?
Ok so I have taken several hpt and I thought they were BFN, but then I would come back and there would be a faint line. I did some research and it seemed like they were most likely evaporation lines. I went to the doc this morning to have some blood work to make sure one way or the other. Beta was 20.. the nurse said it could go either way. So we are going to retest on Wednesday. I was sooooo nervous when they called I was kinda shaking, which is unlike me. I am not going to give my hopes up, but at least they didn't say it was negative. Good luck with everyone cycle... hope to see lots of BFP!!
Nurse told me to go for bloodwork..so may be today evening or tomo morning I will do the
blood test...My symp: yesterday night I had really bad back pain, it radiated frm lower region and went up to middle back....and ahh frequent trip to loo..
hoping for the best result..
Kellykonnor - great numbers! did they schedule an u/s for you?
prayin4_2 - The 1st person I met on medhelp got pg on her first cycle of Clomid - timed intercourse not iui. It does happen! Fingers crossed!
Aniaj - if you call and tell your doctor you got a BFP on a hpt, can you get a beta? How many dpo are you?
lgayle04 - When was your iui? Maybe you have a late implanter. When I was pg my 1st beta was pretty low. It was a Thurs. and the nurse called to tell me that I should come in the following Monday, Wednesday, and Friday just to make sure that all was well. The measurements start at 0. As long as it rises appropriately, that is the only thing that matters. Good luck!
I am 8dpiui. As usual, no symptoms. Just strange dreams. It's very frustrating. I can't help but wonder if the crinone works if there are no signs. Has anyone tried to lose/maintain their normal weight while on meds? I've already gained 10 lbs in the past 2-3 months. Has anyone tried to lose weight during the 1st 2w of their cycle (before O)? I know this sounds nuts, but I am bursting out of my pants and it is upsetting to have to try on so many clothes to find something that I am comfortable in. I don't want to buy another "temporary" set of pants for work. If I were pg, I'd be happy to do it (and I know I will have to) But I don't want to do it before.
My iui was Sept 13. So Monday was 14dpiui when my beta was 20. I have been obsessing about what 20 means. Can my body naturally produce hcg w/o being pregnant? Does it mean that a fertilized egg implanted but was not developing properly? or is everything fine? I don't know. I going to try to engulf myself with work today so I won't think about it.
Keep Faith, and we are all here praying for you. ( I have a friend that conceived naturally and it happened the same thing, but it was found way later so don't loose hope!!
docsaf - I know what u are talking anout the weight (I have gained almost 12-14 lbs) because of the cycle...I have read that when you are going through these types of process, to relax (DO NOT DIET) That if you feel like eating something do it (not in excess)...I took it to serious jajaja...but I am like you don't have any clothes and don't want to buy unless I don't have to? Let's hope we do have to buy clothes but for preggers!
GOD BLESS ALL LADIES going through this phase in life....MAy we all be blessed in anyway!
Today I am 12dp iui. I took a test on Sun just for kicks and it was BFN. It was just a dollar store test. I'm saving the good tests for later this week. I'm trying not to obsess about every little thing I feel or symptom I think I'm having. I feel ya ladies. At least I know I'm not alone obsessing. Good luck lgayle04 and aniaj, and all the other waiting and trying. Hopefully this is it for all of us!!!
rmmoye-were all praying and hoping for your friday appt!!
lgayle04-I think my RE looks for anything over 5, so I would think 20 is a good thing, fingers are crossed and Im praying for you that your numbers go up!
Aniaj-Good luck with your beta!!! were rooting for you!
Docsaf-Im 7dpiui and Im the same as you, no symptoms yet, I really proud of myself this cycle bc for some reason im not going insane about my symptoms or the what-ifs.(then again it is only day 7 lol) Im enjoying this tww and keeping busy with work and school. trying not to stress, or over react. I did think this morning though, I wonder when Ill start to feel something if I am pregnant.
The RE scheduled me for my beta on 13dpiui so I hope thats not too early for good numbers??
Is anyone around 7-8 dpiui feeling anything different?
Here's what happened since my last post. I got the result of my blood test to measure my progesterone levels and was told that my levels were low which I was led to believe meant that I was not pregnant.
Today, wating for my period to come I deceided to take a test and got a BFP!!!!!! I go for my blood test tomorrow so I will keep everyone posted. Good luck and baby dust!
I'm new to this site. I've been ttc for a year and a half now. I just had ultrasound and the technician told me that I have a 1cm polyp. I'm really worried now. did anyone experience having polyps and got pregnant? my appointment with my doctor is not till oct 27th and I'm desparate for answers.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE :))
Hi girls, just an update. I am still pregnant which is a good thing :) 7 weeks today, saw the heartbeat and feel extremely nausious all day and all night long!!!
My next appt with a midwife is going to be in 3 weeks only and I am a little scared...I hear too many stories about the heart stop beating all the sudden before week 11....I really hope that this pregnancy stick though... :)
GOOD LUCK To all of you!!!
im with you on the weight gain. last cycle was my first on puragon and i managed to put on 5 kgs! -im not sure what that is in pounds but i think its around 15 pounds! clothes started looking terrible on me and it does nothing for your confidence!
funny thing is this round on puragon i have not put on much weight-i guess my body is getting used to the meds.
i spent the whole week exercising when AF came to try and lose some weight.
rmmoye- try not to stress about it-it will only do you harm. do you have a tilted/retroverted uterus? i do and docs told me that sometimes a heartbeat cannot be found as the uterus is too far away from the top of the stomach.? just a thought.
lgayle04, my clininc considers anything above 25 a pregnancy-but that doesnt explain why you have hcg in your system-were you on hcg injections (pregnyl etc)?
hopefully it is just a late implantation and your body has only recently been producing hcg. when i found out i was pregnant-i was 4.5 weeks and my hcg came back at 27, it then rose to 38. unfortunately they did not catch my low progesterone in time and i miscarried.
i hope everything works out fine for you.
thanks to those who wished me happy 1st anniversary-wasnt the most romantic one-with us doing iui on that day but oh well-thats the life in fertility treatment!
im possibly 1-2 days past ovulation so we are still trying just incase. nipples are just beginning to get tender so im pretty sure that means i have ovulated and my progesterone is surging. fingers crossed-if it doesnt work this month we have to move to ivf-and im scared of that!
I appreicate the suggeston. I don't have that problem. I syill am trusting God with this. I go for a 2nd opnion tomorrow. It will at least give me 3 us . We also just found out that my insurance will
Longer be accepted by my re as of november. It is already not being accept by 2 hospitles. I'm hoping the state changes insurance companies. Thanks for the prayers ladies.
Well AF is starting today. I'm bummed. Really thought this was it this month. Guess 3rd time is not the charm for us. My dr only recommends 4 tries of iui so we will be going for round 4 in a few weeks. After that we're gonna take a good 6 mos braek from all this. We need to get our lives back. My insurance thankfully covers all of this but we need to just get away from all of this. I hope the rest of you have better luck than me this month!
It helps hearing about your experience. I took a trigger shot, but it was over 16 days ago at the time of the first beta test. I went to get another beta this morning (results won't be in until tomorrow morning). I asked the nurse a few questions and she said it means that a fertilized egg implanted, but most likely didn't develop properly. I had told her that I took another hpt and the positive line was pretty faint so I was pretty sure it was going to be a negative result. I am really worried that it has something to do with the egg quality and that's why we couldn't get pregnant naturally. There is really nothing you can do to fix that. It's discouraging, but we will keep trying.
There are a few who are waiting for blood test results. Fingers crossed that you get good news.
vbcoach82 - sorry to hear that AF is coming.
llayton2010 - I've heard that it varies on how long it takes for the hcg to get out of people's system, but that the average is 10 days.
MJinWaiting - what is your secret for not obsessing? I'm busy enough with everything else, but if I stop doing things, my mind wonders back to the tww. I don't think 13dpiui is too early. The number may be lower than if you waited until 14dpiui, but the RE will know you are only 13dpiui and will take that into account.
Hello all. I hope u are all in good health. Just to update. I'm waiting for my af to start properaly so i can start my femara course and them approx iui date will be between the .11-14. My af better start i'm irritated now with it. Any ways just thought i would let u all know as i haven. Told any of my friends or family of whats going on as they give to much pressure after the two mc's we decided to keep treatment limited to just our fokes knowing. Keep all well. Baby's keep growing and new babies forming to everyone. Keep smiling all!
16dpiui blood test came negative..:-((...I think what I gt frm hpt test was false positive..
people say there is still hope until af comes..best way is to forget and neglect all your symptoms and just concentrate on something else..
congrats and best of pregnancy to those who have got positive :-)))
prayers to those who are in the process,
Docsaf-I dont know what the secret is except that I have this overwhelming calm feeling about this cycle. I dont know if thats a good thing or I just have become numb to yet another tww. Which is weird bc Im def an obsessor, and a POAS addict but I promised DH that I wouldnt test before beta unless I absolutely needed to. I get so bummed out when I see the negative results and he hates when Im sad.
tjimenez10-CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Happy and Healthy 9 nine months ahead!!
All- I am 9 dpiui today (just had to count that on the calendar...weird bc I usually know exactly what day I am) no crazy symptoms yet. I have had a little heartburn and indigestion, but I have had that before so could mean nothing. Yesterday I started wiith a little scratch in my throat, I hope Im not getting sick again. And I still have a little CM. I usually dont have any at all at this point but there is still some there, not abundant by any means though.
I had this dream the other night (tuesday night) that we had boy/girl twins and were bringing them home from the hospital, it felt so real. Then yesterday I was watching "A baby Story" and "Bringing Home Baby" on TLC (I work from home and watch these on my lunch) and both shows had a set of Boy/Girl twins!!!! I have only seen a few shows where they deliver twins and for them to show it back to back I kinda felt something weird was up lol.
Hope everyone is doing well, anyone having any symptoms to share? Sometimes I dont want to share my symptoms bc if Im not prego then I feel silly, like then what was I feeling, but then I realized that I want to know exactly what i was feeling whenever I do get pregnant so Im gonna keep documenting, bc feeling silly is well worth knowing what I felt when I was really pregnant!
I thought I felt symptoms this time. A week after my iui I had some different feelings in my belly. Kind of twinges or a burning feeling. Never felt that before. I felt calmer about this one too. Just thought this was it. I was wrong as AF came yesterday. We are doing one more iui (our 4th) and then when that doesn't work we are going to take a good 6 mos or so break from all this. No more counting days, going to the dr, taking meds etc. We need to get our lives back. Its been almost 2 yrs of craziness. I hope those of you still in your tww have better luck than we did. I know I sound negative and I apologize for that but the being positive and getting shot down is getting old. I truly wish everyone good luck!!!
My us today confirmed no heart beat, fetal pole had pulled away and things were Breaking down. There was no blood flow dected. This is hard now i have lost two in a row. I know God will get me through. DH and both moms are lost for words and have cried also. God knows i can handle it or he would put me through it but it still hurts so bad. October is going to suck!!! Our first baby was due between our birthdays. Having this one made it not hurt when people forgot and ask or when i got stuff from the hospitle saying looking forward to see u, dont forget this things. Now i have two losses on my mind. I am thankful this one happened earlier than the last, but it still hurts. Dh has taken the lead and is making the decisions. I cant talk to the drs right now or decide anything. I told him i didnt want the dnc. so he is pushing for the pill that makes it happen naturally. it appears my body is doing it anyways. the baby is already breaking down. seeing it today was hard. i couldnt believe the difference. it was no longer one form. WE will be starting over again. sorrry if i went into too much details.
I am very sad, I did the b/w and it came back negative (worst part don;t have AF) I was so positive that it was going to work...My last hope is that I have a frozen one waiting..God knows what will happen...Ladies sorry for your BFN's too. Those waiting GOOD luck and GOD bless you!!!
I am so sorry. didnt expect to hear this. felt like crying for you.
this is for you
Faith is being willing to trust God -
turning your hopes and problems over to Him and trusting in His wisdom -
and knowing that somehow everything will turn out for the best. No
matter how difficult or dark things become, there is always a light.
Kimber1101 - 9/23
Durban81 – BFN -very patiently waiting for AF
kimepp - 9/24 - hoping for an early b-day present
lgayle04 - BFN
aniaj - waiting for AF
cutepoppy - 9/30?
red3077 - BFN
vbcoach82 - AF arrived 9/28
blade77 – 10/1?
0aniaj – 10/3?
llayton2010 - 10/3
Beehappy76 – 10/4?
docsaf - 10/4
MJinWaiting - 10/4
Risa615 - 10/5
Niketa12 - 10/8
kikkleh - 10/13
mich183 - ?
prayin4_2 - ?
rmmoye - I'm so sorry. I don't know what I can write that will comfort you. It sounds like you have a wonderful husband and family to help support you, and great inner strength and faith. What you are going through is hard. You are in my thoughts.
Niketa12 - 4dpiui still seems early for the shot to be out of your system though if the average is 10days. But, I'm not a doctor and everyone is different, so maybe it is. It definitely does not mean that things don't look good. Implantation doesn't happen until 4dpo at the earliest, so it would be way too early to get a BFP b/c you are pg.
Aniaj, red3077, vbcoach82 - sorry to hear that this cycle was not successful. Wishing you a successful next cycle.
tjmenez10 - Yeah! BFP! wishing you a healthy and happy 9 months.
MJinWaiting - your DH sounds like my DH. My DH made me promise not to buy any more hpt's. He hated to see me stress and upset myself.
I am 10dpiui. I feel a little crampy today and i thought I saw a red spot when I wiped this morning - the typical signs that AF is coming over the next couple of days. my DH's b-day is on Sat. I have told myself that if I will not test. If I get AF I will keep it to myself until Sunday. Finding out we are pg would be a wonderful b-day present for him. But the news won't be less wonderful if we find out on an "ordinary" day.
Docsaf thank you very much for your kind words. I know ur not a dr but it feels better hearing from people who have at least gone through similar situations.
I am 7dpiui i had some milky white discharge yesterday and today im still bloated and my breasts are sore..i hate actually reading in to situations but im just wanna know like all of us....oct 8 seems sooo far away..thank you ladiess
Today is my big testing day that I have been waiting 17 days for. Guess what? AF came last night and ruined everything. I'm really sad, but really ticked off. I really thought this was the month and I was pregnant. I wish everyone lots of luck. We are taking a break and I don't know for how long. Take care.
Sorry to hear that. I feel your pain. This was our 3rd IUI and have been trying for 22 mos. We're gonna do one more and then take a good 6 mos break from all this. I'm looking forward to the break. We're gonna take a trip and get back to focusing on our marriage and not just all about having a baby. Maybe it'll just happen then. Good luck to you!
I am so sorry for your loss, breaks my heart. Many of us can relate, but it never makes it any easier. I am really glad to hear that you have such a supportive family to help you through. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Kimber1101 - 9/23
Durban81 – BFN -very patiently waiting for AF
kimepp - 9/24 - hoping for an early b-day present
lgayle04 - BFN
aniaj - waiting for AF
cutepoppy - AF arrived 10/1
red3077 - BFN
vbcoach82 - AF arrived 9/28
hollyjo43015- AF arrived 10/1
blade77 – 10/1?
0aniaj – 10/3?
llayton2010 - 10/3
Beehappy76 – 10/4?
docsaf - 10/4
MJinWaiting - 10/4
Risa615 - 10/5
Niketa12 - 10/8
prayin4_2 - 10/8
kikkleh - 10/13
mich183 - ?
So far, it has been a banner day - not. Well, I started spotting last night and am still spotting. For me, clear signs that AF is on her way! In addition, our HR dept sent out an email regarding changes in health plans our company offers. This year, my company offered 19 different health plans. Next year, my company will be offering 4. My current plan will not be covered. I know I am extremely lucky to have had my iui's covered and my current plan covers 3 ivf's. I will not know if any of the new plans will cover ivf until the end of Oct. New plan will go into affect on Jan 1. that means I will definitely not be taking a break. My RE is a solo-practice so he groups together all of the IVF patients so that they start their cycles together. I can either just make the next cycle (if AF comes today) and have the implantation done at the beginning of Nov. That means if the 1st ivf is unsuccessful, I can have another one done (I think) by the end of the year. If I do not make the 1st group, then I will have the implantation done Thanksgiving week. If it is unsuccessful, then I will have to wait until next year. I hate that finances are a consideration. We would do it either way, but it is additional stress. Sorry about the vent.
I hope everyone is doing well. SSBD to those still in their tww. I would love to see many more BFP's.