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Fall IUI anyone?

Postby margi26 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:41 pm

Hello there ladies!! Anyone out there doing IUI this Fall??

I am 43 and after 3 cycles of IVF I am turning to IUI due to the fact that insurance has run out and this is what we can afford. DH and I are doing it with stims. I started stimming 2 days ago.

Anyone out there wanting to cycle together? I have been posting on the IVF board and am familiar with all the ladies there, but I thought I'd see if there were folks doing IUI that would want some support through our cycle.

Let me know!!! :D :D
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby nwquiz » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:37 pm

hey nice to hear someone is in the same boat. i will be doing iui as well with injectables. so we can be buddies but i dont start for another two weeks or so. had a set up. but hoping for thebest. which clinic do you go to? i go ti cc
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby margi26 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:53 am

nwquiz:

Super!! Where do you live? Are you in NC too? I am in Charlotte....I just completed my IUI on Friday and was so pleasantly surprised at how easy it was--especially compared to IVF. I stimmed with Gonal-F and only needed 8 days to get enough follies for trigger! At my age, I was pretty pleased. I got 3 follies that were of the mature size, with 4 close behind--that might have matured in time for ovulation. All on one side--since I only have one tube, the one side is all that matters. I hope that this cycle is successful for us, but I am prepared to try again if it isn't.

What stim are you using? Is this your first cycle? How are you feeling? When you start, I should be getting my results.....I hate the 2ww...it is so nerve-wracking!! I also plan to POAS...do you?
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby nwquiz » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:44 pm

am in raleigh and no i have not started this new cycle. oh i have had at least six iui with one miscarriage. they are easy but the last two i was on gonal. i will be on gonal 150iu. am a slow responder. the problem they had with me was a stricted cervix so wehn the doc found out that after all the difficult iuis he recomended to open/dilate my cervix before the nexxt iui which was easier. so this time i hope to have it easy as well. but since we are self pay this is my last shot. actually not am just waiting to get all my meds straigt before we go for it.
otherwise dont h=worry that soound good on your part? hope to hear some good news on your end/
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby margi26 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:33 pm

Thanks...gonal-F 150 is what I am using as well. Insurance covered us until the end of the 3rd IVF. I really wish we had tried IUI first because we could have afforded to do a lot more rounds of this than the 3 IVFs and I think we would have been successful. But, who really knows, right?

Being self-pay is hard! I have had some blessings in regards to the medications...gonal-F is NOT cheap out of pocket. (If this cycle works for me I may have some extra I could share with you. I can't promise, of course, because I will still need it if we need to do another cycle.)

I see you joined this site in 2007--have you been trying since then? I so admire your perseverance.

Sorry to hear about your miscarriage...that is so awful--I know. :( How far along were you?

Glad they figured that out about your cervix! That should help this cycle...was it painful for you with a restricted cervix? I never heard of that..

Hope you get all set soon! I am supposed to get my beta on Friday, November 5th, but I am going out of town that day for my high school reunion up North...so I will go in on Thursday the 4th and should know the results that day.

Do you use HPT's (home pregnancy tests) during your wait?
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby nwquiz » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:28 pm

Yes i always used the test after about a week.I was suprised the one at everything is a dollar just work as good. I could not resisit and just wait blindly coz that 2ww feels like the end of the world. Well i had got a positive went and my beta were rising well. then when i was scheduled for the first ultrasound a fetal pole was not located. it was so devastated coz it was that week of christmas. it just broke my hurt. on the 23rd i had to take drag metos cant think of the name in full or get a d&C. so that is how it ended. yes l have been on and off this long coz we try to raise enoug money since am with the state health plan and it does not pay for anything. i pay all out of pocket. but its a passion we really want and have to keep trying. but we have talked and really this time its our last chance. no more.
They only had trouble getting the catethere in all the time and i guess noone eve thought about it since the nurse trys first. after she fails then the doc would step in and do it. but it never really hurt but it felt unconfortable and i alway bleed some after the procedure.
Girl you are so lucy to have insurance that pays. But again sometimes you never know why things happen but you just have to keep the faith.
i wish you all the best. and am hoping to hear some good news your end. you know one thing that has kept me going is this forum.
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby margi26 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:27 pm

So sorry to hear about that loss. I am so hoping this will be the cycle for you. Especially since they figured that out about your cervix.

We were definitely blessed to have insurance coverage, but now that it is maxed out we are self-pay too.

I definitely do the HPTs!! I started today in fact. Not expecting a positive, but hoping for a negative just so I know that the trigger shot is out of my system. I got a negative so I will wait a few days and hope for a positive!!
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby nwquiz » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:34 am

okay today is kinda earely for a positive but like yousaid you now know the meds are out of your system. so by tue you shold get some real results and am praying for a positive. be positive till the end. i used to do yoga to calm me down some durig the 2ww.
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby margi26 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:48 pm

Nwquiz: Still no positive yet... :( I was really hoping that by today I would see it...I know there is still hope, but it is so difficult. Do you remember how you count with IUI? At first I was counting days past trigger, but then I realized I should probably be counting past ovulation, which would be 36 hrs (or so) after trigger. I am now 11 days past trigger, but 9 days past ovulation (and probably--hopefully!--conception). So maybe another day or two will make a difference? I have only done IVF before. You have been down this IUI road--6 times? What a strong woman you are. I will say it again: you are very strong.

I am sad today...but trying to be hopeful. This is so hard.
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Postby nwquiz » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:49 pm

Its stressful but what do you do. Actually before my sixth we sat down and talked we the financial lady and realized had we just done ivf to satrt with it would have been better and less stress coz we had just spend about the same amount of cash. But oh well the story we kept getting is even in perfect healthy 18yr old the odds are 25% per cycle.
THat aside i was always told to count the day of iui as the day of ovulation. and not the day of trigger.
Men i was hoping to hear some good news on your end? but you never know there are some late implanters that grown to be healthy babies so dont lose hope yet.
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby margi26 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:51 am

BFN

Sigh :(

We will wait for AF and then give it one more try. I just don't know how it could go better? Everything "seemed" great...follies, HSG, sperm...sigh...talk more later.
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby nwquiz » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:39 pm

Am so sorry to hear about that. Men that sucks but dont let it kill your spirits. Go forit. I was to start stims today but i will not till next month. so am not happy on my part but again dec will be here before i know it so we might be cycling together unless you are going straight for it. please keep in touch. and take time to heal and pick yourself up.
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby margi26 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:33 am

Sorry you are having to wait until December, but as you said--it will be here before you know it! I have started stimming again. I had a cyst, but my Estogen level and FSH were fine, so we could go ahead. Whew! I wish I knew yoga--I have some friends that are really into it. I know that it would help. I am going to try to get to the acupuncturist this cycle. Best of luck to you. Thanks for all your support.
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby nwquiz » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:11 pm

hey congrats on your new cycle. i envy you. i wish i was cycling this month. with cysts my clinic refuses to let on cycle. i have had to sit out and puut on birth control pills. but i wish you all the best.
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Re: Fall IUI anyone?

Postby margi26 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:55 am

Nwquiz: How are you feeling? That is weird that your clinic won't test your E2 to see if you can proceed with cyst or not. I was reading a woman who had 4 cysts and they let her proceed because her levels were fine. Well...December will be here next week! When do you expect AF so that I can start cheering you on? :D

I am starting to go crazy in the 2ww....I tested this morning just to see and yes, the trigger still shows a faint positive. I hope that in a day or two it will not show so that I can then test "for real" :D Right now I am happy and excited...but as I get closer to beta---like next week--if I am not showing a BFP I will be getting stressed. Why does this have to be so hard?

Hope that you have a nice Thanksgiving planned.
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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