IVF-Infertility.com home

IUI buddy for October?

Discussion forum for those particularly interested in insemination using partners sperm, or donor insemination.

Postby lkamnik » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:13 am

Thank you mpfg. It was nice to check back to the website and see that there is someone out there who understands me.
lkamnik
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:19 pm

Sponsor
 

Postby squeezan » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:19 am

Ikamnik you sound just like me a couple of months ago. I too had 3 cycles of iui with clomid then moved on to menopur. I got pregnant on my third round of menopur but a very nearly didn't even do that last cycle 'cos I felt so physically and emotionally drained.
Are you getting side-effects from the menopur? I was really nauseous, tired and emotional from it the first cycle. This improved a bit by the second one and the last one I had hardly any side-effects so I think my body got used to it.
Everyone on here understands how you feel. I've found it a great place to get the support you need.
Try to keep positive and persevere, I'm proof that this works.
Good luck
Su
38,single.ttc with iuid
3 cycles 100mg clomid-BFN
2 cycles menopur-BFN
Nov 07 menopur-BFP!!
Ist scan 13/12 - 1 perfect heartbeat
Image
squeezan
Regular
 
Posts: 485
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:46 pm
Location: Essex, UK

Postby lkamnik » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:07 pm

I'm trying to stay positive and I do have some good days. Luckily, I don't feel any side effects from the menopur since I'm on such a low dose. I wish that my doctor would increase the dosage since it's taking so long. I guess I have to trust that he knows what he's doing.

Lately I've been drinking a lot more wine than I normally do. I think part of it is that I keep thinking "well, if I can't get pregnant, then I might as well drink." This then leads to fighting with my husband, which inevitably leads to me breaking down about not having a baby. Sometimes I wonder if my husband and I will be able to survive together if the treatments don't work. I never thought it would be this hard.
lkamnik
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:19 pm

Postby lkamnik » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:08 pm

I'm trying to stay positive and I do have some good days. Luckily, I don't feel any side effects from the menopur since I'm on such a low dose. I wish that my doctor would increase the dosage since it's taking so long. I guess I have to trust that he knows what he's doing.

Lately I've been drinking a lot more wine than I normally do. I think part of it is that I keep thinking "well, if I can't get pregnant, then I might as well drink." This then leads to fighting with my husband, which inevitably leads to me breaking down about not having a baby. Sometimes I wonder if my husband and I will be able to survive together if the treatments don't work. I never thought it would be this hard.
lkamnik
Newbie
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:19 pm

Postby stephjim » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:40 pm

Hello all!! Yes I am very frustrated and am trying to stay patient. I have not been on BCP at all so I hope that they don't have to do that next cycle because then there is another wasted month of not being able to try and I definitely won't be able to get a natural pregnancy. This sucks.
Image
stephjim
Regular
 
Posts: 667
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:56 pm
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Postby maineknitter » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:45 pm

Hi Ikamnik,
I thought Clomid was the worse drug I've taken yet. I was miserable, depressed, fought with my husband :cry: . It was awful. After a few months, I took Follistim for an injectable and the horrible emotions were 90% better.
It does sucks when everyone around you is getting pregnant, and then not giving two thoughts about how you might react when they tell your their great news. :evil:
Both fortunately and unfortunately, practically all my friends are done having babies...so i don't get the 'happy for them, depressed for me' as much anymore. But now I'm starting to feel OLD.
I'm hopefully going to get an appt. with an IVF doctor in February, but the wait sucks. Feels like it's years away before we can try something new.
We all feel the same and are with you...so vent with us and it will help to talk to people.
maineknitter
Member
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:38 pm
Location: Maine, United States

Postby mkdig » Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:21 pm

Maineknitter-I know the waiting is awful! But you must be so excited to try ivf. The success rates are so much better! I wish we were in a position to try that next, but not yet!
Ikamnik-Keep your head up! I hope you are feeling better. Its easy to let all this stuff get you depressed. Keep us posted on whats going on with you!
Im off to the re to check my follicles (the big giant ones I asked for werent under the tree, so Im hoping we find them on my u/s today!).
Hope you all had a merry christmas!
mkdig
Regular
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:47 am
Location: Virginia

Postby maineknitter » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:46 pm

how'd it go today mkdig?
maineknitter
Member
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:38 pm
Location: Maine, United States

Postby mkdig » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:46 pm

I think it went well. I have two 20mm and one 17mm follicles on my right ovary, a few small ones on the left and the lining was 8.5mm. So the numbers all seem good. But we all know the numbers can be there and still we can be disapointed (Im trying not to get too excited, can you tell?) I did the trigger shot today and go in for iui tommorow. Then 14 lovely days of waiting!!! Keep your fingers crossed for me! I hope we are all celebrating really soon!
PS. Im reading the funniest book. Its called "The Baby Trail" by Sinead Moriarty. Its a novel about trying to get pregnant. I think someone on here recommended it and its hilarious!!
mkdig
Regular
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:47 am
Location: Virginia

Postby maineknitter » Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:15 pm

good luck with your IUI and we'll definately keep our fingers crossed for you! you did have some good follies!

i love a good book and will definately check that one out!
maineknitter
Member
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:38 pm
Location: Maine, United States

Hello

Postby stephjim » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:42 pm

Here's lots of baby dust to mkdig and her iui yesterday. Hope everything works out this time. What is your test date, MK? I am praying for you.

Stephjim
Image
stephjim
Regular
 
Posts: 667
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:56 pm
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Postby maineknitter » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:29 pm

Well, my good old AF arrived today, right on time like i thought it would. :evil: Still disappointing though. Now I'm just waiting to get an appt. with the IVF doc, and probably not until February. The wait is going to suck!! :x arrrr!

Maineknitter
_______
Me 32, dh 34, ttc since ‘03
dh 2006 low motility, count ok
Me, ENDO/laparoscopy Dec06
Tried natural for 5 mts, no success
May-Aug07- clomid, poor ovulation
Sept07-IUI, BFN
Oct07-cyst, BCPills
Nov07 IUI, BFN
Dec07, IUI, BFN
maineknitter
Member
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:38 pm
Location: Maine, United States

Postby mkdig » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:25 pm

maineknitter- Im sorry stupid af showed up. I hate her!!! I bet ivf is gonna do the trick. We'll be reading about your bfp shortly after I bet!
Im trying to hold out testing until the 10th. seems like FOREVER!
mkdig
Regular
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:47 am
Location: Virginia

Hey

Postby stephjim » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:55 pm

I am so sorry mainekitter about AF, but you know that IVF will be the saviour. Keep your head up and go into the next several weeks of hormones with a positive attitude.

MK, looking forward to hearing a BFP from you.
Image
stephjim
Regular
 
Posts: 667
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:56 pm
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Postby maineknitter » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:42 pm

mkdig-how's it going? did you test yet?
maineknitter
Member
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:38 pm
Location: Maine, United States

PreviousNext

Return to Insemination

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron