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IUI buddy for October?

Postby maineknitter » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:48 pm

Hello, I'm looking for an IUI friend for October. I just had my first IUI on Oct. 8. Took follistim and ovidrel. Looking to compare notes!!
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Postby squeezan » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:54 pm

Hi maineknitter
Congratulations on your first iui. The 2ww is the worst bit I think. Will you be having a blood test or doing hpt?
I'm expecting to have my 5th iui later this week. I'm on menopur and will prob have hcg trigger.
Feel free to pm me if you've any questions
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Postby maineknitter » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:07 pm

Hello Su!! I'm out of the loop with the abbreviations! Any idea on where I can go to learn the lingo?

My husband and I have been ttc since March 03. After two years, he started with some sperm tests and eventually found out he had low motility. Then in Dec. 06, i had laporoscopic surgery for endometriosis. In spring 07, i tried clomid for four months. couldn't get my temps to look 'normal', so decided to try injectibles. that went well, except for a couple days of unexplainable anxiety. i had three good follicles.

yesterday had sharp cramps after i think i ovulated. i had this weird loose sensation, almost like my insides were deflated. lol :lol: today they're more dull, but still sore to walk around too much.

i'm 32, and my husband is 34.

my doc told me to take hpt. i'm on vacation next week, so i'm gonna have to keep very busy!

good luck with your iui this week.
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Postby squeezan » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:34 pm

If you look on the general forum there's a thread at the top that gives some of the abbreviations. I'm still learning new ones myself and I've been on here for 3 months now.

I'm having iui with donor sperm as I'm single (gave up on finding Mr Right!). I never expected to have any problems and thought I'd just need unmedicated iui's. I never expected it to work first time of course but it's been harder than I expected. My cycles have always been irregular and it turns out I only ovulate some months and its affected hugely by stress so my first cycle was cancelled as I didn't ovulate. They then gave me 50mg Clomid which did nothing. I then had cycles with 100mg which were successful (as in I ovulated) but started to show some resistance to it so had to move on to injections last month. I'm having a totally different response to the same dose of menopur this time - was expecting to have had iui at the weekend but follies weren't ready. Got another scan tomorrow - Grow, follies, grow!

I remember have sharp ovulation pain the first time but haven't had it since. Some cramping after iui is normal too I'm told but haven't really suffered from that.

When are you planning to test? Just be aware that if you do it too early you may get a false -ve from the trigger shot still in your system. I usually try to hang on for the full 14 days but must admit last month I tested at 12dpiui.

Your right about keeping busy, its so difficut not to think about it all the time ruring 2ww (2 week wait). Good Luck
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Postby mkdig » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:18 pm

Hey! I had my iui on oct.. 5th so we should be testing around the same time. (hopefully we'll have close due dates :lol: )
This is my 3rd. iui with clomid so if it doesnt work this time i think i will be on to injectables (doesnt sound like fun, but i guess we do what we have to!!)
How have you responded to injectables vs. clomid? did you have many follicles this time?
Good luck to you!!
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Postby maineknitter » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:52 am

Hi mkdig,
I didn't have a good response with clomid. I was also taking basal temps, and they were never much better than flatlined. I was not a fan of clomid. Made me urinate all night and I was very emotional. I like the injectibles much better. I felt fine almost the whole time, except for a couple days I had alot of unexplained anxiety (well, more than the normal, I guess..lol). The shots were very easy with follistim. They give you this 'pen' that you put a cartridge into and you 'dial-a-dose.' Didn't hurt at all.

Biggest pain for me is to drive to my doc for the sonograms every three days. It's 88 miles one way.

After ovulating though, i was pretty crampy. I'm on day three of my 2ww, and cramps are just about gone. But i'll take the cramps over the emotional rollercoaster any day! :wink:

We will be testing at about the same time! Will be nice to share support and understanding at that time!! All our friends and relatives have had their babies. I have one friend who is going through infertility, but they have decided not to try hormones, so I'm so thankful for this site.
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Postby squeezan » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:04 pm

Well I've just had my trigger shot and go in for iui 3pm tomorrow. Just got 1 follie now, all the others fizzled out. Would have liked more but, as they say, it only takes one. Hope its 5th time lucky! :D
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Postby maineknitter » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:22 pm

Yay Su :) :) :)
Good luck on Thursday! I'll be thinking of you and will be sending positive energy vibes to those swimmers to reach their target!!! ha ha ha :)
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Postby Kery » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:17 pm

Hey ladies!!!
maineknitter said that a few of you were having iui's or on your 2ww so I thought I would jump in. I had my iui (donor sperm) done today. Laying down now with my legs in the air (just kidding!!!) What dates will you all be testing?

Anyway squeezan good luck for tomorrow!!

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Postby maineknitter » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:32 pm

i'm going to test on day 15 (monday the 22nd). My husband is away on a hunting trip that weekend, and i do not dare to test with him not there. If it's a BFN, I'll need the emotional support.

i also do not dare to test early as I'll be away at a girls weekend, and I'd hate to ruin it with a BFN (though I guess it would allow me to have those drinks with the girls!) :wink:
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October Buddy

Postby stephjim » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:53 pm

Hi there!! i would love to be an October buddy. I am in the process of doing my 2nd iui. I go in for my ultrasound tomorrow and then hopefully Friday will have my insemination. I responded well to the Clomid last time, had 4 follicles. I hope for that many this time as well. We are doing this because my husband has low volume and high percentage of abnormal sperm. I wish you luck and am here if you need to talk.
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Postby maineknitter » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:17 pm

Hi stephjim! Great! We've got quite a group now: kery, squezan, mkdig, and tinaO. i'm hoping the best and thinking of everyone!

I find it completely amazing that we're all across the world, do not even know each other, but can share and understand what we're all going through.
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Postby squeezan » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:02 pm

Wow, there's a lot going on at the moment. Thought we should start a list to keep us up to date.
Feel free to add/amend details as we go (just 'quote', make your changes, then remove the quote tags)

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mkdig - iui 5th Oct - testing ..........

tina0 - iui 7th Oct - testing .........

maineknitter - iui 8th Oct - testing ....... 22nd Oct

Kery - iui 10th Oct - testing .........

Squeezan - due iui 11th Oct

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stephjim - scan 11th Oct

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38,single.ttc with iuid
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2 cycles menopur-BFN
Nov 07 menopur-BFP!!
Ist scan 13/12 - 1 perfect heartbeat
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Postby tinaO » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:23 pm

Hello! Ok, I feel much better knowing I am not the only one with these cramps. They suck!! I had my 2nd IUI 3 days ago and I have been having really bad cramps. I didn't have anything like this last time. I think it is because I had up to 5 mature follies that could have ovulated - yikes!!!!

MaineK - It sounds like you and I have had similar symptoms. I am also testing on the 22nd! I also took follistim and ovidrel. I go out walking almost every day a few miles at least and I was feeling lousy last night. I could barely make it which is scary because I just ran a marathon in June. Walking a few miles for me should be easy - but it wasn't! Ugghhh. I looked like an old lady walking/crawling around the neighborhood!

MkDig - how are you feeling? I guess you will probably test on the 19th? I keep hoping this next one will be positive for you!!! I finally got over the fact that my best friend got pregnant her first month of trying - I think I was just hormonal. I don't usually act like such a baby. :D

Su - Yeah for you!!! Maybe the one folly will indeed be all you need!!! At least you don't have to be running scared this month like me with 5 of them!!! :lol: My husband has a pretty high count and good mobility and I think they put like 7 million of them in, so it scares me to think what could happen! :?

Kery/Stephjim - it sounds like you will be joining us. Good luck with yours as well!!!


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Postby squeezan » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:31 pm

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mkdig - iui 5th Oct - testing ..........

tina0 - iui 7th Oct - testing ......... 22nd Oct

maineknitter - iui 8th Oct - testing ....... 22nd Oct

Kery - iui 10th Oct - testing .........

Squeezan - due iui 11th Oct

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stephjim - scan 11th Oct

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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
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