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IUI- anyone else?

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Artesia Thu 21-Mar-13 12:15:35

After 18 months ttc with no joy, DP and I had a full battery of tests, but came back as a very frustrating case of unexplained infertility.

Given DP's age, we decided we didn't want to just wait and see if we got lucky naturally, so we're now in our first cycle of IUI- had my trigger shot yesterday, and going in for insemination this afternoon. Am ridiculously nervous - way more than I thought I would be- but trying not to get my hopes up as I know the stats for IUI.

Anyone else going through IUI at the moment and fancy some mutual support and hand holding?

Artesia Mon 01-Apr-13 17:43:34

Oh no Slainte, so sorry to hear that. Hope DP/DH is looking after you today. Do you know when you will start on the Ivf? Doesn't sound fun at all, but just have to keep the faith tht is all in a good cause. I know it isn't iui, but if you want moral support, do stay on thread- there is plenty of hand holding and positive vibes to go round.

No news here, but awful cramps and feel really premenstrual (even though not due til end if the week- usually get a good 10 days of feeling awful before it starts) so not feeling at all hopeful. When was pregnant with DS (6.5 years ago, with ex-h), I had symptoms, but nothing now, so just waiting for AF.

Not helped by me forgetting to take progesterone with me when we went away on Thursday. Back home now, but suspect am better to leave it and let nature take its course than start using it again now. So cross with self, but trying to be fatalistic about it.

How are you getting on Tilly? Any sign of AF yet? And Happily still 2ww-ing

tillyann2013 Mon 01-Apr-13 19:12:00

Hi there, slainte I'm sorry af has turned up. Bloody bitch. hmm hugs x
When will you start ivf then? Can I ask why you had ivf then iui? Sorry if I'm been intrusive. I agree though, stay on the thread for some support xx

I am day 21 with an average cycle of 29/30 days but with the mid cycle bleeding I've no idea where I am. Am thinking I'm gonna have to say something at work with all the time I'll need off again. Any ideas?

I hope the other af's stay away xxx

Slainte Mon 01-Apr-13 20:48:53

Thanks so much ladies, lovely to have people who understand.

Everything crossed for you Art.

tilly not an intrusive question at all. I was so delighted when I got pregnant on my 1st round of IVF last Sept/Oct, I had a 7.5 week heartbeat scan and really felt everything was going so well. I had morning, noon and night sickness - same as when I was pregnant with my DD (a surprise natural conception).

My consultant thought there was a second baby in there so asked me to come back two weeks later. I was so confident I didn't even get DH to accompany me there. Unfortunately eventhough the baby was the correct size there were no heartbeats left at all. I had an ERPC that night. I was so heartbroken, it took me a long time to recover and I'm still crying nearly daily about it. Especially as my good friend is due the same week as I should have been.

So, I really wasn't up to trying IVF again immediately as it's so invasive. Also, I live in the Channel Islands and we have to have our IVF treatment in UK but can have IUI over here. Travelling with, and trying to get care in the UK for, my toddler also adds to the stress. But I didn't want to waste too much time as I'm getting on a bit smile so thought it would be best to at least do something while I was getting my emotional strength back together.

Hence, why I did 2 rounds of IUI before starting IVF again.

I'm actually having my first IVF scan (on-island) either tomorrow or Weds and I've got my meds in the fridge now. Will have to go to UK probably on day 10/11 depending on how my follicles are growing. It's all so last minute arranging travel etc.

Slainte Mon 01-Apr-13 20:50:02

Sorry, pressed post too soon ...... tilly because everything's so last minute it may be worth talking to your boss if they are understanding.

tillyann2013 Mon 01-Apr-13 21:45:44

Are you serious?! That's where I live!!!!!!!!!

Slainte Mon 01-Apr-13 21:52:45

Am going to pm you now!

Artesia Tue 02-Apr-13 07:47:14

What an amazing coincidence! Am a bit jealous that I don't live in the Channel Islands too now!!

Happilymarried155 Tue 02-Apr-13 17:34:33

Hi everyone! Sorry to hear about your bfn. So upsetting isn't it.

Still on 2ww here, at due on sat. I'm sure it will arrive, no symptoms at all this time which could be a good thing as none of my symptoms have amounted to anything before!! So who knows, fingers crossed! If not its our appointment at the clinic at the end of April!

Slainte Tue 02-Apr-13 19:22:22

Aw Artesia we're on different islands so won't be having clandestinely"off-thread" meet ups grin. Hopefully your cramps haven't come to anything.

Everything crossed for you Happily.

I've got my day 2 IVF scan tomorrow. I hate this one as it's internal while you have your period, so humiliating. I know they've seen it all before but it still feels embarrassing.

Slainte Tue 02-Apr-13 19:23:11

*clandestine - no idea where that extra ly came from!

Artesia Tue 02-Apr-13 19:36:09

Slainte that's a shame- had visions of you discovering you were neighbours!

Cramps fortunately not come to anything. I didn't manage to hold out til Friday- I caved and tested today, and am in shock as got a BFP! Honestly can't believe it, but is such early days am trying not to get my hopes up. Haven't had any symptoms, just awful pmt cramps for the last few days, so very nervous.

Other than DP (who cried like a baby when I told him), you ladies are the only people who know, so keep your fingers for me that it's a sticky one.

Artesia Tue 02-Apr-13 19:37:20

Sorry - posted too soon, but hope no symptoms is a good thing for you too Happily. Sending positive vibes over the ether.... Xx

tillyann2013 Tue 02-Apr-13 19:50:37

Omg Art, that's fabulous news! Delighted for you and really hoping its a sticky one for you honey. How many days past iui are you? Was this your first iui? And it was clomid, right? Fantastic news, our first BFP!

Artesia Tue 02-Apr-13 19:54:58

Thanks Tilly! Am 11 days post iui, and it was my first go, with clomid.

Hopefully a good omen and the start of a whole run of BFPs for the thread.

tillyann2013 Tue 02-Apr-13 20:01:22

Wow! That was good going. Did you take anything else? Or do anything differently?

Slainte Tue 02-Apr-13 20:05:32

That's fantastic news Artesia. Hopefully that's the first of many BFPs on this thread smile

tillyann2013 Tue 02-Apr-13 20:19:08

Hey slainte, how are you today?

I'm bloody exhausted! Tossed and turned all night till 2.30 am and was up at 7.30 for work, early night tonight and hope I can sleep! I get a bit panicky at night sometimes and worry myself sick about all this and the thought of my ds being our only child. Is that daft?

Artesia Tue 02-Apr-13 20:43:38

Great big hugs Tilly- been there many times. DS is my son from first marriage. DP adores him, and they get on amazingly, but was so worried DP and I wouldn't have another. Was particularly tough when Exh and his wife ( who had been OW during my pregnancy) had a baby. DS was so excited to have a brother. I think I cried for about 3 weeks solid.

If you need something to help you sleep to hit, have heard that chocolate (in large quantities) is a good sleep aid smile

And no, nothing different this month am afraid. Good prenatal vitimins and DP on lots of brazil nuts and cooked tomatoes, plus vats of homemade spinach, watercress and rocket soup for us both for extra folic acid! Also, even though we the last thing either of us really fancied, DP and i did the deed the morning after the iui to make sure we caught ovulation.

tillyann2013 Tue 02-Apr-13 20:50:36

Good to know I'm not completely nuts then. Sometimes I think if it's meant to be, so be it. But then a day later id be like aarrrgghhhh!

I'm so pleased for you, must have been horrible when exh ow was preg, sad

That soup sounds great, how did you make it?

Happy and healthy 9 months to you xxx

Artesia Tue 02-Apr-13 20:56:26

This is the soup. Is properly yummy-DP didn't even suspect it was v healthy!

Hope you get a good night's sleep tonight


tillyann2013 Tue 02-Apr-13 21:33:50

Thank you, will give the soup a go at the weekend.

Night night xxx

Happilymarried155 Wed 03-Apr-13 07:15:38

That's amazing news!!! You have given us all hope. Fingers crossed all goes well! smile

Slainte good luck for your scan today!

Artesia Wed 03-Apr-13 11:46:02

Hope all goes/went well with the scan Slainte x

tillyann2013 Wed 03-Apr-13 21:45:43

Evening ladies, how are you all? Has your news sunk in yet art? Bet you're still on cloud nine?grin

Slainte, how was the scan? Hope everything is looking good.

tillyann2013 Wed 03-Apr-13 21:46:33

And hi happily, hope you still waiting?......... smile

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