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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?

Happilymarried155 Mon 15-Apr-13 21:32:47

I can't wait ;) two weeks and counting!!!

tillyann2013 Mon 15-Apr-13 22:15:31

Why haven't I been given arse or fanjo bullets? Humph sad

HesterShaw Mon 15-Apr-13 23:03:02

Such a treat you're missing.

No honestly, I would ask if I were you. Joking aside, progesterone is given to give the womb lining all the help it can get after IUI and IVF. I think a reason IUI success rates have a bad rep is because some clinics seem to just squirt up the semen and hope for the best, when there is a lot more that can be done.

tillyann2013 Tue 16-Apr-13 06:48:52

I will def ask, every little helps!

HesterShaw Tue 16-Apr-13 10:22:00

As Tesco say. maybe you could pop into Tesco for them. "I'll have a packet of arsebullets please."

Artesia Tue 16-Apr-13 11:01:02

NOOO- don't get the arse bullets, ask for the windy fanjo cream! Honest, is ace. I (5'3, size 10) can currently outburp my 19 stone prop forward DP. he doens't know whether to be utterly horrified or strangely impressed by the noises emerging from me!

HesterShaw Tue 16-Apr-13 11:24:05

Don't forget, you don't HAVE to put them up your arse. The instructions give you a choice. I just obviously enjoy putting things up my arse.

Artesia you should record a rendition of the Frog Chorus and post it on YouTube.

tillyann2013 Tue 16-Apr-13 22:17:16

So, today I call the hospital from work, just to say I'm a bit concerned that my af is still missing in action. I'm now on cd 36 after abandoned iui this cycle. The nurse says, don't worry that's quite normal wen you're poly cystic. I replied I didn't know I was! Then my boss came in so I had to quickly hang up. Now, does that mean I was just poly cystic this time or always? Any ideas?

Artesia Thu 18-Apr-13 18:25:24

Tilly just seen your message. Afraid I dont know the answer, but I hope you managed to get hold of the hospital again for a better answer?

I swear the trials of getting and staying pregnant are some kind of cruel and gruelling preparation for a life time of worry as a parent. Just seems as though there is always something to fret about.

Hope all are well?

ScarlettInSpace Mon 22-Apr-13 09:12:03

Hiya folks, it's been quiet here over the weekend, hope everyone was enjoying the sunshine?

hester I was trying to tell myself I didn't neeeed DHEA so didn't start taking til after the last fail. Someone just put on FF that DHEA has been unofficially linked to gender confusion, WTAF does that mean??? How are you getting on, aren't you due to test this week?

tilly I would ring back and clarify, that would worry the hell out of me too!

FWIW I haven't been given any progesterone in any form to go in any orafice. I still have the full box left from last ICSI fail though. My prog has always been good though so maybe they don't think I need it. or maybe they just don't care <shrugs>

CD1 conveniently happened yesterday so my body has for once done as it's told and fallen into line. I start clomid today then scan on Thursday - I wonder if they will be able to tell then which side I will ov and whether or not I am allowed to continue this month? I wonder how many times my body can ov on the R in a row until the hospital tell me the L aint ever going to work [cue imending sense of doom]

Oh and I got a letter on Friday saying my last swab showed I'm a carrier of Group B Strepsomething. Just another thing thats wrong with me then, the universe is clearly persisting in diverting me from having a normal life at every bloody turn hmm

Goodness me what a misery I am today, sorry!!!

HesterShaw Mon 22-Apr-13 17:23:50

Group B strep something means you have to have medicine or something in pregnancy don't you? <vague> I don't think it's that uncommon.

I will be testing on Friday morning. Gulp.

I don't know what gender confusion is? Is it giving birth to an intersex baby, or having a transsexual child, or turning into a transsexual, or questioning your sexuality, or is it simply having hairy nips? no idea!

HesterShaw Mon 22-Apr-13 17:26:19

I know what you mean about the universe diverting you from a normal life. I knew from the second I started TTC that it was unthinkable that I should just want a baby, try for a baby, get pregnant, and give birth to a baby like other women do. And sure enough, three years later here we are. I also have a rare allergy which pounces with no warning which they can't find any cause of, I have a weird skin conditions which brings my skin up in angry red bumps and weals in the sunlight, I have scoliosis which is a curvature of the spine and makes it ache a lot. I'm also ginger! grin

tillyann2013 Wed 24-Apr-13 07:14:29

Hello all, hope you're all well?

I've called the hospital back and she's explained that they were polysystic this time only so no worries there.
I've decided to give my body a rest from the drugs for a couple of months as we have friends coming to stay and a holiday booked. I'm starting reflex and acupuncture too and
I'm also secretly hoping that if I relax and stop stressing that it nay happen naturally! No such luck I'm sure.
I hope you don't mind but I'll stay on the thread and hope to see some bfp's envyenvyenvyenvy

Happilymarried155 Wed 24-Apr-13 10:09:37

Good luck Tilly! Sounds like you have lots of lovely things planned. Wishing you lots of luck!
I have my appointment next Thursday and hope we should be able to start the iui straight away. Mixture of excitement that things are moving and nerves and dread at the whole thing! Trying not to stress though, keeping calm in key!
I have been doing Accupuncture and love it, I feel so relaxed afterwards!

Hope everyone else is ok! smile

WeeNoggi Thu 25-Apr-13 03:51:21

I'm with you all on the life not being simple! We always said we wanted to adopt and never really worried too much about ttc. Now we're finding that adopting is even more complex & difficult for us than the challenges most people have: we're not in UK.

So, then we thought maybe ttc would just be the answer but no, of course, that has to be a bloody nightmare too.

AF came this morning, 5 days late angry. Supposed to go back to clinic but might have a month off with Tilly as also going on holiday.

Artesia Thu 25-Apr-13 09:37:50

Sorry to hear that WeeNoggi. Hope you are ok (or as ok as can be).

Very impressed you are holding out on testing Hester- I tried but then cracked 3 days early!

Hope everyone else is ok


HesterShaw Thu 25-Apr-13 09:53:19

Part of me just doesn't want to see the negative stick. I know it will be negative. My boobs were agony a few days ago and now the pain has completely gone despite all the progesterone bullets. Must because my own natural levels have dropped.

ScarlettInSpace Thu 25-Apr-13 10:31:40

hester have everything crossed for you! I know what you mean re neg test. I tend to just POAS then throw it away without waiting for it to develop these days. I'm actually doubting that they really do even have a 2nd line tbh, I think they are just bits of cardboard wink Here's to you proving me wrong wink

Had my Day 5 scan today and the good news is I had a follie on each side [I was expecting them to see nothing on the left so we would have to abandon] start the jabs again tonight then back next wed for day 11, pleeeeease let the leftie keep going!

I'm feeling bad now that I've not done any of the usual AC prep and have drunk and eaten what i wanted in the absolute knowledge it was going to be abandoned blush

HesterShaw Thu 25-Apr-13 10:36:47

Am actually feeling really depressed and all "What's wrong with meeeeeeeee? Why am I a failure? Can't even do IUI?" etc

I have a horrid weekend coming up with a wedding which will be full of babies. After my BFN. Fuckaduck.

ScarlettInSpace Thu 25-Apr-13 11:29:57

but you will be able to get pissed <every cloud...>

HesterShaw Thu 25-Apr-13 11:36:43

Guess so <weak smile>

Perhaps I should Be Obnoxious and offend everyone.

Artesia Thu 25-Apr-13 12:55:42

Obnoxious and ofensive is DEFINITLEY the way to go Hester. Plus, make sure you look fabulous, even if you don't feel it. And I know it doesn't help at all, but you are not in any way a failure. Sending you a big un-mn hug and flowers

Hester- fingers very firmly crossed. I had given up any hope when I poas, because had all my usual PMT symptoms and boobs weren't at all sore. Will be thinking of you tomorrow morning.

HesterShaw Fri 26-Apr-13 15:10:40

Thanks for hope and support but it's a negative. Will have to get pissed and obnoxious.

ScarlettInSpace Fri 26-Apr-13 18:58:13

hester sorry to hear that, it's a shit one.

I think I'll also get pissed and obnoxious on your behalf if that's ok like I need an excuse

Artesia Fri 26-Apr-13 19:07:34

So sorry to hear that Hester- been thinking of you today.

Hope you are well on the way to pissed already, and if you want to hang out on here being obnoxious, I say go for it


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