IUI- anyone else?

(189 Posts)
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 Fri 28-Jun-13 18:36:47

Really sorry to hear that :-( I don't really know what to say that can make you feel any better. What are your options now? I hope you will be nursing a large glass of wine and lots of cuddles this evening though.

I am waiting for AF to arrive so I can start my first attempt. Had to take norethisterone for the last 10 days to make AF arrive within the next few days, so I can start the iui process,

HesterShaw Fri 28-Jun-13 14:41:34

Arse. My second IUI has just failed. I'm so full of sadness. Another girl who has been trying as long as I have on another thread has had a BFP today - we tested on the same day. I'm so happy for her, but so full of sadness and rage for myself. Don't know really where to go from here.

Happilymarried155 Sat 15-Jun-13 19:19:43

I'm about to start taking noretherstine (not sure of the spelling) which means my first iui should start 28/29th June. So glad we have finally got to this point.

Hope your feeling a little better soon Scarlett, I've had really low points too and it's just awful :-(

Good luck everyone else!

WeeNoggi Sat 15-Jun-13 07:26:28

Everything crossed for you Hester & Happily!

Sorry to hear you're feeling low Scarlett but sounds like you're doing the right things to help you feel better and be positive.

I hit some pretty low points too. In fact I'm sure that having a holiday and being really relaxed for this last round of IUI helped a lot.(I'm normally a raincloud of doom)

Plus the mad nurse who hit DH on the arm and said "good husband" because the sperm count was much higher had me in stitches.

I'm relieved to say it's just one bean on the scan. Bizarrely the doctor also diagnosed PCOS although I've had no symptoms, regular cycle & nothing identified on all the other 100s of diagnostic ultrasounds at 3 different centres confused

ScarlettInSpace Tue 11-Jun-13 12:57:30

Hi everyone, thread popped up again so thought I'd update smile to be honest I've given up for now, I just can't cope with feeling like such a failure on a regular basis. Ive tried to find something else to focus on, I've started yoga and Pilates, and I've taken up running again, just done a detox and I've lost half a stone so far, my aim is to lose the 2 stone I've gained since I started IVF/IUI last August before I even think about any more treatment...

hester the EWCM after trigger is totally normal, i think it was noks on the IVF thread referred to it as Gushington Central grin

I'm not on here much now, part of the disengaging process, and it's definitely helped with the mentalling, I do pop in from time to time to spy check everyone is ok grin

HesterShaw Tue 11-Jun-13 11:35:26

Looks like good news for WeeNoggi as well. It CAN work then grin

I've just finished my second round. Triggered last night and basting tomorrow. Does anyone know if it's possible to release an egg before the trigger shot has done its stuff, if your follies are ready to go? It's just....TMI alert....I seem to be awash with EWCM.

<trying to be lighthearted but actually a bit worried>

HesterShaw Tue 11-Jun-13 11:25:46

Hello all, sorry I haven't been around and then barge back in. I've,been having a proper head in the sand -this-isnt-happening-to-me couple of months. Before I catch up, congratulations, Artesia, that's amazing news!

Artesia Wed 05-Jun-13 10:00:56

That's great news Happily- I know I definitely felt better as soon as I had a plan, and knew I was starting the iui. Will keep fingers very much crossed for you

Happilymarried155 Tue 04-Jun-13 19:52:21

Hi artesia,

That's great news! So pleased it went well! It's really great to have some positive stories it can be very overwhelming reading all the negative stories when your trying so hard to stay positive!

My iui will start around June 27th and as wierd as it sounds, I'm abit excited! It's great to finally have a date and a plan of action after 2 and a half years of uncertainty! I'm trying to not to get my hopes up but we have three rounds, so I'm hoping one of them will be successful!
Keep your fingers crossed for us all!

Artesia Mon 03-Jun-13 20:33:06

Hello all. Thought I should update- had 12 week scan today and all looks good. So just to say, iui really can work, an I really really hope you all get your well- earned bfps very soon. Xx

Emzpng Wed 29-May-13 13:47:46

Hi everyone, I've been reading on forums like these for 2years now and eventually decided to register I have pcos but husband is fine, we have been ttc for 6 years befor we started iui last year I was on menopur last year when we done the iui and I had 3 folicles but it didn't work we waited a year and have just had second iui on Friday last week this time we used gonal f and had 1 folicle so I'm not feeling to positive ! I have 3 IVF cycles if this iui doesn't work , I'm around 5dpo and driving myself mad with symptoms :-( feel like it will never happen ! Even though I do feel different this time ?? Confused

Artesia Wed 29-May-13 09:21:35

I do have a bit of a tummy, but not so much that people have started asking yet. think most of it is bloating at this stage, but hoping that will improve now am off the progesterone. Also, is my second, and apparently things pop out a bit earlier after the first time!

Am 12 weeks tomorrow - got my big scan on Monday.

WeeNoggi Wed 29-May-13 03:17:58

Yes I hope so Happily married

Artesia are you showing already? How many weeks is it now? Gosh - I'm hoping to keep things hidden for a while...

Happilymarried155 Tue 28-May-13 18:12:48

That's great news!!! Congratulations! Hopefully this is a sign of a round of good luck! smile

Artesia Tue 28-May-13 11:56:11

Oh that's great news WeeNoggi- am so pleased for you!!!

And try not to panic too much - I had two follicles, but only one baby showed up on the scans not that you'd believe it if you saw the size of my tummy

WeeNoggi Tue 28-May-13 05:22:31

OK, no digital tests in my part of the world but 7 progressively darker cheapo tests over 6 days makes a BFP, I reckon gringringrin

I'm really glad I've been on this thread. I was feeling really low up to this cycle. I also got cramps like Artesia - as if I was being stabbed in the gut. Feeling much better and less windy since finishing the revolting progestrone bullets though.

Now just a bit nervous because I took drugs to stimulate two follicles / eggs

WeeNoggi Fri 24-May-13 02:17:35

sorry to hear that Scarlett

BlindKitty Wed 22-May-13 19:35:47

Scarlett left a message on the brooking thread. I'm really gutted for you. You take a (well deserved) break xxxxx

ScarlettInSpace Wed 22-May-13 08:51:53

kitty that will be here before you know it, we're nearly in June now as it is!

Well AF has landed in full force, even I can't kid myself it's implantation, unless I'm implanting an elephant.

Am annoyed it couldn't wait until tomorrow when I could've pushed it to Friday for the clinic angry but I think I'm going to have a month off anyway.... My head needs a break!

art I'll be checking in to see how your 12week scan goes!

Good luck guys, see you in a month or so x

BlindKitty Tue 21-May-13 21:06:17

scarlett what artesia said! If it does arrive when can you do another iui?

My iui apparantly won't start until aug sad so fed up with waiting

Artesia Tue 21-May-13 13:33:56

Sorry to hear that Scarlett, but don't give up hope- spotting doesn't necessarily mean is all over for this month. Fingers still crossed fo ryou

ScarlettInSpace Tue 21-May-13 10:59:14

Well I got a bit of spotting last night so looks like I'm out this month, now just got to hope it takes the usual 3-4 days and doesn't arrive fully until Thursday night/Friday so I can try again...

BlindKitty Sun 19-May-13 14:31:28

scarlett and wee dh only just realised I've started buying pg tests in 25 off amazon!!!

ScarlettInSpace Sun 19-May-13 10:12:02

Oooh good luck to you too! I find so long as I get past the first wee of the day I can tell myself doing a test any later in the day is pointless!

I said to OH about confiscating the tests, all I got was this face --> confused and 'Why don't you just not test until you're late?!' honestly, they have no idea!!

WeeNoggi Sun 19-May-13 08:13:49

Good luck Scarlett I'm 12 days past IUI on Tuesday. I can't bear POAS and seeing any more fricking single lines though so will take doc's advice to wait till Thursday.

May have to ask DH to confiscate the tests though smile

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