Danielle ~ How're you doing in the 2ww? Thinking of you!
Coastieswife ~ how're you doing?
Hey Christy, thanks for thinking of me! I have been reallllllly withdrawn lately because of all the BFPs on the IVF board and then there is really only 3 of us here and I know Kelli is sitting out and Danielle is already in her 2ww so nobody is really cycling with me! I went to the doctor yesterday and they upped my dose back to 75iu since I guess the 50iu wasn't really doing anything....I go back tomorrow.
Coastieswife- :bigarmhug: I know the feeling- but we're here if you want to talk about anything!
Hey Christy! How are you doing?
AFM- So far so good on the 2ww. I've been able to keep my mind off of it so far by keeping busy. This week though is going to be the hard part I think... Not much really to do at night. I'll be out of town over the weekend though, so it will help it to go by faster. Then I'll only have Mon and Tues to wait. I'm excited. We have a good feeling about this one.
I have to say though that DH and I had a talk tonight. If this one doesn't work we're going to try once more. Then if that one doesn't work, it will be time for a very long break. Both for financial and emotional reasons. TTC has taken up a lot of our time and thoughts for quite a long time now, and it'll be time to focus on us for a bit and regroup.
BUT- It's going to work.
Thanks Danielle! I know what your feeling too. I feel like this TTC thing is consuming my life and I actually thought it was a nice break last month to not think about it at all-even though it was because of cysts. I think regrouping is good for your marriage-and sanity! But you're right you're not going to have to worry about it because it's gonna work
Well ladies, I'm 5 dp my IUI. I'm starting to feel discouraged. Last time my chest was super sore all through the 2ww. I haven't even noticed a difference. I am using a different progesterone this time..... Not so sure that even matters. I've also been feeling crampy and tender off and on since the IUI. ??? Starting to get frustrated, wishing these 2 weeks were already over!
I know it's hard but remember that some women actually have more symptoms when they aren't preggo than when they really are! It's weird, I know, but still! Are you gonna test at home or just wait for the beta?
I'm waiting for my beta. I don't think I could handle going through what I went through last time. I was SO excited... then to find out I was having a chem pg..... Too hard.
I agree Danielle. We were so excited for you as well! I also have a question for you. Since I think I remember you saying you have PCOS is your doctor having you ovulate more than 1 egg a cycle?
Thus far I've only ever had one egg mature to ovulate. That however wasn't his plan. He told me that if it doesn't work this time we are going to be more agressive next time. I think ideally he would like me to have at least 2.
Oh ok I was just wondering because I have PCOS also and last cycle I ovulated 3 eggs but unfortunately I was overstimulated and couldn't get our timing right because of how horrible I felt so this time he took it slower and gradually increased doses and I think I only have one taking the lead this time. I go back tomorrow. Don't you just feel like you have better odds with ovulating two? I hope one of the others catches up so I can have at least 2! Have you had an HSG?
I would most certainly feel better if I'd had 2 follies mature enough to O. But DH has a high count, so it helps to keep me hopeful. I have had an HSG. It was the most uncomfortable thing I've been through yet on our TTC journey. It doesn't bother some that bad, but it did me. I wish I'd taken something stronger than Advil before I went in. They had offered to give me lortab, but I didn't think I'd need it. Will you be having one soon?
UGH! I am soooo fustrated! Ok so last cycle I overstimmed on 75iu of Follistim and was soooo uncomfortable. So this cycle, my doctor wanted to take it slower because last cycle I was so uncomfortable that I didn't DTD quite on time (oops! we are doing timed intercourse-btw). So he started on 50iu this cycle. Nothing. Bumped it to 75iu. Little growth. Went in today and I have to bump it to 100iu now!!! How can this be? I am so confused! How can you overstim on a low dose one month and the next be a slow responder this cycle? Does the BCP from the cysts that I took right before this have anything to do with it?
I wouldn't think that the BC has anything to do with it. I'm not sure why our bodies respond one way and then next time it's another. :confused: Hang in there!
After the first cycle I got cysts and the the 2nd medicated cycle I was on a lower dose. The cysts I got this time were bigger even though I had less medication. I guess there is no reason to it.
As for the HSG, I have had 2. The last time I did not take anything before or after and it was not bad. Just some cramping.
I've been busy with life and I've been slacking on keeping up with the boards ~ sorry, but I promise I've been thinking about you girls!
Danielle ~ how's the 2ww going? I hope you've been able to keep busy... I can't wait to see your BFP!
Kellibug ~ how're you doing? Just hanging out on BCP's? I hope the next couple weeks fly by for you!
Coastieswife ~ I'm sorry you're feeling so frustrated about your cycle. :bigarmhug: I don't have PCOS and I also had varying response on my cycles. Hang in there!
AFM ~ I start stims for my IVF cycle tomorrow! I'm so ready... I feel like I've been waiting forEVER!
So I went to the doctor again today for another ultrasound and one follicle is still growing realllllllly slow. So I have to go in again on Sunday. That will be exactly 14 days of stims and he doesn't think I will ovulate until Wednesday. UGH! I am so fustrated that I have been crying ever since we left. I had such an awesome response last cycle and now this! I could scream! We also have decided that we are going to take a break after this cycle. It's causing a lot of stress. DH is upset at how it is making me. I really think I am depressed. I don't get dressed most days, don't wear make up, etc. I just don't care about anything else. I just wanna be pregnant!
Christy....no BCPs, I am just letting them resolve themselves.
Aw honey! I know exactly how you feel. If I didn't have to go to work everyday, I'd be doing the same thing! :bigarmhug:
Christy- I'm so excited for you to get started on stims for your IVF! I'm keeping my everything crossed for you!
Kelli- I hope this next cycle goes by quickly for you so you can get started again.
AFM- I'm doing alright on my 2ww. I was out of town this weekend. I just got back a few hrs ago. I had what might have been some implantation bleeding on Friday night. Then again, it could be from the progesterone. Not 100% sure. But I'm certainly hoping it's a good sign! Tomorrow and Tuesday can't come and go fast enough!
Danielle- Yay for implantation bleeding! That's a really good sign since you had it with your chemical pregnancy.
Kelli- I hate cysts. They ruin everything!
Christy- As soon as you start stims it goes by sooooo fast!
AFM- After stimming for 16 days, I am FINALLY triggering tomorrow morning! I should ovulate Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning and dammit I am going to catch this damn stubborn egg! lol
LOL-- I'll be sending you sticky vibes!
Okay ladies... it's started I think. lol. I am having that thoroughly drained feeling again just like last time. It started right around lunch time yesterday and hasn't eased up since. Not to mention that I had only had one glass of water from the time I woke up until right at 12, and I had to use the restroom 4 times.. So odd. I'm REALLY hoping these are all symptoms. I managed to keep myself from buying an ept test while at walmart last night. So I've done it! The waiting will be over tomorrow. I'm taking the tomorrow as a sick day. I figure that no matter what the result is, I'll need to have the day off of work.
Oh I posted a reply in the other thread but I know its a BFP!!!!!!! Post as soon as you find out!!!!
I'm so sorry Danielle. :bigarmhug: I knwo how this feels and it's really, really hard. I'm here if you need to talk.
I posted in the other thread but I will say again that I am sorry. It is horrible how our body will play tricks on us.
Alright-- I started my new round of injections last night. We've upped it to 150 mg of Bravelle starting. We're going to be more aggressive this time. If it doesn't work, we're going to wait close to a year before trying again. SO---- It's going to work!
Coastie's Wife- I meant to ask you how you've been doing!
Thank you so much for thinking of me! I am doing great! I was SO sick last time from OHSS that I feel like I cannot complain at all this cycle. I don't think it worked though. I just have this gut feeling I am going to need IVF and I don't know why. Strange. I am a little bloated but that's really it. I started the progesterone supp. and that sucks but other than that I cannot complain! That's awesome that you got to go right into another round of injectables! Are they going to make you ovulate more than 1 egg this time to be more aggressive?
Danielle, that's fantastic that you were able to start another cycle right away... I always had to sit out for one becuase of cysts. Good luck, I hope this is it for you!
I'm glad there were no cysts. Although I can't say that I was surprised. Thus far the meds have only done enough to get me one good follie, everything else was so small...
Yes, the idea is to be more aggressive this go round so that I'll have more than one egg at O time. It was never the intention for me to only have one egg though. With me having PCOS, they didn't want to run the risk of over stimming. Therefore, they took the slow and steady approach. We thought we were being more aggressive this last time starting out at 1 1/2 vials instead of 1/2. Granted we were able to trigger sooner, it's just that the end results were the same. It seems that we see the most growth when I've reached the 2 full vials. So hopefully with having started at that dose, we will see more results.
Coastie's Wife- I really hope that you will be successful without IVF. I too had that gut feeling about the eventual need to have IVF. But after having the chem pg in Jan, I feel a bit more confident that an IUI will do the trick. I'm glad that you're feeling less side effects this go-round. How much longer do you have before you POAS?
I will probably test on the 11th and go in for a beta on the 12th. I feel like if it is a BFN than it will lessen the blow of the phone call with someone else saying it is a BFN lol. Since I have PCOS also, the first cycle I overstimmed and I only had 3 follies so it is easier for us to overstim and trust me you don't want to experience it. It was horrid! I would think them starting you off on a higher dosage would've yeilded more follies but this last cycle was weird for me too and the Dr said you can never really tell what is going to happen with us gals! I'm glad that I am not the only one that feels that they will eventually need IVF. I mean I hope I don't but it is just a gut feeling I guess.
Good luck girls! Everyone seems to be moving right along.
AFM.....I almost lost track of time this cycle. I bought OPKs Tuesday, did my first one Wed and got a positive. EEK! I almost missed testing. I did not tell DH that I was doing the OPKS so he thinks we are just having a fun month!
Ok, so I had my CD 6 u/s today. Lining is at 6. I have one follie at 7 and one at 8. They have increased me to 3 vials a day! :eek: I'll go back on on Friday.
Don't worry, same thing happened to me. It's just weird for us PCOS gals, overstim one cycle, don't respond the next. UGH! lol
Well, it's not that I'm not responding... This is about where I was this time last cycle. It's just that they weren't kidding when they said they were going to be more aggressive. I thought that perhaps I'd go up to 2 1/2 and then MAYBE up to 3 over the weekend. I'm just wondering if they're going to take me up any higher on Friday. We shall see.
Hey Danielle I came on here to check on you! How is the bleeding and did you inform your RE?
There is still a little bit of light spotting (old blood) every once in a while. But not like it was. I did call my RE's office. The nurse said that it's normal to have breakthrough bleeding. There is nothing to worry about as long as everything else is progressing.
I go back tomorrow morning for my next u/s and b/w. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there was a good amount of growth. I'm hoping to trigger on Monday night-- that would be following the same basic timeline of my last cycle. I'm praying that there is more than one follie. 3 would be ideal in my opinion.... but I'll be happy with 2.
I had 3 when I overstimmed. It sucked and hurt sooo bad when I was ovulating them because they were all on one side :/
Ok when should I test? Is it common to get accurate results at 10DPO?
I would say no... Implantation occurs generally between days 8-10. It's probably still too soon. I think 12 dpo is a good day. But that's just my opinion. :goodluck:
AFM- I'm staying at 3 vials of Bravelle tonight, and tomorrow night. I drop back down to two on Sunday and go in on Monday morning for monitoring. My largest follie was 10.7. I have another one at 10.1 (both on the right). The left side has one at 8, one at 7.4 and then 7.1, At least, I think that's right. I do know that my estrogen when up from 29 to 270 something, so that's good. She said that I didn't really have any taking the lead just yet. They seem to be growing together. I might just have more than one follie this time!!!
Yayyyy for more than one follie! Ok 12DPO it is! I am having NO symptoms so I don't think it worked this month. Ugh...
Did you test?!?!
I am still waiting to hear back from the RE's office about my appt this morning. I know that my lining is over 8mm, and I have 6 follies over 13mm- 2 of which are over 16! I'm not sure if I'll stim again tonight or not. I'm worried that if those two follies are given time to get larger, that I'll end up with too many. We shall see what they say today though. I usually get a call around 4.
Coastieswife ~ have you tested again??
Danielle ~ what did your RE say?
*fingers crossed* for you both!!
First I just have to say- WOW! I'm not stimming tonight. I go back in the morning for another u/s. Looks like I'll be triggering tomorrow night. As of this morning my follies are as follows: 16.8, 16.2, 15.8, 14.8, 13.5, and 13.2! They'll continue to grow of course so as of now it looks like all 6 of these might be ready once O occurs. On Friday my estrogen was at 271. Today it was at 1274! Oh my goodness.... Looks like I'll be feeling a bit sick during O. I'm blaming the meds for my nearly 5 lb gain since Thurs. Kind of scary. But how I see it is this- if it works, I'll be gaining a lot more weight and 5lbs will seem like nothing. If it doesn't work, I'll have about another year to get it all off before going through this again. It's all good. I'll keep you all posted.
Oh boy!.... I have 5 over 16mm- and I know at least 2 or 3 over 18, and another one is nearly 16-- probably will be by O time. I'm waiting to hear back from the RE again to see if I'll be triggering tonight, or waiting one more day. This is exciting! It might just work!
How exciting, Danielle!!! I was so happy to check this thread and see that your follies are developing magnificantly!!! Grow follies, grow!!! They are all GREAT sizes!
I can't wait to hear if you are triggering tonight or tomorrow... it could go either way!
Your RE doesn't consider 8 potential eggs as overstimulation for IUI? I had an IUI cancelled because I had 6...
Well, there are only 6, not 8. And they have mensioned over stimmulation to me, and advised us to talk about it and make a decision. But with the low morphology rate for DH (only 1%) they must think we'll be okay. I really am hoping for twins. Then I won't have to go through this again. They told me that I'm going to be feeling pretty icky over the next few days... yay. I should be getting a phone call soon.. I'm waiting on pins and needles. This might actually work. I'm just shocked.
Okay... just got the call. I trigger ASAP. Since I'm at work until 5:30 it will probably be around 6 this evening. My IUI is scheduled for 3:00 tomorrow. Usually I trigger at midnight and go in not the next day, but the day after. I'm a bit confused there-- unless it's because we have several eggs and they could all O at different times? Final measurements from this morning were: Right side- 19.2, 18.7, 18.5, 15.1 and Left side- 17.2 and 15.3 Wish me luck!
Make room for multiples! Good Luck Danielle!
Coastieswife ~ How're you doing?