Anybody else doing an IUI cycle this month? I would love to find a cycle buddy... the whole process has me a little bit intimidated!
Lots of both. First monitoring is Friday morning, and then they'll tell me dosages and stuff for meds. I'm working on psyching myself up for giving myself the shots. I hate needles!
I hear ya. I've only done clomid so far but next cycle will be injectables. Not looking forward to it all that much.
You will be two weeks ahead of me so I will definitely be following your progress!
We can compare notes! I'm starting to feel a little more positive about it than a few days ago. Just gotta go with it and see how it goes. Hopefully we'll both end up with nice, sticky BFPs!
Sounds like a plan! The IUI when I did it last March was easy. It's all the blood draws and meds and monitoring that are the sucky part.
Well, had the first round of b/w and u/s this morning. (Ran into another teacher from my school at the clinic, so apparently I have a cycle buddy REALLY close by. )
Everything was good from this morning, (lots of potentially good follies on both sides...u/s doc was showing me and telling me what I was seeing all the way through. She was AWESOME!) so took the first shot of Follistim tonight. Took me a good 10 minutes to actually get myself to stick that stupid needle in. I'm SUCH a wimp! But, once I did I was really surprised that the needle didn't really hurt at all. The stuff stung like mad for awhile afterward though. 4 nights of this dose, then back from more b/w and u/s on Tuesday.
Now to see how this stuff affects me. I'm so worried about getting overstimmed and having them cancel this cycle, or else getting OHSS later. Going to try to be aware without getting paranoid! Just have to wait and see.
So, did you have any issues with fatigue? I had to drag myself out of bed this morning, and was crabby and irritable with DH through all the stuff we had to do. Finally broke down and had some caffeine around lunchtime which got me through a few hours. Slept later in the afternoon for more than 2 hours. And now, I'm barely keeping myself awake again. Good thing I started this on a weekend! Hopefully I'll acclimate by Monday morning!
Which meds are you on? I only did Clomid and the only thing I had was headaches. I don't remember if I was more tired or not....
Follistim (injectable). Not quite as bad today but definitely still feeling it. That and tender bbs are really the only symptoms at this point. Hoping for good b/w & u/s tomorrow morning.