Soo im going to put all my eggs in one basket .. Hopefully it works .. Have any of you ladies done IUI who cares to share their story?
Me!!!! And as you can see...it may help! Just make sure you get on progesterone if you do Clomid!
Good luck! I've been following your journey!!
Megg thank you !! You are such an inspiration!!
Im not much help because im clueless- but just wondering why you were going to try both so soon??
Cause Cait im losing hope... Im really feeling like im infertile ... Its making me nervous! I really want a family
Has the doctor tested you for any fertility problems? I was just curious because I was thinking this is your 8th cycle and around here our doctors wont "help" until 12 months of trying unless over the age of 35.
I know what you mean though! I started trying year and a half ago, but then my friend had a M/C so I stopped for a little bit... then she was ready to try again 3 months later, and what do yo uknow, gets preg the FIRST try, and so I waited a couple months to make sure that bean stuck, then started trying.. and..... been trying ever since, and no luck!!!
But I just keep trying to remember I'm young and no diagnosed fertility problems, so if you only have 20 or 25% chance of catching the egg if you BD during the "right time" just think of the dice rolling, and it happening to miss it each time!!
THe people I work for as a nanny are soooo healthy and young and they're second they tried for a year, just luck of the dice I guess!!!! Even though their first was the first month!!
So don't lose hope!!!
Cait thank you for this . No i wasnt tested for infertility problems however she did tell me to wait a year as well but i guess i made a face (im infamous for making faces) so then she said ok by summers end we will try another alternative . I mean im losing weight which is could play a role in infertility and im eating much healthier even though i do crave a caramel frapp from starbucks sometimes :(.. I just assumed that hey im 23 and DH is 24 so this should be easy for us ... Especially after i see nondeserving people with children it really makes me upset ... I cant take it anymore ... And i sit back to make sure i dont want a baby for all the wrong reasons and i realize i dont .. I really think its time to expand my family .. Financially you can nevervtruly be ready for a child unless your beyond rich .. But we are mentally stable and have one hell of a support system . I dont know ... And DH is great hes being supportive but i feel myself being mad at him like make your sperms behave lol ughh im all over the place
My advice to you is to ask your doctor to do a full fertility work-up for both of you before moving on to Clomid\IUI.
I found out about my PCOS after having AF only twice in 10 months. My original doctor told me it was "still the BC getting out of my system." My second doctor did the (1) blood tests and (2) ultrasound, and diagnosed me with PCOS. She did refuse, howeover, to do a diagnostic on DH b\c "PCOS is probably the answer." Finally, my third doctor did a SA and found DH had morphology issues.
Once you get to your 9th cycle, merely ask her to take a month to do all the blood tests, ultrasounds, HSG, and sperm analysis. Then at least you'll have answers!!!
The reason I say this is b\c an IUI and Clomid\injectibles cycle is hell. I was taking pills, then shots on certain days. Then I had to be at the doctor every day for blood tests and ultrasounds. Then I had to show up on a Sunday morning with my DH, so that he could give sperm and I could get injected. WELL WORTH IT, but I would try to find the problem first before just trying drugs. I mean Clomid seems pointless if you are already ovulating, unless you find your eggs aren't quite maturing without it!!
Are you temping? B\c I was also able to show that my temps were abnormally low (95.8 baseline) which can indicate a hostile environment and that I never had a temp shift which means I was not ovulating. If you take a month off to do all of that - you have more proof for her to test you and take you seriously. Plus, my ovulations tests were always positive (showing I had an LH imbalance).
Many people take up to a year to get preggo. I know you HATE hearing that - I did too.
But that does not mean there is anything wrong. YOU WILL BE A GREAT MOM.
It gets hard, but things do happen for a reason.
Meg you need to change professions !! I would sooo make you my gyn !! Lol i was thinking about taking a month off . My apt is Nov 4 so i guess for that month i can take the time out and actually " get to know" my body .. Im soo thankful that you have given me advice i mean it hasnt been a year yet but im just nervous
PPs have given you some really great advice! Charting is SO useful for figuring out what is going on with your body. Definitely wander over the "Charting your BBT" board if you have any questions...those ladies know their stuff!! If you are relying on insurance coverage for testing and Clomid, it may also be absolutely essential to have the information that charting can provide. Because you are well under 35, most companies will not pay for either testing or Clomid/any other drugs until you have been trying for at least a year. It just isn't uncommon for it to take that long, as much as we would like to hope otherwise. :confused: Charting will help you 1) determine when you O, which will help you see if you are BDing at the right time or if that timing is actually part of the problem, and 2) give your Dr some information about whether you O at all, which can help determine if you need testing earlier ...and potentially help convince the insurance company to cover it sooner! Of course, if you are working completely out-of-pocket, feel free to ignore everything I just said.
When I first met with my RE, she stated that she felt Clomid was basically worthless in a person who ovulates regularly on her own. One Dr.'s opinion of course, and I see some Dr.s Rx it anyway in that situation because it is the only drug many insurances will cover, and in that case it is better than nothing in their book. But, it is definitely worth finding out if you have a problem that can be treated with Clomid, or if a different treatment would be more appropriate for you. Hopefully, as you learn about your body and cycle, your journey to that BFP will be really quick! :goodluck:
Thanks Jean!! I will have an in depth conversation with my gyn about this issue
Just wanted to share my story and experiences so far with fertility and clomid and all. In most cases they want you to be trying for a year before they'll evaluate you for fertility and then after they do some sort of evaluation and testing and all they'll decide what path to take next. In my case, I got evaluated before we were TTC. I've only been TTC for 4 months now and this is my second cycle of Clomid. DH and I knew that we would probably want to try to have kids not too long after we got married especially since I have a primary immune disease and I'm not getting any younger we thought it'd be best to act now while I'm healthy. Anyway, I've always wondered about my fertility because my periods have always been so weird. They've always bounced around a lot and one time I went a year without one. I've also had tons of cysts and bad ones too. I had surgery for one few years ago and nearly lost my ovary. So I was pretty sure something was going on.
I asked to be evaluated ahead of time so that we didn't run into any major bumps in the road and because of my history my doctor agreed. I was diagnosed with mild PCOS and before we were TTC my doc checked my day 21 progesterone levels to see how well I was ovulating. I do ovulate on my own but it isn't great so for us the plan all along was to start Clomid right away. We didn't think I'd get pregnant without it. DH also did a s/a before we were TTC so they evaluated his fertility as well. The first two months I didn't take Clomid partly because I was having kidney problems and partly because I really wanted to try without it a few times but my day 21 progesterone results showed I needed it so here we are. It's made a huge difference for me and I ovulate great and respond very well to the medication. This isn't the case for everyone but so far I'm doing well on it. Hoping it gets us where we want to be very soon!
Good luck sweetie! I hope my story and all the other ones here help you decide what's best for you.