New to project fertility

Not necessarily new to pw tho :-)

So on nov 1 we started our trial run to see if I responded to Femara.... Well I took it and waited and got an ultrasound on day 13...well we got the bad news that I didn't respond to it. Well my doctor thought that I should try clomid then at 100mg just to be sure and maybe I needed a little jump to get started... Well I got the bad news on Wed that i didn't respond to it. My dr decided that since my hubby wasn't home yet to talk about IUI and IVF that she would fell better knowing we tried everything so she has me on Clomd 150mg and I go on Friday to see if I responded.

My dr says she is very concerned with doing IUI with me since I would more than likely be overstimulated with It and she doesn't want us to have more than one baby at a time.

I've just been so upset since I found it :-( my hubby and I don't know anything about IUI or IVF... And hubby comes home on dec 10 and we have an appt on dec 12 to talk to her and discuss everything. But that is still 2 weeks away and I'm just stressed not knowing anything. I've tried to google but it's overwhelming. So any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Posted on November 27, 2011 at 5:58 am
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I don't really want to say welcome because I am very sorry you have to be here:( we all know the struggle you are going through and are here if you need us. STEP AWAY FROM THE GOGGLE! I don't have much info about Iui or Ivf since DH and I are in the process of seeing an RE to go over our options.

***hugs***
Posted on November 29, 2011 at 10:35 am
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I am so sorry you are having to go threw all of this! I don't know anything about iui or ivf but there are plenty of women on here that are very knowledgeable! I have to agree with dana step away from google!!! Sending lots of HUGS your way hun!

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 1:38 am
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Blondebunny--I'm sorry that you and your DH are having such struggles. Although this is a group that no one wants to join, there are some great, and very supportive, girls on here. Many of us have gone through, or are in the process of going through, IUI. I don't know that anyone on here has gone through IVF but I believe that a few may visit the Project Baby board.


Unfortunately fertility treatments are still such an unknown science. Sometimes switching around the doses or the type of medicine is just the ticket and I'm so glad that your RE is being so proactive. That is a huge plus and a big step in the right direction!


May I ask - do you have PCOS? And/or anything else?


I've got PCOS (and a blood clotting issue and my DH has some sperm issues....). We are in the process of doing IUI coupled with clomid. Girls on here have all sorts of different protocols with IUI's. You can do an IUI with all injectable medication or a mix of clomid/femera/injectable or just clomid/femera. Then you can do either a trigger with timed intercourse or artificial insemination. The protocol your RE decides to do will depend a lot on your diagnosis and your DH's. We are doing AI b/c of my husband's sperm issues but I know that many girls on here have just done timed intercourse. The process of an IUI is actually quite easy/painless. If you are just doing meds/trigger/timed intercourse, you just go to the doctor for a slew of u/s and b/w until they believe you are about to ovulate and then you trigger and start BD'ing. Then two weeks later you go in for a beta blood test. If you are doing meds/trigger/AI, it is the same but instead of BD'ing, you go into the office, your DH provides a *sample*, it is washed, and then it is inserted through your cervix using a catheter. Most women do not find it painful and it is really quick. IVF is considerably more invasive (and much more expensive) so if you are able to go the IUI route first, that would be great.


I completely echo what the other girls said and to step away from the Google! It can be your worst enemy during this time. Use your RE and their nurses when you have questions. They are so used to people calling/emailing with a lot of questions and they are there to help you through the process.


Again, I'm so sorry that you're here but know that you have found a very supportive group of girls that will be here for you during the ups/downs of this journey.


Hugs...


 

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 2:36 am
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Thanks y'all!

Mikes girl-yes I have a very severe case of PCOS because i am very thin none of the normal tricks to gt me to ovulate help :-( we tried femara and clomid at the max doses and all it did was give me the side effects and overstimulate in my uterus making me having a really thin lining. Sucks...but my doctors least favorite option is IUI bcuz she is afraid I'm going to over stimulate bcuz of how bad my pcos is and have more than 4 babies... She thinks I'd have aleast 8 follicles if not more...but its and option but she says I'd be perfect for IVF just the cost...

But we decided were doing the surgery first and giving that a month or so to see if it works and then trying femara and clomid again and if tht fails IVF! But I will know in my heart I tried every possible option!

Damn you pcos!
Posted on December 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

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