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gabywany - February 21st, 2006 11:40 AM

Hello, I am new here and I have my first IUI on 2/16/06 and am experiencing PMS. I am so scared. I don't even want to think that I am not pregnant. I just went through Gonal-F and Menopur injections and developed only 3 follicles and the drs decided I should do the IUI. What is the success rate?

Also, after having the IUI I was in pain all day. Is this normal. I am just so afraid and my mind is going crazy. Should I try a HPT? Please advise.


allegonda - February 21st, 2006 11:27 PM

Hello Gabywany,
Thank you for posting, you seem like I was when I did IUI last November. The 2ww is frustrating.
I found that I was sore after my IUI, I had a unmedicated cycle (my clinic's preference) and I had only one dominate follicle. Unfortunately it wasn't successful.
The best thing for you would be to rest and wait up, easy said than done. Don't do a HPT (urine), it is a bit early, and others on this site have had false negatives at the early stage. I actually had a BHcg done when I reached 2 weeks, I am a nurse so I organised it myself, and that I found dissappointing as it was negative.

Do hope the pain subsides.

My next IUI might be medicated next cylce,
Allegonda


gabywany - February 22nd, 2006 10:23 PM

Thanks for your reply. I hope everything goes well with you and baby dusts to you. It's just that I can't stand this 2ww.


baby4us - February 23rd, 2006 5:42 PM

Gabywany... indeed the 2ww sucks!

I too had pretty intense PMS symptoms during my last (and succesful) IUI... so as easy as it is to go out of your mind.. you've got to stay positive.

I did experience some discomfort .. mostly from swollen ovaries.. so please take it easy and rest and get lots of fluid.

I too am a very impatient person... and you can only do an HPT 4 days before your expected period date... so if you are going to do one.. wait until at least 3 or 4 days before your expected period... but don't do it any earlier or you will possibly get a false negative.. which will only make you feel worse!!

Good luck.. let us know how it goes!!!


sooty - February 26th, 2006 12:40 PM

Hi here goes this is first time on this site need to talk to someone before i go insane .Waiting to go to hospital tomorrow to find out will my 4th iui will be cancelled again due to my follices as are to small but still doing injections horray sorry you must think you got a mad one here .love to hear fom someone also my husband count very low .


Asunflower - February 26th, 2006 4:29 PM

Sooty,
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow! We are all just as insane as you. The pressure is outrageous. Has your RE thought abut trying IVF since you have tried so may IUI's? Maybe this will be the one!
Good luck!


sooty - February 27th, 2006 6:23 AM

[quote author=Asunflower link=board=8;threadid=2020;start=0#15441 date=1140989346]
Sooty,
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow! We are all just as insane as you. The pressure is outrageous. Has your RE thought abut trying IVF since you have tried so may IUI's? Maybe this will be the one!
Good luck!

[/quote]Thanks for replying to me .just got back from my 2nd home the hospital treatment was cancelled cant even cry got to meet my mate later she is over on hoilday she phoned me saturday with her good news yeah you guessed it she having a babythis will be her second .why am i do i feel so resentfull i feel ike im going mad im normally a nice kind person .IVF not going to do due to cost and the low count and mombility .sorry for going on .whats your story


sooty - February 27th, 2006 1:03 PM

[quote author=Asunflower link=board=8;threadid=2020;start=0#15441 date=1140989346]
Sooty,
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow! We are all just as insane as you. The pressure is outrageous. Has your RE thought abut trying IVF since you have tried so may IUI's? Maybe this will be the one!
Good luck!

[/quote]


Asunflower - February 27th, 2006 7:25 PM

Sooty,
I just had my first failed IVF in Jan. We are trying agian in April. Luckily my insurance cover IVF for 2 tries, so we have one try left. Husband has low count and motility as well. They recommended IVF on first go around. I am so sory to hear what you are going through. My sister-in-law just found she is prgenant so I know that feeling all to well. All I can say is stay positive. I know it is hard but there is not much else that I know will help. Chatting online helps get some steam off! Good luck! Keep your head up!


sooty - February 28th, 2006 3:34 AM

Hi thanks for getting back to me wish i had your strenght .I wish you 100% sucess with your IVF in april .I dont have insurance and my age 38 i would have to pay £4.500 at least thats before travel and B&B as i live in a island just off uk .Both my job and my husband doesnt pay that well .Talking on here does help a bit a least we are all in the same boat and know what each other are going through .


DianaEvans2 - February 28th, 2006 9:33 PM

Sooty: so sorry to hear all about the IUI and cancellation...Since you must live in Jersey, Guernsey or some other island off the coast of the UK and would have to travel anyways (I gather London), you may wish to explore IVF out of the country?? NYC clinics run about 8000-10,000 USD. With the exchange rates, you are about the same and having worked in Europe twice, I find the docs in NYC to be world-class cutting edge in all disciplines, not just infertility (no offenses to anyone).

Not too long ago, I did read international cost comparisons about IVF in Wired magazine or something of that ilk. Apparently IVFs in Canada run about 5000 Canadian dollars. IVFs in Israel around about 2500-3000 USD. I believe the Canadians/Israelis have excellent medical infrastructures. You may wish to consult/reserach with a good deal of folks first.

Seems you have to pay travel and BB regardless, so maybe a venue change is also helpful? Somewhere else I read on these Shared Journey pages about "Virgin Conception"-yet another enterprise by Sir Richard to precisely address the infertility hurdles in the UK...I don't know if it is real, it sounded feasible...probably on Google.

Hope this is a little helpful.... All the very best, Diana


gabywany - March 1st, 2006 11:12 AM

Sooty, keep your hopes up and hopefully your next cycle will be successful.

I just got a/f and unfortunately my first IUI was unsuccessful. I was just told by my IVF coordinator that they have giving my body a rest for this month and when I get my period again I will start a new protocol. I just have to keep a positive mindset and hope for the best. Good luck to all.


sooty - March 1st, 2006 1:00 PM

[quote author=DianaEvans2 link=board=8;threadid=2020;start=0#15518 date=1141180400]
Sooty: so sorry to hear all about the IUI and cancellation...Since you must live in Jersey, Guernsey or some other island off the coast of the UK and would have to travel anyways (I gather London), you may wish to explore IVF out of the country?? NYC clinics run about 8000-10,000 USD. With the exchange rates, you are about the same and having worked in Europe twice, I find the docs in NYC to be world-class cutting edge in all disciplines, not just infertility (no offenses to anyone).

Not too long ago, I did read international cost comparisons about IVF in Wired magazine or something of that ilk. Apparently IVFs in Canada run about 5000 Canadian dollars. IVFs in Israel around about 2500-3000 USD. I believe the Canadians/Israelis have excellent medical infrastructures. You may wish to consult/reserach with a good deal of folks first.

Seems you have to pay travel and BB regardless, so maybe a venue change is also helpful? Somewhere else I read on these Shared Journey pages about "Virgin Conception"-yet another enterprise by Sir Richard to precisely address the infertility hurdles in the UK...I don't know if it is real, it sounded feasible...probably on Google.

Hope this is a little helpful.... All the very best, Diana

[/quote]Thanks for your support and help with info hope things are going well for you at this time .Im feeling much better today im ready for round five which is round three really as four and five iui have been cancelled .please take care and thanks


sooty - March 1st, 2006 1:09 PM

[quote author=gabywany link=board=8;threadid=2020;start=0#15528 date=1141229577]
Sooty, keep your hopes up and hopefully your next cycle will be successful.

I just got a/f and unfortunately my first IUI was unsuccessful. I was just told by my IVF coordinator that they have giving my body a rest for this month and when I get my period again I will start a new protocol. I just have to keep a positive mindset and hope for the best. Good luck to all.
[/quote]Thanks for your reply I just had a two month break after my 4th iui was cancelled last year after low count .So was so ready for this one and when it was me this time with my follics maybe god trying to tell me something .sorry your iui hasnt been susessfullthis time as you say try and stay postive but its bloody hard sometimes im going to try i hear its meant to help cant do any harm take care


Asunflower - March 1st, 2006 6:56 PM

Sooty,
Keep your spirits up! A little rest time may help. Maybe you can even give it a go all by yourselves. We did! We haven't found out yet if it worked but it helped bring us closer thinking maybe we could try to conceive on our own! You never know! A miracle could happen for both of us!


sooty - March 2nd, 2006 2:03 PM

I will be giving that a go for sure at least can have fun and let off a bit of steam all at the same time .Wishing all the luck in the world as it sounds that we both need a break take care x


Purple - March 9th, 2006 9:35 AM

I truly have high hopes for everyone out there!!
This is my first time IUI ??? I am scared in everyway and have a million questions


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