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July 3rd, 2006, 08:34 PM
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at what point did you decide this. We have been trying for over a year now and I have PCOS and my cycles are very irregular. I started Clomid last cycle and it was helping but now I have cysts that are getting too big. I will have to take break from meds until the cyst clears up.

In the OBGYN's office I have seen three different doctors because they sort of trade off who does the U/S's and they seem to all have different opinions about what my course of action should be. The main one I see is really strongly for moving straight to IUI with the Clomid. She says if you are already doing meds, you might as well do the IUI and increase the chances as much as possilbe. She thinks that it will save in the long run because it should happen quicker this way.

I have mixed feelings about the IUI. I guess I didn't think we would move to this so quickly and I thought it would happen naturally, but on the other hand I think that I just want the end result of having my baby and does it really matter how we get there.

I have really mixed feelings on the whole thing. DH doesn't really seem to care other than the expense. What are your thoughts?????
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July 4th, 2006, 05:43 AM
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After my HSG and my husband's SA was normal and months of BBT charts showed that I was ovulating he thought that maybe we should try IUI's. He thought maybe my CM was toxic to the sperm so that was why it was never making it up to the egg. Up to this point the infertility has been unexplained so that was another reason he wanted to try it. I have had some trouble with my DR because they have not once done bloodwork on me which I have begged for even before the HSG. I have always felt that my infertility was hormonal. I had my first IUI on June 5 and got my very first BFP on June 21st. What an amazing feeling!!! Unfortunately I lost the baby at 5 weeks. My HcG levels never got very high at all and they said my progesterone was very low (should've had bloodwork sooner!!!). So this next cycle we are doing IUI #2 and taking progesterone (Prochieve). We have been trying for 14 cycles and this was the first BFP. I don't think it was a coincedince that I got pregnant with my first IUI. I think it did work for me. (LET"S HOPE!)

I think you should try it. They can get those spermies right up where they should be and the Clomid hopefully will give you nice strong eggies!!! Good luck to you in whatever that you decide.
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July 4th, 2006, 08:18 AM
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Thank you Christy for sharing your experience. I am so sorry for your loss. It breaks my heart. I hope that this cycle the progesterone is all you need to get your sticky bean.

Are you using other meds too like Clomid or the HcG trigger shot?

I think we are going to take a couple months off meds because of this cyst that I have. We will still try naturally during that time and then after then possibly consider the IUI if we can afford it (I have no idea of the cost).

I tell myself it will all me worth it in the end.
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July 4th, 2006, 02:39 PM
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My insurance doesn't cover any of this fertility stuff so I can tell you what the IUI costed for us. It was $340. As for any other meds.... I have not been put on Clomid yet. Initially he said that he wanted to try it 3 times without it and then if no success he wanted to try three more IUI's on Clomid. Right after the m/c I asked if I could be put on Clomid to maybe boost my eggs a little and make them maybe more mature. He told me no. He said that Clomid would do nothing for me since it is obvious that I can get pregnant. ??????? I don't know if I agree with that but we will see. So....... not sure if he will ever use it on me now or not. I will ask him the next IUI.

I am sorry that you are having to go through this new stuff (finding out about the PCOS). Hey, you could get pregnant when ya'll are trying naturally!! You always hear stories like that!
It WILL be worth it in the end !!! My husband and I will be dirt poor from all these expenses but we will have our little baby!!! Ha!
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July 4th, 2006, 04:01 PM
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Hi,

I have had two IUI's. We started out wondering why we weren't pregnant by month 9 of TTC. We had to wait until 12 months before insurance would call us "infertile" and approve a referral to an RE. Within a month of seeing the RE, they were talking IUI with Clomid. I have high FSH, and my DH has low sperm count and motility.

Our first IUI was successful, but I m/c at 6 1/2 weeks. My second IUI was last month and was not successful. My third is at the end of this week. I KNOW it's going to work. I will be on Prometrium, Femtrace and progesterone suppositories from the day following the IUI until the first tri-mester due to low progesterone.

If IUI #3 doesn't work, our RE wants us to sit down and talk about IVF.

IUI is a wonderful first step. It is sooooo simple and painless and could just work.

Our insurance covers infertility at 100% so I don't have any idea how much any of the procedures have cost.

I am turning 32 this year and with high FSH, I don't have time to try and get pregnant naturally anymore, especially since we are told it is next to impossible with DH's sperm count/motility. I was nervous right before our first IUI because I thought "this is it!", but having had that BFP already, I am more anxious and excited than ever!

Good luck to you, and please don't hesitate to pm me.

Chris
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