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  #1  
March 4th, 2013, 06:56 AM
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So, as some of you know, we were told that IVF was our best option, in my REs opinion. However, we have ruled that out for now.

So, we were going to skip a cycle and have a SA done again, since by then he would have been on supplements for around 3 months. Then decide if we were going to go through with another follistim/IUI cycle based on the numbers. Last time it was 1.7 mil.

Now, here on cycle day 2, I need to decide today. We don't have the money right this moment for an IUI cycle. But, we could swing a timed intercourse cycle.

How much do you think that would lower the chances. Do you think it is worth the shot, or would you skip a cycle and recheck? That is probably the most reasonable idea, but I hate skipping a cycle. Mine are so long at times, last one was 70+ days. But, on the otherhand, i dont want to subject my body to all sorts of drugs for no reason.

Be brutally honest please!
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Our TTC journey: I went off the pill April 10, 2010. I have had irregular cycles ever since. We have tried everything from soy isoflavones, fertili tea, fertil aid for both, sperm count and motility boost for DH, femera, relaxing, giving up...no luck. SA 06/2011-5mil, 05/2012-no live sperm, 07/2012-17mil!! HSG 7/25/12, all clear. Next cycle, Femara 3-7, scan cd 11, 5 follies 17, 12, 12, 11, 10, trigger cd 12, IUI (8/30/12) cd14: BFN, AF showed 9/13/12 -On to cycle 2 with medication and IUI. 9/28 quit groqing, cycle cancelled. 2/6/13 follistim cd 3-12, follies 19, 18, 17, 12, count 1.7 mil, BFN. Skipping this cycle.

http://nikki52687.blogspot.com/ Donate to our IVF fund here: http://www.gofundme.com/210zuw
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March 4th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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Honestly, if it's pretty close to the 3 month mark, I'd skip a cycle to just get a bit of a break (emotionally and financially)! You can always induce AF with provera if you want to get started a little sooner.
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Me: Autoimmune (Hashimotos and Fibromyalgia), vitamin D and calcium deficiency. Treated with Synthroid, supplements, TCM and acupuncture.

DH: Severe MFI (low counts, low motility, poor morphology and high antibodies), likely caused by poor liver function. Treated with Clomid to increase total counts.

DD: Conceived after 1 year of TTC with progesterone to correct LPD (likely caused by undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction). Born Aug 2009 via c/s after an induction due to pre-e and HELLP.

TTC #2 since Oct10 with an early loss in Aug 2011. Post-wash counts are too low for IUI to be successful, so moving on to IVF/ICSI in May 2014!

IVF/ICSI #1 (May 2014): Estrogen priming and antagonist protocol, including acupuncture and prayer!
17/05/14 - Baseline looks good, start Gonal-F 225iu and Luveris 75iu
28/05/14 - 18 eggs retrieved, 14 mature
29/05/14 - 13 fertilized!!! All are looking great still on day 3, so we're going to blast!
02/06/14 - Transferred one 1BC blast, with 3 other blasts and 3 morulas to watch and freeze
03/06/14 - All embryos have arrested. None to freeze
09/06/14 - Faint BFP at home at 7dp5dt!!!!!
10/06/14 - Beta?
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March 4th, 2013, 07:31 AM
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March 4th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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That is what i decided. Do i still call the dr, they told me to call with or without af...but i assume that is for a cd 1 scan for another assisted cycle.
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Our TTC journey: I went off the pill April 10, 2010. I have had irregular cycles ever since. We have tried everything from soy isoflavones, fertili tea, fertil aid for both, sperm count and motility boost for DH, femera, relaxing, giving up...no luck. SA 06/2011-5mil, 05/2012-no live sperm, 07/2012-17mil!! HSG 7/25/12, all clear. Next cycle, Femara 3-7, scan cd 11, 5 follies 17, 12, 12, 11, 10, trigger cd 12, IUI (8/30/12) cd14: BFN, AF showed 9/13/12 -On to cycle 2 with medication and IUI. 9/28 quit groqing, cycle cancelled. 2/6/13 follistim cd 3-12, follies 19, 18, 17, 12, count 1.7 mil, BFN. Skipping this cycle.

http://nikki52687.blogspot.com/ Donate to our IVF fund here: http://www.gofundme.com/210zuw
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March 4th, 2013, 07:39 AM
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I'd still call to give them the heads-up. That way they can have the provera Rx ready for you if you do go that route as well.
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Me: Autoimmune (Hashimotos and Fibromyalgia), vitamin D and calcium deficiency. Treated with Synthroid, supplements, TCM and acupuncture.

DH: Severe MFI (low counts, low motility, poor morphology and high antibodies), likely caused by poor liver function. Treated with Clomid to increase total counts.

DD: Conceived after 1 year of TTC with progesterone to correct LPD (likely caused by undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction). Born Aug 2009 via c/s after an induction due to pre-e and HELLP.

TTC #2 since Oct10 with an early loss in Aug 2011. Post-wash counts are too low for IUI to be successful, so moving on to IVF/ICSI in May 2014!

IVF/ICSI #1 (May 2014): Estrogen priming and antagonist protocol, including acupuncture and prayer!
17/05/14 - Baseline looks good, start Gonal-F 225iu and Luveris 75iu
28/05/14 - 18 eggs retrieved, 14 mature
29/05/14 - 13 fertilized!!! All are looking great still on day 3, so we're going to blast!
02/06/14 - Transferred one 1BC blast, with 3 other blasts and 3 morulas to watch and freeze
03/06/14 - All embryos have arrested. None to freeze
09/06/14 - Faint BFP at home at 7dp5dt!!!!!
10/06/14 - Beta?
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March 4th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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I agree with the other ladies and I would call the doctor just to give a heads up!
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March 4th, 2013, 08:39 AM
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Call and see if they will just give you clomid for this cycle since you need to take a cycle off financially.
I would still try if even natural cycle! OPK, Timed intercourse !
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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March 4th, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Call and see if they will just give you clomid for this cycle since you need to take a cycle off financially.
I would still try if even natural cycle! OPK, Timed intercourse !
I agree with this. If Clomid (or whatever you take) isn't that expensive do that and just DTD a ton and have fun with it. Then get his SA done and then go from there. That way you are kinda taking a break with all the IUI/financial part of it but still also not entirely losing a cycle. Did that make sense???cause it makes sense it my head LOL
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March 4th, 2013, 08:52 AM
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Ditto above. Clomid s relatively inexpensive, and just try to have fun BDing!

I'd hate to skip a cycle...unless of course you need the emotional break.
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March 4th, 2013, 09:40 PM
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Thats what im saying, I hate to skip a cycle. But, my RE does femera. I was on it before, the first cycle I responded well, and the second cycle, I did not respond at all. So, I doubt he will give me that. I am ok with taking a break, I will still track O signs and try on our own, but without meds. It would be around $350 to do follistim, and TI. But, DD has 3 cheer competitions this month, which are EXPENSIVE for a 4 year olds hobby. And we just ran out of oil, so that will be $500. Sooo....it looks like we will have to just do a natural cycle.

Thanks for all the replies!
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Thanks JMC1988 for the great siggy!
Our TTC journey: I went off the pill April 10, 2010. I have had irregular cycles ever since. We have tried everything from soy isoflavones, fertili tea, fertil aid for both, sperm count and motility boost for DH, femera, relaxing, giving up...no luck. SA 06/2011-5mil, 05/2012-no live sperm, 07/2012-17mil!! HSG 7/25/12, all clear. Next cycle, Femara 3-7, scan cd 11, 5 follies 17, 12, 12, 11, 10, trigger cd 12, IUI (8/30/12) cd14: BFN, AF showed 9/13/12 -On to cycle 2 with medication and IUI. 9/28 quit groqing, cycle cancelled. 2/6/13 follistim cd 3-12, follies 19, 18, 17, 12, count 1.7 mil, BFN. Skipping this cycle.

http://nikki52687.blogspot.com/ Donate to our IVF fund here: http://www.gofundme.com/210zuw
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March 5th, 2013, 06:42 AM
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Gl with whatever you decide
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