I saw Dr. J for acupuncture last night. I told her my IUI was cancelled because of the follicles not growing and estrogen not increasing. Last cycle when my first IUI was cancelled, she said that I needed to be taking her herbs and seeing her for acupuncture for three months before I'd be ready… Continue reading Too Fat For IUI, Too!
IUI #2: Cancelled. Today on CD 10, my uterine lining actually went up to 7.4mm, but my follicles continued to not grow. Not even after four days of 300 iu of Menopur. I did all the tips and tricks I found online all weekend. I used a heating pad, I drank a ton of whole… Continue reading Another Cancelled IUI
Cycle day 6 and my lining grew a whole half a millimeter to 4.7mm, and we're down to three follicles, all three still less than 10mm. This ultrasound was done by the doctor I like the least, by the way, just to add insult to injury. His bedside manner just makes everything so much more… Continue reading All Hope: Exit Stage Left.
Today is CD 3 so I went in for my scan and blood work for this next IUI cycle. We have four antral follicles!!! "They are small, we can't tell if they will grow yet but hopefully they will with the meds." Okay, I'll take it! They also found a 10x13 cyst on one ovary… Continue reading We Have Antral Follicles!
We are in that waiting time between actions. After my cancelled IUI we decided not to try this month because we're both jumpy about the possibility of poor quality eggs and another miscarriage, should I get pregnant. Of course, if we'd gone through with the IUI it would have been the same risk, but somehow… Continue reading In Sad Limbo
On Friday (3/31) I went in for my CD9 scan and labs, and was told that my follicles didn't grow and my lining didn't thicken. I had an appointment that afternoon with my fertility specialist, Dr. M, to find out the results of my Fragile X test, but since I already got the good results… Continue reading IUI #1: Cancelled.
The good, the bad, and the really sad: I was finally able to start this IUI cycle after my whopping 8 day luteal phase. My CD 3 ultrasound showed 0 antral follicles. ZERO!!! My FSH was 7, and my E2 was 20. I was told to start on 225 Follistim and come back on CD… Continue reading No Eggs, Low Estrogen, and Educational Fibroids!
Well I couldn't possibly be more frustrated right now. My weight loss is plateauing. I ovulated 12 days late this cycle, so I am currently 8 dpo, and I should be on day 6 of stims and instead I am just sitting around waiting for my period. My basal temp dipped this morning and I… Continue reading Frustration
I just got back from my appointment with the RD (registered dietician.) Dr. M told me to see the RD five weeks ago, back when she wanted me to lose weight prior to any infertility treatment. Then she saw my AMH drop, my antral follicle count of a whole TWO, and decided we need to… Continue reading
I am terrified. I am terrified that I am in perimenopause. I am terrified that I will never have a baby with my own eggs. I am terrified that if use a donor egg, I will always feel like I missed out. This terror is cold and hard, like an enormous metal sphere, sinking deep… Continue reading What Is At the End Of My Infertility Journey?