Sunday, May 5, 2013

Next Step & Is It Time To Start Already?!

My husband and I met with the RE this past Monday to figure out our next step. We decided to do one more IUI (#4) this month. Then she recommended that I have laparoscopy and hysteroscopy done. Has anyone else been recommended to do this?


After the  laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, I will do two more IUI's before IVF. For IUI #4 I will be using the Follistim pen (no more Clomid). I was told that this should work better for me. It works directly on the ovaries. I HATE doing the Ovidrel trigger injections, so this should be fun. Not. However, I was able to give MYSELF the injections before IUI #2 & #3, so maybe it'll get better/easier the more I do it. Below is $200 worth of meds for my next round. I shutter to think about how much this would've been without insurance. Eek.

Here is the video of instructions (mainly for me to easily find it when it is time for the injections). :)

Now, here's where I wonder if it is time for this already. I was thinking that I still had at least another week and a half before my next period. My first day of my last period was April 12th. Since I normally ovulate really late, I started testing with OPK's on CD13 instead of the recommended CD6. I thought I would be okay since I have an irregular cycle. So, I have tested every day since April 24th and have gotten negatives on all of them. See, my husband and I had intercourse last night and it was sort of uncomfortable. It didn't hurt, it just didn't feel normal. When I woke up this morning to use the bathroom, I wiped and saw quite a bit of blood. When I used the bathroom about an hour later, there was still quite a bit of blood. This is weird because I am only on CD24. Can getting off of the fertility medications cause this? The last cycle before I started fertility treatments I had ovulated at CD28 and started my period on CD40. This just seems really weird to me. I'm going to continue to monitor it. If it appears to be my period, then I have to go in for labs and an ultrasound tomorrow and start injections tomorrow (from what I understand).


Impatiently Waiting said...

Good luck! I hope this is it for you! I used Menopur for two cycles. I actaully looked forward to those cycles. It was the only time I felt like I was controling my body. I am excited for you.

Em said...

I wish I could answer the questions from your last paragraph but I have no idea. I'm really sorry. I have done follistem before though. You can totally handle it. I used to literally pass out cold any time I got a needle stick, but over time, I was able to get used to the shots and do them myself. You'll have that same experience. I'm sure of it.

Amie said...

I had the Lap surgery from my regular OB before she had even referred me to the RE. I was having some pain also, according to her the Lap showed 1 tube blocked and one not blocked. She referred me to RE who did an HSG (which actually goes up into the tubes) and he said there was nothing wrong?? Makes me crazy that they each said something different. Anyway, for the lap they put me to sleep and I was down for a couple days at least.