Friday, April 29, 2011

IUI #2 CD 1 (a new plan)

This morning when my period still hadn't arrived I started to get nervous (since I made an appointment with my RE to talk about our next cycle) and a little excited. I got out my HPT and went for it. When I wiped, there was a little bit of blood on the toilet paper. My response? Someone is laughing and it's not me! Oh well, I knew this cycle didn't work so I was ready to get AF and move on to the next cycle. I was just bummed I wasted the test because I didn't even have to look at the result to know it was negative. 
We had our appointment this afternoon and I left feeling so much better about things. It seems like when  I ask I tend to get what I want. I never complain about getting what I want, that's for sure (just ask my hubby). We talked about the next cycle and my RE gave me a few options and leaned a certain way with his opinion. He said that we could up the dose of Clomid and try that again (although he didn't think it was that great of an idea to try it again), we could do injectables and another IUI, or we could do IVF. We talked the most about doing another IUI using injectables this time. He said it would include more monitoring (blood work and more ultrasounds) and I felt most comfortable trying another IUI given different circumstances. 

 So, we will start Gonal-F on Sunday (CD 3) at 75 IU's/day. I will go in on Tuesday for a baseline ultrasound and to check my hormone levels. I am really happy with our new plan and hoping for some good follies this time. I'm pretty sure if we aren't successful this cycle we will move on to IVF. IUI's are completely covered by my insurance, but IVF isn't at all. I had been thinking I just wanted to move on to IVF, but I felt more comfortable making the decision to do the IUI again given the new plan. 

We also discussed progesterone and Metformin. I asked about the progesterone and he agreed for this cycle I will start a few days after the trigger. He also agreed that it was a good idea to up my dosage of Metformin to 1000 mg/day from 500. I will see how that goes. 

So we have a new plan and I am feeling much more optimistic and excited this month. The only thing is, I didn't find out what time I am supposed to take the Gonal-F. Any ideas?


  1. Yay for a new plan!! :) Hmmm I havent used gonal-f but with my injectibles, we did around 630 every evening. Wishing you so much luck with this cycle! :)

  2. Sorry about the wasted test (AF, isn't she just a beotch sometimes?) but I'm so excited for you about your new plan!!! Looking forward to this new journey for you!

  3. Glad you are feeling comfortable about a new plan! Good luck upping your dose of know how I feel about that stuff!!! I hope Gonal-F does the trick for you and that there is no need for IVF!

  4. You know I'm a huge proponent of IUIs since it worked for me. :) Hang in there - I hope this protocol works for you!!

  5. Sorry to hear about your AF arriving :( Lovely to have a plan heading into your next cycle... I took my Gonal-F in the evenings (for an IVF/ICSI cycle) - I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you called them to ask. Here to share this cycle with you every step of the way xoxo

  6. *hugs* for AF arriving, but glad you have a new plan of attack!

    I did my Gonal F injections in the evenings but I would call your clinic and check. They are used to people needing to ask lots of questions I am sure. Besides that's what they are there for!!

    Hope all goes well. xx

  7. There is nothing like doing a HPT to bring on AF! I hate it.
    Good luck with this cycle. I always did my Gonal-F in the evenings. I do not think it matters as long as it is the same time each day

  8. I'm so glad you have a new plan. Everyone needs something to hope for and it sounds like you are working your way toward your goal.

    Good luck!