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kmf09 posted:
Sorry I've been MIA. I didn't have internet after the hurricane and then couldn't respond on my phone.

So, here is the latest going on with me. My husband had his semen analysis--maybe 3 weeks ago? Everything was good. I did 100 mg again of the Clomid, and went in for a million tests I swear. My ultrasound on CD 12 had a bunch of follicles, which was good. They had me take Pregnyl on CD 13, which is an injection-to stimulate ovulation. We had to BD at a specific time after, so of course we did! I went in for a progesterone level on CD 19, which was good-however they started me on the Crinone (a progesterone supplement) prophylactically. I am currently on CD 25 today. I don't know whats going to go on.

Since the specialist I'm seeing doesn't take my insurance we've been paying out of pocket. Well, I guess after really thinking rationally, we decided i should go to someone in-network and not waste money since we just are buying a house. There are a bunch of doctors I had to chose from. So, Tuesday I met with someone new. She said that generally they don't do 4 cycles of Clomid. Three is usually the cut off, if it doesn't work--on to the next thing-which is IUI. SHe doesn't really know why they started me on the Crinone if my level was ok. Since I had already started it, I figured, I should continue. The side effects last month were awful, but ok so far--and I've been taking it now for a week. She also didn't know why they didn't look at the shapes of the semen--just numbers and motility. So my husband has to do another SA with her. I wanted to ball my eyes out when she started talking about IUI. I just can't believe that this is how I have to go about getting pregnant. I guess the reality just hit me like a ton of bricks. My husband was kicking himself that I was alone, but honestly I just thought she was going to pick up on the plan of the other dr. I guess I was naive in thinking that. She did do an ultrasound and said that the uterus looked good and the thickness was good for implantation, if it worked this time. PRAY it did! I swear!

So, my other office told me I could test on Monday. I probably will just wait and see. To be honest with you, I haven't taken a pregnancy test since starting this whole Clomid adventure. I either knew it was coming, or it was early. So, I will see how I feel and go from there.

Well girls, I hope you are ok. I've been reading BabyParks updates! I am happy about the doctors news for you. That is great! Hugs and prayers to you all!
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BabyParks responded:
Hey girl so glad you are able to get back on. I hope you are ok from all the hurricane and not any damage?

I am glad you found someone in network I knew you were trying to find someone and glad you finally did. I know you are doing everything you can to make this happen and I will be praying that this is your time If you are on cycle day 25 you are nearly there and will know before long. Just try to stay busy as you can, easier said than done for me! Anyways, I am glad they are redoing SA if they didn't check everything needed for testing. You want to make sure his swimmers are all good cause if it was something to do with him you would waste your time doing 3 rounds of clomid alone without IUI ya know. I wouldn't worry about having to do IUI. Sometimes it just helps things along some when I worry is if they talk about doing IVF, now that is something I dont want to do really. I know you are upset about this new plan but it sounds like they are on the ball and may have you on your way to a little bundle of joy if not this time very soon. What was the plan before I can't exactly remember what the other doctor was saying yall were going to do? Just try to remember that God allows things to happen for a reason so know that where you are is the best place for you right now and there is a reason you are there even if it was insurance related.

I am so thankful God had my friend talk to me about seeing a pain center to help with all the issues i was having. I had no idea they were going to find Scar tissue so bad of all things. I know now after reading just some about it all the Scar tissue I had and the endometriosis on my ovaries was for sure causing me infertility. I am so thankful that I had the surgery and so Glad he gave me the ok to have more children. I feel like it will happen soon. Maybe not this month or next but hopeful that within the next 6 or so months I will be pregnant again and honestly after him telling me I could conceive again was just as exciting to me at the time as if he had said i was pregnant.

I don't blame you one bit for not testing, it's a waste of money if you can stand it to wait long enough. And even if you do think you start sometimes you are wrong and end up preggers anyways, I am proof of that too! Praying for you, baby dust your way girl!
 
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kmf09 replied to BabyParks's response:
HI. Well, you are right--I don't have a lot of time to wait, which is a good thing. I am still kind of a bit worried about whether or not i am pregnant. I try not to look into signs because I can chalk half of them up to the medication I'm on. So, I just keep plugging! I did work a ton this past week and that kept me very busy. Not to mention the fact that we have a bunch going on, so I am keeping busy.
So, as far as the other doctor--I don't know what the next month's plan was going to be. They were questionable on doing Clomid last month, but I was under the impression from my reading and girls here that its done for up to 6 mths. This new dr said that was the practice 10-15 years ago, not anymore. I guess I don't know what he would have done. When the people at the office knew I was doing the Pregnyl injection, they asked if I was doing IUI or "relations". Such an odd way to put it, but thats their jargon because the other dr used the same term! Perhaps that was the next step with them too. I don't know. Its frustrating. I am trying to not think of the next step, just incase I am pregnant, but I am a pessimistic person, so I tend to think of the worst always anyways. In my head I have to prepare myself for this. I have already looked at my schedule as far as time we would be doing IUI. Its so crazy.
You're right, its not as bad as IVF talk. That is something that isn't covered by our insurance anyways. Apparently though in NJ, it was mandated that it is included. We have insurance through my husband's work which is in NYC and its not mandated in NY apparently. IF---IF we have to take that route, I will have to get supplemental insurance through my job since I work in NJ. Right now though, I can't think of that. The new dr told me that she doesn't look at me and think that I am an IVF candidate anyways, she said nothing in my history is giving her that impression. She said I am "unexplained infertility" which is the best case scenario, yeah, I guess. She said, i know its not the thing you want to hear, but at least its the easiest to treat. We'll see! She also told me that usually if you don't respond to Clomid in the first or second cycle, then you probably won't. That was a hard pill to swallow too. I was pretty optimistic walking in to that appointment since we did the injection and timed the sex and more. It was all wiped out after speaking with her. Terrible! Sorry!! I've been keeping this all bottled in! Not to mention she sent me for blood work today--11 tubes of blood later. Awful! I feel like a pin cushion anymore. I'm a baby--my husband is like, you're a nurse--I said yeah and a baby!
Ok, enough about that. As far as the hurricane, we were fine. We are on the 4th floor of an apartment building. We lost power the Sunday of it, but got it back late evening. Our cable was out along with the internet, but then there was an issue with our internet after that. No, I just feel bad for all of the people who are flooded and still getting more and more flooding bc it just keeps raining.
Thanks for listening! I am so happy that you are getting good news from your dr too. Thank God you had the surgery because then you'd still be in pain and not able to conceive. Its a blessing of course. I know, God has a plan for all of us. Its out of our hands. I have to remember that from time to time. When I am all out of sorts, I have to come back to reality and tell myself its up to Him! Prayers and hugs to you!!!
 
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BabyParks replied to kmf09's response:
Yes try not to read too much into anything cause Clomid does make me have symptoms like pregnancy too.

I have also been told that he doesn't want me to do more than 6 cycles of clomid but he also said usually by the 2nd month if you are not responding to it then they move to something else anyways like you said. I have always responded to clomid well and got pregnant with Parker on it so I know it works for me but with the endometriosis all over my ovaries and the scar tissue everywhere I now know why even the IUI failed. I don't think it was possible for me to get preggers with it all there and had i would have been really bad.

That is funny about the "relations" part. I would have just said are yall doing IUI or just timed intercourse but I guess relations sounds better tho I wouldn't worry about next step either just focus on the now. IUI isn't bad at all tho and I did it the last time and still didn't get preggers, but no wonder with all the mess I had going on. I really feel that was the infertilty cause with DS i got pregnant first month so had to be the scar tissue causing it. Well and probably the combined fact that my Hubby has low motility but doing IUI will help that also so I am hopeful next time will work.

That is what they told me too, I am not an IVF candidate because of my history as well and now I feel like we don't need it anymore. Insurance doesn't cover that or IUI for us at all. So I don't really want to do IVF ever because I just don't think we would need that but IUI I am fine with doing. If my husbands counts were really low or I had something really wrong I would say ok lets do it but we don't so i know it will happen if supposed to with a few of these things. God allowed them to find the things they did so I have to know there was reason and they will be able to help me get pregnant soon.

I am sorry you got so much blood drawn. I hate doing that but it's not as bad as it used to be I guess. As long as I don't look at it while they do it and they dont try to talk to me i am ok. But i do not like it and I am a big Baby.

So glad to hear you guys are all ok! Baby dust and prayers to you also!
 
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health456 replied to kmf09's response:
Hi Kmf09

Am very glad to hear you are doing good..I have ovulated on 16th day..SO just waiting for my AF
 
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kmf09 replied to health456's response:
Hey health456. That is good that you ovulated. When are you due for your AF? How have things been? I was looking to see if you had posted when I wasn't able to respond. My internet had been out for a while, but I was able to read on my phone. Did your doctor have a new plan for you? Let me know how you are! Hope this month is your month!!!
 
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health456 replied to kmf09's response:
Hi kmf09

Thanks for your reply.21st is my period date..My doctor has given injection to me on my 14th day so i ovulated on 16th day..This month Ii may get my period before 2 days i mean 19th because past 3 months i got period after 14 days from my ovulation day..So i thought like that..I don't have hopes for this month..Because i have expected so much for last month.but dint work for me .So i am not thinking so..I think i may have tube blockage..Am going to test my tube and my husband also test his second SA if i got period this month..What about you when is your period due date..Any good news..? I will pray for both of us.
 
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kmf09 replied to health456's response:
So-I just wanted to update quick! I took a preg test Sunday night and it was a BFP!!! Knowing the pregnyl can cause a false positive, we were excited but a bit cautious too. The max the pregnyl can be in your system is 14 days. But I tested the end of 14 days. Took another Monday morning- before I was even done peeing! took another in the afternoon-another BFP! I had bldwrk done this am-my hcg is over 200 and my progesterone is 54-I think! I am cautiously optimistic! I pray that my levels continue to rise and all is good and healthy! We are all going to be blessed!!!! Hugs and prayers!
 
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mandy32303 replied to kmf09's response:
YAY!!! So good for you!!! I am wishing you super sticky vibes girl!!! I pray that I have some good news this next clomid cycle, we shall see.....AF started a little bit on Sunday and has been just slight so I took a test and a BFN , so on to the next month and hoping I can get some good news soon!

Mandy
 
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health456 replied to kmf09's response:
Hi
Its awesome frnd..am very glad to to hear your words frnd...Anyways congrats frnd..Thanks to god..Really am very happy for you..Keep update me..
 
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kmf09 replied to mandy32303's response:
Thank you! I'm so excited! I pray to God all goes well! I hope you have good luck soon. Believe me, I felt as if it just wasn't going to happen. Always prayed for the best! I'll pray for you!
 
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kmf09 replied to health456's response:
Hey! Thanks!!!! We are very happy!

I know it feels like It's such a long journey. How are you? I know you said that you are going to do an injection? Do you know what med? We were told to BD 36 hrs after the shot. We also did every other day-before the shot, 36 hrs after, and then 2 nights later. So who knows. Let me know!
 
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BabyParks replied to kmf09's response:
Glad to hear you got your BFP that is great news. Keep us posted on when your next appt is, Ultrasound, due date all that good stuff
 
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kmf09 replied to BabyParks's response:
Thanks!! I have a repeat HCG level and progesterone on Monday. I don't think they'll do an ultrasound until my 6th week.
 
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mandy32303 replied to kmf09's response:
Keep us posted, we want details!! Sticky vibes!!!

Mandy


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