Did my first IUI and in TWW right now. Need help or advice before I go insane with these side effect

Discussion in 'Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)' started by thirdtimesacharm, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. thirdtimesacharm

    thirdtimesacharm New Member

    This is my first post ever as I am a very private person, but I am freaking out a little so I need some advice/help/comfort/anything really. lol
    So to tell you a bit about myself I have 2 kids from a previous marriage and have done 2 surrogacy's (just the carrier not my eggs), one ended up a M/C so had to get a D/C but doctors said it was going to affect me in the future. My husband and I have been very actively trying for the last 3 years and got nowhere. so in Feb 2017 we went to the Fertility clinic and started with all the tests, turns out im fine my left ovary is harder to get at but no issues with me whatsoever, my hubby has a slightly lower count then the average man but his motility is double the average man. The doc said we shouldn't have a problem conceiving with BD but because its been a while we could use a bit of help so we went with the IUI and are on the waiting list for the IVF.
    So heres where im freaking out with our first IUI :
    Timeline I started my period on August 17th ( Im always 28-30 never more), they started me on Gonal F injections at 62.5 on the 21st, went for my first ultrasound on the 25th follicles looked good they put my up to 77. next ultrasound on the 28th they bumped me up to 82.5, everything looking great with the next 2 appts. did my HCG trigger shot at 11pm on the 2nd of September for the IUI transfer on the 4th. Sperm looked good they got 5 million washed and 80% motility she said thats a really good chance of pregnancy. Had quite a bit of cramping that day (did the BD since the doc said it could help)and the next almost to the point it hurt to stand up straight. Started my Progesterone Gel vaginal suppositories (been on the progesterone injections on my butt cheek with the surrogacy's and never had side effects) in the morning on the 6th. Everything was going good, had some nausea and itchy nipples a tiny bit of cramping, some insomnia but that was it. Now I was supposed to have started my period on the 13th (according to my 28-30 day cycle) but the doc said because of the progesterone that it would most likely delay it and my beta test would be the 21st. Normally when I get my period I get cravings for chocolate (I normally dont eat it) and I get annoying cramps and headaches. Wednesday I noticed (sorry TMI) clear watery CM like a little puddle in my underwear, felt like a peed a little. Then yesterday (Thursday) morning after I had gone pee a few times already I had a lot of CM or could've been the Progesterone but only when I wiped it was like a light purplish color but a lot like i squirted a tube of cream on the toilet paper. That didnt happen again yet, but I started bleeding a bit the next time I peed but it was only on the toilet paper never in my underwear or in the toilet. My last pee before bed I had some blood on my underwear like a streak but none in the toilet. So I figured thats it my AF is coming and the IUI didnt work. Woke up this morning figuring I would have a crazy flow and nothing just some on the toilet paper, nothing on the insert for the gel for progesterone.

    Please help or any advice of this happening to someone else and get a BFP.
  2. Tifanny

    Tifanny New Member

    First of all you are welcomed. You should not fear sharing your story. This is the best place to find support. Sometimes you might not find the help you need with people out there. But here no one will judge you. Furthermore we have been in the same journey. Explaining infertility to someone who is fertile seems difficult. This is because they do not understand what it feels like being infertile. They have no pain of TTC. They do not wait that BFP so anxiously like the way we do. To them pregnancy is just like any other thing. But here we know how difficult it can be. So you are so open to be sharing your views. However, concerning your case. I think you should be patient. It is too early to be drawing conclusions right now. I believe it will come out for the bet. Can you wait for a week then yo7 have a HPT. All the best dear. I hope the results will come out positive.

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