I am 29 years old, I've had T1 for 19 years and I've been married for almost 7 years. My husband and I planned on starting our family right away but after about 7 years we still have not had a baby. About 5 years ago I went on Clomid, checked temps, charted my cycles and stayed on it for almost a year, nothing. A year or two later he was checked and came out to be "above average". Then I had my tubes check and that also came out to be perfectly fine. Well, at the beginning of the year I decided it was time to see an infertility specialist. He looked over my records and assured me that about half of his patient have unexplained infertility. After that we started the IUIs. Tomorrow will be my 3rd one and I am scared to death. They have told me that it usually takes 3 or 4 times before it will work anyway but my spirits are still low. The procedure for me is extremely uncomfortable to the point of being in tears by the time it's over. What type of experiences has everyone else had?
When will you know if it worked? Is it the same old waiting game? My husband and I are on our second round of Clomid. The first month was horrable. I felt like I was pregnant. This month I don't have hardly any symptoms. I have had the test to see if my tubes were clear, and they were, but they found polyps inside my uterus. About a month later I had those removed and two months after that we started the clomid. My husband and I have been trying for over 3 years now. I am starting to feel the emotion take over. Escpecially since I work at a high school and see children walking around pregnant all the time! I actually had one tell me today that she should be able to get an ultra sound whenever she wants because medicare is paying for it anyways. I really wanted to tell her, " NO I AM!".
I should find out next week on Friday. It is the waiting game and it sucks. I was just on Clomid awhile back for about a year. After that we decided to take a break and back in January is when we met with the fertility doc. I take Femara pills on days3 to 7 and then get an ultrasound to see when to take the Ovidrel injection. I've know exactly how you feel when you say you feel pregnant. I got that feeling the first round, not so much the second time, but I'm feeling it really bad this time. It is definitely an emotional roller coaster, not only from the hormones getting pumped into your system but also just being on edge waiting and hoping for things to work.
I totally agree with you about the kids having kids agravation. You get so upset when it seems everyone around you is getting pregnant, you want to feel happy for them and then you feel guilty about how you do feel. Trust me I can really sympathize, we've been trying for almost 7 years.
IT DIDN'T WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me either!!!! I am sorry to hear that. You took clomid right? DId you have abnormal periods on it. I get my period for a couple days, it goes away for a day, and then comes back for another day? So what is next for you?
I took Femara from days 3 to 7 of my cycle, took an Ovidrel shot on day 13 and have the IUI on day 14. We are going to take a month break so we can relax and then do 1 more IUI. We are still debating about IVF but with all the hormones it make my BG's sky high until they wear off.
To all of you, I was just wondering if any of you know about Schmidt's Syndrome. At my last doctor visit he mentioned this, and I know very little about it. I haven't had a period since January of '09. All I know of this disease is that it is autoimmune also, but your immune system attacks the ovaries.