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    Zimby

    The IUI was not too bad. It is just like a pap smear. It hurt a little when they put the catheter in but it was all over so quickly. I think it was more emotional for me than physical. We had some dramas with my husbands sperm sample on the day of the IUI. The jar was not sterile or had a contaminate in it so after I dropped the sample off I got a phone call from the lab telling me they could not use it. I was devistated because I thought we couldn't try this month. They just said to come in with another sample and do the IUI in the afternoon. It think because there was such a let down then a build up and I was waiting around all day it just became all too much and I broke down. Just unlucky I suppose.
    I did not get sick or have any side effects from the Puregon because I was on such a low dose. But the stuff I am on now makes me a bit strange. Noting major. I don't think I can blame all my crying on the drugs. It is such a process going through all this as you know. It is just comming to a head now and is all a bit too real now. This is something I have wanted for so long and now it just might happen.
    I think this holiday will do me some good. either way whatever happens this month I will be relaxed

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    Zimby - I agree with Jane that IUI's not too bad. I think most of my craziness has been the stress of the situation, rather than the drugs. The first injection each cycle is the hardest, but I quickly get used to it again.

    No luck for me on 18th. Had a lap yesterday and I also had mild endo... but fs removed it now, so probably going back for another 3 rounds of IUI rather than straight to IVF.

    Hope this cycle goes well for you both.

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    Sorry to hear this month was not the one for you ayse08. for the next try.
    I agree with you about the stress of it all. I think the medication plays a small part but it is just the whole process that is emotionally draining with so many highs and lows. It is comforting to know that there are others out there who feel the same. It has been quite a lonely process for me because all my other friends just have to look at each other and they fall pregnant so they have no idea what it is like. And poor DH is clueless. He does all the reading but can't quite get why I cry so much. Bless him. He does try.

    Well I am off on my Holiday for the next two weeks and hopefully I have some good news for you on my return. We won't have any internet access in Coral Bay so you will have to wait till I get back. I am supposed to have my blood test next Friday but obviously won't be able to do that. Something tells me this one won't work but you never know.
    Take it easy girls and I will chat when I get back

    Jane

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    Hi ayse, hope you recover quickly from the lap, my shoulders hurt the most from the gas, but it wasnt too bad, they got rid of my endo too but then told us to try naturally for 2 months, but it didnt work so next time will be IUI for us. I hope it hasnt come back in the meantime. Good luck with the next few rounds of IUI, hope it works for you, but I agree the stress and being upset is the worst, I think that is the main thing that people dont get coz it just comes on sometimes with no warning and I cant explain it.
    and Jane hope you have a fab holiday, and I hope you get to relax coz I think we all need that the most, so have a few massages and stuff...hmmm sounds nice now I want to go on holiday....lol

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    Hi there, new to this too, if we don;t get preg naturally this month, next month we start Iui? can you tell me, do you have to take the pill before you start the fertility drugs or is that just for ivf? Does anyone see a naturapath or chinese medicine etc..
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    Hi Lindsay, well im not sure about the pill I have never heard of taking that before IVF or IUI but im no expert in that field. I saw a natropath once a couple of years ago but at that stage we were not doing any fertility treatment, it was good in as far as they can tell you what your body is lacking, like they said I was low in Iron and some other stuff. I have heard acupunture is good if your doing IVF too as it can relax you which has to be a good thing for whatever treatment you are having. Good luck this month hope it works out well. Same for me too if nothing this month we will have to do our first round of IUI, not really sure what to expect.

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    Hi all,
    Well back from our holiday which was great but sorry to say this iui did not work. I was devistated and spent 2 days in bed but I am ok now. Relaxed and ready to do the next cycle next month. We have to miss one cos we were away but it is kind of nice to have a break from it all.
    How is everyone else doing?

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    Welcome back Jane007! Sorry you had a tough time after this latest BFN.

    It's a bit quiet around here, but some new people joining in, which is always nice. I had 3 x IUI, with 3 x BFN, then a lap where they found and removed mild-moderate endo. Having a holiday from TTC and going on holiday overseas this month, then back for 3 more IUIs.

    I didn't cope very well after my third IUI - because the FS had said, we'll try 3 cycles then make a new plan. We had got to the end, and were up to making a new plan, and I had NOT wanted to get to that point.... cried all over the place. However, DH has discovered that taking me out for curry is a powerful cure for tears, so we're going into the next 3 cycles with a list of all Indian restaurants within 20km!

    Hope you don't need to discover your curry cure, because next cycle will be the one for you!

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    welcome back Jane, i'm so sorry to hear that the IUI didnt work this time. I hope you mananged to relax somewhat on holiday though. I totally know what you mean when you said you had to have 2 days in bed. I had 3 sick days from work last week too I just couldnt face it and nothing had even happened to me. Do something nice for yourself.
    ayse I like the curry thing I do a similar thing I also I say to myself ok if it dosnt work I will book a weekend away or I will go here or do that or buy that, its like a little thing to cheer me up and it gets me focusing on that to try to take the focus away from my sadness.
    Does anyone have any tips for coping when close work colleagues are pregnant, its driving me mad.

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    Thanks guys. Not really a fan of curry but that is a great idea. I will have to think of something to do if next time does not work.
    Ayse - your holiday sounds great. I hope you have a great time and can relax. easier said than done but at least you are away from everyday life for a while. Here is hoping the next 3 cycles are the winning ones!

    Zimby - As for tips for coping with people who are pregnant.... It is hard I know. I am a photographer and i specialise in Babies and children so I am constantly surrounded by mothers and their kids and pregnant women. Also my sister in-law is just about to have her 1st baby. The day she told me she was pregnant was one of the hardest days ever. They were not even trying... how is that fair?
    Anyway, as for coping I just keep thinking to myself that I would not wish fertility problems on my worst enemy. The fewer people that have to go through this the better. I say be happy for them then go home and have a good cry. Unfortunately there is not much more you can do. This can all be very lonely with a lot of tears shed i private but that is how I cope.

    Lindsay - Welcome. I did not have to take the pill before my IUI. Never heard of that happening but everyone is different. I considered seeing a naturopath and may still do but I need to loose more weight so I might wait a bit.

    Take it easy girls and for everyone.


 

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