KKay, that is actually great news that your eggs are getting bigger- I don't think 15 kids at one time is a good idea but hopefully a few stay big and healthy for next week, fingers crossed for you! I'm a little suprised with how your eggs are changing that your RE is waiting until Monday to check again, I would be very anxious but like you said just take it as it comes! I have not seen any bills yet from the US but the clomid is relatively inexpensive and my HSG wasn't bad at all, luckily my insurance and my husbands employer cover 100% of our medical expenses. Still hope that we dont have too many US's and tests, I'm sure it adds up quick. I am not sure when we get to the other medications and test what insurance will actually cover. Good luck Monday!View Thread
Hey there! Thanks for commenting. I am seeing my OB who dabbles in infertility, the problem is if I have to go to an RE they are too far away I wouldn't be able to do it and not get fired so I'm kind of stuck. So I do not ovulate at all, so I did clomid for 5 days, didn't take it for 4 days and then started it again for 5 days. My doctor did say he wont go over 250mg. I am anxious to see how my US this coming Tuesday compares to my previous US and if the clomid worked at all. I will ask him about waiting longer in between cycles of clomid and see what he thinks. Again thanks for the info!View Thread
HI there, Hope your US this monday went better, would have to have gone through all of that to not be able to do the IUI!
I had an US on Monday, they were not big enough, he didn't even give me a size. And he diagnosed me with PCOS. I upped my clomid to 100mg daily and will try again on Tuesday, he said we would increase up to 250mg so it might be 5 weeks before we can do the IUI if they are big enough. It's a long waiting period but I'm trying not to think about it in between appointments.
Good luck, sending some baby prayers your way.View Thread
Dionne, Sorry to hear you are not having luck in the baby dept. Did you have problems with your first? I started by just going to my obgyn office and making an appointment with the MD there that works with infertility patients. He has been great, I go for my first IUI next week but it's a pretty long process. They will probably start by testing your husbands sperm since you are in your 40s and just rule that out before anything else. I don't have any reproductive endo's in my area or I probably would have gone there. You typically don't need a referral to make an appointment with an RE so you might want to google if there are any close by- I will say there ends up being a lot of appointments so hopefully they aren't more than 30 minutes one way. Good luck! JessicaView Thread
Hey, how did your last US go? I hope better results. I am on day 5 of clomid, luckily no side effects yet. I'm hopefull for my US on Monday but trying not to get my hopes up although it's really hard to do both!
That is so sad, people don't understand unless you go through it how emotionally and physically exhausting it is and only poeple who truley want to have a child would go through this. I'm sure if your co-worker had a hard time getting pregnant (years!) she would have a much different outlook!! That's very unfair of her to say those things she obviously dont know what she is talking about and I'm really sorry you had to go through that, with all the other stuff going on you need support not to listen to that. I'm sure when you are a mom you are going to be so wonderful, you obviously are willing to do so much to have a child in your life they will be the luckiest child ever!View Thread
Hey there, I know you had an appointment today- how did it go?
I met with my obgyn. He started me on Clomid today, I go monday for my US and if my eggs are a good size he will do IUI on Tuesday, if not I will be adding meds and scheduling another US. I am praying for good size eggs! Looks like we are in the same boat now.
I have to say, this is such an emotional rollercoaster! You get so excited that the next test is coming but then don't want to get excited because it might not be good results. I don't think anyone can really understand unless you go through it- I know I would not have understood these feelings&emotions if I wasn't going through it. I had my best friend tell me again to just relax don't worry about it- easy said for her- she's pregnant!
Hey! Anything going on with your U/S today? Hope it was an 18! If not what are your plans going forward?
Did you start seeing an RE right away or did you go to your regular OBGYN first? I am seeing my obgyn who dabbles in RE stuff as well. The closest RE is 50 minutes from me but i was talking to the Managed Infertility Program nurse that was assigned to me from my insurance and she was saying that my obgyn was requesting authorization for IUI. I feel so out of the loop! I had no idea, I thought I was just taking the metformin and clomid and that was it. I do have an appointment Monday but wondering if this is just my doctor who isnt good at communicating or what? I don't really want to drive 50 minutes one way, escpecially if I have to go as often as you are going, I would be fired!
KKay, Friday huh- people might say it's only 3 days away but I'm like- 3 days! Why does every minute seem like an entire day when you're going through this stuff! The worst part is you feel like you are not getting anywhere because things have changed very little, it's very frustrating. Hang in there, the good news is things are progressing in the right direction like your RE said which is a good thing but I know you are bummed- and rightfully so. So tell me, if on Friday you have a good egg size 18 from this medication, they will do the IUI on Friday? The insurance piece is very hard. I know the feeling, I started the metformin already but have to wait for insurance auth for my clomid so I have to wait until Monday, it's like I wasted a whole week- for what!?! Do you have a deductible plan? If you do I would assume you are getting close to meeting your deductible. What if you get your Rx at walmart- I wonder if it's any cheaper? Don't worry about the cost of the meds the next 3 days, that's the last thing you need to worry about- see what happens on Friday and go from there. Did you already see what your insurance would cover for other treatments? Sometimes it's like talking to a brick wall but maybe you can ask your RE if their office can call and see if they get anywhere. . .
Hang in there until Friday- sending my positive thoughts your way!!!View Thread
Oh geez, I am anxious for your U/S tomorrow! Even if it goes in a positive direction you know what you're doing is good- I will pray for a 20 at least! Wow that is great information about the Clomid! I am also starting today on Metformin because my MD said it works well with the Clomid. I read on here that if you dont respond within 6 rounds of clomid then chances are it's not going to work ever. I have an appointment with my MD on monday, I am not sure if he is going to do an U/S with it or not but I'll definitely ask! Thanks for the guidence I'l check for a status tomorrow after your test!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!View Thread
Hey there, Wow, sounds like they are being thorough but sometimes all those tests being stretched out, weeks and months go by and you are no further along than you were before. Hang in there. The size 6 might be too small for what you are looking for but at least it's in the right direction! Fingers crossed that Tuesday's US has better results. Are you seeing any side effects from the medications?
My HSG went good today, they didn't find anything. I was relieved and annoyed at the same time. I had to get a pregnancy lab test done before, there is nothing worse than that I think, every time you have a test you have to take a pregnancy test and they are always negative, it's painful. . . I am waiting for my doctors office to call me, they want to start me on Clomid but you are supposed to take it after you get your period which I dont get so not sure how they are going to work that out. I told me husband to be in for a possible long ride.