Tomorrow is day 28 of my cycle, I believe. My period is always after day 30-35, if it even comes on time at all. I'm just getting frustrated with the entire process. I priced Follistim at work the other day ( I work at a pharmacy), and it will cost me $110 or so if we end up using it.View Thread
Taking mucinex after the femara for a few days is supposed to thin the cervical mucus, making it easier for the sperm to survive and move around. I'm going to ask my doctor about it on my next visit.View Thread
First step is usually to see your regular gynocologist and see what he/she says. Then, they will usually refer you to a reproductive endocrinologist (RE), who can do the necesarry tests and procedures.
My RE did tons of blood tests and an HSG , which checks to see if your fallopian tubes are clear or blocked. He also found out that I have : 1) borderline insulin 2) low iron 3) 4 uterine polyps and a very thick lining 4) I do not usually ovulate.
I had to have surgery to remove the polyps and even though they weren't cancerous, he said that over time they might have turned into that.View Thread
I had to go on birth control for 3 months and have surgery to remove 4 uterine polyps before I could start any fertility procedures/meds. My doctor said that I have "mild PCOS" and prescribed Metformin XR 750 twice daily. I was thrilled to finally go to a RE and have the blood tests, HSG, and hsyteroscapy/D&C done. That way, I know that I'm correcting any issues that will prevent us from getting pregnant.View Thread
My RE had a coupon card for a free 30 pills of Femara. I was so glad because it would have been over $600 and I wouldn't have been able to afford it. This IUI cycle I had 4 good folicles, so it did its job without any of the nasty side effects.View Thread
Thank you. I did ice my leg before my friend gave me the shot. My DH was at work, so he couldn't give it to me. I didn't even feel a thing. The IUI went ok, but the 2ww is going to stress me out.View Thread
My doctor tried to do my polyp removal and D&C in his office with just a paracervical block for numbing me. We had to reschedule for the hospital under full anethesia because the pain meds didn't work at all. I was in so much pain, I couldn't stop crying and thought I was going to trigger an asthma attack. Apparently, anything that's a benzodiazepine (valium, xanax,etc.) doesn't work on me.
The HSG wasn't as bad as the other procedure, but I was pretty bad for me, too. Thankfully, it didn't take that long and seeing the results made it worth it. I'm so sorry that you had to go through it TWICE! (yikes!@!!)View Thread