Last time I left off, Dave and I were heading to Mexico for 4 days to RELAX. We needed to get away from everything and take a breather from doctor appointments. My parents took B for us so we had nothing to worry about but what time the bar opened!
When we came back we decided to see a new doctor…like I mentioned before, I had a bad taste in my mouth from our previous doctors office and did not like how it was handled. We had a sit down with Dr. Morgan (our new guy) and right away he put Dave on a fertility blend vitamin and clomid…he believed there were options to help, unlike our other doctor. Dave and I decided to wait 3 months to have the medicine kick in, my new gluten free diet to start working and to enjoy a bit of the summer. In August we decided to try an IUI (going backwards from IVF), but with the new medicine and the cost- we really didn’t have much of a choice/were being optimistic. I was put on clomid for 5 days to get my follicles growing (I chose this over stimming shots) and a week later- we were ready for the IUI. Wow..the process is SO different from IVF and almost seemed too easy.
We went in for the IUI (the day after I had to have one shot- the trigger shot to get my eggs to drop) we had great news…Dave’s numbers went up!! They basically tripled due to the new meds/vitamins. Amazing news for us and we started to feel very excited. On my last appointment the nurse mentioned my lining was very thin which could be a side effect of clomid. Crap…there is ALWAYS something. I tried to block it out, ordered raspberry leaf tea (google said it helps thicken the lining) and we went ahead with everything. The two week wait was again a nightmare and about a week into it I felt so much cramping and pinching– I knew there was something there trying to stick. 2 weeks after the IUI I had to wake up and take a pregnancy test and call the doctor….negative. 3 tests later..still negative. It didn’t work. Another $1,000.00 gone and another summer wasted. UGH.
I truly feel my lining was too thin for anything to stay and I have such a good feeling if we use the stimming shots next time and figure everything out- this will happen for us. The nurse told me next time I get my period to call them and start the process again…my period never came. A month later I made an appointment to go in, I was always regular and this was something new to me. They did an ultrasound and said I have ovulated AGAIN in that time …which makes no sense…and to take a pregnancy test in 2 weeks and call them. Another month went by…negative tests and no period. Could clomid mess me up that much?! I finally got my period a week ago for one day and then it was gone…something is just not right and I am not sure what it is. I made an appointment to sit with my doctor this week and my mom is coming to come along as well. I just want to get back on track and start this process again!!