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Thanks so much for your support! Here's my story:

This was my first IUI. I had clomid 100 mg and Follistim (75 ml), as well as an HCG trigger. Two days before the IUI, I had 2-3 mature follicles (19mm, 17.5mm and 15.5mm)...the others were too small to count. The washed sperm count for the iUI was 30 million. My day 21 progesterone was 55.5. I had spotting 3.5 days after the IUI and 12 days after the IUI. {I guess it was implantation spotting??]

I am about to turn 33. We had been TTC about 14 months prior to the IUI (in the beginning, though, it wasn't perfect timing, etc). I've always had regular cycles of 28-30 days and ovulated regularly. There were no male factor issues. My tubes were clear (as shown by the HSG). My progestrone was 10 when I first had it checked in October 2005 (my doctor said it was normal but I always thought it was on the low side).

My RE said that 95% of the time when a person is my age and has clear tubes and ovulates regulary, mostly likely the culprit is endometriosis. So I had a laparascopy in January 2006, which showed minimal endo (not even touching my reproductive organs). My RE thinks that there are white bloods cells from the endo that come and kill the egg and sperm.

Anyways, he told me I could try naturally for 6 months after the lap, or do IUI if I wanted to be more aggressive (since endo comes back in 6 to 18 months). I decided to be agressive and did my first IUI in march and got lucky with BFP. My RE said there was aobut 10-12 perecnet chance of it working per cycle. (that could be the live birth rate; I'm not sure).

It could have been the endo causing the infertility like my RE thinks, but part of me thinks it was low progesterone which the clomid corrected in the IUI cycle. I guess I'll never know for sure.

Well, sorry for the length. I've always been interested in hearing what the successful people did, so I thought I let everyone know in case it can help them.

I wish you all the best of luck!

P.S. Me and my husband have been taking tons of vitamins since December (actually I strated some in October but increased the amount in December). If anyone wants to know the specific ones, just let me know and I can post a detailed list. (not sure if this helped, but I thought it couldn't hurt and maybe that's why the first cycle worked, ie. the egg and sperm quality were better due to the vitamins???? who knows)





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