I’m freaking out.

I feel like the timing of this IUI was all wrong…

I triggered on Tuesday at around 6pm because my blood work showed that I was starting to have an LH surge…

I had my IUI on Wednesday around 11am, and my temp did not rise at all today.  I’m still having fertile cervical fluid, and I’m fairly certain I haven’t ovulated yet…

Was that IUI too early??  I wish I had pushed for an ultrasound to be sure when I went in for the IUI, but I didn’t.

And now I feel like my little sea-monkeys are going to be tired (or dead) by the time the egg drops…


Any success stories out there?  Comforting words?  …Anything to help me take my mind off of what I fear my body is doing wrong??

In the meantime, this is what I’m trying to do:

11 comments on “Paranoia

  1. K.Smitty
    February 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I have never had an IUI but….do remember that sperm can live up to 5 days, especially if your cervical fluid is good, and especially if their long-distance swim is cut in half! Fingers crossed you get a temp spike soon, followed by that second line! Until then, enjoy the pie 🙂


  2. ~kboo
    February 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Keeping calm and eating pie is an excellent approach.
    Also, just keep BDing and you are covered (sperm from an IUI typically only lasts 24 hours because it’s been processed). But IUI really only helps with MFI, which is not an issue with you guys. IM trigger shots normally work in 36 hours. And it’s a strong trigger, so it could be your secret weapon for this cycle!


  3. Su
    February 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Hey there! Try to think again of all the wonderful coincidences/ good signs you detailed yesterday! It’s way too early to feel discouraged or stressed. I think it’s essential to trust the pros completely (if you asked me, that would include NOT taking your temp yourself! Remember your body is NOT following its natural cycle, therefore why should it behave as expected?) I agree with kboo: you should definitely have fun these days(=sex)…. who knows, mabe this baby-making ends up being more romantic than what you experienced yesterday after all =) @Susy_Sama


  4. babysocks2008
    February 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Oh no! good luck…things might still work out! Fingers and toes crossed.


  5. Jackie xo
    February 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Never, been in your situation, but I can tell you that visualization is great! Imagine little spermies (with Mike’s face) just swimming along and then all of a sudden they spot a BEAUTIFUL golden egg (like from Willy Wonka) and they race to see who can get there the fastest! Then imagine the Egg floating down on to a soft comfy bed, to rest and relax for the next 9-10 months 🙂 Hoping and praying and thinking about you!!!!


  6. Tracy
    February 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm #


    Okay, thanks you guys. 🙂 I am calm now. And full of pie.

    Also, I think I am going to self-start on Prometrium tomorrow to be safe… They can’t prescribe it thru the study, but they told me off the record that if I know I need it, they can’t stop me from taking it…

    Thank you again for your words of comfort… now it’s time to go BD just in case. 😉


    • B
      February 24, 2012 at 12:18 am #

      Get it girl!
      It does sound like the IUI was a tiny bit too soon, but a little extra sexing should help. 🙂


  7. mrsgreengrass
    February 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    I had to quit temping when I did IUI. My chart for last month is basically a flat line even though I had an HCG trigger and I’m 99.9% sure I ovulated. Were you also taking meds? (I just found you today and only read the first post!)


    • mrsgreengrass
      February 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      I went back to read the details fyi : ) I think the trigger is what messes with temps the most.


      • Tracy
        February 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

        I hope you’re right… I know better than to analyze temps while I’m taking meds – especially meds and dosages I haven’t taken before! – But when you’ve been trying so hard, you can’t help poring over EVERY detail…


    • Tracy
      February 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

      Hi, and welcome!! Yes, I was taking meds this cycle, along with an HCG trigger. I am part of a clinical study, and the meds are a mystery to me until the study is over. I am either taking Clomid or Femara, both of which I’ve taken in the past. Based on the side effects, I feel like I am taking Clomid.

      Are you still doing IUI? Did you take meds? This is my first IUI, and I have no idea what to expect… I feel normal, except just really doubtful that the timing was correct. *Sigh* Nothing to be done but wait, I guess!!

      Thank you for stopping in, and I hope you stick around! 🙂


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