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Monday, December 8th 2008, 8:39pm

IVF vs IUI - advice please

Hi everyone,

I've had one abaondoned IUI cycle (poor response to clomid), and I'm seriously thinking about going straight to IVF. My partner and I don't have a massive amount of money, and I know that IVF has a much higher success rate. Any advice?

I have a review meeting at the clinic on Wednesday to discuss options.

thanks

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Monday, December 8th 2008, 9:00pm

We had a similar dilemma. Whether to go for stimulated IUI or IVF. The latter is so much more expensive but as we don't feel we have the luxury of time (we're both 40), we thought we'd go with the treatment that was most likely to be successful. I've already had six months of clomid (spanning eight months including breaks) it and feel like that time was wasted now.

I understood that there are drugs other than clomid that have a better response rate when having stimulated IUI or IVF so it might be worth exploring those? I'm a bit of a newbie here, so bow to the widom of others who may have greater experience.

Good luck on Weds.







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Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 9:20am

i had 2 iui's and the rest have been ivf which is was found that i needed

i assume you have no problems as such so iui has a very very good chance of working for you and iui does get you ready for the onslaugght of ivf

i would probably suggest medicated iui with injectables and then move on, iui can and does work
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Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 1:16pm

Thanks for the replies... I guess I'll see what the doc recommends but I am very tempted by IVF.

I have no 'specific' problems but I have very irregular cycles and my hormones are screwed up after years of anorexia when I was younger. I can go for months with no AF (I haven't had one since August) which can makes things tricky! Another reason why IVF is tempting, as it takes control.


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Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 2:04pm

I did 4 IUIs (on a natural cycle). I wish we'd just done 2 though, as I feel it wasted too much time for us, because of my age. You are much younger though so it could be worth giving stimulated IUI a go, as that would also take control. Good luck with whatever you decide.


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Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 4:16pm

I went straight for the IVF and it worked wonders the first time.
DS is the result...

Then for the second one we had 1 FET and 2 IVF's and no success...
I then thought that actually, it was too invasive for me and found that I responded sooooooo much better to clomid.

I had one natural IUI and then a positive cycle with clomid and IUI.

For me this was the answer.
You could try to ask for your drugs to be changed to one of the injectable drugs and still have IUI.

50mg isn't a "high" dose. I was on 50 and SIL on 25 so they could also easily up your Clomid for the next cycle.

My more recent doctors have all questioned why we went straight for the IVF and I must admit that really, it was the percentage that did it for us.
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Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 2:51pm

Hey, I had an IUI today, unfort my DH's sperm mobility was extremely extremely low, so Dr said next step will be IVF, more chances of it working, even though much more costly.
Psychologically, i can understand if one needs to go to IVF to increase chances. I will...
Ask Drs what they think and difference in success rate between the two for your precise case.
Good luck :-)

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Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 10:18pm

Hi everyone,

I've decided to have another IUI cycle with injections, and if that doesn't work I'll move on to IVF. The doc thinks I have polycycstic ovaries, which is news to me!

thanks for the advice and good luck to add of you!


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Saturday, December 13th 2008, 1:06pm

Wishing you luch with whichever treatment you go for.
Hope it all goes well.
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