At 12dpiui I took another HPT and it was negative, and I just knew that this cycle was over and IUI #3 had failed. I stopped taking my progesterone and had my follow up appointment this morning. They made me pee in a cup for a urine pregnancy test. Typical protocol, but just felt like a slap in the face….again. Then I met with my RE, he suggested we go ahead and do an ultrasound today to check for cysts to determine what we would do next. Looks like I have 2 cysts, so I have to take a cycle off. It doesn’t hurt or anything, but it definitely explains the twinges I’ve been feeling on my right side. AF should be showing up today or tomorrow (typically 2-3 days after I stop taking progesterone) and then on CD3 I’ll start taking Norethindrone twice daily for 2 weeks to help shrink the cysts…..same thing we did last time I had a cyst. I’m scheduled for a repeat ultrasound on 4/8, and if my cysts are better then I’ll stop taking the medication, AF will show a few days later and we’ll move onto IUI #4. My RE did suggest we up my Clomid dose from 100mg to 200mg for the next IUI, which I’m sure will also up the side effects of the medication….so I’ll start preparing myself for that!
So that’s it, now we wait….and now we won’t be having a baby until 2015 at the earliest. I’m pretty bummed, but I’ve just gotta dust myself off and keep on moving. I’m not giving up until I have my baby 🙂