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Postby CowgirlTN » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:45 pm

So I am thinking of not doing the trigger shot next week before my IUI. I'm not really sure it does anything except fake my body into thinking it's pregnant. I am pretty sure I ovulate since they see follicles on my US and I have normal cycles. What do you ladies think of that idea? Is the trigger shot really necessary or an added expense?

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Postby Cera » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:53 pm

The trigger shot is to make you ovulate and for the follicles to release the eggs. You have have follicles from but they may never release and the trigger shoot is to let your body know to release them. Also without it it it really hard to time it all especially if your doing an IUI. They woun't know when to do it without it.

I hope this makes since. What does your dr. say about it?
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Postby mandycarr01 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:55 pm

I would say if you're going to do the IUI I would spend the extra money on the trigger shot, that will ensure that you will ovulate at the right time that the IUI is done...just my opinion...
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Postby Lisa6212 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:01 pm

:agree:
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Postby JMSensenig » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:29 pm

:agree: I always had the trigger. It just means you have to wait the full two weeks to test.
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Postby HopeinHim » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:56 pm

Definitely go with the trigger... that is the closest they can time it for the IUI and as was said above, makes sure you release an egg or two.
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Postby Jenn » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:46 pm

mandycarr01 wrote:I would say if you're going to do the IUI I would spend the extra money on the trigger shot, that will ensure that you will ovulate at the right time that the IUI is done...just my opinion...


I was just about to write these same exact words. It's only a little more money, and it make the whole procedure more effective. Like someone else said too, you may have follicles, but it doesn't necessarily mean they are releasing eggs or releasing them at the right time.
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Postby HopeinHim » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:40 pm

I also forgot to add that it finishes maturing the eggs so if there is one that is a little behind, I think it will help to catch it up.
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Postby MamaKK » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:35 pm

I agree with all of the rest of the girls!!!
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Postby brc » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:39 pm

Anything been decided about the trigger shot?

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Postby CowgirlTN » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:11 pm

I will do it because you ladies are so smart. Unfortunatly there is alot of experience within the Stepping Stones walls.

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Postby HopeinHim » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:29 pm

I always wondered that too but my RE doesn't do an after the shot u/s. Can your body not release the follicles when you've had the shot?
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Postby brc » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:06 pm

I also have wondered the same thing.

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Postby Jenn » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:58 am

If you ovulate, your progesterone will rise. They usually check your progesterone level on cycle day 21 (or 7 days past ovulation). A couple times they weren't going to check mine, but I requested it just to make sure I was ovulating.

If it's a non-medicated cycle, they like it above 10.

If it's a medicated cycle, they say it's good above 15.
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Postby CowgirlTN » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:59 pm

My Dr hasn't suggested the prog test yet but I will ask this week. Thank you for the info.
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