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#1 sweetie_shellie

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:26 PM

My husband started taking Arimidex this week after have 2 failed IUI cycles and is to have a semen analysis done in 3 months. Our main issue is low motility. His total counts have usually been good, but we did had very low count this last IUI cycle (but I think it may have also been due to the stress of the situation). His morphology is low normal, at only 5%. Our doctor wants us to try this before we move to IVF with ICSI. I was told his testosterone is normal. All the studies I have come across were conducted with males with abnormally low testosterone. Can the medication still work even if his level is normal? 

**Previous loss mentioned**


TTC #1 Since Sept 2011 | Married July 27th, 2013 <3
  Jan 2012 M/C Mar 2012 @ 8w6d (subchorionic haematoma & slow foetal growth)

No BFP Since - First RE appointment Oct 2013


Me (28): Hypothyroidism with high thyroid antibodies  (dx August 2012) 
On 50mcg 75mcg 100mcg  125mcg Synthroid (new dose post IUI cancellation)
Late Cycle Ovulation | SHG & 3D Ultrasound All Clear
Retroverted Uterus (dx Nov 2012)  not an IF concern according to RE


Hubby (33):triadadopt.jpg He was adopted by his parents when he was an infant.

Count: Good Morph: Very Low Normal Motility: Very, Very Low (has varied from 9 to 17%)

Male Hormones: Good  Scrotal Ultrasound: All Clear


Jan 15 2014 CD1 of IUI Cycle # 1: IUI Cancelled due to High TSH on CD3  th_abfn.gif  


Feb 18 2014 IUI Cycle # 1: Letrozole + 2 Follies + Ovidrel + B2B IUIs + Prometrium th_abfn.gif 
Mar 3  Total Motile Count Post Wash  IUI 1 Cycle # 1 : 3.65 Million
Mar 4  Total Motile Count Post Wash  IUI 2 Cycle # 1 : 2.1 Million
Mar 18 2014 IUI Cycle # 2 : Letrozole + 2 Follies + Ovidrel + B2B IUI + Prometrium = th_abfn.gif
Mar 31 Total Motile Count Post Wash  IUI 1 Cycle # 2 : 1.44 Million
April 1 Total Motile Count Post Wash  IUI 2 Cycle # 2 : <1 Million. 2nd IUI Cancelled


 Hubby  to take Arimidex for 3 months. Started on April 14th
If Arimidex does not work, we'll move onto IVF / ICSI

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