There has been a little theory niggling it's way around my tiny brain. It has been gaining steam lately and I thought I'd share it here and see what you ladies think.
Theory: the Ovidrel trigger shot does not make me ovulate.
Evidence: remember this post? This was right after my first experience with Ovidrel, during our clomid/timed intercourse cycle last October, and I felt, very confidently, that I did not ovulate. I frantically consulted Dr. Google and was told that everyone ovulates on the trigger shot.
Evidence: when the October cycle failed, I went in for a CD3 ultrasound and was told I had a cyst and we couldn't proceed.
Evidence: January IUI, I still felt no Ovidrel symptoms, and didn't go for a CD3 ultrasound because of my impending lap. No idea if I had a cyst or not.
Evidence: this post, in which I complain that my natural cycles yield way more symptoms than medicated cycles.
Evidence: April IUI failed, no Ovidrel symptoms, a giant cyst.
Evidence: EVERY TIME we try to do two treatment cycles back-to-back, we are benched by a cyst. EVERY TIME I am ovulating on my own, I have symptoms. Lots of CM, sore nipples, etc. I have had these symptoms the past few days, which happened to be CDs 10-13. I never have these symptoms on Ovidrel.
And then, oddly enough, there's a cyst on my ovary. Which should have left and ventured toward my tubes. But, it didn't.
Anyone have any experience on this? Perhaps I need a higher dose of Ovidrel? Maybe I need a different drug to trigger ovulation? Am I just making all this up? Maybe synthetic ovulation just has different symptoms than natural ovulation.