Thank you, so we are only just over a week apart, cool. It's nice to have someone on the same timings. Yeah first jab of the super fact for me today, blimey usually it never hurts but it did tonight. I told my hubby he is out of practice lol.
Is this your first ever assisted attempt? Lots of luck to you. It's tough going, i wont lie to you, especially towards the end but a great partner/support group helps you through it. Keep me posted on your progress :)
hi this is my 2nd ivf treatment i went through egg transfer on friday 11th may so now just hopin and waiting this time it has worked as this is my very last chance of having a baby naturaly as i,m 40 nxt month and really can,t afford to fund a treatment ourselves xx
Hey sorry it took so ling to reply there are so many threads I sometimes forget! The injections are going well so far, I just get tired & I feel really emotional..lol that might just be stress & fear of the unknown..lol
I got my u/s done today & everything look good, so I get to start my stims on the 19th..my birthday..lol so I will be taking 3 shots a day!! I'm getting so excited & nervous!! lol AF finally showed but I had to get u/s done anyway..how embarrassing!! They said I have about 10 follicle in each ovary..I don't know if thats good or not..lol I leave on the 24th to go to Calgary (thats where my clinic is, it's about a 6 hr drive, but I am flying) when I get there it will feel more real & I can ask more questions!
God willing I should be starting stims around June 15th. Had a BFP last cycle but it's been taken away. I'm at CD1 today. I have to sit out till next cycle to give my pcos ovaries a break. This will be IVF#3 for us.
Good luck to everyone
Good idea for the May/June IVFer's to stick to one thread :) I started my Lupron injections today! Cheekyhalfs, I think this is the US version of the Busereline??? I will start stim injections 05/27. This is our first IVF after 3 failed IUI's. Ginger1975, sorry to hear your news...my fingers are crossed for you for this cycle! Best of luck to us all!
Just back from the clinic, had to go fill in all the forms again for this round of ivf.
I've looked on my meds and buserelin is basically suprecur! So im on these until my baseline scan, then all being well I can start my stim meds. No one has told me a date for these yet, but I think it will be roundabout the 5th June! Def feeling a little tired....but feeling ok apart from this.
Ginger, thank you - I pray you can start your ivf in June.
Jiji76, this is our 4th cycle too, but 2nd ivf :)
Hope everyone is well and that our huge BFP's are on the way :o)
Thank you! Things are looking promising. I asked RE if I could take BCP since my body prefers to make cysts instead of babies and he said yes! I'm hoping it will regulate my cycle too since IVF meds can really mess up AF coming on time. This next cycle is our last shot with our donor. He's retired now and something just told me to check on him. I don't know why he had 25+ vials before but I was able to purchase the last one. Talk about major stress!!!
Yeah I had to wait until day 21 of my cycle and to then start the buserelin (suprecur). I'm on these for approx 3 weeks until my baseline scan is all clear, then start my stim meds for about 11 days, before egg collection. So, all being well with both of us, you should only be a couple of weeks behind me ;)
I am excited, but terrified...I feel our chances are massively reduced due to my high nk cells, but my acupuncturist says I now have the same odds as a couple going through ivf - I just pray this is our time, all of our times.
NK cells is totally treatable. I was tested for that along with the other panel ( I forget what it's called) as soon as this cycle slows down I'm starting acupuncture back up as well. I had found someone local I wanted to try but she won't make arrangements to be available the day of transfer so I'm stuck with a 4 hr trip twice a week to see the one I had been using.
Fingers crossed, I hope they can, I will be taking prednisolme again. Steroids to help balance the nk cells (my clinic says I am a special case as they are so high!).
That's a bit of a bummer about your acupuncture, 4 hrs!!! I'm very lucky to have a wonderful local lady, she would see me at 4am if it was necessary. I thought acupuncturists were really common, obviously not :( a 4 hr trip is almost like us having to drive home to Scotland from England each time!mi really hope you can find someone more local ASAP.
I remember taking the prednisone for my fet and it probably would of helped but I had more issues going on that prevented it from working. If they know you have problems with high nk I'm sure you will be watched like a hawk. Praying that stays under control.
Well there are tons of acupuncturist in my area. They claim to be fertility specialists and all but if they really were they or their colleague would be around to see you whenever your transfer may be. This lady I go to is a mile from my RE but her hours are all over the place. Last cycle I was only able to arrange 2 visits to both places on the same day. I don't know what the fees are for where you live but for a couple hrs max at my ET was 400.00! I get flack from her incompetant office staff trying to schedule and she was charging my insurance for physical therapy by splashing some menthol on my back (I've had 3 back surgeries) I'm really not happy about having to go back but I really have no choice if I want someone at my transfer. It's 2hrs each way and an hour treatment if she's running on time. Its not that shes that far its the extreme traffic on a major freeway thats always congested. Oh well it's not forever!
Ginger1975 regarding your question about our protocol: I have also been on BCP, prior to starting Lupron. Now we wait for AF to show up within the next couple of days so I can start my stim meds next week. I will be on those for about 10 days. I am not sure if this would be considered a long cycle, but it sure does feel long! My new RE diagnosed me with "borderline" PCOS so I had to start Metformin for a few months prior to starting the IVF protocol. For me, the Metformin has been nearly worse than my previous experience with the stim meds. Regarding accupuncture, I am also lucky to have a lady nearby. Ginger1975, sounds like your accupuncture situation is pretty stressful! I appreciate your positive approach to it, and you're right it's only temporary. Praying all of this will be worth it in the long run!
I will be 40 in July and will be having my first IVF retrieval around the 22nd. I had an appointment this morning and am a little concerned that my stimulation will be extended or cancelled. I'm still trying to get used to the shots. I had to go directly to IVF because both tubes are blocked.
Good luck. I hope it works the first time for both of us. I feel this my be my only chance due to age and funds. We had to pay out of pocket over $11,000 and the meds are $5700 and counting. My husband had to drive 75 miles one way for additional gonal f and one vial of menopur. This isn't easy! I wish you the best! Please share your results.
There are pharmacies that will same day and next day meds out to you. It has to be cheaper then driving that far and his time has to be worth something too! . I was charged 12 bucks to overnight meds that needed to be refrigerated. They were packed on ice.
This will be round three of ivf for me and I'm 37. Our pregnancy was cut short last try. If you would like the info PM me and I'll give it to you!
Good luck to you!
Thank you. Our clinic gave us more info on same day and next day deliveries. I also found out the initial pharmacy in another state charges more, so it's good to have options. I guess we learn as we go and from others. Thanks again. Hope this cycle works out for you.
Quick question. I have five follicles that are at least 18mm each. My doctor wants me to take meds for two more days. At what point or follicle size were you about to take your trigger shot.
They want them to be about 20. You will trigger and then about 36 hrs have your ER. The hcg trigger shot makes you sleepy and it hurts and leaves a bruise. Just so you know in advance!
Wishing you the best of luck:)
Thanks. I just had my trigger shot and am scheduled for retrieval on Wednesday morning. I was so relieved to get the go ahead. I thought 18mm was fine, but the doc was waiting for 20mm. I was a little nervous because he took the weekend off and the nurse wasn't as communicative. I'm good now. Thanks for the encouragement.
Got some Concerning news from RE about Junes IVF. Still not sure how to put it into words. Very concerning info with new family history just learned yesterday. When I can think of an abbreviated way of explaining I will share the news. I will be going for genetic testing and having our embryos tested genetically before next transfer...
Think I lossed what was our baby today:( pretty sad.
Hello I am most likely going to be a July ivfer, I am hoping to know in the next few days. I am doing a long cycle this time around and wondering what was it like for others who have been thru a long cycle? I'm wondering how different it will be or if it going to be similar just different drugs. It sounds like a few of you are going to be doing long cycles, so I will probably follow along here just to see what you all have to say.
We had a failed cycle, in May, our first one, and this is our 2 ivf attempt. She changed our protocol to see if I could make more eggs this time around to increase our chances.
I am starting stimms on Saturday... Woo Hooo - Athought been feeling really emothional about it all.
Durban81: Starts Stimms 26.05.12
JennyB0125: CD5 Day 4 of Stimms
jiji76: Starts Stimms 25.05.12
Jenniferjoah: Stims 25.05.12
LynnB9: May: Failed cycled :( so sorry hun - Big hugs...July will be a better month
Ginner: June - Good Luck Hun - Hope you ok.
JustyouandI72: Had ER - fingers crossed - what day u doing transfer
Praying for you. I hope you did not lose the baby. My RE recommended genetic testing for sickle cell. We decided to take the 25% chance because we can't afford an additional $9,000 on top of the $17,000 it's cost so far. Hope your outcome it better than you are anticipating.
I had 8 follicles retrieved on Wednesday. 4 fertilized normally and we're hoping they are good embryos by Saturday for the transfer. This is all going so fast. My RE wants to transfer 4. That scares me a bit. I'll know more after I find out the quality of the embryos.
Thanks Ginger, today went fine. I can start my stim meds on 28th, with retrieval looking likely to be 11th June. We are paying privately to see the same consultant throughout, but today she advised she is on holiday the week of my retrieval & transfer! I wasn't sure whether or not to delay by a week, but she assures us the other guy is just as experienced at the procedures and that she has faith in him. She will still carry out all my scans and bloods, so I hope we have made the right decision!?
So I start 300 iui of menopur, same dosage as last time although she said we won't have as many mature follicles this cycle (we had 18 last time round).
How are things with you?
JustyouandI - best of luck with your transfer, hope you get at least one strong sticky bean ;)
I had a similar thing happen last cycle and ended up with a BFP. I had to see my RE's colleague four times during our cycle and was told not holding back a week is better for your body. I had hesitation even though this RE is well known and has a great background working with some of the first test tube babies as they called them then. My RE was back just in time to do my retrieval and transfer. I'm hoping things work out well for you but I understand how you feel.
I'm going to be way behind you ladies.. Still bleeding day 11 from MC. AF is due around mid June and I would start stims then. My journal explains all the new changes to our 3rd round. 4 embryos being transferred day 3 instead of 2 on day 5 like normal.
Yeah unfortunately we lost our first bfp. May 14th I was told I would miscarry and sure enough AF showed up on the !7th and the 222nd we lost it. As as bad as it sounds with all this new family history popping up maybe it was a blessing in disguise. I had genetic testing yesterday and will get the results before stims start Mid June. PGD is on hold but its an extra 5,000 on top on IVF fees. We are so invested now we cannot turn back now, We paid for two more rounds total after that im afraid its quits and looking into other solutions. My disability would be difficult to deal with a special needs baby. If we have one anyways then we will know it was meant to be this way.
I start my stim meds tonight, 300 iui of menopur.....I've been provisionally booked in for my EC on 11th June. I am getting quite nervous again, but there is some excitement in there too that this could maybe give us our mirable.
How excited to be starting stims! I wish I could fast forward my wait to at least that point but my ovaries were pretty active last Time so I must sit out timm mid June's cycle. Today is just one of those bad days for me and I'm wanting to fast forward this as well too.
Take care everyone! Happy Memorial day !
I know what you mean though...some days are fine and some are ok, and then some are just bleurgh....I have often said in life that I wished I had a remote control lol. So we can pause on those special moments, replay them when we want and fast forward any horrible stuff. But I suppose this is meant to help make us stronger....some days I don't feel that though.
Before too long you will be on your stims and hopefully on your way to your little miracle(s). Take care.
How are you all doing? Thank you for having this forum available, nice to see women going thru what i am and having good support. I've been TTC for 10yrs. I've done Clomid for 2yrs (no success), 3 IUI's (BFN all the time), 2 IVF (BFN both times) and now I'm on my 3rd IVF with Donor Egg. I had my ET on May 23, 2012, they transferred 1 5AB grade embie, they said that it's good; and they froze 4 embies; and tomorrow (June 1, 2012) is my Beta. I've been cramping from (5/27 - 5/30) felt like AF was going to show up; not sure if that's a good thing or not. But i am on Estrogen Patches and Progesterone, so I know the Progesterone is causing some cramping, but I don't recall feeling this way the other 5 times I've done this.
I don't know about you, but I sure am starting to feel these meds! Cheekyhalfs, you are correct we are a few days apart...my retrieval is tentatively scheduled for 06/07. Does anyone have any tips for some of the symptoms? I feel ok, just kind of off. But of course excited, and nervous for the 2WW...
Me too, since yesterday I've got the bloated belly and I can sooo feel my ovaries now. I had another scan today, and have approx.17 follicles ranging in size from 7mm to 13mm. I feel sluggish, slightly headachy and generally just not 100% - I don't feel ill, ill...just a little bleurgh lol. Every time I sit or stand my ovaries shout in protest, but I've got a few days of stims left so it's only going to increase! All good though.
My clinic has now told me the earliest I will have ER is 8th June, eeek this coming Friday :) I am nervous, but trying to be positive about it all.
I don't really know what to suggest...I think just to take it easy and don't overdo things. Keep me posted on your scans/dates......
Hi how are you doing, how did your bloods go?? I so wish it's good news for you. 10 years is a loooong time, you are such a strong woman to have gone through this all. I hope you are ok.....always here to chat anytime!
5/19/2012: 21 eggs retrieved 14 fertilized and 7 made it to blasts. Froze 5
5/26/2012: 2 good looking 6day blasts transfered
6/2/2012: Day7 I have some red spotting this morning..... I want to know if this means I have got my period. I have my beta HCG test tomorrow morning and cant stop thinking i either got my period or lost my blasts...... its red but just spot i am monitoring it... was able to get a hold of the doc on call and she said dont worry since it is not helping... she suggested bedrest for the rest of the day and more fluids...tomorrow is blood test....
6/3/2012: Day 8 Got my Beta HCG its 14.7 and I am still bleeding they said my estrogen levels were low so added estradiol and keep progesterone on.
I am happy but scared that the bleeding isn't stopping and the HCG is so low....
6/5/2012: Day 10 My HCG went up to 34 and seems like estrogen is coming up .... I am still spotting/bleeding clots when I pee nothing much on pad though. I don't know what to think....still scared, still hopeful but not excited because I don't want to fall from a sky scrapper!
Anyone seen anything like this before? Can this work at all....ectopic pregnancy? Next HCG on 6/8/2012
thank you, just wondering about it, as it is the biggest change to my protocol, the other drugs I used during my first cycle. I've got another week or so and then I will officially be starting my 2nd ivf cycle.
I think you summed up my symptoms, cheekyhalfs! I had my u/s 06/04 and my follies are growing slowly, but surely so my retrieval is being pushed back to 06/08 or 06/09. So it looks like we are really close in our dates. I have 28 follies, with the largest at 12 mm as of yesterday. My next u/s is 06/07, fingers crossed all goes well. Keep me posted on your status!
Hi, well I'm all booked in for retrieval on Monday 11th. I have about 20 follicles, ranging now from 8.5mm to 16mm. I'm definitely not going to have as many eggs as last time (15), but I'm hopeful for at least 10.
They also told me last week that I have a high restriction to blood flow!! I assume she meant in my uterus, so they have doubled up my aspirin, and today I have to start thyroxine too. Apart from that all is looking well. Next scan for me is Friday, and more bloods, yuk. I feel like such a pin cushion, and hate complaining cause I know this is all worth while.
I am really getting uncomfortable now, quite bloated and I can feel my swollen ovaries. All good signs though I know. We are sooo close lol...I feel positive again today.....roll on our BFP's - it must be our time now surely?!
Glad you have a date already! Most people seem to know ahead of time but my re won't ever book us till it's time for the trigger. I bet it makes life easier to play knowing. Wishing you and EOE BFP's this cycle!
Yeah it is useful to be able to prepare, they told us last time round too what date it would be. I guess it could change, Ive got my last scan tomorrow and I've lowered my menopur to 225 from 300 for tonight and tomorrow, then trigger shot is Saturday. SPeaking of which, Im so worried about my ovitrelle in the fridge...our fridge temp seems to have gone crazy, and this afternoon I went to take me salad out for lunch and some of my tuna and lettuce was frozen!!!! My shots are in the pens so I can't see any liquid....I pray to god its not frozen....how on earth can I tell if I can't see the liquid (or hear it) inside :-(
Wow! Idk how you would tell! Maybe call the pharmacy and ask what you should do?? I was calling around pricing meds this time around and a man I spoke to said that the refrigerated pens (follistim) I use can be left out three hours but I don't think I trust his judgement. Their prices were lower but I had a bad feeling so I didn't order from them. I'm having trouble with my current pharmacy with issues stemming from their lack of customer services, high prices and getting them to fill out a claim form from my last ivf at the end of April. This is truly a complicated process. I'm having emotional issues today so maybe AF isn't that far away.
I have my u/s today, day 12! Hopefully we will be able to get my retrieval on the books~ it will be in the next couple of days, but my RE also will not schedule days ahead of time. So excited for you cheekyhalfs, that your retrieval is scheduled and set to go!
Regarding the meds question, my RE did say that the meds could be out of the refrigerator for a few hours...there is a lot of info. on my follistim package about temps to store at before it's dispensed, after it's opened, etc. Not sure if this is on your Ovidrel, cheekyhalfs~ but it may be a good idea to get a thermometer to check your fridge temp just to be safe. Best of luck to you!
Ginger, hope you are feeling a little better and got your meds all sorted? Thankfully my consultant told me the shots will be fine, I've not to worry at all. Tonight is the night, I've already taken my last menopur, only 75 iui, and also got my last suprecur as well as both trigger shots.
I've just seen the needles I've to use for the prontogest eeek!! I'm ok with needles usually, but bloomin eck lol, they are huge! I've to start these Monday after ER.
My acupuncturist really has been amazing! She gave us so much more advice today based on what she could see/feel from my acupuncture. Am currently sat with heat patches on my lower tummy as my belly felt cold, which isn't helping the issue with my blood flow!
I'm off to eat my lovely dinner that hubby has made, but will update my journals with my scan results from yesterday.
Hope everyone is doing well, as always...take care ;)
I just finished with my injections Lupron, Gonal F & Menopure !.. Took them for 8 days,
Had my HCG shot last night with 119,
Going in for ER tomorrow!... This is my very 1st IVF and I' m 41 yo,...
Very slim chance , got only 3 large follicles 15& 20...
But staying strong & positive! Hope dies last!...
I'm 41 yo, this is my 1st IVF!.. I know with my age I don't have any time to spare, started my stim shots on may 30
Lupron, Gonal f & Menopure
Last night had an hCG shot, tomorrow having ER!..
But staying strong & positive, only with 3 grown follicles!...
I feel exactly the same symptoms!... Feels like I'm already pregnant... And the mood swings are definitely there!... My poor husband is catering to me despite of all of that!...:)
Off to ER tomorrow!.. God will help us all!
Hi Ladies...how is everyone today? I had my ER on 06/10, all went well. They retrieved 19 eggs, 17 mature and 9 fertilized! The embryologist said that 5 more looked like they could potentially fertilize, but they won't know until tomorrow. They don't like to disturb them so will let them do their thing today.5 day transfer is set for Thursday 06/14, provided all looks good tomorrow! Hope everyone is feeling good today...
Hope you and Jiji are doing well after your ER's. Don't be intimidated by the POI shots. Just use ice before and after. I didn't have to resort to ice last time but my bum was getting pretty sore from being a pin cushion for PIO and estrogen injections. It's the most reliable route of medication so it's worth the hassle to me. What kind of heat patches do you use for your tummy? Are they the type for muscle strains? Does it help with blood flow to the uterus? I can't seem to get much info on blood flow to my uterus from my acupuncturist and don't want to rely on her help alone. What is the best way to get blood flowing there? Will you be on heparin or lovenox? I will talk to my re about the lovenox and immune suppressants he mentioned he wanted me to take.
I started stims yesterday. Tentative retrieval would be June 21,22,23 with 4 embryos transferred on day 3 this time instead of day 5
Hope everyone is doing well! Happy Tuesday!
Helloooo, sorry been missing in action.
Jiji well done on 19 omg that is amazing!
Bijoux well done on ER, your little golden egg is a miracle waiting to happen!
Well...things didn't quite go to plan this end I'm afraid. Long long story short. ER went ok and I got 12 eggs, but then I fainted in recovery, blood pressure was seriously low, so got kept in hospital and got out yesterday. I had a bleed from the retrieval and a large amount of fluid in my yummy. High heart rate due to blood loss etc, so I'm now anaemic and on iron tablets/ high iron diet.
I'm resting up at home as they were going to keep me in hosp until Saturday but they have given me lots of advice on how to recover, hopefully well enough for a 5 day transfer on Saturday to give me body time to heal.
I also got severe deferred pain from the fluid build up, so it was like someone was stabbing both my shoulders and sides, it was the most horrific pain ever! Hopefully though someday soon I can say childbirth overtakes the pain from Monday lol.
After all the above i cannot believe that 11 of our 12 eggs fertilised, amazing :) so now I just gotta make sure I follow dr's orders and that my body naturally starts to heal, I have faith it will!
Ginger, thanks for the well wishes. The first shot of the prontogest to be honest was nothing as I was in so much pain from my shoulders/swollen tummy lol, but I felt last nights. Not so much when the needle goes in, but it went numb afterwards then stung a lot. But I do think they are totally manageable. My dr put me on an hrt drug to help with the blood flow, and I was on the 150 mg of aspirin but that's on hold now due to my bleeding. Also before ER I had the heat patches ( yip just the ones for muscle strain) and/or a warm hot water bottle on my belly/ back. This was only for 2 days before retrieval though. So glad you have started your stims, you will be in for your ER before you know it.
Keep me posted everyone and the very best of luck....
Oh My cheekyhalfs!!! I am so sorry to hear about all of your complications during your ER, how very scary. On the bright side, it is great news that they retrieved 12 and 11 fertilized~ yay! I hope that your recovery goes well these next couple of days and that you are well enough to do your 5 day transfer. On top of all of the stress of this process, I can't imagine what you are going through with the added complication. I will be thinking about you and praying you heal nicely and all goes well :)
I looked at my earlier post, and I fibbed on my ER~ oops! It was actually 06/09, and we just got a call yesterday to update us on how the embies are doing. 11 ended up fertilizing, 5 are graded as good and 2 fair. So hopefully we will be able to transfer 2 and have a frostie or two. Getting very anxious for the transfer, and nervous for the 2WW. My RE recommends 48 hours bedrest, which will be difficult but DH says that he is happy to be my butler, lol! Hope everyone is doing well and thinking about all of you!
Hi, thank you very much, it was quite stressful lol, but hopefully all behind us now and we can move forward. Your embies sound like they are doing really well, oooh I really hope you get a few good ones and your bfp is around the corner :)
Your transfer will be absolutely fine, it's much easier than retrieval lol. However I am a little surprised that you have been told to bed rest for 2 days! I was advised not to do that. Because your blood flow can be restricted and it's important to get everything circulating to support your blood flow to the womb. I did rest though, but not in bed I just took it easy and didn't do anything too strenuous. No lifting, stretching, hot baths/shower, hoovering etc as this can interrupt those wee embies trying to implant. Loads of luck :o)
You have such a positive attitude, and I am happy that you are doing better. Wishing you all of the luck in the world this cycle! And thanks so much for your well wished :) As for the bedrest, it seems like RE's either feel strongly for it or against it! I am not going to enjoy it, but I do trust my RE and his stats are really good for both younger women and women in my age group (35+). The blood flow point is a good one, so I am going to definitely ask my RE about that! Maybe I can just have my DH give me foot rubs and back rubs to help with blood flow, now there's an idea! Take care of yourself...
Lol I think because after everything we've been through this past 48 hours I need to be really optimistic otherwise my body just wouldn't cope.
Def go with what your RE tells you then, I'm only going on what I've personally been told ;) I think the main thing is to rest but get up every couple hrs even if just for a trip to the loo, get your circulation going around your whole body. Mmm sounds good though, sounds like you have a super hubby like me, he has been running around after me, gently rubbing my massively bloated belly :) take care and I'm really looking forward to sharing our 2ww together, along with everyone else.
Hi ladies im on my second ivf try I had my embryos 4 left over from my first fail ivf last june :( but I have high hopes and I will find out my results this coming Monday if im pregnant :) all 4 where put in so hopefully one of my babies made it home.
Thank u yes its awful what we had to get through to understand one another but at least we have this kind of support to help us get by. Thank u very much Monday can't come any sooner lol I have faith I will keep u posted. By chance im on day 6 and im still cramping have u or did anyone experience cramping? Thank u and wish u all the best and lots of baby dust and sticky glue ;)
I actually don't remember having cramps, not until dreaded af showed up! But they all say each cycle is so different, do who knows :) so are you due to test on Monday, how exciting (and a little scary lol), I wish you all the luck in the world.
Hope everyone is doing well today! I had my 5dt yesterday, and all went well. I updated a journal entry about it, but long story short~ we had planned on transferring 2 embies, but ended up going with the ER's recommendation and transferred 1 special one! So very excited, and hopeful. I felt fine yesterday, but woke up early this morning with the worst heartburn ever! Has anyone experienced this? Possibly related to the progesterone? I did eat the pineapple core yesterday too...
Hi, well I done my 5 day transfer this morning, and fingers crossed it all went well. We had 2 embies put back (due to my high nk cells). To be honest I've had heartburn bad since yesterday, but my steroids may be causing this for me, or the prontogest injections?! So...we are so close :) I so wish we all get our bfp's.
Happy that you were able to do your 5dt, and so exciting that we are so close with our dates! When is your beta? Mine is on 06/25, and I also have to go back 06/18 to check my progesterone level. I am not sure if I am going to be able to wait until my beta, thinking about taking a HPT in a few days!
Wishing everyone gets their sticky BFP's this time around!
Hi ladies I've been spotting very light only for a while not all day only when I wipe started on day 8 then 9 and a bit today I have my blood test tomorrow I hope its all a good sign since this is my second try on ivf. So I just want to wish u all the best and have faith I wish u all luck. Excited and nervous for tomorrow :/
I did the blood test today. And I didn't do the hpt I wanted to just wait till today :) I go for my second blood test in a few days. I feel like I could breath again my heart was about to burts when I was on the phone but its all worth it the wait and all and my whole 1 week of bed rest lol
So happy to hear about the BFP, and sorry to hear about you disappointment Durban...
I couldn't take the anxiety or waiting anymore so I got some HPT's, and it was negative yesterday 4dp5dt. I have to admit, I was pretty upset but tried to just remember that it was too early and that it means the trigger shot is out of my system. I tested again today, and it was a...BFP! I am in shock!!!
Firsty, Durban again I am so sorry for your sad news, I really hope you are ok.
Jiji well WOW, mega congrats! I can't believe you got your bfp so early, you must be so so happy.
Can I ask you all what, if any symptoms you had prior to AF showing or getting your bfp? I'm totally down today and have convinced myself and my poor hubby that our ivf has failed again :( I always get this feeling, and so far have been correct!
My boobs are still tender, but I'm sure the right is getting a little less so (and this is always the case) and I've got slight cramps every now and again. Nothing really sore, but I can feel them all the same. I feel a little warm today also :( I'm just praying after everything we went through this cycle that we are not devastated again!! I'm not sure I can go through what we just went through again......
Don't give up hope or faith. This was my seconf try the first try was so hard and devastating I can imagine and I know how it is to get the bfn :( I hated the way I felt and I was so depressed.but time heal my pain I remain strong and didn't give up. This second time I had diff symptoms like a cramp a lot longer im still cramping now my boobs felt heavy and they are so sore and I even spotted on day 8,9,10,11 just a bit nothing to drastic the first day I spotted a bit I cried I tot it failed :(. Just cuz my symptoms where so diff then last time. Plus I remain calm I think last time also failed cuz I thought about it so much I even got so bad i cried and got so pissed off for something and I think I just imbalanced my hormones that prob led it to be. a fail so its good to remain stress free worrie free I think that has a lot to do with it speaking from experience. So girls don't give up hope everys body is diff just take it easy. Im sorry for those neg :( I heart goes out to u. And everyone still waiting be patient hope and pray for the best.
Thanks for the congrats!!! I am still absolutely shocked, and trying to stop myself from testing everyday leading up to my blood test 06/25. I was feeling very negative and pessimistic so it has definitely helped me regain a more positive attitude. But on the same token, I don't want to get my hopes up too much. It just seems to hurt worse when I have been so hopeful to only be disappointed in the past, but honestly it hurts either way! Again so sorry for those that got negative results, it breaks my heart. Wishing all of us positive thoughts and SSBD :)
jiji76 - woooooooooooo hooooo freaking awesome news
cheeckyhalfs - i had not a single syptom (symptom) and started spotting 3dp5dt and then it just continued to get heavier till AF.
adb27 - thanks hun - keep us updated.
Wishformybaby - congratualtions...
Wouldn't be nice if we all had the same symptoms so knew either way lol, rather than torturing ourselves during the wait.
I've still got really really mild cramps, not all the time, and a slight burning sensation sometimes in my left ovary....but I usually get these before AF. I'm on the prontogest injections, so my acupuncturist tells me I won't come on until I stop them....but can these twinges still be my body telling me nothing has happened :( its so tough cause I know what with the bleed I had, plus the fluid and the Ohss that I must be swollen in there still, and perhaps it's just me ovaries etc shrinking back down, but it is so hard not to just assume the worse.....Lordy I hate this :/
5 more days until my bloods will confirm everything anyway.......
Loads of luck to all you ladies still waiting for your results :)
It sure would be nice cheekyhalfs if we all had the same symptoms! Well I guess we do all have one symptom in common, the torture of it all! I have had some twinges/cramping that feel a bit different than pre-AF, but I also remind myself that these ovaries have been through a lot. It's so amazing to me that we walk around with these bodies, and yet have barely any idea what is going on inside them! I wish I had a magic looking glass to see what's really going on! My RE actually recommended that we do a FET after our retrieval because of the impact of all the hormones, but we felt like we have already waited so long that we wanted to try a fresh transfer for our first IVF. I have continued to be a little HPT obsessed. I squashed my urge to take another one yesterday, but then the "pregnant" digital symbol left the HPT from 5dp5dt so of course I had to test today! And...it is still BFP! I am over the moon with excitement, but trying to keep it together knowing that the beta results will be the telling factor. I have also had a positive with a "chemical" pregnancy. But the HPT sure did register quick this morning...hoping that's a good sign. Wishing everyone a day filled with hope and positive thoughts, despite the torture of the 2WW and this whole process...and thanks for all of the support, it has been crucial to me for this process!
Just started to spot now!... I'm freacking out!...
That is kind of scary experience knowing it perhaps shoudnt happen!... Called the nurse,
She said could be part of implantation!..
Just wait till tomorrow & see if it doesn't change into a full fllow!...
Keeping my fingers crossed!...
How many days did you have that?!..
Are you serious!... I'm totally freacking out that this is AF?!...
You really think it can be part of implantation?!...
Going to try HMT tomorrow morning!... Trying to stay positive, but really difficult!...
Thank you for your incouragement!!!
Yes as longs its not bright red u have nothing to worrie about. I was scared too a even cried a bit but my hubby told me don't worrie don't stress cuz its not good so I listened :) its hard to not worrie or be scared I though the same thing of being a af. But it wasent :) BFP so its a good sign I only spotted day 8,9,10,11 just a lil not too much only of course when I would go to the restroom and wiped but I didn't even need a panty liner or anything. Be positive stay positive don't stress or worrie. :)
Thank you so much Darling!
Been reading some of the comments on a Drs Blog, looks like you are right,
Worrying doesn't do any good here!...
Have to wait till tomorrow & see , hopefully the spotting wouldn't change too much & it will give me hope to wait untill my blood test next 2 days!!
God, just amazing how much we have to go through!....
But so glad to be here
And be surrounded by such a strong & powerful women!!!!❤❤❤
Ok keep me posted I wish u and pray everything comes out good!! We do go through a lot my heart goes out to ladies that have the same problems we do :( so sad its very common. And this process takes so much from us but as longs as we remain strong and always have faith in our heart we will always be strong especially through diff times ;) I always wanted a fam of my own took a very long time stress on my relationship with my hubby and self confidents upon my self. Now I hope and pray my baby likes it and stays there cuz these couple of months are also critical for us. But we are super excited and happy about our pregnancy :) I hope and wish u the very best!! :) ill be here when u need me :)
Ok so you wont believe this. I have heavy AF for last 4 days. I still went for the beta which cam back undecied as the HCG level was 10.1 i have to go back tomorrow for another test to see if levels are increasing.
Looking forward to hear about your result!
Hope it doubles!
Just called my nurse
My bleeding is a bit heavier today,
Totally makes me so uneasy...
Trying to move my blood test to today or tomorrow!..
So difficult to have a hope at this point!...
But deep down still believe in a tiny miracle!...❤
Thinking about you Durban and Bijoux!!! Hoping your beta tests go well...try to keep the faith! This whole process is definitely trying on many levels and I hope and pray that we all get our sticky BFP's!!! Just want to say thanks to all the ladies for the support on this site. Personally, my DH and I have chosen to just tell our immediate family about our IVF process and infertility challenges, but really no one knows the whole story nor do they seem to understand. It is great to have the support of such amazing women that can relate to our situation....
Well I have woken today 7dp5dt, with my breasts, in particular my right breast not feeling tender anymore, I'm gutted. This happens every month and has happened every fertility cycle too....slim thinking I'm out as if my boobs have gone pretty much back to normal, then my hormone levels must have dropped. I can't think of any other reason why. I've got more cramps today also. I'm pretty devastated.....
Hang in there cheekyhalfs!...
When is your beta?!..
As long as you are not bleeding
Things will be alright!..
My bleeding was pretty heavy,
So thinking my period came...:(
Having blood test in few hours!...
Feels like its over though!....:(
Hi there, no I'm not bleeding but I'm on prontogest injections so as far as I'm aware, I won't bleed until I stop these. I'm going to test in the morning, that will be 8dp5dt but I'm really not expecting anything, I've been very down today and feel as though I have lost all hope! 3 years of ttc, 4 treatments later and it's wearing me down :(
Who knows.....miracles can happened I guess!!
Hope you are ok, I'm so sorry you have been bleeding and pray its not the dreaded af. Can I ask, where you on the progesterone pessaries or the injections? Sending lots of luck and hugs.
I am so incredibly sorry to hear this news bijoux and cheekyhalfs :( I am thinking about you and am heart broken for you...take the time you need to try and heal and know that you have friends here for you if you want to talk.
HI Cheekyhalfs... I'm so so sorry for the late reply, I've been so busy haven't been able to read up. I'm am good. I finally got a BFP on June 1st. 10yrs is way too long and thank you for the compliment. I don't think i would've gotten through all that i did without the support of women like you. These forums help out a great deal.
I just saw you posted you got a BFP on a HPT ... when is your beta? I hope all goes well for you, but if you really want this don't give up if you can help it.
Please let me know how things go with you. I'm here to chat as well.
How is everyone doing today? I hope feeling well...as many of you know, my beta came back yesterday and we are pregnant!!! So very excited. It really doesn't even seem real. We have our first ultrasound next week, so hoping all goes well and our RE sees the sac. Just praying this is our sticky little love bean!!! Wishing all of you the best of luck, it is truly amazing what we go through for these potential little ones. You are some of the most deserving mothers I know, and I will continue to pray for everyone's sticky BFP's!!!
I think most of you are aware that we're kinda in a "maybe" category right now and it's so tough. My beta came back positive but very low at 22 on Monday, I was ahead of myself and went on 9dp5dt! They called me back in on Tuesday, 24 hrs later for more bloods and that came back at 36.
Still not as high as it should be, but a small increase. I've to go back Monday for another beta to see if the pregnancy is viable or not.
Hard times....trying to remain hopeful but realistic also.
Thanks so much for all the lovely and caring support, you are a great bunch of ladies :) x
I'm happy to see your levels rose a bit. I'm happy it did and not go down. I wish the best for you and I hope everything works out great for you. I send you millions and millions of very sticky baby dust.
I just found this site today and reading everyone's posts. I'm 38 and my hubby is 42. We are in our first icsi cycle. W had 7 eggs retrieved on Tuesday with 5 fertilising. Today I have 2 embryos transferred. I was concerned that the other three were not suitable for freezing as it sure is this means the 2 they transfers were not good enough.
How did your cells split. The 2theytransferd were split in 4 and 5. I was told they weren't top quality but not poor quality either - so no idea really!!
It is also my late nana's bridal today s hoping she is looking down on us and helping my little embryos along
I have read so many uplifting experiences of a successful pregnancy and I am so happy for all of you. My heart goes out to everyone who is going through what we all are going through. But right now, I am going through my own ordeal and could not find anyone who is going through the same experience...I have no symptoms at all. Is it the obvious? i had 5day early blast 3 embies fair quality transfered. That I am not pregnant. Or is there still a possibility and that I just need to wait until my HCG appt. I have read everyone's experience and their symptoms, but none on someone who had no symptoms but was pregnant. I have read and searched all forums but found no information on my experience. I had 3 failed ivf. one transfer was done day3 i had all the sysmptoms, sore boobs, cramps fq urination but BFN. rest 2 cycle no transfer as they were poor quailty. My only fourth cycle my embies could make it to early blast. nothing to freeze toh.
I did 5dp5dt HPT clear blue digi test. IT was BFN. i guess too early right now. prayers prayers and prayers
Waitingforbfp - thank you so much! It means a lot, I will keep everyone posted :)
Dcac - best of luck to you, I really hope this cycle brings you a special bfp. I've heard ladies on here getting pregnant with 4-5 cells transfers, so good luck ;) ssbd your way.
qtpie - it's tough for me to relate any of my cycle to yours as unfortunately I got quite poorly after ER and I had a severe case of Ohss which I was hospitalised for. So I was in pain, a lot, up until 5dp5dt. At this stage, I was completely convinced I wasn't pregnant. I felt the only symptoms I had, we're the ones I usually get before AF. Again it's hard to say as my drugs and the pain from my ER/Ohss was masking everything.
But please don't be disheartened, I have heard sooo many ladies on here with NO symptoms and surprise surprise, they get a BFP. No symptoms is good, as are symptoms lol...it's all a cruel waiting game really so try not to stress too much!
I did, by complete shock, get a, I'll call it a small bfp....my beta is very low and we are currently riding it out waiting to see if my pregnancy is viable or not. Very very hard times, made even worse by my getting slight aches/twinges here and ther so I'm convinced it's game over...but then I shake myself a little and remind myself it's not over yet.....so I'm hanging on in there!
It's good your tests are coming out as negative as at least you know your trigger is out of your system! Perhaps hold off until 8-9dpt and do another. And even then don't be too down, as my hpt was negative on day 8 due to my low hcg count.
I wish you all the very best of luck, and send LOTS of sticky baby dust all our ways ;)
Hi Ladies...hope everyone is doing well today! Cheekyhalfs, I am so excited about your news!!! An early congrats and fingers crossed, I know you're not out of the woods yet but things are definitely moving in the right direction with those beta #'s increasing! I am so very hopeful for you!
Welcome to Dcac and qtpie! As for any symptoms I have had, mostly just sore breasts, cramping (seemed a bit different than AF), headaches, and fatigue. But these are also all symptoms of the progesterone so it really is hard to tell! Best of luck to all...
Thank you, I am scared to say it out loud as yet and have not really told my anyone, which is tough as I am so close to my family and my mum and sisters are so upset for us as I told them it was a straight no! I will definitely tell them either way, I just don't want them to get their hopes up too.
Going for my next beta on Monday and I am terrified, but a tiny bit excited....playing those numbers have doubled up!
I'm reading everyone's stories with hope for us all. I can't help noticing the differences ithough across treatment/ advice etc.
I had my ET on Thursday. So it's only 3 three of an extremely long 2ww.
I've read about 3 day bed rest etcetc. I was o. My feet and driving home itching 20 mins of the transfer. I was advised to avoid anything too strenuous and the stay away from the gym until after my pregnancy test ( at least I won't feel guilty for not goung, given its for a good cause lol!!!)
My transfer I believe is classed as day 3 but was actually only 46 hours after retrieval. I can help wondering if that was too soon and thats why my cells only split into 4's and 5's.
Oh No! I am so very sorry to hear this news, and I can't even imagine how you must be feeling right now. Take all of the time you need, it is definitely a grieving process. Thank you for all of the wonderful support you have provided to me and the other ladies. You are an amazing woman and will make an amazing mother some day very soon. Please know that I am here if you need a b*^#h session or just want to talk...I am thinking about you, praying for you, and hoping that some time will help to ease some of the pain. Try to hang in there, friend and take good care of yourself including letting yourself process through all of your emotions.
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