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#501 ImpatientlyWaiting

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:58 AM

I'm feeling fine, normal I guess.  I've got no additional symptoms and the ones I do have are the ones I typically get from the endometrium so it's hard to know what's what anymore.

 

Returnable, Have you heard anything more on the donor egg application?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:53 AM

We are going this week to see the doctor that will do our assessment. I'm assuming a mock cycle will take the longest as my RE will most likely choose a long protocol. Hopefully they will start me on the protocol at my next AF so we can get this process started. Not sure if I'll have to repeat uterus imaging and what else is involved yet. Just a game of waiting....like always as you very well know through this whole journey. :)


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:50 PM

Have you ever had issues with lining or any of your blood work levels? Or I wonder if that doesn't matter sometimes and that protocols are Dr. preferences....  Either way, I'm hoping this isn't another long drawn out process for you.  The way I read into it, it shouldn't be too many hoops to jump through before you're transferring your embryo - I'm really REALLY routing for you.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:28 PM

My lining thickness was around 8 during both IVF cycles and last u/s nurse said my lining looked great and tri-laminar. Hopefully off the IVF meds my lining will still be good. I never had any hormone level issues either, so here's hoping...


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:44 PM

Returnable.....why a long protocol?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:13 PM

Mar42 no idea why my RE wants a six week protocol.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

I wonder if you could do a mock natural cycle while waiting to start the next phase?  I mean only if you can't do your embryo transfer next cycle and it doesn't affect your potential schedule.  Just to see what your body does on it's own?

 

Even though this is our last cycle I almost want to get a naturally monitored cycle later just to see if my body has changed because of all the meds or if it just goes back to how it was before.  It's crazy how the human body can be controlled so precisely with medications!



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:32 PM

I hope all of you ladies are doing well! Thinking of you xoxo



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:03 PM

Sunnyskies - this protocol went way better than last time, it seems like it matured more follicles which is good. It was called that agonist/antagonist protocol.

Impatiently waiting - this cycle has been going okay better than the last one that's for sure

AFM - sorry I have been absent. I had an ultrasound on Saturday morning and 8 follicles were looking pretty good and around the same size and today I went for another ultrasound and it looks like I only have 4 mature follicles and the rest have to keep growing. We have decided we are converting to a super-ovulation IUI this time and keep on trying too see it we get the right # of follicles next time. I trigger tonight and then I go in on Wednesday morning and get the IUI. So I am hoping it works. It is only a 20% chance but at least it's something. It's a risk for quadruplets and for my health also but we are willing to take that risk.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:22 AM

Marbear good luck! I am glad you were able to grow more this time compared to last.

 

Impatiently waiting. I will see what the doctor says on Thursday. I feel like we are at the mercy of whatever they want to do but suggesting a shorter cycle for the mock cycle sounds like a reasonable suggestion to them as I will not be converting the mock to the real thing (which is what you can do sometimes). Thanks for the suggestion. It's great to have perspective from someone outside my process :)

 

Bre how are you coping? Did you ever ask about the DNA fragmentation test for your husband?


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:18 PM

BFP/Loss mentioned

 

I had some cramping Saturday night and when I tested on my frer sunday morning the line was lighter than it was the previous day. I asked my RE and clinic if I could do another beta and they declined and told me to wait till my ultrasound on the 27th. I went in to my family doctor who did do the draw and hcg was down to 172 (was at 332) on Friday, so I guess I am out. Probably a CP.

 

We will probably wait till June to transfer to do a FET.


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TTC #1 since Dec 2013

October 2015 - AMH .43

 

IVF #1 - Jan 2016. 5 eggs retrieved, 4 matured, 0 fertilized.

IVF #2 originally planned for August 2016

06/16 - AMH retested, now .98

DH's sperm fragmentation results came back at 87%, RE said never seen anything that high. IVF put on hold indefinitely.

DH's diet is changed, put on high supplement regiment.

11/16 - Fragmentation retested, results come back at 15% (first test) and 13% (second test)

IVF #2 - Jan 2017

01/18 - AFC- 12, FSH - 13, start stims

01/22 - 3 measurable follicles, 15, 8, 7, begin orgalutran. 

01/24 - 3 measurable follicles, 18, 10, 10

01/26 - 10 follicles - 22, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8, 8, 8, 5, 3

IVF#2 - Converted to IUI -BFN

IVF#3 - Feb 2017
02/15 - AFC 16, FSH 5 - Start 75IU menopur, 300IU gonal-f and orgalutran.

8 retrieved, 7 mature, 4 fertilized, 3 made it to blast on day 5, 4th made it on day 6, transferred 1 froze 3.
10dp5dt - BFP Beta #1 55. 12dp5dt Beta  #2 132 Beta # 3 332 Beta #4 172, CP. I am out 

Moving onto FET June 2017


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:21 PM

BFP/Loss mentioned
 
I had some cramping Saturday night and when I tested on my frer sunday morning the line was lighter than it was the previous day. I asked my RE and clinic if I could do another beta and they declined and told me to wait till my ultrasound on the 27th. I went in to my family doctor who did do the draw and hcg was down to 172 (was at 332) on Friday, so I guess I am out. Probably a CP.
 
We will probably wait till June to transfer to do a FET.


So sorry to hear Pandora. I hope you have success with the next one.

Two IVFs and no chromosomally normal blasts to transfer...we are done with my eggs.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:35 PM

pandora89 - so sorry to hear about this....hang in there...


Emoticons09710.gif Our journey Emoticons09710.gif
 
2016-02-18: added to the IVF funded list
2016-08-18: got a call saying my name is up (waited 6 month)
2016-09-15: signed OHIP consent
2016-09-21: received a call from nurse. Treatment will start in October (BCP for 3 weeks first).
2016-10-12: CD1
2016-10-14: started Mirvala 21 for 24 days (last pill is 11/6)
2016-11-09: started Microdose Lupron (20 units) twice daily
2016-11-11: started Gonal-F (450 iu) and Luveris (150 iu) as well as usual Lupron twice daily
2016-11-17: U/S shows 4 leading follies. R: 11, 9.8, 6 / L: 12.9, 10, 5. Stims continues (same dosage).
2016-11-20: U/S shows 1 leading follies. R: 18, 14, 12, under 9 (3) / L: 14, 12, 10. Stims continues (same dosage).
2016-11-22: triggered at 1 am tonight! Finally!!!!
2016-11-24: ER. Fert. report: 5 eggs retrieved / 4 are mature / resulted in 3 embryos
2016-11-27: 2 day three embryos transferred
2016-12-06: 9dp3dt - spotting started
2016-12-07: 10dp3dt - heavier spotting
2016-12-08: 11dp3dt - AF started.
2016-12-09: 1st BETA th_abfn.gif
2017-01-03: next appointment with Dr.

*** Microdose Flare protocol ***

NEW START at the Markham Fertility Centre

2017-01-27 and 2017-02-09: U/S and Blood work
2017-04-11: initial appointment with Dr. Virro

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#514 SunnySkies

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:42 PM

So sorry to hear this Pandora. Hugs. 


I have my own blog about infertility:

 

https://fertilityfinance.wordpress.com/ 

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:47 PM

Marbear: Good luck with the super IUI! How did it go today? Does your RE have a specific number in mind for the number of follicles? I know we discussed with our doctor when to not go forward with egg retrieval if there would be 3 or less follicles. Curious what the number will be for you. 
 
Returnable: good luck with the appointment tomorrow. Even though it is a loooong process, every appointment is a step closer to your goal. 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:01 PM

Returnable- thanks!! Yes I'm glad I grew way more this time this protocol seemed to work way better! Hope your doing well!

Sunnyskies - it went good today, since Friday I have been spotting which is weird. I talked to the nurse today and she said it could be the increase of the estrogen in my body and that's why I am bleeding and also could be just discomfort from the U/S. when we talked to him in november he did mention about if we didn't have enough eggs just to go to super-ovulation he didn't say a specific # though. My hubby and I just decided if it's under 6 we are not going to do IVF. Just have to wait for that right month.

AFM - I am actually is a lot of pain after my IUI and it's still happening right now. I am assuming because my body is releasing 4 mature follicles is why it hurts so hopefully tomorrow morning I will be kind of back to normal. :) I take my BETA test on April 9th so we are hoping for a positive but we are also ready if it's not and what the next steps are.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:00 PM

Pandora - I'm sorry about the results.  It kind of irks me that the clinic wouldn't send you for another beta, sometimes I truly wonder what their thought processes are.  I'm glad you've got a plan moving forward - I wish you the best.

 

Marbear - Now the dreaded 2ww starts.  Hopefully you start feeling better soon.  Is it possible you got a mild case OHSS?



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:55 PM

Hey ladies, sorry i haven't been on in a while! After we returned from Ottawa i was really down and out, i took a few days off work! Im starting to get back into the swing of things now! Already thinking of our next IVF cycle lol 

 

returnable- Thanks! I hope all is well with you!

 

The doctor called yesterday and said out of the 7 eggs they retrieved, only 3 were mature and unfortunately they were bad quality, in turn nothing fertilized. She said we can try again but just be prepared that the same thing can happen! I am going to start taking the CoQEnzyme10 you ladies told me about, im also thinking about switching up my diet and eating healthier! Im willing to try anything !

 

How are you girls?

 

Pandora89- I am so sorry! Hang in there xoxox



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:29 AM

Impatiently waiting - I don't think it was OHSS. The next day everything was some what back to normal but sore but not too bad.

Bre - sorry to hear about your eggs , keep your head, def can try anything to see if it works.

AFM- in the two week wait take my blood test April 9th. I feel this time I am not so anxious and just more relaxed about everything and just feeling more positive and confident. ☺️
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 03:12 PM

Marbear66- Thank you, i appreciate it!! That's great that you are feeling more relaxed and positive, that definitely helps!! Good Luck :)



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:45 PM

Ladies, do you happen to know the recommended dosage for CoEnzyme Q10 ? 

 

Thanks!



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:06 AM

100 mg three times daily. I would discuss with your RE though. I had lots of side effects with it and was very happy to stop taking it. Some of the side effects included darkening of the upper lip (not hair - the skin), lots and lots of gas - take it with food, and worst of all insomnia. My RE originally also had me on DHEA 25 mg three times daily, but you need a prescription for it. Both were to wake up my ovaries. There have been studies however that show that DHEA can have a negative impact on egg quality, but my RE felt it was the right supplement for me.


Two IVFs and no chromosomally normal blasts to transfer...we are done with my eggs.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

Returnable good luck with your DE journey. I hope you get a baby soon!

Pandora and bre i am really sorry for your outcome. I wish you nothing but success in the near future.

Good luck to everyone else cycling right now.

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Me:30 Immune Issues DH:34 TTC since 2009

IVf #1 outside the country. Cant remember the details but was a BFN

3 IUI's with clomid BFN. why isn't this working...In process of doing immune testing. Have to do 2 LIT's and IVIG

LIT #1 April 2013
LIT #2 May 2013 Currently taking Metformin, PregVit, Vitamin D 200iu.Septum surgery May 24, 2013.
LIT boost with donor blood August 2013.September 9 Endo Biopsy and blood test.

IVF #2 October! ER October 22. 8 retrieved, 4 fertilized, ET October 27. 2 Made it to transfer day. Transferred 1 (3AB) 1 (5BB) left to freeze. 8dp5dt HPT BFN latter that day AF showed. November 6 BETA BFN

FET#1 December 16, 2013. Beta December 27. 7dp5dt hpt positive!!! I can't believe it!! Beta #1 December 27 Low Beta #2 December 29 77 still low but it has doubled. Beta #3 December 31 28 Stopped all meds m/c January 4, 2014 at 5 weeks

IVF#3 April 2014. Gonal F and Repronex. ER April 9. Beta #1 11dp5dt 364 Beta #2 14dp5dt 894 Bets #3 16dp5dt 1590 Beta #4 18dp5dt 3,311 No more betas thank God! Ok maybe one more Beta #5 21dp5dt 10,838 Now I mean it no more betas!! Viability u/s May 16 Ultrasound #1 at 5 weeks 5 days due to some bleedingwas only 99 bpm. U/S #3 at 7 weeks 5 days. Baby measured 6 weeks 2 days. Dr. said to take the pills as this is a m/s or to wait few weeks. U/S #4 at 9 weeks. Baby still measuring 6 weeks 2 days. U/S # 5 at 10 weeks. Is official. Baby stopped developing at 6 weeks 2 days. Took Misoprostol to induce m/s.M/S "10" weeks.

FET # 2 August 2014 htp 6dp5dt BFP Beta #1 12dp5dt 291Beta #2 14dp5dt 625 U/S #1 at 6 weeks 5 days. All looks good. Measuring 2 days behind heartbeat 124 bpm U/S #2 at 8 weeks. Measuring on track. Heartbeat 156 bpm.

19 week u/s We are having a GIRL!!!! May 2015 our daughter is here

IVF# 4 October 12, 2016.  ER October 22. 8 retrieved, 7 fertelized. ET October 27 transferred 1 blastocyst 5AB. Froze 4 blastocyst on day 5. 5dp5dt HPT Negative. 7dp5dt HPT fait positive. Beta November 8 595!! Beta November 10 1650! Viability u/s November 29.

#524 ImpatientlyWaiting

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:16 AM

I'm out.  Officially.  Beta was negative.  After a lot of tears and some mini panic attacks this weekend, I'm feeling better today.  It's still scary to think that I'm officially "one and done."  I am incredibly blessed to have my daughter and I know how much of a miracle she is and I treasure the fact I was blessed with her.

The act of moving on is a lot harder than just saying it.  Usually after every failed cycle I would have the next cycle to focus on and distract me, but not this time and it's a bit weird.



#525 Thisismyyear

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:17 AM

Pandora89- so sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs.

Bre- I was asked by my RE to take 200mg three times a day. I did acupuncture in the beginning and they recommended vitamin D and omega3....but ask your doctor first. Hope this helps.
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