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#101 Jocelyne3573

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:21 PM

Oh wow...I feel special! Will keep everyone posted on how injections are going. I'm doing 100 gonal f and 75 menopur. Day 6 US should show if meds need to be adjusted.

1st baby:

Nov 2014  IUI#4: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.1, 2.1 & 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 2.3M sperm count @77% motility. BFP

 

2nd baby: 

July 2016 IUI#1: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.0, 2.0, 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 6.2M sperm count @66% motility. BFN. 

 

Aug 2016 IUI#2: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (1.8, 18., 1.7). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 6.5M sperm count @70% motility. BFN.

Aug 2016 Natural Cycle: 1 follie (2.0) at time of LH surge. BFN.

 

Sept 2016 IUI#3: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.2, 2.1 and 1.5). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 4.1M sperm count @55% motility. 

 

Oct 2016 IUI#4: 12.5mg Femara. 4 follies (1.9, 1.8, 1.8 & 1.5). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 3.2M sperm count @ 66% motility. 

 

Nov 2016: IUI#5: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (1.9, 1.9, 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 3.6M sperm count @ 62% motility. 

 

April 2017: IVF 1. ER March 31, ET April 5


#102 freshview

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:43 PM

Hi everyone, I'd love to join you.

This is cycle #3 for me. I recognize a few names from my cycle in June 2016. That was a BFN after our one and only PGD-neg embryo didn't stick.
We just did a cycle last month and ended up with 2 day 5 embryos that we are banking to send for PGD/PGS with any we get from this round (save some $$$).
I'm doing antagonists protocol with birth control starting today and then gonal f 200 and luveris 75 starting on the 9th I believe. This is my first time on Luveris. Trying something new because my last count sucked at 11 eggs only.

Good luck everyone! I'm thinking stimmy thoughts for you.
ME: 32, Him: 33TTC since May 2014
incomplete mc July 2014
chemical preg Nov 2014
surgical reduction of uterine septum & intrauterine scar tissue Feb 2015
BFP April 2015!!! 
CVS at 12 weeks = inconclusive, amnio at 16 weeks = dx'd with osteogenesis imperfecta
Pregnancy ended Aug 28, 2015 via induction at 20 weeks. (Beautiful boy) 
Referral to Mount Sinai for PGD/PGS Nov 2015
IVF#1 - June 2016 - antagonist protocol
27 eggs retrieved, 18 mature, 12 fertilized, 11 d3 embryos, on d5 we had 3 cavitating morulas, 2 morulas and the rest were very far behind. Day 6 we had 3 blasts (1x 4BB, 2x 4BC) biopsied for PGD/PGS and frozen.
July 5 - results are in! 1 unaffected embryo.  No gene mutation, chromosomally normal
FET July 25 of one unaffected, euploid 4BB blast. Beta scheduled for Aug 3

#103 Carryon33

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:53 PM

Hi ladies! May I join you? I go for my teaching appointment tomorrow afternoon. This is my second round and they are changing my protocol quite a bit so I'm interested to see what that will look like. My estimated retrieval date is April 6th and I start stims on March 26th. They are trying to hyperstimulate me because I only have one ovary that is in an accessible spot so I might not be able to do a fresh transfer.
Me:34 Dh: 38
Male factor infertility
Trying for 9 years
Jan 2016 referral to fertility clinic
August 2016 consultation and blood work, high prolactin
September 2016 MRI no tumour on pituitary
October 2016 prolactin normal after one month of medication
Oct 30, 2016 starting BCP
Nov 17 teaching visit
Dec 12 ER 5 eggs, 3 mature, only 2 fertilized with ICSI
Dec 15 ET 2 day 3 embryos both 8 cell
Dec 29 beta scheduled - negative

March 2017
Round 2 of IVF
BCP started Mar 5th
Stims start on Mar 26th

#104 DogMommy

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:12 PM

Hi All...

 

I am supposed to start IVF in April, but my period is 4 days late! I have been spotting for a few days. I have never wanted AF to come so bad! 

 

Hopefully it comes soon so I can start treatment!



#105 Mamasita204

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:52 PM

Went to meet the Dr today to sign forms. I had my long list of questions to ask.
Feeling ready to go!

I also got my injection training. My protocol calls for gonal F and Luveris to be mixed together into one cocktail = only 1 injection to start off 😊
Then adding cetrotide as an extra injection later.

I told my nurse that AF may be coming early bc of symptoms (tender breasts). She said "maybe you're pregnant and can save some money"...oh I wish but HIGHLY doubt it!

#106 Jocelyne3573

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:02 AM

Injected Menopur and Gonal F for the first time yesterday evening. The menopur needle is slightly painful. The Gonal F needle is not painful at all. Not feeling any different today. On to day 4.

1st baby:

Nov 2014  IUI#4: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.1, 2.1 & 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 2.3M sperm count @77% motility. BFP

 

2nd baby: 

July 2016 IUI#1: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.0, 2.0, 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 6.2M sperm count @66% motility. BFN. 

 

Aug 2016 IUI#2: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (1.8, 18., 1.7). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 6.5M sperm count @70% motility. BFN.

Aug 2016 Natural Cycle: 1 follie (2.0) at time of LH surge. BFN.

 

Sept 2016 IUI#3: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.2, 2.1 and 1.5). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 4.1M sperm count @55% motility. 

 

Oct 2016 IUI#4: 12.5mg Femara. 4 follies (1.9, 1.8, 1.8 & 1.5). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 3.2M sperm count @ 66% motility. 

 

Nov 2016: IUI#5: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (1.9, 1.9, 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 3.6M sperm count @ 62% motility. 

 

April 2017: IVF 1. ER March 31, ET April 5


#107 Notorious I.V.F.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:12 AM

Welcome to all our new ladies! 

This is my last week of BCP and I have injection training on Thursday.  Starting micro-dose Lupron on the 26th, followed by Gonal-F, and Luveris.

 

Feeling anxious now to get things moving.



#108 Mamasita204

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:20 PM

missing dates:
Fairytale99.
DogMommy Apr?

**Update**
APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:

NAME. ER Date. ET Date

Jocelyne3573 ER: March31 ET:Apr 5
AbstractEyes ER: Week of April 3 (not yet
scheduled)
ACSaskie ER:Week of April 3 (not yet scheduled)
Maggiemay: ER: First week in April ET: TBD
Carryon33: ER: Apr.6 ET: TBA
Notorious I.V.F. ER:April 10; ET:April 13-15
Violetta: ER: 2nd week April; ET:5 days after?
Freshview- ER April 19/20 FET mid/end of May
Issaxoxo1991 ER: April 21 ET April 24-26
JCharbs. FET - 2 blasts April 24.
Austinite108- ER: Late April FET: Late May(ERA)/Late June
Mamasita204 - ER:Early May ET:Early May
csbd: ER: May 2-4; ET: May 7-9
Lura. ER: Early May ET: mid-May
Lori78. ER: Early May

#109 freshview

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:22 PM

Mamasita: ER is tentatively the 19th or 20th of April. We're doing a freeze all and FET won't be til mid/end of May, if we have any healthy embryos to transfer.

Anyone with Luveris experience have anything I shouldn't know about it?
ME: 32, Him: 33TTC since May 2014
incomplete mc July 2014
chemical preg Nov 2014
surgical reduction of uterine septum & intrauterine scar tissue Feb 2015
BFP April 2015!!! 
CVS at 12 weeks = inconclusive, amnio at 16 weeks = dx'd with osteogenesis imperfecta
Pregnancy ended Aug 28, 2015 via induction at 20 weeks. (Beautiful boy) 
Referral to Mount Sinai for PGD/PGS Nov 2015
IVF#1 - June 2016 - antagonist protocol
27 eggs retrieved, 18 mature, 12 fertilized, 11 d3 embryos, on d5 we had 3 cavitating morulas, 2 morulas and the rest were very far behind. Day 6 we had 3 blasts (1x 4BB, 2x 4BC) biopsied for PGD/PGS and frozen.
July 5 - results are in! 1 unaffected embryo.  No gene mutation, chromosomally normal
FET July 25 of one unaffected, euploid 4BB blast. Beta scheduled for Aug 3

#110 Notorious I.V.F.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:47 AM

So, injection training was...a lot.  I don't think I remember anything the nurse told me.  DH feels similarly.  I feel the nurses line will be hearing from me a lot next week...

 

Have my dosages and they seem quite high:

 

0.2mL Micro-dose Lupron

450 IU Gonal-F

150 IU Luveris

 

Anyone else have experience with doses in this range?



#111 Jocelyne3573

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Posted Yesterday, 12:14 PM

Just had a day 6 bw/us. 4 follies, 2 on each side, growing as they should. However, I did get a phone call from the clinic later on asking that I increase both Menopur and Gonal-F to 150.

1st baby:

Nov 2014  IUI#4: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.1, 2.1 & 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 2.3M sperm count @77% motility. BFP

 

2nd baby: 

July 2016 IUI#1: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.0, 2.0, 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 6.2M sperm count @66% motility. BFN. 

 

Aug 2016 IUI#2: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (1.8, 18., 1.7). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 6.5M sperm count @70% motility. BFN.

Aug 2016 Natural Cycle: 1 follie (2.0) at time of LH surge. BFN.

 

Sept 2016 IUI#3: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (2.2, 2.1 and 1.5). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 4.1M sperm count @55% motility. 

 

Oct 2016 IUI#4: 12.5mg Femara. 4 follies (1.9, 1.8, 1.8 & 1.5). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 3.2M sperm count @ 66% motility. 

 

Nov 2016: IUI#5: 12.5mg Femara. 3 follies (1.9, 1.9, 1.8). HCG trigger shot 250mg Ovidrel. 3.6M sperm count @ 62% motility. 

 

April 2017: IVF 1. ER March 31, ET April 5


#112 Yukongal

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Posted Yesterday, 02:59 PM

Hello everyone.

 

Excited, nervous and shy. I have never posted on a forum online before but I am reading away here and thinking what a wonderful resource. 

 

I am starting my IVF/ ICSI cycle in early April. I live in the North so all my meds are en route to me now. I haver never met at my clinic before in person, and I am a big ball of nerves.

 

The reason I am doing IVF is because my husband has cancer. We are in our early thirty's and because of his treatment we had to freeze sperm in advance which we will now use. I just learned the other day that when I go south for IVF, he will have to stay up north for his ongoing cancer screening. I am totally lost right now but I don't want this train to stop after 4 years of trying. So much like our lives have felt for the last year, we will carry on and do the best we can.

 

I don't know how to arrange an IVF buddy on this site, I'm still exploring but I would sure love to be able to keep engaged on this forum for support. Not sure if I am sharing too much as an initial post here but its where I am at.

 

I start my injections next Wednesday and am wrapping up the birth control pill. Ive also just gone on synthroid to balance my thyroid. Anyone else worried about the emotional impacts of the injections? I would love to know how you will all manage through it.

 

All the best to you sisters on the same journey.

 

 

 

 



#113 freshview

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Posted Yesterday, 11:10 PM

Hi Yukongal,

Don't ever worry about over sharing. This is a safe space and you'll find tons of support. Probably the best way to find a buddy is by messaging someone privately that you find that you especially relate to.

I was terrified of the emotional impact, and for me, quite honestly, it wasn't that bad. I found coming off the progesterone (prometrium) after my last cycle was the worst I'd experienced. The injections that I've used had little to no emotional impact, but I'm only one person.

Good luck! And safe travels!
ME: 32, Him: 33TTC since May 2014
incomplete mc July 2014
chemical preg Nov 2014
surgical reduction of uterine septum & intrauterine scar tissue Feb 2015
BFP April 2015!!! 
CVS at 12 weeks = inconclusive, amnio at 16 weeks = dx'd with osteogenesis imperfecta
Pregnancy ended Aug 28, 2015 via induction at 20 weeks. (Beautiful boy) 
Referral to Mount Sinai for PGD/PGS Nov 2015
IVF#1 - June 2016 - antagonist protocol
27 eggs retrieved, 18 mature, 12 fertilized, 11 d3 embryos, on d5 we had 3 cavitating morulas, 2 morulas and the rest were very far behind. Day 6 we had 3 blasts (1x 4BB, 2x 4BC) biopsied for PGD/PGS and frozen.
July 5 - results are in! 1 unaffected embryo.  No gene mutation, chromosomally normal
FET July 25 of one unaffected, euploid 4BB blast. Beta scheduled for Aug 3

#114 Notorious I.V.F.

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Posted Today, 07:09 AM

Hi Yukongal,

 

Welcome!  As freshview said, this is a safe space! Over share to your hearts content.

 

This is my first IVF cycle as well and I think we're synced up with our drugs, etc. as I start my injections next Wednesday too!

 

Best of luck to you!