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#1 PrairieBoy

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

Just wondering...
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#2 Myrtle

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

Well, you are the first one I have seen. Posted Image But no wait....this site was founded by a man named Rick I think. He's the one who sends you the welcome letter when you join for the forums.

See my profile for more details.  

 

Me: 42 DH: 37

DS #1 conceived naturally, born Dec. 1st, 2008

January 2010, Begin TTC #2
September 2011 start charting
April 2011 Consult with RE.
All tests normal. No problems found.
Two IUIs. BFN.
February 2012 IVF #1 -BFN.
FET July 2012- BFN.
IVF#2  Fall 2012
Hysteroscopy Tues. 8/21
PGD 2 out of 11 embryos are normal and put back in. Beta November 7th. BFN.

 

Further testing - the RPL test- results in suspected immune issues.  Recommended protocol to take baby aspirin 

and possibly steroid.

Start taking baby aspirin.

April 4th 2013. Surprise BFP, chemical pregnancy.

IVF #3 - May 2013

April 8th start BCP.  Keep taking baby aspirin.  

April 19th - start 5mg/day of dexamethasone (steroid) 

Starting weekly acupuncture April 19th.  

May 1st- blood test come back positive for hyperthyroidism.  STOP EVERYTHING.

Referral to endocrinologist.  Appointment on June 20th, 2013.  

Have a prescription for vitamin d and for propylthiouracil.  started June 26th.

Blood tests at the end of July and end of August to see if all is well.  

Doctor hinted I might be cleared to go back to IVF as soon as September.  

 

October 8th, thyroid is now fine.  Cleared to start IVF.

 

IVF #3.5 October 2013

Oct. 18th - start BCP, dexamethasone and baby aspirin.

Nov. 1st - start .5ml buserelin each night.

Nov. 4th - last BCP

Nov. 14th - 1st u/s.  

Nov. 27h - ER.  11 Eggs Retrieved.  

Nov. 28th- Embryo update:  12 eggs retrieved.  10 mature.  8 fertilized.  

Dec. 2nd 2 embryos transferred 5-d-t.  Also mild OHSS diagnosis.

Dec. 13th - Beta blood test.  BFN.

 

Done with IVFs.  

 


#3 gibasgirl

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

There are a few, but men are in the minority on this site. It is refreshing to have men participating and sharing the experience as a man.

I know that my husband and I navigate these "waters" very differently; I use this site as an outlet and get/give support whereas my husband would rather keep it inside. So it is sooo good that you are here. I am sure there are other men who visit the site, but have not taken the plunge (gaggles of women can be intimidating :) )


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#4 S_Pentland

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:13 PM

Hi Prairie Boy,
I am a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in Vancouver. I have worked extensively with infertility (both men and women) and IVF support in affiliation with the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Vancouver. If you have any questions you think I may be able to help with let me know. Http://yinstill.com
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#5 PrairieBoy

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

Thanks Spence, at least I am not alone :)
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#6 LWill

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:21 PM

Yep, you are not alone. I am also here with my wife.
8/2011 - Changed from IVF to IUI due to no mature eggs BFN
11/2011 - 1st IVF which was BFP
12/2011 - Terminate pregnancy due to being tubal
6/2012 - Cancelled IVF due to natural pregnancy
7/2012 - M/C
11/2012 - Changed from IVF to IUI due to 3 mature eggs BFN
12/2013 - Decided to go Donor route
1/14/13 - Hold Donor, had a natural pregnancy
1/15/13 - HCG 581
1/17/13 - HCG 1,350
2/05/13 - Sonogram Scheduled

#7 Aiti

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:20 AM

Hi Prairie Boy,
I am a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in Vancouver. I have worked extensively with infertility (both men and women) and IVF support in affiliation with the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Vancouver. If you have any questions you think I may be able to help with let me know. Http://yinstill.com

Hi doctor I am azoospermia patient from Pakistan. currently I am visiting a Chinese hospital named as zhongba hospital group they are treating me with some traditional Chinese medicines would you suggest me to continue these chinese medicines are they effective for azoospermia ?
Thank you Doc

Age: 26 and TTC:2 years
IVF clinic: Andrologist in Lahore

Married since: 4 years
Azoospermia