Hi There - Introductions - IVF.ca Forums

Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

Hi There

pcos endo thyroid ivf Halifax newbie annovulation blocked tubes 35

  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 nsbarngirl

nsbarngirl
  • Member
  • 10 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Halifax
  • Interests:Reading,horses,dogs,cooking,travel
  • Dx:Unexplained
  • My Clinic:AART Halifax

Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

Hi there,

 

I'm new here-looking forward to doing ivf this spring at AART.

 

 My DH and I have been trying since May 2008, nearly 6 years. I knew from the get go that I would likely have a bit of trouble because of the endo (which I was diagnosed with mild back in 2000 with my first lap)....I had no idea it would take this long!!

 

Along the way I've been diagnosed with endo (ugh) pcos (ugh) and hypothyroid. Due to financial constraints I've been doing clomid for long stretches, then taking break, then back on. I think I also thought that if I was O'ing (bw showed I was) and we kept bd'ing at the right time that it *would* happen, and i'd be able to avoid ivf. Here I am 35 now and still haven't even gotten pregnant once.

 

In October I had another lap and found out my tubes are blocked. Was devestating to me when I found out. We're looking ahead to ivf and point I try to be positive but definitly have worries that this might not work either. On the bad days only those who are in it or have been through it can understand. The fact that I work in the labour area of the women's hospital doesn't help either!!

 

So hello to you all. I look forward to learning about each of your journeys and just want to say I'm releived, yet saddened that there are so many of us along the same road!

 


Short version:
Trying since May 2008
PCOS/Endo/Hypothyroid
May2008-Started trying-BBT showed flatline for 5 months
Fall 2008 HSG great-was convinced magic pill clomid would do the job
Started Clomid-did many multiple rounds clomid with stress breaks-various over 4.5 years[
July 2013-Obviously not working-time for next step
July 213-New HSG-not good
Aug 2013 U/S showing ovarian mass-endometrioma
Oct2013 New lap-tubes blocked!! If only we'd found out years ago!th_aggahhh.gif 
[size=2]2014-On to IVF thanks to help from wonderful parents!

Aug.10/14 CD1-AF brought on with prometrium-called in-doing long protocol.
Aug.30/14 CD21-Start suprefact
Sept.15/14 Down Reg Check
Sept.18/14 Sart Stimming

HERE WE GO!!!!

#2 RMad

RMad
  • Global 100+
  • 221 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Dx:DOR
  • My Clinic:Repromed

Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:14 PM

Welcome! It's great that you found this site, there are so many lovely ladies that can support you and answer your questions.

I have endo as well and I'm hypothyroid, we are starting an ivf cycle shortly.

I wish you the best of luck with your cycle!!
  • nsbarngirl likes this

#3 lesley1978

lesley1978
  • Global 100+
  • 344 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Ontario
  • Dx:PCOS

Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:55 PM

Welcome to the site:)
  • nsbarngirl likes this

#4 AtStandstill

AtStandstill
  • Member
  • 52 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:halifax
  • Dx:Unexplained
  • My Clinic:AART

Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

I wish you all the best. I have endo too.


  • nsbarngirl likes this

I am 32, - Have Endo
DH - 33

Trying for 7 years. Tried naturally and 1 IUI before going for IVF
IVF #1 - Dec 2012 - No transfer. OHSS , 2 embryo frozen
FET #1 - June 2013 - BFN ( 1Embryo transfer, 1 didn't survive the thaw)
IVF # 2 - Antagonist Cycle- Nov 2013 - BFN ( 2 embryos transfer, 2 frozen)
FET #2 - April 2014 - BFP ending in Miscarriage at 3 months ( 2 transferred, both took. First 1 miscarried then second in span of 3 weeks.)
 


#5 Bubby99

Bubby99
  • 1000+
  • 1344 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Toronto
  • Dx:DOR
  • My Clinic:Hannam, US DE clinic TBD

Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

Welcome and all the best to you on this journey!!


  • nsbarngirl likes this

Me - 37 38 DOR

DH - 39 40 (swimmers perfect)

TTC December 2010

Nautral cycle with clomid - too many to count 2012
Cancelled IUI - July 2012 (cysts)
September 2012 IUI mt Sinai BFN
Switched clinics January 2013 to Hannam
IVF #1
ER July 2013 - 4 follies 1 egg unsure.png 
ET July 2013 - transferred 1 embryo grade 2 7 cell
Current 2ww
Aug 2013 th_abfn.gif cry.gif

 

Sept 2013 Told IVF with my OE is not going to work cry.gif ...time to move onto to Plan B.

 

2015 Plan B donor eggs

 

 


#6 MLC

MLC
  • Member
  • 46 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Medicine Hat
  • Interests:Running, caring for my fur babies, being outside and travelling.
  • Dx:Unexplained
  • My Clinic:Victoria

Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:15 PM

I'm new here too. We've been trying since 2005 no nothing. One round of clomid, very bad! One failed ivf in summer and another last week. Both in Victoria. 37 yrs old both me and hubby. Hope to try again and thinking of somewhere new but the staff is so great there. Where do you go?

#7 Tara-Lynn

Tara-Lynn
  • Global 100+
  • 244 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Barrie, ON
  • Dx:Tubal
  • My Clinic:Mount Sinai, Toronto

Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:42 PM

Welcome to both nsbarngirl and MLC. Wishing you both the best of luck.


  • nsbarngirl likes this

Me: 38 DH: 41
History
2000 - Laparoscopy with diagnosis of bilateral tubal occlusion
2001 - IVF #1 with previous spouse at Mt.Sinai (16 ER, 9 fertilized, 3d3 transferred, BFN - 6d3 frosties, none survived thaw)
2002 - Laparotomy to attempt repair of blocked tubes (unsuccessful but didn't know that for sure until recently - long story) 
Fast forward 10 years....
Dec 2012 - Married DH (DH has 2 DD from his previous relationship 14 & 21yo)
Jan-July 2013 - Stopped BCP to 'see what happens' if we TTC naturally (hoping for a miracle)
Aug 2013 - Decided to attempt IVF - GP referral to Mt.Sinai 
Sept 30, 2013 - Initial clinic appointment with Dr.Shapiro
Oct 2013 - more tests and IVF class - AMH=8.2, FSH=7
Nov 1st, 2013 - Follow up appointment to discuss test results and game plan - Blood tests all look good.  Had Sonohysterogram and confirmed surgery is needed to remove or block off tube on left side. No surgery dates until 2014.
Dec. 20, 2013 - Pre-op appointment
Jan 7, 2014 - Surgery to remove left tube
 

IVF #1
Jan 28 - Starting Estrace Primed Antagonist Protocol IVF.
Feb 21 - CD14 - ER - got 8 eggs - 7 eggs were mature, 7 fertilized by day 3 - [email protected] cell grade 1; [email protected] cell gr 1; [email protected] cell gr 1; [email protected] cell gr 1; 1 @12 cell gr 2
Feb 26 - Day 5 ET - transferred one 3BA blast and one 1BB blast, none survived to freeze
Mar 4-6 - POASs all th_abfp.gif 
Mar 7 - Beta BFP but only 23 so nurse said it doesn't look good
Mar 10 - 2nd Beta was down to 5 th_abfn.gif

 

IVF #2

April 1 - WTF appt, got green light to start Estrace Primed Antagonist protocol again

April 8 - CD1 

April 30 - CD23 - Start taking Estrace 

May 13 - CD1

May 17 - Assigned CD3 - started 300iu Puregon & 150iu Menopur

May 21 - CD7 - lining is 0.5. Ovaries are still too quiet to see anything

May 23 - CD9 - lining 0.66. Right side 3 < 1.0. Can't see left side

May 24 - CD10 - start Ganirelix

May 25 - CD11 - lining 0.8. Right side 1.2, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.9, 0.8.  Still can't see left side

May 27 - CD13 - lining 0.9. Right side 1.4, 1.4, 1.4, 1.4, 1.2, 1.2, 1.2, 1.1, 1.1, 1.0, 1.0. Still can't see left side. Noticed fluid on my lining that we need to keep an eye on. May mean a freeze all if it doesn't go away.

May 29 - CD15  - lining 1.3. Right side 1.9, 1.8, 1.8, 1.7, 1.65, 1.6, 1.55, 1.5, 1.5, 1.25, 1.2, 1.1 (13 total). Still can't see left side. Fluid on lining is just a "sliver in lower uterine cavity". Trigger tonight.

May 31 - CD17 - ER - 8 eggs retrieved from right side
June 1 - day 1 embryo report - all 8 eggs were mature. 6 already showing signs of fertilization

June 2 - day 2 embryo report - 6 fertilized are all now 4-6 cells which is what they like to see for day 2. The other 2 did not fertilize.

June 3 - day 3 embryo report - They expect 8-10 cells by day 3. We have 1 @ 10 cell, 1 @ 9 cell and 4 @ 8 cell. She said that was very good news.

June 5 - Day 5 - transferred one 2cc blast and two compacting morulas

June 6 - day 6 - none made it to freeze so this is officially our last shot at this

June 9 - 4dp5dt - HPT was BFN

June 10 - 5dp5dt - HPT was BFN

June 11 - 6dp5dt - FRER HPT was BFN - starting to lose hope sad.png

June 12 - 7dp5dt - FRER HPT had the faintest second line (maybe I am imagining it?) possible BFP?

June 13 - 8dp5dt - Digital HPT on FMU was BFN. AF arrived with a vengeance this morning. It's not official until after tomorrow's beta but I am pretty sure we are done sad.png

June 14 - Beta #1 th_abfn.gif

 

This was our last OHIP funded cycle and we can't afford to try again. I really wish IF treatment wasn't so damn expensive so that everyone who deserves a family could have a chance at one! Heartbroken.


#8 nsbarngirl

nsbarngirl
  • Member
  • 10 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Halifax
  • Interests:Reading,horses,dogs,cooking,travel
  • Dx:Unexplained
  • My Clinic:AART Halifax

Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:48 PM

Thanks Ladies,

 

MCL- I'll be going to AART in Halifax NS. Have been @the hospital for my RE visits so far but then will move on to private ART clinic shortly. I'm sorry to hear your clomid/1st IVF were unsuccessful :( BIG hopes for you this time!!!

 

Tara-Lynn-I so hope that this will be it for you. Hope you're feeling better after your surgery!!


Short version:
Trying since May 2008
PCOS/Endo/Hypothyroid
May2008-Started trying-BBT showed flatline for 5 months
Fall 2008 HSG great-was convinced magic pill clomid would do the job
Started Clomid-did many multiple rounds clomid with stress breaks-various over 4.5 years[
July 2013-Obviously not working-time for next step
July 213-New HSG-not good
Aug 2013 U/S showing ovarian mass-endometrioma
Oct2013 New lap-tubes blocked!! If only we'd found out years ago!th_aggahhh.gif 
[size=2]2014-On to IVF thanks to help from wonderful parents!

Aug.10/14 CD1-AF brought on with prometrium-called in-doing long protocol.
Aug.30/14 CD21-Start suprefact
Sept.15/14 Down Reg Check
Sept.18/14 Sart Stimming

HERE WE GO!!!!

#9 lauriedb23

lauriedb23
  • Global 100+
  • 102 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Montreal Canada
  • Dx:PCOS
  • My Clinic:MUHC Fertility Clinic

Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

welcome!


Have 3 fur-babies, 2 cats and 1 dog heart.gif

May 2010 got married heart.gif  decided to start a family, knew I had abnormal cycles, started the talks with the doctors

Nov 2011 found out it was POCS

Dec 2011 found out husband had low sperm count as well as mishaped sperm

Jan 2012 got on waiting list at McGill Fertility Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal

Dec 2012 IVF # 1 from fresh embryo - th_abfn.gif  no frozen embryos cry.gif

Feb 2013 abandoned cycle as follicles were not growing cry.gif

May 2013 IVF # 2 from fresh embryo th_abfp.gif  ending with blighted ovum cry.gif  - froze 4 5 day  blastocysts

Sept 2013 IVF # 3 from frozen embryo th_abfn.gifcry.gif

Jan 14 2014 IVF#4 from frozen embryo.. th_abfp.gifon HPT 10dp5dt !!!!!!!!!! Bloods confirmed HcG leves at 286 11dp5dfet!!!! 2nd Beta 5w4d levels at 8506 biggrin.png  preggo.gif


KbTqm5.png
 

 


#10 MLC

MLC
  • Member
  • 46 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Medicine Hat
  • Interests:Running, caring for my fur babies, being outside and travelling.
  • Dx:Unexplained
  • My Clinic:Victoria

Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:05 AM

Thank u ladies. All the best to u:)





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: pcos, endo, thyroid, ivf, Halifax, newbie, annovulation, blocked tubes, 35