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#1 Lola1973

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:52 AM

Hi ladies,

I will meet the FS who is specialized in egg donation at my clinic on Nov 10. I can't wait! I have already done all my testing so I am curious to see what medication protocol he'll put me on. Would you mind sharing the protocol you were on before your transfer with me? What medication, when, for how long?

Thank you:)

Ttc first child for both of us since February 2012

Surgery and diagnosis of severe endometriosis Nov. 2012

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Clinic 3:

Transfer #1 Feb. 2015: BFN

Transfer #2 June 2015: BFN

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8- week US: Cutest little gummy bear measuring 8w1d

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#2 amazing grace

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 09:58 AM

Hi Lola,

regarding recipient protocol, keep in mind it could vary. For the first three ivf's, I was on estrace 4x a day, vaginally, progesterone in oil, progesterone suppositories for only two out of the three. For my fourth, it was the same as above, but they added prednisone and intralipid therapy. I was also on Lupron for a week to prevent ovulation. I think that was pretty much it.



#3 Lola1973

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 10:09 AM

Thank you very much, Amazing Grace. Do you remember how long before the transfer you were on these meds? Did you start them on CD1 of that cycle maybe?

I imagine you continued progesterone after your transfer, and maybe Estrace, but did you stop the others at the ime of transfer?

Ttc first child for both of us since February 2012

Surgery and diagnosis of severe endometriosis Nov. 2012

IVF#1 April 2013: BFP8388.gif 9 weeks

IVF#2 Sept 2013: BFP8388.gif 9,5 weeks

Clinic 2:

IVF#3 May 2014: Embryo banking: 4 blasts

IVF#4 July 2014: Embryo banking: 3 blasts

PGS Result August 2014: All 7 blasts are abnormal... Moving on to DE.

Clinic 3:

Transfer #1 Feb. 2015: BFN

Transfer #2 June 2015: BFN

Transfer #3 Sept 2015: th_abfp.gifon hpt Sept 24!!!!

1st beta 12dp3dt: 421 2nd beta 14dp3dt:1025 Viability US (6w6d): One perfect baby measuring 7.0 weeks with HB of 130!!yahoo.gif

8- week US: Cutest little gummy bear measuring 8w1d

Harmony test 10weeks: Risk of trisomy 13, 18 and 21 under 1 in 10,000
20-week US: Baby girl right on track!

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers


#4 mama2b2014

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 12:30 PM

hi Lola- I start bcp tomorrow for about 14 days, lupron for about 10 days, and then estrogen pills and shots for a couple weeks then pio prior to transfer. I'll get the exact schedule on Monday now that AF finally arrived today after 5 weeks from my last cancelled cycle.
Good luck!
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#5 RMad

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 01:54 PM

Hi,

I did a fresh cycle, on day 21 I took a lupron shot. Then about three weeks later I started taking 4 mg of estrace two times a day for two weeks and one baby aspirin. Then I dropped to 2 mg twice a day and started progesterone in oil and suppositories three times a day. This was also the day our donor had her retrieval, our transfer was five days later.

I was on the estrace, aspirin, and progesterone until I was 12 weeks pregnant.

The preparation for your cycle will be shorter if you do a frozen cycle, as with the fresh you have to sync up cycles with the donor.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 01:55 PM

Oh and good luck by the way!!! Feel free to message me if you have any questions as I just did my cycle in August :)
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#7 Lola1973

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 09:35 AM

Thank you, that's great!

Ttc first child for both of us since February 2012

Surgery and diagnosis of severe endometriosis Nov. 2012

IVF#1 April 2013: BFP8388.gif 9 weeks

IVF#2 Sept 2013: BFP8388.gif 9,5 weeks

Clinic 2:

IVF#3 May 2014: Embryo banking: 4 blasts

IVF#4 July 2014: Embryo banking: 3 blasts

PGS Result August 2014: All 7 blasts are abnormal... Moving on to DE.

Clinic 3:

Transfer #1 Feb. 2015: BFN

Transfer #2 June 2015: BFN

Transfer #3 Sept 2015: th_abfp.gifon hpt Sept 24!!!!

1st beta 12dp3dt: 421 2nd beta 14dp3dt:1025 Viability US (6w6d): One perfect baby measuring 7.0 weeks with HB of 130!!yahoo.gif

8- week US: Cutest little gummy bear measuring 8w1d

Harmony test 10weeks: Risk of trisomy 13, 18 and 21 under 1 in 10,000
20-week US: Baby girl right on track!

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 09:45 AM

Hi Lola...

I started BCP around June 1st after my af. July 1st I took the Lupron shot. July 22 I started estrace. On the day of retrieval ( August 7th) I added in prometrium (5 a day), crinone, low molecular heparine, and a steroid (cannot remember the name, sorry). I took all of that until two weeks after bfp (was weaned off steroid and heparine). Progesterone and estrace continued till 8 weeks. I could have stayed on till 12 but pills made me gag and throw up.

Good luck Lola! Hoping this works for you!

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 09:46 AM

Oh! And I did I intralipids the day before retrieval!

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#10 GabyP

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 01:06 PM

Hi,

 

BCP for about twenty days and then ultrasound, then for 5 days Estrace 2 mg per day, then 5 days 4 mg per day and 5 days 6 mg per day. two more ultrasounds during that time to check the endometrium. Continued 6 mg while I was in Mexico and on the day of transfer 400 mg Poregsterone suppositories. The day after and until now: 6 mg Estrace, 1 cc IM of Progesterone, 400 mg vaginally and 400 oral, Also L Argenine, Prednisone and 81 mg Asperine plus 5 mg Folic Acid. After 12 weeks will reduce it until week 14 and then just continue with the Asperine and Folic Acid.



#11 amazing grace

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 08:39 PM

I do remember, I started estrace on day 1 of cycle. The progesterone in oil was one week before the transfer and the suppositories after the transfer. I did intralipid therapy 48 hours prior to transfer. Lupron was done one week before my period was due. I did the estrace up to transfer and then after. The same thing for the progesterone in oil and the suppositories. The prednisone started four days before the transfer. I continued all medication except Lupron, Lupron only for a week. They recommended right up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, unfortunately I never got that far. Estrace-2mg 4x/d, progesterone in oil-1cc 1x/d, progesterone suppositories-100mg 3x/d and prednisone 5mg daily. Good luck with everything.



#12 Lola1973

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:57 PM

Thank you ladies. I appreciate the info:)

Ttc first child for both of us since February 2012

Surgery and diagnosis of severe endometriosis Nov. 2012

IVF#1 April 2013: BFP8388.gif 9 weeks

IVF#2 Sept 2013: BFP8388.gif 9,5 weeks

Clinic 2:

IVF#3 May 2014: Embryo banking: 4 blasts

IVF#4 July 2014: Embryo banking: 3 blasts

PGS Result August 2014: All 7 blasts are abnormal... Moving on to DE.

Clinic 3:

Transfer #1 Feb. 2015: BFN

Transfer #2 June 2015: BFN

Transfer #3 Sept 2015: th_abfp.gifon hpt Sept 24!!!!

1st beta 12dp3dt: 421 2nd beta 14dp3dt:1025 Viability US (6w6d): One perfect baby measuring 7.0 weeks with HB of 130!!yahoo.gif

8- week US: Cutest little gummy bear measuring 8w1d

Harmony test 10weeks: Risk of trisomy 13, 18 and 21 under 1 in 10,000
20-week US: Baby girl right on track!

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers


#13 kookacola

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 06:27 PM

Hi Lola1973. I did a donar cycle 5 years aso and am in the process of doing and fet. On day 21 of my cycle I was put on Superfact dillute. It's an injection form rather than the nasal spray. The clinic ended up doing a mock cycle so I was on the meds longer that expected. About e or so days after my period, I took estrodot patches. Some days it2 or 3 depending on what day the clinic required. Then antiobitcs a few days before transfer and then I stopped the superfact and move onto the progesterone in oil or pio once a day. I opted estrodot because there is discreet. The entrance also bothered my eyes when I wore my contact lens. As for the progesterone suppositories, they are messy and can irritate the skin and vaginal area. My re said the pio is more concentrated. Acutpuxture before and after transfwr and bed rest for 5 days aster transfer. I did the bedrest and only got up to use the bathroom and eat because I knew other women who had done it and got bfps. Also ate pineapple for about 5 days after as well. Some say closest to the core but I ate cut up peices that dh went and got and that was fine. Fresh cycles have a better sucess rate than a fet. Good luck and if you want more support or have questions, you can also message me too! Good luck!
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