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by kristyb
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Infertility
Topic: Killer antibodies?
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Actually my doctor is a total believer in killer surrounding infertility issues. Atually a couple of blood tests can detect it and if so, then there is intravenious meds to help surpress. Check out www.goivf.com. He has some info in there that further explains it.
by kristyb
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: May 2010 Babies
Replies: 472
Views: 120695

Ok, first ladies, so sorry I've been so MIA. I read all of the posts and just never respond. Not sure why, but I'm so glad to have all of your support. gi- that is good news to find out! My doctor out here in California is a big believer in the killer cells and a lot of doctors don't like him for it...
by kristyb
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bay Area please chime in......
Replies: 14
Views: 4985

Hi Mizzy, I've been to Dr. Zouves and Zouves Fertility Center in Foster City. He runs his practice and does EVERYTHING which I really appreciated. From every u/s to retrieval and transfer. Very hands on, explains everything and a joy to work with. We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility, init...
by kristyb
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Crinone Gel instead of PIO
Replies: 7
Views: 753

My Doctor actually had me do both POI and suppositories and within two weeks, my numbers were so high and holding I was able to stop doing both. The shots really aren't that bad. They didn't hurt giving much more than anything else, just a little sore the next day.
by kristyb
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: May 2010 Babies
Replies: 472
Views: 120695

JG - good luck! I'd say better safe than sorry. I know the class is only offered right now, but think about how hard you've worked to be pregnant and how happy you are right now. My two cents of course. :-) Everyone else, hope all is going well. I keep checking the Board but I'm not one to reply muc...
by kristyb
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Any good sugestions for IVF Rx?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Also the Apothecary Shop is great too. www.apothecaryshop.com. They actually helped me figure out that my insurance would cover the meds but did a ton of research for me and the prices were the best I could find.
by kristyb
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: September/October Cycling Friends!
Replies: 2309
Views: 187857

mili- try the Apothecary Shop, www.theapothecaryshop.com. They are based out of Arizona, but very helpful, friendly and the cheapest I found. And actually when my insurance said my drugs weren't covered, they did research and found out that I should call my medical side and we found out they were co...
by kristyb
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: May 2010 Babies
Replies: 472
Views: 120695

Sorry ladies for being so MIA. I read everyday just couldn't bring myself to post until after my last ultrasound. I know silly, but since I haven't had any nauseau at all and the only thing that truly is kicking in is hunger, I just wanted to make sure everything was ok. :shock: I truly am the bigge...
by kristyb
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: September/October Cycling Friends!
Replies: 2309
Views: 187857

Johannanita - well, I wasn't that crampy with the POI specifically, just kinda crampy all of the time. Of course was worried to death, but when I went in on Wed for my first u/s my Doc said my ovaries are still enflamed from the stims and that the cramping is from them changing, not the uterus. Phe...
by kristyb
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Poor Fertilization - Devastated
Replies: 7
Views: 890

I had the very same issue. In my case specifically it's that my eggs don't mature. Did they tell you if they were mature but still didn't fertilize or did they go into that detail. My first cycle we did a Low-dose Lupron, retrieved 19 eggs but only 2 matured. This second cycle we changed the protoca...
by kristyb
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: September/October Cycling Friends!
Replies: 2309
Views: 187857

malya - they took me off my POI shots as well after my second beta. Apparently they wants your numbers in the 90-120 range at a minimum before they start weening you off. In my case I was well over 120 so they stopped the POI, but I did stay on the suppositories for one additional week when we teste...
by kristyb
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: May 2010 Babies
Replies: 472
Views: 120695

Hi Ladies, Just got back from our u/s. We have one little rice grain growing!! 7 weeks today and measuring exactly 7 weeks with a heartbeat of 125. My doctor says size is good and heartbeat is good. For my timeframe he said they like to see it between 112 and 140, so I'm right where I should be. I'm...
by kristyb
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: How do you afford it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1538

We have been lucky that my husband's insurance covers a good portion of it and we too both work and have been saving. Additionally, if you are getting only these kinds of negative comments from this one doctor, I would highly recommend second opions. There are a lot of great doctors out there and a ...
by kristyb
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: May 2010 Babies
Replies: 472
Views: 120695

JG - they told me I can take either colace or ducasate sodium. Those are both safe during pregnancy. My poor hubbie tried to get me what I needed but came home with Dulcolax which we aren't supposed to take apparently. He tried so hard though. :-) So I'm off to the drugstore at lunch time. I just to...
by kristyb
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: exercise during IVF
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Mine told me to go easy during stims but has asked me to stop until the first u/s. They are a little more cautious and also agree that excercise is important, but to really take it easy for now.