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by KAW
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Get an intensive check on your thyroid
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Get an intensive check on your thyroid

I wanted to tell all of you my story in the hopes that it helps even one of you. As you can see from my signature below, we have been trying for 5 yrs, went through 5 IUI's, 3 IVF's the combination of which resulted in 2 chemical pregnancies and 1 miscarriage. Diagnosed as unexplained fertility. As ...
by KAW
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hyperthyroid and IVF
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Hi BeachBaby, thank you for the response. I am going to see an endo on Monday so we'll see what they say. According to my recent bloodwork I've got hyperthyroid...hopefully they can fix it quick. We'll see what they say but I still wonder if all the IVF drugs I've taken made this happen. Take care, ...
by KAW
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hyperthyroid and IVF
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Hyperthyroid and IVF

Has anyone ever heard of the drugs we take for IVF causing Hyperthyrodism? I was getting tested to start IVF #4 and found that my thyroid is screwed up. I'm tracking down an endocrinologist to start getting if fixed. I'm just wondering if all the drugs I've taken over the past 2 years contributed to...
by KAW
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: 4 failed IVF's - starting 5th in October
Replies: 9
Views: 6616

Hi All, I'll be starting IVF #4 in about 3 weeks so am in a similar boat as all of you. I just wanted to make a comment about the FSH level. We've been trying for about 4 years. A year ago my FSH level was at 10.7 and was told border line. I went thru 2 IVF cycles, the first resulted in a chemical a...
by KAW
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: 4 failed IVF's - starting 5th in October
Replies: 9
Views: 6616

Hi All, I'll be starting IVF #4 in about 3 weeks so am in a similar boat as all of you. I just wanted to make a comment about the FSH level. We've been trying for about 4 years. A year ago my FSH level was at 10.7 and was told border line. I went thru 2 IVF cycles, the first resulted in a chemical a...
by KAW
Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: February 2008 Babies
Replies: 85
Views: 18240

Just got the bad news. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and support. Good luck to you all. K
by KAW
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: February 2008 Babies
Replies: 85
Views: 18240

Thanks Kathi. It was a slow start. Beta levels were 25 to 54 to 1130 and then off... hence the slow start. My progesterone levels are right where they should be and HCG is in the low end of the range. The Dr. said we'll see on Friday...the nurse who called me with my blood work was less optimistic. ...
by KAW
Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: February 2008 Babies
Replies: 85
Views: 18240

Hi, I'm hoping to join this group. I'm 7 wks 3 days along and have a 2/24 due date. Unfortunately, I still haven't been able to hear the heartbeat. I go back on Friday and I'm hoping for the best but preparing myself for the worst. The only hope I have is everything so far has been delayed and they ...
by KAW
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: er 3 eggs begin 3 day wait 6/27/07
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

There's always hope. I had 3 eggs, only one fertilized. We got a BFP. I'm having a hard time believing it and am just hoping and praying that it sticks. Good luck and God Bless!
by KAW
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Only 6 eggs retrieved- Help!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5022

Hi, My 3rd IVF, I only had 3 eggs retrieved, one fertilized so one back in...now almost 6 weeks BFP (and hoping and praying it's real)... I didn't have much hope as I only had one during the 2nd IVF and it didn't work but here we are. Don't give up hope. In my experience you had a HUGE success. Take...
by KAW
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Anyone with a low beta go on to have a viable pregnancy?
Replies: 14
Views: 4095

So I had beta 3 today and an ultrasound... and I really am BFP. Holy cow! My number is over 1100 which is right where it should be and I saw the gestational sac. I really didn't have much hope...I only had 3 eggs, 1 of which fertilized so only one transferred...and it worked. Thanks for the support ...
by KAW
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Estrogen Patch
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Each Dr. has their own philosophy on what works/doesn't work. Both Dr's have had success so I'm not sure which is better or worse. I responded equally to both protocols.
by KAW
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Estrogen Patch
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

The first two cycles I was on estrogen patch and baby aspirin. I changed RE's and had a different protocol for #3. I don't think you're on the patch long enough for a cancer risk. Good luck. Take care, K
by KAW
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Anyone with a low beta go on to have a viable pregnancy?
Replies: 14
Views: 4095

Thank you all for sharing your stories. You give me lots of hope. I went for my 2nd beta today and it doubled. It went to 52 so we're still viable. I now go a week from today for beta #3 and an ultrasound. I'm definitely doing lots of praying, thinking positive and doing anything I can to hold on. I...
by KAW
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Anyone with a low beta go on to have a viable pregnancy?
Replies: 14
Views: 4095

Thanks for the responses. It definitely helps to hear some perspectives. Ghost, I'm right in that range...I was a 1 embie, 3 day transfer and tested on day 12...so it's nicer to hear that there's still hope. I'm going for the 2nd beta tomorrow...of course, I leave today for a work trip so I've track...