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by observer
Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: JULY/AUGUST Cycle Buddies- Come Join the Fun
Replies: 437
Views: 50607

Updates and wishes...

ICSI Girl : Very happy to hear the news..good luck!!! I hope you hear on Saturday and not Monday ..... Chriss : Wow! 2 to transfer! What a tense and uncertain process this has been. I am so happy for you! The odds have turned out in your favor... may the 2ww and final outcome be equally successful!...
by observer
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Ways to increase fertility - while on stims
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

good point

I like your car suggestion :lol: I am going for cycle 3 after two failed IVFs. I am also a poor responder and open to trying new things to improve my follicle number!! Especially since my RE says she can no longer change the protocol... I guess I am a big medical mystery :roll: I like the suggestion...
by observer
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Clinical trials..? Anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Clinical trials..? Anyone?

Hi- I am starting a new thread on experimental treatments. So many of us feel like we are approaching the end of the road or our RE has exhausted options, or we are going in circles....or backwards.... Is anyone out there on a clinical study/trial? I went to www.clinicaltrials.gov, where you can sea...
by observer
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Anyone gone from IVF to IUI???
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

IVF-->IUI

Hi I had a similar experience the first time I tried IVF. There was only one mature follicle and 2-3 smaller ones. They decided to cancel the IVF and do IUI instead. It didn't work. But it is worth going for rather than doing nothing-- you have already come this far with the medications, etc... why ...
by observer
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Getting back in shape
Replies: 9
Views: 4034

update

Hi Anie - Just an update- We met with the RE today - - probably going for an Oct/Nov cycle. No changes to the protocol, since I am already on max stims. This way I will get a break before starting all over again (and it will help financially, since we have to pay out of pocket!). Going to Europe for...
by observer
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: JULY/AUGUST Cycle Buddies- Come Join the Fun
Replies: 437
Views: 50607

Update

You remembered, ICSI girl ! Yes, DH and I did meet with the RE today. She said that with me being 32 and the two embryos being high quality, she was dismayed that it didn't work. Since we are paying out of pocket and since I am such a poor responder, she gave us the option of not continuing if we wi...
by observer
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: JULY/AUGUST Cycle Buddies- Come Join the Fun
Replies: 437
Views: 50607

about IUIs

First of all - ICSI girl... (whenever you get a chance to read this) wish you loads of luck, good health and a BFP on its way! Pequale - Have you talked to your doc about possibly doing a Lupron (or similar) protocol to suppress ovulation and then use HCG to induce ovulation on a specific day? I did...
by observer
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Getting back in shape
Replies: 9
Views: 4034

Anie, Christin

Anie- My AF was about 4 days late this time. I think your cycle gets thrown off due to all the hormones (especially the progesterone towards the end). I don't know how late is too late, but talk to your RE before leaving for vacation... you may even want to try an hpt if AF is several days late.... ...
by observer
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Getting back in shape
Replies: 9
Views: 4034

a good article... non-exercise tips

Hi everyone,

Here is an article I found which gives tips other than exercise for getting that bloating down... I am sure many of the tips apply to our situation too.
Wouldn't hurt to try!

http://www.shape.com/eatright/7830
by observer
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Getting back in shape
Replies: 9
Views: 4034

About me

Hi Anie I had a July IVF/ICSI - I only had two eggs fertilize and get transferred, and on Aug 3rd, I got a BFN. Now we are going to meet with the RE on Aug 14 to discuss options. In the meantime, I would like to try and get some of this weight off... my worry is that I will pile on even more weight ...
by observer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Getting back in shape
Replies: 9
Views: 4034

Getting back in shape

Hello everyone, This is not a critical topic in the grand scheme of things. But I would like to open up this topic in case anyone else has had success at losing weight in the inter-IVF breaks. On another forum, a member (Anie) posted a question about getting back in shape after a failed IVF or IUI. ...
by observer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Just started 2WW! Care to join?
Replies: 57
Views: 8198

Some thoughts...

CroElla- Thanks for the advice! I hope to make some life changes- nutrition-wise (I am looking into the diet - visited the website); exercise; and diversions to keep my mind occupied. Fortunately work is picking up now. My next cycle could be in Winter, which can be depressing anyway... so I need to...
by observer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Testing tomorrow 8. Aug. Very faint line on hpt
Replies: 18
Views: 2736

Sorry..

Angela, I haven't been logging on as much but I have been worried about you.. I am sorry to read about your result. It is so difficult to have perspective- you read about success stories, but you can't help question your own body and what will happen next time... I admire that you are going straight...
by observer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: JULY/AUGUST Cycle Buddies- Come Join the Fun
Replies: 437
Views: 50607

Congratulations Lisa!

Congratulations to Lisa!!! Glad to read some good news!
Wish you a healthy pregnancy and lots of happiness!!
by observer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Losing my friends
Replies: 30
Views: 33027

People ,etc..

Hello ... . I really am not yet at the life after IVF stage ... yet... I am trying to stay optimistic, but for the first time my DH and I have started to realise there is a possibility that it may not happen... Thank goodness we are finally taking a break and going over to Europe for 10 days... Peop...