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by purpleFish
Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

bei - I love the list and all your wonderful animations, they make me smile=) I have to say the gonal F is fine for me. Just make sure you take it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before injecting it. I haven't really felt it, or had any side effects from it. The pen is really easy to use. I don't...
by purpleFish
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

My ultrasound today was great, they have 12 follicles on one side and 15 on the other and they are all around the same size, still small, but between 5-7mm, the lining was at 7. My estradiol levels were on the low side so they are upping my gonal medication just a tad. We are right on track and shou...
by purpleFish
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Tiger- I am so sorry your cycle got canceled. I had 2 cycles canceled when I was doing IUI's and I was so devastated. My thoughts are with you, I know good things will happen for you! mcfarland - I am glad to hear that the wedding was fun. Very exciting, you have a nice thick lining so that should b...
by purpleFish
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Anissabug - Sorry for the confusion, I don't have OHSS I am just at high risk for it. My RE kinda freaked me out about it on Thursday. I was just gathering info, since I figured other's have probably been through it and I like to know what to expect.
by purpleFish
Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Kizmet - so sorry for your (and your husband's) loss. I can't even imagine how stressful it must be to have that on top of all the fertility stuff. I hope that your meds have minimal side effects for you at least! It sounds like it is going to be a long week for you so lots of hugs and good wishes! ...
by purpleFish
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

I just have to remind myself that this cold won't last forever... and it won't kill me :D I am also bummed because this is my last week running and I haven't been able to get out at all with this cough I have. I had the injection teaching class last night, it was simple and easy. I was impressed tha...
by purpleFish
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

rypell1985 - that is not a silly question at all. My RE does a suppression cycle before the stimulation cycle. The "theory" behind this is to let the ovaries rest. The other nice thing about this is they can vary your cycle length slightly so you can start on a certain day. I took birth control pill...
by purpleFish
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Tiger - thanks for the update post on everyone. I have no idea on images.

I start stims 4/25 with an ER ~5/5

Anissabug - I hope the ET went well today! I am hoping great things for you!
by purpleFish
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

:( I have been healthy since January and of course now is when I happen to catch a horrible cold.
by purpleFish
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Thanks for the tips about the oil injections from everyone, I will keep all of them in mind. My doc does oil then if you are pregnant switches to suppositories. DCRunningMama - I am actually in the same situation almost. I have a beautiful set of twins and we want one more and I have to decide in a ...
by purpleFish
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

for those new and really lost, here is a great overview of IVF and what it involves:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilisation

Also remember every doctor has a slightly different protocol and set of drugs (my doctor has 4 different protocols just depending on the patient).

Best of Luck!
by purpleFish
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

So they way our teaching class works is the first half is the general IVF instruction. My husband said his part was so simple why did he have to sit there for two hours. (He does want to do this he would just rather read it than sit through it). The second part is a injection teaching. Which is next...
by purpleFish
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Ryann - I am glad the mock transfer went well for you, I also hope that your TSH goes back to normal so you can start soon! Tiger04 - 3 1/2 years was hard, but I know some people have been trying even longer and I really feel for them. I tried (not always successfully) to focus on the good things th...
by purpleFish
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

mcfarland2213 - stinks about the bruising! I have done 3 rounds of injectables before, but the Lupron has to be drawn out of the bottle and it is making me nervous. I am sure it will be fine, I am just anxious to try it the first time. Your plans for a relaxing for a week after the transfer sound pe...
by purpleFish
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 52286

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Tiger04 - too funny, I am secretly hoping not to have twins again=) I am debating if I want to have 2 embryos transferred or just one. My RE told me with just 1 the success rate goes down by about 15%.... which is not particularly nice. I ordered all my meds today for delivery... wow was it a lot of...