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by KC_TTC
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on poor response to Hi dose of Follistim.......HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 6238

oh boy, i don't remember how much dexamethasone i was taking. i can tell you this.....i FORGOT to take it for several days!!! i *thought* i was supposed to take it after EC, not during stimulation. i remember my heart leaping into my throat when i thought i was confirming the start of that med and t...
by KC_TTC
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: 2nd trimester bump buddies
Replies: 1625
Views: 129460

it's very quiet over here, so i'll give my latest and greatest. my belly button feels like it's going to tear in two! i think i'm close to seeing it pop out :) twins are both active which is a lot of fun. gives me a reminder during work that it's just a job. i've got 3 more weeks before i see the do...
by KC_TTC
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on poor response to Hi dose of Follistim.......HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 6238

kelly h -

i forgot that i also did dexamethasone during the stimulation phase! thanks for that memory trigger.

as far as reading on estrogen priming....nope, don't have a clue about that. when i asked about changing the injection site, he commented that it couldn't hurt :)
by KC_TTC
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on poor response to Hi dose of Follistim.......HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 6238

Oh, bless your heart. I mentioned to my RE that I spent time on message boards and they warned me against believing everything as well. What I can tell you is this: there are NOT unlimited drugs available for use with IVF. It is NOT unrealistic to mix and match and find a good combination - there ar...
by KC_TTC
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on poor response to Hi dose of Follistim.......HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 6238

Cycle 1 FSH = 7 (cancelled) estradiol peaked at 255 with 3-4 follicles Cycle 2 FSH = 9 (successful) estradiol peaked at 1574 with 6-7 on U/S I only had a month between cycles, so I was surprised to see the FSH jump, but I understand that it can vary from month to month. It may have been crazy, but I...
by KC_TTC
Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on poor response to Hi dose of Follistim.......HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 6238

my doc said that the long course of lupron might have been contributing to the slow follicle development. i definitely did better with the repronex/antagon and 225 follistim 2x a day. don't give up until they try that other suppression protocol! My two cycles were some of the most stressful periods ...
by KC_TTC
Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on poor response to Hi dose of Follistim.......HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 6238

Ally - What is your FSH? I was on the 225 dose with Lupron my first IVF cycle and got cancelled due to low follicle count. Ultrasound showed about 3-4 follicles with one that we called "greedy guy" because it was so big. We did IUI that cycle and it failed (I wasn't surprised). The next cycle we inc...
by KC_TTC
Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 7 WEEK SCAN WORRYING NEWS - HELP!!
Replies: 45
Views: 5375

Good luck to you next week. Lot's of PMA coming your way :)
by KC_TTC
Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: 2nd trimester bump buddies
Replies: 1625
Views: 129460

Saw the doc on Friday - everything looked good. She tried to use a doppler heart listener device thing but couldn't distinguish one twin from the other, so they brought in the ultrasound machine. I wasn't disappointed because I always like to get a sneak peek at the babies :) Wouldn't you know it, m...
by KC_TTC
Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Pregnant with Twins
Replies: 67
Views: 11596

Yea Cathy! Welcome to the land of twins.

I have had anxiety EVERY day during my pregnancy. I don't think you make to the IVF message board unless you are a road warrior with disappointments...so I hear you loud and clear.
by KC_TTC
Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Calling BFPers-When did you first see the heart beat?
Replies: 24
Views: 3528

Yea for you! Take it easy on yourself. :)
by KC_TTC
Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: 2nd trimester bump buddies
Replies: 1625
Views: 129460

I'm here. I have doc appointment today (20 week checkup), but I'm not sure what they are checking today? Always a nice surprise for us.

Kids are kicking away and splitting me in two it seems!

I feel pretty good aside from the heartburn, backaches and pelvic pain. :)
by KC_TTC
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Early scans info for Holly
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

My scans were internal. I was told that the sac is so small early on that abdominal scan is inconclusive. I continued to have internal scans all the way through my first trimester.
by KC_TTC
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Calling BFPers-When did you first see the heart beat?
Replies: 24
Views: 3528

so sorry to hear, chris. take care of yourselves.
by KC_TTC
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Pregnant with Twins
Replies: 67
Views: 11596

I think I'm going to split in two! I'm at 20 weeks and am really growing quite large. My belly button actually hurts :( I have decided that I'm not going to carry these babies like a cute basketball. I'm going to be as big as a house and that's going to have to be okay. I see the doctor this week fo...