Pessaries or Gel

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TJ
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Pessaries or Gel

Post by TJ » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:00 pm

Hello everyone<br><br>Just reading over the history of postings, most people seem to have used the pessaries, on our 1st IVF i used pessaries and on the 2nd the gel, (neither worked) I asked the consultant what was the difference between them and he said not a lot, other than the cost (more expensive) and the gel isnt as messy... Has anyone used the gel? Wanted to get your girlie advice!!<br><br>TJ x

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Pessaries or Gel

Post by bubblymichelle » Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:35 pm

Hi TJ<br><br>I didn't know you could have it in gel form, I have used the pessaries so I can't help you with the gel thing. <br>Hope someone is able to help you though.<br>Love<br>Shell.<br>xx

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Post by TJ » Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:44 pm

Yeah it was in an applicator form called "crinone" - 8% progesterone gel... when I went back 2nd time he asked how i got on with pessaries and I said yuk, he said try the gel, its more expensive (dont know how much it is now, the drugs all rolled into one, and whats pounds difference when you are talking about the amount of money the drugs cost anyway), I found the gel to be much more user friendly and its only once a day jobbie (not twice and wait 20 mins)... the only thing was that was different, and scared me, was the fact that when af arrived a clump of the stuff came with it and gave me such a fright, i was hysterical because i wasnt sure what it was... later was told it could've been that!<br><br>I Suppose I would go for that again on my next cycle....<br><br>Take care, good luck<br><br>TJ x<br><br><br>[Edited by TJ on 02-Jul-03 20:48]

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Post by Sarah30 » Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:05 am

Hi TJ<br><br>I used the Gel (Crinone 8%) and found it much nicer to use than the pessary gross things. My clinic said they were more easily absorbed than the pessaries but are £3 per stick (I was on 2 per day) but I went to my GP and asked if they would pay for them as it was pregnancy support not IVF and they agreed to they got me a 3 month supply to see me through to 12 weeks.<br><br>I'm now 14 weeks pregnant with Twins yippppeeeeeeeeeeee<br><br>Sarah x

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Post by TJ » Thu Jul 03, 2003 6:00 pm

Thanks for that Sarah, another question for my consultant when I go and see him on how many sticks a day to have, and also I will speak to my GP about getting them cheaper.<br><br>Excellent news for you and good luck, hope you are feeling well<br><br>Take care<br><br>TJ x<br><br><br>

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