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charlie78
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Post by charlie78 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:32 pm

Hi Rebecca

I'm really sorry it didn't work for you in Feb. and I think you are very brave to 'get straight back on the horse'!
If you had no ferts last time - is your clinic making some changes to your protocol this time?
Wishing you heaps of luck!
Charlie x
Me 30, DH 29
3 x IVF & 1 FET all BFN
IVF number 4 = BFP!!

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Post by doddo72 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:47 pm

Ok I have a question. Is it possible for me to have the Dr do Icsi? Although they said my husband's sperm is fine, I fear that his sperm won't fertilize my eggs. I know I have a month or so to be worrying about all of this stuff, but I want things to go right the first time.

The only thing keeping me from getting pregnant is my blocked tubes. The Dr did say there were some antibodies in hubbies sperm but that wouldn't hurt anything because of IVF....

I am hoping and praying for all of you. We can all get pregnant around the same time and then start talking about our Pregnancies!!!!

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Post by rebeccaj » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:52 pm

Hi Charlie,

thanks for your mail. the only change they are making is upping the initial stimmulation dose. The problem last time was that they started me on too lower dose and my body didn't really react and I only had 4 follicles growing. When they upped my dose, I suddenly had another 21 follicles trying to catch up. They kept me on stimms for 16 days in the hope that some of the 21 would catch up but they didn't. At that point my oestrogen levels were so high that i was close to hyper stimmulation and so they went to egg retrieval. The 4 big follicles were over mature (dark and grainy) and didn't fertilise (even with ICSI) and the others were all too immature. I thought that they would change the protocol this time but they seem happy to keep it the same just starting with the higher dose. I have to say that I am worried stupid but as my DH keeps saying they are the experts and I have to trust them - i guess i have no choice!

Send my love to The UK, I'm from Yorkshire but now living on west coast of the US - it's time like this when I feel along way from home :(

Love and Luck to all X
14th april 2008 - beautiful twin girls!!

charlie78
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Post by charlie78 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:10 pm

Rebecca - Wow you are a long way from home! How come you left sunny Yorkshire? I know its hard not to question your clinic when it went wrong for you the first time - but they do know what they are doing. It sounds as though you reacted well to the higher dose in your 1st cycle - albeit too late for them to catch up. It sounds to me like starting on the higher dose should give you much more success. Keeping everything crossed for you! Lol.

Donna- I don't really know the answer I'm afraid. My guess is no they wouldn't if there is nothing wrong with your DH's sperm and I have a feeling they wouldn't do it on your first attempt if there is no problem. Why are you worried they won't fertilise? I know its natural to worry when so much is at stake - but you need to try to stay positive.
It wouldn't hurt to ask your clinic and find out what they say?
Maybe someone else on the thread can help?

lol Charlie x
Me 30, DH 29
3 x IVF & 1 FET all BFN
IVF number 4 = BFP!!

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Post by rebeccaj » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:21 pm

Hi Charlie,

work took me over here - I work for adidas and the US HQ is based here. It's really beautiful but at the moment the rain clouds of east yorkshire seem to be pulling!

Hi Donna, I 'm not an expert but I think as long as you consent to ICSI then the doctor will do the procedure IF they see no "regular" fertilisation. I didn't expect them to do ICSI in our case but they did what was needed to try and get the result. Unfortunately for us it didn't help.
Good luck!

LOL, Rebecca
14th april 2008 - beautiful twin girls!!

nicolamark
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Post by nicolamark » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:24 pm

Hi everyone!!!

I am happy sniffing!!!!

All good so far, so side effects!!! LOL!!!!

Jovigal, I work in the smae line as you, finacial advisor!
and i hate work, heck i dont want to go back after baby is born!!!
But it depends if i need the money i guess, only time will tell!!

I daren't buy any baby stuff feel like its a bad omen and unlucky if i do!!!

Take care!!! x x
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

nicolamark
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Post by nicolamark » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:24 pm

THE APRIL BUDDY GIRLS


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AGALLAGHER = 2nd IVF
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CHARLIE78 = FET
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DONNA (Doddo72) = 1st IVF
AF due- End of March, then start BCP’s
Starting Lupron-first week in April
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EMMA = 2nd IVF ICSI this time!
AF due- Easter Sunday
EC-20th April
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DALY = 3rd IVF
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GECKOGIRL = 2nd IVF
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JOVIGAL = 2nd IVF
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KARIA = 3rd IVF
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KRISTIN (Bubby101) = 2nd IVF
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N77 = 1st ICSI
EC- 9 April
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NICKI = 1st IVF
NOW- Down regging- 1st sniff 5th March
Stimms & Baseline-28th Mar
EC- April 11th
Blastocyst transfer- April 16

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REBECCA=2nd IVF
Stimms- 23rd March
EC- 1st week of April



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SMATTISON = 2nd IVF
EC-April 2nd
ET-April 5th
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

nicolamark
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Post by nicolamark » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:32 pm

The hormones have kicked in!!!! I dont mind really, as at least i know somethings working!!!!

I ran off crying (like a big baby) today when a customer gave me grief, normally i would of taken it on the chin, but this guy sent me to tears, and then i had to explain to my assistant manager why??? Oh dear!!!! ( only my line manager know's at work!) so i said sorry and told her it was time of the month!!! LOL!!!!

AnywayDH has been a rock!!! I love him so much, I did cry over him this evening too, when he told me i'd left the light on in our bedroom!!!!
But he was full of hugs, and i was just crying!!!

Ive got flu symtons! sore throat and sniffles all day today??? Is that the synerol or do u think i really have a cold coming???

I feel so tired too, fell asleep early last night and i think i will be off to bed shortly actaully!!
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

Hopeful2007
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Post by Hopeful2007 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:37 am


Hi All, would like to join your wonderful April group :lol: .
First IVF cycle, starting Lucrin on 16th of March ...Have been a silent reader of this great site for past few months.... Very anxious to finally get started!!!
Me 27, DH 36
1st IVF Cycle - April 07 (m/c at 5.5wks)
2nd IVF Cycle - Nov 07 (BFN)

"We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water"

nicolamark
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Post by nicolamark » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:40 am

Hi Hopeful!!! Image

Good luck x xx
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

nicolamark
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Post by nicolamark » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:44 am

THE APRIL BUDDY GIRLS


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AGALLAGHER = 2nd IVF

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CHARLIE78 = FET

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DONNA (Doddo72) = 1st IVF
AF due- End of March, then start BCP’s
Starting Lupron-first week in April

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EMMA = 2nd IVF ICSI this time!
AF due- Easter Sunday
EC-20th April

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DALY = 3rd IVF

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GECKOGIRL = 2nd IVF

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HOPEFUL2007 = 1st IVF
Starting Lucrin- 16th March

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JOVIGAL = 2nd IVF

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KARIA = 3rd IVF

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KRISTIN (Bubby101) = 2nd IVF
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N77 = 1st ICSI
EC- 9 April

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NICKI = 1st IVF
NOW- Down regging- 1st sniff 5th March
Stimms & Baseline-28th Mar
EC- April 11th
Blastocyst transfer- April 16

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REBECCA=2nd IVF
Stimms- 23rd March
EC- 1st week of April

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SMATTISON = 2nd IVF
EC-April 2nd
ET-April 5th
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

N77
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Post by N77 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:33 am

Hi Everyone,
Spoke with my clinic today and they told me i might miss out on this cycle because i had troubles with the BCP's. i am very angry because i told them before i went on it, it didn't agree with me :x . So hopefully i ovulate i have to have a blood test on the 19th if i have ovulated i will start the nasal spray on the 20th.

Hopeful2007-Welcome,i did the same for a while got on to read the post then i joined because everyone is so helpful and you feel part of something is stead of feeling like the one left out.

Niki-Hope to be starting my nasal spray soon has it made you feel sick? have heard it can make you cry at the drop of a hat, this will be a change for me because i am not one that cries often and definitely not infront of people. But bring it on can not wait to start and see something is happening least if i am crying something is working like you say.

Everyone is getting that little bit closer even though is seems to take forever.
Keep in touch every one, Good luck with your next steps.
Me29,DH31
Me: Endo ovary cyst
DH: Vlow sperm count
Hope to be starting 1st ICSI March07

Jovigal
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Post by Jovigal » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:18 pm

Nicki - sorry the hormones are making you cry. They did me the same way last time. I would go from crying to rage in a second. Our poor DHs. Just warn him that it will probably get worse before it's over.... It's all worth it though. :)

N77 - I hope you don't have to miss out on this cycle. We'll keep our fingers crossed for you.

Hopeful2007 - welcome!!!

Well guess what? AF FINALLY ARRIVED!!! :P So in about 26 days, if AF arrives in her normal fashion, I'll be starting IVF. I do the short protocal so I start out on the stims, no BCP's or Lupron. Thanks to all that did the dance for me!
Me-37 DH-39
3 IUI's BFNs
1st IVF/ICSI Dec '06 (1 embie)-BFP, m/c 8wks
2nd IVF/ICSI May '07-BFP! It's a GIRL!

Baby Emily Katharine born 2/1/08!!!!

nicolamark
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Post by nicolamark » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:26 pm

Great news that AF is here Jovigal!!!

And yes Nasal spray made me feel sick the first day!!! but now even after 3 days, I am used to it!!! x xx good luck babe!!! :wink:
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

rebeccaj
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Post by rebeccaj » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:57 pm

Just thought I'd check in and say hello, it seems like such a nice bunch of gals on this thread that I'm now not only worrying about me, I'm worrying about everyone on this list!!

happy sniffing to those sniffing, happy needles to those injecting and happy thoughts to those waiting. Good luck everyone.

Rebecca

PS jovigal - what protocol are you on? I think i read earlier in the list that you (like me) had bad eggs on the first go?
14th april 2008 - beautiful twin girls!!

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