IVF-Infertility.com home

NEWBIE!

For new members wanting to introduce themselves.

NEWBIE!

Postby Phyona » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:51 pm

Hi, :D

Im new here and to IVF im 29 and my partner is 25 we have been together for almost 6 years and have been unable to conceive due to me having blocked tubes.
I am currently going through my first IVF cycle, I have started by injections to down reg and have had the withdrawal bleed (Which seems to be going on forever!) And im due to start the injections for the stimulation tomorrow night..
I have been having hot sweats through the day mainly when i get stressed rather than at night although i do get hot at night too...
I think the down reg drugs make me feel like im haveing really bad PMS and i feel like ive put on a bit of weight! One good thing.. my boobs grew but they hurt!!
Il have to wait and see what happens to me tomorrow after the injection to stimulate starts!

Sorry if i blabber on a bit dont really know what to say... its just nice to be able to come and talk to people who are all going through simular situations! Also dont know what any of the abbrivations mean!?

x
Phyona
Newbie
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:13 pm

Sponsor
 

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby nearlyder » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:36 pm

Hi Phyona,

I too am 29 and my DH is 32 I seem to be in the same situation as yourself with the blocked tubes there a total night mare, we have been trying for over 6 years , I have just finished my 1st ivf and I am 5dpt2dt, I didnt have much effects from the stims just bad head aches and tiredness, however I am getting the really sore bigger boobs now yay to the bigger boobs :)

What protocol are you on?

Feel free to blabber as thats all I do anyway but it feels great to get it all out as it is such a scary and nerve wrecking experience.

I wish you the best of luck :) , and please just stay as relaxed as you can take time off work and chill on the sofa with some dvds and chocs :)
ME 27 DH 32
Me Blocked Tubes DH Perfect
5 Lap
1 Tubal Surgery
1st IVF
test day 15/10
nearlyder
Newbie
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:25 pm

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby Phyona » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:46 am

Hi Thanks for your reply,

I dont know wot 5dpt2dt means? lol... Im not sure what you mean about the protocol as i thought everyones was the same?

I've deen doing the down reg drugs for almost 3 weeks (i was injecting as i dont like the idea of sniffing cuz it gives me a sore throte), starting my stims tonight and then go for my first scan on Wed next week, they are scanning me early as they said I have lots of pockets so could go polysystic? I am only having one egg go back in as they said there is alot of complications with twins so i would rather not risk it...

This is kind of my only chance to do this as I could never afford to do this again... unless all goes well and i get some to freeze!

I'm also a bit worried about taking time off work as i havent told them about this, i planned to only take the day off for egg collection and another day for them to put them back... ??!

So you said you finished your cycle so are you waiting for your results?

Im soo nervous and scared and worried about what to do, if I can carry on with the gym? If going to work will affect it? I am only working in a office so i thought it should be ok!?

Also dont know what i should or shouldnt eat or pills i can take? Thre is so much to take in....
Phyona
Newbie
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:13 pm

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby nearlyder » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:30 pm

Hi phyona

Sorry I said I was 29 but Im not im 27 cant believe I put an extra 2 years on my self ha ha :lol: :lol:

5dpt2dt means 5 days post transfer after day 2 embryo transfer, I was on antagonist protocol, there are a few different ones that you could do but your doctor will put you on the best one for your situation. here is the list
•Antagonist Protocol
•Flare Protocol
•Long Protocol
•FZT/HRT
•FZT/Natural

try not get your self stressed out about it, you will need a few days off work after egg transfer, My boss was very understanding and gave me the whole month off once I plucked up the courage to tell her, my hospital told me that I should not do a thing and stay in bed and rest for the 2 weeks after embie transfer. when I was on stims I was very tired and got bad head aches but everybody is different!!

I took the risk of transfering 2 embies back as I wanted the best chance of success and I could not wait until blastocyst stage... how ever my doctor told me I had 2 excellent quality embies so I was very happy with that unfortunatley I had no frosties left for a frozen cycle and it will be a long time before I can afford another cycle, it is so expensive :(

definetly no gym, power walking etc I was told no vigourous exercise for the complete cycle, no heavy lifting or excercise for 2 weeks after transfer and to avoid processed foods eggs shell fish homemade mayo etc. I was told I could take parecetamol for the 2 weeks before egg collection and maybe a panadol after egg transfer...

You should write down all these questions and take them with you on your next appointment it will put your mind at ease once you have the answers from them, All of the above is exactly what my Doctor told me, but every clinic has different dos and donts!!

But I would defo take a few days off after ER(embryo retrival) And ET (embryo tranfer)as I found the ER very painfull and was in bed for 4 days after. ET is not to bad just like getting a smear test you dont feel anything and they will show you the emmbies going into the uterus from the scan.

I am 6 days into my 2ww I test on the 15/10, I am so nervous and excited I feel like test day will never get here!! I am so tempted to go and test today but I have my sister here who will not let me move so I cant go get one :( It is such an emotional time im all over the place ha ha :)

But the process will be over before you no it and you will be here on your 2ww :)

I wish you the best of luck and keep me posted on how your doing ........
If there is anything else I can help you with just jump on and ask :) I check in alot !!
ME 27 DH 32
Me Blocked Tubes DH Perfect
5 Lap
1 Tubal Surgery
1st IVF
test day 15/10
nearlyder
Newbie
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:25 pm

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby kynlee » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:47 pm

HI Pyhona...

I am a newbie too... I started my meds back in July, hit a rough spot when I got OOHS (hyper stim) from all the meds before retrieval... :( this put everything on hold since they didnt want to transfer the eggs with me having OOHS... I was bummed but I am finally on the road to this journey... I had my first transfer Tueday (frozen) I out 2 in at transfer... They said the chances of twins wasnt high since they were frozen and I figured it would give me a etter shot at having at least one... :)

As for time off all Dr.'s are different, after retrieval I was off for a week due to the hyper stim, I was bloated and gained tens pounds just in my belly( i looked 6 months prego)... I had my transfer Tuesday so I took the whole day off and rested and went back on Weds, My Dr said it was fine since I sit at a desk all day, that I only really needed just one day off... I did not tell my work what I am doing so it would have been hard to take a week off, if the Dr recommend me to I would have... I guess every case is different... If you can take more then one day off then one i would it doesnt hurt to relax, after reading Nearlyder's response maybe I should of took a couple more days to myself... I just figured my Dr new when I asked, but Who knows whats best but it doesnt hurt to take the time if you can... :)The Dr told me no exercise no lifting etc so I am just taking it easy from here on in... I go for my pregnancy test 10/18, it is so hard to sit back for 2weeks wondering if I am or not...

I am new to all this too and alot of the abbrevations Get me lost too.. :)

If you want to chat you can pm I am always around :) the support on here is wonderful... ;)

Nearlyder...

I didnt know there was different protocols either Now I will have to ask my Dr to find out about me... I am somewhat clueless since I am so new to all of this... I have been asking as I go along and have meet some great people on here that have given me great advise...

Is this your first time doing IVF?

It is so nerve racking but so exciting, my emotions are all over the place... I find talking to everyone helps me alot...

Keep me posted girls.... and best of luck... :) baby dust for everyone :)
Image
kynlee
Regular
 
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:38 am
Location: Providence RI

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby Phyona » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:21 pm

Hi,

Wow, dont go making yourself older than you are!!! Never that!! Younger yes!!

Thats for explaing the abbrievations, il probably get more used to it after being on here for a while!!

So are you paying for the treatment? They told me that if your under 30 they dont normally do it for free...??

This is my first go NHS funded as they said I would be made an exception due to having borderline overian cancer they said they wanted me to get pregnant ASAP... That was back in October last year... since then I have had to have a tube out due to it being massivly full of fluid!

With regards to my protocol, still not sure all i can say is they are doing it all fresh, with just one egg and if i get a few i want to try and wait till blast.. stage.. if that helps...!!?? :)

My boss is male and unfortunatly would not be happy if i told him what i was going through he would just start worrying who was going to cover me when i was off if it works!! So u can understand why i dnt want to tel him!!

I have been excersizing doin weights up till and including yesterday?? They didnt tell me I couldnt just that I might want to go a bit less...!? I was going to stop after Tuesday as I have my first scan on Wednesday... I thought i might be a bit uncomfortable as the eggs start to grow!! Hopefully! But i was going to jogg on days wen i normally go to the gym... im so worried about putting on weight! (Apart from if i get pregnant obviously!)

Im going to have to make a list of foods i cant eat and stick it on the Fridge...

I can imagin it must be really hard waiting out those too weeks... trying not to get your hopes up but at the same time hoping it works!! I would def be tempted to take the test early but its good youve got ur sister there to stop u!!!

I am really worried as my boyfriend is getting really excited and i worry that it wont work and how he will feel about it...
As much as I REALLY REALLY want this to work, i have thought since i was 18 that I couldnt have children and I had learnt to kind of accept it.... I cant help feeling like its not going to work.. If this dosnt work for me then i will just have to accept that its not ment to be for me... I couldnt go through this again!!

Kynlee....

Sorry to hear about the OOHS, i think thats what the doctors are worried about me having... thats why they are scanning me early... i might have the wrong thing so correct me if im wrong!!?

Im hoping my transfer will be on a friday so i will get the weekend to recover! (Dues to not wanted the boss to know anything!)

I really really hope it works for you both, im sending you positive vibezz all the way.... let me know how you get on... Il probably be on here every day untill my result... its soo nice to have other people to talk to who are going through the same thing!!! :D

Sorry if i babbled on...
Phyona
Newbie
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:13 pm

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby kynlee » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:02 pm

Phyona...

What state are you from?? I think everywhere varies for cost thats why I am asking.... My coverage pays a good portion but no matter how much they help the cost is high so I have to take my portion from savings.... I been trying for 7 years with no luck so that is why we turned to ivf... I am hoping this works first round cause it is alot on a person with all these meds and emotions... I dont want to give up right away cause this is my only chance to start my family....

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers this is such a difficult journey.... Think positive it will happen for you :)

as for OOHS now my Dr knows what my body can handle so the next time I should do better, she said my chances of still getting it are likely though but they will be able to control the meds this time... Hopefully I wont have to do all that again...

Keep me posted on how you are doing.... :)
Image
kynlee
Regular
 
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:38 am
Location: Providence RI

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby Phyona » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:56 am

I am in England and it's the same here it varies depending on what area your from! Some areas will give you upro 4 gos for free from the age of 25!! What state are you from?

So you've got 9 days left til u test? Do you feel any different? Must be nerve racking! I should be having my egg collection on the day you test so I will b thinking positive for you...

:)
Phyona
Newbie
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:13 pm

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby kynlee » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:12 pm

Phyona...

I am from Rhode Island... :) I dont feel any different, yet anyways:) I am having some cramps but I think its normal from the meds... It is a long wait to get results, nerve racking wonder if I am or if I will be disappointed, but I am staying hopeful :) There is alot to this journey and not easy emotionally... I have met alot of great people through this web and it makes things easier then they would be... :)

I will be praying for you, best of luck with your egg retrieval... :)
Image
kynlee
Regular
 
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:38 am
Location: Providence RI

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby pakiza » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:47 am

Hey dear
dont be worry...i was just in ur situation before 23 months...OPSS
im 28 n DH 37..i also have blocked tubes.so i did IVF in 2008 and got very cute baby girl.last week was her 1st birthday.
now im thinking for 2nd ivf...hoping for the same next time...
i remember i did't note anything in my 15 days wait after transfer.
just stay relax and pray..
everything ll be good
take care
pakiza
pakiza
Newbie
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:20 am

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby kynlee » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:55 am

pakiza,

Thank you for sharing your story that gives me hope.... :) Congrats on your daughter... :) I am almost a week away from finding out if I am, the wait is killing me, but thinking positive... :)
Image
kynlee
Regular
 
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:38 am
Location: Providence RI

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby rachelrad » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:47 pm

Hi this is the first forum I have sent a post to.I am currently on a fertility drug called clomid.Found out that I have one blocked fall tube.If the clomid doesn't work then I will be starting IVF on the NHS in January.Just wondered if someone could tell me what to expect when I start? It would be lovely to hear from someone who knows how I feel!!!
rachelrad
Newbie
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:28 pm

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby Sunshine1576 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:23 pm

Rachael,
Trust me you are not alone in this journey. I also tried Clomid for more times than I can remember maybe 8 or nine cycles. Then I changed over from my obgyn to a fertility specialist who said I ovulated without clomid. So it would be worth your time to see if you ovulate on your own first before resorting to Clomid. I know you said one ft ws blocked and interesting enough, I always ovulated on the right side. Dr. said I have one lazy ovary, so it just takes one side to make this work. One way to find out is from the OPK (ovulation Predictor Kits) and the other way to to have a progesterone test done on the third week of your cycle (maybe if you have a 28 cycle it would be somewhere on the 21st day.) Clomid is the easiest way and less expensive route, but only if you really need it. I found Clomid to have side effects such as depression and anxiety and often I was moody around others, but after a while I managed okay.

Overall our fertility specialist told us that DH sperm was borderline, that we would have a reduced chance naturally and with IUI, but we would have a good outcome with IVF. Well We just completed our first IVF treatment last week with the Embryo transfer last Tuesday, so we will see. The truthis since IVF is sooo expensive and I had an incredibly hard time getting off from work, this will be our only IVF cycle. So all I can do is try to stay positive and more than anything try to stay pre-occupied. Much Baby Dust My Friends,
Sunshine1576
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!
Sunshine1576
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 1655
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:49 pm
Location: Florida

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby kynlee » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:09 am

Hi Rachel...

Ok I will try to retype this, I just wrote this long email and then it vanished.... lol

This is a tough long journey but will be well worth it when we get prego... :)

I have never done clomid, so I cant give advice on it... I was on lupron & follistim... I am new to the ivf world, but have learned so much already from talking to different people on the different forums... :) We are all here to support each other through this journey so feel free to ask any questions.... :) I just had my transfer on Tuesday so i have one week till I know if it worked.. :) fingers crossed and lots of prayers... :)
Image
kynlee
Regular
 
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:38 am
Location: Providence RI

Re: NEWBIE!

Postby Phyona » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:06 am

Hey,

Havent been on here over the weekend, Nice to see new people on the thread...

Pakiza... It is soo nice to hear when it works first time for people it gives me soo much hope!! What was your expreience like through the IVF did you come across any problems? Did you have and Embreos frozen?

I am keeping my fingers & Toes crossed for everyone who is waiting to test in the next week... I hope to hear good news from everyone!

As for me I have my first scan tomorrow to see how my eggs are growing cant wait to find out how things are going inside! ... For the last week or so emotions have been running high... been very tearfull and moody... my poor boyfriend!!

Sunshine... This will also be my only IVF because of the cost and all of the emotions that go along with it.. it is too easy once you start down this road to get caught up spending the rest of your life trying!! Im praying on the best possible result and i believe what is ment to be will be!!! What is the day of your test?
Phyona
Newbie
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:13 pm

Next

Return to Introductions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests