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Newbie from Texas starting IVF w/ICSI

Postby racquel » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:08 pm

Hi everyone - it's nice to find a forum like this to share information. I'm new to forums and relatively new to IVF and don't know all the acronyms in both worlds yet so please be patient.

Here's my story in brief - I'm 34 and hubby is 40. We've been married 4 years and have a 9 year old daughter from a previous marriage. My hubby is parapalegic and we started IVF with ICSI late last year. He ended up having a testicular biopsy and great news our clinic says sperm should be good to go. (finally - this was a big hurdle!!)

I was about to start Lupron injections a few weeks ago when test showed uterine septum with scar tissue needed to be removed - had successful hysteroscopy to clear that up a few days ago. Started estrogen patch to get the lining ready so we can resume IVF in a month or two. Any advice for dealing with dizziness/nausea associated with estrogen patch? I've resigned myself to feeling "sea-sick" for the next several months as my body deals with different drugs, but if any of you have good ideas for dealing with it I sure would appreciate it.

Each step along the way has been a challenge - and takes about 3x as long as we think it will. Think the lesson I need to learn is patience but I'm not there yet. Hoping that reading all your stories will help me along :)

Best wishes to you all....looking forward to getting to know ya'll better.
Me 35, DH 41
DD 9 (almost 10)
TTC 5 yrs (male factor due to paralysis)
7/10: BFP, 8/7: Confirmed twins

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Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:53 pm
Location: Texas, USA

Postby lolajones » Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:29 pm


Welcome to the boards!
Try drinking lots of water (2 litres or more a day) and maybe eating smaller meals but more often. Worked for me. I'm on the patches and the side effects do ease off after about a week.

Good luck!

me 39 dh 41
2 ivf, 3 fets - 2 bfn, 3 bfp (1 ectopic, 2 m/c @ 9wks and 12 wks)
3rd fresh ivf - bfp, fingers crossed
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