April/May cycle buddies

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tanu2007
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Post by tanu2007 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:27 pm

Hi Vlada,
It looks like we will be very close as far as retrieval and transfer is concerned. My ER will be approx 4/20 or 4/21 and transfer the following week 4/23-4/25. i just started accupunture last week .From this week i am going for twice a week upto transfer. i am so sorry i do not have any information on anesthesia. good luck
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Post by My2LnT » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:07 pm

Hey jenjen I start the same meds 2 days later... My RE says that only 1 day of bedrest with getting up only to potty and eat. After that it is the take it easy and resume daily activity with no lifting and all that jazz for the remainder of the 2WW.

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Post by Vlada » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:20 am

Hi Tanu,
Yea we are almost on the same schedule, good luck to you and keep us posted!

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Post by jenjen220 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:48 am

We did 3 FET's. The first 2 I did 2 days of bed rest and then went back to work. And that resulted in 2 BFN's. The final FET I did 4 full days of bed rest and ate pineapple starting a few days before the transfer and for several days following (someone told me pineapple was the trick) and we finally got the BFP we waited soon long for. I don't know if it was the bed rest or the pineapple, but I plan on doing the exact same thing this time around. Can't hurt, right??
Now, more on the pineapple thing.... It wasn't just sucessful for me. A good friend of mine who lives in my area also had 2 BFN's and on her 3rd attempt heard about the pineapple trick, tried it, and got her BFP. There's some ingredient in it that makes the uterine lining sticky. Has anyone else heard of this????
So I plan on laying in bed and eating pineapple for a few days and we'll see what sticks? Sound good to anyone else? Good luck to all!!!

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Post by gen02 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:45 am

Ladies, do you mind if I join you? I have learned so much from these boards and would like to share some things that I am doing in this cycle. It seems like I will be on a similiar cycle as Tanu and Vlada. I am scheduled to do a FET on 4/26/07. I have three frostie, all 8 or 9 cells, and the plan is to transfer all three. This will be my 4th attempt... sadly all has been BFN, but this time I am taking a more agressive approach. Currently, I am on baby asprin and heprin, estrogen patches, starting PIO on 4/23 and as an adjunct, I am doing fertility accupuncture twice per week until 4/27. I will do one session the day before FET and one session after my 24 hrs of bedrest, after I will take it easy for the next 7 days. Accupunture is totally relaxing, plus it should increase the blood flow to ther uterus which will aid in implantation. I have also heard that pineapple helps... so I am eating atleast 5ozs of pineapple daily. Additionally, since this will be my last attempt at this, I will be doing assisted hatching (AH). At my clinic, there is a higher pregancy with AH.

About me.. I am 39yrs.. DH is 43. Married for 16 yrs... ttc for 12. male factor IF and positive Antiphosilid Antibodies that makes implantation difficult.

Good luck to all.. :D this will be our year!

Gen

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Post by SnowWhite » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:31 am

Hi all!!
AF is here!! wohoo!! LOL I will call RE this morning and see when I go in for b/w and u/s and hopefully stims! I was supposed to go Fri am but AF was due wed and showed up Thurs 2am, not sure it matters...On day 7 Lupron shots...going ok, ER 4/24, ET 4/27-4/29

Tanu, Vlada, gen02....on similar schedules...Hope all goes well for us!!

Hope all is well for everyone else!!
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Post by geckogirl » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:21 pm

So I got my baseline u/s this morning and they found a small cyst on one ovary. My RE said we could proceed if my estrogen levels weren't elevated. Has this happened to anyone else? I thought you couldn't do IVF with a cyst. I am sooooo hoping that this cycle isn't ruined!!!
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when did/will you start taking progesterone

Post by wannabeone » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:36 pm

Hi Ladies, I've been reading your posts and I'm just now posting myself on this thread. Thanks for all your support for me - even though you didn't know you were giving it. I am scheduled to start the PIO shots on Friday after my Wed. ER. It seems like some people start the night of ER. I don't want to start too late b/c traditionally my lining is a little thin. This IVF cycle (my first) my lining actually cooperated at 9mm, but I don't want it to thin out. Thank you.

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Post by geckogirl » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:36 pm

Wannabeone - Glad you are joining us! Everyone here is so helpful and supportive. It is good just to know you aren't alone.

My Dr. called with my bloodwork and my estrogen is normal so we are going ahead with this cycle! I am so excited! They said that the cyst they saw this morning on u/s will probably resolve on its own before I start stims. Anyway, I should be starting stims next week (around the 20th) and if all goes well EC and transfer will be the first week of May. Anyone on the same schedule?
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Post by geckogirl » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:37 pm

sorry- double post
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Post by My2LnT » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:35 pm

Geckogirl I am close I start my Lupron on the 18th and ER is May 8 with my ET on 5-11.
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Post by geckogirl » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:16 am

My2LnT - I guess we will be going through much of the same stuff at the same time. What protocol are you using? I am doing BCPs until next week and will then start with Bravelle and Repronex for 10 days or so. I also will use Cetrotide starting day 7 or so to stop me from ovulating before retrieval. Being older they don't want me to use Lupron but I am not sure why. Guess they don't want my ovaries too sleepy. At my age, they may not wake up! Keep me posted on how you are doing.
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Post by My2LnT » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:37 am

I am on the BCP until the 21st I start Lupron on the 18th then Gonal and Repronex on the 28th while I continue Lupron during that as well.Then all those other drugs once I get to the 28th like the dexametazone and those wonderful drugs.

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Post by mom20 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:13 am

hi ladies nice 2 see were all getting thing moving and are on our way towards getting our BFPs ive still got a week or so to wait before i get my plan i cant wait feel like ive been waiting for ever.
Anyway just a quick one 2day
good luck everyone
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hi

Post by marsxp » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:52 pm

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