Cycle buddies in March/April anyone?

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Sita
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Post by Sita » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:19 pm

Hi Girls,

Can I join you ?

I am going through a fresh cycle and on stimulation medication at the moment. I am taking Gonal F - 225 iu after having hyperstimulation at 300 iu last time. I had my first scan and they found 17 follicles.

I am thinking of using blastocysts this time. Hopefully, I should have enough good embies.

Any one used blastocysts before ? Has anyone had to freeze remaining blastocysts ? Would love to hear your views.

Remember to always keep positive !!!

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Sita
Me=37, Hubby=42 (Male and Female factor)
3 IVFs -July 05 -ve, May 06 (OHSS), May 08 -ve
2 FETs - Dec 06 -BFP (MC) and June 07 -ve
4th IVF - fresh cycle - BFP :-) Beautiful DD is 4 yrs
5th IVF - Oct 13 - BFP - MC at 7 weeks :(
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Post by angram » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:13 pm

rlk1: My doc said to wait it out a few days and see what happens, that was last Wednesday. I've had cramps this morning and very little spotting, so I'm hoping AF will be here today!

Sita: Welcome to the group and congrats on the 17 follies! This is my first IVF, so I don't have any words of wisdom on blastocysts. Good luck!
Me 38 - DH 34
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Post by dawn31 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:30 pm

rlk - im off to the lake district in uk. It is only 4 hours from where i live. Staying in a little log cabin (Lurvly) . Lots of lakes and mountains and scenery that kind of thing
I noticed you did clomid once. In my last consultation with OHSS they decided to put me on clomid and collect from it. I noticed it wasnt in an Ivf cycle for you. Have you heard of this before. How did you find clomid. I really dont take well to any drugs you see. Can you remember having any side effects?
me 31. dh 45
ttc - 7 yrs
1 eptopic, 1 m/c @ 7 wks
IVF 11/07 OHSS treatment ceased
2nd Ivf Jan 08 OHSS eggs frozen
FET April08

rdoc
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Post by rdoc » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:26 pm

Hi everyone,
I was on this forum last may on my first IVF cycle, ended up with 6 eggs only 3 fertilized, 2 transferred, resulted in BFN. We took a break tried again in Feb '08. This time around got 26 eggs with 14 high grade embryos. My RE felt I would definitely have OHSS by the way my E2 levels were rising and how my ovaries looked and she convinced us to freeze all 14 of them. FET is scheduled for early April. I wish to join all of you through this journey and hopefully everyone of us ends up with a BFP.


Me-29 Healthy
DH-33 Male factor

First IVF with ICSI May 2007 BFN
Second IVF 14 embryos all frozen due to high risk of OHSS
FET April 2008

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Post by Neffi211 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:06 am

Rdoc-- welcome! I hope you have success with you FET. Any set dates yet?

Dawn-- I was on CLomis one cycle before we knew it was make factor....I didnt have any side effects

Ang-- Im doing the AF dance for you! :D :D

Sita-- Welcome....I transferred 2 blasts last cycle and one that hadnt quite made i to blast. From what I understand, its better success rates if they make it to blasts. Unfortunatly we got a BFN we did freeze 2 blasts....but they arent the best quality. Thats why we are doing another fresh cycle. We are in a shared risk program....so we can do 6 fresh cycles!

Okay I;ll let everyone know how my bw and u/s go tomorrow! :D
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Post by rdoc » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:10 am

Neffi, thanks. Tomorrow will be the last day of OCPs. Tentatively the FET is scheduled for April 4th. Good luck to everyone!!!

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Post by J&C » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:19 am

Hey Everyone - I'm usually on the Feb/March board, but I thought I'd lurk over here for a moment too.

rlk1 - I also have PCOS. This is our first IVF cycle, and we just had ER yesterday. My follicles were small most of the time. In fact, we ended up stimming for 13 days total. They finally upped our Follistim at Day 8. We were afraid that they were going to cancel our cycle, but with our last u/w and b/w, we decided to proceed forward. I had 2 follies at 18 and several others at 15-16.

They retrieved 10 eggs and 8 are mature. I'm waiting for the fertility report later on today.

Hang in there....it might be slow going, but you'll progress. And the emotional roller coaster is HORRIBLE. One day at a time....and it will be all worth it in the end.

Baby dust to all!! :D
Me and DH - 37
TTC - 7 years, PCOS and 1 blocked tube
IVF #1 w/ICSI...DD born Oct. '08
IVF #2 w/ICSI...BFN
IVF #3 - FET....ectopic pregnancy
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Post by Anie » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:06 pm

Hi.

Sorry, this will be a very short and quick post.

My FET has a date now!

It will be on friday 14th March as you know IF the embies survive.

I shall post again next week after the transfer.

hope you all are well and having a smooth cycle.

Anie :)
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1st IVF : Aug/07 - 6eggs but no fertilization :(
2nd ICSI: Oct/07 - test:22/Nov=BFN :(
3th ICSI: July/08; Testing:5th Sept-BFP :D

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Post by rlk1 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:46 pm

Hi all!

Sita: YAY!! I'm glad you decided to join us! How's your stimming coming along? Have they given you a tentative ER date?

Angram: Cramps and spotting is a good sign--means AF is on its way!! Funny how we either can't wait for it to show up or hope to God it doesn't appear. Gotta love the extremes!

Dawn: Wow, your upcoming vacation sounds heavenly!! Enjoy yourself!! So they treated your OHSS with Clomid? Did I understand that correctly? For me, like Neffi, I had very little side effects with Clomid. I only tried it once and the only side effect I can remember was occasional night sweats.

Rdoc: Welcome! Last night of BCPs tonight, right?!? YAY!!

J&C: Thanks so much for posting here. Your story gives me hope (and peace of mind!). What great numbers for you--8 mature eggs is fantastic! I hope you don't mind if I lurk on the Feb/March thread to see how you're doing! Good luck with everything--I'll be thinking of you! Here's to your upcoming BFP!!!

Anie: A date is so exciting, isn't it!! A Friday FET sounds great--then you can take the whole weekend to pamper yourself!

Neffi: How goes it , my stimming friend? I can't wait to hear how your u/s and b/w went this morning. Did you have a nice weekend?

As for me, I had another u/s and b/w this morning. It looks like my little follicles are trying--I have 2 now that are over 11mm. We'll see what the doc says once my E2 level comes back. I'm trying to go with the flow, but it's hard for my type A, tightly wound, personality to do!!

I hope everyone has a nice day!
me: 35 DH: 36
PCOS
Three IUIs--Sept-Dec '07--all BFN
1st IVF--January '08--cancelled
2nd IVF--March '08--BFP!! DS 12/08
1st FET--January '10--BFN
2nd FET--March '10--BFN
3rd IVF--June '10--BFP!! M/C @ 10 weeks

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Post by angram » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:58 pm

Good morning!

Dawn - I was on clomid a few years ago, but it was for an IUI. I didn't have any side effects, so hoping it's the same for you.

Anie - Good luck with the FET on Friday!!

rlk1 - Gad to hear your follies are growing, you're on your way to ER!

Well AF has finally arrived and I'm scheduled for b/w and u/s tomorrow and will hopefully start stimming :D I'm so ready to get things going..
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Post by Neffi211 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:52 pm

Hey ladies-- I only have a mintue so Ill do personals later tonight!

bw and u/s went great! I have 15 follies over 10mm. Most are in the 14-16 range and there are 7 others that arent yet over 10. I havent heard fromthem today, but I still think ER will be friday. I have a feeling they are going to lower my follistum tonight and start be othr med....I can never remember what it is....but somehting like lupron, but only 3 shots. They want to give me more time cause I guess my follies are a little ahead of my lining. So I'm thinking friday, but it could be Thursday. Rlk1-- Buddy! Thats great news...follies are grwoing!!! ANy changes with your meds?? Okay Ill be back later tonight! Have a good afternoon! Steph
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Post by dawn31 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:54 pm

Hi everyone
Well we have a lot happening now dont we :D

Sita - Blasts are used often at my clinic. I couldnt use them myself because i didnt product enough eggs. Theyre success rate is higher than any other frozen or fresh. At my clinic it is actually 50%. I asked my clinic and the only snag is that you have to produce alot of eggs because some dont survive thawing.

anie - Good luck for your transfer Image

rlk - The clomid is being used on my fresh cycle (If needed) Because i react so highly to the drugs. Clomid is going to be used to stim.

Angram - ImageImage

Great news on AF

Neffi - Great news on follies :D
me 31. dh 45
ttc - 7 yrs
1 eptopic, 1 m/c @ 7 wks
IVF 11/07 OHSS treatment ceased
2nd Ivf Jan 08 OHSS eggs frozen
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Post by J&C » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:46 pm

rlk1 - Definitely lurk on the Feb/March board. I've learned to lurk one month behind my cycle and one month ahead of my cycle. It's encouraging, and you can see what lies ahead. Go follies go!! :D
Me and DH - 37
TTC - 7 years, PCOS and 1 blocked tube
IVF #1 w/ICSI...DD born Oct. '08
IVF #2 w/ICSI...BFN
IVF #3 - FET....ectopic pregnancy
HE already knows the outcome.

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Post by rlk1 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:54 pm

Hi all--

So...here's the latest. My E2 rose to 415, but they're going to increase my meds (now 75 units of follistim versus 37 units). They want to see me back on Wednesday for another u/s and b/w. I'm hoping and praying it goes well! Wish me luck!

Neffi: You go, girl! Wow, your numbers look great!! YAY!! Do you go back tomorrow?

Dawn: Ohhhhhh. That makes sense! So will you only be on Clomid next time (no other drugs like Lupron or Follistim)? But...you won't need it! Your little frostie will make it!!

Angram: Woo-hoo--another stimming buddy!! Let us know what they say tomorrow (if you want!).

Okay, I'm off! Talk to you all again soon!
me: 35 DH: 36
PCOS
Three IUIs--Sept-Dec '07--all BFN
1st IVF--January '08--cancelled
2nd IVF--March '08--BFP!! DS 12/08
1st FET--January '10--BFN
2nd FET--March '10--BFN
3rd IVF--June '10--BFP!! M/C @ 10 weeks

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Post by rlk1 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:05 pm

J&C: I think we posted at the same time! Thanks for your support and encouragement! BTW I just saw your posting on the other thread--4 out of 8 with a possible 2 more is great! I'm hoping those other 2 catch up!!
me: 35 DH: 36
PCOS
Three IUIs--Sept-Dec '07--all BFN
1st IVF--January '08--cancelled
2nd IVF--March '08--BFP!! DS 12/08
1st FET--January '10--BFN
2nd FET--March '10--BFN
3rd IVF--June '10--BFP!! M/C @ 10 weeks

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