April/May Cycle Buddies!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by NancyB » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:39 pm

easley4 wrote:hello everyone, just a quick update then I promise more personals later (wow this board moves fast!!!). So I have been having BFP on all my HPTS then I missed POAS yesterday and took one this morning and it was BFN?!?!?!?! :shock: :cry:
What???? I an beyond upset, what happened? Do you guys think it was just a chemical? Why does this kind of stuff have to happen to us? Everything looks so promising then WHAM!!! we get the unexpected bad news. So sorry to be a downer. :roll:

Anyways, I'll be back soon to do personals, I see some of you have been having some wonderful news!!! So happy for you :lol: :lol:
Easley,
Try another test. Up until today your tests have been getting darker, right? Definitely grab another test and do it again. When is your beta?
Nancy -- 40
dh -- 51

1st IVF - BFN
FET -- 5/31
BFP on HPT 7dp5dt
1st Beta 6/13 -- 475!!! BFP!!!!!
2nd beta 6/15 -- 1160
3rd beta 6/17 -- 2656
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by mom4sure » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:53 pm

Faithful I am thinking of changing clinics. Did you do your ivf in SA? If you dont mind my asking, which clinic did you use and would you recommend them?

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Wishingandhoping » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:22 pm

Hello everyone!

Tammy- looks like 2 lines to me! Go get that beta!!!

Blair- Congrats! That beta is awesome!

Easley- Don't lose hope. Every test is a little different. Test again and go get a beta!

Heather, Ester- Looking good!

Blaqdymun- Keep those embies snuggling in! Let DH pamper you!

Anton- It's always fun to read your updates! Keep them coming!

akdelp- I've never had OHSS, but it sounds like you're keeping a good watch on things.

Kbillsy- 2 growing embies sounds great!

AFM- Went for a SnS this morning. I have 17 follies that are looking good- all measuring between 15 and 23. I'm staying on the same Gonal F, lo dose HCG, and Ganirelix for now. Go in for another SnS in the am. Those follies just need to grow a little more! I'm hoping for ER on Thursday, if not, it will be Friday. If we have to go until Friday I have to buy another vial of Gonal F- $1000 more :roll: Oh well.
Me 34- mod endo
DH 36- perfect
IUI x 4- BFN
IVF #1 01/11- BFN
IVF #2 04/11- BFP- M/C at 6 weeks
FET 7/21/11- BFP on HPT 7/26!!! beta 8/1- 980; beta 8/4- 2565; beta 8/8- 9964
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by TammyS » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:39 pm

Sunshine...The baby shower is the 1st. I'm still working on a million projects for it. Blah.
Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
IVF 1~1.28.08 Zach
IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
End of the road

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Sunshine1576 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:12 pm

Wishingandhoping,
I know how you feel about the meds...We so need fertility medical insurance. They stresses me out too, but have to whatever it takes! In Feb., I had to throw out 450IU follistim that was opened for 3 shots last October, but this time was fortunate that we triggered last Sunday (instead on Monday) and didn't have to open a brand new 300IU vial of Follistim for only one 75IU shot. That's like $500 in savings. But anyway looking at your numbers 15 to 23 they sound REALLY good and if follicles grow at a rate of 1mm a day you would definately be ready by Thursday but I'm glad they are monitoring you everyday to help plan everything just right! :D
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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!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by kbillsy » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:45 pm

Good morning ladies! Does anyone know if progesterone in sesame oil can be used still even if it has been open for more than 30 days? The packaging just says use by expiration date printed on the bottle. I've asked 2 different nurses at my dr's office if I need to get a new vial or if I can use the one I opened last month - both have not been sure but have said they would just get a new one to be safe.
Me: 34
DH: 35 male factor
2 failed IUI
4 Failed IVF
Egg Donor IVF 11/11 - BFP on HPT 12/4, 1st beta 309 12/7, 2nd beta 642 12/9, 1st US 12/22 - 3 HB!!!
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by NancyB » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:50 pm

kbillsy wrote:Good morning ladies! Does anyone know if progesterone in sesame oil can be used still even if it has been open for more than 30 days? The packaging just says use by expiration date printed on the bottle. I've asked 2 different nurses at my dr's office if I need to get a new vial or if I can use the one I opened last month - both have not been sure but have said they would just get a new one to be safe.
I had some PIO left from my first cycle. My RE told me that if it was unopened I could use it but if I had withdrawn any out of it, he would rather me get a new bottle.
Nancy -- 40
dh -- 51

1st IVF - BFN
FET -- 5/31
BFP on HPT 7dp5dt
1st Beta 6/13 -- 475!!! BFP!!!!!
2nd beta 6/15 -- 1160
3rd beta 6/17 -- 2656
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Sunshine1576 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:57 pm

That is a very good question kbillsy.. I was referring to Follistim earlier b/c the box reads expires in 28 days if opened, but don't know about progesterone. Nurses may not know, but have you already tried texting or contacting your RE?
If RE cannot reassure you, I would order some more to have peace of mind... 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!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by moorebaby » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:13 pm

Just spoke with the embryologist....pretty good news!!!

Remember how 9 out of 14 fertilized? Well, 1 more picked up! Out of the 10, 1 is a grade 1 (best) based on fragmentation/# of cells, 6 are grade 2, & the rest are grades 3 & 4. I'm ecstatic, but don't want to get too worked up, as this is an anything can happen at anytime thing. He also told me that our RE has been in touch w/ him & shared w/ him that we were unsuccessful at UConn 4 times (well 1 of those times it was a BFP w/ a chemical) b/c we would always have no more than 4 fertilize & they'd be below average for fragmentation. I'm really happy that there is communication b/w the RE & the embryologist. I'm sure there was at UConn, but we were never made aware of it. So, it just feels good to know that our embabies are being taken care of. Also, at UConn never did I speak w/ an embryologist, so it makes me happy that I can have that level of communication here. So, we are still on for an ET on Wednesday & a nurse will call me at some point today to set up the time. I am thinking of transferring 3...I don't know if they'd go for it.
1. I'm under 35 (I think that's the age that would be the cut-off for 2 versus more than 2...right ladies? I may be wrong.)
2. My failures have been at another clinic.
3. This will be a 5dt, not a 3dt.

What do you ladies think?
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by blairwh58 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:20 pm

Ester- Sounds like great news!!! Congrats on the 5dt- That means those babies are looking great!!! Good luck and cant wait to hear all about the transfer soon! I would fight for transferring 3. I met the same criteria and at first they put up a little fight but finally they gave in. I am only 25 right now (will be 26 in 2 wks), had 3 failed IVFs, and we did the 5dt…but luckily I was stubborn and won out and we transferring 2 blasts and 1 in the pre-blast stage. They argued that the chances of triplets was higher since I was young and have had previous success (chemical and miscarriage), but since I still didn’t have a baby I fought for 3. Good luck. I think it’s a 3-4% chance of triplets…just be prepared.

Sunshine- I know what you mean about throwing out the follistim. Even though I only needed a 900 IU vial my insurance wouldn’t cover it. For some reason they covered 2 of the 600 IU vials instead. So I ended up using just 50 units or so out of the 2nd vial and then tossing it out. What a waste. Yea I saw Margi had such luck in CA that we ended up vacationing there. Hopefully I brought back some of the good vibes to everyone on the board.

Kbillsy- Even though Im sure its probably fine I think once the progesterone has been opened more than 30 days you should go with a new vial. I would call the pharmacy and ask. Even though you only got 2 eggs its great to hear they are both growing…you just need 1 so stay positive and keep your head up. Good luck at the transfer tomorrow. Are you transferring both?

Wishingandhoping- Thanks for the congrats. Just keeping fingers crossed that it keeps doubling. Sounds like you have the perfect # of follies!!! Exciting that the ER is just a few days away now. You will be PUPO in no time!

Easley4- Stay positive. Did you end up getting to go in for a beta today?? Im thinking it was a defective test. All those positives and then a negative just doesn’t make sense. My fingers are crossed for you.

Jenmink- Yea that 667 was my first beta at 10p5dt. I am a nervous nelly and actually started testing Monday when I was feeling depressed. Even though it was early at 6dp5dt and in the middle of the afternoon it was positive, so DH and I were guessing the beta would be a little high but never did we think it would be that high. Im glad you will be joining me on the BFP side very soon!!! I cant wait until Wednesday so you can start celebrating! I have had the similar symptoms- mild AF cramps off and on and low back pain so I think it’s a good sign!!

Anton- Hope DH enjoyed his foot massage- before too long you will be the one getting all the foot massages!

AFM- Waiting anxiously for the office to call with my 2nd beta results. I went early this morning so hopefully they will get them back early this afternoon and call right away. Since the office is an hour and a half away they just faxed the order to a local lab to make things easier. Oh the waiting games we have to play- stresses me out. Fingers and toes are crossed that things continued to double the way they should.
Me- 26y unkn inf.
DH-30y MF
TTC for 3 yrs
2010- 3 IUI, 3 IVFs (1 chemical, 1 MC @ 6wks)
IVF #4- Fresh 5dt w/ 2 blasts & 1 pre-blast.
BFP! Beta 4/15= 667, 4/18= 2244, 4/22=15,181!!!
Triplets turned Twins- lost 1 baby @ 10 wks. 2 Baby Girls!!
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Post by moorebaby » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:27 pm

blairwh58 wrote:Ester- Sounds like great news!!! Congrats on the 5dt- That means those babies are looking great!!! Good luck and cant wait to hear all about the transfer soon! I would fight for transferring 3. I met the same criteria and at first they put up a little fight but finally they gave in. I am only 25 right now (will be 26 in 2 wks), had 3 failed IVFs, and we did the 5dt…but luckily I was stubborn and won out and we transferring 2 blasts and 1 in the pre-blast stage. They argued that the chances of triplets was higher since I was young and have had previous success (chemical and miscarriage), but since I still didn’t have a baby I fought for 3. Good luck. I think it’s a 3-4% chance of triplets…just be prepared.

AFM- Waiting anxiously for the office to call with my 2nd beta results. I went early this morning so hopefully they will get them back early this afternoon and call right away. Since the office is an hour and a half away they just faxed the order to a local lab to make things easier. Oh the waiting games we have to play- stresses me out. Fingers and toes are crossed that things continued to double the way they should.
Yeah, DH is pretty much on board w/ transferring 3. I will definitely put up a fight. My SIL & BIL have triplets via IVF. They did 1 cycle back in 2003. They put back 3 (I think it was a 3dt) & both stuck & 1 split. She did have a rough pregnancy b/c she went into PTL around week 25 & delivered at week 28. 1 of them (3 boys) was in the hospital for 9 months, but they are awesome 7 year olds now :-)

I'm praying for a great 2nd beta for you & a happy & healthy 9 months!!!
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by fruit » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:29 pm

Jen - Thankx a lot for the prayer, it is all what we need right now.
I was also born and raised Catholic, , im praying every night to give us all our babies.


Sunshine - wow how romantic is that!! 8) i must try it sometime... i've never organized a surprise for my DH, and he so deserves it for being next to me and supporting me during this long journey..... keep giving us new ideas :D
are u feeling better now???


Anton - it is always a pleasure to read about ur news, hope ur DH enjoyed his massage yesterday :wink:

Easley - what r ur beta news? hope everything went great and u got ur BFP, im sure there was smthg wrong with the hpt u took this morning.

Tammy - Good luck on ur Beta too, im sure it is gonna be a BFP since we all saw the line :D

afm: nothing new, still too chicken to POAS so i decided to do it on the morning before beta.... still having on and off AF pains and im spending 80% of the day in the bathroom and waiting for AF :twisted: to come (and praying it wont come)

to All the Ladies, I Love U all , thank u for ur support, for ur PMA, for ur tears, for ur laughter, for ur sense of humor, for ur blinkies, for ur understanding, for ur prayers, u are the only thing that keeps my mind healthy, with ur support and understanding, no one can understand me as u all do and no one can ever know and feel how hard this journey is as u do.
im praying to all of u
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Post by moorebaby » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:30 pm

kbillsy wrote:Good morning ladies! Does anyone know if progesterone in sesame oil can be used still even if it has been open for more than 30 days? The packaging just says use by expiration date printed on the bottle. I've asked 2 different nurses at my dr's office if I need to get a new vial or if I can use the one I opened last month - both have not been sure but have said they would just get a new one to be safe.
When I cycled w/ UConn, they told me it was fine if it has been opened & just hasn't expired yet. At the clinic I'm at now, the nurse told me if it's been opened, not to use it, even if it hasn't expired yet.
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by moorebaby » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:31 pm

Wishingandhoping wrote:Hello everyone!

Heather, Ester- Looking good!

AFM- Went for a SnS this morning. I have 17 follies that are looking good- all measuring between 15 and 23. I'm staying on the same Gonal F, lo dose HCG, and Ganirelix for now. Go in for another SnS in the am. Those follies just need to grow a little more! I'm hoping for ER on Thursday, if not, it will be Friday. If we have to go until Friday I have to buy another vial of Gonal F- $1000 more :roll: Oh well.
Thanks! Great results from your SnS! You're almost there!
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by moorebaby » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:33 pm

easley4 wrote:hello everyone, just a quick update then I promise more personals later (wow this board moves fast!!!). So I have been having BFP on all my HPTS then I missed POAS yesterday and took one this morning and it was BFN?!?!?!?! :shock: :cry:
What???? I an beyond upset, what happened? Do you guys think it was just a chemical? Why does this kind of stuff have to happen to us? Everything looks so promising then WHAM!!! we get the unexpected bad news. So sorry to be a downer. :roll:

Anyways, I'll be back soon to do personals, I see some of you have been having some wonderful news!!! So happy for you :lol: :lol:
You had an FET, so you didn't trigger, right? It must be a faulty HPT. Check the expiration date on the package. Stranger things have happened. Can you get an earlier beta?
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

A strong, positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

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