estrogen patches vs. shots

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estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by LYD10 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:49 pm

my clinic used to use estrogen patches during fet protocol, but now they switched to shots. what does your clinic use for fet - patches or shots?
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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by NancyB » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:52 pm

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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by MamaBoo » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:58 pm

Mine uses patches. What type of shots? IM or subcutaneous? I've never used shots.
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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by LYD10 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:35 am

MamaBoo wrote:Mine uses patches. What type of shots? IM or subcutaneous? I've never used shots.
i dont know. i need to ask - i know htey are only twice a week. but i dont know if into butt or belly
ME 40, DH, 43
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#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by NancyB » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:21 am

LYD10 wrote:
MamaBoo wrote:Mine uses patches. What type of shots? IM or subcutaneous? I've never used shots.
i dont know. i need to ask - i know htey are only twice a week. but i dont know if into butt or belly
IM for the shots.
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
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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by Sunshine1576 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:02 pm

Wondering if shots would be better than the patches? One reason my last IVF didn't work was my estrogen was too low...
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
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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by TammyS » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:06 pm

Sunshine1576 wrote:Wondering if shots would be better than the patches? One reason my last IVF didn't work was my estrogen was too low...
Ditto this exactly. I miscarried because I wasnt absorbing the estrogen from the patches. I am now on estrace pills 3x's a day (vaginally, not orally). You could also do that. Mine went from 53 to over 1000 in 2 days on the pills.
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
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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by brit1612 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:39 pm

Mine always used patches and pills. The patch would be once every three days and the pills were 3 times a day. Good luck with your cycle!
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!

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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by Sunshine1576 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:48 pm

TammyS wrote:
Sunshine1576 wrote:Wondering if shots would be better than the patches? One reason my last IVF didn't work was my estrogen was too low...
Ditto this exactly. I miscarried because I wasnt absorbing the estrogen from the patches. I am now on estrace pills 3x's a day (vaginally, not orally). You could also do that. Mine went from 53 to over 1000 in 2 days on the pills.
Thank you Tammy, I will probably bring this back up in June if we have to go for another IVF cycle. RIght now we have everyone praying that our IUI works for this month. xoxoxo Sunshine
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: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by ConnieC » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:40 am

I used patches. After our FET in Feb, I was up to 5 patches every other day. I looked like a patchwork quilt. I had to do that until I was 8.5 weeks.
Me - 36 DH - 47 Problems w/ us both
Sept 2010 - IVF w/ ICSI - BFN (7 blasts frozen)
Nov 2010 - Surgery to remove fibroid & cyst on right ovary
(fibroid was found late in the process. Not seen w/ HSG or 1st US)
Feb 2010 - FET - eggs go in Feb 17

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Re: estrogen patches vs. shots

Post by haeline » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:08 am

Hi, just want to know what is the difference between estrogen patches and shots? what is better? thanks! :)
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