October Cyclers - Post Here

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October Cyclers - Post Here
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Tue, 09-04-2012 - 10:08am

Anyone looking at a cycle in October?  Here's a thread for you!  Good luck!!

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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 5:17pm

Hey Lindsey, I'm a fellow Oklahoman! I'm in OKC and went to OU Reproductive Medicine and loved them (if you ever think about switching). Also, I took Royal Jelly w/ Bee Pollen, CoQ10 and DHEA and did accupuncture prior to my last cycle and I think it made a big difference. It was our third and last (no matter what!) so we just threw everything in. They also switched my protocol (different meds, no Lupron) and I'm sure that made a difference too for me (although statistically chances are higher with a "long Lupron" protocol, it just wasn't good for me). Now I'm 19 weeks pregnant with twins after 11 IUIs, 3 IVFs and 5 miscarriages! Don't give up hope...you just never know what a little tweaking can do if your first (or second) cycle doesn't work.

Good luck to all you October cyclers!

-Jamie

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Registered: 08-27-2008
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 3:05pm
Lindsay ~ How are BCPs treating you? Only a few more weeks on them and then it'll be time to rock-n-roll. Are you getting excited?

AFM (Caryn) ~ Went in for CD1 (FET) monitoring and my E2=10 so I'm ok there but my lining is 7mm so it's too thick. They are having me put off starting the estrace and patches until it thins. I'll continue Lupron and recheck on Tuesday (u/s and b/w). AF started Friday and has been decently heavy but today has slowed down to just spotting so I'm a little worried it won't be as thin as they want it. Hopefully this is nothing more than a two day delay and CD1 will be tomorrow *fingers crossed* If that's true transfer would be on Halloween I think =)
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Registered: 10-05-2012
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 10:05pm

So over BCPs and ready to get something, anything started! I've been a bit emotional lately actually. Don't know if that's psychological or if my body is really as achy and miserable as I think it is. Boo! I'm just impatient I suppose. 

Crossing my fingers for you on your Halloween transfer! I'm living vicariously through your action for the next two weeks. 

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Registered: 08-26-2008
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 12:20pm
Lindsay ~ BCPs are evil! Those and Lupron get to me the most...the other meds don't make me that emotional. I saw in the other thread that you got your protocol, that's awesome. I'm really impatient so I totally understand just wanting to get things going. Any fun plans over the next few weeks to help pass the time? AFM ~ The re-check on Tuesday went good, lining had thinned to 4.4mm and I started my estrogen (oral and patches). Next Thursday, the 25th will be my ultrasound to make sure my lining is good to go for transfer on the 31st.
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Registered: 10-05-2012
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 10:27pm

Exciting about your lining! I'm glad to hear that the BCPs make someone else emotional. I was thinking that just had to be in my head. No big plans, but I am going to a girlfriends 30th birthday party this weekend and she is the one who initially referred us to the doc we're using now. She has PCOS and her husband has issues as well, and I haven't had a chance to really update her on everything going on so it will be nice to catch up. 

We'll also be Halloween costume shopping this weekend, as I am determined to make Halloween weekend the "last hoorah" for a while. Hubby and I have had a lot of fun using Halloween as a distraction. Our house looks like Target's seasonal aisle right now!

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Registered: 08-26-2008
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 11:58am

Sounds like you have a lot of fun plans coming up this weekend =) Any fun things you can distract yourself with are so worth it! We are thinking about going to the pumpkin patch this weekend with some friends.

As of now we have NO decorations...isn't that sad?! We at least need a friggen pumpkin *LOL*

Caryn

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 5:32pm
How are you October ladies doing?
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Wed, 10-24-2012 - 3:04pm

Thanks for checking on us Cilla! I really wish I could fix this problem of not seeing topics in order of posting date...it's making checking the boards a serious scavenger hunt ;-)

I go in for my lining check tomorrow (CD10) and if all goes well we'll schedule a time for transfer on 10/31. So far my E2 is doing what it is suppose to...it was 130 on Monday.

Caryn

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Registered: 10-05-2012
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 9:43pm

 Caryn - Glad this are rolling along for you! I have a question for you. I found out today that about half of my shots will have to be intramuscular (bigger needle) and I'm kind of freaking out. A - this makes me feel really fat and I know I'm not and B - OW. Any words of wisdom here? What all injections are you doing right now?

I also agree that not being able to see a thread on top when it's updated is really a pain... wish that could be fixed. I feel like more people would post if it was taken care of...

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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 12:20pm
My words of advice about the IM injections is to make sure that you are using the thinnest needle possible. You might want to talk to a pharmacist to make sure that you have the best one for the job. My DH had to do IM hcg and the doctor's office gave him a 22g. The pharmacist said, "Whoa, is that the one you want to be using, you can do a 25g (or maybe it was a 27g) and it's a lot smaller needle!" So may be worth a trip to the local pharmacy to check that out. I think I remember he did his in his leg with a 1" needle. One good thing to know about needles is that the larger the number, the thinner the needle. Really important with the PIO needles because sometimes they give you 18g (for drawing up into the needle, not for injecting!) and those are HUGE!!