August Buddies

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August Buddies
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Tue, 07-06-2010 - 3:13pm

Hello Ladies,


Well here we are again - getting ready to start another IVF.  I don't know if anyone remembers me - I had my IVF in Jan and although we got a BFP, it ended in miscarriage at week 10.  It was pretty devestating, since we had gone in for u/s, even seen the heartbeat and had just been released to obgyn. 


We are ready to start again, so pretty excited to be cycling.  Anyone else cycling with me in August? 


So now waiting for Day 1 of my period so I can call to schedule my mock transfer.  Then BCP for 2 weeks so I should be doing injections by early August.


I've also been doing acupuncture since early June just to keep me relaxed.  So far it's working, I feel pretty good about going into this and keeping my fingers crossed. 


So who's cycling with me in August???.....lol.  Good luck to us all, ladies, and I'm here to offer my support to you.   


Chris

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC #2 - Jan 2010


Transferred 2 embies (3dt) on 1/12, beta on 1/26, BFP!!!, beta 154, 2nd beta on 1/28, Beta #2, 337, u/s - saw heartbeat, but miscarried at 10 weeks, d & c on 3/8/10  :(


IVF #3 - summer 2010

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC

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Registered: 03-03-2010
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-03-2010 - 11:26am

Here we go agian!

Ginger (34), DH (37), TTC since 02/2009


IVF Canceled due to inefficient E2 level and growth of follicles. Feb 26, 2010.  Wa

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Registered: 06-03-2010
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-03-2010 - 2:45pm

Hi all! I'm new here and going through my 1st IVF in August, so I'm glad to have found you all! Hope I copied and fill out the chart correctly... I'm on the flare/antagonist protocol. :)

Waiting to start

BCP

ch028 - Chris - starting BCP very soon, waiting for AF to arrive any day.

cocoacrisp86 - Jill - Start BCP soon, waiting for AF

CAgal2010 - Hannah - started BCP 7/19. Starting stim on 8/7 (pending green light from 8/6 baseline). I guess AF will visit sometime between now and then!

Lupron

Waiting for AF

gsnap76 - Ginger - ETA August 7th (no supression phase)

Stims (start date) Grow follies grow!

leahga - Leah - Started stims (gonal-f) on 7/31, ETA start ganirelix 8/5

iluvanimals79 - Jen - ETA Aug 12th (no supression phase)

ER

ET/FET

Waiting for BETA (PUPO)

Pregnant

Needs a Hug

Cheering section

Leah (33, DH- 33)
03/08- BFP w/ NO HELP, but m/c at 10 wks
3 IUIs- BFN
05/10- BFP w/ NO HELP, but chem preg at 4 wks
1st IVF in Aug. 2010- Fingers Crossed!
Leah (33, DH- 33)
03/08- BFP w/ NO HELP, but m/c at 10 wks
3 IUIs- BFN
05/10- BFP w/ NO HELP, but chem preg at 4 wks
1st IVF in Aug. 2010- Ganirelex protocol
08/11- ER, 40 eggs! 29 mature, 26 fertilized!
Froze 14, 7 made it to blast, 2 t
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Registered: 10-24-2008
In reply to: ch028
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 7:03pm

Hi all,

I just picked up my meds and oh my gosh, so many more than I had last time:

Follistim (a LOT), Menopur, Lupron, Estrace 2Mg, Vivelle Dot .1 patches, Prednisone, Doxycycline, PIO and C-Progesterone 10% cream, Pregnyl (HcG Shot I assume), then Tylenol w/Codeine and Diazepam I am assuming for ER or ET? If I'm under for ER, then maybe these are for ET? My RE does not have me take pre-natals while on BCP, so I'm taking Folic acid 1mg tabs instead.

This is such a different protocol than I used before. I'm so nervous. I start taking Estrace on 8/9 (in addition to BCP's I'm taking now), then I have my US and teaching visit on 8/19. I guess I'll know more then. Ahhhh - more waiting. :) :) :)

Hope everyone is doing well and not losing hope!

~Jill (41 years young) DH (37)
1 Clomid cycle - 2006 - BFN
3 IUI's - 2006 - BFN
1 IVF - 2007 - BFN
Aug/Sept - new RE, new IVF attempt, new hope
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Registered: 08-05-2010
In reply to: ch028
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 3:30pm

Hi ladies,


We are going through our 2nd ivf. I started stims on july 28th and should have retrieval sometimes early next week. Our 1st ivf was in may and unfortunatelly ended up with chemical pregnancy. I had really hard time dealing with anxiety following the failure. The stim meds helped me a lot this time around. I am really scared that it will fail again. Hopefully this time all will go well and we will all get great news!


Good luck!

1st UIU: 09/09 BFN

2nd IUI: 10/09 BFN

3rd UIU: 11/09 BFN

1st IVF: 5/10 chemical pregnancy

2nd IVF: still ongoing

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Registered: 01-08-2005
In reply to: ch028
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 5:13pm
My meds get here tomorrow, and we start them as soon as AF gets here (it took me a while to figure out what this AF was that other people were referring to, but I figured it out-- ha,ha.)
Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Registered: 07-17-2010
In reply to: ch028
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:51pm

Hi ladies,
My meds arrived this week and wow was it overwhelming. Follistim, Menopur, dexamethazone, baby asprin, ganirelix, ovidrel, z-pack,hard core pain meds for after the retrieval, 1 valium (aparently it helps the uterus relax during transfer), some sort of estrogen patches and crinone.

Jen - thanks for the advice. It was helpful looking at everything and understanding what I have to take when.

Lynn - I've use injectables before for IUI cycles. You are right...they really aren't as bad as we expect :) How are you doing?

Ginger - asking for a discount is a good tip to share. When I did my IUIs I asked if they had a discount and they said only if I was more than 30 days late in my payment. I asked the lady on the phone if she would apply the discount then and she agreed to. We have nothing to lose by asking!

Speaking of cost savings, Village Fertility Pharmacy has 2 discount programs for people who self pay. They ship overnight for free and have 24/7 phone access to fertility nurses (I've called a few times!). If you are still in the market for meds, give them a call.

I start my meds tomorrow. I'm excited and nervous at the same time.

Sending hugs and positive thoughts all around.

Hannah

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Registered: 06-24-2010
In reply to: ch028
Sat, 08-07-2010 - 12:22pm

Hi, Everyone. I'm on Day 8 of stims--Gonal F and Luveris. I just added Cetrotide last night. I wasn't feeling any side effects until I started getting a little crampy and really emotional yesterday (at first annoyed, then crying). Luckily, I had an acupuncture appointment, and that helped me feel a bit more even. I went for my second bloodwork and U/S on Thursday, and they said everything was looking good.

mayhopes: I'm glad to hear the stims are working well for you this time. Here's to the entire process going smoothly!

brigid: I think that thinking of baby names is a great thing. It's good to be positive. We are, too.

Okay, I'm going on with my day now, and trying not to cry for no apparent reason.

:) Lynn
ps can someone add me to the list? I started stims on 7/31, but the formatting doesn't come out right for me when I try to copy the list. Thanks.

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Registered: 01-08-2005
In reply to: ch028
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 12:57am

Waiting to start


BCP


ch028 - Chris - starting BCP very soon, waiting for AF to arrive any day.


cocoacrisp86 - Jill - Start BCP soon, waiting for AF


CAgal2010

Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Registered: 07-17-2010
In reply to: ch028
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 3:12pm
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Registered: 03-03-2010
In reply to: ch028
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 3:52pm

Waiting to start


BCP


ch028 - Chris - starting BCP very soon, waiting for AF to arrive any day.


cocoacrisp86 - Jill - Start BCP soon, waiting for AF


Lupron


Waiting for AF


Stims (start date) Grow follies grow!


iluvanimals79 - Jen - ETA Aug 12th (no supression phase)


CAgal2010

Ginger (34), DH (37), TTC since 02/2009


IVF Canceled due to inefficient E2 level and growth of follicles. Feb 26, 2010.  Wa

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