July Cycle, First Time

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July Cycle, First Time
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Wed, 07-04-2012 - 5:11pm

I'm in my early 30's, and this is my first experience with IVF, I have to use a donor. Unfortunately, I was supposed to start estrogen on Monday but the donor cancelled. We had to find a new donor, and we will possibly be able to pick back up next week. Maybe. It's difficult, but I'm trying to stay positive.

What are all the hormones and injections like? Do you become a super demon or do you just cry at the drop of the hat? I'm new to all of this so I would love to hear from people who have or are going through it as well.

Hopefully, if all works out we might be able to go through with everything with the transfer taking place near the end of the month. Hope to hear and learn from all of your experiences!

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 1:29pm

Sorry Leigh..  maybe the pee sticks are wrong. 

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 11:17am

1st beta = 17, 2nd beta = 0.  Obviously not what I wanted, but at least I'm not going through beta hell for weeks on end like with the last 2 cycles.  We did the success guarantee plan at SDFC, so getting most of $$ back.  Would try again there, but moving further east next month and not up for cross country travel.  

Me: 36 DH: 35 TTC for 6 + years.  2007-2011: 3 fresh IVF and 2 FET with own eggs; all BFN.  2011-2012: Switched to DE; 3 chemical pg's.  2013: Moved to TX; starting DE cycle w/new RE.  

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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 9:12pm
Ugh. I'm sorry. You're right, though, better a clear no than a prolonged maybe. ((((hugs)))) good luck with your move and TONS of baby dust for your next cycle!!!

 


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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 2:34pm

Sorry Leigh.. least your not in beta hell this time around.  I wonder why it isn't working.. You would think out of 5 blasts one of them would take..  I know no one turely has answers.  least you get some of your money back. that was one of my worst fears, spending all this money and then no baby at the end.   Do you think you might try again at another clinic?   Hope your move goes smoothly.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 5:10pm

Thx Chris.  Yes we will try again, the question is which clinic.  I know I have DOR which is why we switched to DE.  Never had + beta before DE, so at least we learned I can get pg.  As for the repeated chemicals, Dr. Sher's words are coming back to haunt me.  Supposedly DH and I have some DQ Alpha match and my body will reject 50% of all our embryos due to the surface markers on the embies from his sperm.  I don't really understand it all.  

When we switched to DE we shopped around and 3 out of 4 docs said the DQ Alpha thing is crap.  So we chose to pick a place that offered a good financial option.  BUT now I'm having flashbacks to Dr Sher saying that when I do get pregnant if it's a matching embryo my body will destroy it (and any others transferred as well), and every attempt at implantation will get worse and worse because my immune system gets activated against the embies.  Which seems like is exactly what happened.  

So now I know the fight with DH is going to be whether to go with somewhere near our new home (Houston Fertility) that DOES offer a $$ guarantee (free repeated cycles until pg) but DOES NOT treat immune issues, or travel to SIRM in Dallas that I know will address the immune issue but no $$ back or guarantee.  DH was so convinced by all the docs that say immune issues are crap that he thinks I'm crazy :smileysad:

Me: 36 DH: 35 TTC for 6 + years.  2007-2011: 3 fresh IVF and 2 FET with own eggs; all BFN.  2011-2012: Switched to DE; 3 chemical pg's.  2013: Moved to TX; starting DE cycle w/new RE.  

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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 11:14am

Hey Hopefully, I haven't heard of uterine disruption, but it sounds like your doc knows what he's doing.  I always feel like it's better to try something different rather than keep doing the same thing over and over if it's not working.  Good luck to you and I will definitely send some prayers your way!!!

Me: 36 DH: 35 TTC for 6 + years.  2007-2011: 3 fresh IVF and 2 FET with own eggs; all BFN.  2011-2012: Switched to DE; 3 chemical pg's.  2013: Moved to TX; starting DE cycle w/new RE.  

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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 4:17pm

leigh - That is a touch decision.. I know a lot of Dr.'s think the immune stuff is crap..  I don't know how much I believe of it either.. i do know i have really weird immune system and things like Chrones and MS run are in my family which are also immunie dissorders so I went with the natural killer cell stuff and did intralipids for my cycles.   Eventhough your other RE;s don't believe in the immune stuff.. do you think they would still let you do intralipids? Its and easy process and well worth the money if there are immune issues.   

 

I don't know much about the DQ alpha match stuff.. I do know that DR. S recommends if there is DQ Alpha match to only transfer one embryo..  don't know how many you transferred.    I also thought if using donor eggs the DQ alpha match didn't matter.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Registered: 10-20-2008
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 9:59pm
I'm sorry for the frustration. For my DE the RE did an uterine scratch to aid in implantation. I don't know if that is the same as an uterine disruption but it may be. He also had be take an immune suppression drug for a week. I'm 14 weeks today. Good luck with you're next cycle.
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