Cycling in June?

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Cycling in June?
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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 5:36am

I graduated to IVF after another failed IUI. In fact, I'm waiting for AF to arrive and she's not cooperating. I stopped taking the progesterone supplements 5 days ago and all I've done is a little spotting yesterday. Anyway, as soon as she gets it together I can start the BCPs on CD3. I'm more than a little scared of this but since we really decided to take this plunge, I'm eager to get going! We've been TTC for 3 years and have had one m/c...I'm ready for a triumph!

BCPs for 21 days (I guess?) and then on to lupron. Who's with me?

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 12:44am

Sarah! That's so exciting!! GL for Friday!! Let us know how it goes.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 12:53am

Tracey, I understand that they don't want to wait long for you, but maybe waiting until next cycle would have been a better option so you could have felt more prepared ahead of time. My RE said if my E2 level had been over 50 at the baseline visit we would have to talk about our options and none of those options would have been going ahead with the IVF cycle. So I think it's definately in your right to talk to them more and find out what they are planning. First off, I want you to take a deep breath and let go of the fact that you can't control this. I know that is a very hard thing to do and it has taken most of the 6+ years I've been ttc to learn, but it has made me a calmer person overall. Secondly, it would be easier for me if you had specific questions that I could answer. Is there anything in particular you are curious about or are you just wondering about the IVF cycle in general? This is my first (and only planned) fresh IVF cycle, so I'm learning as I go. I will try to answer any questions you have. There are different regimens for IVF, for example many are put on Lupron like you, but I was not.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 1:58am

Pebbles_mom,

Thanks so much for replying....i think my main problem is the unknown and fear.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 6:11am
That is awesome!! I hope this will be our first June baby/ies!
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 9:16am

Di,

I'm sorry that you are having to stim longer. It's bad enough to pay for the cycle, but all the little "extras" can be hard to come up with.

After my 2nd failed IVF I decided to get my weight under control. I was slightly overweight but I wanted to lose weight too. I lost 15 lbs in 3 months and felt great. That same month my clinic called and said they had the perfect embies for us, so I started my donor embryo cycle at a normal weight and feeling great. Keep it up!

Absolutely feel free to share my story. My DH is very tight lipped about it, but I am absolutely amazed with how we were able to bring our child into the world. He is a true miracle!

Lauren

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 10:38am

Tracey,

Welcome to the board! IVF can be very overwhelming. To be perfectly honest the only numbers I ever worry myself about are the # of follies, the # I want to transfer, and that ever-important beta #. I don't know a whole lot about the ideal estrogen and progesterone numbers at various times in the cycle, and I couldn't even tell you what mine were. Your RE will look at these numbers and make changes as needed. Don't get me wrong, if you are concerned, you should definitely bring these concerns to the RE. He should be willing to address these issues and explain his reasoning for going on with the cycle. I know as a nurse it's hard to step back and let things happen, but it will take a load off your mind! Good luck moving forward!

Lauren

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 10:41am

Tracey, I did do IUIs. I think we did 4 with Femara and 1 with injectibles. I had a textbook injectible/IUI cycle and it didn't work out. So sometimes it seems those cases that don't fit the books are the ones that work out best. I've read stories of people with 15 embryos to choose from not getting preggo and someone with only 1 to put back getting that BFP, so definately keep the faith. We all know all about feeling that missing piece in your life, you are not alone here. I think you need to trust your doctor, but I just think you need to talk to her a little more so that you understand where she's coming from, I think that will reassure you more. There are no guarantees with any of this, which drives my DH crazy. I'm wishing the best of luck to all of us this month! Oh and I think as nurses we are used to control and we also know what can go wrong with different things, we don't have the innocent naivety of some who get preggo easily. I have a friend who is fertile and my mind is sometimes boggled at the questions she asks me about herself and her pregnancy!

AFM - I am nervous for today's appt! I'll leave in about 15-20 mins. I had a hard time sleeping. I'm working so hard to stay calm, but I'm afraid there still won't be anything measurable. I'm also waiting on those meds today, but I'm not staying home this time, so hopefully they're here when I get home. My acupuncturist is advising me to get this Breathing book on CD by Dr Andrew Weil, she says it's very calming and I think I may need it afterall. I tried to get it from my library but there is a wait. Ugh, I'm sure this anxiety is not good!

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 10:42am

Yay, Sarah! How exciting! Good luck on Friday, I can't wait to hear how many eggies they got!

Lauren

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 10:46am
Thanks, Lauren. It is hard, it's an expensive month, but hopefully will be so worth it!!! I'm glad you are feeling so good this cycle and I love how the timing of that worked out! Only my family knows we are doing this this month, but I will be free to share our story if it works out! :)
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 11:19am

My mother and father are the only ones who know we are doing this cycle and the only reason they know is because they watch our son while we go to Dallas for our appts. I haven't told them any details and they don't know when transfer is. I almost had to out myself yesterday, though. I was admitted to the hospital for severe dehydration from a stomach bug. The doctor was asking about my IVF with my mom in the room.

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