IVF consult completed, February here we come!

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Registered: 07-18-2009
IVF consult completed, February here we come!
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Thu, 12-27-2012 - 2:05pm

So nervous, but a lot has been happening so I'll recap:  Previously unexplained IF, just got AMH level back at 0.43 (I am 36) so that pretty much sucks.  We're going with a microdose flare protocol starting BCP's in January and stimming in February.  So very nervous but excited at the same time!  Is anyone else cycling?  The boards seem to have slowed down a lot.  

Me (36) DH (38)- me-unexplained IF/hypothyroid -DH-counts good, but volume is low; Married in 2006, off birth control pill. Started officially trying in March of 2009.
2 rounds clomid/ovidrel 2009, 1 round femara/iui, 2010, 2 rounds follistim/iui 2010. Weight loss surgery 2011.  Back to new RE 2012: HSG normal, AMH 0.43= DOR; IVF with microdose flare protocol in February 2013.  

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Registered: 07-18-2009
Sat, 01-05-2013 - 10:34am

Acortie,will you have the PIO injections after the retrieval?  i can't remember what antagonist is but i know there's 3 protocols lol.  the microdose flare protocol that i am on is for people with fewer eggs or poor response.  my period is due sunday or monday and i am having cramps now so i'm assuming its coming soon, i then start my BCPs on day 2, then the lupron in a few weeks.  stims on feb. 1st and ER/ET the week of Feb 11-15.  i have done acupuncture with a few of my iui's and loved it (very relaxing!) so i'm hoping it works well this time also.  the meditation is called ivf meditation from itunes and it has different sections for pre transfer, post transfer and 2 ww.  has a lady talking (visualization and guided meditation) and some soft music in background.  i love it.  lots of luck with your injections!  how is it going so far?

Me (36) DH (38)- me-unexplained IF/hypothyroid -DH-counts good, but volume is low; Married in 2006, off birth control pill. Started officially trying in March of 2009.
2 rounds clomid/ovidrel 2009, 1 round femara/iui, 2010, 2 rounds follistim/iui 2010. Weight loss surgery 2011.  Back to new RE 2012: HSG normal, AMH 0.43= DOR; IVF with microdose flare protocol in February 2013.  

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Registered: 10-06-2012
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 5:43pm

Thanks Jezebel.  I am going to look up the meditation thing tonight.  I probably won't do acupuncture just because of the extra expense.  Well, after today I am done with the injections!  Evidently I responded pretty quickly, so I am doing the Ovidrel trigger tonight and then I have egg retrieval on Saturday.  I am a little bummed because the doctor wasn't sure that I'd have enough eggs to freeze for later.  I will have the embryo transfer either Tues. or Thurs. next week.  They said I'd know a status of my embryos this Sunday.  That's exciting! 

This cycle has flown by so far and everything with the drugs went really smoothly.  I thought I was going to grow 10 heads and a hunch back after reading lots of stories on-line of what the meds do to you, but I didn't notice any mood swings or pain, or anything negative.  The only thing is that my ovaries felt really large and lots of pressure on them yesterday, but it never hurt.

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Thu, 01-10-2013 - 5:45pm

Oh, and I don't do the PIO.  I will take the Prometrium suppositories three times a day after retrieval.  That sounds better than shots!

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