IVF consult completed, February here we come!

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Registered: 07-18-2009
IVF consult completed, February here we come!
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: 10-06-2012
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 6:04pm

Hi ladies!  Count me in.  I'm so excited today.  I thought I was going to have to wait until February to start my IVF cycle because I didn't think I could get all the drugs and paperwork completed in time for January given that I had to wait for a BFN from my IUI cycle.  Well, I got the BFN yesterday so I called the clinic today.  The nurse immediately called in my meds to Freedom and they are going to be here tomorrow!!  Also, I'm doing a money back guarantee so my husband has to send the money in for that tomorrow.  I'm about 2 hours away from my clinic, so it will be an all day thing to go for my ultrasounds.  I'll be taking Menopur, Gonal-F RFF Pen, Ganirelix, and then an Ovidrel trigger with Progesterone suppositories towards the end of the cycle.  The bill was $3,300.00  wow!  For the egg retrieval day, they ordered one Valium pill.  Anybody know if this is typical?  I hope the egg retrieval is not painful.  I've never taken Valium before.  Anyway, I'll do whatever it takes at this point.  I feel so desperate, but I actually have a spark of hope today!

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Registered: 08-26-2008
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 3:20pm

I did a lupron flare protocol with my sucessful fresh IVF cycle in 2009.  It worked great for me.  Hope it does for you too!  February will be here before you know it =)


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Registered: 12-28-2012
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 1:20pm
Hi, I'm new to the board... new to IVF too... 
My husband and I decided to have genetic testing done after a friend and his wife had a baby with a rare genetic disorder called NKH. It's a very rare condition, and the fact that both parents were carriers was even more rare.
We decided to do the responsible thing and get the testing done. I came back as a carrier for SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), so we tested my husband and to our shock he is also a carrier. We couldn't believe it, but I'm so glad we got checked.
After meeting with a genetic counselor we decided to go through IVF with PGD rather than trying to conceive naturally because we don't want to be in the situation of making a decision after finding out results from an amniosintesis.
My family is being somewhat supportive- i've gotten a lot of " god doesn't give you more than you can handle" and "it will all work out, but they still think we should just try naturally being that we're both young (I'm 28 and my DH is 26) - they don't seem to realize genetics are genetics regardless of age.
I started Lupron injections on the 18th of this month, and was a bit nervous about the injections and what side effects I might have... I'm a special education kindergarten/first grade teacher, so I've been nervous if it will affect my mood or patience level. My doctor says it won't but I've heard differently from others...
The whole process is very overwhelming - all the tests, all the injections, the financial aspects... Went for a sonogram and blood work today - waiting to hear back on what comes next... So far they're thinking we'll do egg retrieval the 2nd week of January... I can't wait for the whole process to be in full swing, I have always wanted to be a mother more than anything in the world. I can't wait to have our own family.