Post Transfer Anxiety!!!!

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Post Transfer Anxiety!!!!
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Wed, 05-21-2003 - 5:01pm
I had my transfer on 5/16 (1st time IVF) and go for the pregnancy test on 5/27. I was okay for the first couple of days but as the day approaches, I am getting more and more anxious. I can't think of anything else even while at work. I know this is probably a very bad idea but I keep trying to determine if I have any signs of pregnancy or at least, that something different is going on with me but everything seems the same (almost, my nipples are a bit sore but I figured that's from the progesterone that the doc has me on). I have never been pregnant before and we can't afford another IVF. Is there any advice out there?????

Thanks

Sue

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Tue, 05-27-2003 - 12:35pm
Hi Sue, I just read your message and realized that today is your preg test day, I hope you have good news! I too just had a transfer on 5/22 and my pg test isn't until June 1, but I am already very anxious to find out as you were after yours! I had 3 embryos transfered and my doc said that they should've implanted by this past Saturday. So far the only symptom I'm having is my breasts are starting to feel a bit heavy but as you mentioned it could be from the progesterone I'm taking as well. Did you have any implantation spotting? I haven't had any yet. I'm trying to keep busy while I wait to find out, but as you know it's so hard! I really hope this works out for you. This is the only IVF cycle for us as well, as we can't afford any more. Well good luck, Sue and please let me know how you made out. Got my fingers crossed for you! Julie :)
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Tue, 05-27-2003 - 5:10pm
Sue, I wish you all the luck on your test today. I just read your message and I am in the same boat as you when you wrote your message.

My transfer was on the 19th and my blood test is on the 2nd of June. I am wondering and trying to feel something. Simply going crazy!

Julie, wishing you luck too!

I am wishing the three of us big +++++++

Malinda

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Tue, 05-27-2003 - 6:47pm
Hello all, I too am waiting waiting waiting....my pregnancy test (1st timer)which is Thursday 5/29/03, and I have been trying to keep busy, but I stay on the internet at work and at home, reading success & horror stories. I am so nervous about bad news, but so anxious for good news. My breast are very sore and I feel a little crampy, which I was told is accompanied by uterine attaching, so i'll say a prayer for you 3 + me = :-)
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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 8:43am
Hello Ladies!

Good morning, how's everyone doing today? Sue, how did you make out with your test yesterday, I've been praying for you and hope all is well.

Shica, your test is tomorrow, you are in my prayers as well, good luck! How are you feeling? If you don't mind me asking, when did you start feeling your symptoms (sore breasts and crampyness)? I've read online and in some books that you can start feeling symptoms as early as 10 days after conception. WAs this true for you? I've never been pregnant either so I don't know what to expect. My mom told me the first time she was pregnant she didn't have any symptoms until after the 5th week, so there's hope I guess! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!

Malinda, how are you doing? You're blood draw day is scheduled the day after mine, so we're pretty close in dates. Any symptoms yet? The only thing I'm feeling is my breasts are a little heavy, and I did notice on Friday and Saturday a little cramping but I wasn't sure if it was from the procedure or the eggs implanting. I haven't had any spotting though, has anyone had that yet? I keep reading on different boards how some women have that, was wondering if any of you ladies have had that yet.

I'm so anxious to find out, it's making me crazy! My husband keeps telling me to relax and I know he's right, but it's easier for him because this isn't affecting his body (Men!) My doc suggested that I not take a HPT in case it comes out false negative and he doesn't want me to get all upset/worried before the blood draw next Monday. So it's a long long wait!

Well, you 3 ladies are in my prayers, let's hope we all get those ++++'s soon! :) Julie

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 10:01am
Hi there,

I am having a very emotional morning. Um, my symptoms did start very early. I don't know the day off hand. But yesterday, a girlfried was telling me about implantation bleeding?? I have NO CLUE what that is or why you get it, I am about to research in a few. But she was asking was I feeling all crampy, I told her yes. The she asked if I started implantation bleeded yet, i'm like huh? No, and she told me that it was normal and when it started don't worry. Guess what!?! I started this morning, and I know it's not my period because it would be WAY too soon for that. I was kind of alarmed when I first saw it, but it's barely even spotting, it's just like something, I don't know, I mean it's funky looking color, and it's not enough to even call it spotting, but it still has me all worked up. Tears are sitting on my bottom eye lids as I type. Am I beaing too neurotic or what? Please help.

And yes men are a mess. My hips/buns are in such pain, I had to sleep on a pillow lastnight, and my hubby was like why/what/huh/duh! Gotta love 'em! :)

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 3:14pm
Hi Shica, I think you are having implantation spotting, that's what it sounds like to me. But I would check with your dr. just in case if your worried. From what I've read about this, implantation spotting usually occurs around the time your period is due or a little earlier, and it's supposed to be just that, spotting and not necessarily bloody like your period. It's supposed to be from when your eggs are burroughing or implanting in your uterus and supposidly when this happens it makes you get some spotting. I'm sure there's more info on this website (ivillage) if you want more info, also check out babycenter.com. I think I can relate to how your feeling, even though I've never had this before, I'm sure I'd be freaking out too, especially the day before I was to be tested! Anyway, try not to worry about it, if it is implantation spotting then in my mind that's a good sign! Take it easy Shica and best of luck tomorrow when you go for your blood draw. I'll be praying for you. Julie :)
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Wed, 05-28-2003 - 4:00pm
Shica, Sounds like implantation bleeding to me. I agree with Julie, check with your Dr. I am wishing you tons of luck!!!

Julie, Honestly, I do not know if I have any symptoms or not. I hope to think that I am, but???? I have some cramping going on, but it worries me. Why would we cramp? I am in so much pain from the prog shots that I am not too sure what I am actually feeling. They are so awful!!!! I am more crabby and emotional. I sure hope that is a sign. LOL I think I am going to do a home pg test before my apt too. Just so that I do not get all emotional when I get the results!

Wishing all of us girls! NOTHING BUT LUCK and +++++++!!!

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 4:03pm
Thank you so much, I have calmed down quite a bit. I haven't seen anything since this morning which still was really nothing, but I spoke to my nurse and she said that is what it is implantation, something or other...

How are you feeling? Question, are you taking the progesterone injections and the vaginal progesterone? Does it make you really tired, like drained. I am to the point where I fall asleep at work now. I literally have to get up and go sit in my car for a nap, because I am so embarrased, but I cannot make myself wake up. I never had this problem before the meds. I am actually a very hyper individual, so you can imagine how weird it is for me sleeping all the time.

When is your PT or have you taken it already?

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 4:07pm
Malin, i'm so glad someone shares my pain with the injections, WOO BABY! i'm to the point where it hurts to even have pants on at all....

You know I don't understand the cramping either. But the doctors say it's normal. I guess they know best. SO when is your appointment?

Good luck on te HPT, just remember that the injections can alter the results, so no matter if it's negative, it can definitely be wrong.

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 7:12pm
Hi Shica and Malin, yes I am getting those wonderful (right) IM progesterone shots in the butt every morning, my hubby gives them to me and he doesn't care about it too much either because he knows they hurt me so much. I am also taking those vaginal prog suppositories as well and 4 tabs(2 mg) of estriadol throughout the day. So I guess you can say I'm pumped up with the hormones big time. You know come to think of it Shica, I am more tired than usual and never thought it might be from all the progesterone, but maybe that's the reason I feel like nodding off during the day. My blood test isn't until next Monday, 6/1 so I have 5 more days to wait (yes, I'm counting!). I'm feeling ok, was a little crampy today and I am also a little more emotional than usual, like PMS or something. No spotting or really sore boobs yet though, but maybe as I get closer to the pt date I'll get those lovely symptoms too. The other day when I talked to the nurse at the dr's office she told me that some women have symptoms that are similar to pre-menstrual symptoms, like they feel like they're going to get their period, (swollen breasts, bloating, etc).

It's really strange, because I find myself going back and forth, one minute thinking I'm not pregnant and then later I feel kinda weird, like I can sense that I am. I know, it sounds strange! Anyway, Shica GOOD LUCK on your blood test tomorrow, I am praying for you, although I have a good feeling you will get a +++ result from the symptoms you've been giving me. Malin, hang in there! I'm so glad that I have you two to talk to about this it really helps!

Have a great night and hope to hear great news from Shica soon! Julie :)

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