September Cyclers - Post here!!

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September Cyclers - Post here!!
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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 11:03am

Here's a thread for all those looking at September as your cycle month! 

Good luck!!!  

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 11:27pm
Christina ~ That sucks that your u/s tech was rushed and wouldn't really tell you what was up. Personally I think that this first check after only a few days of stims is mostly to get a base line...we can't read anything into your E2 since you stopped the Estrace. I know the wait sucks but Wednesday should tell you so much more. Tess brings up an important point - slow and stead is good in the stim race.

Tess ~ So sorry for your episode! I think it sounds more like food poisoning. I know blood is very disconcerting but as your doc said it's VERY common. Good luck on your beta tomorrow. That darker test this morning is a great sign of a good number to come =) Sometimes it seems the waiting never ends...it just changes. Good luck and please KUP!!!
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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 5:09pm

Thanks Tess.  I'm sorry you're not feeling well.  I'm sure your dr is right about the spotting.  It's pretty normal in early pregnancy.  I'm glad they're willing to bring you in earlier for your beta.  KUP.  Can I ask what your protocol was? 

I'm just nervous because the nurse said not a whole lot was happening (but never said anything about possible cancellation or anything).  Personally, I think it's good that I don't have any lead follies yet.  Isn't it better if they all grow at the same rate?  I just hope they start growing soon.  I'm worried that the cyst is causing problems but the u/s tech said it was much smaller than before.  I would think it would only be a problem if it were growing right?

What do you ladies think about exercise during IVF?  I've been doing an hour of walking on the treadmill most days.  Will continuing that be ok?  I don't run, just walk at 2.7-3.0 miles per hour.  I would think that it would help with blood flow and circulation to the ovaries.  My IVF handbook says it's ok. Also, will drinking extra water help?  How important is good hydration to follie growth.  I'm terrible about drinking enough water every day.

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 4:49pm
Taressa-keep on hanging on!! I know how hard this is, trust me. Call someone and go out, I have found the more I can distract myself, the better!

Christina - this was my slowest cycle and my best response. On day 4 of stims my estradiol was 24 and I don't think I had a measurable follicle until almost day 8!! I ended up with 11 eggs, 8 fertilized, we transferred one blast and froze 6!! Slow can be good!!

Caryn - yay for trigger! I have never had the joy of progesterone suppositories but I can tell you, my rear end is getting quite tender from the PIO!

AFM - what a roller coaster this is. Yesterday midday, I got horribly nauseas, basically lying on my bathroom floor drenched in sweat for 1.5 hours. I also had diarrhea (gross, I know). I don't know if it was related to the pregnancy or food poisoning but I didn't eat anything unusual. I felt back to normal early evening. Then, around 8pm, I had several bright red drops of spotting in the toilet. Of course, I panicked. It didn't happen again and I only had some really minor brownish spotting today (really minor). Called the doc and he said 20-30% of people have spotting in early pregnancy but said I could come in tomorrow for the first beta. I took another test this am and it was darker so I am hoping for the best. Geez, it was hard enough to GET pregnant, does it really need to be this scary now? Wish me luck!!!!
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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 4:44pm

Thanks Caryn.  I hope you're right.  My clinic doesn't measure anything under 12 but they usually at least count them.  This was an u/s tech I hadn't seen before and she seemed rushed because she was a little behind and people were waiting.  It was probably the quickest u/s I've ever had.  I had to ask several times how many follicles I had and couldn't get a number out of her. She just kept saying "They need to grow".  They don't have secondary monitors in the u/s room so I can never see what they see.  I don't like that.  I hope you're right that things can change a bunch between now and wednesday.  Hopefully, the extra Gonal-F will kick start things in there. 

What do you think about my E2 level?  It dipped from 224 on CD 3 to 131 today.  I know that can happen because I was taking Estrace and stopped it Friday(CD 5).  I just hope it goes back up.  I don't mind if things progress slowly, as long as they progress.

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 3:50pm
Taressa ~ So sorry for the BFN...my FMU is always that time of morning too. Hard way to start the day for sure. Stay strong, a BFP could very well still be on the horizon!

Christina ~ My clinic considers measurable at 10mm. In my fresh cycle I didn't have anything over that until CD9 (6 days of stims). I think you'll be surprised how much changes between today and Wednesday. I think you're right on track.

AFM ~ Started progesterone today, 3x a day suppositories. Forgot how much I like them...jk. I start my 4 pills a day of steroids tomorrow...yikes =)

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 12:30pm

Thanks Caryn.  Not a whole lot is going on in there.  The u/s tech said there were several unmeasurable(< 12mm) on each side.  But on the report online it says "None" for both sides for number of follicles less than 12.  On cd 3, it said 5-10 for one side and 2-4 for the other.  My E2 today was 131.  My cyst is smaller though so I hope that is a good thing. 

They increased my Gonal-F from 300 to 450 and left the menopur at 150.  I do that for 3 nights and go back on Wednesday morning.  I'm trying to stay hopeful that those follies will grow between now and then.  At what point are you supposed to have measurable follies?  Am I behind or on track?

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 8:52am
Bfn again today - I'm trying hard to pull myself together but the tears keep coming I wish my FMU wasnt t 530 am I'd like to sleep more before being a nut :smileysad:
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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 11:27pm
Tess ~ Is the news sinking in? How are you feeling?

Christina ~ I think all the cramping is totally normal. Don't be surprised if this first check doesn't seem like much. At my check after 4 days of stims I had 8 total follicles at 5-6mm...and at ER I had 12 eggs...it's crazy how much happens in the next week. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

AFM (Caryn) ~ Triggered today =) Lining is 12mm and E2=2443 (from 130 on Wednesday, crazy!) and I'll start progesterone tomorrow. Transfer is scheduled for 11:30am this Friday! I will do acupuncture before and after so I'll be at the clinic for a long time, 3 hrs probably. Betas will be on the 24th and 26th - I feel like I'm in the wait for the wait ;-)
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Re: September Cyclers - Post here!!
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 4:55pm

Tess - Congrats on the BFP!

sorcet - I'm sure it's too early.  I also have read that frozen embryos can be a little slow implanting.

Caryn - Good luck with your lining check today.  If they trigger you today, when will your FET be?  Still 9/14?

AFM - I have my first monitoring appointment tomorrow morning.  I'm nervous what they will see.  I think my estrogen is rising because I've had a ton of CM today.  I'm also feeling a little crampy, is that normal?  I've been do farily well with the injections, although I ended up with a little bit of foam mixing the Gonal-F and Menopur together the first two nights.  Last night I tried it while tilting the vial and had no foam what so ever.  I'm definitely getting the hang of it.  I just hope it's working.

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IVF/FET #

Start Stims

ER (and #)

ET (and #)

# on ice

Beta 1

Beta 2

U/S

someday-soon

FET #1

N/A N/A

9/14

4      

Blt2006

IVF   #1

Cancelled :smileysad:

           

sorcet

FET

N/A N/A 8/31 (2)   9/13    

Christina20003

IVF   #1

9/5

           

Als1122565

IVF

8/25

            ifnlonely77 FET #1 N/A N/A 8/22 (1)   9/1 228(+hpt) 9/3 746   shaviola IVF 8/30?             tess0425 IVF #3     1 blast   9/12 (9/8 + hpt)                                        
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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 4:49pm
How did it go Caryn? Are you triggered? I've been thinking about you today!!
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