Starting my First IVF Cycle. Anyone else starting too?

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Registered: 10-14-2010
Starting my First IVF Cycle. Anyone else starting too?
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Thu, 10-14-2010 - 8:57pm

After TTC for over two years and undergoing three IUI cycles with Clomid and then 2 IUI cycles with Gonal F injections we have decided to try IVF. I am currently finishing my second week on Lupron injections and am scheduled to start Gonal F injections on 10/22 with a retrieval on 11/2. I was just curious if anyone was on a similar cycle or if anyone has had any side effects from the Lupron injections.

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Registered: 10-15-2010

hi...

i just had my education day about our IVF cycle on wednesday.

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Registered: 06-05-2010
I'm on 21 days of bcp.... Should start stim injections around November 6, with possible retrieval around the 16 th. I know cycles get cancelled for a lot of reasons, so I guess we will just see what happens! Wishing you both the best with your cycles!
KayLa (36)... so many fertility issues betweeen DH and I. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's.
TTC naturally since June 2009
IVF #1 November 2010...BFP....early M/C
FET #1 April 2011...BFP...beta 10, 29, 460.
Heartbeat seen via u/s.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010

Will you be taking Lupron injections? I have never taken them before but I feel like I have had some nasty side effects, lots of headaches and weight gain are probably the worst. I am really nervous about the retrieval myself. I don't really know what to expect. I totally know what you mean about friends not understanding unless they are experiencing it as well. My best friend is pregnant with her second child right now, so I haven't even told her that I am going through IVF. I just feel weird and I think this issue has kind of pulled us apart to be honest. Good luck starting in a few weeks!

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Registered: 10-18-2010
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 12:21am
Hello - I just had my education day on Thursday! In my second week of bcp. I have never posted on any of these sites, however, I agree with you - it's really hard to talk to anyone, especially after ttc for about 2 years. I am really nervous too, but I have decided that I needed to find people who I can relate to and hopefully it will make the whole experience a little less stressful! Good luck!
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Registered: 10-15-2010

i start taking the lupron injections on friday.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2010

hi!

yeah, i'm the same...not big on discussion boards, but felt like it was a good way to connect with people who are going through this.