BFN today - should I take a break?

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BFN today - should I take a break?
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Tue, 03-16-2004 - 10:37pm
Hi Ladies,

I just got my test result after Follistim/IUI cycle #2. I can tell you the process (even the injections) got easier this cycle, but the waiting and the disappointment got worse.

What do you think of taking a break and trying the natural way? Is it true that, after being on injectibles, your body may produce several eggs on its own (is it programmed that way for one cycle after stopping the drugs)? Or, is the reason some are successful on a "rest cycle" perhaps because the pressure is off?

Thanks for any thoughts or advice. Baby dust to us all!

Lisa

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 03-17-2004 - 3:24am
Liza,

I knew what you meant. The disappointment is much worst than you go for naturally.

I've been tried on Clomid & injections (2 kinds - 1 is Gonal F, the other I don't know the name) to stimulate egg production. What I was told, with Clomid, as it might over stimulate the ovary, you might need to rest for 1 cycle. Also, you might end up too tense after 1 cycle work, the doctor would recommend u to take a rest.

Prissy

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Wed, 03-17-2004 - 9:01am

Lisa I'm sorry you are having to go through this.


Lisa sometimes a break is what is needed, spend

Cathie

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Wed, 03-17-2004 - 5:08pm
Hi Lisa,

There is no harm in trying on your own while on a break. It can be fun!! Make sure you know what your FSH is because you don't want to wait too long and then it is too high. If you wind up going IVF it could take 2-4 months with all the tests and timing etc.

*******Baby Dust to You!!!******

Lisa
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Wed, 03-17-2004 - 8:19pm
Ladies,

Thanks so much for your messages and encouragement. I have an appt with the RE on Friday and will see what he says. If I am cleared to do another cycle, I will probably do so.

Question: one of the tests they did was for plasma urea and I was positive. I took the antibiotics but DH refused (he is prickly about that stuff and never wants to put any drugs in his body). Is it worth doing another cycle before insisting he take the antibiotics? He is willing NOW, after two negative results!! Some folks just need to be hit over the head with it. We would both have to take them, of course, since he could have reinfected me in the meantime.

I wonder if there is any way my RE can tell me, from DH's sperm (we still have a frozen sample "on file") if he even has this organism, or it may have only been me. If that is the case, we should be clear, since I took those suckers for two weeks.

Any thoughts appreciated. It's truly great to have a place like this to give and receive advice and support!

Lisa

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Fri, 03-19-2004 - 8:30am

Lisa just my 2 cents but if dh did not do the antibodies with the frozen sample I would not use that sample.

Cathie

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Fri, 03-19-2004 - 9:54am
Hi Lisa,

I am glad your DH agreed to take the antibodies. His seman is going to be manipulated, put through machinery etc. and can be exposed to bacteria so the better IVF centers always recommend antibiotics for DH as well.

We are praying for you!!!

Lisa
Lilypie Baby Days
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Fri, 03-19-2004 - 11:27am
Dear Prissy, Lisa and Cathie,

Thanks so much for your thoughts, wishes and input.

I saw the RE today. He thinks the fact that dh did not take the antibiotics is not the reason I didn't get pregnant. He said it's just my age and the unreliability of a woman's eggs at 42, but he is very encouraged at my response on cycle #2 (Estradiol 2300, FSH 5.2, Estrogen 30 and approx. 7 eggs).

I did not have cysts. I am starting again today (cycle #3 - I am trying to muster up some excitement about it!) And, guess what? My insurance lifetime limit is up, so I have to write the RE's office a check for, gulp, two thousand dollars on Monday! Ouch, I think that hurts more than the injections and ultrasounds.

Thanks again! Hugs and baby dust to us all!

Lisa

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Fri, 03-19-2004 - 1:40pm
Hi Lisa,

I am happy to see you all geared up for IVF #3!

********* I want to send you a blizzard of baby dust!!!!********

Lisa
Lilypie Baby Days
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Fri, 03-19-2004 - 2:49pm

Ouch I know how much those checks hurt.

Cathie

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Fri, 03-19-2004 - 4:58pm
Dear Lisa and Cathie,

Thanks for your messages.

Lisa, it's not IVF yet, although that is definitely a possibility down the road, as long as my bank account is still in the black! LOL!

DH always makes jokes such as, the RE needs to remodel his kitchen, guess we're in for another round! Actually, I believe these medical professionals are doing their best for us. It is the insurance company that tries to take us for a ride, in my experience.

I really appreciate the support and wishes. I don't share at work, or with almost anyone else, that I am TTC, so this board has been a great help.

Baby dust to you,

Lisa

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