Hi I start my fourth icsi mid August on a short protocol. Is anyone else starting in August? I been trying since 2009 so fingers crossed this time. Hope to find a cycle buddy to share my journey!
I'm starting my 1st ICSI short protocol cycle as soon as my next period starts, should be in the next 2 days! Have a fridge full of drugs and just waiting to start. We have male factor infertility and i also have PCOS. We've been trying for 2 years and have no previous children. Got married last month! Partner had surgical sperm retrieval at xmas and they found sperm!! So just hoping all will work out for us. Would love to be your cycle buddy, be nice to talk to someone with experience in this as i'm very nervous about it. Where are you in your cycle at the moment?
Congratulations on your wedding we got married in march.
So I pressume your doing a short protocol if ur waiting for your cycle?
This is our fourth try we haven't had a great time with ivf but hopefully this time it will work.
I have been taking cycloprogonova for 21 days I'm due on in the next week so when my period arrives I start menopur 225 daily with centrotide and steroids and aspirin and something else can't remember without looking.
Thanks for your reply where are you having treatment? I'm at care Manchester
Congratulations on your wedding too! Where did you get married? Did you have a honeymoon? We got married in Suffolk in a converted barn, was such a wonderful day and the weather was fab. Then we went to the Caribbean for two weeks, feels like ages ago now!
I'm sorry to hear that you've had a hard time so far with you IVF journey, sometimes life is so tough but I really admire you for not giving up and moving forward. I'm a little nervous but I guess I've got the benefit of not knowing as I've never done it before.
Sounds like your going to be busy with all those drugs! Do they know why your attempts have been unsuccessful? I'm on a short cycle because of my PCOS, I haven't down regulated but been on the pill for 6 months to regulate my hormones and my cycle. I'm on day 3 of my cycle now so I will be starting GonalF 150IU injections once a day from tonight. I'm at Bourn Hall, got my first monitoring appointment next Thursday, then every other day until they are happy for EC.
Have you got much coming up to keep you distracted? We're just buying a new house so trying to keep my mind busy with that and work.
We got married near home then went to Mexico it was lovely the hotel was amazing but mine feels ages ago I'm saving to go back!
I've read so much I think too much and everyone is different so I guess just not ready to give up so here's to another go!
We spoke tO the clinic and they said my eggs arnt great quality and husband has sperm problems so I guess this is why we have to do ivf. I think if it doesn't work this time maybe we will have to quit.
I know a girl with pcos she had 2 ivf and pregnant both times so fingers crossed for you.
I'm dues on any day so I'll keep you posted I guess next Wednesday Thursday would be a good time as ive planned my two weeks off work!
Good to hear from you! I'm day 4 stimming and I feel awful! Cried for an hour at work today just because someone asked me how I am, totally ridiculous I know, but just so wound up and tired. Not sleeping with all the hot flushes and night sweats, will be glad when it's over to be honest! Keep thinking about the positives but it's so hard not having anything definite or concrete. Got my first monitoring scan on Thursday and I just hope it's all working.
Finding work really hard at the moment, work in a maternity hospital of all places! Might need some time off soon I think.
Hope your okay, you due in soon? Have you got your drugs already? What will you be taking?
I hope you are okay, have you started treatment yet? Hang on in there, waiting is so frustrating but you'll be wishing it over before you know it!!
AFM, has scan today and things are okay. Got about 8 follicles on the left, 12 follicles on the right which is a bit hyperstimulated. Follicles are around 10mm so got a bit more work to do yet, they want them around 18-20mm before collection. Have had to reduce the GonalF also as my oestrogen levels are too high and have to start cetrotide injections from tomorrow alongside to stop ovulation. Got another scan on Saturday afternoon to check on progress and again Monday. Fingers crossed for egg collection next scan was agony so they recommended GA for egg collection, which I hadn't planned, but no way I could cope without I don't think.
Think I will take a week off after embryo transfer, do you think it's a good idea? Not really sure what to do for the best. DH is trying to be supportive but I don't think he really understands how I'm feeling. Good to have someone else to talk to, thank you.
Sorry my last reply musnt have sent I did send one yesterday.
Oh glad your first scan was ok and it's good your responding I think I had about 8 each side last time but all different sizes.
So how much are you on? I'm doing 225iu menopur four days I started tonight my first injection then on Monday I'll add centrotide and I have my first scan next wednesday to see how I'm getting on.
I'm on aspirin and hrt and steroids and pregnacare folic acid I had a hot flush before must be a side effect from one of them.
A week will be fine although i finish next Wednesday until mid september so I have a good break.
Hope ur feeling a bit better it's very difficult time it's all you think about and I find it hard anxious time.
I have reflexology and I tried acupuncture I don't like the needles though so I'm having the heated acupressure just egg transfer apparently it's supposed to be good. I also thinking of having hypnotherapy just before egg transfer as this is supposed to be good too. I didn't do all this before but feel I need to give a bit more this time.
What time and where on your body do you inject? I can't do my own so we do 930 every night in my stomach
Hi Evie, Lula
could i join your thread - i have just started treatment for a FET - my second FET ( i have had 2 fresh cycles before as well). I am using HRT patches to increase my lining and have a scan bank holiday monday with transfer of 2 frozen embies on the 31st if all goes well.
Been on the patches for 4 days and was feeling fine other than feeling quite tired, until yesterday when started to feel a bit sick.
Lula - i gather you are at Care Manchester - i am at the other Manchester private clinic - MFS. How are you finding it at Care?
I must admit I'm amazed how dedicated you both are, I really don't know how many times I could physically and emotionally put myself through this process, but I really admire you both for continuing to try and staying positive.
Lula, I inject at 7pm every night in to my abdomen, DH and I share it as sometimes he is working or I am so have to do it myself. I don't like it much but it's not too bad. Just got constant stomach ache at the moment around my ovaries, good knows what my body is thinking I'm doing!!
I listen to Z ita w est relaxation cd every night and also have one for pre and post embryo transfer. It helps alot actually. Not really keen to try acupuncture but might look in to reflexology, just read alot about it being really good at inducing ovulation which wouldn't be a great thing!!
Jess, all sounds very exciting! How does FET compare to fresh cycle? I'm guessing there are less drugs involved which must be easier physically? I'm off work now until egg collection because I'm so uncomfortable and bloated, not OHSS but a little overstimulated and feel like I've got a brick in my belly!!
Got another USS tomorrow afternoon to check on my follies, starting cetrotide injections also tonight. Feel like a pin cushion!!
Why is it when your trying not to think about it that all you see is pregnant women everywhere, women with buggies and new babies, new mom adverts on telly and everyone is suddenly getting pregnant around you??!! Wish the rest of the world would stop until I'm pregnant!!
Anyway, enough ranting! Hope you girls are both doing okay xx
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