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Summer IVF Thread: Summer Embies Bring Spring Babies!! - Page 43post #842 of 8798/26/12 at 12:59pm
I am experiencing hyperstimulation at the moment. Does anyone have experience with it? I had none of the risk factors of OHSS but have clearly gotten it, including two trips to the emergency room, when the pain was so strong that I couldn't see or hear.
I had my abdomen drained last week but I can tell the fluid is building and it may need to be done again.post #843 of 8798/26/12 at 3:58pm
Tara, I've only had a mild case, but i was CHUGGING gatorade. And V8. And they say to eat protein like chicken and eggs. Stay away from water, that will only make you more bloated. I'm so sorry you're going through this! I know my mild case was painful and uncomfortable, I can't even image what you've been experiencing.post #844 of 8798/26/12 at 4:23pm
Thanks for the warm welcome
lilac-what a drag about the comments, I hope everyone minds their own business.
AF finally made her appearance. I go in tomorrow to see my RE. I know I have to redo a bunch of basic bloodwork and then find out the plan from there. I think DH was disappointed that AF showed up, but this time around I am just not getting my hopes up for non assisted cycles. I just can't afford the emotional rollercoaster of getting excited during cycles when our chances are so low. I have already done that before and don't want to repeat that. I am not trying to be negative, but instead trying to trust it is a process and if we keep at it we will get our BFP.post #845 of 8798/27/12 at 3:35am
Keli so sorry to hear of your loss.
AFM - woke up to a dream that the "rumor woman" was asking me questions. She hasn't in real life and I hope it stays that way. Hoping DH's company gets their money stuff in order so he can get reimbursement tomorrow on his pay day. Since we have enough sperm frozen to try a IVF cycle, I want to get this started before I talk myself out of the needles.post #846 of 8798/28/12 at 4:26am
vireoes, i know what you mean about the emotional rollercoaster. i've had so many bfns at this point that i don't even get as hysterical anymore because i just don't have the energy for it. i think staying level is probably better anyways. i'm sorry your dh was upset,though. i think since our partners have even less control over this whole thing than we do it's gotta be hard for them. hang in there!
lilac, the needles are not that bad! it's funny how quickly you get used to them. when do you think you'll be trying to start?post #847 of 8798/28/12 at 5:38pmpost #848 of 8798/29/12 at 7:10ampost #849 of 8798/29/12 at 7:22am
Hi All, cross posting from the August Infertility thread. After three failed IUI's and a two month hiatus from most things IF related we are taking steps to do our first cycle of IVF this fall. We did the trial transfer and that was fine but the saline ultrasound was not fun at all. I had cramping for a number of days after. We got our protocol and it looks like this: 2 weeks of suppression ( desogen ), Lupron (40mcg), Follistim (450iu), Menopur (150iu) HCG trigger and then progesterone in sesame oil (50mg/cc). We will probably move forward in late October with the first (hopefully only) cycle.post #850 of 8798/29/12 at 5:33pm
rcr, sorry to hear your mom wasn't doing well. i can't imagine all you're going through right now. is the hospice at least close to your home? just know we're here thinking about you!
nieve, welcome! sounds like a similar protocol to what i was on, and we had a great cycle last time. can't wait to hear more about your cycle, you've joined a wonderful group of ladies. Sorry your saline ultrasound was bad. Sadly it probably won't be the only uncomfortable thing you do, but at least if there's a baby at the end it makes it all worth it. What part of the country are you in?
afm, had my first real lupron episode yesterday. there is a really bitchy woman at work who was just trying to pick a fight with me. she kept making comments, and normally i ignore her, as we are both adults, and it's not professional to bicker in an office setting. however yesterday she just kept digging, and digging, and eventually i snapped. it wasn't anything major, but i finally just asked her to shut it. i left the room, and my boss actually pulled me aside to say that he saw what happened and appreciated the way i handled myself. phew! however my face was bright red (hot flash or anger?) and i was fuming. after a while i realized it was irrational to get THIS angry, and that it was probably lupron and pms. once i realize it i was able to calm down. thanks lupron!post #851 of 8798/30/12 at 6:28am
Thanks Aura. I have actually kinda gotten used to taking care of her, even when crisis happens. It has been a long time. Like I said, I don't think dieing is as soon as it sounds. Do you have a date for your FET? sorry if I missed it, I haven't been around much.
Nieve - welcome. I am doing my cycle just behind you - sometime in November or December.
AFM - I am going to email fisch tonight and ask him for my schedule, or at least the date that I have to be in vegas. I really like being able to move forward, so I might as well get my flight and hotel booked. plus, we need to figure out how long DH can take off so that we know how much vacation time he has left.
post #852 of 8798/31/12 at 9:33ampost #853 of 8798/31/12 at 2:17pm
Deborah - glad to hear you are getting the ball rolling!!!
rcr - Sorry to hear about your mom!!! Hope she is doing some better now. That has to be hard w/ everything else you have going on in your life. You are a good daughter. I'm drawing a blank..you are an only child, is that right??? I sometimes feel like an only child b/c my brother is over-seas so most stuff w/ my parents falls on my shoulders which is fine but i just wish I was closer sometimes (distance wise -as in they need to live closer to me). Did you get your schedule from the Dr yet? I always liked it when i could get a schedule and start planing my life around it. Hope you are well!!
Aura - sorry to hear about the nasty women at work. Glad to hear your boss was on your side. He/she probably wishes they could tell her off but can't. LOL I'm excited for your next cycle. Glad that the lupron is going okay other than the normal hormonal issues. Fingers crossed for you that this is it!!!!
Nieve - Welcome!!!! I've been on that same protocol and didn't find it too bad so I hope you find the same! Good luck to you and I hope your stay on this side is short and sweet. Lots of great ladies w/ great support over here though.
Lila - sorry to hear that your DH didn't get the check he has been waiting for... so frustrating!!!! Fingers crossed it will get here soon and surprise you!!!!
KeliG - how are you doing?????? I'm glad you and DH are pampering yourself some and that new grill sounds great!!! Thinking of you and sending hugs!!
Vireoes - how did your appt w/ your RE go?? Hope it went well and fill us in when you get a chance.
Tera - how are you doing? When is your beta?
Teresa - How are you?? Just thinking of you and hoping you are doing okay. What is next for you????
I'm sure I miss some (sorry)! I was just looking at this page and trying to remember on my own which is never good!!! Hope everyone is well and fingers crossed for lots of BFP soon!!! Okay back to lurking......post #854 of 8799/1/12 at 1:06am
Sorry, just a quick update since I am busy with to hot weather and both our AC units having trouble. I got one of the two finally fixed this afternoon, so we will get some good sleep again soon.
They have me set to do an unmedicated FET, My appointment this time was mostly getting paperwork and basic bloodwork (redone STD screaning) in order so that everything is set for the transfer. I got back next week on CD10 for ultrasound and bloodwork to determine when to do the transfer. I guess I go in every day or every other day from then till the transfer. So I am trying to relax and eat well so that I am ready to go for the transfer. Having the AC back on will be a big help in that regard. I am also trying to finish up all necessary errands this week, so I can keep the transfer week as low key as possible.post #855 of 8799/1/12 at 12:56pm
Blue- Can you talk to me a little about the intralipid stuff? Also, AFM- one thing I didn't mention here because it was a fly-by is that we may need a donor this year (something with which I'm oddly at peace- no swollen ovaries for me, LOL). We're testing all sorts of stuff for the boys and the RE said she's not comfortable with anything but an SET with me. I figure if she's that concerned, there's a reason, so she's the boss.post #856 of 8799/2/12 at 7:48am
Aura, glad you told her off a little. I wish I was brave enough to do stuff like that...even it if was drug induced :) So excited for your cycle. This is going to be really weird to say, but you must be on my mind a lot because you were in my dream last night. I was in New York and I guess you were showing me around and we got some really yummy lunch :) I have been having really strange dreams for the last few days, I think it is the 10 weeks of sleep deprivation catching up with me!
Blue, I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing your ticker!
rcr, so sorry about your mom. You are such a wonderful daughter to take on all the responsibility! I hope she is doing better now. Can't wait to hear your schedule!
Deborah, yay for getting started again. I am glad you are at peace with your RE's direction. Trust is so important with IF. Excited to hear more.
Reading along and wishing everyone the best!post #857 of 8799/2/12 at 11:35am
Thanks Belly- I think part of it is that I have a pretty big fear of twinning again and what that could mean for my mental and physical health. It's still possible even with an SET (as we know), but with transferring 2 she would be potentially raising my chance of twinning 30-40 percent.post #858 of 8799/2/12 at 4:21pm
Belly - thanks! It is still amazing to me and I'm still in shock!!!
Deborah - w/ your last transfer did you guys transfer 2? I know only one took and split, but i forget if you transferred only 1 or 2? Not sure exactly what you want to know about the intralipids, but I can tell you my experience. I had my natural killer cells checked from one of the 2 or 3 places in the US that I guess check the right natural killer cells ( i forget the exact name of the test, but i could look it up if you needed it). Because I had the inc'd natural killer cells they say that it would affect our chances of getting pregnant b/c when we would do a transfer, and if the embryo would implant, my body in turn would think it was foreign and would attack and kill the embryo off. My understanding is that by doing the intralipids so many days before our transfer it would turn my natural killer cells off and then the embyro would chance of making it. Let me know if I can maybe help w/ any other questions for you. So what is the story w/ maybe using a donor? Or do you mean a carrier of your eggs and your DH's swimmers?
Vireoes - glad things are moving right along for you. Keep us posted and I hope you got all your errands done so you don't have that stress.post #859 of 8799/2/12 at 10:24pm
Blue- We transferred 2 last time. Only one stuck and it split. I was just curious what the intralipids were about. I thought you had tested positive for anti-phospholipid antibodies. I am not talking surrogacy- which is when someone else carries the baby. Donor eggs would mean I would cycle with another woman and one of her eggs would be transferred to my uterus and any extras would be frozen. Here's my clinic's site (they do a good job of explaining things): http://www.conceptionsrepro.com/default.aspx
Edited by deborahbgkelly - 9/3/12 at 11:00ampost #860 of 8799/3/12 at 3:01am
Hi ladies! Just checking in.
Rcr, I'm looking forward to following you through your next cycle. I hope your mother continues to rest comfortably. My father had to go into hospice care and I was forever grateful for the nice people who took care of him during those weeks.
Aura, I'm glad you told that woman off. There is never any call to be unprofessional and i'm glad your manager stood by you.
Blue, I'm still dancing over here for you! Yah to 9 weeks!
Everyone, just hoping for some BFPs!
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