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post #41 of 101
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I know what you mean!! My stomach is full of red welts and bruises. Thankfully yesterday was my last day of stims and I trigger tonight.

When do you start your meds?

Good luck with your cycle!
I start thursday- so 2 1/2 more days before welting
post #42 of 101
Thread Starter 
mamimapster - Good luck with your shots! Hopefully you won't get the welts and bruises. Can you believe I still have bruises on my stomach?
post #43 of 101
JL - How are you feeling?

How is everyone else doing? I get my box of meds today.... Is that scary or what.

Have a good one

~C
post #44 of 101
Thread Starter 
Hi Booja's Mom - I know what you mean about that scary box of meds! I hate shots but it's really not too bad. The faster you put the needle in the better. When do you start your stims? What meds will you be taking?

I am doing fine. They increased my estrogen because they don't want it to drop too quickly as my body absorbs all the follicles they couldn't get. I am feeling a little nauseous from all that estrogen.

Take care and good luck with your cycle! Keep us posted.
post #45 of 101
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Originally Posted by booja's mom View Post
JL - How are you feeling?

How is everyone else doing? I get my box of meds today.... Is that scary or what.

Have a good one

~C
It was scary/happy for me- I opened the box not beileving how full it actually was. I think I'm going to get through the lupron ok with lots of ICE ICE ICE-at least those needles are tiny-the first day wasn't so bad. I celebrated by throwing away the last 4 BCP. I might not have to take the lupron for too long though- i think CD #1 is going to be tomorrow. All the signs are there.
post #46 of 101
The meds are scary and exciting at the same time.: Once I went through both boxes I realized that sorted they somewhat make sense.

I am still on the BCP and have about 10 days left. That for me is the hardest part. My body does not fair well on the BCP.I start lupron next Thursday and that my suppresion on the 31 and CD 1 is supposed to be June2. My RE mentioned that my Cycle is apperantly shorter then average and that my dosages are minimal. Not that I am complaining I am just hoping it's right...

I will be taking lupron, Follistim, menopur for Stims. 3 Needles a day Hurray!!!!

JL - Sorry about the nausea... That has to be tough on top of everything else. When is you beta?

mamimapster - it's very exciting about CD1. Good Luck with stims.
post #47 of 101
How are all you welted-up women doing? I've certainly been thinking of you.
Our sperm arrived today, and the physician's office just called to tell me so, which was a surprise (a pleasant one!). I have to start peeing on sticks over the next few days, which I realize is a lot less painless than needles galore, so I am counting my blessings.
Katia
post #48 of 101
hey JL'smom --

Been thinking about you! How's it going? When's the beta? I hope all is well.

Leslie
post #49 of 101
Thinking of those in wait- I'm headed for my baseline US and bloodowrk tomorrow-hopefully they see happy ovaries in there
post #50 of 101
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Hi Booja's Mom and Leslie, My beta still seems so far away - It's on May 29. I am trying to stay positive and trying to stay very busy. How are you both doing?
post #51 of 101
JL's mom I am glad to see you are keeping busy. I am trying to do the same here while dealing with the very crappy drug side effects. Keeping my fingers crossed for the 29th. Do you have any symptoms yet?

Have any of you that have gone through ivf ever felt completely out of it? I mean I have really bad headaches, nausea, vomiting, inability to concentrate, the list is endless. Basicly I am useless to my family. Even writing this msg is difficult. The doc said its normal but I am not even half way through my meds I am not sure how we are going to be able to handle another 4 - 5 week of this. Anyhoo thank for letting me vent! I know I am going through this now but hopefully in 10 months when I am holding my Babe it will be all worth it.

How is everyone else doing. Katia did you have your IUI? Mamimapster how was your bloodwork are they happy ovaries?

Happy Tuesday all!
post #52 of 101
Bloodwork seemed good(they didn't tell me there were any problems)- they have me starting stims tonight and going in for more bloodwork etc. friday morning.
post #53 of 101
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Originally Posted by booja's mom View Post
Have any of you that have gone through ivf ever felt completely out of it? I mean I have really bad headaches, nausea, vomiting, inability to concentrate, the list is endless. Basicly I am useless to my family. Even writing this msg is difficult. The doc said its normal but I am not even half way through my meds I am not sure how we are going to be able to handle another 4 - 5 week of this. Anyhoo thank for letting me vent! I know I am going through this now but hopefully in 10 months when I am holding my Babe it will be all worth it.
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This is my first cycle, and havent had those side effects yet- really hope I don't, but I'm only on lupron so far. I'm really worried about the headache stuff!
post #54 of 101
I got a positive OPK today around 12, a full two days before I usually ovlate in a cycle. I blame the acupuncture (which I liked). It, the early +OPK, not the acupuncture, has basically wrecked the cycle and I'm totally depressed and also mad at myself because I was away camping with some friends and a bunch of pre-teen/teen girls and couldn't get cell phone service out there, so I couldn't call the Dr. to tell her about the OPK, and so, I booted it home earlier than I intended to, only to have the Dr tell me that I should have called her earlier because now she can only see me tomorrow morning. That was a total run-on-sentence. But, that's how my head feels right now, all breathless and a bit panic and totally out of control.
I'm really bummed because we'll only be doing the IUI close to 24 hours after ovulation, which I kind of feel is too late. So, that's disappointing, especially because we won't be able to do IUI cycle #2 until August. I guess it's still not impossible that this will work, but I have less hope than I did.
Anyway, how are all you women? Still side-effect free mamimapster? The 29th is around the corner, JL's Mom, are you tearing out your hair in anticipation yet? Any feelings one way or the other? I'm thinking of all of you guys.
Katia
post #55 of 101
Katia,
I am so sorry you are feeling stressed over this. It sounds good to me though. Your OPK is positive BEFORE you ovulate. So a positive on day 12 could indicate ovulation on day 14 which sounds right on to me. The clinic I had my IUI done with always does 24 -36 hrs. after +OPK. I was also told my FET would be the same. Again sounds like great timing to me. All the best.
Marlee
post #56 of 101
selkat-keep your chin up! I have heard of soooo many cases where the "throwaway" cycle resulted in a bouncy baby 9 mos later!

As for me, no side effects yet- except for lots of bruises and being a little tired, they upped my folistim to 400 because i wasn't making big follies fast enough- I had another US today and there are a couple of 7 mm follies, and some 5 mm ones, I'm not taking the bottle with the big yellow headache warning yet, that's the one I'm most worried about.

Jl's mom-sure your going nuts- sending +++ vibes your way!
post #57 of 101
Thread Starter 

Bfp!!!

Hi Ladies, I just wanted to let you know that I got a BFP today. I am really in shock. I wasn't sure what to expect with only getting 1 egg at retrieval. All I can say is that it is a true miracle. I hope everyone is doing well and I want to wish everyone the best of luck with their cycles.
post #58 of 101
Congratulations JL'sMom!!! Wow! I guess that one little embie is a stubborn little bean. All the best, truly.
Katia
post #59 of 101
WAHOOO!!!!


: (this is sparkling cider, of course!) :

Congratulations!! I am THRILLED for you!!

Can't wait to see some more BFPs on this board! Bring 'em on!!!
post #60 of 101
WAHOOOO!!!! Congratulations!
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