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post #81 of 174
Nicole~ exciting is right!!! Congrats on getting your period! Are you doing BCP at the same time as the lupron? Do you have your schedule yet? Good luck! Keep us posted!

So... I took my HCG shot tonight at 9:30 and my ER is Halloween morn at 8:30 am!!!!! I'm so excited I can't stop laughing and dancing around! OMG its almost here!!!!! I have an appt at 1pm tomorrow for my final ultrasound and bloodwork. Then my ER first thing wed morn.

Our Time~ thanks for the suggestions! We're sending back the netflix movies now so we have fresh ones in time for ER! We're going to try to do the accupuncture, but when's supposed to be the most beneficial time to get it? I've never had it before, not sure if that makes a difference. I wouldn't be too worried that you're not nauseas, cuz some women don't get nauseas this early. The back ache is a GREAT sign tho! I was reading up on early pg signs on the ttc board and backache is DEFINITELY one of them! Good luck! Cincynana~ How are you doing? Any signs/symptoms yet? When's your pg test?

Good luck and I hope everyone is doing well.
post #82 of 174
Crap on a stick!!! They told me my appt was at 1pm, it was 9am!!!! DH is driving like a mad man to get me to the office by 11! I'm so mad! I asked 4 times if it was at 1 and was told yeah. Then they don't even call till 10 to see wtf happened/why I wasn't there! Argh! Luckily they can get me in at 11 at another office. We're getting off the exit, so I've gotta go. I'll keep you guys posted!
post #83 of 174
Oh no!

Here's the positive spin: Yeah! They can get you in at 11am! And thank goodness that it wasn't the egg retrieval appt!

Hope all goes well and that you and DH aren't too stressed! Keep us posted!!!!


post #84 of 174
devilish_fetish:

Thanks for asking!
I am not on BCP. Do you know why one might be placed on BCP? (Feeling a little left out, everyone is on BCP)

Yes, my schedule seems pretty do-able and yes, I am going to bore you with it!

CD 21 of pre-procedure month(I'm CD2 today): start Lupron .2ml Lupron is a GnRh? Is that BCP?
Continue on Lupron until AF shows, generally 10-12 days after starting.
Call for ultrasound when AF shows, call for u/s after 14 days on Lupron if no AF.
Decrease Lupron to .05 ml after u/s showing suppression, start Gonal -F and menopur.
Menopur for only two days, but Gonal-F and Lupron continue until the day before HCG trigger. HCG trigger , E/R/ retrieval w/i 30 hrs, ET day 3.
Then progesterone IM and estrace (Pill) until 10 weeks pregnant.

Does that sound like what everyone else has done?

I'd be interested to hear how others are different from this schedule....

Ok, off to make a IVF calendar!
post #85 of 174

Too much excitement!!!



Morning all and what a wonderful way to star the morning!! So many GREAT things going on for all! I'm so happy for you all and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers..

devilishf~ Don't worry, all will be ok, you'll see. If you're having trouble with getting accurate information (apt. time) make sure to discuss it before your ER day, errors happen but when it comes to your ER date/time, they cannot make this mistake and cause you to be late on this super-important date, there's no room for them to make this mistake twice! :
Let us know how it goes!

ann109~ your calendar was taylored to your specific needs, you may not have needed the bcp like some of us? I wouldn't think that to be a bad thing, if anything think about it like one less pill to have taken, and you missed out on the side effects-not a bad deal! I'm sure your RE/Dr. choose not to have you do it for better reasons, nothing wrong with that. Lupron is so that you don't ovulate. My calendar was similar but with some dif.'s.. I did bcp in Sept., the month before, RE said that they wanted me to let my ovaries rest before the stim process started in Oct., I did the Lupron and then GonalF pen (no menopur) lastly was the HCG shot 36hrs prior to ER. I had a 4 day transfer (was supposed to have been a 5day but due to fires and bad air quality they didn't want to wait 1 more day) on ET day I started the Progesterone cream (no IM for me ), also started taking Doxy (antibiotic pill) same day for 5 days to avoid any infections due to ET.. so as of ET day, the only thing left for me to do is the progest. cream in the night and take prenatal and folic+81mg aspirin ~~ waiting out the 2ww = this Friday is beta b/w and that's it! YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY!!! I don't know how I managed to stay on top of all this, it's very over whelming : LOTS GOING ON !!! Keep us posted! BEST WISHES!

cyncinana~How are you? How's the sewing coming along? puzzle-book? Feeling good still or have you felt more nausea? I'm keeping you in my prayers at night, hope you have great news this Thursday!! How are you holding up?

Well ALL -- I haven't had many bad thougths/doubts until this morning, sorry ladies, but here's my bad morning.. hope you don't mind me being negative for a min.- but it helps me to put it out there, so I can move on..
I started my morning feeling good, until I experience some cramps again and then my mind goes to thinking, it feels like normal, what it would feel if I were to start my period these next few days.. that bums me, I start doubting myself~ I think how can I possibly think that I am pg, if it's been 6 years what makes me think it can be this easy? has my mind taken over and helped me fool myself into believing the small feelings to think that I am pg? how big of a fool will I feel like this Friday when it comes back negative? My guilt comes from DH having so much hope on this, he's so possitive and this morning all could thinks about is how hard will it be for him? This is the first time that real fear has made it's way into my mind. Just for a brief moment I feel like such a fake, waiting on reality to be confirmed ~~ SORRY!!
I snapped out of it, but it's a real concern.. and then I read todays replies --- THANK YOU Devilish Fetish for your concern/info. it's really helped me to clear my head again and start my day over!! I talked with DH just a few mins a go and he said not to think negatively~~ to just wait it out and wait for the result! He's right, I need to go back to thinking possitively and move on with my day.. no point in allowing my fear to take over~~ I WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSITIVE!! Been through hell and back for many years, what's acouple more days: ~~ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE OPEN BUT MOST OF ALL, THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS, I COULD NOT IMAGINE GOING THROUGH IT WITH OUT YOU ALL!!! The good, the bad, the doubts:, the pains : and the hope
** sorry so long**
post #86 of 174
ourtime - I just wanted to pipe in a bit to let you know that cramps can be a good thing! I went through IVF in August and that was the first thing I felt, big fat AF cramps. I was so depressed I cried, but in the end it was just the little one snuggling in. So you have all the reason in the world to believe that everything is going just great. Keep positive and here's to - :
post #87 of 174
OurTime
Negative thoughts are what they are:~I agree, get them out so they don't fester. I fight them regularly and have found that crazy upbeat is the only thing that combats the - for me.

Thank you very much for the cycle info~no IM shots for you except the HCG? That's awesome!

Copycatting the rest with a shout out to cincynana....hope you're doing fine!


I still haven't found a way to deal with newly preg sil. Avoidance will not work forever. I stared thinking about how I would deal if not pg when her baby showers comes around. I had to shut that off, when I think about it, I feel this tightening sensation around my throat. Am I the only one who feels that?
post #88 of 174

Feeling better.. Thanks!

Thank you both!! I am going to stay positive, just going through it one day at a time. I guess it's not that bad that in the 2ww this is my first day of bad thoughts. From now on~happy thoughts!! happy thoughts!! I'll just need to concentrate more on other stuff to keep my mind from slippin' Life is good, Life is great! I know, I'll do up the house for tomorrow trick-or-treaters.. that should keep me busy today-tomorrow

sselora~ Thanks, really helps put my mind at ease. I talked with RE a few days back and she also confirmed it was all normal. Don't know what else to make of it except what I know similar feelings lead to, so for now, I'll ignore what I'm used to things leading too and just leave it wide open for NEW things to come!

ann109~ I do progesteron via vaginal cream application instead of the IM shots, according to my Dr. it's the same thing, just a dif. application type. My RE said the more common is the IM shots, that's the original one from way back when, there's also a pill version out in the market too. I think it's left to your Dr./the practice which one is used. You're right, avoidance will not work, it actually builds up and it'll creep up and come out at the worst time. It helps to start dealing with it now, little by little. Just remember that you are also working towards the same goal, you may be there sooner than you know it too! Your time will come!! *hugs*

Take CARE!!
post #89 of 174
Well I'm back home now. I got the rest of my schedule and checked 10X to make sure we had the right time for my ER. My ER is tomorrow at 8:30 (but I've gotta be there an hour early.) My ET is scheduled for Sat at 10:30. Yay!!!

No, not bored at all! My schedule was a little different, but not by much.

When I started AF,(I think sept 29th or so) I called the RE and was prescribed Birth Control Pills (BCP). Then I was put on the lupron (oct 10th). Then I stopped the BCP (oct 15th), got a light AF (literally within 3 days, oct 18th), and started stimming with Gonal F and Menopur (oct 20th). I was on both of those and .05 Lupron through the 28th and took my HCG yesterday. I take a doxycycline tonight, then friday night and sat morn. I start Medrol tomorrow for 5 days. I start progesterone shots, baby aspirin, and estrace on the 1st. So basically just add BCP and extend the menopur and you've got my schedule! The BCP are just another way of suppressing your cycle, so your hormones can be controlled/you don't O or get pg early. I think others in the group were on bcp too,if I remember correctly. But I don't think it HAS to be done, KWIM? I think its just... insurance that nothing goes wrong like an early O. The menopur is by far the worst of the subq shots so be forewarned. It STINGS! Cincynana's suggestion about putting it in the fridge worked like a charm tho! The gonal was easy-peasy. Really thin needle so it doesn't hurt bad. I gave those and the lupron to myself when dh didn't have time to before work. I gave myself the menopur just a couple of time...ouch! I'm assuming the progesterone will suck (Our Time, Cincynana, this true?) since its an intramuscular shot and a thick oil to boot! Other than that my cycle wasn't too bad. I was nauseas quite a bit, but I think that was mostly from the metformin. And I had some mood swings, but that was mostly towards the end when I was on the met, the lupron, the menopur and the gonal f! : Are you taking a prenatal yet? I started one when I got AF (just the target brand), whichever brand you get make sure it has the required/reccommended amounts of vitamins and minerals. Pregnancy.about.com has a guide that tells you how to find a good one.

Our Time, Cincynana how are you guys doing?
Hope everyone is well! Hopefully we'll all have great news at the end of the week!

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Originally Posted by ann109 View Post
devilish_fetish:

Thanks for asking!
I am not on BCP. Do you know why one might be placed on BCP? (Feeling a little left out, everyone is on BCP)

Yes, my schedule seems pretty do-able and yes, I am going to bore you with it!

CD 21 of pre-procedure month(I'm CD2 today): start Lupron .2ml Lupron is a GnRh? Is that BCP?
Continue on Lupron until AF shows, generally 10-12 days after starting.
Call for ultrasound when AF shows, call for u/s after 14 days on Lupron if no AF.
Decrease Lupron to .05 ml after u/s showing suppression, start Gonal -F and menopur.
Menopur for only two days, but Gonal-F and Lupron continue until the day before HCG trigger. HCG trigger , E/R/ retrieval w/i 30 hrs, ET day 3.
Then progesterone IM and estrace (Pill) until 10 weeks pregnant.

Does that sound like what everyone else has done?

I'd be interested to hear how others are different from this schedule....

Ok, off to make a IVF calendar!
post #90 of 174
devilish f~ Glad to hear all is ok with you!
As for me, I had a bad morning, see my email before yours from today later if want to visit.. I'm over it now and looking towards new days to come.. geez does that sound morbid?! I'll recap for you, I had a panic morning, got some cramps and thought that it was like regular ones right before AF days and so I started doubting myself and feeling pretty bumed out. The gals helped me get back on track, all is better. My beta test is this Friday (3 days to go!). Good luck for tomorrow, I'll be thnking of you!! Best wishes to ya!
post #91 of 174
Cincynana~ Hope all is good with you. Haven't heard from you in a bit. How exciting for you, 2 more days!! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Take Care!
post #92 of 174
Whoa! Lots of posts, yeah! Just caught up.

Our Time~ YOU'RE VERY WELCOME! Glad to do it! We all get negative sometimes; it's totally human. I know I've gone through it. Before we started stimming I was feeling down a lot. I thought our ER day would NEVER get here, that me and dh were too young (as another patient told us we were), and other things. I realized that some of it was perfectly normal (will I be a good parent, will ER day EVER come, etc) and some of it was from outside forces (another patient at our RE's office went off on me because she claimed I'm "too young to be doing ivf, I'm taking appts from the people who really need them, I don't need a kid this young anyway, and if I want one I should go home and try for a few years, etc) and I just learned to block out the outside forces. It's also good for me to see that other people have negative thoughts sometimes too! You always feel like you're the only one that feels that way, so its good to see that I'm not alone. THANKS! . I was overjoyed for you when I read sselora's response today! I can't wait for you to find out! JUST 3 MORE DAYS!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!!

Nicole~ you're not the only one that feels that way. As I said in the other thread, my aunt and cousin are pregnant together, actually due about 2 days apart. I can talk to my cousin, since she's only 7 years older than me (I'm 23) and I'd expect her to be able to get pg before me (her 3rd's on the way). But my aunt being pg bugs me a bit, cuz its her 1st and she's 40. I think its mostly "I'm 23, I should be able to get pg easier than my 40 year old aunt", even though its totally irrational! I don't begrudge them their babies, just the ease in which they achieve them, as others have said. My aunt I'm avoiding. My cousin I call and talk to, and she asks how the ivf is going, and it doesn't get to me. .

I'm heating up food, gotta load up on protein tonight, then no eating/drinking after midnight! I'll take the blackberry and try to post my numbers after I come out! Wish me luck! I'm not even sleeping tonight I'm so excited. I figure I'll sleep plenty after the anesthesia, I don't want to risk oversleeping and missing my appt! So it's cheesy movies for me tonight: fame, little shop of horrors, tenacious d, shaun of the dead. I figure that ought to keep me busy till 5... If not, there's always video games!

BTW: any update on Cincynana?

Take care!

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Originally Posted by OurTime View Post


Morning all and what a wonderful way to star the morning!! So many GREAT things going on for all! I'm so happy for you all and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers..

devilishf~ Don't worry, all will be ok, you'll see. If you're having trouble with getting accurate information (apt. time) make sure to discuss it before your ER day, errors happen but when it comes to your ER date/time, they cannot make this mistake and cause you to be late on this super-important date, there's no room for them to make this mistake twice! :
Let us know how it goes!

ann109~ your calendar was taylored to your specific needs, you may not have needed the bcp like some of us? I wouldn't think that to be a bad thing, if anything think about it like one less pill to have taken, and you missed out on the side effects-not a bad deal! I'm sure your RE/Dr. choose not to have you do it for better reasons, nothing wrong with that. Lupron is so that you don't ovulate. My calendar was similar but with some dif.'s.. I did bcp in Sept., the month before, RE said that they wanted me to let my ovaries rest before the stim process started in Oct., I did the Lupron and then GonalF pen (no menopur) lastly was the HCG shot 36hrs prior to ER. I had a 4 day transfer (was supposed to have been a 5day but due to fires and bad air quality they didn't want to wait 1 more day) on ET day I started the Progesterone cream (no IM for me ), also started taking Doxy (antibiotic pill) same day for 5 days to avoid any infections due to ET.. so as of ET day, the only thing left for me to do is the progest. cream in the night and take prenatal and folic+81mg aspirin ~~ waiting out the 2ww = this Friday is beta b/w and that's it! YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY!!! I don't know how I managed to stay on top of all this, it's very over whelming : LOTS GOING ON !!! Keep us posted! BEST WISHES!

cyncinana~How are you? How's the sewing coming along? puzzle-book? Feeling good still or have you felt more nausea? I'm keeping you in my prayers at night, hope you have great news this Thursday!! How are you holding up?

Well ALL -- I haven't had many bad thougths/doubts until this morning, sorry ladies, but here's my bad morning.. hope you don't mind me being negative for a min.- but it helps me to put it out there, so I can move on..
I started my morning feeling good, until I experience some cramps again and then my mind goes to thinking, it feels like normal, what it would feel if I were to start my period these next few days.. that bums me, I start doubting myself~ I think how can I possibly think that I am pg, if it's been 6 years what makes me think it can be this easy? has my mind taken over and helped me fool myself into believing the small feelings to think that I am pg? how big of a fool will I feel like this Friday when it comes back negative? My guilt comes from DH having so much hope on this, he's so possitive and this morning all could thinks about is how hard will it be for him? This is the first time that real fear has made it's way into my mind. Just for a brief moment I feel like such a fake, waiting on reality to be confirmed ~~ SORRY!!
I snapped out of it, but it's a real concern.. and then I read todays replies --- THANK YOU Devilish Fetish for your concern/info. it's really helped me to clear my head again and start my day over!! I talked with DH just a few mins a go and he said not to think negatively~~ to just wait it out and wait for the result! He's right, I need to go back to thinking possitively and move on with my day.. no point in allowing my fear to take over~~ I WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSITIVE!! Been through hell and back for many years, what's acouple more days: ~~ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE OPEN BUT MOST OF ALL, THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS, I COULD NOT IMAGINE GOING THROUGH IT WITH OUT YOU ALL!!! The good, the bad, the doubts:, the pains : and the hope
** sorry so long**
post #93 of 174
So I'm on my way home after my ER. Everything went fine. I'm a little crampy, but I'm taking some ibruprofen as soon as I get home. So we had 17 eggs that they took out!!! I'll post the fertilization report once they call us with it. Hope everyone's having a great day!
post #94 of 174
17 yeah!!! Take it easy to day That's a lot of eggs! So exciting!!!
post #95 of 174
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone
Sorry I've been MIA. I have some catching up to do with all the posts.

Well, I ended up having my beta yesterday and it was negative. I woke up Monday and was bleeding. So they had me come in yesterday for bloodwork. I already knew that it was negative, but it still was painful to hear. I had them call dh b/c I'd rather here the news from him.

So we're sad and disappointed and feel like we're back at square one. My RE called today and he said that everything went well, but it all came down to chance. I want to do it again, but dh is still upset about all of the $ we've spent this year. RE said he'd give us a $1000 grant and I'm thinking about asking for some meds from my RE so that would cut our costs. But for now, we're going to take it easy, work on getting healthy and maybe look into some alternative treatments.

I'll keep checking up on all of you. I'm thinking about you all and praying for everyone. Best wishes to all. I'm going to take a few more days, and then I'll be back, read up on everyone and hopefully we'll have some good news!
post #96 of 174
I am so sorry cincynana...

The $ thing is so overwhelming, I hope you can find your way.

My thoughts and prayers are with you~
post #97 of 174
So sorry cincynana~ I hope your ok and things get back to normal soon. The $$ situation is very tough, hope you're able to work with what fits your life. Keep us posted. ~~ Best wishes for you and yours!
post #98 of 174
Very exciting!! Wonderful news~ keep us posted and take it easy, it may be until tomorrow before you start feeling the full effects of the ER. :
Take Care!

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Originally Posted by devilish_fetish View Post
So I'm on my way home after my ER. Everything went fine. I'm a little crampy, but I'm taking some ibruprofen as soon as I get home. So we had 17 eggs that they took out!!! I'll post the fertilization report once they call us with it. Hope everyone's having a great day!
post #99 of 174
I'm so, so sorry Cincynana!
post #100 of 174
Thanks Our Time. I'm taking it REAL easy. DH is cooking, and we didn't entertain trick-or-treaters (though only 3 or 4 came to the door). Well, the first one I gave one of MY feel good baby ruth's cuz she was only 6. But we didn't buy Halloween candy, so the other ones got none.

The crampings mostly gone down, I used one of those menstrual heat pads and that helped quite a bit. I still feel quite "out of sorts" though. Will update tomorrow when we get the fertilization report. Hope everyone is doing ok and had a good Halloween.
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