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post #21 of 270

I'm Back on the Boards...

I haven't logged in for a while.
My story - I am dealing with secondary infertility (I also had fertility issues with my first). Back then, it was a simple, "take clomid, get monitored, and timed intercourse". Flash forward 3.5 years, and clomid is not suited for me anymore, I've had two failed IUIs and I failed IVF. This is the last try for me.

I've been on lupron since June 13, and will have my first cycle monitoring on June 30. From then on, I will be on lupron and puregon until July 9(ish), when we are able to remove the eggs.

I'm not getting my hopes us this time - I "had" over 20 mature eggs the last time, they were only able to retrieve 6, but only 1 egg fertilized with the sperm. I had really counted on that 1 egg, and when I started bleeding heavily, I just about had an emotional break down...

Anyways, I'm back...sorry to dump the story on you...but I am putting positive energy for this one, and for everyone else.
post #22 of 270
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Anyways, I'm back...sorry to dump the story on you...but I am putting positive energy for this one, and for everyone else.
Hey welcome! I remember seeing your signature around before. Thanks for bringing your good vibes to the thread (and don't worry, we all have our stories).

Me: second day of suppression nasal spray and don't feel too weird. yet.
post #23 of 270
Kat's Mommy: I hope this IVF is a charm for you! : Why weren't they able to retrieve all the eggs last time?
post #24 of 270
[QUOTE=Kat's Mommy;11555652]I haven't logged in for a while.
My story - I am dealing with secondary infertility (I also had fertility issues with my first). Back then, it was a simple, "take clomid, get monitored, and timed intercourse". Flash forward 3.5 years, and clomid is not suited for me anymore, I've had two failed IUIs and I failed IVF. This is the last try for me.

I've been on lupron since June 13, and will have my first cycle monitoring on June 30. From then on, I will be on lupron and puregon until July 9(ish), when we are able to remove the eggs.
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Kat'sMommy - elcome I remember noting your signature before when watching your journey. I was also able to conceive dd1 on clomid and timed intercourse. This time, I had no response to clomid so we were recommended to IVF. Not a jump I was prepared for. So...here I am. I started lupron on the 16th and have my monitoring on the 30th as well. Then we start reprones and follistim until retrieval.

I do hope this is your cycle. In fact, I hope this is the cycle for everyone of us ladies on this thread.
post #25 of 270

Hello - I am starting today

A frozen IVF cycle. I went into menopause almost 10 years ago at 26. It took a while for an official diagnosis and it turns out its caused by autoimmune issues. We went the donor route in 2003, did a fresh transfer of two 3 cellers and that ended up in a chemical PG. The next year I did a frozen transfer of three 3 cellers and I had a sucessful pg (my son Jack 3 1/2). Last spring we started over with a new donor (no frozen left) and put in two 5 cell blastocysts. I got pg but ultimately miscarried. I went in today for my baseline sonogram for a frozen transfer in July.


Its scary this time - no lupron because I have no hormones left to supress. No shots (can I faint here) - they are using pills and suppositories.
post #26 of 270
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A frozen IVF cycle. I went into menopause almost 10 years ago at 26. It took a while for an official diagnosis and it turns out its caused by autoimmune issues. We went the donor route in 2003, did a fresh transfer of two 3 cellers and that ended up in a chemical PG. The next year I did a frozen transfer of three 3 cellers and I had a sucessful pg (my son Jack 3 1/2). Last spring we started over with a new donor (no frozen left) and put in two 5 cell blastocysts. I got pg but ultimately miscarried. I went in today for my baseline sonogram for a frozen transfer in July.


Its scary this time - no lupron because I have no hormones left to supress. No shots (can I faint here) - they are using pills and suppositories.
Welcome. Sounds like you have been through a lot. Congratulations on your son. My daughter is the result of a frozen embryo transfer, it is such a wild concept to me that the egg and the sperm got together (via ICSI) in Jan I got pg in August! My first IVF cycle resulted in a m/c, too. The stupid things people say (and I can only imagine in your situation that there are even more wrong things to say). Anyway, hope I'm making sense, welcome and I hope you get some good support here and a successful cycle.

Me..... uh, crazy days are here again (sings little ditty). I totally yelled swore etc at someone yesterday (he deserved some scorn and perhaps a pointed comment, but the situation did not deserve me calling him a very bad name in a very public place where kids are ). Afterwards I completely cried my face off and was so embarassed. So, I'll be staying home until after ET. Just kidding. I did scale back on some of my committments, cancelled an upcoming weekend trip and my dh is fully warned. It's the nasal spray that I take instead of Lupron, it made me a basket case last time too, but it still kind of snuck up on me this time.

Can't believe I only have one week of bcp's left. :
post #27 of 270
Anyone else completely stressing? I am so worried! I take 50mg of zoloft a day and they told me that was ok. They said in 20 years there have been no reports of birth defects. The only thing reported was irritability in the newborn during the first few days after birth and I should cut it down during my last month of pregnancy. They didn't think right now would be a good time to come off of it. I am scared to come off of it, too.

But now what is worrying me is, what if it stops the embryo from implanting? I am so scared of this IVF not working. I know that zoloft doesn't stay in your system more than a few days so I was thinking maybe I would stop it after the ER. I wish I wasn't so nervous!
post #28 of 270

Pg mentioned

Well, it appears there's a reason why AF has failed to show. When I went for my baseline Thursday (I decided to go anyway in spite of no AF) the doc found a cyst on my right ovary. He said they'd want to know why my blood work showed. I was bracing myself for my cycle to be canceled. Played extended phone tag with the nurse and finally at 8pm Thursday we got to talk live. Based on my progesterone level, apparently I ovulated in spite of being on the pill, and my estrogen level was way high. No wonder I haven't had any lupron side effects! She asked me if there was any chance I could be pregnant. Riiiggghhhtttt I told her I suppose, technically yes, since we did have sex but I have no idea what the timing was (for once).

She said she wanted me to do a pregnancy test in the morning just in case. So I did. And by some miracle, it appears I'm pregnant. HCG is 19, which is on the low side, but since I don't know when I ovulated, it's hard to make much of it. Will redo my bloodwork Monday to see if it's gone up. In the meantime I've started my progesterone suppositories and estrogen patches and baby aspirin. I am really in shock - delighted shock. Trying not to worry about the effect of being on the bcp and lupron and conceiving. Hoping we get good news Monday and that all is well and we're in for a smooth, full term gestation
post #29 of 270
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She said she wanted me to do a pregnancy test in the morning just in case. So I did. And by some miracle, it appears I'm pregnant.
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OMG !!!!!!

Congrats !!!
post #30 of 270
Lisa: That is amazing! Congratulations! : I am so happy for you and I hope your numbers go up, up, up!
post #31 of 270

x-post from June IVF

hi girls,
I have a question for you all - did you have to take a cycle off before doing your IVF cycle? I've been reading that most women take BCP for the cycle before their IVF cycle. We would be doing IVF for MFI, and I don't need help regulating my cycles, so I wonder if it would be necessary for me?

Also, at what CD do you start your medicines?

I'm trying to get a sense of timing for an IVF cycle we'll be trying to do in August if our July IUI fails. Any advice or info is most appreciated.

I wish you all the best in your cycles! GL!!
post #32 of 270
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And by some miracle, it appears I'm pregnant. HCG is 19, which is on the low side, but since I don't know when I ovulated, it's hard to make much of it. Will redo my bloodwork Monday to see if it's gone up. In the meantime I've started my progesterone suppositories and estrogen patches and baby aspirin. I am really in shock - delighted shock. Trying not to worry about the effect of being on the bcp and lupron and conceiving. Hoping we get good news Monday and that all is well and we're in for a smooth, full term gestation
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I am so happy for you! Here's to a healthy and wonderful nine months!!!!!!
post #33 of 270
Thanks for your well wishes ladies
post #34 of 270

Maybe not

POAS this morning - only one line. The test is supposed to register hcg levels over 25, so it's probably safe to assume they didn't go up from 19. Had my blood drawn this morning although the lab tech told me they don't do progesterone and estradiol levels stat since it's not "life or death". They will do the hcg stat. Not feeling very hopeful. I remember on Sunday that the doc said my lining was 6mm when he did my u/s Thursday. I figure between that and the lupron these were certainly less than ideal circumstances. And honestly, if something is not meant to be, I'd rather it happen sooner than later.
post #35 of 270
Oh Lisa, I am so sorry. That's so unfair. It's amazing though that you got pregnant on BCP's! What is the reason for your infertility?

Does anyone else's clinic do this? Mine puts a freeze on the first beta results and then gets the second beta results with the first. I think it is because they don't want to tell you that you are pregnant until they know for sure. Have any of you or are any of you planning on testing with a home test before you get Beta results? My sister told me I shouldn't but I know that is going to be the longest 2ww of my life! I am going to try not to. If I come here asking for help not to test PLEASE encourage me not to! It doesn't help that I have some unused tests laying around!
post #36 of 270
LisaG - I was finally able to log on and was going to send you big congratulations. However, I'll just hold off on the smilie paraded until your results from today. I sincerely hope your home test was wrong and the numbers come back nice and high. Did you do another test before with 2 lines?

Sri Rahda - no my clinic doesn't do that. If I get a negative, that's it until the next cycle. If it's positive, then you come back for more blood and ultrasound. I've never pos'd when going thru treatment . I think I just want to live with the hope for as long as I can. Although, I will admit to being tempted. It does help to not have any tests in the house.

As for me, it's been a rough weekend. I'm now on CD10 and still bleeding. This really sucks. I go in today for my stim start appointment, so I'll see what the doc has to say. I almost feel like I just want to get this over with. I have no idea how I'm going to survive the two week wait.
post #37 of 270
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Oh Lisa, I am so sorry. That's so unfair. It's amazing though that you got pregnant on BCP's! What is the reason for your infertility?
It's not feeling too amazing at the moment - more like some sick joke. Reason for IF - the short answer is unexplained. 4 1/2 years trying, 2 pregnancies - both m/c at 10 weeks. I have Hashimoto's - and my thyroid levels were unfortunately not well managed during my last pregnancy 3 years ago. 6 years ago I was diagnosed with a uterine birth defect (bicornuate) and large uterine fibroids. Had surgery to remove the fibroids and reconstruct my uterus. Had a lap/hyst last June to remove adhesions and see if I had any scarring inside the uterine cavity that could be cleaned up. Nothing showed up, doc said it looked as good as it could. Did 4 cycles of clomid. Nada. During our pre-IVF consult in Denver last November, Dr. S found uterine polyps, had another lap/hyst before xmas last year to remove the polyps and the scar tissue/septum that really was there after all : Thought the renovation might do the trick and took 4 cycles to try on our own. Nada. I'll be 37 in November and would like to get my eggs sooner vs. later, plus the whole process has taken its toll emotionally and we're ready for some help, hence our journey into the land of IVF.

As for the freeze on the first beta - that's the first time I've heard of a clinic doing that. I guess on one hand I can see them not wanting to get your hopes up until they have 2 levels to compare but on the other hand I can't see knowing being any less stressful than waiting around wondering.
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It's not feeling too amazing at the moment - more like some sick joke. .
Ack. I hope I didn't offend you. It's just I can't imagine getting pregnant on my own, let alone while on BCP. I am very sorry. Please forgive me!
post #39 of 270
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hi girls,
I have a question for you all - did you have to take a cycle off before doing your IVF cycle? I've been reading that most women take BCP for the cycle before their IVF cycle. We would be doing IVF for MFI, and I don't need help regulating my cycles, so I wonder if it would be necessary for me?

Also, at what CD do you start your medicines?

I'm trying to get a sense of timing for an IVF cycle we'll be trying to do in August if our July IUI fails. Any advice or info is most appreciated.

I wish you all the best in your cycles! GL!!
Before IVF we were just dtd'ing and hoping for a miracle, so we didn't take a month off (severe MFI). The clinic we go to has women go on BCP mostly to get them on their timeline, I think, especially when the your cycles are irregular or long (mine are 31 to 35 days). I only have 2 more BCP's to go, can't believe it! I am not sure of the exact timeline after that, I call when AF starts and they'll tell me when to start stims then.

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POAS this morning - only one line. The test is supposed to register hcg levels over 25, so it's probably safe to assume they didn't go up from 19. Had my blood drawn this morning although the lab tech told me they don't do progesterone and estradiol levels stat since it's not "life or death". They will do the hcg stat. Not feeling very hopeful. I remember on Sunday that the doc said my lining was 6mm when he did my u/s Thursday. I figure between that and the lupron these were certainly less than ideal circumstances. And honestly, if something is not meant to be, I'd rather it happen sooner than later.
What a rollercoaster ride this must be for you. I hope you are doing okay. Sounds like you are doing a good job of "looking on the bright side". Take care of yourself.

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Originally Posted by Sri Radha View Post
Does anyone else's clinic do this? Mine puts a freeze on the first beta results and then gets the second beta results with the first. I think it is because they don't want to tell you that you are pregnant until they know for sure. Have any of you or are any of you planning on testing with a home test before you get Beta results? My sister told me I shouldn't but I know that is going to be the longest 2ww of my life! I am going to try not to. If I come here asking for help not to test PLEASE encourage me not to! It doesn't help that I have some unused tests laying around!
We will certainly help you to cope with the 2ww. My clinic does not hold back beta results, but I can understand the logic. With my first IVF, my first beta was positive and I was over the moon, the 2nd showed that my levels were not rising appropriately and it ended in a misabortion (I had to have a D&C). So, maybe more of a dissappointment than if I hadn't gotten the positive in the first place.

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As for me, it's been a rough weekend. I'm now on CD10 and still bleeding. This really sucks. I go in today for my stim start appointment, so I'll see what the doc has to say. I almost feel like I just want to get this over with. I have no idea how I'm going to survive the two week wait.
Sorry it's been hard, let us know what the doc says. Good luck!!

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Ack. I hope I didn't offend you. It's just I can't imagine getting pregnant on my own, let alone while on BCP. I am very sorry. Please forgive me!
I lurked on a IVF thread a few months ago and noticed that with all the wild hormones and high hopes, it was easy for people to be hurt. I hope that on this thread we can all just assume that people mean well and are doing their best to be supportive (as I know that you were!). It's a crazy crazy time for all of us!!!!

I am so hating the nose spray, it makes me feel so ungrounded and weird.
post #40 of 270
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Ack. I hope I didn't offend you. It's just I can't imagine getting pregnant on my own, let alone while on BCP. I am very sorry. Please forgive me!
Oh Sri - no offense was taken. Truly. Don't fret honey. It is what it is. After all this time of trying it did some rather ironic to be one of "those" people who got pregnant on the pill I think I've officially run the gamut - I've been the person who got pregnant on her first try, I've been the person who's taken a year to get pregnant, and I've been the person who conceived on bcp the cycle of IVF. The ultimate cliche. I think the only remaining t-shirt I'd like to get is the "I conceived and carried to term on our first IVF and now we have this cute baby"
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