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post #41 of 270
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Originally Posted by Julia'sMom View Post
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.
Hope your appointment went well. That sucks to still be bleeding. Hopefully it won't interfere with your stims
post #42 of 270
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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"
LisaG - Did you get results back on your hcg levels yet? Do you know how this will affect your cycle. Big to you. My appt isn't for a couple of more hours, so I'll try and update tonight.
post #43 of 270
Hello All.... I only have a quick minute as I'm at work and SOO backed up from being on vacation, and I want to drop a quick note on the June one too.... so, LisaG - I hope that all is good and you are in my thoughts and prayers that maybe it will work out after all..... just trying to keep the hope!

To everyone else - I have you all in my thoughts also, and good luck to it working out.....

So, dh and I did decide to take vaca, and the RE office told me that I could do my baseline on Friday, the same day I was to start the stims. I questioned the nurse as last cycle I started the stims on a Thurs and she insisted it was OK. So, we left for vaca last saturday (last day of bcp's was the thurs before), and AF came on Sunday (much heavier than anticipated!) So, on Monday I called the office and they were a little cranky that I couldn't make it in on Thursday to start my stims Thurs night, so I told them about how I questioned that nurse, and that I was out of state and would be back on Friday.... SO.....

Had the baseline on Friday, started stims Friday night... still taking .20 of Lupron, now 1.5 ampules of Repronex (which is about 112.5 iu). Mood swings have been getting worse, as is the tired feelings and just overall uncomfortableness. So, had my first b/w today, but no u/s as it has only been a couple of days. e came back at 205, which excited me as that is the lowest its ever been! The nurse reminded me that I have never had b/w done this early, and that I could still take off... but either way, they're keeping the drugs the same, and I go back in for more b/w and an u/s on Wednesday... I keep hoping, hoping hoping that ER will be a week from today!!! Then I keep hoping hoping hoping that we'll be able to do next week too instead of an FET a while out.....

Here's to all of us!!! ::
post #44 of 270

back to the end of the line

Well it was fun while it lasted. HCG stayed right at 19, where it was on Friday, so no go. I'm to stop my progesterone and estrogen, the nurse says I should start to bleed in a couple days, then we'll double check to make sure my HCG is at 0 to rule out ectopic and then start from the beginning with bcp. Guess we get to go on the family vacation after all.

hope4light - yay for good numbers! Keeping my fingers crossed everything goes smoothly
post #45 of 270
Lisa G - BIG That is so frustrating. However, I do hope you enjoy your vacation.

Well, the appt was just bw and wanding. Now I wait until tomorrow to get results and hopefully a schedule. At least nothing jumped out during the ultrasound, so that's good.
post #46 of 270
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Originally Posted by hope4light View Post
Had the baseline on Friday, started stims Friday night... still taking .20 of Lupron, now 1.5 ampules of Repronex (which is about 112.5 iu). Mood swings have been getting worse, as is the tired feelings and just overall uncomfortableness. So, had my first b/w today, but no u/s as it has only been a couple of days. e came back at 205, which excited me as that is the lowest its ever been! The nurse reminded me that I have never had b/w done this early, and that I could still take off... but either way, they're keeping the drugs the same, and I go back in for more b/w and an u/s on Wednesday... I keep hoping, hoping hoping that ER will be a week from today!!! Then I keep hoping hoping hoping that we'll be able to do next week too instead of an FET a while out.....
Do you think the tiredness is from the drugs? I'm still only on lupron, but lately I've had no energy/motivation to do anything. My poor family is not getting a clean house or decent meals anymore. Will the Repronex and Follistim just make this worse?

I pray this cycle works perfectly for you. Good job of them keeping up on watching you. May your numbers rise slowly and steadily until the perfect eggs are prepared. :
post #47 of 270
Why not go for a third response in a row? Where are you ladies???

So, I got my results today. I'm all set to go. However, due to the Holiday weekend :, I don't start my stims until the 4th. Then I go back on the 8th for my first bw and ultrasound. I'm so impatient I was really hoping they would have me start tonight. Oh well, I guess it's only 3 more days until craziness reigns!
post #48 of 270
Hey Julia'sMom - I'll break your reply streak

Glad you've gotten the all clear with your b/w and u/s. Bummer about the holiday weekend delay, but I have a feeling it will go by before you know it and you'll be on your way!
post #49 of 270
Hey Juliasmom ~ yeah, I'm pretty sure that the drugs are causing the tiredness. The Lupron for me wore me out pretty good, but adding the repronex in is just a killer for me. I'm not sure if it is that way for everyone else, but my first cycle was a lupron/repronex cycle and it exhausted me even worse than this one. The second cycle was repronex/antagon (but I never made it to the antagon) and it wasn't quite as bad as the first, but this time around on both is worse than the second, but not as bad as the first.... did that make sense?

Thanks fot the best wishes! Hang in there until the stims start, I promise they'll go faster than you think. My bit of advise is that you massage the spot that you give the repronex in after you get it, and try to use a heating pad within a few hours.... I'm just giving it, but it seems that I have had a harder time with the stims than a lot of other people....

Where is everyone else at?
post #50 of 270
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Sometimes I feel like I am talking to myself on a thread, sorry we made you feel a bit like that Juliasmom! Tonight is my last BCP!!! I can't remember how long it usually takes for AF to show up when I'm done the pack usually (odd, I took bcp's for like 10 years, why can't I remember how it worked?). Anyway, once AF shows, I call the clinic, "but not on a weekend" and they will tell me when to start stims. I am being crazy and planning a visit to my mom's for two days before I start. She doesn't know we have done IVF before and are doing it again, I just want to get a visit in while I still can (her and my dd are close). Hating the Synarel, I think it makes me tired as well as nutty and very un-grounded (it does the same thing as Lupron). Eeeek, I can't believe it's this close now! Oh, and still struggling with constipation, it doesn't help that all the berrries are so late this year, normally I would just pig out on those and solve my comfort eating problem as well!!!!!!!!!!!
post #51 of 270
Hi Everyone!

It took me a while to be able to sign back on...and...well, hugs, hugs, and more hugs to everyone.

LisaG - Hang in there

Biomama - I started off with BCP, then started stims.

So, I've been on Lupron since June 13, started Puregon on June 30. In between the time I started Lupron and Puregon, I had my period. It stopped about 8-10 days ago...but yesterday, I started a period again. I've always had messed up cycles, but is this normal???? Anyone know??

Thanks!
post #52 of 270
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Originally Posted by Kat's Mommy View Post
Hi Everyone!

So, I've been on Lupron since June 13, started Puregon on June 30. In between the time I started Lupron and Puregon, I had my period. It stopped about 8-10 days ago...but yesterday, I started a period again. I've always had messed up cycles, but is this normal???? Anyone know??

Thanks!
You know, I had a similar experience. I had a 7-8 day period, thought it was over. Then more spotting alternating with flow for 2 days. Thought it was done. Now, just yesterday I had some more spotting for a couple of hours. I'm assuming it's the lupron. You could give the doc a quick call and ask.

CrazyRunningMama - I have some of the constipation going on as well. I'm trying to up my liquids and fiber as much as I can so I can nip it in the bud. Needless to say, I'm not feeling particularily sexy right now, but realize that my dh and I need to start dtd to get him ready for his sample.
post #53 of 270
Hi there! How is everyone? I start my Lupron tomorrow morning! I am excited and nervous! It seems like such a LONG time until I start stims of the 19th. How do I stay sane? I hope the Lupron doesn't effect me too badly.
post #54 of 270
I get freaked out by needles. I started and I hesitated. The needle touched my skin and I stopped! I then had to push it in. OUCH. I tried it at my class and used it like a dart and it wasn't so bad. I have to just do it fast unlike I did today!

I used to get allergy shots a few years ago and the doctor used to joke, "Wow, you never got used to this!" Because I did it for at least 2 years and I'd always shut my eyes and look away. He would be shocked to know I am doing this to myself now. Haha.
post #55 of 270
Good job Sri! The first time's the worst and yes, doing it like a dart is much better - just pretend it's someone else's leg/belly
post #56 of 270
Sri - I agree with LisaG. Unfortunately, I have a hard time with this. There have been many times when I've just freaked out last minute and end up having to slowly push the needle in. ouch! Now it's even harder because my legs seem to be getting tender from so many shots. I'm considering starting to ice the location, because I know I"ll be numb then. However, this just means more time prepping for each shot, which is a pain. I don't know what I'm going to do when I start 3 shots a day tomorrow. Wow, it's almost here! Side effects on lupron, other than tiredness, haven't been bad for me. With any luck, it'll be the same for the stims. :
post #57 of 270
I'm pretty lucky that dh gives me my shots, so I don't have to deal with getting through giving them to myself!!

Update on me... I had more b/w and my first u/s yesterday. The u/s showed about 30 follies already that they could find and count, but they are 9 and smaller.... my b/w came back to show my E at 330 though!!!!!!!!!
That is so super low for me!!!! The nurse said they still have to keep a close eye on me with my history and the number of follies I have, but she said the dr felt pretty good about my numbers so far! And yesterday during the u/s they were talking about the ER!!!! : They've never discussed the ER with me at any point in my cycles because they have been so bad!!!!! I asked the nurse when she called me w/the b/w results when they were thinking that ER might be, and she said probably Tues, Weds or Thurs of next week! OMG, I am SO excited!!!! :

OK, with that being said, I'm trying not to get that excited, just in case (in case anyone believes that, I'm also trying to convince myself.... now, if anyone believes that its working, I also have the Golden Gate Bridge up for sale, interested?). BUT, it sounds like they'll probably do the ER no matter what, and if all else is not good, then they'll freeze the embies and do an FET instead of a 3 day transfer....

I had to tell my boss yesterday what is going on because her and her boss wanted to travel for work next Tuesday.... I knew that i wasn't going to be able to just say 'no I can't' that I had to give her a good enough reason.... I think that one worked out OK! But then I was afraid that I jinxed myself... Dh told me that I didn't, and not to worry about it.... OK, I know, I'm getting a little obsessive about it, but I know that I can be this way with all of you and you'll help keep me grounded.
post #58 of 270
hope4light - yay for good news :: I am cheering you and your follicles on For what it's worth, along this journey, even when I've tried not to get too excited to protect myself from possible disappointment it really hasn't seemed to work that way. I'm to the point now where I'm going to be excited as long as I have reason to be excited And I have a great therapist to help me through the uglies if needed We've all worked long and hard to get good news - take it when you can and revel in it :: And breathe if you can, breathing is good
post #59 of 270
Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I will try to do better tomorrow. I would actually be more fearful of my husband doing it. I don't know why but maybe it would be better?

Hopeforlight: i will be praying all goes well for you and you get a BFP.

What does beta 7/7 mean??? I have seen that here and on another IVF board.
post #60 of 270
Beta is the blood test to see if you're pregnant (it measure the pregnancy hormone hcg which stands for human chorionic gonadotropin I think). Beta 7/7 means that's when they're having their blood drawn to see if they're pregnant.
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