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  • @emmasemm We are unexplained infertility (but most likely due to age... I am 43 and DH is 41) I have perfectly awesome numbers across the boards ("the ovaries of someone half your age" according to my RE who always laments I should have been an egg donor earlier in life. haha) Last cycle we triggered at day 12 and retrieved 36 hours later: got 24 retrieved, 18M, 14F and 6 day 6 blasts that went to PGS....1 Normie that we transferred and *tw* lost at 7weeks *end tw*.)

    Feeling great about this cycle, and just ready to start.  Only shot Im worried about is my hCg trigger that I will have to give myself (DH out of town on business!) and he always does my IM shots!



    BusinessWifetinjp78
  • @cmiller73. Your HCG was IM??  All of mine were subq!  :#
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    tinjp78
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  • @BusinessWife YES :( I had all subQ stims and also my lupron trigger was subQ....but I got the needle in the butt for the micro dose of hCg :( hope I have the guts to do it! #scaredycat
    BusinessWifetinjp78
  • Well that's me done with the first injection!
    i feel quite lucky as we have the Pergoveris pen, so it was really fast and simple, and I did put a cold pack on for a minute first and it was nice and straightforward (DH said it's down to his great skill of course...  ;) )
    4 more nights of injections and then first monitoring...

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    BusinessWifecmiller73funkykeytinjp78
  • Hey ladies I need help calming myself down. So my retrieval on Tue was cancelled and now I have US tomorrow and potential retrieval Wed. I only have one dose of ganarelix left and if we decide to go one more day I do not know how to get more on time! Plus I am constantly afraid that I will ovulate on my own before ER. It is my first IVF and I don't know what to expect. I need somebody to talk me back into sanity. Crazy lady here
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
  • @DecemberDoll27
    oh no!

    Ok firstly please keep breathing - as you wrote like you did it without taking a single breath.

    Secondly what time is your appointment tomorrow?
    And where are you located?

    I know there were some ladies in other threads who got meds overnighted and some pharmacies who have them in stock in major cities... 
    @businesswife @dragonette505 do either of you remember who had the overnight deliveries?

    Also I've been told with the dose of Ganarelix I have normally people only need them every 3-4 days and you shouldn't take them within 48 hours. So you might be good anyhow.

    I hope and am sure your clinic can help to speed it up - you can't be the first person they've had in this kind of position

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    BusinessWifeloverin
  • @decemberdoll27 also to add, nothing crazy - we invest our heart and souls (and time and money) into this and do everything we can to make it work, if you weren't worried, then that would be more worrying

    We've got you

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    BusinessWifetinjp78
  • Thank you @emmasemm!  I think I am just going slightly insane here because it is weekend and I have nothing to distract me. We are in Minneapolis and my clinic made me order only 3 shots of ganerelix so I guess they know what they are doing. It is just hard to wait and not know! My US is at 9:30 am tomorrow, only 17.5 hours to go.
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
  • Hey ladies I need help calming myself down. So my retrieval on Tue was cancelled and now I have US tomorrow and potential retrieval Wed. I only have one dose of ganarelix left and if we decide to go one more day I do not know how to get more on time! Plus I am constantly afraid that I will ovulate on my own before ER. It is my first IVF and I don't know what to expect. I need somebody to talk me back into sanity. Crazy lady here
    If you have one last dose of Ganirelix you will take that tonight as usual.  If after your scan tomorrow morning, they tell you to trigger Monday night, for a Wednesday retrieval, then you're all set!  I did not take Ganirelix with my trigger as they would have an opposing effect on one another.  So trigger just however and at whatever time(s) your doctor tells you to.  Then you will most likely not have ANY sticks the night before retrieval (weird feeling like you must be forgetting something, but you're not). You'll be fine. ❤

    CVS Specialty will overnight, Schrafts will even same-day local, but we didn't actually need it. When my doctor had me stim an extra night and I was out of follistim, I just had to swing by the REs office to pick up a sample cartridge from the nurse.  Your nurses will have your back, too. ;)
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    emmasemmtinjp78
  • @businesswife thanks! I had a feeling you had been on some posts about this before...

    Good thing you joined us in September :-)

    @Decemberdoll27 can I also recommend ice cream in lieu of wine to help calm the nerves?
    And I am pretty sure this is going to me freaking out a week from now

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    BusinessWifetinjp78
  • @DecemberDoll27  If they want you to stim for another day or two, make sure to let your nurse know that you are out of Ganerelix.  They usually have meds on hand just for this.  My cycle started a few days early and we hadn't ordered Cetrotide or the trigger yet, since it was a holiday and I was going to be in Canada when I needed to start it my nurse gave me two doses to get me by until I got back in town.  
    Melissa 39 - DH 45
    TTC # 1 - 4 years, 7 IUIs, 3 IVF, 1 FET, 2 M/C, DD 2015 :)
    TTC # 2 - IVF # 4 March 2017 Long Lupron, 150 Gonal F, 150 Menopur
                                 21R, 12M, 7F, Transferred 2 Froze 1 - BFN
                    FET # 2  May 2017 - BFN
                    IVF # 5 Sep 2017 - Antagonist, no BCP.  200 iu Follistim, 150 iu Menopur, Cetrotide started day 5, Lupron trigger
                                 19R, 13M, 12F, No Transfer - 2 "beautiful" blasts frozen
                    FET # 3 Nov 2017
    emmasemmBusinessWifetinjp78
  • Thank you so much @emmasemm and @BusinessWife! It is nice to know that clinics have extra meds, it makes me feel much better! Eating icecream :-) very excited for retrieval this coming week

    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    BusinessWifeemmasemm
  • @sunnyrain2 looks like some well grouped follies! Fx they continue to grow together

    @businesswife woohoo!!! 

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    BusinessWifeadirattinjp78
  • Hi Ladies,

     I've been following this thread for a couple days now and  just wanted to introduce myself. As you can tell from the title this is my first time going through IVF. Tonight will be day four of stimulation for me. I had my first scan today and the doctor saw 13 follicles in total. His exact words were "the follicles are slowly waking up".  So I guess it's going to be a long cycle for me. So far I am on three vials of Menopur and 225 Gonal-F.  We might be adding Ganirelix starting today or Tomm depending on BW.  Sending good thoughts and positive vibes everyone's way. Hope it's a successful cycle for all of us :) 
    latvaughanashcmiller73BusinessWifetinjp78
  • Woohoo so much movement here! So excited for you ladies! Afm -- we are finally cleared to start ivf!!!! I am so excited I could barf. Today is my last bcp then tomorrow I have a baseline ultrasound and start estrace. The doc wants me to do a few days of estrace priming for POI (a close cousin of DOR) before I start actual stims. The nurse is ordering my meds and we are having the first official day of stims Fri or Sat. I can't believe it!  


    loverinBusinessWifetinjp78
  • Holy cow! Haven't checked this board since Friday and 49 new posts?! Haha, I need to not skip weekends. :) 

    TTC since 2012 | Unexplained Infertility -- Sept 2017 found cyst seemingly confirming previously suspected endometriosis | IVF Sept/Oct 2017 Negative | FET scheduled early December

    "When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul."

    BusinessWifeartemis618tinjp78
  • Hi Ladies,

     I've been following this thread for a couple days now and  just wanted to introduce myself. As you can tell from the title this is my first time going through IVF. Tonight will be day four of stimulation for me. I had my first scan today and the doctor saw 13 follicles in total. His exact words were "the follicles are slowly waking up".  So I guess it's going to be a long cycle for me. So far I am on three vials of Menopur and 225 Gonal-F.  We might be adding Ganirelix starting today or Tomm depending on BW.  Sending good thoughts and positive vibes everyone's way. Hope it's a successful cycle for all of us :) 
    Hi, welcome! You may want to go change your username on The Knot so we can recognize you and tag you more easily :)


    BusinessWifetinjp78

  • @Knottie8eea7706ad8d0086 Welcome to the group! We are all hoping for lucky month of September here! 

    @BusinessWife Yey for embrio banking and one more round of IVF! 

    @sunnyrain2 your numbers are looking good! And thank you for responding to my freak out yesterday! I do not know what I would do without ladies from this group! Fingers crossed for good US on Wednesday!

    @emmasemm How are the stims going? 

    @loverin Praying everything is ok weather wise. How are you holding up there?

    AFM, Had my US today and we have 6 good looking follies, they scheduled ER for Wed at 10am ( trigger tonight). I am cautiously optimistic but waiting for them to switch dates on me again... I am still a little disappointed with the low number but I guess 6 is better than none, right? Wondering why my ovaries are not as responsive. I am not even 30 yet, WTF?!


    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    adiratBusinessWifetinjp78
  • @adirat Thanks! I was trying to figure out how to do that!
    adiratBusinessWifetinjp78
  • Wow ladies - looks like we are all up and running! 

    @rainbows2018 welcome and fx your stims keep everything waking up not too slowly! How have your first injections been going?

    @adirat haha! I know the feeling, I thought my nausea was PMS last week but actually I think it's just pure excitement! Is it weird to be excited to inject with drugs lol??? The end of the week will be here so fast and you're going to be right in there with us all in the hot phase!

    @latvaughanash how's it going? Hope you had a good weekend!

    @decemberdoll27 Stims so far smooth - just waiting for DH to get home for second injection, let's see if he's as good a shot as he was last night hehe!
    And six good looking follies is brilliant - just think quality over quantity! If they know what's good for them they won't dare change your ER date ;-)

    @loverin yes, how is it? Has the storm passed you or is it on its way still? I saw all the photos online of the Keys... unbelievable...



    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

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  • Thanks ladies! Nice to have a supporting group rooting for one another. 

    @emmasem so far so good. The Menopur hurt a lot the first day but now I just take my time with the shot so the last two days have been bearable. Per MD Ganirelix is the worst so not looking fwd to that one. 

    @adirat You're not alone. I'm like a kid on Xmas morning when it comes to doing my shots. Just hoping it all works out in the end. 
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  • @adirat Yay! We'll be so close! I start meds next Monday! Cracking up that you're getting nauseous just from being so excited. :) BUT I feel you at the same time and will probably be feeling like that myself as next week gets closer!

    @emmasemm I had a great weekend, hope you did as well! 2 days left of birth control and I can't wait! 

    I'm already having to start the tricky balance of figuring out how to be out of the office for work for hours at a time without giving myself away. I have some big meetings next week in addition to the 3 hours I'll be out, even to just get blood tests, so I think that is going to make the time between starting and my retrieval FLY by!

    TTC since 2012 | Unexplained Infertility -- Sept 2017 found cyst seemingly confirming previously suspected endometriosis | IVF Sept/Oct 2017 Negative | FET scheduled early December

    "When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul."

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  • @latvaughanash and others who've done this before: does it get harder as you progress with the stim shots? Originally I was planning on taking some PTO but so far I've been fine. Just wondering if things will drastically. 
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  • BusinessWife I've had both IM and SubQ HCG. 

    emmasemm Hang in there! It's so many shots!

    DecemberDoll27 I only had 6, 5 fertilized, 2 made it to blasts and TW I have had BFP results! It only takes one!

    I have my beta tomorrow.
    *TW*
    me 36  |  him 42 | 
     married 5/2016
    ttc with TI June 2016 - Nov 2016 = BFN 
    Nov 2016 dx male infertility - intermittent azoospermia during intercourse & unexplained

    •  Dec 2016 - IUI #1 | cd 30/10 dpiui: BFP | 8w4d: MC by D&C due to blighted ovum
    •  Mar 2017 - IUI #2, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    •  April 2017 - IUI #3, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    •  May 2017 - IUI #4, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    • June 2017 - IVF #1, 5 eggs retrieved, 4 fertilized, 2 high quality blasts chillin'. During retrieval, Dr. had to go through my uterus so we switched from fresh transfer to frozen. Giving my uterus a full cycle to heal.
    • August/September 2017 - Natural FET #1, transferred one day 5/6 embryo on Sept 3rd, Beta #1 171, Beta #2 402.6 | Saw heartbeat at 6 weeks, 3 days | BFP
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  • loverinloverin
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    Seriously so excited to see everyone up and going!! Between insurance (or lack there of) to approvals and everything, it's exciting to see everyone get what they needed to start. Welcome @rainbows2018! I'm on night 5 of stims so just a day ahead and also the first time! It's nice to have a group of ladies to go through this with. 

    AFM we are through the storm and thankfully did not lose power! Super blessed to not have damage like we did last year so just fingers crossed that my ultrasound still happens tomorrow and that it's good results! I'm trying not to be too complacent and also not panic cause I have no idea what it's going to look like. I have no idea how many follicles they'll see or how stimulated they'll be! 

    When did you ladies start to feel the effects of the stims? We went on a walk tonight around our neighborhood to see how everyone fared and I had a bit of a pinch (like you get when you've been walking or running about) and soreness in my left side that was low and wouldn't go away. I've been sore in my stomach and had headaches but so far haven't had much bloating yet. What have you all experienced? 
    Me & DH: 28  |  TTC since May 2016  |  DH: Morphology 0%  |  2 IUI's with Clomid - BFN  |  IVF ICSI Sept. 2017
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  • For me reactions to stims are really mild.  I had a little bloating and full feeling in the beginning that went away. I'm on day 9 now and have a mild lower back ache and full feeling that came back.  It doesn't impact my day. I save my time off for ER, I take two days off then.

     It is recommended to take it easy as your ovaries get bigger due to the risk of torsion. I only know one person that had an issue with torsion and it was after ER but she was 5 weeks pg and needed surgery due to it. 
    Melissa 39 - DH 45
    TTC # 1 - 4 years, 7 IUIs, 3 IVF, 1 FET, 2 M/C, DD 2015 :)
    TTC # 2 - IVF # 4 March 2017 Long Lupron, 150 Gonal F, 150 Menopur
                                 21R, 12M, 7F, Transferred 2 Froze 1 - BFN
                    FET # 2  May 2017 - BFN
                    IVF # 5 Sep 2017 - Antagonist, no BCP.  200 iu Follistim, 150 iu Menopur, Cetrotide started day 5, Lupron trigger
                                 19R, 13M, 12F, No Transfer - 2 "beautiful" blasts frozen
                    FET # 3 Nov 2017
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  • @loverin So glad you guys are OK and came out mostly unscathed! 

    I would also be interested to hear from the veterans here whether it's necessary to take some time off of work... I had been planning to work from home during stims but got put into a couple meetings so I am wondering...


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  • My experience last time was similar to @sunnyrain2 @adirat @loverin I felt full and a bit bloated a few days in, then mostly fine, and a bit more bloated/uncomfortable closer to retrieval.  Nothing I had to take off for except retrieval.  I would have appreciated a day off the next day as well, but I didn't have it, so I pushed through.  It was really fine, mostly just uncomfortable gas pains!  :o
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    loverinadirattinjp78
  • Well good news is I can keep going with this cycle! (Hallelujah) He didn't "blow me out" which is good, BUT apparently my ovaries and lining are doing a whole lot of nada (they take after me). He dosed me with the hope of keeping me from overstimulating while he couldn't see me but apparently it wasn't doing a whole lot. I don't know how many he saw on each side but he kept saying 7 and 8 so I'm guessing he was referencing the sizes. (He's not always the best at explaining what he's talking about lol ) So he upped my dosing to 350 unites of follistim so hopefully that kicks those little ladies into gear! 

    @adirat I'm wondering the same thing. I plan on taking the transfer and retrieval days off for sure, just trying to decide if I want to take more than that. Because I'm hoping to do a fresh transfer that's a lot of sick leave at once so I'm trying to balance it so it isn't obvious to everyone something is going on. 
    Me & DH: 28  |  TTC since May 2016  |  DH: Morphology 0%  |  2 IUI's with Clomid - BFN  |  IVF ICSI Sept. 2017
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  • Hello, 

    @loverin I am happy you are not wasting a cycle! Hopfuly higher dose will do the job! 
    @sunnyrain2 how did the US go today? 

    AFM, I triggerred yesterday night and ER is tomorrow morning. However... Wait for it! - I woke up to fever, sore throat and runny nose today! ( and I am on antibiotics for f' s sake!) Went to the clinic today anyway for BW to chech if the trigger took and talked to the nurse. They said we will see how I am tomorrow and decide if we will continue with the retrieval! Last time I cried that much was when my ectopic was diagnosed! What is wrong with me? 

    Need some positive vibes! 
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    BusinessWifeadirattinjp78
  • GL @DecemberDoll27. Hope everything is okay!!! ❤❤❤
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    adirattinjp78
  • Thanks businesswife. When are you starting your next IVF cycle?
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
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  • Good luck @DecemberDoll27 ! I hope it doesn't impact your retrieval!

    @loverin I am definitely going to take off work for the retrieval and the day after based on advice from ladies here...I hope that's plenty!

    Afm -- baseline this morning showed an AFC of 7+7 which is a tad better than my January AFC of 7+5. I guess if I can convert those into 14 eggs that'll be as good as can be expected with my amh and poi dx. I'm on estrace for a few days then start stims Friday or Saturday...eek!


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  • I just got a call from my nurse regarding my blood work yesterday. Apparently my LH is a little high, which is not great. If I ovulate before ER I'll be so upset. She said that sometimes Menopur can cause an elevated LH so I have to go in today for bw so they'll have the results at my scan tomorrow. They want to make sure LH isn't rising. 

    My last antagonist cycle was very different. I had no idea LH could rise while taking Cetrotide 
    Melissa 39 - DH 45
    TTC # 1 - 4 years, 7 IUIs, 3 IVF, 1 FET, 2 M/C, DD 2015 :)
    TTC # 2 - IVF # 4 March 2017 Long Lupron, 150 Gonal F, 150 Menopur
                                 21R, 12M, 7F, Transferred 2 Froze 1 - BFN
                    FET # 2  May 2017 - BFN
                    IVF # 5 Sep 2017 - Antagonist, no BCP.  200 iu Follistim, 150 iu Menopur, Cetrotide started day 5, Lupron trigger
                                 19R, 13M, 12F, No Transfer - 2 "beautiful" blasts frozen
                    FET # 3 Nov 2017
    BusinessWifetinjp78
  • @sunnyrain2 ohhh, I am sorry for your LH! Hoping for your levels to go down!  
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    BusinessWifetinjp78
  • @DecemberDoll27 Oh gosh, I hope you can take it easy today and wake up tomorrow feeling good as new!!

    My tentative retrieval date is a Friday-Sunday, so I'm kind of hoping it ends up earlier in the weekend so I don't technically have to miss work, but will take that Monday off if I need to based on what all of you are saying! My doctor doesn't require any sort of bed rest or anything, just wants you to get back to normal life, but I'm never against having a day to take it easy. :) 

    TTC since 2012 | Unexplained Infertility -- Sept 2017 found cyst seemingly confirming previously suspected endometriosis | IVF Sept/Oct 2017 Negative | FET scheduled early December

    "When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul."

    BusinessWifetinjp78
  • @DecemberDoll27 oh no, I would cry too! Rest today, drink lots of liquids and fingers crossed that you're feeling better tomorrow morning! 

    @sunnyrain2 when is your ER expected to be? So sorry they came back high! 
    Me & DH: 28  |  TTC since May 2016  |  DH: Morphology 0%  |  2 IUI's with Clomid - BFN  |  IVF ICSI Sept. 2017
    BusinessWifetinjp78
  • Thank you for kind words everybody! I really don't care how I feel but I am really concerned about the quality of the eggs at this point! ( can't stop crying) is my stupid flu affecting the eggs? 
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    BusinessWifetinjp78
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