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  • @tosh24 thats great! Congrats!
    @marfi236 I am so sorry about your grandma. So many hugs. I hope AF holds out!

    AFM- started MD lupron last night- that shit stings worse than menopur. I start menopur and Gonal tonight and my next u/s is on Saturday. Also, reading about everyone with injections makes me super giggle. I give shots for a living and I remember doing them at first and being such an idiot, but for this IVF stuff my nurse had me come in for a class, and after seeing I could mix them all together I stopped her and told her my job and she was like 'oh, ok, then we are done here', lol.

    I do wonder why everyones doctors dont say to mix them all? In the PM I get to mix my gonal (or follistim last cycle) with the menopur and the ganirelix (or MD lupron), so it was all only 1 shot....so much easier than 2 or 3 separate shots.
    Started TTC #1 August 2016
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018- 4 frosties and a BFP! 
    DS born Sept 2018
    Baby #2 Due Feb 2020



    beachbunnyxo123AlohaKumuizza2
  • @marfi236 Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma!! Maybe check in with you dr's office and let them know what's going on. Maybe they would be ok push the appointment to Monday if AF shows.  ((hugs))

    @kiwi2628 Thanks for the tip about mixing them all!! That's great to know! I'm guessing they don't tell us to because everything is either pre-filled or like with Follistim has it's own pen. Do you usually dial up say the Follistim pen and add to the already mixed menopur? Just curious in case I get the nerve to try it! :)
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



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  • @kristimh80 I would talk to your doctor before mixing them all together, but my doctor has me mix them all. I take 1/2 ml of the sterile water and add it to one menopur bottle, and then take my gonal pen and mix that into my other menopur bottle and then pull one menopur bottle into the other and pull it all up in 1 syringe. 
    Started TTC #1 August 2016
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018- 4 frosties and a BFP! 
    DS born Sept 2018
    Baby #2 Due Feb 2020



  • Thanks, ladies!

    @marfi236 If I have to freeze, they told me I can transfer next cycle which will end up being a last week of January/first week of February transfer. I'm so sorry about you Grandma. I hope it works out that you are able to see her this weekend.

    @Roeni I'm so sorry about your cycle being pushed back. It's such an emotional rollercoaster. I was supposed to start my IVF cycle in November and it got pushed back to December which I was really bummed about. Turns out, it was way better logistically and emotionally for me to complete the cycle in December, so I hope there's a silver lining in your case too :)

    @northbeach3 My AFC this cycle was 16. I don't know if that is accurate, though. At my last clinic, the baseline u/s was always at least 20 min long and they spent a lot of time counting follicles. My AFC was always between 26-40. At this new clinic, the u/s tech spends like 30 sec doing the baseline u/s and has always gotten significantly less counts. So, who knows. The AFC for my right ovary this cycle was 6 and I ended up retrieving about 10 eggs from that side. So far I am chugging Gatorade and I premade a bunch of salty dinners for the week on Monday and stocked up on protein and salty snacks.

    @J1006 FX that the bump in meds gives your ovaries a boost! What were your last counts?

    @kiwi2628 Ugh, sorry the MD Lupron is so uncomfortable :( GL with starting stims tonight - I hope this is a great protocol for you!

    AFM, spoke to the embryologist this morning. Out of the 22 eggs, 17-18 were mature (she couldn't tell me for sure because we split fertilization between ICSI and conventional fertilization and they don't check maturity when doing conventional fertilization). Of the 17-18 mature, 16 fertilized!!! I will get another update tomorrow. I was told two different things about my transfer - doctor yesterday said freeze all, but then when the nurse updated me she told me to start progesterone today and we'd do a transfer on Sunday. So not sure what I'm supposed to be doing. When I talked to the embryologist this morning she said sometimes the doctors say freeze all because on paper it looks like an OHSS risk, but that if they assess me in the days following and I am OK, they'll still go ahead with the transfer. So, just waiting for a call back to see what I'm supposed to do. I started my prometrium just in case.

    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    kristimh80BababattyAlohaKumuizza2
  • @kiwi2628 I will definetly ask at my next basline...thanks for the tips!!

    @tosh24 That's amazing!!! I take it you're not doing PGS testing? We have to, but have considered doing ICSI as well just to know they get in there! lol It sounds like everything for you is progressing get this cycle!
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    tosh24Bababatty
  • efavell02efavell02 member
    edited January 2018
    @tosh24 Congrats on the fertilization count! That's awesome. I'm finding out that the one thing that's making this process bearable is savoring the little victories along the way. I was so relieved and happy just when our baseline ultrasound looked all clear, and we got the go ahead to start stims. I bet you are so happy and relieved for the good count. Yay!!

    @kiwi2628 I have my first followup on Saturday as well. FX for a good report for both of us.

    Has anyone gotten headaches from the Menopur, or any of the meds? I have taken Menopur and follistim so far, but right after taking the menopur both yesterday and today, I got a huge headache

    Also, anyone else doing acupuncture during this? I've done a few 4-5 sessions so far. I hope it helps with my lining. If the lining is looking thin during followup ultrasounds, what do they do about it?
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    KristoKekerooni
  • @tosh24 OMG that is a great fert report!! FX you get some good blasts!

    @marfi236 I am so sorry about your grandma and the added stress of AF timing! I really hope you’re able to go this weekend. 

    AFM We had a 2nd opinion appointment—after two failed IVF cycles we felt this was warranted—and it looks like we’re switching clinics.  :# I’m very impressed with this new doc and I’ll get more personalized monitoring. If we rush, we might still be able to do IVF this month, but we’ll see. DH and I need to talk tonight because I expect AF around MLK Day.
    *TW*
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid Oct. 2016-June 2017. July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN. :/ October/November 2017 - FET #1 11/2. CP. :'( January 2018 - Second opinion and changed clinics February/March 2018 - IVF #2 - 19 retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized (ICSI), 5 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 4 frozen. CP. May/June 2018 - FET #2 5/30. Loss at 6 weeks. July 2018 - PGS testing = 2 normal embryos August/September 2018 - FET #3 cancelled (wonky hormones); September/October 2018 - FET #3 10/4 BFP EDD 6/22/19
    kristimh80izza2
  • @marfi236 I hope you’re able to spend time with your grandma this weekend. what’s your AF status today? Think you’ll make it through the weekend? 

    @tosh24 oh man, your brain must be doing loops at the slim possibility of doing a fresh transfer! Glad you had so many that fertilized... fx for a high proportion making it to day 5. Also, thanks for sharing your AFC.  that gives me hope for some increase in the preliminary numbers. Now to hope they are mature!

    @kiwi2628 and @efavell02 yalls next U/s is before me... I don’t go in again until Monday! I’ll have to live vicariously through your follicle monitoring. 

    AFM, experienced moderate bloating last night after the first Gonal F shot and it maintained through the morning. Doing okay at the moment but that seemed like just a taste of what’s to come... oh boy!
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


    kristimh80
  • @Bababatty So glad you got a 2nd opinion and found a new doctor that you like!! FX you can fit it all in this month!! 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    Bababatty
  • @tosh24 congrats! fx th enumerate stay great! 
    @Bababatty glad you’re feeling good about a clinic switch. That would be awesome if the timing works out for this month! 
    @efavell02 I only got a headache after day 1, but I’m thinking it was more stress induced. I’m taking the Menopur at night. Maybe that helps? Hope they go away for you, though :( 

    AFM - first monitoring appointment today and I have no idea what to think. Other than a med update (stay on same dose of Menpour and gonal-f, add cetrotide) they gave no feedback. By the time I got off work and got the message, clinic was closed. I hate not having details! Is it good, bad, normal, alien, what? Sigh. Next appointment is Saturday. Maybe they’ll be more forthcoming then. 
    Bababatty
  • @halfanewt omg that would drive me nuts! I would need all the details too! I hope you get more info on Saturday.
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    Bababatty
  • @tosh24. That’s fantastic news!  My baseline estrogen was 33 and it’s was only up to 44 after 4 days of stims. My follicles were small some only 1mm. They didn’t give me a total count but I tried to keep track as she measured probably about 10-12 total. I go in tomorrow morning. Hopefully this bump in meds is doing what it’s supposed to. 
    Me: 29  DH:29
    Married: 10/6/2012
    TTC #1 since May 2013
    April 2017 - IUI #1- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    May 2017 - IUI #2- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    June 2017 - IUI #3- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN
    July 2017 - IUI #4- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN

    September 2017 - IVF Consult
    January 2018 - IVF - 2 Frozen Embryos
    March 2018 - FET #1
    April 2018  FET #1 - BFP! - ended in CP
    Sept 2018 - FET #2


    Bababatty
  • @northbeach3 It's seeming likely that it'll hold off until Saturday at the very least and that's the most I ask because we will be back on Sunday so I'll be able to make a Monday CD3 appointment!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long and child/loss mentioned)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 31, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 31, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET #1 - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061! Due 11/18/2018
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    October 8, 2018 - Son born at 34 weeks and a day due to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  Spent 13 days in the NICU.
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2 - Retrieval 8/1 - 5 Day 5 embryos frozen
    August 2019 - FET #1 - Cancelled - No Trilaminar Lining
    September 2019 - FET #1 - Transfer 9/25 (1 day 5 embryo) - Chemical Pregnancy - 1st beta (9dp5dt): 110; 2nd beta (14dp5dt): 357; 3rd beta (16dp5dt): 188; 4th beta (23dp5dt): 7
    November 2019 - FET #2 - Transfer 11/6 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFN
    December 2019 - FET #3 - Transfer 12/11 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP! - 1st beta (8dp5dt): 102; 2nd beta (15dp5dt): 2636! Due 08/28/2020
    Bababatty
  • @marfi236 woo, sounds promising that the cycles will align! I’m glad you’ll get to visit with your grandma. I’m sure she will appreciate everyone’s presence. 

    @halfanewt what day of stims are you on? We’re you able to catch anything when they were doing the ultrasound? That’s usually the only time I have to hear the measurements and can ask follow ups. My clinic isn’t very good over the phone, they are usually vague and don’t explain the blood work results. V. Frustrating. 
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


    Bababatty
  • Hey guys, no headaches yet today from the Menopur! Hopefully that was just my body adjusting the first couple days.
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    tosh24northbeach3Bababatty
  • Hi, I could use some help with needles. I'm not sure which needles go to which med, and I think I am missing some things. 

    Here are my meds (injectibles)
    -Follistim, Gonal, but those just use the little tiny cap things for the pens, not any real needles, yeah?
    -cetrotide/ganirelix, but I think those are prefilled syringes
    -Menopur
    -Leuprolide 2 week kit
    -Progesterone
    -HCG
    I think that's it?

    for needles, I have all the little caps for gonal and follistim, 
    -Q caps, which say reconstitution, so I think those are for menopur mixing, but I have no idea how to use them. 
    -30 3 cc 18g 1.5 in needle/syringe
    -8 3 cc 22 g 1.5 in needle (was prescribed 30)
    -30 3 cc 22 g 1.5 needle with no syringe, just caps
    -14  28 g 0.5 in needle/syringe (was not prescribed, I don't think... what do I use these for?)
    -0 3cc 25g 5/8 in needle/syringe (was prescribed, but didn't receive)

    So which meds do the needles belong to, and what do I need to order? 
    TTC #1 since September 2014
    Diagnoses: RPL, Endometriosis, MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    Check out my Infertility blog 
    Check out my Infertility Instagram

    Loss History (TW):
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 18 July 2016, loss confirmed same day
    BFP: 04 March 2018, loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    BFP: 12 June 2018, TWINS; D&C 06 July 2018
    TTC History (TW):
    3 losses in 2015
    Met with OBGYN in January 2016
    Me: all clear, H: OAT
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: H tested again,  High DNA fragmentation and stainability
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    December 2017 SA: Zero improvement after embolization
    January IVF- 25 retrieved, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, 3 frozen day fives (3AA, 3AA, 3AA), 1 frozen day 6 (5BB), 1 frozen day 7 (3CC)
    Three PGS normal (3AA, 3AA, 5BB), one inconclusive (3AA)
    FET #1: 27 February 2018, 3AA & 5BB, one stuck! BFP 04 March 2018.... Loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    May 2018: SHG/SIS = all clear "beautiful uterus"
    FET #2: 04 June 2018, 3AA PGS normal embryo, 3AA PGS hatching inconclusive embryo. 
    BFP: 12 June 2018, EDD 20 February 2019
    Ultrasound, 25 June 2018: There are two
    Lost Baby A 02 July 2018
    Baby B not growing, D&C 06 July 2018
    Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, chromotubation: 23 July 2018: blocked right tube, heavily inflamed, covered in endo. Removed right tube. Removed more endo from uterus, tubes, ovaries. Endo remains on bladder and bowel. 
    Next Up:
    TTC Naturally, possibly IUIs for remainder of 2018. 
    ER#2 ~Jan 2019
            

    izza2
  • @Kristokekerooni Not sure I’m going to be any help, but IIRC For the q-caps you still use some of the syringes. There are great videos on Freedom’s website. For the first few days we went through them step by step as we mixed and injected meds. And also I believe you mix large, inject small—in terms of needle size. 
    *TW*
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid Oct. 2016-June 2017. July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN. :/ October/November 2017 - FET #1 11/2. CP. :'( January 2018 - Second opinion and changed clinics February/March 2018 - IVF #2 - 19 retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized (ICSI), 5 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 4 frozen. CP. May/June 2018 - FET #2 5/30. Loss at 6 weeks. July 2018 - PGS testing = 2 normal embryos August/September 2018 - FET #3 cancelled (wonky hormones); September/October 2018 - FET #3 10/4 BFP EDD 6/22/19
    KristoKekerooni
  • efavell02efavell02 member
    edited January 2018
    *EDITED for accuracy

    @KristoKekerooni I don't know all of them but I'll help with what I can!

    Follistim just gets those little caps/needles that screw on to the pens. Don't know about gonal f.

    Ganerelix is a prefilled syringe.

    The Q caps are for menopur. You have to take the needle cap off the syringe, then put on the q cap. Attach it to the liquid and draw it up. Then put the q cap/syringe on the powder tablet/menopur bottle and push the liquid in. Draw it all back up in to the syringe, take off the Q cap and put the needle cap back on. There's lots of good videos out there for this too.

    I got the "3 cc 18g 1.5 in needle/syringe" for my novarel trigger shot.

    My guess for the 3cc 25g 5/8 in needle/syringe that you were prescribed but didn't recieve, was that they gave you the 28g 0.5 in needle/syringe instead, because it's very similar and probably what they had in stock. That's what I was given for my Menopur.

    Maybe the others are for Lupron? I'm not taking that, so I don't know.  Sorry, I wish I could be more help! Have you done your med training/nurse consult yet? They should tell you what everything is for at that and how to use it.
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


  • So I'm a travel patient, so we don't really have a training session. I'm not worried about the actual injecting part, my H is a nurse. But I wasn't sure if it mattered what meds go with what needles. I can ask them I guess. I just go tsuch weird combos. 
    TTC #1 since September 2014
    Diagnoses: RPL, Endometriosis, MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    Check out my Infertility blog 
    Check out my Infertility Instagram

    Loss History (TW):
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 18 July 2016, loss confirmed same day
    BFP: 04 March 2018, loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    BFP: 12 June 2018, TWINS; D&C 06 July 2018
    TTC History (TW):
    3 losses in 2015
    Met with OBGYN in January 2016
    Me: all clear, H: OAT
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: H tested again,  High DNA fragmentation and stainability
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    December 2017 SA: Zero improvement after embolization
    January IVF- 25 retrieved, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, 3 frozen day fives (3AA, 3AA, 3AA), 1 frozen day 6 (5BB), 1 frozen day 7 (3CC)
    Three PGS normal (3AA, 3AA, 5BB), one inconclusive (3AA)
    FET #1: 27 February 2018, 3AA & 5BB, one stuck! BFP 04 March 2018.... Loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    May 2018: SHG/SIS = all clear "beautiful uterus"
    FET #2: 04 June 2018, 3AA PGS normal embryo, 3AA PGS hatching inconclusive embryo. 
    BFP: 12 June 2018, EDD 20 February 2019
    Ultrasound, 25 June 2018: There are two
    Lost Baby A 02 July 2018
    Baby B not growing, D&C 06 July 2018
    Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, chromotubation: 23 July 2018: blocked right tube, heavily inflamed, covered in endo. Removed right tube. Removed more endo from uterus, tubes, ovaries. Endo remains on bladder and bowel. 
    Next Up:
    TTC Naturally, possibly IUIs for remainder of 2018. 
    ER#2 ~Jan 2019
            

    izza2
  • So it's been a really busy weekend/week for me both at home and work and I am super behind on posts so I'm just going to throw out a Happy New Year to all, hugs to anyone who needs one, and a Yay it's January the time is here to everyone!

    As I mentioned, I had a pretty busy New Years weekend.  I spent 2 of the 3 days getting our house in order for the upcoming craziness.  I sometimes get a bit carried away when I start to clean, so not only did I clean every inch of every surface, I also went through closets and took a bunch of stuff to good will and got allt he closets in the house organized (except for DH's, I'm leaving that for him to do).  So my house is clean....just will need to do light touch ups over the next couple of weeks (vacuum once or twice, take the duster to things, easy stuff)

    Baseline on the 28th was good, everything was right where it should be.  I had my first monitoring US and labs yesterday..again everything was right where it should be.  I go back in on Saturday.

    Now I'm just working on getting everything at work ready to go since I don't know what days I will be in next week...............and I'm just realizing now as I type this that I am probably within a week of my egg retrieval. EEEEEK!!!!!!
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    kristimh80Bababattyshortstack930izza2
  • @hoffmanr7 You are my spirit animal!! That's my plan for tomorrow since I'll be off work. Deep clean and take all holiday decor away! Life feels less stressfull when things are in order. Nothing else, it's the one thing we can control during all of this :) 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    hoffmanr7efavell02Bababatty
  • tosh24tosh24 member
    edited January 2018
    @KristoKekerooni wow that all looks super confusing! I didn't use the same meds so I can't offer any advice,  but hope you get it figured out. My clinic told me if I had trouble remembering what to do to check YouTube 'cause there are lots of good videos. 

    @hoffmanr7 I did the same thing! The week before my ER I cleaned all the things, did all the laundry,  and made sure the cupboards were stocked.  The day before the procedure I prepped/froze meals for the week. It sounds like we may be Type A buddies  ;)

    AFM, got an update from the lab this morning that of the 16 that fertilized,  15 are still developing. I will get an update tomorrow (day 3) and then I won't get another update until Day 6 (Monday) when the blasts are done freezing. That's going to be a loooong 3 days!!!!

    Edited to fix typos
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    KristoKekeroonikristimh80hoffmanr7Bababatty
  • @KristoKekerooni I just looked at the needles from my FET progesterone and the 30 18g you have are likely for drawing up the progesterone, then you’ll twist the needle off and inject with the 22g needles. This makes sense since you have 30 of each. :)
    *TW*
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid Oct. 2016-June 2017. July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN. :/ October/November 2017 - FET #1 11/2. CP. :'( January 2018 - Second opinion and changed clinics February/March 2018 - IVF #2 - 19 retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized (ICSI), 5 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 4 frozen. CP. May/June 2018 - FET #2 5/30. Loss at 6 weeks. July 2018 - PGS testing = 2 normal embryos August/September 2018 - FET #3 cancelled (wonky hormones); September/October 2018 - FET #3 10/4 BFP EDD 6/22/19
  • @J1006 & @Bababatty , ahhhh that makes sense! You guys rock! <3 
    TTC #1 since September 2014
    Diagnoses: RPL, Endometriosis, MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    Check out my Infertility blog 
    Check out my Infertility Instagram

    Loss History (TW):
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 18 July 2016, loss confirmed same day
    BFP: 04 March 2018, loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    BFP: 12 June 2018, TWINS; D&C 06 July 2018
    TTC History (TW):
    3 losses in 2015
    Met with OBGYN in January 2016
    Me: all clear, H: OAT
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: H tested again,  High DNA fragmentation and stainability
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    December 2017 SA: Zero improvement after embolization
    January IVF- 25 retrieved, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, 3 frozen day fives (3AA, 3AA, 3AA), 1 frozen day 6 (5BB), 1 frozen day 7 (3CC)
    Three PGS normal (3AA, 3AA, 5BB), one inconclusive (3AA)
    FET #1: 27 February 2018, 3AA & 5BB, one stuck! BFP 04 March 2018.... Loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    May 2018: SHG/SIS = all clear "beautiful uterus"
    FET #2: 04 June 2018, 3AA PGS normal embryo, 3AA PGS hatching inconclusive embryo. 
    BFP: 12 June 2018, EDD 20 February 2019
    Ultrasound, 25 June 2018: There are two
    Lost Baby A 02 July 2018
    Baby B not growing, D&C 06 July 2018
    Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, chromotubation: 23 July 2018: blocked right tube, heavily inflamed, covered in endo. Removed right tube. Removed more endo from uterus, tubes, ovaries. Endo remains on bladder and bowel. 
    Next Up:
    TTC Naturally, possibly IUIs for remainder of 2018. 
    ER#2 ~Jan 2019
            

    Bababatty
  • @tosh24 That's awesome! I'm so glad your embryos are doing so well!!

    I noticed yesterday that my pooch is definitely sticking out more than usual.  I even asked DH to make sure I wasn't going crazy.  And I definitely am starting to have that "full" feeling......but my pants are still fitting.  I have a feeling by then end of the weekend I will be switching to yoga and maternity pants.  Otherwise, I'm mostly just plain tired.  I barely was able to stay awake past 8pm yesterday.
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    tosh24Bababattybeachbunnyxo123KristoKekerooni
  • @tosh24 meh. Just waiting for my monitoring tomorrow and I frankly am terrified. I am so scared that they will see a low number again, or worse, a lower number. The stims themselves are fine- no side effects
    Started TTC #1 August 2016
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018- 4 frosties and a BFP! 
    DS born Sept 2018
    Baby #2 Due Feb 2020



    KristoKekerooni
  • @tosh24 Head aches went away, which is nice. Just starting to get the full/sore feeling. Just kinda feeling tired too. I'm so glad to hear about your embryo report! That's awesome.

    @kiwi2628 I'm super nervous for tomorrow too, but I know you are feeling it on a different level because of your previous cycle. Just know we're here for you, whatever the report is tomorrow.
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    tosh24
  • @hoffmanr7 I feel the same way. Definitely bloated. My pants still fit but I’m definitely rocking leggings this weekend and dresses for work next week. My work pants hit right where most of my injection sites are which was uncomfortable. My stomach is really bruised. I’ve always bruised easily anyway so I guess this is no different.  I don’t really have any side effects. I’ve been getting headaches but I’m prone to headaches so I can’t really blame it on the meds. 

    @kiwi2628 @efavell02 GL tomorrow! 

    @tosh24 that’s great news!!
    Me: 29  DH:29
    Married: 10/6/2012
    TTC #1 since May 2013
    April 2017 - IUI #1- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    May 2017 - IUI #2- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    June 2017 - IUI #3- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN
    July 2017 - IUI #4- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN

    September 2017 - IVF Consult
    January 2018 - IVF - 2 Frozen Embryos
    March 2018 - FET #1
    April 2018  FET #1 - BFP! - ended in CP
    Sept 2018 - FET #2


    tosh24
  • tosh24tosh24 member
    edited January 2018

    @efavell02 Good to hear! Yeah, I wasn't expecting to feel so sore so soon and my nurse made me feel like I was abnormal because she said that other patients didn't normally feel that way. I dunno. Hopefully that means your ovaries are working hard. GL at your appointment tomorrow!

    @kiwi2628 Totally understandable given your experience last cycle. I would be nervous too. I hope you are able to sleep well tonight and that you are pleasantly surprised tomorrow morning with a great report.

    ETA: I didn't see a couple of updates before I responded...

    @hoffmanr7 @J1006 After the first 4 nights stimming I lived in yoga pants and leggings. Nothing else fit. I pretty much ran from the elevator to my office and kept my door closed so that no one would see that I was wearing yoga pants and running shoes lol! Luckily, I've been on vacation since Christmas so only DH had to see me at my absolute worst :p

    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

  •  I tried to change my knottie name hopefully it works... if not I will keep trying. 
    Wow so many ER coming up! It’s really exciting seeing everyone go through these different stages.  I start stimming tomorrow, everything is getting pretty real! All of my injection will be in my tummy. My last 2 rounds of IVF (at a different office) were in my thighs tummy & butt. I’m kinda nervous about the limited area, my tummy is big enough,lol, but it’s a lot of shots!
    Bababattykristimh80
  • Darn, my name didn’t change!
  • GL to the ladies with Saturday monitoring. I’m kinda jealous bc I’ve got to wait until Monday. Hope y’all aren’t experiencing too many side effects. Looking forward to your updates.

    afm, doing okay on day 4 of stims. Mild bloating at bedtime. Fatigue mid day. Pants still fit, even lost 1/2 pound since Tuesday! Hope my brain gives me a mental break this weekend. :)


    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


    kristimh80
  • @kiwi2628 that’s amazing! I’m so happy for you!! We are driving to the clinic now and I’m so nervous, so send some positive vibes my way.
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    kiwi2628tosh24Bababatty
  • efavell02efavell02 member
    edited January 2018
    I had 15 on the left side measuring between 7-11 and 5 on the right  between 7-11. They started with the right and the person wasnt explaining what she saw like they normally do, and all I could see was one follicle. I said “there’s only 1?!” She looked surprised and I felt embarrassed haha. She said no that’s just the biggest one. 
    Nervous for how sensitive that left side is going to get, but I’m happy about the good numbers.

    @hoffmanr7 Wednesday retrieval is so exciting!
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    kristimh80northbeach3BababattyKristoKekerooni
  • Congrats to everyone that's swimming right now. It sounds like you all are getting great results!!!


    AFM:  AF showed overnight, so starting BC tomorrow for 7-8 days, then will have my 1st baseline u/s. Have a feeling this is going to be the longest week ever! lol 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    Bababatty
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