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  • Yeah ladies! Grow follies grow! Did anyone have med adjustments? Sounds like Monday is next monitoring day for some.  

    @hoffmanr7 sounds like you’ll be triggering on Monday! Ahh so soon! All very exciting. 

    @kiwi2628 did your protocol change much from your previous cycles? Wonder what you might attribute your increase in follicle count to. 

    @efavell02 did I remember, was your AFC 18 or 19? So are today’s numbers pretty similar? Hope righty catches up :)

    @halfanewt so glad you got the courage to speak up. I get so much anxiety trying to advocate for myself once I’m in the doctors  office. Sounds like you got some plump ones already. Keep us posted on the b/w results. 
    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)


    tinjp78
  • @northbeach3 yeah my afc was 18 (11 L and 7 R). And today there was 15+5.  I’m not really expecting the right to catch up much, since during iui they could never get it to produce more than 1 or 2, whereas the left always had 4 or 5. So I’m ok with it :) But hopefully they all just keep progressing at the same rate and we get a bunch!
    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


    Bababattykristimh80tinjp78
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  • You guys, I just got a call from my clinic and I feel so discouraged. They said while it’s not unusual to have nothing measureable on day 5, my estrogen is lower than they want at 109. They are doubling my Menopur to two vials and upping the follistim from 225 to 300. I was feeling so good before and now I feel so disappointed... I just went to the pharmacy for more meds this morning and now I have to go back tmrw for more. Just needed to vent.
    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


  • @efavell02 I'm sorry, that stinks. Fx for higher number at your next appt
    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

    tinjp78
  • @efavell02 I felt the exact same way.  My estrogen was low as well after 4 days of stims.  They had to bump up my meds to two vials of Menopur and 450 units of Gonal F.  With the bump in meds it went from 44 to 190 to over 500 today.  I got to see my doctor today and she said she still feels good about everything I just got a slow start.  I was so bummed when I had to order more meds.  My office has been great though and provided me with Gonal and Menopur.  I have enough to get me through the weekend and if I still need it after my Monday appointment with will give me more so I don't have to pay for a refill.  

    RE thinks maybe Wednesday or Friday for my ER.  Even though it would mean more meds, I kind of hope it's Friday.  This way I can take the weekend and relax after.  Follicles were between 6-12 today.  Two new ones popped up on my right side.  I doubt they will mature though.  When does everyone trigger?  I know with my IUIs they triggered when I was about 18 or 20....I keep forgetting to ask during my ultrasounds.
    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


    kristimh80
  • Great updates, everyone!!!!

    @hoffmanr7 Yay, almost at trigger!!!! You're in the home stretch!!!

    @kiwi2628 Amazing update! So, so, happy it looks like the MDL protocol is just what your ovaries needed!

    @efavell02 I know it's hard not to get discouraged, but it's still early on in the stimming process so there is still time. FX the bump in meds jump starts your ovaries!

    @halfanewt Sounds like you have some good growth! Awesome!

    @kristimh80 Woohoo! The train has left the station! So exciting to get started

    @J1006 You're getting close to trigger too! FX your ovaries give one last big push!

    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 

    kristimh80
  • @efavell02 sorry for the disappointment. hope the bump in meds gives your ovaries a wake up call! 

    @J1006 glad the bump in meds worked for you! Fx for a Friday ER for you. Having the weekend after would be nice :) 

    AFM - bloodwork came back and they want to see me again tomorrow morning for another scan. 
  • @hoffmanr7 yay for your follies! So exciting that Wednesday may be the day!
    @halfanewt  I would expect with some at 17 you will probably trigger either tomorrow or Monday at the latest
    @efavell02  dont get too discouraged! Your follies are all still fairly small so estrogen can be low. I would say about half the people I see doing IVF get their dosages upped at some point, so try not to stress to much! You have great follie numbers and the sizes are all fairly similar, so its mostly good!
    @kristimh80 yay for AF! Good luck at your baseline!
    @northbeach3  it did. I am on a microdose lupron protocol this time, while last cycle I was on an estrogen priming antagonist protocol


    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



    kristimh80
  • @J1006 That's awesome your office is helping out with meds! Hopefully, next week you won't need any more!

    Thanks @kiwi2628 and @tosh24! I wish I was farther along with you guys! Guess someone needs to hold up the end of January :)
    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



    BababattyKristoKekerooni
  • January IVF for me too!  I just started my morning and evening injections today.  I’m pretty nervous about all that goes into IVF.  I’m hoping I remember to do everything at the right times.  Alarms on my phone are set.  I’m excited to hear more about how everyone is feeling as we go through this process.
    kristimh80hoffmanr7Bababatty
  • Thank you @kiwi2628 :) I’ve calmed down somewhat from before. And I feel ok now. Thanks to everyone for their kind words. So glad things are progressing for everyone
    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
  • @kristimh80 I’m still trudging along with you! On BCP for another two weeks before I start stims. We can hold up the end of January together  :D
    Me: 31 DH: 30
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    DD2 born 10/2018
    IF history in spoiler:
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    June-Aug 2017: 3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Dec 2017: pre-IVF testing
    Jan-Feb 2018: IVF--17 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, 9 frozen and 1 transferred on 2/10 = BFP on 2/19!!! EDD 10/29/18


    kristimh80
  • @efavell02 glad you’ve been able to reappraise the situation. Weren’t you the one who gave the example of being positive neutral? The positive is that it’s still early enough to adjust your meds! I also have to admit that I didn’t know what our estrogen levels should look like st this stage. It seems like a crazy balance between shooting up to confirm follicle growth but not too high or else OHSS kicks in. Those are hard boundaries to achieve! When’s your next monitoring appt?

    cant wait for today’s update @halfanewt! My gut tells me your getting close for trigger!! 

    In in fact this is likely the big week for everyone! AFM, only one more sleep until my first monitoring, finally. Definitely feeling more “full”. Ready to ask questions about my follow sizes and e2 levels. :)

    @kristimh80  @shortstack930 hang in there! End of Jan will be here in no time and we’ll be here to cheer you on!
    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)


    kristimh80shortstack930BababattyKristoKekerooni
  • @laurengon82 Woohoo! Welcome to the club! I'm finally starting to get nervous / anxious about it all too! It's like it's all finally becoming real!

    @shortstack930 Yay!! Looking forward to 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



    shortstack930
  • @northbeach3 yeah, I'm glad they are upping the meds early on. I think it will be fine, hopefully, since I have a high follicle count. A friend of mine who went through IVF with a low AMH and low follicle count, but got her BFP, said "they can make you make more estrogen, they can't make you make more eggs, so you're good" haha. I'm sure the higher does will make them start growing more. Next monitoring is Monday (tomorrow) morning.

    @kristimh80 @shortstack930 @laurengon82  Are you guys getting antsy to start? Just wanted to echo what @northbeach3 said, that we'll be here to cheer you guys on when you start!
    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


    kristimh80shortstack930Bababatty
  • @efavell02 Yes I’ve been pretty nervous to start, and have had trouble sleeping at night thinking about it all.  Hopefully now that I’ve started I’ll be a little less nervous about it all.  I think the scariest part to me is the egg retrieval.  It is definitely nice to have people to talk to through the process.  I haven’t shared with anyone but my parents that we are even doing IVF.  Thank you for making me feel welcome.  I hope I can also provide some support to everyone else on this IVF journey.
    Bababatty
  • @kristimh80 Thank you for making me feel welcome!  I can’t believe it’s already here.  It seemed like it was so far away and here it is!
    Bababatty
  • @efavell02 Yes! I think just starting BC this morning, I was like holy smokes...no turning back now! lol

    laurengon82 I know!! Last month's med teach seems like forever ago now. I remember thinking during it, how far away it seemed. Now seems like it slapped me in the face!

    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
  • @efavell02 yes! I’ve organized all my meds, read through my protocol a billion times, and I’m just ready to get this show on the road! Although being on BCP has been kind of relaxing now that I’m no longer “trying” and everything will be in the doctor’s hands. 
    Me: 31 DH: 30
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    DD2 born 10/2018
    IF history in spoiler:
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    June-Aug 2017: 3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Dec 2017: pre-IVF testing
    Jan-Feb 2018: IVF--17 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, 9 frozen and 1 transferred on 2/10 = BFP on 2/19!!! EDD 10/29/18


    kristimh80Bababatty
  • @shortstack930 I did enjoy being on BC for a bit. After 6 iui’s it was nice to take a break from the hormone roller coaster and just have those be stable for a while. 
    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


    shortstack930
  • Ugh. Just had to decide if I want to trigger tonight with possible fewer eggs (but less OHSS risk + fresh transfer) or do one more day of stims (but more likely frozen transfer/higher OHSS risk). That was fun.

    Decided to wait a day, playing HCG vs Lupron trigger by ear depending on tomorrow’s estrogen and follie count. 

    @kristimh80 yay starting BC! Big step! 
    @beachbunnyxo123 you got this! 
    beachbunnyxo123
  • @halfanewt I’m sorry you had to make that choice :/ Did your RE give a recommendation so you at least kinda knew which way to lean? I feel like this process is full of a lot of hard decisions. I’m glad you’ll know more 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


  • @halfanewt FX for you!! Sorry you had to make such a decision. I'm sure you made the best one, so try not to stress too much! 
    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



  • Well I've made it home from visiting my Gran in WI this weekend and thankfully AF held off.  I'm hoping that AF shows tomorrow so I can get this ball rolling!
    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
    kristimh80tosh24Bababatty
  • @halfanewt I would have made the exact same decision as you, in a heartbeat. Try not to stress! Its almost trigger time!!
    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



    beachbunnyxo123Bababattyshortstack930
  • @marfi236 yay, so glad you were able to make it to see your grandma and that your cycle cooperated... now to get it back up to speed! ;)

    @halfanewt oh man, that would be tough to have them give you that option, but as kristin said, the possibility of more and better eggs increases your odds/options. hopefully the added day helps and you still stave off OHSS!

    for those of you starting stims very soon, best of luck in reviewing your med protocols. i have to say, taking the evening to get all the syringes and needles organized and labeled really helped and gave me some peace of mind/got me into a better head space. i felt like the first 6 days flew by... but then when I went to do my evening gonal F shot today, I saw that a small bruise/hematoma had developed from my morning cetrotide shot.  Won waah. I thought i'd been doing pretty well with no visible signs of the shots on my tummy.  well, beauty is pain! 

    14.5 hours until first monitoring... on pins and needles!
    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)


    hoffmanr7kristimh80tosh24Bababatty
  • @marfi236 glad you were able to make it back to see your gran

    @halfanewt I'm sorry you had to make that kind of decision. Keeping my fx for you.

    Question for the ladies stimming right now........are you noticing an increase in your CM?  I feel like I've had a copious amount of CM the last couple of days. 
    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

  • Hello all. I am new here. Started stims on Dec 31 - Follistim and Menopur. My last u/s (on Saturday) showed 5 follicles in each ovary, but 1 was much larger than the others. I’m going back for another u/s tomorrow and I’m hoping that an increase in the meds will have helped things along. I thought this would be the easy part. Now I’m concerned that things won’t develop enough for us to make it to ER. anyway, thanks for listening. Just needed to share and see if anyone else has had this same issue. Good luck to everyone!
    kristimh80Bababattytinjp78
  • @northbeach3 Will be thinking of you tomorrow! Hopefully everything is progressing well! I remember my last go with follistim I had bruising as well. Thank goodness for ice packs! 

    @hoping4lilbit FX for you! Welcome to the January club :) Maybe your body just needed an extra kick! 


    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



    Bababattytinjp78
  • halfanewthalfanewt member
    edited January 2018
    @efavell02  I asked flat out “if you were me..” this is what she said she’d do, too, but that she didn’t want to make the call because of the fresh transfer vs. OHSS side of things. I definitely appreciated her honesty. 

    @kiwi2628 thanks! It helps to hear that.

    @northbeach3 good luck tomorrow! I know what you mean about the bruising. They’re starting to double up and bruise. Good luck tomorrow! 

    @hoffmanr7 yup. Ridiculous amounts on some days. 

    @hoping4lilbit welcome! Hope the extra dose helps your ovaries get the message and get it in gear! When is your next check? 
    Bababattytinjp78
  • @kristimh80 - thanks :)
    @halfanewt - next check is tomorrow morning. 
  • @halfanewt It's a tough decision to make but you really, really, don't want to transfer and risk severe OHSS. I didn't do an HCG trigger because of my OHSS risk and had to freeze all. My estrogen level on the day of trigger was just under 5000. I would have made the same decision - stim one more day and have to do a potential freeze all. I'm actually a bit relieved that I get to just relax and let my body heal and get back to normal without adding the stress of a TWW in there. 

    @hoffmanr7 YES! tons of CM....like ridiculous amounts. It's all the estrogen pumping through your veins :)
    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 

    Bababattytinjp78
  • @hoping4lilbit welcome. Good luck with your next scan. Hopefully the adjustment in meds will kick things up a bit.

    @kiwi2628 I LOL'd so hard when I read your post. That is EXACTLY how I feel right now. While we were waiting for the US tech to come in this morning I told DH that I couldn't tell if I had to poop,had gas, or it was just my ovaries.

    US went good. Definitely super close, will trigger either tonight or tomorrow once they see the results from my labs.
    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

    Bababattytosh24kristimh80
  • @tosh24 YAY!!! That's amazing news!! So happy for you! <3 

    @hoffmanr7 Woohoo!! Happy dance time!
    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



    tosh24
  • @beachbunnyxo123 , If it helps, I took my med list to CVS, and asked to speak to a pharmacist. I wasn't sure which needles went to which, so she spelled out what needles would be best for each med, and the ones I was missing she gave me... didn't even charge me. 
    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
            

    Bababattybeachbunnyxo123shortstack930
  • Hi all, I must admit to being lurking here for a few days, I wasn't sure I should join as I won't be stimming until late January (AF due on 15th Jan but nearly always 7-10 days late), but I see now I will have company (hi @kristimh80 @shortstack930 @laurengon82  !!) so I'll give a quick hello and wish the best of luck to those of you already stimming :)

    This is my second IVF cycle and it will be frozen transfer as I had bad OHSS last time - (@halfanewt please don't fret if extra stimming leads to FET - I agree with everyone else that you made the best choice :) ) I was ready to start last November but could not start due to personal circumstances. So, I'm having my pre-period scan this Wednesday and can start to stim once AF arrives. The doc said the plan is to push my meds much harder this time, knowing we won't do a fresh transfer; so while I'm dying to get going I'm also kinda dreading it!

    I hope you don't mind me checking in on your progress - it sounds like you ladies are all doing amazing - and getting some great numbers :smiley:
    @hoping4lilbit - I was also slow to grow follies but they shot up in the last few days - good luck with next scan!
    @tosh24 - 10 embies - yay - that's fantastic :D

    I wish you all the absolute best of luck xx
    **History in Spoiler**
    Me 39, DH 40
    Married Oct 2010, TTC ~7yrs
    Seeing RE since Spring 2013
    Clomid - no response
    Letrozole (6 months) 2015 
    Laperoscopy/Hysteroscopy in 2015
    Puregon injectibles + trigger x5 in 2016 - all BFN
    Started IVF March 2017 - 25 follies, 9 eggs, 3 fertilised, 1 survived-> frozen due to hyper stimulation of ovaries
    FET May 16th 2017, BFP May 27th 2017, m/c @ 9wks
    IVF #2 February 2018 - 16 eggs, 8 fertilised, 3 frozen embabies
    Awaiting FET April 2018 - cancelled (cyst)
    FET May 2018, BFP June 2nd 2018, m/c @ 8wks
    FET October 2018 - BFN
    Final FET - late November 2018


    tosh24Bababattyshortstack930
  • northbeach3northbeach3 member
    edited January 2018
    so many updates!!

    @tosh24 that's unbelievable, what great news! having a squad of snowbabies definitely helps alleviate some anxiety! can't wait for your FET.

    @hoffmanr7 so exciting!  can you remind me what day you started your stims? or what stim day you're on for trigger? i almost feel like i need to make a little spreadsheet with everyone's start date, trigger date, etc. it's hard to keep track of ;)

    @roisis *waves* glad you came out of the shadows! you have lots of wisdom to offer since you've already been through IVF once... looking forward to following along your stim cycle later this month.

    AFM, i think my u/s appointment went well... not really sure how large the follicles should be at this point. 

    STIM DAY 7
    lining: 11
    RO (AFC = 9): 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13 (and some 9s)
    LO (AFC = 5): 13, 14 (and some 9s)

    Will continue to stim for next 3 days -- lowered Gonal F to 150 daily and added 75 menopur daily.
    next U/S on Thursday morning -- suggested Saturday or Sunday retrieval

    Hope those 9s kick it into gear!!


    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
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