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March 2018 IVF

baker+RNbaker+RN
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I know it's early.... but February is short and my clinic called today to set up my March IVF cycle with freeze-all (round #2 for us) and I need people to talk to and get excited/freaked out with! So who else is planning on a March IVF cycle? I'll be on antagonist protocol with menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope, and ovidrel trigger. We have MFI (husband was born with Prune Belly Syndrome) and will be doing IVF+ICSI. We are on the fence about PGS testing, but since PBS is much more common in males (no specific gene or mutation identified yet) we are strongly considering gender selection for female embryos. To be honest, though, I'll take whichever looks healthiest!
ME: 33 / DH: 37
MFI, NTNP x 10yrs
6/2017: started IVF + ICSI cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/gonal-f/ovidrel)
7/17/2017: ER, 16 eggs retrieved, 15 mature and ICSI'd, 7 fertilized. 
7/22/2017: 1 fresh day 5 embryo transfer, rest of embryos arrested at day 4 morula stage
7/31/2017: BFN
August: DH started clomid
November 2017: Started metformin for egg quality
March 2018: Planning to do IVF + ICSI, antagonist with HGH, freeze at 2pn stage for 2018 FET
mrsyng
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Re: March 2018 IVF

  • I will be a March cycle but we are not starting until the end of March...my doc will be on vacation. This will be my first round!

    Good luck!!!
    mrsyngbaker+RNMamaK225
  • sbjbrnsbjbrn
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    edited January 2018
     :) 
    TTC 5+ years--> unexplained infertility
    5 IUI Cycles-BFN
    IVF Fresh Transfer 03/2018, Blighted Ovum D&C 4/2018
    FET #1 Scheduled 8/7 ☺️


    baker+RN
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  • Good luck! 

    Married: 5/09 ~ TTC Since: 10/10 ~ PCOS ~ Progesterone from 10/10 - 2/11 ~ HSG on 3/18 - Clear ~ Started Metformin 1000mg & Clomid 50mg 2/11 ~ Metformin upped to 1500mg 4/6 ~ 6/7 Now going to SG and put on Clomid, Ovidrel, Gonal F, Prometrium, Estrace ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP!!!!!! March 6th our little man was born. 

    6/17/13 - Ovidrel, Follistim, Prometrium ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP! March 17th our St. Pattys day baby arrived

    10/29/17 - Started process for IVF, got pregnant & miscarried a 2nd time since summer. 2/22 started stims - Menopur, Gonal F, Cetrotide - retrieval 3/6 - , PIO, estrace 3xday - FET 4/18 = Beta 1: 616; Beta 2: 1342 = BFP 

    baker+RN
  • Yay! I was just hoping someone would make a thread for March and ta-da, here it is!! :D This will be my first IVF and OOP. We are also dealing with MFI. A little history, we’ve been TTC naturally since 6/2015. Eventually, proceeded to IUI - 3 failed with 1 MC and now moving to IVF.

    ATM, patiently waiting for the pharmacy to call sometime this week for my Meds and for AF, expected around 2/11 to start BCP for approx 18-30 days depending on lab schedule. So stiming may start anywhere between early to mid March. 

    Me 32, DH 35 ttc #1 since 2015

    6 tries with IUI - combination of clomid, letrazole, gonal-f, ovidrel started 11/2016

    -2 cancelled, 1 resulted in a BFP in 2/2017 with MC 5.5wks, last IUI 6/2017

    IVF 3/2018: 23 retrieved, 21 mature, 17 fertilized, 11 frosties (7-5day; 4-6day)

    FET #1 5/2018 - 2 embabies MC @7.5 wks

    FET #2 9/10/18 BFP


    baker+RNtinjp78MamaK225
  • Good luck!! I start my stims on the 22nd :)

    Married: 5/09 ~ TTC Since: 10/10 ~ PCOS ~ Progesterone from 10/10 - 2/11 ~ HSG on 3/18 - Clear ~ Started Metformin 1000mg & Clomid 50mg 2/11 ~ Metformin upped to 1500mg 4/6 ~ 6/7 Now going to SG and put on Clomid, Ovidrel, Gonal F, Prometrium, Estrace ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP!!!!!! March 6th our little man was born. 

    6/17/13 - Ovidrel, Follistim, Prometrium ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP! March 17th our St. Pattys day baby arrived

    10/29/17 - Started process for IVF, got pregnant & miscarried a 2nd time since summer. 2/22 started stims - Menopur, Gonal F, Cetrotide - retrieval 3/6 - , PIO, estrace 3xday - FET 4/18 = Beta 1: 616; Beta 2: 1342 = BFP 

    baker+RNtinjp78
  • I'm in on this one. Me-33, DH 39. This is our first IVF, and first fertility treatment at all.  We're dealing with MFI (very low count, motility and morph), and I have poor ovulation and since we've been unsuccessful in trying for the past 8 years, it was determined that IVF was really the only route worth taking..  We'll be doing ICSI, but have chosen not to do PGS (we'll revisit this in the future if we need to). I'm extremely lucky to be one of the few with this covered by insurance. I got my protocol and dates today!.  I'll be on Long Lupron (or Down Regulation). I start my BCP tomorrow. Start date for Stims scheduled for 2/23, and ER expected to be the week of March 5th! So I'll be testing right around St. Patty's day, hoping for lil luck of the Irish! :)


    Me 33, DH 39
    Poor Ovulation & MFI (very low for all counts)
    TTC #1 12/2006.
    Clomid for ovulation- 10/2007 & 11/2007- no effect- Told we'd never conceive naturally.
    Natural BFP- 10/2008, Miracle Boy born 6/18/2009

    TTC #2- Since 6/2011
    1st RE apt- 2/2014
    TTC put on back burner 6/2014-1/2016
    Diagnosed w/ Thyroid Cancer- 3/2016, Radiation 9/2016 (no ttc x 1 yr)
    Resume RE- 9/2017- Myomectomy 6 Fibroids- 12/2017
    IVF w/ICSI #1- 8r,5m,5f, Transferred 1 5d blast, 0 made freeze. Bets #1-8dp= 7 :(


    sbjbrnmrsyngbaker+RNtinjp78
  • Hello ladies! IVF cycle scheduled to start March 7th.  So nervous and hopeful! Waiting to start my BCP as soon as AF decides to show up.  

    After 6 failed IUI and 5 years of trying, we are sooooooo ready!!!

    Wishing everyone Good luck! 
    TTC 5+ years--> unexplained infertility
    5 IUI Cycles-BFN
    IVF Fresh Transfer 03/2018, Blighted Ovum D&C 4/2018
    FET #1 Scheduled 8/7 ☺️


    baker+RNtinjp78
  • I hope to be on this board. I have a consultation with RE after trying a new diet for 30 days on Feb 28th and hope to start BCP that day to trigger AF. If I do I am thinking that my ER will be in the last few days of March. Last cycle I stimmed for I think 17 days so that's why I am thinking the end of March for ER. My clinic does freeze all with everyone but even if they didn't we are doing PGS so I would need to freeze all anyway. I am not sure what protocol we will have this time because we tried something new last cycle and it didn't work as well as we had hoped (only have one embryo frozen so we want to add a few more before going on). I have PCOS so my egg quality is the biggest challenge we face. My first ER we had retrieved 25 eggs, 20 were mature, 19 fertilized and only 4 made it to blastocyst (3 years ago). This last cycle was my second ER and we had 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, and only 1 made it to blastocyst. So that is definitely a hurdle to get over having such low survival rate. But I still have high hopes that this will work. I really hope that timing works out so I can actually join this board. It's nice to see several already having plans for March.

    ****TW child mentioned***
    I won't get into the whole detail of what I have gone through over the last 3 years because it is sad/devistating and filled with loss so now all I want to focus on the positive. Long story short I have a son who is almost 2.5 years old and we are looking to have another.
    ***End TW***
    Married since 2009 
    Me-PCOS DH-nothing wrong
    History in the spoiler (child and loss mentioned)
    IVF #1 - Jan 2015 - 25 eggs retrieved down to 4 blasts to freeze
    FET #1 - March 2015 -- BFP twin boys
    Lost one twin June 2017
    FET #2 - August 2017 -- BFP single girl
    Miscarriage Oct 2017
    IVF #2 - Jan 2018 - 13 eggs retrieved down to 1 blast
    IVF #3 - April/May 2018 - ?


    mrsyngbaker+RN
  • Hi!!! We are doing our first IVF this March. MFI post-vasectomy reversal. TTC since 2012. I just turned 30. I guess we are totally normal with the exception of hubby having developed sperm antibodies.
    We have 2 failed IUI, but the chances were low with that anyways given our particular issue. 
    Started BCP today and will take that for a week, then off for a week then back on for two to synchronize my cycle. 
    I don’t know what the rest of my medication protocol will be as md hasn’t let me know yet. I am hoping it isn’t that extensive as our insurance does not cover any fertility treatments, so we are paying out of pocket. 

    Good luck everyone! 
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    baker+RN
  • Hi!  Glad to find a group I finally belong to!!!  This will be my first round of IVF too.  I'm 32 and my DH is 34.  We have been TTC for over 2 years now and have been diagnosed with Unexplained Infertility.  It's very frustrating since all of our tests come back textbook perfect and there is nothing to pinpoint what is wrong with us.  Based on our RE's advice, we are skipping IUIs and going straight to IVF with a FET, which she has high hopes for since my AMH blood test came back so high.  I start BCP today and have my baseline test and start my stims shots on Feb. 23rd.  ER should happen around March 6th, and FET a couple weeks after that.  I was nervous at first but now I'm just ready and wish this month was over already!!!  
    Me: 32, DH: 34
    3 fur babies - Cali: 10, Lily: 8, Gus: 1
    TTC: 2+ Years
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    IVF March 2018: BFP Twins due 11/27/2018 

    mrsyngbaker+RNsbjbrnlizzynyc11
  • Just paid for my meds- they'll be delivered tomorrow! It's all beginning to feel real now!
    Me 33, DH 39
    Poor Ovulation & MFI (very low for all counts)
    TTC #1 12/2006.
    Clomid for ovulation- 10/2007 & 11/2007- no effect- Told we'd never conceive naturally.
    Natural BFP- 10/2008, Miracle Boy born 6/18/2009

    TTC #2- Since 6/2011
    1st RE apt- 2/2014
    TTC put on back burner 6/2014-1/2016
    Diagnosed w/ Thyroid Cancer- 3/2016, Radiation 9/2016 (no ttc x 1 yr)
    Resume RE- 9/2017- Myomectomy 6 Fibroids- 12/2017
    IVF w/ICSI #1- 8r,5m,5f, Transferred 1 5d blast, 0 made freeze. Bets #1-8dp= 7 :(


    mcgeevabaker+RNsbjbrncheerfulboots23
  • I just ordered my meds too!  Is anyone else prescribed a Z-pack for themself and their DH?  I was surprised, but I guess that makes sense.
    Me: 32, DH: 34
    3 fur babies - Cali: 10, Lily: 8, Gus: 1
    TTC: 2+ Years
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    IVF March 2018: BFP Twins due 11/27/2018 

    baker+RNcheerfulboots23
  • Hi everyone! Totally excited for March and what it has to bring. Hopefully everything goes as planned. I'm OOP myself and I plan on purchasing them overseas. So glad there's a group for March. Good luck ladies! <3 
    baker+RN
  • mrsyngmrsyng
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    edited February 2018
    @josiepasta welcome!! I believe you may be one of the first few in the group to start BCP. Please keep us updated. I’m so anxious to start too but af isn’t expected until 2/11 +/- a day. 

    @bubblyducks24 we’re OOP too. Since this is our first ivf cycle I did consider overseas Meds but my RE clinic is against it since the Meds may not be as stable due to different regulations. My sister who’s also a pharmacist also strongly advised against it too. Plus, we want to give it the best chance possible so fingers crossed!! And also keep us posted. 

    Me 32, DH 35 ttc #1 since 2015

    6 tries with IUI - combination of clomid, letrazole, gonal-f, ovidrel started 11/2016

    -2 cancelled, 1 resulted in a BFP in 2/2017 with MC 5.5wks, last IUI 6/2017

    IVF 3/2018: 23 retrieved, 21 mature, 17 fertilized, 11 frosties (7-5day; 4-6day)

    FET #1 5/2018 - 2 embabies MC @7.5 wks

    FET #2 9/10/18 BFP


    baker+RNbubblyducks24
  • So apparently starting back up on BCP can cause more bleeding and essentially "extend" your period a couple days.  My RE said that this is totally normal since my body is getting used to the new hormones.  Just an FYI!  I was freaking out :smile:
    Me: 32, DH: 34
    3 fur babies - Cali: 10, Lily: 8, Gus: 1
    TTC: 2+ Years
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    IVF March 2018: BFP Twins due 11/27/2018 

    sbjbrn
  • Hi ladies,
    I'd love to join you.  I'm starting BCP late Feb with my next cycle but will have ER around  March 23rd. 

    This will be our second IVF cycle and I am anxious to get going.  Dr is switching up my protocol a bit this time.  We'll be doing menopur and follistim but no lupron this cycle.  I look forward to getting to know you all!
    **TW loss mentioned**

    Me:40 DH:42
    TTC since 12/15
    June 2017:  First IVF cycle; four embryos - 2 PGS normal
    September 2017: FET - BFN :'(
    December 2017:  FET - BFP but early MC  :'(
    January 2018: Surgery to repair septate uterus
    February 2018:  Second IVF stim cycle to start


    mrsyngbaker+RN
  • My meds were delivered yesterday! I started my BCP on 2/1.  I start my Lupron on 2/15, and Last BCP on 2/17- Stims start 2/23, ER will be the week of 3/5!  I'm so excited I can barely control myself!

    @josiepasta , I wasn't ordered a z-pack, but I was ordered 3 days of doxycycline, and DH will be ordered 3 days of Cipro.
    Me 33, DH 39
    Poor Ovulation & MFI (very low for all counts)
    TTC #1 12/2006.
    Clomid for ovulation- 10/2007 & 11/2007- no effect- Told we'd never conceive naturally.
    Natural BFP- 10/2008, Miracle Boy born 6/18/2009

    TTC #2- Since 6/2011
    1st RE apt- 2/2014
    TTC put on back burner 6/2014-1/2016
    Diagnosed w/ Thyroid Cancer- 3/2016, Radiation 9/2016 (no ttc x 1 yr)
    Resume RE- 9/2017- Myomectomy 6 Fibroids- 12/2017
    IVF w/ICSI #1- 8r,5m,5f, Transferred 1 5d blast, 0 made freeze. Bets #1-8dp= 7 :(


    sbjbrntxjewel
  • sbjbrnsbjbrn
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    edited February 2018
    Started my BCP on the 3rd and will stop taking on 03/03.  Have officially scheduled my IVF consult where we will be signing paperwork and getting our med orders.  This month can't go fast enough!
    TTC 5+ years--> unexplained infertility
    5 IUI Cycles-BFN
    IVF Fresh Transfer 03/2018, Blighted Ovum D&C 4/2018
    FET #1 Scheduled 8/7 ☺️


    txjewel
  • @stephanienj, we have a pretty similar schedule!  Good Luck to you! 

    Me: 32, DH: 34
    3 fur babies - Cali: 10, Lily: 8, Gus: 1
    TTC: 2+ Years
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    IVF March 2018: BFP Twins due 11/27/2018 

  • @josiepasta . Best of luck to you also!  :smile: Cycle Buddies
    Me 33, DH 39
    Poor Ovulation & MFI (very low for all counts)
    TTC #1 12/2006.
    Clomid for ovulation- 10/2007 & 11/2007- no effect- Told we'd never conceive naturally.
    Natural BFP- 10/2008, Miracle Boy born 6/18/2009

    TTC #2- Since 6/2011
    1st RE apt- 2/2014
    TTC put on back burner 6/2014-1/2016
    Diagnosed w/ Thyroid Cancer- 3/2016, Radiation 9/2016 (no ttc x 1 yr)
    Resume RE- 9/2017- Myomectomy 6 Fibroids- 12/2017
    IVF w/ICSI #1- 8r,5m,5f, Transferred 1 5d blast, 0 made freeze. Bets #1-8dp= 7 :(


    josiepasta
  • Excited and slightly nervous. Ivf is finally starting!! Today is CD1. BCP will start 2/12 for 3 weeks. We’ll start stimming 3/9 and expected ER will be around the week of 3/20!!

    Me 32, DH 35 ttc #1 since 2015

    6 tries with IUI - combination of clomid, letrazole, gonal-f, ovidrel started 11/2016

    -2 cancelled, 1 resulted in a BFP in 2/2017 with MC 5.5wks, last IUI 6/2017

    IVF 3/2018: 23 retrieved, 21 mature, 17 fertilized, 11 frosties (7-5day; 4-6day)

    FET #1 5/2018 - 2 embabies MC @7.5 wks

    FET #2 9/10/18 BFP


  • @mrsnyg Our stims timimg will be similar.  I should start bcp toward end of feb with projected shots starting 3/9 as well!
    **TW loss mentioned**

    Me:40 DH:42
    TTC since 12/15
    June 2017:  First IVF cycle; four embryos - 2 PGS normal
    September 2017: FET - BFN :'(
    December 2017:  FET - BFP but early MC  :'(
    January 2018: Surgery to repair septate uterus
    February 2018:  Second IVF stim cycle to start


    mrsyng
  • mrsyngmrsyng
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    edited February 2018
    @txjewel oh that’s so exciting. I have found a cycle buddy! Do you know if you’ll be doing a fresh or FET? We’ll be doing a FET since the clinic has higher success rates with FET.  

    Me 32, DH 35 ttc #1 since 2015

    6 tries with IUI - combination of clomid, letrazole, gonal-f, ovidrel started 11/2016

    -2 cancelled, 1 resulted in a BFP in 2/2017 with MC 5.5wks, last IUI 6/2017

    IVF 3/2018: 23 retrieved, 21 mature, 17 fertilized, 11 frosties (7-5day; 4-6day)

    FET #1 5/2018 - 2 embabies MC @7.5 wks

    FET #2 9/10/18 BFP


    txjewel
  • @mrsnyg We will be doing FET.  We may actually do two ERs back to back to bank embryos but I want to see how this cycle goes first.  My Dr also prefers FET as well, and we're going to do PGS testing too so that necessitates FET.  :) 
    **TW loss mentioned**

    Me:40 DH:42
    TTC since 12/15
    June 2017:  First IVF cycle; four embryos - 2 PGS normal
    September 2017: FET - BFN :'(
    December 2017:  FET - BFP but early MC  :'(
    January 2018: Surgery to repair septate uterus
    February 2018:  Second IVF stim cycle to start


    mrsyng
  • Hi everyone~I will be doing my second cycle in March. I've been browsing the forums for a while and figured I really need to converse with people who understand what I'm going through especially after my first IVF cycle failed to produce embryos.
    Best of luck to everyone!
    History in Spoiler
    Me: 34 DH: 31
    Dx: PCOS with history of endometrial cancer (under control with hormone therapy)
    RE advised IVF as fastest way to get pregnant before hysterectomy
    IVF #1, Jan 2018: Tons of follies, only 2 eggs, zero blasts :(
    IVF #2, April 2018: 22 eggs-> 16 mature -> 9 fertilized -> 3 5-day blasts -> 2 PGS normal
    FET#1 June 2018


    mcgeevamrsyng
  • Hi! I will also be starting in March (pray no complications!). It's been really helpful being on here trying to figure out what's going on with me and hopefully I can help others. Good luck everyone!!!! XOXO
    mcgeeva
  • Hi! I will be starting in March as well! Injections start 3/1 with Transfer around 3/15. This is our first round of IVF and hoping we are one of the lucky one's it works with the first time!
    mcgeeva
  • HI everyone! Seems like I will be doing IVF in March... this will be my second IVF cycle... you can see more of my history in the spoiler box... 
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

    mcgeevakristimh80
  • My injections got moved up a few days! For some reason that really excites me! I stop the pill on Monday and go in for my ultrasound and bloodwork on Wednesday! Then starting stims Friday/Saturday :) I am excited to get started!
  • @mom2be_sarah. We are going to be on same schedule!  I stop my bcp on Sat and Friday the 23rd I have US, BW and start my stims! :) 

    Tomorrow will be my first shot!!! Lupron in the morning!  For a nurse that's given thousands of shots, I've never done my own- I'm excited and nervous.  It's subq, so nothing crazy, I think it's just first IVF jitters! EEEK!
    Me 33, DH 39
    Poor Ovulation & MFI (very low for all counts)
    TTC #1 12/2006.
    Clomid for ovulation- 10/2007 & 11/2007- no effect- Told we'd never conceive naturally.
    Natural BFP- 10/2008, Miracle Boy born 6/18/2009

    TTC #2- Since 6/2011
    1st RE apt- 2/2014
    TTC put on back burner 6/2014-1/2016
    Diagnosed w/ Thyroid Cancer- 3/2016, Radiation 9/2016 (no ttc x 1 yr)
    Resume RE- 9/2017- Myomectomy 6 Fibroids- 12/2017
    IVF w/ICSI #1- 8r,5m,5f, Transferred 1 5d blast, 0 made freeze. Bets #1-8dp= 7 :(


  • @stephanienj do you know what the Lupron is for?

    I usually use Lupron for FET cycles. How long do you have to use it?

    For me, Lupron is the worst, it gives me headaches, makes me bloated and burns as you inject and then for the next 30 minutes or so I’ll have a small rush. Hope it won’t be as bad for you!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • I have my baseline tests and start stims on the 23rd too!  For a short month, February sure is dragging along!
    Me: 32, DH: 34
    3 fur babies - Cali: 10, Lily: 8, Gus: 1
    TTC: 2+ Years
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    IVF March 2018: BFP Twins due 11/27/2018 

  • Hey! This is my first cycle of IVF. I stop taking my BCP on the 19th and start my injections on the 23rd (I believe). I know that’s the day of my injections training. So I’m pretty sure I start that day or the following day. My egg retrieval is tentatively scheduled the week of March 3rd and hopefully transfer week of April first. 

    Good luck to everyone!

  • @prudence9-2. Lupron suppresses LH, which prevents ovulation.  I didn't think it burned, I didn't even feel it. I'm taking 10 units in the am and then drop to 5 units in the am on the 23rd.  That's when my monitoring starts, so I'll get daily instructions for stims after that. No headache today, but it's only day 1. My head felt a little foggy though, like I couldn't concentrate at work (maybe it's just because I know I have a 3 day weekend coming up, and I already checked out though, lol)
    Me 33, DH 39
    Poor Ovulation & MFI (very low for all counts)
    TTC #1 12/2006.
    Clomid for ovulation- 10/2007 & 11/2007- no effect- Told we'd never conceive naturally.
    Natural BFP- 10/2008, Miracle Boy born 6/18/2009

    TTC #2- Since 6/2011
    1st RE apt- 2/2014
    TTC put on back burner 6/2014-1/2016
    Diagnosed w/ Thyroid Cancer- 3/2016, Radiation 9/2016 (no ttc x 1 yr)
    Resume RE- 9/2017- Myomectomy 6 Fibroids- 12/2017
    IVF w/ICSI #1- 8r,5m,5f, Transferred 1 5d blast, 0 made freeze. Bets #1-8dp= 7 :(


  • @stephanienj I thought that Lupron also causing your ovaries to not be too active. Which is why I’ve been taking Lupron for all my FET cycles. 

    I rememebr for my first IVF they had me order Lupron. It was towards the end of stimming though. Not before. And I ended up not needing it. 

    As for burning... give it some time. Haha. I think the first few days of Lupron are never too bad for me. Hopefully though it will continue to not cause you any symptoms 
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • @prudence9-2 - I have heard of women triggering with Lupron rather than HCG, I think they do this for women at a high risk of developing OHSS.  But luteal Lupron is generally used to suppress the natural cycle, giving them a "clean slate" for stims.  This is also a big reason ART women require Estrogen and Progesterone supplementation after transfer, as the Lupron bottoms it out, causing your body to be deficient in these hormones when for women conceiving naturally, their bodies would have a higher naturally produced amount making embryo implantation and viability possible.
    Me 33, DH 39
    Poor Ovulation & MFI (very low for all counts)
    TTC #1 12/2006.
    Clomid for ovulation- 10/2007 & 11/2007- no effect- Told we'd never conceive naturally.
    Natural BFP- 10/2008, Miracle Boy born 6/18/2009

    TTC #2- Since 6/2011
    1st RE apt- 2/2014
    TTC put on back burner 6/2014-1/2016
    Diagnosed w/ Thyroid Cancer- 3/2016, Radiation 9/2016 (no ttc x 1 yr)
    Resume RE- 9/2017- Myomectomy 6 Fibroids- 12/2017
    IVF w/ICSI #1- 8r,5m,5f, Transferred 1 5d blast, 0 made freeze. Bets #1-8dp= 7 :(


  • @stephanienj right. At my previous IVF when they told me to get Lupron it was because they were afraid of OHSS. but then they lowered my Gonal and I was ok. So I didn’t have to use it. But I did use that Lupron  in my next FET cycle. 

    I hate lupron so much. So far it’s absolutely the worst for me. 

    So so far I used Lupron for about 6 months! (6 cycles: 1 cancelled FET, 4 FETs and 1 ERA)
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • @prudence9-2 ; Thanks for the heads up.  I did notice it itched for a few minutes after this morning.  I'm really going into all this with an expecting the worst and hoping for the best attitude.  I've read horror stories on the mood swings and side effects from all the meds, but have also read about others not really having any issues.  I generally PMS pretty bad, so I'm anticipating the mood swings to be rough, but fingers crossed. I've already given DH good warning.
    Me 33, DH 39
    Poor Ovulation & MFI (very low for all counts)
    TTC #1 12/2006.
    Clomid for ovulation- 10/2007 & 11/2007- no effect- Told we'd never conceive naturally.
    Natural BFP- 10/2008, Miracle Boy born 6/18/2009

    TTC #2- Since 6/2011
    1st RE apt- 2/2014
    TTC put on back burner 6/2014-1/2016
    Diagnosed w/ Thyroid Cancer- 3/2016, Radiation 9/2016 (no ttc x 1 yr)
    Resume RE- 9/2017- Myomectomy 6 Fibroids- 12/2017
    IVF w/ICSI #1- 8r,5m,5f, Transferred 1 5d blast, 0 made freeze. Bets #1-8dp= 7 :(


  • @stephanienj i don’t have any mood swings from the meds. For me, the Lupron side effects are: terrible headaches, being super bloated and it burns as I inject and then a rush at the injection site for about 30 minutes. 
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • Just got a big box with all the IVF meds. Let’s get this party started ;) 
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

    stephanienj
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