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  • mcgeeva said:
    Alright just heard I have 6. One may make it tomorrow but this is it. I'm feeling sad for some stupid reason. I feel like I need to cry or have retail therapy. I know I should be happy but honestly not until PGD is done

    Guuuurl, 6 is awesome! But I know how it feels to wish more made it..... retail therapy! I'd buy something!

    ndz2018mcgeeva
  • ndz2018 said:
    @dragonette505 I’ve got Sesame oil too!! 

    Good! Its supposed to be easier to inject than the olive oil... I mean... its all good and we would both do it if we had to! lol but its good at least to START with the easier one

    ndz2018
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  • ndz2018 that's crazy one would take longer. But I'm sure based on the day then sent etc etc. I don't think they send mine off till thursday. If we are only waiting on the one I was hoping they could freeze the one tomorrow and send the samples off. 

    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 

  • @mcgeeva , 6 is a good number....retail therapy or ice cream usually help me!
    @dragonette505 , thanks for sharing your last protocol for natural...so what are they doing this time around...
    I feel like I am missing something with no meds...I only have 1 embryo to transfer so scared I am not doing enough.

    mcgeeva
  • @mcgeeva 6 is a great #!  Don't feel sad about it, I only sent 6 to testing as well. A gf of mine only sent 3 and still had 2 come back normal. Best to try not to stress too much, but  I get it. Going into Day 5 - 6 I had 19 that looked good / fair and 6 poor. In my head I was thinking I'd get double the amount to send to testing. Good thing is after testing, you'll know you have the best of the best for transfers :) 

    @DecemberDoll27 Welcome to the party!! You sound like me, my ER was at the end of Jan so I toggled Jan / Feb, then March / April FET since my body can't act right lol FX this is your month!! I just picked up my estrace tonight, so any tips are much appreciated for this process :)
    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



  • kristimh80  I know your right. They always said only 40 to 50% make it to the end so I knew that. Well either way I decided to take three days off the last week of march and pray we get the results during that time so I can relax, mentally check out and get over it if it's not good. 

    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 

  • @mcgeeva That's a great idea!! I remember being at work and shaking on the phone when the embryologist called. I was still a little bummed knowing 4 didn't make it, but same time was super happy to have healthy one's. Take it easy on yourself, this process can be such a bundle of emotions. 
    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



    mcgeeva
  • @mcgeeva 6 is a great result! (I just commented in the other thread Feb saying 2 was good - but 6 is so much better!!). I realise no matter how many we get we always feel for the ones that didn't make it, so take time to feel for them and do whatever makes you feel better <3 And then onwards to success!! And yeah - taking time when you know you'll need it is a great idea. 
    @DecemberDoll27 Welcome! I really hope this is your month <3
    If it's not too intrusive can I ask you (or any of you ladies) about CPs? Is that technically when you get a BFP but your Beta result is low - or can it go on longer than that? It's a situation that worries me as my clinic doesn't do beta testing at all - it's just POAS ~14 days post transfer and if it's positive they schedule a scan at 7 weeks.  I'm very sorry if this is an upsetting question for some of you <3<3
    **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


  • @roisis WHHAAA??? They don’t do betas at all?? Can you ask them to do one? 

    @DecemberDoll27 Welcome to the April Thread! Sorry to hear that your last 3 have failed. Any explanations?


    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




  • J1006J1006 member
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    @mcgeeva Six is fantastic!  we got five to send to get tested and I was so happy. We had a little roller coaster of emotions with our PGS testing. Be sure to take care of yourself and relax. The wait is killer. 

    @roisis. That’s very strange. I agree with @ndz2018 can you request one? Just to ensure your levels are increasing as they should. 
    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


  • Hello Everyone! I am joining the board; I will have my first FET in April. My meds have been ordered and I am waiting on them, but I already know that I dont need to inject anything this cycle. It seems like this FET is going to be a breeze compared to IVF. I am also pretty pumped about the minimal monitoring, during IVF my arms were constant bruises.
    kristimh80ndz2018laurengon82
  • CD 1 finally!! Doing the FET happy dance! Transfer should be between April 3rd - 5th since doctor does 21 day transfers. Leaning towards the 5th because don't want to be pre-receptive since didn't do an ERA and don't know exact timing. I need to stay off google! 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



    ndz2018funkykeylaurengon82
  • @ndz2018 @J1006 It just seems to be the way it's done here. I asked a nurse last time about blood tests and she said they just don't do them - but mentioned that if they suspected an early m/c they might bring you in. Although even in the post-FET instructions it just states if you get a BFP and then start to bleed you're to POAS the following week - again nothing about blood-tests. I didn't question it last time, but now I see that everyone else does this I may query it again. But I don't think they're going to change their procedures just for me.  
    @morganelizabeth123 Welcome! Best of luck this month :)
    @kristimh80 Yay :smiley:
    **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


    kristimh80
  • @mcgeeva , 6 is a good number....retail therapy or ice cream usually help me!
    @dragonette505 , thanks for sharing your last protocol for natural...so what are they doing this time around...
    I feel like I am missing something with no meds...I only have 1 embryo to transfer so scared I am not doing enough.


    I can tell you what I know so far... I just did pre cycle bloodwork, so things can change or be added (like possibly thyroid hormone)
    This cycle: Waiting to ovulate then one week after ovulation I'll be taking Lupron. This Lupron will continue through the fet cycle until 5 days before transfer. The Lupron is meant to essentially stop my body from starting a new menstrual cycle. It will stop me from ovulating in the fet cycle since they don't want a lead follicle to grow, or to ovulate and be a cyst that creates its own estrogen and more importantly, progesterone.
    After I ovulate I will continue on Lupron. On day 2 or 3 of cycle I will have Bloodwork and US for baseline and initial lining check, and likely start estrogen the next day. I will also start Doxycycline... this is supposed to help reduce possible inflammation and make sure there are no random infections for the body to fight when they want me to be implanting. This should all go on for 10-12 days. 
    After that I should have another ultrasound and bloodwork to make sure the lining is right. If so I stop the Lupron and add Progesterone in Oil (keeping the estrace and doxycycline) for 5 days then transfer. I will also be using metro gel for the 5 days before transfer to make sure there are no vaginal infections.
    I think you should trust your docs as really every clinic and every woman is different. FET results are based on SO many different things... the condition of the uterus, the condition of the embryo, and of course, the skill of the team and the protocol. I actually didn't want a crazy all out protocol like this, BUT this is my clinics plan for me and I don't want to stress myself at a time I need to be the most happy and peaceful (as hard as that is). If you really have questions or concerns, ask NOW before things really get rolling. I definitely asked lots of questions about this protocol since I just didn't understand why I had the doxycycline for so long and I decided NOT to use the BCP's they wanted me to take and just monitor my ovulation with a fertility monitor. Most clinics will work with you and obviously will explain their thinking on your protocol.




    kristimh80mcgeevaartemis618
  • morganelizabeth123    DecemberDoll27
    welcome to the board!!
    kristimh80  Yay for AF!!

    ndz2018kristimh80
  • @kristimh80 YAY FOR AF!!! Let’s get the FET rollin!! When do you start your estrogen ?

    @morganelizabeth123 WELCOME! It’s my first FET too but I already know I’ll be doing PIO starting 5 days before transfer. Do they have you on progesterone suppositories? I also Have those when I’ll be adding them idk. When did you do you ER? 

    @dragonette505 I guess the doxy is to be double safe that no bacteria is in there maybe?! 

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




    dragonette505kristimh80
  • My nurse says its to reduce inflammation systemically, so not really for the vaginal area... that's the metrogel... and honestly... even a week of that seems cray, but like I said...I'm just going with it.

    ndz2018
  • @DecemberDoll27 and @morganelizabeth123 welcome!

    @kristimh80 congrats on AF!

    afm, I stopped bc on Saturday.  My af should be here any day now. 

    @roisis that stinks they don’t do beta testing.  When my beta came back low the doctor told me to stop my meds.
    ndz2018kristimh80
  • dragonette505 your protocol sounds so complicated!

    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 

    dragonette505
  • @ndz2018 Estrogen starts tomorrow :) Hoping it doesn't cause any craziness!
    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



    dragonette505
  • @kristimh80 I was on it for about 4 weeks after my surgery... wasn’t too bad made me a lil tired at first.

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




    dragonette505
  • @ndz2018 Great to hear! My estrogen was super high for ER, but I felt really good...so was hoping it would be a similar experience. I just hear random stories.
    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



  • @kristimh80 Everyone is different ... I was also only on it twice a day. How many are you taking ?

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




    dragonette505
  • @ndz2018 1st 2 days, it'll be once a day, then after it goes to twice a day for around 6 days I believe, then it'ds upped to 3 x a day. I warned my co-workers just in case  :)
    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



    ndz2018
  • @ndz2018 Those kinds of boss's are the best!! Mine is really supportive and fun too and I believe it makes all the difference! Since mine is like a size 00, I told them all when preggo, I'd be making them all chunky with me 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



    mcgeeva
  • @kristimh80 @ndz2018 - I'm on estrace, and I do not love it. Of all the drugs I've been on, I actually find the ones that deal with estrogen are the worst. For me, the estrace and clomid have been the hardest. Maybe I'm used to it now, but I find on estrace I'm kind of sluggish. At least this time, I seem really sluggish.

    Anyway, @kristimh80 - hoping you don't have any side effects!

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

  • @funkykey Thanks for the warning! I took my 1st pill this morning and 2 hours later have gotten waves of nausea. Guess I'll be inhaling peppermint oil all day. 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



    funkykeytinjp78
  • @tosh24 Hey!  Ugh I’m so sorry about the two failed FETs. I really hoping April is it for you!! Curious, What make her suspect endo?

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




    tosh24tinjp78
  • @tosh24 So sorry you're having to go thru this again! Good work doing your research, there's no way I'd be comfortable with that either. I'm happy to have you with us here though! Glad your doctor is willing to try another approach / protocol for this month. I know we did IUI's last Spring together, did you do Femara then as well? Just curious...I remember it being a pretty easy med to be on. 
    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



    funkykeytosh24tinjp78
  • @tosh24 - welcome, though I'm sorry your last FET didn't work and you are joining us here!

    AFM: quick update, I have an U/S and some more bloodwork on Monday, and then I'm hoping to do the ERA the following Sunday, but I'll know more Monday. So, yeah... more waiting, but at least moving in the right direction.

    I swear, sometimes I feel like the world's most patient woman. All of us. Some of my IRL friends, they are so clueless and get so impatient about, like, nothing. If there's one thing IF does, it makes you practice so much patience!

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    ndz2018tosh24tinjp78
  • tosh24  UGH! So sorry for the reason youre here, but glad to have you aboard! I did a semi natural FET last time (trigger after pos OPK and then luteal support with progesterone and estrogen) and this time its microdose Lupron starting after o this cycle and a whole heap of other stuff.... so wishing I was doing the same as last cycle :( .... let us know how your protocol is meant to work when you get the deets... if this one doesn't work for me then maybe stimulated one will be my next one.
    funkykey so true about the patience... we have to wait wait wait.... everything is a waiting process with IVF :/ 

    funkykeyndz2018tinjp78
  • tosh24 im so sorry :( I hope the new protocol will help with the endo and produce a little bean without all the side effects. Stay strong 

    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 

    tosh24ndz2018tinjp78
  • Thanks for the welcome, ladies <3

    @ndz2018 I have a lot of endo symptoms (digestive issues, bowel pain, bladder inflammation, migraines, heavy periods, pain with intercourse, cramping after O to AF, but oddly enough no period cramps lol). I also have adenomyosis (so some of the symptoms listed above could be from that) which is like a sister of endo and they can often occur together. RE said I haven't had enough failed transfers to warrant a lap (they are very conservative with surgery), and suggested we just treat me like an endo patient anyway. I was really excited about that approach until I started reading up on the long-tern health issues women have had with Lupron Depot and now I'm terrified of going that route. So, instead I'm hoping she'll let me do the Femara protocol although the clinic doesn't usually use that approach for normally ovulating women. 

    @kristimh80 Yes! I was on Femara for all of my IUI cycles. I had a great response to it on only 2.5 mg and basically no side effects. I'm really hoping I can move forward with this approach. My naturopath also put together an "endo" protocol for me in addition to everything else I'm taking. A couple of the supplements have proven very successful in clinic trials wrt endo and pregnancy. Hoping they will work for me too!
    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 

  • @tosh24 Awesome!! FX for you! My body could have cared less for Femara, so good to see it worked well for you! Only thing I remember is slight hot flashes lol When will you be able to start everything?
    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



    tosh24tinjp78
  • @dragonette505 , wow that's a lot of steps for your FET protocol....thanks for sharing...I am still trying to figure out why some doctors choose certain protocols over others....i just hope they chose the right one for us.

    @funkykey , you are so right... we have so much patience, but sometimes I run out of patience with my family. Hopefully they understand 
    I have an appointment on Monday too for bloodwork and US...let the games begin.

    @tosh24 I am sorry your last 2 FET cycles didn't work. I hope this is the one for you!
    tosh24funkykeytinjp78
  • Ladies I'm so freaking impatient waiting for my PGS results!!! I won't even get my schedule until then. This honestly feels like torture. Clearly my busy work schedule isn't enough to keep my mind occupied. I'm trying my best not to be a pita and both my nurse again to see the exact day she sent my samples off. 

    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 

  • @mcgeeva How long ago was your ER? 

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




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