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XP: IVF Take 2

Ack!  I'm getting nervous!  My RE's office just emailed that they are getting ready to order my meds for round 2.  I don't need anything but Lupron right this minute but it looks like we're using Menopur and Gonal F this round (we used Menopur, Follistim and Ganirelix last time).  Gonal F is a little cheaper than Follistim, correct??  Why am I so nervous?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

Our Journey to Brenden

IVF #1: 4/11(Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix) 10 retrieved/8 mature and all 8 fertilized / 2 embies transferred ... nothing to freeze Beta 5/10 = BFN

IVF Take 2 Long Lupron July 2011

ER 7/3/11 (our 6th anniversary) - 8 retrieved/7 mature/fert ....ET 7/6/11 - 2 beautiful grade A 8 cell embryos

Beta 7/18/11 - 149!!! Beta 7/21/11 - 311 Beta 7/28/11 - 2,000 8/5/11 - Empty Sac 8/8/11 - There's a yolk sac and maybe a heartbeat 8/12/11 - Fetal pole, yolk sac, heartbeat 8/18/11 - Baby looks GREAT!
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  • Good luck!!

    Try not to be nervous! I'm nervous, too, but there's NO REASON this won't work out. Hopefully you'll be celebrating a BFP in a few weeks! Try to stay positive. I'm trying to treat it as a good thing to be doing #2. We have more information now and that's got to help, right? Good luck with #2. Let me know if you need to talk!

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  • So exciting!  Are you just excited nervous?  That is how I would be.  Like words said, you know so much more this time around.  T&P to you Kali!

    "When the world says, 'Give up,' Hope whispers, 'Try one more time.'" -Anonymous

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  • I'm SCARED!  Like scared it won't work, scared.  Ugh!!!! I went into the first one with so much optimism and not so much this time.  I hate that feeling!!!

    Our Journey to Brenden

    IVF #1: 4/11(Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix) 10 retrieved/8 mature and all 8 fertilized / 2 embies transferred ... nothing to freeze Beta 5/10 = BFN

    IVF Take 2 Long Lupron July 2011

    ER 7/3/11 (our 6th anniversary) - 8 retrieved/7 mature/fert ....ET 7/6/11 - 2 beautiful grade A 8 cell embryos

    Beta 7/18/11 - 149!!! Beta 7/21/11 - 311 Beta 7/28/11 - 2,000 8/5/11 - Empty Sac 8/8/11 - There's a yolk sac and maybe a heartbeat 8/12/11 - Fetal pole, yolk sac, heartbeat 8/18/11 - Baby looks GREAT!
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  • I think what you are feeling is totally normal. Like PPs said, you know much more going into it now, and that's always a good thing! Good luck to you & fingers crossed your BFP is only a few weeks away!
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  • Wishing you the best!  I hope that feeling goes away soon for you!  Sending you lots of T&Ps for a successful IVF!
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  • I really hope this is it for you!!!   Are you able to get Lupron - is there still a shortage?    Good luck!
     TTC #1 since 6/09
    Dx: PCOS and MFI
    3 IUIs, 4 IVFs = BFFN
      3rd RE: IVF #5/FET = BFP
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  • imageKaliChick:
    I'm SCARED!  Like scared it won't work, scared.  Ugh!!!! I went into the first one with so much optimism and not so much this time.  I hate that feeling!!!

    I really do understand exactly how you feel. I keep having thoughts that something is just WRONG with me. My eggs suck. So many get pregnant on IVF #1, but I didn't, so that must mean I'm broken. It's never going to work. I think about that stuff all the time. But logically, I know that a lot of eggs simply aren't viable.. in any woman. Sometimes it's just luck of the draw which ones are picked. Even perfect looking embryos can have problems, and it doesn't mean that you won't pick the "right" ones this time.

    I know it's SO hard not to get down and disappointed and be afraid you're throwing money away and stuff. But it really can work on #2 or #3 or more. There are so many factors and you might have a completely different cycle this time. I know it's hard, but try to be excited. You still have a GREAT shot at taking home a baby this time. That's what I keep telling myself.

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  • Lots of luck!

     

    And yes, Gonal F is cheaper.  According to my doctor they do the same thing so she sees no reason why we can't have the cheaper med.   

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  • Thanks, ladies!! I really am trying to be positive ... just super nervous this time around.  Trying to do everything right so to speak.

     

    Hootie .. not sure on the lupron.  I emailed my nurse a week or so ago about it and she said they had a couple of vials (I'll only need one) so even if I can't get it, I can take a vial from them and then replace it when it becomes available.

    Our Journey to Brenden

    IVF #1: 4/11(Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix) 10 retrieved/8 mature and all 8 fertilized / 2 embies transferred ... nothing to freeze Beta 5/10 = BFN

    IVF Take 2 Long Lupron July 2011

    ER 7/3/11 (our 6th anniversary) - 8 retrieved/7 mature/fert ....ET 7/6/11 - 2 beautiful grade A 8 cell embryos

    Beta 7/18/11 - 149!!! Beta 7/21/11 - 311 Beta 7/28/11 - 2,000 8/5/11 - Empty Sac 8/8/11 - There's a yolk sac and maybe a heartbeat 8/12/11 - Fetal pole, yolk sac, heartbeat 8/18/11 - Baby looks GREAT!
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  • imageKaliChick:

    Thanks, ladies!! I really am trying to be positive ... just super nervous this time around.  Trying to do everything right so to speak.

     

    Hootie .. not sure on the lupron.  I emailed my nurse a week or so ago about it and she said they had a couple of vials (I'll only need one) so even if I can't get it, I can take a vial from them and then replace it when it becomes available.

    Thats great news - we were discussing this at my office support group a week or so ago.  Some of the ladies were stressed about finding lupron and were yet to be successful - its in high demand!  GL!

     TTC #1 since 6/09
    Dx: PCOS and MFI
    3 IUIs, 4 IVFs = BFFN
      3rd RE: IVF #5/FET = BFP
    14dp5dt=1170 16dp5dt=2573

    1st u/s=
    TWINS!
    It's a Boy and a Girl!

    Born at 34w3d! 
     

  • Yeah, I was worried.  My RE looked at me like I was growing horns when I mentioned it to him 2 weeks ago.  Then when I saw a post here I emailed my nurse.  She reassured me that they have it so I'm okay and said she'd check with Apothecary on availability.  She's calling in my order tomorrow so we'll see what they say.

    Our Journey to Brenden

    IVF #1: 4/11(Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix) 10 retrieved/8 mature and all 8 fertilized / 2 embies transferred ... nothing to freeze Beta 5/10 = BFN

    IVF Take 2 Long Lupron July 2011

    ER 7/3/11 (our 6th anniversary) - 8 retrieved/7 mature/fert ....ET 7/6/11 - 2 beautiful grade A 8 cell embryos

    Beta 7/18/11 - 149!!! Beta 7/21/11 - 311 Beta 7/28/11 - 2,000 8/5/11 - Empty Sac 8/8/11 - There's a yolk sac and maybe a heartbeat 8/12/11 - Fetal pole, yolk sac, heartbeat 8/18/11 - Baby looks GREAT!
    3 babies waiting on ice


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    Good luck, KaliChick!! 

    As for pricing, Gonal-F and Follistim are virtually the same price but at different pharmacies (at least that has been my experience).  If you are OOP, Gonal-F is cheapest at Freedom Fertility Pharmacy (at least of the big, within the USA, pharmacies).  Follistim is priced better at some of the other pharmacies, like The Apothecary Shop.  My RE lets me use them interchangebly.  So, if I can get donated meds, I can ask for either or both medications.

    I know how you are feeling with the doubts and not being as hopeful as you were originally, but it can happen for you.  It happens for a bunch of ladies that don't have successful IVF #1s.  Just look at all of the recent IVF #3 successes on this board!!

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    IVF #1 - long lupron (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 4 retrieved, 3 fertilized; ET 2 blasts and 1 frozen = BFN

    IVF #2 - a version of antagonist with EPP (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized, 2 blasts and 1 frozen blast transferred on day 5 = BFN.

    IVF #3 April was postponed to May, May was canceled. June/July was canceled. Had a cyst aspiration and then began IVF #3 in August. ER on 8/22; ET on 8/24 with AH. +HPT on 9/5. Beta #1 (11dpo) = 3; Beta #2 (15dpo) = 29; Beta #3 (17dpo) = 60; Beta #4 (19 dpo) = 118. Heartbeat at 6 weeks 6 days =132.  Lil is here!

    TTC#2:  Trigger + TI = BFN; Clomid + Trigger + IUI = BFN.

    IVF #4:  BCP + MDLF + Lovenox = 7R, 1F = Transferred 1 6-cell embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #5:  MDLF + Lovenox = 4R, 1F = Transferred 1 10-cell compacting embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #6:  (New RE):  Long Antagonist November 2014 (transferred two 8 cell grade 1 embryos and froze one blast) = BFN

    FET#1:  BFN

  • Good Luck Hun,I will have those meds out to you by Fri...
  • Thanks so much, Jenni!!! :) I will hopefully be stimming by the end of next week. :)

    Our Journey to Brenden

    IVF #1: 4/11(Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix) 10 retrieved/8 mature and all 8 fertilized / 2 embies transferred ... nothing to freeze Beta 5/10 = BFN

    IVF Take 2 Long Lupron July 2011

    ER 7/3/11 (our 6th anniversary) - 8 retrieved/7 mature/fert ....ET 7/6/11 - 2 beautiful grade A 8 cell embryos

    Beta 7/18/11 - 149!!! Beta 7/21/11 - 311 Beta 7/28/11 - 2,000 8/5/11 - Empty Sac 8/8/11 - There's a yolk sac and maybe a heartbeat 8/12/11 - Fetal pole, yolk sac, heartbeat 8/18/11 - Baby looks GREAT!
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  • Good luck!  I am keeping everything crossed for you!

    Gonal F is actually a little more expensive than Follistim.  I have a spreadsheet if you want me to send it to you!

    TTC since 07/2009
    Me: PCOS, Blood/Immune Issues DH: Low all 3
    Jun.- Sep. 2010 IUI#1-#3 = BFN
    Oct. 2010 = IVF #1 = B/G Twins (passed away Feb. 2011)
    May 2011 = Myomectomy and trans-abdominal cerclage (TAC)
    Sep. 2011 = Surprise BFP = C/P
    Feb. 2012 = sFET #1 = BFN
    Feb.2012 = Hail Mary IUI #4 = BFN
    April/May 2012 = FET #2 w/our last two embies = BFP (Please let this be it!)
    Beta #1 8dp5/6dt = 234 Beta #2 10dp5/6dt = 695 Beta #3 12dp5/6dt = 1796 Beta #4 17dp5/6dt = 17,888 U/S #1 May 17, 2012 = Twins
    Baby B's heart stop beating at 9 weeks 5 days
    Our little miracle baby is a boy. :)

    Baby Boy Owen and Baby Girl Avery were born too early on Feb. 13, 2011 due to a pedunculated fibroid, incompetent cervix and suspected placental abruption.
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  • That would be awesome, md!  I'll PM you my email

    Our Journey to Brenden

    IVF #1: 4/11(Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix) 10 retrieved/8 mature and all 8 fertilized / 2 embies transferred ... nothing to freeze Beta 5/10 = BFN

    IVF Take 2 Long Lupron July 2011

    ER 7/3/11 (our 6th anniversary) - 8 retrieved/7 mature/fert ....ET 7/6/11 - 2 beautiful grade A 8 cell embryos

    Beta 7/18/11 - 149!!! Beta 7/21/11 - 311 Beta 7/28/11 - 2,000 8/5/11 - Empty Sac 8/8/11 - There's a yolk sac and maybe a heartbeat 8/12/11 - Fetal pole, yolk sac, heartbeat 8/18/11 - Baby looks GREAT!
    3 babies waiting on ice


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  • Ahhh, so excited for you!

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  • Yay!!! Good luck! Many T&Ps that this cycle is the one!!
    IUIs #1-3 (1x unmedicated, 2x Clomid) = 2 BFNs, 1 m/c at 7w3d
    IUIs #4-6 (injects) = 3 BFNs
    IVF #1 = BFN
    FET #1 = BFN
    FET #2 = BFN
    IVF #2 = BFP, b/g twins lost at 20w due to partial abruption/PPROM
    IVF #3 = c/p 5w2d
    Long-shot Clomid/Prednisone cycle before next IVF = BFP, our beautiful, healthy girl born 6/26/13!
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    TTC again March 2014
    FET #3 - May/June 2014
    - all embryos arrested before xfer - back to the drawing board...
    IVF #4 - July/August 2014 
    beta 1 (11dp3dt) 220, beta 2 (13dp3dt) 671, beta 3 (19dp3dt) 10762
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    I am sending so, so many good luck vibes your way!!!!!!
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    TTC since 1/2010 - Dx with Stage IV Endo
    11/10 - 100mg Clomid + trigger + IUI + Estradiol + Progesterone = BFN
    12/10 - Unmedicated cycle due to RE not doing treatments in December = BFN
    1/11 - 100mg Clomid + trigger + IUI + Estradiol + Progesterone = BFN
    2/11 - Same sh!t, different month = IUI cancelled due to no response = BFN
    IVF #1 - Start stims (Follistim) 5/10, add in Ganirelix 5/14
    ER 5/21 - 13 retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized; ET 5/26 - transferred one perfect 1AA blast. 3 snowbabies.
    Beta 6/3 - 15.8; Beta 6/7 - 21.8; Beta 6/10 - 7 :(
    FET - Transferred 1 AA blast 7/11. Beta 7/20 - 311! Beta 7/22 - 784!! First u/s 8/10
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