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Day 1 - MDL Protocol

Hi Everyone....excited and nervous about my first IVF. I took bcp for 7 days and then on the third day off...today...I have started the micro dose lupron protocol. Seems pretty aggressive and I'm trying to keep my chin up in preparation for the 4 shots a day. I will be doing test Day-5/6 PGS (CGH) on any embryos that make to that stage and then a FET next cycle. Wish me luck!

 

Re: Day 1 - MDL Protocol

  • Yay, good luck!  I was also injecting 4 shots/day for a flare protocol.  It sure seemed like a lot but I made myself look forward to the shots (I tried to have a different and positive perspective rather than dread them).  There were a few times that I had dh give my shots though, I needed a break from poking myself and there were times that I was pretty emotional over having to do them in the first place.  Knowing that there were a ton of other women going through it at the same time gave me a lot comfort, especially when getting up at 5am.  

    So don't read my experience above about my egg retrieval today :) And if you already did, I imagine my experience doesn't happen to many other people.  Wishing you the best!   

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  • Excited for you PPL2011.  I have a good feeling about your cycle!  The shots sure aren't fun, but mostly it's the anticipation - they actually don't really hurt too much.

     

    Thinking good thoughts for you! 

    Me-42 DH-43 TTC #1 since 3/11
    HSG 7/11 showed possible blockage
    8/11 BFP, then early m/c  (Natural)
    9/11 blood tests reveal Factor V Leiden (heterozygous)
    11/11 Hysteroscopy revealed uterine septum, which was repaired
    12/11 1st round of Clomid (100mg)=BFN
    1/12 2nd round of Clomid (100mg)=BFN 
    2/12 Repeat HSG=All clear 
    2/12 IUI with injectables #1=BFN 
    3/12 natural cycle=BFN 
    4/12 IUI with injectables #2=C/P 
    7/12 IVF #1=30ER, 9F, 3T, 1 Frostie 7/29=BFP! 
    8/27/12 No Heartbeat. Waiting to M/C 
    9/13/12 D+C
    12/12 Operative Hysteroscopy 
    1/31/12  IVF#2 ...BFP 2/6 m/c 2/12 methotrexate due to presumed ectopic
    July '13 IVF #3: 13R, 10M, 8F=BFP
    1st Beta=549  2nd Beta 594 3rd Beta 422. M/C #5
    IVF#4 in November=BFP…TWINS!!!!!

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    So don't read my experience above about my egg retrieval today :) And if you already did, I imagine my experience doesn't happen to many other people.   

    I did read this before I read the responses on my own post...oh boy, that was rough. Look, anesthesia isn't easy. In my experience it's usually worse than the surgery. You never know how you will react.

    I also read BAKERMOMS post about how she was feeling after doing the same protocol I am doing and I did get nervous, but she's another rock star with tons of eggs! I hope I can get a nice number too.

    Glad you're ok and 13 IS a lucky number in my family!

     

     

  • Don't stress PPL2011! YOU are doing great! One day at a time!

    We all respond differently Smile

    This round of MDLF, I was on my lowest dose of stims, plus they lowered the dose after 4 days...which is really, really odd for me.  I didn't respond this well the last time with MDLF...it's all a crap shoot (In my opinion!!)

    I'm cheering for you! wishing you all the best!

    Me = 39 DH = 50 TTC (since 01/2009 after a short break, I stopped counting *cycles* in 2010)
    DX 2010 : Unknown Infertility , AMA
    HSG 2005 = Normal / HSG 2010 = Normal
    SA 2005 = Normal / SA 2010 /2012 = Slightly low count : motility, morphology GREAT!
    Chromosomal analysis, MTHFR, ANA's, Lupus, Protein C, Protein S, APCR = Normal 2011

    M/C : 2005 (7wk), 2010 (6wk), 2011 (7wk)

    8 IUI's 2010-2011 all BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist 01/2012 #1 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist long 06/2012 #2 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF New Clinic/New RE 11/2012 #3 = One beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF 02/2013 #4 = One more beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    FET 6/20 : One 5AA PGS normal transferred Beta 1 6/28 = 53.9 / Beta 2 7/1 = 220 / Beta 3 7/3 = 550!

    1 U/S  6w3d - Heartbeat 119 /  2 U/S - 7w5d- Heartbeat 169 / 3 U/S (OB) 8w5d - Heartbeat still great!

    Baby G welcomed into the world 3/7/2014

    SAIF / PAIF always welcome ****

     

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  • thanks everyone!

    How are you feeling Bakermom?

     

     

  • How exciting - good luck!
    Me 39 & suspected PCOS, DH 42. Went off BCP when we got married in 11/11, seriously TTC since 3/12.  Six cycles of clomid = BFNs.  Suspected endometriosis & HSG showed both tubes blocked.  Sept 2013 IVF 5D transfer of two perfect embryos = BFN.  Started acupuncture and taking time off to drop some pounds & get healthier before FET in April 2014.
  • Hope all is going well for you.  I can even imagine the anticipation, since I haven't started my first IVF cycle.  I appreciate you sharing your experience and hope you get great results from all these shots!  :)  Lol.....
    Lilypie Trying to Conceive 15 to 80 day cycle tickers
  • Hoping that your first IVF cycle is your only IVF cycleBig Smile  GL-I think it helps to remember to take things one day at a time-or else the emotions, anticipation, and whatever emotions you are feeling that day will come along and knock you off your feet. 

    TTC since 10/09 Me-43 DH-44 RE and testing 10/10-11/10, Recommending IVF 1/11 New RE AMA and DOR-DH low motility IVF #1.1 cancelled 3/11 due to poor response IVF #1.2 May 2011, one perfect 8-cell embryo, 3dt-BFN, IVF #2.1 Converted to IUI d/t poor response. New RE 9/2011. IVF 2.2 completed using HGH,EPP,DHEA, Q-10 and accupuncture. Transferred one 8-cell, grade one embryo on 10/19. BFP 10/31/11 Chemical pregancy on 11/2/11. Started stims for IVF #3, our final try, on 12-2-11. ET on 12/18. Transferred 3 Grade A embryos-BFFN Planning DE IVF, late March/early April- Donors ER expected to be 4/2-4/4. PAIF/SAIF welcome
  • Good luck to you!!

    ME:46 MH:44 DE IVF 2014
    Met with RE 4/11. 2 IUI's BFN. DE best option. Switched clinics to do "shared" program. Had to retake all tests and a mamm that put me behind and then on a DE waiting list for 12 months. Picked a donor!! (10/13/13) Got matched. Estimated transfer in December. After 2.5 years of patiently waiting I will finally cycle....can hardly believe it. DE cycle got cancelled. One of her tests came back positive.  Waiting for another donor. Donor picked!! (1/18/14)

    DE IVF #1 (4/26) BFN  DE FET #1 (6/4) BFP! Beta 1=339 Beta 2=852 Beta 3=9957 EDD 2/22/15!!


     

     

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  • Good luck! Just remember how strong and amazing you are and how much you and YH are committed to having a family.  Lucky to have a few ladies here who have gone through this and we are all cheering you on!
    Me: 37 DH: 37 TTC since Jan 2012. RE consult and initial testing done in Aug 2012: SA fine, AMH 1.1 & HSG clear - on way to IUI but got BFP on 9/10/2012. m/c 10/3/2012 at 6w5d. BFP next cycle which was a c/p. IUI #1: Clomid 100mg 12/6= BFN. IUI#2 (unmedicated) Jan 2013 = BFN. Hysteroscopy 1/25/13. IUI#3 Clomid 100mg 2/23 = BFN IUI# 4: BFN. IVF #1 April 2013, BFP!  EDD 1/12/14 with Boy!
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