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Nervous about ER

I'm a nervous person in general and I keep having anxiety thinking about the ER. It makes me anxious to be put out during it.  Any helpful advice for me to try and stay calm? Waiting for the actual date ! Right now taking stims and crampy!

Re: Nervous about ER

  • Just know that it's not that bad.  Being asleep through it is great!  You wake up and it's all over.  It's a relatively light anesthesia, too, so you're not likely to have any complications or side effects.  My only advice is what my husband kept saying to me- focus on the end goal.  Good luck!
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    September/October 2012: IVF #2 BFP! Beta 1= 223 Beta 2 = 480 Beta 3 = 11,440
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    IVF #3 April 2015: BFN
    IVF #4 July 2015: BFP! Beta 1 9dp5dt = 409, Beta 2 13dp5dt = 1743


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    Are they using conscious sedation?  If so, that's one of my favorite things.  For me, you're basically asleep with none of the nasty side effects of general.  When I wake up, everyone is beautiful and life is good. :-)  I actually was looking forward to my ER because I knew I would be getting a nice nap.  The unknown is always scary, but ERs aren't bad at all.  Hang in there!
    2004-Started TTC; Nov 2007-Lap with endo removed; Jan 2008-Ectopic (mtx); April 2008-IVF #1 (bfp, twin girls); March 2011-FET (cp); June 2012-IVF #2 (bfp, singleton, EDD 3-19-12)

    ***Twin fraternal girls born at 35w6d in 12/2008***

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  • ER was very easy for me. I came out of sedation fast and felt pretty good the rest of the day. My only issue was getting the IV. I have awful veins and was dehydrated since they don't allow food or water after midnight. Good luck!

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  • I've had surgery a couple of times & my wisdom teeth & the sedation you get from ER was NOTHING compared to that. I mean I woke up fully straight away with little grogginess. I had a valium for my ET and was probably a little more out of it from that.

    After the ER my husband drove me home & I worked on the couch, sending emails & all that for the rest of the day. So everyone's experience is different but I hope sharing mine will make you feel a little more at ease.

    Advice on starying calm, practice breathing excercises where you just sit quietly and listen to your deep slow breathing. Or meditation. I listened to opera solidly for about 5 hours one day wen I was after getting bad news and it made me feel better.

    GL!

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  • Thank you so much everyone for your responses! They all really helped too put me more at ease! It's great to have the support and advice! 
  • image keg:
    Are they using conscious sedation?  If so, that's one of my favorite things.  For me, you're basically asleep with none of the nasty side effects of general.  When I wake up, everyone is beautiful and life is good. :-)  I actually was looking forward to my ER because I knew I would be getting a nice nap.  The unknown is always scary, but ERs aren't bad at all.  Hang in there!

    This exactly! It was the easiest part for me and you get lots of attention too!

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    IVF #2: We have 2 chromosomally perfect embies as a result of PGD (Boy/Girl) 1 failed the thaw (Girl) Transferred 1, yet ended as a c/p
    Thought it was the end of our TTC Journey 6/20/2012
    SHOCK BFP 9/28/2012: IT'S A BOY! and everything is normal !!!!!!

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  • Don't be nervous - it wasn't bad at all.  I went to sleep and woke up and was done - no big deal!!! Fx for a quick, uneventful ER with lots of eggs :)

    Me 38 MH 41 - TTC since June 2010 - dx with Severe MFI. Straight to IVF with ICSI. IVF #1 - ER 06/13/12 - 9 Eggs Retrieved - 4 ICSI'd - only 2 fert. 06/15/12 - 2DT - 3 cell & 6 cell with fragmentation. Beta 06/29/12 - IVF #1 = BFN. 07/20/12 - WTF Appt -Told by our RE to quit IVF. Second Opinion from RE is good. IVF#2 - November 2012. Estradiol Pills Started 11/6. Stims start 11/16. ER 11/26 - 7 eggs retrieved - all mature. 4 fertilized with ICSI. ET 11/29 Transferred 3 embryos. Beta is 12/10. 1st Beta 81 2nd Beta 160 and 3rd beta 360!!! First U/S 12/21/12 - We saw one beautiful gest. sac. 2nd U/S is 01/04/2013 - H/B 183 02/05/13 - NT Scan - everything looks good and IT'S A BOY!  Aiden was born 08/20/2013.

    IVF #2 is in progress.  ER was 05/12/14 - 11 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized with ICSI.  ET was 05/15/14 - we transferred 3 embryos as we did on the cycle my son was conceived.  We were able to freeze 3 embryos. Beta is scheduled for 05/26/14.  1st beta - 111.  2nd beta - 159 didn't double :( 3rd beta Friday 5/30) - not a lot of hope left. Beta # 3 is 247 - probably ectopic.  Beta # 4 is 813 - possibly vanishing multiple sydrome?  06/05/14 - 5w4days - first U/S - we see a gestational sac and yolk - still have hope!  06/17/14 - 7w1day - U/S and saw and heard the heartbeat - Finally!  06/27/14 - 8w4days - Baby and heartbeat look and sound great :)  EDD 02/01/14 and It's a boy!


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  • The ER was super easy for me and I ended up not needing any pain meds, not even a Tylenol. I thought that it would be scary to be sedated (it was my first time under anesthesia), but the anesthesiologist was very nice and understanding. He put in the IV (almost painlessly) and told me before he did everything. I thought that I would slowly fade out, but it was pretty instant. When I woke up, the only thing I felt was the speculum come out, then I walked myself into the recovery room. I had very mild cramping, but that's pretty much it. GL!!
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    IUIs #1-4 ~ Clomid/Ovidrel/TI/IUI ~ all BFNs
    IUI #5 ~ Femara/Ovidrel/TI/IUI ~ BFN
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    Threatened MC at 6w2d
    Bedrest for SCH // 6w2d through 10w1d
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