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First IVF- feeling discouraged :( Update ****BFP mentioned***

BalletAnBalletAn
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edited August 2014 in Infertility
I'm going through my first IVF cycle and I'm feeling rather discouraged. I have stage IV endo, and everyone said that IVF would be our golden ticket, and I feel sort of cheated now that things are going well, not so well. 

Before starting this cycle I was on femara (to suppress the endo) for three months continuously. I am 30, have a great AMH (4.6 at last measure) and a decent AFC (ranging from 15-17, I have an endometrioma on my left ovary which means I have less eggs on that side).

Anyways I monitored yesterday after 8 days of stimming. I started on 150 menopur and 150 bravelle, but I'm now at 300 menopur and 300 bravely, because I am responding so poorly. My E2 is still low (400 something), and my follicles (yesterday, Monday) measured

L:18, 18, 6, 8, 6
R: 16, 11, 11, 11, 11, 7, 7

They think that maybe I will have ER on Thursday Feeling so conflicted, thinking we should maybe cancel this cycle? Eugh...I'm so scared we will only get 2 or 3 eggs, what do you lady's think. I just think that given my numbers I could do better, but maybe not? 

This is so hard, I feel constantly on edge. I keep on catastrophizing "We will never have kids". Any and all imput is appreciated!
Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
**Praying for a H&H 9 months**

Re: First IVF- feeling discouraged :( Update ****BFP mentioned***

  • Those numbers do not look that bad to me, I mean you those follicles could grow a lot more. How many more days of stimming do they plan to do? Ask them if they can let you go a few more days. My last Ivf cycle I had follices that were bigger than 18mm at trigger and half of them were immature! So I wouldn't worry about post mature eggs if you stim for a few more days. I too have endo and my last cycle I used bravelle and menopur too. I only got 12 eggs and like I said, half were immature. This cycle I switched doctors and I have a new protocol. My new protocol does not include bravelle, my new RE does not like it ( although a lot of women have sucess with it or else doctors wouldn't use it at all). I am using follistim and just a little bit of menopur and at my first monitoring appointment I have 22 follicles. Also my last cycle, 4 more follices jumped out at the end. First I had 8, then 10 and finally 12. I would not worry so much. Once when I did an IUI my follices were small and I laid on my back with my legs in the air against the wall for an hour or so while reading, and I also drank milk for the estrogen and 2 days later my follices were perfect for trigger. I know its easier said than done, but try not to worry.
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  • I've grown to dread hearing the measurements for my follies.  For every number called out, you find yourself trying to guess what this is going to mean when it comes time for retrieval.

    Chin up - I don't think your numbers sound so terrible at all.  Only on day 8, and you already have 3 follies that are 16 or more... plus those 4 measuring 11.  Maybe you'll get all 7 mature!  Did you ask your RE what he/she thinks about your numbers?  It's really easy to get discouraged at this point, but there's so much that you just don't know.

    And, I know it sounds cliched, but it only takes one.

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    Me: 37, DH: 39, TTC 5 yrs

    2013 summary: Diagnosed with Hypothyroid; Cervical polyp removed (benign); 
    2 rounds ovidrel with timed intercourse (no result): 3 rounds IUI with clomid + ovidrel (no result)
    2014 summary (to date):
    IVF cycle 1 - ER: 4/17 (28 follicles, 3 fertilized, 2 survived to day 3);
    ET: 4/20 (3rd day, 2 embryos - 1 @ 6 cells & 1 @ 4 cells); Beta 5/1 - BFP!; 
    1st scan 5/13 - development behind, no heartbeat detected; D&C 6/2; WTF 6/13
    IVF cycle 2 - BCP begun 7/12; stims w/ HGH begun 7/26; 
    ER: 8/6, 12 follicles, 7 fertilized w/ ICSI; ET: 8/11, 3 blastocysts left, 2 transferred, 3rd arrested 8/12 - none to freeze :'(
    1st beta 8/19 - BFP! 294; 2nd beta 8/26 - 4976; 1st u/s 9/2; 2nd u/s 9/9 - two little heartbeats at 140 each!!! 
    EDD: 29-April-2015
    Other Meds: Synthroid 100 mcg/daily

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  • Thank you for your encouragement! No ER date has been set, our clinic is outside of our area (we picked them because of their high success rates) and I am monitoring locally. The RE locally said he thought Thursday would be the day, but my RE says he doesn't know yet, he'll have to wait to see me tomorrow. I'm going to be drinking that milk! Weird to have endo and hope for high estrogen though :)
    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

  • Also nice to know that more follicles can get there at the very end, maybe some of those 11's and the 8 will grow...grow follicles grow!!

    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

    AMSharkprzemosbabeemmuffy
  • I'd be concerned about stimming for much longer.  The RE might be sacrificing the 3 mature follicles that you have now.  When you trigger your follicles will get a boost so it is possible that some of the 11's will catch up but it would be close.  

    My first IVF my RE thought I was going to do great and started me out on the same dose as you (same meds).  I just didn't respond as well as expected and we stimmed for a total of 12 days and my meds increased several times trying to get the smaller follicles to catch up and two of them over matured as a result.  I ended up with 6 mature eggs out of 16 retrieved (they will try to get them all, even the little ones).  I did get pregnant though so there is always hope.  

    My next fresh cycle my RE dropped the Menopur and switched me to microdose hCG and Bravelle.  It was so much better.  I still had issues with immature follicles but I had a greater number of total follicles.  Also my Bravelle dose stayed constant at 300 instead of being upped every couple of days.  That cycle I ended up with 17 mature eggs out of 27 retrieved.  

    Its a risk, either way you go.  To cancel means starting all over again and a ER means potentially only a handful of mature eggs.  Talk to your RE and go with the option you are most comfortable with.  
    Melissa - 36   DH - 42
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    PCOS, MTHFR, MFI
    TTC # 1 4+years
    6 months Clomid/Unmonitored TI with GYN
    1st RE visit Jan'11
    7 Clomid IUI's 3/11-3/12 - 4 with DS
    8/11 Clomid/IUI/DS - BFP!  MMC 8 weeks D&C 10/11
    4/12 Moving on to IVF!
    8/12 IVF/ICSI 16R/6M/5F 5DT of 2 blasts, froze 1 BFP! Heart beat at 7wk us! MMC 9 weeks D&C 10/12
    1/13 FET Transferred our 1 frozen blast - BFN
    6/13 IVF/ICSI 27R/17M/7F 3DT 2 embryos, froze 1 hatching blast - BFN  
    11/14 IVF 33R/28M/20F (12/16F DH/ICSI, 8/12F DS/Natural) - 5dt of 2 morulas - BFP! 
                   Beta 1 12dp5dt - 162
                   Beta 2 15dp5dt - 414  
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  • Thanks AMshark! I needed that hug! I know it only takes one, but then you hear X fertilized X made it to day 5 (my clinic only does day 5 transfers), and the numbers start to dwindle...eugh. I was really good in the beginning with just not wanting to know, and then they upped my meds (3 times!!) and I started getting nervous and wanting to know every little bitty thing. My RE doesn't seem super worried, but then again it is not his future maybe babies laying in the scales, so I wouldn't be worried either. 
    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

    AMShark
  • Yes, grow, follies, grow!   :)

    *** Ticker Warning ***

    Me: 37, DH: 39, TTC 5 yrs

    2013 summary: Diagnosed with Hypothyroid; Cervical polyp removed (benign); 
    2 rounds ovidrel with timed intercourse (no result): 3 rounds IUI with clomid + ovidrel (no result)
    2014 summary (to date):
    IVF cycle 1 - ER: 4/17 (28 follicles, 3 fertilized, 2 survived to day 3);
    ET: 4/20 (3rd day, 2 embryos - 1 @ 6 cells & 1 @ 4 cells); Beta 5/1 - BFP!; 
    1st scan 5/13 - development behind, no heartbeat detected; D&C 6/2; WTF 6/13
    IVF cycle 2 - BCP begun 7/12; stims w/ HGH begun 7/26; 
    ER: 8/6, 12 follicles, 7 fertilized w/ ICSI; ET: 8/11, 3 blastocysts left, 2 transferred, 3rd arrested 8/12 - none to freeze :'(
    1st beta 8/19 - BFP! 294; 2nd beta 8/26 - 4976; 1st u/s 9/2; 2nd u/s 9/9 - two little heartbeats at 140 each!!! 
    EDD: 29-April-2015
    Other Meds: Synthroid 100 mcg/daily

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  • przemosbabeprzemosbabe
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    Even with low numbers you can still do well. I just looked at my follicular ultrasound results of my last Ivf cycle and I see that 6 out of my 12 follicles were over 20 the day trigger (between 20-25) and I'm sure they grew more between trigger and retrieval. None of my eggs were post mature, like I said 6 of them were immature! You just really never know what's going to happen, so just hope and pray for the best. A little milk won't hurt you :) Ill be checking back to see how you do
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    BalletAn
  • blueeyes....good to hear things can turn around the next cycle...because I was affraid that one cycle crappy = all cycles crappy. I guess this timing is as much an art as a science, and I do trust my RE. He seems really smart, which unfortunately cannot be said for all of the RE's I have met. I just have to think he has done this since the '80's, so he must know something right? 

    As a sidenote: what is up with this icon? pregnant lady holding her belly? I don't remember choosing that. Does not seem to be particularly appropriate for me right now. Let's just hope it is providence ;)

    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

    przemosbabeemmuffyAMShark
  • pblgepblge
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    It doesn't matter how many you get so long as there is one strong embie in the mix! You can also be pleasantly surprised at retrieval. We definitely were last time. Fingers crossed for you!!
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    ***Losses mentioned.*** TTC #1 since May 2012. Me: 37, OH: 41. Ectopic August 2012 => tubal damage. :'(  Stage 1 endo removed June 2013. IVF #1 Oct/Nov 2013: Long Lupron with Gonal-F. 7R, 7M, 7F. 2 txfer@3d. Nothing frozen.  => M/C @ 8 wks. :'( Selected RPL panel all normal. Very hyper and brittle response to stims. IVF #2 (antagonist protocol) Feb 2014 => Converted to IUI (Perfect conditions). BFN. IVF #2.1 w/ new RE June 2014: Antagonist protocol. 33R, 31M, 30F, 19 blasts to test!!! I made it through without crashing!! :) Hats off to Dr. Fancypants!! ET of one 5AB blast. BFN. 13 10 CCS'ed snowflakes! FET #1 PUPO as of 7/29 Betas: 8/7@24, 8/9@97, 8/11@334 (etc.) Two sacs on 8/15, one seen on 8/18 after a bleed. U/s 8/25 (6+3) "perfect": 5.9 mm + HB@120bpm! U/s 9/4 (7+6): 15.9 mm + HB@172 bpm! Please, PLEASE stick this time!!!!
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  • Thanks pblge! I know it just takes one, I guess I just feel discouraged, because we went from "with your AMH you have nothing to worry about" and "your chances are excellent" to being on the maximum dosage of stims with less follicles growing and low estrogen. It is weird how you think the things that won't be a problem become a problem in IF.

    See you are in your 2 WW...as of today...so exciting...prayers for you!
    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

    pblge
  • CMH25CMH25
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    One of the hardest parts of IVF for me is the lack of control and you can't DO much for your cause. Acupuncture helped me to feel like I was doing something, it relaxed me, and who knows? Maybe it helps. Certainly doesn't hurt anything. :)
  • I felt really discouraged this cycle as well. At retrieval we ended up with only 3 eggs. Thankfully 2 fertilized and both were transferred yesterday. I feel much better now. People keep telling me it only takes one. Hope things progress for you. Good luck! :)


     

     All Welcome :)

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    ***Losses mentioned***

    ***TTC since June 2011
    ***DH to see urologist Feb. 2013
    ***BFP #1: Feb. 2nd, 2013; M/C #1: Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 5w3d :'(
    ***1st RE appt. April 10th, 2013
    ***IUIs #1-4 all failed
    ***IVF Consult October 7th, 2013
    ***IVF #1- January 2014: ER 1/20, ET of 2 embryos 1/23, Beta 2/5 *none to freeze*

    ***Feb 14th, 2014- M/C #2 @ 5w5d :'(

    ***RPL Bloodwork---- diagnosed with Factor V Leiden and MTHFR

    ***appt. w/ Genetic Counselor- April 18th

    ***hysteroscopy/laparoscopy scheduled for May 22nd- looks good

    ***IVF #2- July 2014

    ***7/26 Retrieval- 3 eggs :( , 2 fertilized :), none to freeze

    ***7/28 ET- 2dt of 2 embryos, stick little embies!!!

    ***8/11 beta- BFN :(

    ***WTF- DE IVF best option now

    ***DE IVF- January 2015

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  • tifgatifga
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    This is how I've been feeling all week. I went in for CD 7 testing and I had next to nothing going on, it has only been the last few days I've finally been getting hood results. The ultrasound tech and my Drs seem happy so I am trying to have faith but I don't feel it. I think like you "retrieved X and X fertilized" and i just think I'll be lucky to have two in the end. But I am a worrier by nature.
    Good luck to you (((hugs)))
    me 33- everything looks good
    mister 34- PCD zero motilty 
    TTC#1 using donor sperm
    IUI#1 Dec 2nd-BFN
    IUI# Dec 28th-BFN
    IUI#3 Jan 26th-BFN
    IUI#4  Feb 26th-BFP
    mc March 2014
    IUI#5 April 6th prometrium-BFN
    IUI #6 cancled ovulated too early
    IVF# 1 July
    ER: Aug 3rd: 18R 15M 14F
    10 embryos frozen
    ET: Oct. 7th 1x5BA blast-BFN
    ET: Jan 9th 1x3AA blast- Beta 1/21


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  • Tifga! I know this is probably one of the hardest things I've ever gone through (which I guess means I'm a relatively lucky person). I'm crossing my fingers for you, day 7 still seems early!

    I went to see my RE today (who is about 3 hours from me), and today he counted 5 "ready" big follicles and some smaller ones. Progress! I'm stimming again tonight and then triggering tomorrow or Friday.....He also seemed really positive, I asked about canceling and he said "absolutely not, there is more than enough here for a baby" and "your chances are still really good, this is not just a numbers game". My clinic has a 60% life birth in my age group, so here is hoping that he knows!

    It is so nice to hear from other women who go through this. I always feel very alone, since everyone my age seems to be pregnant after 1 or 2 months of the pill. I get so jealous, which then makes me feel like an awful person :(
    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

  • You are def not an awful person, I think its pretty normal for ladies going through what we are enduring, it takes a special kind of strength. Just getting to this point (IVF) means that we are all strong and so so brave, its difficult not to feel negative, im def feeling that way today, but at least we have hope ... and our RE's! Have faith xxx
  • nowthatsaladynowthatsalady
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    Don't get too discouraged BalletAn. I have endo too and have a really low AMH (0.5). I'm on my first IVF cycle too and they only got four eggs, but two of them became "perfect" 8 cell embryos we put back on day three. They kept telling me that quality is more important than quantity. They also only saw three follicles, but got four eggs. I guess one was hiding.

    *early loss mentioned*
    Me: 34   dx: endo and DOR
    DH: 38   dx: normal
    Endometrioma removed from left ovary 4/'09 
    Started TTC Aug. 2012 
    BFP Jan. '13 - (no heartbeat at 8w appointment) spontaneously MC at 9w 
    Nov. '13 AMH level 0.98 
    April '14 IUI w/clomid BFN 
    May '14 IUI w/clomid BFN 
    June '14 AMH level 0.5 
    IVF #1 July '14, 4R/4M/3F   2 8 cells transferred on day 3, nothing made it to freeze, BFN 
    IVF #2 Nov '14 EPP stimmed for 12 days 9R/4M/4F   2 7 cells transferred on day 3, nothing to freeze, BFN
    IVF #3 May '15 cancelled after highest possible meds dosages for over two weeks. converted to IUI, BFN
    DE IVF #1 Dec '15 transferred one BB2 blast, BFP due August 2016

    ALL Welcome

  • *nowthatsalady* Thank you for posting your experience, it makes me feel a lot better. I am also feeling really discouraged today since after 8 days of stims I only have 4 measurable follies, and one of them is already at 20mm so I will probably lose that one. Of course the nurse told me not to worry and that it is quality over quantity, but it is so hard not to be worried about so few follicles. Uggh, IF is so hard!

    Me: 37 | DH: 41
    TTC Since 2011 DX: Unexplained 
    IUI's #1 - 3 = BFN
    IVF August 2014: FSH 4.1, PRL 15.3, TSH 2.1, W/ AFC 8.
     08/03 ER 5R, 4M, 3F. 08/08 5DT of 1-3AA0, 2 frozen :) bfp @9dp5dt. Beta on 08/20 = 414.
    So excited to have one little bean on the way!!
     
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  • BalletAnBalletAn
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    Wanted to update: 9 eggs were retrieved, 7 were mature, and 5 fertilized. The RE wants to do a day 5 transfer, so crossing fingers and toes that these 5 will go on to be strong blasts! 

    We are doing (if all goes well!) a single embryo transfer to avoid high risk pregnancy, and we will freeze whatever is left. I would be so happy if just two of these go on to survive (although all 5 would of course be better). Does anyone have experience with day 5 transfers, how many embryos usually get to that point? 
    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

    przemosbabemrscsw
  • Congrats @BalletAn‌!
    me 33- everything looks good
    mister 34- PCD zero motilty 
    TTC#1 using donor sperm
    IUI#1 Dec 2nd-BFN
    IUI# Dec 28th-BFN
    IUI#3 Jan 26th-BFN
    IUI#4  Feb 26th-BFP
    mc March 2014
    IUI#5 April 6th prometrium-BFN
    IUI #6 cancled ovulated too early
    IVF# 1 July
    ER: Aug 3rd: 18R 15M 14F
    10 embryos frozen
    ET: Oct. 7th 1x5BA blast-BFN
    ET: Jan 9th 1x3AA blast- Beta 1/21


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  • Congrats!!
    **Signature Warning**

    Dx PCOS August 2012
    Clomid x4 = BFN
    Femara+Follistim IUIs x 6 = 3 BFN, 2 C/P, 1 early miscarriage
    IVF June 2014- 43 R, 34 M, 24 F, 12 blasts frozen and severe OHSS
    FET September 12, 2014!
    Beta #1 12dp5dt- 724
    Beta #2 14dp5dt- 1631
    Beta #3 20dp5dt- 12,813
    Pending EDD at first OB appointment 11/6. Grow babies grow!

    "I might have to wait. I'll never give up. I guess it's half timing, and the other half's luck. 
    Wherever you are, whenever it's right, you'll come out of nowhere and into my life." ~ Michael Buble

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  • Congratulations, and those are ludicrous progesterone levels! When I had my low result this past week, lots of women told me about progesterone levels in the teens that turned out okay. NO ONE mentioned anything like that!! I've been a little worried about my last level in the 80s, but no more!
    **********************siggy/ticker warning**********************

    ***Losses mentioned.*** TTC #1 since May 2012. Me: 37, OH: 41. Ectopic August 2012 => tubal damage. :'(  Stage 1 endo removed June 2013. IVF #1 Oct/Nov 2013: Long Lupron with Gonal-F. 7R, 7M, 7F. 2 txfer@3d. Nothing frozen.  => M/C @ 8 wks. :'( Selected RPL panel all normal. Very hyper and brittle response to stims. IVF #2 (antagonist protocol) Feb 2014 => Converted to IUI (Perfect conditions). BFN. IVF #2.1 w/ new RE June 2014: Antagonist protocol. 33R, 31M, 30F, 19 blasts to test!!! I made it through without crashing!! :) Hats off to Dr. Fancypants!! ET of one 5AB blast. BFN. 13 10 CCS'ed snowflakes! FET #1 PUPO as of 7/29 Betas: 8/7@24, 8/9@97, 8/11@334 (etc.) Two sacs on 8/15, one seen on 8/18 after a bleed. U/s 8/25 (6+3) "perfect": 5.9 mm + HB@120bpm! U/s 9/4 (7+6): 15.9 mm + HB@172 bpm! Please, PLEASE stick this time!!!!
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    BalletAn
  • pblge said:
    Congratulations, and those are ludicrous progesterone levels! When I had my low result this past week, lots of women told me about progesterone levels in the teens that turned out okay. NO ONE mentioned anything like that!! I've been a little worried about my last level in the 80s, but no more!
    Thank you! Yes I'm the living proof that Progesterone can go up a lot in not much time at all! Your Beta's look good too, so I'm sure progesterone will follow suit. Are they giving you extra supplements? 
    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

  • That is great, OP!


    ***siggy warning***

    Me: 29; DH: 53
    TTC since February 2013 --- mild thin PCOS (or not, depending on which RE you ask), MFI

    TI#1: BFN (April 2014; Clomid 50mg x5 days, Estrace x5 days, Clomid 50 mg x4 days)
    IUI#1: c/p (May 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Estrace x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x10 days)
    IUI#2: abandoned... O'd early & DH hormone issues (June 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x2 days)
    IUI#2.1: BFN (July 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x4 days)

    Moving on to IVF. (Why we're moving on to IVF)

    IVF#1 (w/ICSI): BCP 9/9-9/23. Gonal-F, Ganirelix, Low-dose HCG (antagonist protocol). 41R/35M/32F... 2 transferred on 10/14, 14 frosties! On cabergoline to help avoid OHSS. BFN, possibly because of 90% drop in estrogen and progesterone a few days after ET.
    FET#1: Transferring 2 on January 8. BFP! beta#1 (1/17): 408, beta#2 (1/20): 1310, first u/s scheduled 2/5

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    BalletAn
  • BalletAn said:
    pblge said:
    Congratulations, and those are ludicrous progesterone levels! When I had my low result this past week, lots of women told me about progesterone levels in the teens that turned out okay. NO ONE mentioned anything like that!! I've been a little worried about my last level in the 80s, but no more!
    Thank you! Yes I'm the living proof that Progesterone can go up a lot in not much time at all! Your Beta's look good too, so I'm sure progesterone will follow suit. Are they giving you extra supplements? 
    Mine went from 65 to 16 to 82.5 in less than a week, which makes me a bit suspicious, but I am doing 1.5 ml of the PIO daily now.
    **********************siggy/ticker warning**********************

    ***Losses mentioned.*** TTC #1 since May 2012. Me: 37, OH: 41. Ectopic August 2012 => tubal damage. :'(  Stage 1 endo removed June 2013. IVF #1 Oct/Nov 2013: Long Lupron with Gonal-F. 7R, 7M, 7F. 2 txfer@3d. Nothing frozen.  => M/C @ 8 wks. :'( Selected RPL panel all normal. Very hyper and brittle response to stims. IVF #2 (antagonist protocol) Feb 2014 => Converted to IUI (Perfect conditions). BFN. IVF #2.1 w/ new RE June 2014: Antagonist protocol. 33R, 31M, 30F, 19 blasts to test!!! I made it through without crashing!! :) Hats off to Dr. Fancypants!! ET of one 5AB blast. BFN. 13 10 CCS'ed snowflakes! FET #1 PUPO as of 7/29 Betas: 8/7@24, 8/9@97, 8/11@334 (etc.) Two sacs on 8/15, one seen on 8/18 after a bleed. U/s 8/25 (6+3) "perfect": 5.9 mm + HB@120bpm! U/s 9/4 (7+6): 15.9 mm + HB@172 bpm! Please, PLEASE stick this time!!!!
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  • Congrats!

    My TTC Story:

    Me: 40,DH: 48, Married 10/07/2011, TTC since 09/2011, 03/2012 Started Clomid, 04/2012 Clomid, 05/2012 Clomid, 06/2012 Went to RE, he found a plum size fibroid in uterus, husband has low sperm count, 06/06/2012 Removed fibroid, 08/2012 Hysteroscopy
    IVF #1 October 2012 - Retrieved 8 eggs, 5 fertilized, 10/13/2012 Transferred 3 embryos - 8, 5, and 4 cells, the other 2 eggs did not survive freezing, 10/26/2012 BFP!! Beta: 11, 10/26/12 Beta: 2 = Chemical Pregnancy
    IVF #2 - March 2014 - Mini IVF - Retrieved 5 eggs, 4 fertilized, 4 Frosties - 8, 9, 7, and 7 cells all in good condition. 
    IVF #3 - May 2014 - Mini IVF - Retrieved 2 eggs, 2 fertilized, 2 Frosties - 6 and 8 in good condition. 
    FET #1 - September 2014 - Transferred 2 embryos - both 8 cells - BFN
    FET#2 - November 2014 - Transferred 2 embryos - BFN
    FET#3 - February 2014


    *PAIF/SAIF Welcome*
     

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    BalletAn
  • @BalletAn‌ congrats! I also have low #s.... nice to see a BFP. Wishing you a H&h 9 mo!
    BalletAn
  • Congrats @BalletAn. This is great news.




    BalletAn
  • Congrats! Great to hear the results :)
    TTC #2 since 2011 (took 1.5 years to conceive spontaneously after multiple failed clomid cycles and 1 failed clomid +IUI)
    Me- PCOS, borderline hypothyroid
    Him- low concentration/count

    Feb 2014- started acupuncture
    Feb 2014- BFP
    March 2014- m/c @ 5 weeks
    May 2014- HSG, all clear, started Synthroid, Femara 5mg CD 3-7 + trigger + TI= BFN
    Waiting for new RE appointment end of July 2014

    BalletAn
  • Congrats!
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    June15 January siggy challenge: Pinterest fails
    Me: 30
    DH: 29 with cystic fibrosis
    dx: MFI due to CF
    TESE 8/27: 16 million sperm collected!
    IVF #1: begin stimming 9/19 (Gonal-F/microHCG/Cetrotide) ER: 10/1 - 25 retrieved, 20 mature, 13 fertilized; 7 frozen embryos ET: 10/6 - 1 "beautiful" blast transferred, beta #1 - 2,317 beta #2 - 5,850 BFP!  EDD 6/24/15

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    BalletAn
  • Congrats @BalletAn‌! Happy to see you got your BFP!
    Me - 32 H - 32
    Married July 2009
    TTC#1 since Feb 2013
    RE consult Oct 2013 due to short cycles/light periods
    Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve/unexplained thinned uterine lining
    IVF#1 May 2014 - Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix - 7R 4M 3F - 1 frosty (4AB)
    IVF#2 August 2014 - Lupron/Follistim/Menopur - 9R 4M 0F
    IVF#3 w/ICSI September 2014 - Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix - 4R 4M 4F - 1 frosty
    FET#1 Dec 2014 - Lupron/Estrace(transdermal and vaginal)/Viagra/G-CSF wash - Cancelled due to poor lining response
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    BalletAn
  • I'm on vacation but came back to check on a few girls I was thinking of, including you! Wow that's so amazing and I couldn't be happier for you! Happy and healthy 9 months to you :)
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  • @przemosbabe that is so sweet, thanks for checking in and the well wishes!!!! Enjoy your vacation :) 
    Me: 31 DH:35 Married: 2010. 
    FSH: 5.7, AMH: 4.7
    Found 2.6 cm Endometrioma in March 2013: decided we should TTC
    2 rounds of Femara+ TI Nov-Dec 2013: BFN
    Lap Jan. 2014: removed endometrioma Dx: Stage 4 Endo
    Feb 2014: another round of Femara+TI: BFN, endometrioma is back!
    March 2014- July 2014: continous Lupron to shrink endo 
    July 2014: IVF 1: 9R, 7M, 5F, 5 beautiful day 5 blasts! eSET, 4 snowbabies! Beta: #1 2936 Beta # 2 7684 1st ultrasound 5w6d: saw yolk and sac, 2nd ultrasound 6w6d: heartbeat!! 112 bpm 7w6d heartbeat!! 148 bpm 9w 2d measuring right on track heartbeat! 175 bpm
    **Praying for a H&H 9 months**

    przemosbabe
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