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New & FIRST IVF (loss mentioned)

Hi everyone,

  Glad that I have found this board! The support that I have read so far is very encouraging. Hearing all the different stories of people in similar situations makes this a little easier to go through.  

  My DH & I both just turned 35 & have been married now for three & half years. We have two fur babies (cat & dog). And trying to add a human one!

 After two years of NTNP, we decided to step it up and started TTC when that didn't work we sought out our RE for help. After the second IUI I was PG, but it ended up being an ectopic PG and had to use medical treatment (two injections of methotrexate) UGH!!!!. Followed by lots of bleeding & weekly blood test to make sure my HCG levels went back to 0. However, was very lucky to not have to have surgery. 

 When the 3 month waiting period ended (so meds can leave your system) my DH & I decided to try the combination IUI route one more time. But with no success. Following more consultation with our RE, a HSG test & deep conversations we decided our best option was IVF which we started on August 8th (my birthday)!! 

Currently Day #10: Major headache & a little nausea from shots (GONAL-F & Menopur) with an U/S tomorrow. Hope to get a date for Egg retrieval!

Well, that's my story for now! Any pointers on what's to expect or things to prepare for would be great!!! A little nervous about the retrieval process and what happens after that. But one step at a time, right?

I wish everyone good fortune and well wishes.

Nicole 
Me 35 DH 35 Married 2014
TTC since 2016
IUI #1 BFN
IUI #2 Ectopic pg
IUI #3 BFN
IVF #1 TBD
Some infertility humor
BusinessWife

Re: New & FIRST IVF (loss mentioned)

  • nmariescontrino sorry for your previous loss, thats scary but glad you didn't have to have an surgery.  How to your US going?  How many follies to you have growing and what size?  Probably once you get to a lil larger follie they will add cetritide to your protocol.  Hopefully you're getting closer to an ER.  Some people stem longer the others and every cycle is different.  I've done a few and some I've stemmed longer then others.  Happy birthday, hopefully this will be a great birthday present!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    BusinessWifecolenola
  • Welcome and sorry for your loss! I hope IVF is successful for you! It is much more intense but hopefully will yield greater results!
    BusinessWifecolenola
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  • Hi! I am also in the middle of my first IVF cycle. We started the cycle last Saturday..today is Saturday and my 8th day of stims. My doctor said I am responding very well and fast to the medicine. I have 19 follicles, the largest is 22mm...estrogen is 2,000. I may be triggering tomorrow night (Sunday) with ER being Tuesday ! I know most IVF cycles do not go this fast at all ..so I am happy that I responded so fast and all is going so well. I just hope I finish the cycle with good news 
    BusinessWifecolenola
  • Thanks for the replies!

    So stims are going slower than they usually do, but follies are growing. I had an U/S this am and looks like they are ranging from 8-15ish; 6 right side & 8 on left side. I don't know what estrogen level I am at. But she said the lining looks great and smooth. Left side looking more promising as far as size goes.  
    She changed my stims to IM and drew two large circles on my bum! lol (225 Gonal-F & 225 Menopur) & tomorrow IM stim (300 Gonal-F & 225 Menopur & first 250 Ganerellix) 
    Next U/S is Monday. 
    Me 35 DH 35 Married 2014
    TTC since 2016
    IUI #1 BFN
    IUI #2 Ectopic pg
    IUI #3 BFN
    IVF #1 TBD
    Some infertility humor
    BusinessWifeReesaAnne16
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    Me 35 DH 35 Married 2014
    TTC since 2016
    IUI #1 BFN
    IUI #2 Ectopic pg
    IUI #3 BFN
    IVF #1 TBD
    Some infertility humor
    BusinessWife
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