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« Reply #30 on: 24/02/16, 08:57 »
Good morning,

Well I'm due to take my test Friday morning but I did one this morning and it was negative again. I know from experience that there should be at least a faint line by now so instead of getting upset I'm waiting for Friday so I can tell BCN and move onto FET. I know they ask for a HCG test but do you think the GP will give me one? I've got a feeling they won't if my tests are negative.

Shilu I'm sure when the symptoms kick in you'll regret asking for more. 😀 Time will fly by and you'll be months into your pregnancy in no time.

Hope everyone else is doing ok.

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    « Reply #31 on: 24/02/16, 15:06 »
    Hi Monkeyface1856,

    Your GP will do a HCG if requested but please do not lose hope. Barcelona recommend keeping on your meds and rechecking in a few days if you happen to get a BFN, however I definitely think you have tested too early in the first place. Don't forget, the HCG test is based on hormones released from the embryo and in the first few days this does vary greatly in different pregnancies, keep positive xx

    Love to all x

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    « Reply #32 on: 24/02/16, 18:22 »
    Hi ladies

    So the good news is that i got one great 2AA blastocyst transferred on Monday. The speculum bit was really painful because the dr couldn't find my errrrr"entry point" shall we say.... (i have no cervix), and that bit took absolutely ages because they had to change the speculum because they couldn't find it with the first one. After they found it the transfer went fine. I meditated afterwards which helped and i didn't have any pain afterwards. BCN was super warm which was great :)

    The not so good news is that I only got two blastocysts out of 9 fertilised eggs (1 day 5 and 1 on day 6). On day 5 there was only 1 blactocyst which is the one they transferred. 5 had arrested and there were 3 left in the incubator but they hadnt formed blasts yet or could have arrested. The Dr said that this was really unusual from a 19yr old donor and either there could be a male factor issue or its just really bad luck. Yesterday i found out that only 1 of the remaining 3 made it to a blast on day 6 (grade 2AB) so thats been frozen. I was pretty gutted as i was hoping for at least one more out of 9.  My partner hasn't had any genetic or dna tests as we always assumed it was just me that has a problem. Theres no motility or morphology issues. We have now been told to wait for the outcome of this cycle and the next FET if needed before doing any male factor testing. I am assuming that the dr meant dna fragmentation testing or is it karyotyping tests?

    I am feeling quite pessimistic...i am trying to be optimistic but its not working...

    Monkeyface- fingers crossed for you. It will all work out in the end and you have at least 3 more FET's. I have no idea when a faint line should appear but you are right.... when i looked online it does say that some HPT's should pick up the hcg by now......so just wait until Friday. Theres nothing you can do except see your gp so it sounds like you have the right plan and attitude xxxx

    Shilu - i'd go for the early scan too. Ive read online that GPs don't give out HCG tests for positive or negative testing. xx

    Huma -sorry to hear that you need to wait until March. Hurumph....it will come soon enough xxx



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    « Reply #33 on: 24/02/16, 19:11 »
    Hi Jasminetea,

    Hang in there, it only takes one blastocyst to achieve pregnancy.

    Also, back in October last year, we had no donor eggs fertilise, we were gutted, my husband had the karyotype test etc and all was clear. We were also told that this was rare for none to fertilise, a different donor was used and success! So keep positive xx

    I am sorry your transfer was painful but relax now, drink lots of fluids and keep up your meds, I have my fingers crossed for you xx

    All the best xx

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    « Reply #34 on: 26/02/16, 10:14 »
    Hi Monkeyface1856,
    Any news today? Fingers crossed for you xxx

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    « Reply #35 on: 26/02/16, 12:54 »
    Hi Guys,

    Well unfortunately it was a BFN on the test this morning. I did manage to get he GP to do a blood test but won't get the results until Tuesday. This GP who I've never met before looked at me like I was talking the biggest amount of BS she had ever heard. Made me show her proof that I'd been asked to do the blood test and then told me that it was a one off. She wouldn't help with any meds for next cycle either. She said I was pushing my luck by asking. Cheeky woman!.

    Anyway, I'm all good. I've told BCN and they told me to wait until Tuesday before stopping meds 'just in case'. Onwards and upwards.

    Oh just to let you all know this week I've had my car die and it had to be recovered. It's only a year old and I've got an abscess on my tooth which is killing.. I thinks it's time for another holiday. 😀

    Hope you all have a good weekend...

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    « Reply #36 on: 26/02/16, 17:40 »
    Hi Monkeyface1856,

    So sorry to hear your news. I know you will probably want to do another test tomorrow but try and leave it till Sunday if you can.

    I can't imagine how you must be feeling. Sending big hugs  ^hugme^ Your GP sounds like a real pain with no compassion or empathy, change your GP.

    If you do have to go for FET then just get BCN to write a prescription, but let's just wait and see till Tuesday.

    Here's keeping everything crossed for you xxx

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    « Reply #37 on: 27/02/16, 11:51 »
    Thanks Shilu, the doctor wasn't my GP... She was very annoying and since I'd just finished a night shift she was very lucky i didn't smack her one.  :) She is however going to speak to my GP to see if he will allow me to keep getting my HCG tests done their if I go forward with any frozen cycles. I think she felt guilty for missing my vein and having to redo her blood test. I still have enough meds to go forward it would just be for after the transfer so it will all be fine.

    Jasminetea how are you feeling?

    Huma what's going on with you?

    Daisy1234 I hope your pregnancy is going well?

    I will return on Tuesday with my results. Enjoy your weekend.

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    « Reply #38 on: 29/02/16, 12:06 »
    Hi Ladies


    Sorry for the late reply but I was away for a long weekend.


    Monkeyface I'm so sorry to hear your news but wanted to say that you should test again as the embryo could have implanted late so you never know. I can't imagine how you must be feeling but hang in there as there still could be a chance sending you loads of hugs xxx


    Jasminetea hope you are feeling better after the painful transfer? Have you taken any time off or are you still working? I know the TWW is really hard but please do keep positive as you only need one good embryo to achieve a pregnancy - I'm keeping everything crossed for you :-) are you testing at the end of the week?


    Shilu hope you are well you are so lucky not to have any symptoms apart from the tiredness one of my friends was like you she just whizzed through her first 3 months without any symptoms and now has a little baby girl :-) Have you gone for the 10 week scan yet? I'm sure everything is ok :-).


    Daisy hope you are well - we haven't heard from you in ages?


    AFM - I need to have my last humira injection and intraplids on 5th March and then repeat my NK bloods within 7 days after having the above and if everything is ok we are good to go - I'm really hoping everything is fine now as just want to start treatment!!


    Hope everyone has a good Monday and week ahead.


    Xxxx





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    « Reply #39 on: 1/03/16, 08:25 »
    Hi monkeyface

    Can't believe your gp said that. No need for it. As I said in my PM, I'm really sorry. Xxx
    Have you tried with different brands of tests?
    I tested on Monday with a cheapie one step test and it was negative. I'm going to buy another brand and check again later in week. Think I should be getting a faint line if it's positive.

    I'm ok. Feeling negative.. Probably to prepare myself for the disappointing news.

    Hope you are all well
    Xx