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Offline HollyDolly1

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« Reply #160 on: 15/07/18, 19:31 »
Thanks emeds.  I've booked my dates now and then just need to work the rest out.  I've booked to fly out on 8th September from Stansted so we can fly straight into Brno.   This works in roughly with my period dates and I have given us two weeks out there for a bit of a break as well - so hopefully the dates will fit in somehow.

hope4life - thanks for the advice.  I had read somewhere that it was better to take BCP but I'm thinking it is just one more thing to worry about so I am hoping I have given myself enough time to give or take a few days for late / early period.

You need some sort of physics degree to work it all out :-)

Hope you guys are all sorted and finding a bit easier! xx

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    « Reply #161 on: 15/07/18, 19:47 »
    Hope4life, yes my RE had me get an MRI and it said it's in my junctional zone at 14mm, which means that area is thicker than what it should be. My RE in Florida was going to do a retrieval then put me on lupron for 3 months to help the uterus "relax." I mentioned it to my obgyn who said he would never do that, that would put me into menopause. The dr at Reprofit said it should be treated by my obgyn andasked me to get a letter and ultrasound from my obgyn saying my uterus was ok to carry a pregnancy, which he did.
    So I don't know if it's a "mild case" or what. They still don't know if adenomyosis actually causes infertility or not. 🤷🏻‍♀️


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    « Reply #162 on: 15/07/18, 21:01 »
    Mo   From what Iíve read itís pretty complicated because there are different types, meaning it depends on the location and how involved it is. Iíve read about the Lupron treatment, thatís actually a treatment they use pretty standard for ladies with endo which this is I guess supposedly similar to. Usually 2 to 3 months of Lupron which shuts down the estrogen which is what makes it grow. Then the med wears off and itís kind of like a reboot for your system, it is like menopause but temporary. Personally I would think a fertility doctor might know more about it then an obgyn. Or an endo specialist.

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    « Reply #163 on: 15/07/18, 22:14 »
    Yes, that's what also has me concerned about this round...but at the same time I've read that that treatment is inconclusive. But it still might be the way to go if this round doesn't work.

    I was just hoping Dr Frank would have had stronger feelings about treating the adenomyosis rather just getting an ok from my obgyn.


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    « Reply #164 on: 15/07/18, 22:21 »
    That's what I've read too, that there's not really a set treatment or very many studies. Must be frustrating. On the other hand I haven't read anything that says that it for sure impacts your fertility.

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    « Reply #165 on: 16/07/18, 01:03 »
    Mo usually they will only do immune testing if you have a history of unexplained IVF failures, implantation failures, a history of immune disorders or repeated miscarriages. If this is your first IVF cycle you most likely do not need that testing. Immune testing is controversial, but I did it here in the US and they test for things such as APAs, Ovarian antibodies and other auto antibodies, blood clotting issues, natural killer cells and TH1/TH2 cytokines...basically stuff that could be attacking the embryo/placenta. Also, I wouldn't say the clinic is near the city centre/places to eat/hotels. I think it's nice to stay more in the city centre so you can walk to food and take a tram to the clinic when needed. We stayed at the Barcelo but had a 5-10min walk to the tram to get to the clinic. As far as phones, I am from the US and they worked in the Czech we just had to pay $10 every day we used the data. Wifi was free. We didn't need a different SIM card. I think our carrier has a contract with the Czech.

    We pronounced it Berno.

    Hollydolly I used birth control pills and was on only active for 6 weeks!! I spotted the whole time and I was very worried that this would mess up my cycle but things seemed fine. Most doctors here in the US like to use BCP to time cycles as well as prevent cysts and have all your follicles lined up to ovulate at the same time. Tell your coordinator you need to plan your trip in advance and she will help you with the timing of birth control. My coodinator, Eva did this for me. I think she had me start BCP on day 1 of heavy bleeding then she said you have to be on it at least 16 days but can be on it up to 6 weeks to time the IVF. And yes your period will usually come 3-5 days after stopping. But if your period lines up well with your travel dates then that is fine also.  :)

    HopefulKayte Most places only accept CZK in Brno. We used our credit card most of the time though which was nice.

    Hugs and prayers to everyone starting cycles!!  ^hugme^  ^pray^  :)

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    « Reply #166 on: 16/07/18, 13:22 »
    Hi everyone - boooo Monday again  :-\

    Been following everyone's news and updates.  Re immunology I paid to have some done at Reprofit. Cost me £200 but I got a lot of info back and it reassured me that i didn't have anything untoward apart from things to do with thyroid and sticky blood which I already knew from the recurrent miscarriage clinic at St. Mary's in Manchester.

    Am 6 + 1 today but starting to feel scared as had some mild cramping on Friday and Saturday with brown spotting off and on.  I know this can be a good thing as well as bad but I also don't have any nausea and my sore boobs disappeared last week.  Don't want to ring the hospital as kind of living in hope but if it gets worse I will.  My viability / heartbeat scan is not until Friday 27th July so feels like a long way off!

    As others have said - unless you're spending a lot of time at the clinic every day I'd stay in the centre and get the tram out it's really frequent.  Oh and for a special treat we ate at The Pavillion in a little park.  It's one of Brno's top restaurants so not cheap but certainly not bad in terms of UK comparisons - we went when we had a few days to wait for news but apart from that ate pretty cheap.

    Hope everyone is coping with their various stages - I think we're all heroes for being able to get through such a stressful process xx

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    « Reply #167 on: 16/07/18, 15:52 »
    Dear ladies around,

    I am very very new on this process and we are looking at Reprofit as an option (manly due to price), I was wondering how do you do the scans (for egg growing and determine when to retrieve the eggs) while you are in the UK and the clinic is in Czech?

    thanks for any comments


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    « Reply #168 on: 16/07/18, 18:34 »
    Welcome Milva :)

    I had my scan at ultrasound direct / babybond. Really easy to book and think they're all over. Are you in uk?

    I had my scan on day 8 and then rang reprofit with the relevant info. Only had that 1 scan then had another at reprofit. Ultrasound direct get a lot of ladies coming in for ivf purposes so they knew exactly what info i needed.

    Good luck there is a lot of help and support here. I personally found the practicalities much more straightforward than i had feared xx

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    « Reply #169 on: 16/07/18, 20:30 »


    Hollydolly I used birth control pills and was on only active for 6 weeks!! I spotted the whole time and I was very worried that this would mess up my cycle but things seemed fine. Most doctors here in the US like to use BCP to time cycles as well as prevent cysts and have all your follicles lined up to ovulate at the same time. Tell your coordinator you need to plan your trip in advance and she will help you with the timing of birth control. My coodinator, Eva did this for me. I think she had me start BCP on day 1 of heavy bleeding then she said you have to be on it at least 16 days but can be on it up to 6 weeks to time the IVF. And yes your period will usually come 3-5 days after stopping. But if your period lines up well with your travel dates then that is fine also.  :)

    Hugs and prayers to everyone starting cycles!!  ^hugme^  ^pray^  :)

    Thank you Jana.  Its Eva I have been dealing with and she has explained things today and we have got everything booked in now so definitely going to use the pills.  Many thanks x