* Author Topic: Age 48 and about to start DE FET, question on norethisterone, post menopause  (Read 3916 times)

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Offline Katie24

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Lollipop and Sarah thank you ladies , I'm so nervous my scan is this afternoon , il let you know how it goes. I really hope its not another cancelled transfer as flights and hotel are already booked. So sorry to hear about your journeys I hope third time lucky too ! The worrying just never stops on this journey . Does everyone else feel like you just jump through hoops all the time . If I could just get to transfer I will be over the moon . Fingers crossed for you ladies keep me posted xxxx

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    Offline sarahprj

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    Good luck with your transfer tomorrow lollipop, PUPO as they say. Excited for you.

    Hope your scan went well this afternoon Katie. I find that I stress about the next immediate stage, then feel elated briefly before stressing about the next. Wish I could just relax and take it in my stride, Know thatís not going to happen. Every stage we do is 1 nearer to our gorgeous babies.

    For 2 reasons Iíve taken on a challenge
    1. To raise more money for Ronald McDonald House Charity where we lived for almost a year in total.
    2. To keep my mind busy. Hoping to get to 2WW so need a distraction, itís so hard.
    Doing a couple of market stalls selling anything and everything, Iím a neat freak usually but could feature on a TV program for hoarders at the moment. Iím drowning. There is busy and then there is chaos!

    Hope you both find distractions to keep you sane. Best wishes x

    Offline Katie24

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    Thank you lovely , good luck to you the 2ww is awful fingers crossed for you. My scan dident go so well its 4.9mm on CD 13 I'm suppose to be starting progesterone on cd16 so upped my meds so I will be taking 12mg progynova , also going to ask about patches xxxx

    Offline lollypop3

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    Hi Katie, - Try not to stress about the number - my clinic wanted the lining to be around 6.5mm so you are not a million miles off.  Your still only on CD13 so there is plenty of time and if you have increased the progynova then hopefully this will help. 

    Sarahprj, - Good luck with the TX tomorrow - I'm sure it will go well.  Let me know your test date as I think we will both be testing around the same date.

    AFM - had the TX yesterday - was feeling really nervous as I was worried in case the embryologist came into to tell me it hadn't survived the thaw.  But she came in with a big smile and said it looked like nothing had happened to it.  I had the TX under sedation as I have a really awkward cervix and the procedure is usually horrific for me without going under.  It went well and they gave me a photo of the embryo before it was put back which was amazing.  I am now treasuring this little picture - feel like framing it!  My test date is 31st Aug - but I have been told I need extra progesterone and started the injections last night.  OMG I am suffering today as DH had to stab me in the bum.  It's agony but hopefully will be worth it.

    I am stressing though as I need another blood test tomorrow (progesterone and FBC) if I go locally I don't know if I can get the results on time, send these to my clinic and get a new prescription.  Alternatively I need to drive to London tomorrow (2.5hrs) to get the clinic to test me and wait for the results.  Annoyingly I am in London on Friday and would prefer to have the BT then.  I've called my clinic to ask their advice.  I was hoping the 2WW was going to be stress free and just a lot of waiting but I need more blood work done in-between.  The immunes came back with only one raised but only by 0.4 so nothing significant which is a positive as I don't need to have IVIG (mega expensive)!.

    Good luck ladies - wishing you all the best of luck in the world and hoping you have lots of amazing blessings on your way!.   :) ^pray^ ^hugme^

    Offline Katie24

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    Thanks for your support ladies but unfortunately my lining has shrank in 48hrs to 3.2mm I don't know why this is happening this happened on my past cycle day 12/13 I get to about 4.9 mm then it shrinks to about 3mm what is going on this is my 3rd cycle the first cycle my lining was perfect 8.9mm do you think that is because my body wasent used to it at first?
    Does anyone have any suggestion to try I've only even had progynova. Might try a scratch next time .

    Good luck to you lollipop it's such a stress for you especially in the 2ww can I ask what is TX xxxx

    Offline lollypop3

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    Katie - you poor thing!  Sending you  ^hugme^ ^hugme^ ^hugme^.  I've never heard of the lining reducing - you must be feeling so frustrated.  Can I ask which clinic you are with? I had two failed attempts on the NHS before moving clinics.  The third time I moved to a private clinic and was under intense monitoring.  I had daily blood tests for the first week of my cycle - the second week I was having twice daily bloods.  I was put onto Viagra 5 x a day from CD10 to CD15 plus Dexamethason, Aspirin (75mg) and Clexane 20mg.  All these medications help to increase blood flow to the uterus and I was on estrogen as well to thicken the lining.  However this was for a fresh OE cycle and not a FET.

    The cycle I am currently on is a medicated FET cycle but I have been taking, Progesterone, Clexane and Aspirin as before since CD13.  I'm now taking Clexane twice a day starting today CD19 and will continue taking this until the pregnancy test.

    Have you tried acupuncture?  I was having weekly acupuncture sessions to help increase the blood flow to the uterus as well.  There must be a medical/hormonal answer to your problem.  If you need advice on specialist clinics who are big on blood issues then let me know.

    TX is the abbreviated name for embryo transfer. 

    I hope you get the answers you need - don't give up!  Your baby is waiting for you - you just need some help with getting your uterus environment in the best condition.  Sending you lots of love XXXX

    Offline Katie24

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    I'm heartbroken cant believe it's happened again, I'm with reprofit in Czech the NHS have been awful with me literally everytime I have a scan its 120 pound they give me no advice they don't even ask how you are feeling just expect money because you private,  I have to go private I don't have a choice as NHS don't do egg donation. I'm still flying to reprofit and going to speak with consultant of where to go from here in regards to different protocol I haven't tried visgra before I think my body needs more eostogen  as my body has none at all and never has xxxx

    Offline Inaaya

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    Katie this happened to me 3 times where my lining shrank! Clinic couldnít understand it they put my on vaginal viagra which helped increase lining but in turn produced fluid on my uterus so wasnít great
    In the end they tried letrozole which worked for me although still only gave me a lining of 7.5-7.8mm some women donít respond to artificial estrogen x

    Offline Inaaya

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    Donít have a scratch - it will make your lining thinner please itís not needed and wonít refresh the lining x

    Offline Katie24

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    Thank you inaaya is that what worked for you for your BFP's ? Did you still get sucsesswith a lining of 7/8mm ? I'm going to note down the drug you said to my consultant and see what she says . I baffled as to why the lining keeps shrinking half was through cycles xxxx