* Author Topic: Age 48 and about to start DE FET, question on norethisterone, post menopause  (Read 3855 times)

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Offline Inaaya

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Yes thatís What worked - pm me Iíll send u protocol I was one it included estrogen patches x

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    Offline sarahprj

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    Katie, so gutted for you about your lining result. The human body is so complicated and unpredictable, since starting on the ivf journey and learning about all the small windows for things to happen, Iím astounded that anyone ever gets pregnant. I suppose Iím lucky in that my lining has always grown, only just enough on previous cycles but good this time. The only meds I take are Evorel 100 patches, previously 2 but 3 this cycle. Adding the third seems to have really made a difference. Iíve read other posts where patches have worked well. Really hope there is a last minute surge in your lining, such a lot of stress and expense. Willing you get to transfer.

    Hello Inaaya, sounds like you have had a difficult time but great to read about your successes. Iíve read lots of mixed things about the scratch and pretty sure it probably doesnít help. That said I had one last month simply based on having had 1 before on my successful cycle. Not scientific I know.

    Lollypop, so pleased you got a fabulous thaw and transfer successful. Feel gutted for you needing all the extra tests. My clinic doesnít do blood tests for HCG, did you request them or are they standard. Iím at Manchester Fertility. So many meds, hope youíve got a phone app to notify you, in comparison Iím on hardly any, no one seems to be on the same. Itís magical seeing your first glimpse, treasured memories. The dreaded 2WW, have you decided to test early or wait for OTD?

    My transfer is tomorrow morning, during my scratch they discovered Iíve now got a tilted cervix. Access to do the scratch was painful, donít know how I will get on with a full bladder. Feeling some dread about the procedure but 1 day nearer to possible baby.

    Good luck ladies, we can do this, never give up hope x


    Offline lollypop3

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    Hi Katie - really hope your feeling better today.  I would take the advise of Inaaya and try a different estrogen medicine plus the VIAGRA - this encourages blood flow to the uterus so really helps with the lining.  Hope you get some answers with the consultant when you see them next.

    Sarah - good luck for your TX today - how exciting! 

    AFM - trying to work from home but keep getting distracted and also just want to relax and put my feet up. 

    Keep us posted girls! X

    Offline miamiamo

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    plus the VIAGRA - this encourages blood flow to the uterus so really helps with the lining
    a friend of mine was prescribed Viagra a few months ago. She was disorientated, but a doc explained it would help improve lining

    Offline lollypop3

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    Sarah - how did your TX go last week?  Are you planning on testing early or waiting till your OTD?  How is the 2ww going for you any symptoms?

    AFM - I'm way to scared to test - my OTD is Saturday need to attend the clinic for blood test.  I may decide the POAS in the morning before travelling to clinic.  So nervous now!  I have had sore boobs but no AF pains or any other major twinges down below.  Which is worrying.

    Good luck to everyone. XXX


    Offline sarahprj

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    Lollypop, the 2WW is so very long, Iím 4dp5dt now so a long way to go. My otd is 12dp5dt which seems a long time, there is no way I can wait that long. Iíve ordered tests but they donít come until later this week, silly game of mine to make me wait longer.

    Feel like you I think, full boobs but nothing else, today is a Ďnot pregnant dayí, hoping I get some indication soon. Some donít get any symptoms, donít think I did when I had DS. Testing before you go to clinic is a great idea, when do you get the result? Keep your spirits up, we can do this.

    AFM Received a phone call an hour before tx time, mega panicked. They were calling to say embryo had thawed well and was showing signs of growing. My transfer was a breeze, hardly felt a thing, I was expecting an horrendous time like when I had the scratch. Just trying to tick off the days now keeping busy (but very careful), made a little harder because I Ďve had loads of baby stuff donated for my charity fundraising.

    5 more sleeps for you, over half way to OTD.

    How are you Katie24?


    Offline Miller20

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    Hello, I haven't posted on here for over a year I think and don't know if anyone will read this but I for some reason wanted to look tonight and also had issues with my lining just before our precious little boy was born last summer. I was also on those Evonel 100 patches the first cycle - which didn't work - they really ramped the drugs up for me saying how old I was and my lining also shrank that cycle - I was gutted. The next cycle I didn't use any drugs and had to persuade them this was OK,  but did have some acupuncture and it got to 7mm which is not much but we were so lucky were were successful -

    Mx

    Offline lollypop3

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    Sarah - what day are you going to do the HPT?  I have got 3 in the house but I'm way too scared to test.  I get the results of the blood test same day - my clinic asking me to test on Friday but I can't get to clinic until the next day.  I'm feeling so nervous today and anxious about it all.  As each day gets closer I am going into melt-down.  Sore boobs have gone and Im symptom free which is not helping my anxiety.

    Miller20 - I think acupuncture is great for boosting the lining and I hope Katie comes back on to read your post. 

    Kate - have you had your follow up yet?

    Take care ladies X

    Offline sarahprj

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    Hi lollypop3, how are you doing? You are almost at OTD, why are these 2 weeks so long!
    Have you given in and tested yet? Any more symptoms to report? Could do with a lucky crystal ball to give us the dream result. Good luck getting through the last day. Please post how you get on, sending you lots of positive vibes.

    AFM, had some stabbing pains yesterday afternoon, stopped me in my tracks a bit. Been over doing things a little so promptly sat down and did nothing for a bit. Subsided after a while, but a few grumbles today. Canít help feeling itís not a good sign, too late for implantation. Think Iím getting close to doing a test, not sure I can wait until Tuesday, 12dp5dt seems forever.

    Good luck to everyone else x

    Offline lollypop3

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    HI Sarah, no I haven't tested yet I am such a big coward and would rather keep my PUPO status as long as I possible can.  I wish I was one of those brave girls who just went for it but the fear inside is too much and I will be broken if its negative.  12dp5dt is a very long time to wait.  My clinic wanted me to test today at 10dp5dt but I couldn't attend the clinic as I had a different medical appointment to go to, so its tomorrow for me.

    I think I am going to do a HPT tomorrow morning before I make the journey to the clinic.  If it's + which I desperately hope it is I will go and get my HCG tested.  If it's negative I don't know if I will go. 

    Your symptoms sound ok to me - some stabbing or mild cramping is usually a good sign.  Could be your little embie is just bedding in and getting comfy.  Although I've had very little symptoms over the past 10 days for the past 2 I've had mild cramping at night.  I was panicking tonight when I felt cramps so I took my daughter out for dinner just to take my mind off it.  The cramping subsided which I'm pleased about.  I am due on tomorrow so I'm thinking it could be AF on her way. 

    BTW - I read your journey and oh my gosh you so deserve this to work for you.  Not sure how you coped but I sincerely hope your luck has changed and you get the baby you so richly deserve!  Fingers crossed for you and I hope we can continue on this journey together for the next 9 months!  That sounds like a great ending for both of us!  I'll let you know how it goes.  Let me know if you test early you brave girl!  And thanks for the kind wishes!  Take care XXX