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Offline daffodil123

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« Reply #50 on: 21/09/20, 19:10 »
Aww thanks Rio - your lovely message just made me smile Xxx


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    Offline iklefeet

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    « Reply #51 on: 21/09/20, 20:29 »
    Sending lots of lovely positive vibes bobbin and Daffodil for your eggs tonight and hoping you have good news tomorrow 😊  💕💕💕 this is always an anxious time waiting to hear,  remember it only takes 1 good luck xxx

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    « Reply #52 on: 21/09/20, 21:30 »
    Hey!!

    Fingers crossed for you guys - Iím sure the are doing well and the phone call tomorrow from the embryologist is positive!

    TrionaT - yup I started oestrogen on Friday - scan on Monday next week!

    Really love reading how your all getting on!

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    « Reply #53 on: 21/09/20, 23:40 »
    Thanks iklefeet and fm36 - this bit is the tough part as it drives you slightly bonkers with nervous anticipation! Itís so hard not to catastrophise constantly! Iím sitting here with a lovely heat pad on my tummy and hoping I can get some sleep tonight in prep for the embryologistís phone call tomorrow morning - wish me luck! X


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    « Reply #54 on: 22/09/20, 08:58 »
    Had my update. Of the 19 3 were immature. So split at 8 each. 6 have fertilised and my clinic have started a do not disturb policy so i wont get any updates untill saturday when i go for transfer.

    Hope everybody ok. Daffodil you had the call yet?

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    « Reply #55 on: 22/09/20, 10:36 »
    Hi everyone,

    Bobbinhead - wow thatís great rates! 6 left is fab! Arghh itís going to be a very long wait until Saturday now. My clinic donít routinely put embies back on day 3 anymore so day 5 is when the have the best info on them. Fingers and toes crossed for you!

    Iíve just had the call from the embryologists and out of 7 they managed to inject all of them & then out of those 3 fertilised normally. Itís lower than weíve had before at this stage (hubbyís sperm is the main issue though) so I just really hope we get one at least that makes it to day 5. Itís weird when you feel happy some fertilised but sad/nervous that more didnít fertilise. I think itís just the fact that we know that from here the numbers keep reducing.

    On our past couple of rounds (incl the one we had my daughter on) we have also used steroids for suspected immune issues/implantation failure but the doc who did my EC yesterday said that the clinic are now not allowed to prescribe or recommend the use of steroids during treatment because of the HFEA guidelines. He spoke to the clinic director overnight and apparently itís particularly due to Covid because in order to ensure that clinics can stay open they have to agree not to give immune suppressing meds to patients. Despite me being at EC stage! He does know that Iím already on other immune suppressants for severe eczema so I was already in the shielding group & am being super cautious. I can take them if I choose to but it would be at my own risk and heís going to write on my notes that the clinic does not advise it. The evidence for NKC is variable & in certain people it seems to make a difference but he said in his last clinic over a 3 year period they did see a rise in clinical pregnancy rates but then a lot of those ended in early miscarriages before the 7 week scan. So who knows!?! Itís just frustrating getting to this stage in treatment & then having to decide something so big!


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    « Reply #56 on: 22/09/20, 18:32 »
    Yes daffodil lets hope we both make it to saturday for our transfer.  Ive never had anybody on the group doing everything the same day as me before. We really are cycle buddies. We can keep each other sane during the 2ww although hoping mine wont be to long as im having blood test after the disaster of hp test last time.

    Do you think you will have 2 back? Were really thinking about it.
    Shame about the immune meds ive heard a few people talking about it on my clinics page but mostly complaining that they know of other clinics that are giving it.

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    « Reply #57 on: 22/09/20, 21:20 »
    Hey
    Just wanted to pop up to say to Daffodil I'm sorry your clinic have thrown a late curve ball re the steroids, I just wanted to share my experience as I have had many many transfers with the support of prednisone ranging from low dose to very high doses however the miscarriage specialist I saw took me off all steroids and aspirin but left me on hydroxychloroquine and that was my successful transfer with my son after 17 failed transfers and 5 miscarriages. He said steroids can have a negative effect on some women's immune system so unless youve been diagnosed with nk cells it may not be necessary. Just in case you are worried this will affect your success,  I thought an alternative view might help you if the clinic won't prescribe them it might not affect your chances of success in the way you think.

    Hugs Ikle xxx

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    « Reply #58 on: 22/09/20, 22:58 »
    Ickle and bobbin - thanks so much for your messages. It really helps when you donít feel alone going through this whole scary process doesnít it?

    Ickle - how interesting about your consultant and your experiences. Thatís really reassuring to know. I did have a FET cycle last year on prednisolone which didnít work and I think our round that we miscarried on at 9 weeks we were on it too, so even though we did have my DD on one of the rounds, the jury is still out on whether it has actually properly helped in the past. Itís so hard when you donít know the best thing to do isnít it? But your message gave me some reassurance so thank you.

    Bobbin - yes we literally are going through this step by step together! Itís nice to have company on this lonely ride. Friends and family can just never truly understand what weíre going through unless theyíve done IVF before themselves. How are you getting on with the pessaries? Iíd forgotten how much I dislike them!

    Bobbin - do you mind me asking what happened with your hp test last time? Iím on tapatalk so canít see the signatures Xx



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    « Reply #59 on: 23/09/20, 12:52 »
    Hi daffodil. Dont mind the pessaries but i back door them as i cant be doing with the mess.

    The hp test. My cycle in january all my test were negative and then i started to bleed. Gave up all hope. 5/6 weeks later i collapsed getting ready for work. I had a ruptured ectopic.