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Offline Fyfey

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« Reply #230 on: 18/02/21, 20:41 »
Evening All,

How is everyone doing??

Glad to hear youve had the transfer now Mouse :) let the symptom spotting commence!! I hope youve had a chilled out afternoon!

Leanne, good luck for tomorrow! Im sure the embryo will thaw just fine and everything will be good to go!! Keep us posted!

AFM, I had my scan this afternoon... the nurse asked if I had had a bleed since doubling my dose of buserelin... I hadnt and wasnt told to expect a bleed either! I dont know what I was expecting actually.... maybe I was a bit naive!
So anyway, I got scanned and my lining has literally reduced by 0.2mm in 10 days.... still not any good for starting stims (its still at 6.2, they like it under 5)!! So the nurse went away and spoke to a consultant.. the consultant wants to give me a biopsy, I will get a call at some point tomorrow with a date and time for an appointment for next week!
Naturally, Ive been googling about biopsies.... asides the obvious, it can show up pelvic inflammatory disease! Kinda hoping this is what it is, hopefully a course of antibiotics will sort me out! Ive no other symptoms with anything.... regualr periods, no bleeding or spotting between periods, no pain, periods arent heavy at all.... etc!
Ive been told to continue with buserelin just now, the nurse did say I still may bleed between now and the biopsy... but who knows!!! Ive a feeling that it will get abandoned next week until the results of my biopsy are back...... I will keep you all posted though!

Does anyone else know anthing about or had experience of a biopsy?
Has anyone had a second bleed when down regging?

Thanks for reading ladies....

Take care :) x

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    Offline Lola2021

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    « Reply #231 on: 18/02/21, 21:50 »
    Aw god Fyfey, youíre really going through it. Is it just the Burselin that youíre on for down reg? I had one prostap injection (intra muscular), then a period about a week later. On previous cycles I was on the nasal spray. Dont know why they use one over another but I guess they must have their reasons 🤷🏼‍♀️
    Hope all you other ladies are doing ok.
    Leanne & mouse good luck 🙏🏼

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    « Reply #232 on: 19/02/21, 07:44 »
    Oh no Fyfey - thatís rubbish. But on the other hand good that theyíre trying to understand what is going on. Whilst you may have to wait longer to get to transfer better to have a good lining ready for it. Some things you might want to look into include:
    - Locus Medicus (now called Fertilysis) menstrual blood 12 in 1 hidden infection test
    https://www.fertilysis.com/index.php/tests/menstrual-blood-testing/the-hidden-c
    Easy to do at home and you get a prescription for treating any uterine infections, which I took to GP and got prescribed. Good to do a repeat test after to check youíre all clear

    - Check the health of your vaginal biome. You can do this via practitioner Melanie Brown (IVF nutritionist) and then she can recommend a protocol to ensure you have the right good bacteria in your vagina. This helps prevent uterine infections going forwards. https://invivohealthcare.com/products/diagnostics/vaginal-ecologix/

    - For thin lining issues Dr Gorgy at FGA typically prescribes a combination of viagra and neupogen intra-uterine washes

    - Supplements that can help include a blend of Vitamin E like the Cytoplan one https://www.cytoplan.co.uk/mixed-tocopherols-and-tocotrienols which helps nitric oxide production which is needed to aid lining development. The John Whites beet shots off Amazon are also good for that. Again, Melanie Brown is a star at giving a fantastic supplement protocol to run alongside your ivf cycle

    Sending you all the luck in the world to get this sorted x

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    « Reply #233 on: 19/02/21, 07:53 »
    Mouse - congrats on being PUPO

    Leanne - hope transfer goes well today

    Eloise - welcome and hope your embies are growing well

    Ticketyboo - congratulations sounds like you have a sticky one x bet OTD canít come soon enough now!

    AFM: hanging in there. Had a difficult day yesterday as found out a good friend was in hospital having a D&C for a miscarriage and had lost her baby at exactly same point as our last loss. Brought it all back and left me feeling very anxious. Had some nausea yesterday but woken up this morning feeling fine... The anxiety is real. I know Iíve done all I can, and I canít change the outcome. Just have to believe I have a healthy growing baby on board and that all will be well. Early pregnancy after multiple miscarriages sucks.

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    « Reply #234 on: 19/02/21, 09:42 »
    Hi All,

    Hope you don't mind a join the thread! I had my FET on Tuesday (16/2) so currently 3DP5DT and going a bit mad! 

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    « Reply #235 on: 19/02/21, 12:30 »
    Hi all

    Beth - welcome! Iíve been a proper lunatic during my 2ww. When is your OTD? The clinics seem to vary so much.

    Wobbly - howís the anxiety now? I had a panic attack yesterday myself. I thought I saw blood. I didnít, but my mind was playing tricks on me. Suddenly I was back to last year and I flipped out. I calmed down eventually but I just think pregnancy loss leaves you with a weird ptsd.

    Leanne - good luck for

    Fyfey - oh no! Youíve had such a wait. I have had a biopsy before. Mine was because when I first started the fertility investigations they found I had endometrial polyps so I ended up waiting about 9 months on an nhs list waiting to have these removed. And they did a biopsy at the same time. Itís a hysteroscopy. I was awake for the first but then it seemed there was more polyps than they were expecting so I had to come back and have it under a general. It wasnít too bad. They say it can double as an endometrial scratch if you try within 3 months, but I didnít get too.

    Eloise - good luck for Monday.

    Mouse - congratulations on your transfer! my (admittedly limited) understanding of expansion is itís the stage before hatching. Fluid is coming in to the embryo and the number of cells increasing, and eventually it gets to a big enough size that it hatches. I donít know about grading etc and Iím not sure how 80% expansion equates to other embryos but my understanding would be that once fully expanded it will start to hatch.

    Sorry if Iíve missed you, weíve got busy again!

    Afm - not much new to report. After my meltdown yesterday I took a digital. I needed to see the word. And I did. So thatís good although I still canít say them out loud or type them really. Iím not sure Iíll feel any more relaxed come Monday honestly. Still.... OTD is now 3 days away.

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    « Reply #236 on: 19/02/21, 12:52 »
    Thanks for all of your lovely and kind replies..... I had the worst sleep last night!!!!! I think everything scenario played through my head.... I kept tossing and turning and googling everything that crossed my mind!!!!!
    I could have easily lay in bed all morning and felt sorry for myself, but i got up had a bath, done some housework, pottered about etc..... I have booked some acupuncture for next week, its a shame that I cant be fitted in until next Friday, but I guess it will help me in the furture regardless and will defo help with stress and anxiety! I have done acupuncture with my previous cycles, but for some reason I just didnt anticipate them to be open just now so never even thought about looking into it! I wish I had now!!!!!
    When I think back, I downregged a year past December, in under 3 weeks and on the spray only! This time Ive been on the spray, injections and now double dose! I wonder if the therapy does help a bit???
    I hope the clinic phone this afternoon, if ive not heard by 4pm ish i think i will give them a call, see if they can tell me anything and stop me waiting all weekend on a day/time!
    Now i don't know if im just analysing things way more, but ive defo felt more crampy, sore legs and boobs like how I feel prior to AF coming on.... maybe there is a bleed imminent! Could just be wishful thinking though!!!!

    From what Ive read a biopsy has a similar effect to a scratch? does anyone know anything about this piece of info Ive came across? I know many ladies have a endo scratch prior to treatment.

    I had a pyschic reading last Friday (over Zoom) and the woman told me that I was going through something big in my life at the moment and that it was taken up alot of my time, she then went on to say she could feel that I had been through similar before.... and was it assisted conception? I was gob smacked she could be so specific, she then went on to say that it would happen, but there would be hurdles along the way and dont compare it to my previous fresh cycle when i got my DD!
    So ive been replaying that in my head....... if thats what keeps me going eh? haha

    Anyway ive rambled on enough about me.... how is everyone else?

    Lola, thanks for that info.... well if this cycle (which i think it will) i am going to ask if i can get something to bring on a bleed! When my cycle got cancelled back in December, I had to wait on a natural AF.... which seemed to take forever and even when i did get it, it wasnt full on! I really do feel like I need a good heavy bleed, which I did get with the bleed i had whilst on buserelin a few weeks back, but clearly not enough!!

    Wobbly, thanks for all that great info, I think I came across some of that stuff whilst googling through the night! lol  Have you experience of an infection? I do honestly think it is something like that and not anything more sinister, I literally have no symptoms... no pain, disharge, irregular bleeding, heavy flow etc!

    Thats so sad about your friend Wobbly, but as harsh as it sounds you need to focus on you just now and you and bean are doing amazing!!

    Mouse, how are you doing?

    Leanne, how did the transfer go?? All well i hope.... the worst bit of the transfer is the full bladder isnt it!!!!

    Beth, Welcome... When is your OTD?

    Tickety, aww it all sounds to be going in the right direction for you! Can I say congrats yet? lol Ahhh see i might not get to go quickly afterwards either, I dunno! The nurse did say yesterday that she couldnt see any polyps/fibroids etc? so hopefully theres nothing there needing removed!

    Take care everyone and have a happy Friday!!! :)

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    « Reply #237 on: 19/02/21, 12:58 »
    Tickety-boo: congrats on the BFP! I understand why you want to be cautious until you get your beta but still very exciting.

    My OTD is 2/3 but thereís no way I can wait that long so will probably test next weekend. My clinic called yesterday saying that my progesterone level was 69 on transfer day which they said is lower than they would like so now they want me to add crinone gel in addition to 3 cyclogest daily. 

    I was a bit sneaky and found out the gender of my embryo so it makes me feel even more connected to him, praying that he sticks!

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    « Reply #238 on: 19/02/21, 16:52 »
    Hi ladies

    Thank you for all your good luck messages

    Just a quick one from me. Had my transfer this morning. OTD is the 5th of March. My husband has made me promise I wonít test early. So need to try stick to that  ;D

    Hope you all doing okay. Will send a proper message over the weekend xx

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    « Reply #239 on: 20/02/21, 08:35 »
    Leanne - congratulations on being PUPO! Good luck with the 2ww and not cracking about testing!

    Fyfey - yes the first time I did the fertilysis test it came up with a ureaplasma which was easy to treat. However the heavy antibiotics do destroy the delicate biome so you need to take steps to restore that post treatment. Good luck for the next few hurdles x