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Hope you all had a nice Christmas!

Desperatelady30 - Well done on your weight loss- that’s incredible! It’s very hard to be strict with yourself over Christmas. I’m telling myself a bit of over-indulgence is at least good for the soul. I need to try to get back to it tomorrow though. I can’t say I’ve had many symptoms from the estrogen, it’s not been too bad.

HopingToBeAMammyNo2 - glad to hear your body is keeping to the plan and that things are moving along quickly for you.

Bubbles12 - it sounds like people were doing their best to be supportive but it is hard for them to know how things work and what to say. It can feel lonely but on balance I have definitely preferred keeping things between us as a couple and intend to do the same again. It can be helpful to have people to talk to though but you have us here. Luckily it was ok adding in the extra drugs this time. Sounds like you still have a lot to think through in terms of which way to go for your cycle!

AFM - I’m still on the Buserelin but finished the estrogen and progesterone on 23/12/19. My period started today so I need to speak to the clinic (shut today) to arrange a down-reg scan which I expect they will want around 2/1/20 (which would be ok around work!). Feels like it will start moving a bit quicker now. Looks like it will all hopefully fall in line with the annual leave I have booked which is a relief. I’ve been being very lazy and over-indulging in rubbish so need to get back to it from tomorrow.


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Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I am still clinging on to the Christmas feeling, I don't want it to be over...

@ Hopeful
Good news re the scheduling of your cycle so far.  It's a huge weight off when that happens, it can be super stressful juggling work through fertility cycles. So much is out of your control.

@ Bubbles
Consents were all done and dusted last week so at least that is one thing that I need not worry about. However, AF did arrive early, it's all a bit up in the air at the moment.

@ Kelly
How's the down-regging?  Was it your choice to do the long protocol?
I must say, when I read your comments about having little babies when Christmas rolls around again it really did make me think and made me more excited. I have been trying my best to take on step at a time this cycle and this led me to feel maybe a little detached this time around.  It was a lovely feeling to think of that possibility of babes in arms next Christmas. Thank you for sharing that positivity.

@ Desperate Lady
Kudos to you for the weight loss.  You must be so proud of yourself! M

@ Olddognewtricks
Hope all is well! What's new with you?

AFM
AF came early, coincidentally on the day that the medication drugs were delivered. As we had a consents appointment we were able to have a baseline scan since we were at the clinic.
Long story short, due to my medications which I am taking a break from to have a child, I have a thicker lining than the average.  It's all fine, I recently had a biopsy which was clear and no other issues identified.  However, because there are not many women in my position there seems not to be the knowledge to support me as much as I would like in the cycle.  Mixed messages from my consultant and his junior.  The junior kept telling us that he wouldn't do a transfer with a thick lining and was pushing for long cycle.  My usual consultant was if he mind that it would not make a difference and that having a thicker lining was better than a thin one.  The junior doctor said recent research indicating that overly thick reduced successful outcomes.  The consultant said that is in women who don't have my history and drivers of a thick lining.

We had very little time to decide so we are going to see how we feel and how thick the lining becomes on the CD12 scan.  I don't want to waste an embryo so am half resigned to the fact we'll probably have to cancel the cycle. If that is the case I want to try an unmedicated cycle or as close as I can get to one and perhaps investigate possible ways to slow down thickening or get to transfer quicker.  It's been so very confusing. One thing is for sure, I can't just have the "one size fits all" approach and hope that my clinic will be open to looking at different solutions. Otherwise we will look at getting a second opinion.  I hope that it doesn't come to that because the team I have worked with so far are lovely.  However, the Frosties are so precious, we have to be brave about all of this.

Hmmm.... I think that was more of a Long story even longer!  Oops! Sorry about that!

Night night!
 

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Hello Ladies,

I am hoping to join this chat as I’m about to start my third FET. I’m sorry to read about the losses and struggles. It’s a tough process and I find these forums such a good release to chat with ppl who get it so hope you all get a similar comfort too.

We had our fresh cycle in 2015 and we were very lucky to have my beautiful daughter and frozen blastocysts to try for a sibling. Our first FET was successful but resulted in an early miscarriage. Our 2nd FET was not successful. I started that cycle with a tooth infection and on antibiotics and was told that wouldn’t affect it so think it was just unlucky. Ironically I’ve a gum infection and finishing a course of antibiotics now before AF arrives so hope it’s not an omen (was due 30th but spotting early so think will come this weekend). I have switched off and indulged over the crimbo break. I will get back on strict healthy eating etc when AF arrives. I’ve previously done acupuncture and fertility reflexology but would struggle to fit them into my current work routine as well as cycle appointments. I was gutted not to make the Dec cycle as would’ve been off work for the two week wait but my cycle was out by a few days so it got pushed.

I am feeling so excited for this cycle though and feeling very positive. Hopefully we’ll all have a successful outcome and not lose our sanity in the process 😊. Stay sane ladies x x
 

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Welcome Suzie!

How wonderful that you have your little girl and Frosties for a sibling!

Tooth issues are literally a pain. I had a little abscess I think just before the AF on my BFN cycle. Am not sure if related but a pain to deal with alongside everything else.

Whereabouts are you based? I'd like to try accupuncture but would prefer to take a reccomendation before starting if I can

How are we all doing? 

I am still enjoying Christmas with the family. I try not to but seem to keep having reveries wherea certain Frostie is in situ....


Night night x


 

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Thank you Jupiter 😊 Im based in North East England if that is anywhere near you. I know what you mean about thinking about what’s to come, it’ll dominate my thoughts too no doubt 😊

I’m officially Day 1 today too 👏🏻. I’m on Progynova and then pessaries, they’ve changed the brand of pessaries this time so hoping no adverse reactions 🤞🏻

Hope everyone is doing well x
 

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Welcome Susie

I too am from the North east, sounds like u are rating to go, I wish u all the best and look forward to following ur cycle with u, I start downregg on 11th for my 1st FET, Goodluck and keep us updated

X Kelly x
 

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Jupiter96 - Cling onto the Christmas feeling as long as you can. I'm trying to as well! Glad it all came together with your period, the meds and the consent appointment so you could get started. Sounds difficult with the mixed messages from the clinic staff. Hoping it will be clearer how your should proceed at your scan. I completely get your thought about not wanting to waste an embryo.

Suzie84 -Welcome aboard! It's so good to hear about yous previous successful cycle. Exciting to have embryos to try for a sibling and good to be feeling positive about it. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Glad your day 1 has arrived and you can get started.

HopingToBeAMammyNo2 & Suzie84 - I'm also based in the North East! I'm at a clinic in the Midlands though but usually have scans at Centre for Life. Down-reg scan booked for 3/1/20.
 

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Thank you Hopeful_10, I hope all goes well at your first scan. Has it been difficult being in North East and splitting time between two clinics? My work plans will be v busy in New Year so I won’t get chance to put hols in but hope I can plan days working flexibly around appts x
 

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Hopeful - small world that’s the clinic iam at Centre for Life

X Kelly x
 

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Suzie84 - We're having NHS treatment but need to go to the midlands for what we need. The Centre for Life have been brilliant, alloiwng us to have some of our scans locally so we've only needed to travel a long way for the egg collection and embryo transfers.

HopingToBeAMammyNo2 - Might see you in the waiting room then - Lol! But think you might be a bit behind me and hopefully I'll only need a couple of scans but we'll have to just see.

Hope the rest of you are all doing ok. Is anyone getting started or got scans over the next week?
 

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Hi ladies.

Sorry to trouble you all. I am starting a fresh cycle in January. Is there a fresh cycle chat as I've noticed this chat is for FET cycles.

Good luck to you all.

My little boy is from a FET cycle. Xx
 

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Hi All

Im really rubbish at keeping up to date. I read then think i will reply later then forget 🤦‍♀️

Welcome Suzie84 😊

I cant do personals as there are too many, but i hope you all had a lovely Christmas and positive thinking in that that could be your last one as you know it 😊

My Xmas was rubbish. I was poorly all the way through and still not right now. DS had a lovely time though.
As predicted, ive been having twinges so took a ovulation test and i have a flashy face which means i could ovulate any day.
Im really hoping it stays away until the weekend as i normally come on around 14 days after and normally ALWAYs over a weekend. Thing is, my app is on the 15th (weds) and cant start before then so if i come on the weekend before this, i will have to wait until my next cycle, which wont be until end of feb (i have 42 day cycles).
I suppose this could push me towards a natural cycle to still make transfer on this up and coming cycle...
 

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Hey hope everyone is doing well and had a great xmas. Sorry for lack of personals...there’s so many of us! It’s all becoming a bit real now!! Our transfer isn’t until the end of the month but trying to get prepared no more booze or caffeine, healthy eating and started acupuncture again today. I used it last time on my successful cycle so didn’t not want to this time also drinking raspberry tea like crazy and doing funny yoga poses 🤣 I am aware I sound crazy and they probably make no difference but I did it last time so kind of feel like I need to do it again!

We are travelling to Athens for our treatment it feels so weird going back with our daughter!

Random exercise question I normally gym about 3/4 times per week but I’ve read not to in the weeks before implantation I’m sure I did last time and kind of need to to get these xmas pounds off, any thoughts?

Hope everyone is doing ok. When is the first transfer in the group?

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Happy New Year lovely ladies hope you’ve managed to have a good one.

Bubbles- sorry to hear you’ve been unwell, hope you’re on the mend soon. Do you have more of an idea if natural cycle or medicated or which date you’ll start?

Micg15 - my guess is I’ll have transfer around 20th Jan but depends on scans etc. I’ve read you’re okay with light exercise, so light swimming, cycling, yoga, but best to avoid hard cardio, e.g. running. I’ve not tried the raspberry tea before but I did do acupuncture with my daughters cycle (and subsequent frozen cycles) although not sure if I’ll get chance to this time.

AFM I’m only Day 6 on Progynova and feeling quite tired already, few headaches and bit bloated. My lining scan is 13th Jan. I’m back at work and have family birthdays before then so a few distractions.

Take care everyone, keeping fingers crossed for us all x
 

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Happy New year everyone!

Micg, its your cycle, be it as mad or not, whatever makes you happy.
I exercised 3/4 times a week until i started stims (fresh cycle) ive never done FET before so not sure when to stop. You could ask the nurses/consultant when your next there?

Suzie84 - Is the days dragging? Glad you have distractions for now. 20th will be here in no time.
Have you googled to see if many people suffer with your symptoms?
I still have no clue. The good news is that i still havent ovulated which means i will be able to start on my next period. The bad news is is that this is another delayed period, by 2 weeks. When i did my fresh in November, i was 2 weeks late... now its happening again, i guess i could reason that this is my first period since my chemical pregnancy.
I think im going to run it past the nurse and let them decide for me. I hate making decisions.

 

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Bubbles12 - sorry to hear you were poorly over Christmas - that’s rubbish! Good news that your ovulation held off so you can start this months. The waiting is very annoying.

Suzie84 - Sorry to hear you’re having some side effects from the Progynova. I start it tomorrow but having a thickness scan on the same day as you. It’s good that you’ve got things to keep you busy until then.

Micg15 - I agree it’s all becoming a bit real (and scary!) now. Sounds like you are getting prepared. I’m interested to hear which funny yoga poses are meant to help, especially with lining thickness as I have trouble getting it thick enough. I enjoy but am just new to yoga so not sure which poses are for what or where to find some good info.

AFM - Had down-reg scan today which showed my body is doing as it’s meant to do. Need to start estrogen tomorrow - I do seem to be in lots! Also need to stay on Buserelin and add in aspirin too. Trying to book local scan for 13/1/20. If my lining behaves enough, transfer should be about 10 days later but we’ll just have to see. Hope you’re all ok x


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Hey all
Hope you’re doing well.

Bubbles12 I’m not back at the clinic until transfer day but I’ll email the nurse. I think I’ll stop running end of next week when I start the oestrogen and just do some light stuff although I’m sure last time I went for a run the day before transfer.

Hopeful sounds like it’s all going in the right direction and exciting that it’s all started. It’s just basically lying on your back with your bum against a wall and legs in the air resting on the wall. No idea if it does anything but I did it last time (along with some other bits) and had good lining so I just want to do everything the same as I’m being superstitious 🤣

Is anyone taking supplements I’ve started on some zinc and magnesium. Still trying to eat super healthy but chocolate is so tempting haha! I’m going for a more self care approach I think and a little bit of everything In moderation.

My period isn’t due until next week so feels like a crazy waiting game- just want these 4 weeks to hurry up...well 6 with the 2ww!

Hope everyone else is feeling ok
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Hi ladies
Sounds like u are all on the right tracks and things are getting a move on, all exciting and scary at same time,

Well 2020 underway, picked up my medication today to start buserlin next week 11th (cd 21) as this will be my first ever FET can any of u ladies give me abit info how long roughly u downregg for? Ano it depends on scans and lining etc but not sure wen I will roughly expect transfer IF everything went to plan,
POSITIVE thinking ladies We can do this!!!!
X Kelly x
 
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