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  My name is Anna im 28 years old and me and my husband Paul whos 32 are having our 1st course of IVF in June.
We have been trying for a baby for a few years now ( I dont ovulate naturally as I lack progesterone I have had some scarring and  Endometreosis removed and my fallopian tubes are all swollen and inflamed -but not blocked and doubted they will ever work! ) First I had a Hystersalpingogram (which was the worse pain ever!)And it looked like my tubes were ok as the dye passed through them so the doctor tried us with Clomid for 9 months and even though I ovulated it didnt get me PG. The Clomid was awful, The insomnia nearly killed me and the mood swings were just so,so bad!( I even threw a DVD player at Paul`s head....I really ment for it to hit him at the time!!) and I put on a stone..All for nothing!! The Doctors were abit baffled at why the Clomid hadnt got me PG so this March I had a laporoscapy which showed that my tubes were passing dye but very swollen and imflamed and doubted to work. Last Wednesday we went back to see the consultant and he gave us the definate date for IVF in June....We have to go back on 21st May to see the nurse to get our schedule and learn how to do the injections.  Im dreading it as I have the worst phobia of needles ever and Im so scared of egg collection...can anybody tell me are these as bad as Im worrying they are?

Thanks Anna.xx :-\
 

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hi there Anna + welcome to FF :)

1stly try not to worry, on here you will read lots of different stories from lots of individuals who have the same concern as you but your clinic will take good care of you ;) i have not long done a cycle + honest i was dreading it but it was fine + certainly has not put me off wanting to try again :)

i am going to leave you some links to take a peak at, jump in where you like intro yourself + your away :)

what every member should know ~ http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=101841.0

IVF board for general chit chat ~ http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=3.0

cycle buddies board for those who are going to be doing a cycle around the same time as you pick your month ~ http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=68.0

starting out + diagnosis ~ http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=110.0

also you say you have a phobia of needles ^hugme^ you are not alone here either + the girls can offer support as you go through your treatment, also the nurses at your clinic will help you all they can + give lots of helpful hints + tips on how to go about your injections, be sure to let them know how you feel about this then they can help ;)

i wish you luck ^reiki^ + any ??'s just holla someone will always answer :)

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Hi Anna and welcome  ^wave^

I just wanted to wish you lots of luck for your IVF in June  ^fairydust^

The absolute truth about the injections and EC (as I'm sure most people on here will agree) is that they are absolutely fine and nothing to be scared of  ^hugme^
The worst part is the 2ww (2 week wait) after Embryo Transfer, where we all go a bit nuts! ^idiot^  :)

Your IVF journey will now be a lot easier, as you've joined this wonderful site, full of amazing people, a lot of whom have a lot of experience and knowledge to share.  :)
It made a huge difference to me to make such wonderful friends here who truly understand exactly what you're going through and how you feel  ^hugme^

Once again lots of luck hun  :) ^hugme^

Luv Angie x x     
 

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Awww Anna  ^hugme^

I didn't mean to make you cry!!  :'( STOP IT RIGHT NOW!!! or you'll start me at it!!  :)

Seriously though, you wont regret making the move to join FF, there's so many lovely people here and I've learnt so much since joining, that I feel I could go on Mastermind and have my chosen specialist topic as Infertility and fertility treatments!!!  ;D I kid you not!!!  ^idiot^ ;D

Anyway, the Mods are all lovely here :) as you will see from Clegs post above ^^^  :)
She's posted you some really useful links to start you off  :)

Feel free to pm me any time hun  ^hugme^

Luv Angie x 


 

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anna your not alone hunny, i can completely understand where your emotion is coming from, before i found FF like many others i didnt really have anywhere to turn but i tell you this place is a true lifeline full of wonderful people ^hugme^

you know where we are ^hugme^

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Hi hunny,

Injections are fine honestly. I felt very in control about that side of the treatment as it was something possitive I was doing and I think that the worst thing about our predicament is the lack of control!

You will be fine and FF will be a great support to you.

Pop into the chat room and you will meet loads of great girls to chat both nonscence and deep and meaningful with

Good luck darlin

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^hello^
& Welcome to FF Anna ^hugme^

I am sorry your needing fertility treatment to concieve and that yourtubes are swollen and infamed (sounds painfull ^eyes^ )
As others have said the fear is often worse than the injection itself, you may be offered an auto injecter which is a fine needle, and a gadget you load (or is preloaded) and you hold it on the leg or tummy and press and its quick and realtivly pain free. Also doing the injections by relaxing and taking a deep breath OUT as you press the needle in makes them much easier.
EC is done under a form of sedation,
mostly you are awake but in an oblivious state ie you know whats going on but your not quite in the room ;)

Cleg has left you some direct links to boards here on FF - that you may or may not have found, I would like to encourage you to post in these areas to build friendships and support from members who really do have an understanding of your situation, You may find there is an active running thread for ladies having treatment at the same clinic as you check both the ICSI & IVF boards as we don't have separate clinic threads for each

A rough guide to IVF
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To make the site easier to navigate click on the index tab at the top of any page - pink hearts mean there is something new within the board you have not read/looked at and if you scroll right down you will see the last ten posts from all over FF all are clickable ;) if you refresh this page (f5) it will update the last ten posts as well as the boards/threads and who's online!!!
take some time to look at the help tab too ;)

Check out the Locations boards for where you live & a site search for your clinic ;)

Wishing you Friendship ^fairydust^ & ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^
^goodluck^ Dont forget to let us know how you get on!

If you need any help just ask!

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Thank you all so,so much. Its nice to feel Im not alone. I felt quite selfish yesterday because I was so busy with my own problems I forgot that Im not the only one.
I feel much better today and more positive about the whole process. Tomorrow im going to book some hypnosis to help me deal with my phobia. Thanks Kirstyn for your advice too..I had never thought of it in that way..It is something I can be in control of.
Im defo going to try that `auto injector that Dizzi said about too...and maybe youre also right...It might do me good to be in the room but be out of it!!LOL! And thanks Cleg for your nice words...Im feeling much more optomistic!!  ^hugme^ ;D ^reiki^ ^hugme^ ^hugme^
 
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