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A thread for everybody undergoing treatment in November and December 2021.

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Hi there . I am starting this month for the first time .

I am doing a short protocol in a natural
Cycle using 225 gonal f for 12 days . I am
Worried about it being too high for someone older , I’m 43. What protocol are you doing ?

Good luck to you too . X
 

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Hey girls

I am currently 5 days stimming , have been taking 150 Gonal F and start certitude 0.25 in the morning, also have my second scan tomorrow.

i am doing a frozen transfer due to risk of ohss.

wishing you all best of luck whatever stage of this journey you are on 🍀 ❤Xx
 

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Hello! I have just started a treatment cycle, day 4 of menstrual cycle and started stimming yesterday. We will be doing PGTA (biopsies) so won't go straight into transfer. Third treatment, second cycle officially - I ovulated before the EC last time. I hope this doesn't panic anyone, apparently it's very rare. I am nervous about it though. I made an introductions thread with a bit of detail about our other cycles.

I have a needle phobia!💉 It's improving (in part thanks to all the exposure to blood tests and getting my vaccines before we started) but is a bit of an ordeal. My partner does the injections, thankfully.

I am feeling nervous and positive. I went through my meds from all the cycles and wrote down what they each do. And my ultrasonagrapher showed me the screen yesterday and talked me through it all. I don't have any medical training and my partner does - so I have been happily passive about the clinical stuff, but writing out the meds and being involved in the ultrasound felt really empowering.

Really pleased to have joined the forum and have some cycle buddies. Good luck everyone.
 

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Hi all.

I need to transfer myself from the other months group as I started a new cycle.
I'm using donor egg so my med protocol is different to you ladies.
I'm on my day6 of 10mg estrogen, estrogen patches and Viagra - Yes Viagra🙈🤷!
First monitoring scan due on the 15th of November, next Monday.
Taking lots of supplements and following some tell tale booster advices as well.
I had two natural pregnancy in the past ended MCs, had two failed IVFs with my own eggs so now onto donor eggs due to unexplained infertility and my age (44yo).
Good luck everyone!🤞🙏
 

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How are you all doing?

I felt very fatigued yesterday, could have been the meds, could be anything though really... I am also feeling bloated which unfortunately has made the injections sore 😕

Have another scan tomorrow and expect I will get the day for the EC after that.

Hope you are all well 🍀🍀
 

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Good luck with your scan Zeddie . I haven’t started my period yet so not started just yet . I’m doing a mild cycle
Due to my age . After reading a lot it seems the best route for me . I am
Easing into it now but the process to get here was really hard but I’m
Much more positive now and if needs be then I will try with some very kind lady’s DE .

Do let us know how you get on with your scan
Tomorrow . How many follicles and at what size would be good as it helps me gauge where I am
Too since my follicle count changed a fair bit . My amh didn’t line up well with the follicles as I had an amh of 0.5 but follicle
Count of 9 on the last count .

Best of luck for tommorrow x
 

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Hey Zeddie,

You're right, probably the meds. What are you taking now?
I can't remember what I was having when I had my natural IVF years ago. Buserelin maybe and injections too 🤔 and one more thing, then the trigger shot before EC.
Let us know how the scan goes! 🤞
 

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Hey PD!

Thanks for asking.
I'm taking every day as it comes.
Its our anniversary today, so finally got a chance to scrub up and went out for dinner. And as you know ladies, we always plan ahead, so put on a nice lingerie set too😉
I had some tiny, stretchy needle pain tonight as well. WARNING TMI!!!! We had an intercourse and the pain got worse,also had a bit of spotting. I believe it's my lining causing "trouble".
Last time when I was waiting for a good measurement of a thick lining, close to the transfer I had the same pain, which means the meds are doing their job 🤞 will find out on Monday.

If it helps PD, I had 9 eggs collected, 7 fertilised and 3 made it to blastocysts when I did my natural IVF a few years back. As they say you only need ONE 😉 so don't worry just yet.
 

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How are you all doing?

I felt very fatigued yesterday, could have been the meds, could be anything though really... I am also feeling bloated which unfortunately has made the injections sore 😕

Have another scan tomorrow and expect I will get the day for the EC after that.

Hope you are all well 🍀🍀
Oh and I forgot! Rub some ice cube on your belly before the injection or put on some numbing cream at least half an hour before the shot. If helps with the soreness.
 

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Hi ladies
Hope it's ok if I join you? I am starting a FET cycle this month and if it goes to plan transfer date will be w/c 13 December.
I had ICSI in August but they couldn't do a fresh transfer and last month the transfer was cancelled due to thin lining. I am having a programmed cycle this time and will be taking oestrogen.
It is the first time for me going through this so don't know what to expect, sounds like you are the same Phillipa's Dream.
Hello again Gamrguk77, you responded to my post about thin lining. I'm now having acupuncture every week and taking L-arginine and vit e to try to improve circulation.
Good luck to everyone with your treatment 🤞
 

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Hi Ally_W_M,

Welcome and nice to talk to you again 👋
I'm in the same shoes, like you. New cycle. I'm on estrogen pills 5x2mg and patches and taking viagra every day. Getting my lining ready. My first monitoring scan is on Monday. Not sure what to expect but I've got a positive mindset now. I know I'm doing everything I can. Taking 12 different supplements, drinking raspberry leaf tea, decaff green tea, pomegranate juice, beetroot juice, eating Brasil nuts, no caffeine, no alcohol, had some reflexology session, doing yoga🤔 I think that's all🤣
So you waiting for AF to arrive? Then scan on period day 1-3 and they tell your meds protocol?
Any questions you'll have I'm here to help if I can.
Good luck to you too
 

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Hi ally ! It must feel exciting having a FET . I’m just at the stage to see if I have any healthy eggs . I was a bit concerned as I asked the clinic if I can have a day 2 scan as I am
Wanting to start on lower medication so a 2 day scan will then have a good comparable as to how well I’ve responded on later scans .

I just had a brief reply from the clinic yesterday saying they don’t do it unless the doctor requests it . I questioned it and awaiting their reply . They also turned around and said not everything is in place to do the cycle this month which is another month wasted so I have said why ? The semen analysis is next week but I’ve had all my tests so I don’t see the issue , if we need icsi so be it but it shouldn’t stop me getting on with my medication . My period starts prob in about 5/6days . It’s making me feel they are not that caring where I am . I made it clear I wanted to start ASAP . Bloods done , my scans done , consultation done . Just the semen analysis .

I am considering going to serum in Greece and this is xmaking me want to even more as the service I’ve had so far from them
Has been excellent x time just really really isn’t on my side to mess around
 

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Thanks both and nice to hear your updates. I think I'm a bit behind you Gamrguk77, I start Norethisterone later this month with the first scan booked 1 Dec and if all is ok will start the oestrogen then. I hope your scan goes well on Monday, sounds like you are doing everything you can and being positive.
Philippas Dream, thanks, yes it's exciting although I'm still wary of it being delayed/cancelled again as we've had delays at every stage so far. Did you hear back from your clinic about your scan or why they said everything might not be in place? Are you with a clinic in the UK or Greece? Anyway I know it's really hard waiting around so I hope you're not waiting too long.
 

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Hi ally

I did hear back with a brief response . It actually helped me to make the decision to commit to the clinic called serum in Greece . Their service so far has been 5 star. A lovely lady on here messaged me who had success there so I contacted them . I was in a dialogue with them after I had been engaged with the uk clinic here. The standard of service has given me a lot of trust so all
Being well I will
Be flying out on day 7 of my cycle, this month, ready for the day 8 scan . I have already been given my prescription from them .

I have my fingers crossed for you with this round after having the delays , I just think the delays make it feel more difficult . I have to say they do not delay in Greece and they totally appreciated time was of the essence for me now . If I move to donor egg if mine are not of any quality then I have just such a nice feel about them so would pursue that route with them . Not there yet, still on the stepping stones x
 
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