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Hi ladies,

Bit of update. My lining was the best my nurse Ann seen so far from me 馃檹 I couldn't believe to my eyes, 7.36mm at the first scan! Also a beautiful trisomy. I attached a picture.
So they decided no more scans , we'll go ahead next week on Thursday.
Still need to take same meds til Friday night, so my lining has a bit of time to improve more, then preggo hormon-progesteron from Saturday, along with estrogen, minus Viagra.
Ally- I do believe the supplements helped with my lining. I really hope that you'll have the same positive response to them. And two weeks wait it's not that long til your period. Then the game start!
Philippa- I heard here from some of the ladies as well that they praise Serum in Greece. The hardest part is to pick your clinic. Because a lot can depend on them. I also did consider to go abroad but my job wouldn't let me to take as many trips, holidays as need. I really hope it will work out for you.
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Hey. I just had a fresh embryo transfer yesterday... Looking to join a thread... Is this the best one or is their a 2ww one for nov/dec
 

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Evening all,
Hello Hopeful1985, hope your transfer was ok and keeping fingers crossed for you. I'm not sure what other threads there are but it's nice to have you here.
Gamrguk77 that's good news about your scan and lining. That's exciting to get the go ahead confirmed. I'm hoping too that the extra supplements will help with my cycle too this time.
Thanks for your good wishes Philippas Dream. It's good you have explored options and have a positive experience with Serum, also good to have recommendations. I've only been with 1 clinic and they are good but seems just so busy and always seem a bit rushed. But the delays were for medical reasons each time like the thin lining and before that OHSS risk and a cyst appearing on the first baseline scan. But hopefully this cycle we can go ahead and trying to do what I can to be prepared 馃
 

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Hi all, been off the forum for a bit but popping back to update :

Going in for my egg collection tomorrow. Been a slower cycle than previously, with more scans - because I have high Amh that puts me at more risk of Ohss. And also because I ovulated before the EC last time. I am having a scan before the anesthesia tomorrow to be sure. Bit nervous about that.

Injections have been okay, using breathing techniques and cheesy relaxation music. I will be on Fyremadel after the EC, so more to come. Been feeling pretty bloated and nauseous, mainly just relaxing with computer games and walking the dog, a bit of pacing about so I am not completely sedentary!

We are effectively shielding while we do this as obviously don't want to be pinged or contract covid, that's been quite hard as it feels like so many people are out and about as usual now.

We're doing PGTA after the EC so will have some recovery time and be hanging on until the results ome back.

Hope you're all well 馃崁馃崁馃崁
 

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Hi Zeddie
How did your EC go last week? Are you recovering ok? I hope it went well for you.
I have high amh like you, also didn't have the transfer the same cycle. I found I was really uncomfortable in the days before and the recovery took longer than I expected but once my period came it was a lot better.
Hope you're keeping well
 

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Hey. I just had a fresh embryo transfer yesterday... Looking to join a thread... Is this the best one or is their a 2ww one for nov/dec
Hey Hopeful,

How is it going? Do you have any symptoms?
Did you do early test? I always try to avoid it to do one 馃檲
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OMG!
My test day is the same, 6th of December. I'm dreading it though. Two fresh is amazing! I have my fingers and toes crossed for you. I had one frozen donor blastocyst transferred. Second round.
How you feeling today? Have you had any brown spotting or feeling any different?
I didn't have any signs. Progesterone is giving me hard time of itching and having a rash. Otherwise it's just the usual bloating and sore boobies.
 

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[Eeek, so excited for you cycle buddy. I feel so normal today. My period is also due next Monday so I think this week is going to drag. I鈥檓 not tempted to do an early test, will keep calmish and carry on waiting.
 

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Hi Ally,

Is your first monitoring scan tomorrow? Are you excited? How you feeling being pumped up with estrogen?
Let us know how was your lining. Thinking of you. X
 

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OMG!
My test day is the same, 6th of December. I'm dreading it though. Two fresh is amazing! I have my fingers and toes crossed for you. I had one frozen donor blastocyst transferred. Second round.
How you feeling today? Have you had any brown spotting or feeling any different?
I didn't have any signs. Progesterone is giving me hard time of itching and having a rash. Otherwise it's just the usual bloating and sore boobies.
Hi hon, Are you tempted to test early? I thought Sunday should be ok but the boyf is a stickler for rules!!
 

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Hi Ally,

Is your first monitoring scan tomorrow? Are you excited? How you feeling being pumped up with estrogen?
Let us know how was your lining. Thinking of you. X
Hi Gamrguk
I was meant to have the baseline scan today but I didn't get any bleeding until last night and it's only very light, not like a normal period so the clinic have asked me to wait. I stopped the norethisterone on Saturday. I phoned them again tonight as I think maybe I'm not going to get a full flow, maybe with the light bleed is just the period as I got a lot of cramps yesterday which have stopped now. I will be calling tomorrow morning and ask for a more senior nurse as I think I should go in for the scan anyway maybe.
How are you finding the 2ww? Has the itchiness got any better?
Hope you're doing ok X
 

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Hi hon, Are you tempted to test early? I thought Sunday should be ok but the boyf is a stickler for rules!!
Hiya,

I never did early test but I'm very tempted this time. Not sure why. I might do it tomorrow, and then every day up til Monday 馃し but I won't tell to my partner, only on Sunday night. I'm scared....
 

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I鈥檓 feeling every symptom and emotion, what does it all mean?!
When you say every symptoms, what do you exactly mean?
Progesterone is a very tricky hormone. I do take 3x200mg every day as a pessary and still taking estrogen tablets and patches.
So progesterone aka pregnancy hormone will give you all the body symptoms such as sensitive and full breasts, bigger nipples, blueish blood vessels around the breasts, being tired and bloated, maybe more windy as normal. I have all these but I know by now it's just a trick. So I won't believe them until I see a positive test result 馃槀
 

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Hi Gamrguk
I was meant to have the baseline scan today but I didn't get any bleeding until last night and it's only very light, not like a normal period so the clinic have asked me to wait. I stopped the norethisterone on Saturday. I phoned them again tonight as I think maybe I'm not going to get a full flow, maybe with the light bleed is just the period as I got a lot of cramps yesterday which have stopped now. I will be calling tomorrow morning and ask for a more senior nurse as I think I should go in for the scan anyway maybe.
How are you finding the 2ww? Has the itchiness got any better?
Hope you're doing ok X
Oh darling, I am so sorry. I mistakenly thought it's your monitoring scan appointment, not the baseline.
In my age ladies don't have proper period anymore. I know my body and also know I have a light day or spotting first, then one day mid or hard bleeding then it's done, back to light and disappear after 4 days. If you're the same, perhaps you should have the scan as it's only the first three days when it can be done, then it's too late. Force them or even do a white lie 馃し
So you just start the estrogen soon?
I'm sorry but I don't 100% remember the protocol for natural IVF as it's been over five years for me when last time had it. And the donor program it's a bit different. Shorter, which I prefer.
The 2WW is a killer, still. How many times I had it! Can even count it. But every time i'm nervous.
Yes, thank you. The itchiness is so much better now. I scratched until it burst, bled and it healing now 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ
I asked the clinic in email but noone came back to me about it. I also just had an email today about my progesterone level result which was taken at the time of the transfer. I sent two emails two days ago, one to the nurse team and one to the DR. It's very annoying that they don't seems to take these follow ups seriously. Specially being a private patient. 馃し
 

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I am booked in for a scan later. Thanks for your reply Gamrguk, I really think the bleed was just lighter than usual and hope I am not too late to start now. It was Tues night I started spotting so I hope it's not too late, at least I should find out later.
That itching sounds awful! I'm glad it's better. Hopefully the clinic gets back to you, could you call them if really worried?
Sending best wishes Gamrguk and Kayrays ! I would be so nervous I'm sure. I expect if my transfer goes ahead my test date will be soon after Christmas.
 
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