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A new thread for all you ladies having treatment in September / October 2020

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Thanks Sharry 😊

Go on I'll pop the first post cherry,  morning ladies.

I've just rolled off a failed August cycle and am just waiting for my period to start before I start my protocol to transfer my last little frosty in the hope this one will be a take home babba. We only had three blasts from the last cycle, 1 bfn and a miscarriage at 9 weeks with the one before that so I'm a bit worried the embryos aren't that great despite a 4aa grading or my uterus isn't playing ball.

I had an Aggressive dnc in March and my lining just isn't plumping up as I'd like but I'm hoping the clinic will come up with some ideas this time around and I'm taking lots of vitamin E, liquid,  cut out caffeine and cut back on hiit in favour of weights and walking.

Hoping to find cycle buddies to share my crazy with in the hope we can support each other through the next couple of months.

Hugs all, Ikle x
 

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Hi Iklefeet I’m really sorry to hear your last cycle was BFN. The FET we had in July also didn’t work out for us. I’ve moved over from the other board as I’m so far behind everyone else. Have my downreg scan this Thurs and hopefully will start progynova then.

Hope AF turns up for you soon, every time I’m waiting for AF it always turns up a bit later than expected and drives me nuts 🤣
 

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I might join this one too as i'm more Sept / Oct...

Hi Ickle (sorry to call you Iggle before, too much In the Night Garden..). Sorry to hear about your last transfer.

Hi Ducky, sorry to hear about your FET didn't work out in July.

I might join this one too - i'm having my first scan for my FET next week - so hoping for a mid Sept transfer. Fingers crossed.

Rio x
 

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Hi all - hoping to also join this group if that's ok. Started my injections yesterday and am on a short protocol using Gonal F. We had our last go with DH sperm a few months ago which failed (5th time unlucky!) and time is running out so have now decided to just go with donor sperm for the first time as male fertility has always been our issue - although now it is also my age .

Am already quite anxious about this cycle as I am so much older now and its also the first time we are doing just IVF (and not ICSI where we have always had some eggs fertilise) but they prefer that with donor sperm so am in the hands of the Universe and praying we have something decent to transfer.

Hi Ducky - nice to see you again on his thread. Good luck to everyone, hopefully this will be a lucky cycle for us all.

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Hello ladies, it’s nice to see some familiar names though I’m sure we all agree that it would be much nicer if we didn’t have to join different cycle buddies all the time  ^pray^

Iklefeet - I’m sorry to hear about your failed FET. Fingers crossed the last remains is a sticky one.

I also had a failed FET in July and had another consultation with the clinic today. Because my amh is really low (1.6 pmol/L) we decided to wait another month as by that point I will have taken 600mg CoQ10 (In the form of ubiquinol).
I was keen to start asap but figured that the extra month could only make a positive difference rather than a negative (unless Covid kicks off again and they have to shut the clinic but I don’t want to think about that).
I’ll be on short protocol with max dose of Gonal F and hopefully it will be enough to produce a golden embryo. I will have an endo scratch in the next cycle too then hopefully start mid October with transfer hopefully at the end of October.

Good luck to all of us ^fairydust^
 

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Hello. First time poster - Please be gentle!

I'm nearly 42. DH is 36. We've been TTC for two years and had a chemical pregnancy in December. We are starting our first IVF cycle this month. We're doing long protocol with Nurture in Nottingham.
I'm due to start Buserelin injections on Sept 19th. I'll be taking 450 Menopur when it's time to stim.

Please let me know which bit is the worst in your experience - the Down regulation or the Stim? Or, joy of joys, are they both as bad as each other??!?!?!
 

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Rio2016 welcome 😁 Hopefully we will be having transfer around the same time!

DW39 / Pritamin lovely to run into you again although I hope we can all graduate from the cycle buddy boards after this cycle!

MiaCat Welcome and good luck! I didn’t find downreg too bad and I’ve done it x4. First two times had headaches but better with upping fluids and paracetamol. No physical symptoms for next two but had a couple of inexplicably gloomy mood days which passed. It’s been a while since I did stims but they were also not so bad until I got close to trigger when felt quite bloated and uncomfortable. Hopefully won’t be too bad for you x
 

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How’s everyone doing?

Had my downreg scan yesterday. All good and started progynova. Have lining scan next week Fri! Hopefully ET the week after. Clinic has stopped Covid swabs with FETs so one less thing to worry about X
 

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Hi Ducky - great news you have some dates to look forward to! Bring on next week!!

Hi Mia - welcome to the group. I have never done donwreg so cant comment but stimms has never been that bad for me once you get used to the injections which takes a day or two. I like to think of the whole process in stages and so before you know it you end up at EC (egg collection). Best of luck with your first cycle and feel free to ask any questions and we will see if we can help.

Hi Rio - nice to have you on here. What are your dates for your scan next week, do you know yet?

Hi Ikle - hope things are going well for you. I also had a bad D&C and have spent some time figuring out how to get my lining back to normal. Last cycle I did it finally did so if you want any tips on what worked for me please feel free to PM me. I trawled many websites and research papers and finally found what I think worked for me.

Hi Pritamin - nice to see a familiar face. Hopefully this is the lucky cycle for us all this time! What is max gonal f amount do you know - 450?

Afm, had my day 5 scan on friday and all looked good. Wasnt sure how my body would react given I had a fresh cycle only 3 months ago but lining is behaving and there are about 15 follicles in total they can see, 3 bigger ones and lots of smaller ones that are starting to do something. Even though I am 43, i am luck that numbers havent been too bad for me but am always concerned about quality given my age. Praying that golden egg is in there somewhere! If we get there then think EC may be next Friday.

Went to see Dara O'Briain yesterday in an open air  festival - was hilarious and was loving laughing so hard after a looong lockdown! Happy weekend all.

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Hi Ladies

Is been a crazy busy week at work so not had much chance to catch up until now;

Ducky,  hey lovely to see you on this board, I'm really sorry that your last cycle didn't work either, fingers crossed for the this cycle.
Scan sounds like good news, good luck for Friday,

DW, thanks for the heads up,  I'll drop you a message for the tips, sounds like you have a great number of follicles so here's hoping to a good number of mature egg for you.

How are you feeling Miacat? I always hated bruseralin it drove me a bit bonkers and gave me hot sweats, nenopur was OK though,  everyone reacts differently, good luck through this time.

Hey Pritamin, it does feel like a little bit like a cycle buddies revolving door at the moment,  what ever it takes though I guess. When are you starting up and hoping to transfer.

Hi Rio, don't worry your post made me laugh . . "Somebodies not in bed . . " yup usually me all the hormones have been giving me terrible night sweats.

Well ladies, nothing from me just waiting for my period to show up so i can get the ball rolling,  actually glad it hasn't yet as my clinic haven't sent me the updated protocol yet! They're running on reduced staff so things are taking slightly longer than planned.

It's such a crappy journey this IVF malarkey full of ups and downs and twists and turns here's to the next step and hoping this cycle brings you all joy and the babies you deserve 💗

Hugs, ikle x
 

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Hope everyone is doing Ok and ticking off the days till your next stage. I had another scan yesterday with biggest ollicle measuring 15mm and lining 8.4mm. I love hearing about my lining after years and years of struggling with it so am pleased. EC likely to be Friday. Eek!

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Hi Ladies.

Sad to say im back but glad to have some support. Ive had a ****ty time trying for my second ivf baby most recently a ruptured ectopic in March after thinking my cycle had failed as all test negative and i had my period.
Very weird day thats taken some getting over.
This is my final ever ivf. Just waiting on my period to start my stimms.
Will have a proper read tomorrow when im not falling asleep and get to know you all.
 

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Hi ladies, hope it's ok to join you. My FET got cancelled last month due to growing follicles through progynova. I now need to downregulate for two weeks first  ;D

The clinic have decided to repeat my endometrial scratch so I'll have this on the 17th and start downreg from that date I think!
I've never had a FET before.

I hope you're all doing ok! Iklefeet I can really relate to that -  this has been a lot more emotionally demanding/surprising than I thought! I hope we all have luck on our side this time.
 

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Iklefeet hope AF turns up soon and your protocol arrives swiftly! When are you expecting AF?

DW39 great news lining is doing well! When are you having your next scan/ looking at EC?

Bobbinhead Really sorry to hear about the ectopic, I hope the next cycle is much more positive for you and that AF comes soon so you can get started. I had similar with first IVF transfer, BFN at OTD, then a v borderline positive a few days after followed by full on period. But then hcg doubling every 48h after the bleed 😬 So had to have monitoring scans and bloods for 2 weeks so they were absolutely sure they weren’t missing a viable pregnancy before conceding it was an ectopic. Since then have had one successful cycle and then a BFN while TTC #2 in July. I now check a hpt 1 week and 2 weeks after OTD just to be sure!

LadyMac2019 Good luck for the scratch, FETs really aren’t too bad! Sounds like you are on similar protocol to me but I’m a bit further on. Have started progynova after downregging and going for lining scan this Fri. X
 

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Hi ladies!!

Hoping to join the bandwagon here. Some familiar names too...!

I had one IVF round last year, we had to freeze because of OHSS and then did a FET which was a BFN. 4 blastocysts were left over

This year we tried to have another fresh round but again the dreaded OHSS and had to freeze but only 5 fertilised and they froze on day 1. (We now have a total of 9 waiting for us on ice)

Tried to have a natural FET but too many cysts and hormones all over the shop last month.

Have a scan on Friday 11th.....prostap injection if they give me the go ahead from the scan. Down regulate and then oestrogen to build up the lining!

Turned 34 and DH is 37 starting to worry a little if this is ever going to happen for us 😔
 

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Fm86 welcome and hope your scan today was ok!

DW39 how is it going? Did they do EC today?

Hope everyone else is doing ok? I had lining scan today and all good to go for ET next Friday! X
 

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Hey,

I feel like we've got the band back together now your here too FM86, blooming hope those ovaries of yours behave this time, how was the scan, fingers crossed to get the good to go ahead.

Ducky, excellent news hon blimey that's gone quickly i can't believe transfer has ome around again for you, here's hoping this is the one, my cousin is due to give birth in the next few weeks and her nick name is Ducky so I'm rooting for you and take that as a sign x

Ladymac it's rubbish when a cycle is cancelled but my only successful transfer was following a biopsy which is similar to a scratch, good luck.

Bobbinhead, I'm really sorry about your ectopic, it is really tough on the body and mind. This is our last frosty and I feel a little extra pressure knowing that but trying not to focus on it.

Dw, how did egg collection go hon, I hope it wasn't too painful and you aren't too uncomfortable, great news on the lining though.

So my period finally started,  i thought great all go,  notified the clinic,  booked flights and hotel and then it stopped,  almost as fast as it started??? Why does the body always do that when your planning a cycle lol,  only saving grace is my cycle in December it did the same thing and after spotting for few days the clinic said just start the protocol and I got pregnant so I'm just going to go with the flow and see what tomorrow brings.  Hugs all

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Hi all - hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend!

Hi bobbinhead - so sorry to hear about the ectopic. The same thing happened to me and it was so scary when it burst. I had no idea what was happening. Hope you have started to recover mentally and physically and good luck with your new cycle. What protocol are you on?

Ladymac - welcome and hope downreg goes well. Is it your first time doing downreg? I have always wondered what a scratch does exactly?

Fm86 - hello again. This WILL happen for you. You are young and strong and you got this!! You also have age on your side so keep going!!

Ducky - yay for your scan. Bet you are counting down the days now!! Hope you have some plans to make the days go quickly.

Hi Ickle- how annoying re period but sounds like it could be a good sign given what happened when you last got pregnant. Fingers crossed for you. Where do you have treatment given you book flights? Somewhere warm and sunny hopefully!

Afm, sorry been a bit silent. Had a weird scan on wednesday which showed my lining had shrunk to 7.3 from 8.4. Was so confused. It was a different nurse and talking to the doctor today (I had EC today) he said if different nurses take the reading then they can give different results. The nurse who said 8.4 this cycle and said I got to 8.8 before EC last cycle was the same lady. The one who said it was 7.3 was different. So now I dont know if the nurse who gave me good readings was just 'generous'with her readings....?!?! Having been obsessed with my lining for so many years this was not good to hear so I went into a stupor about it all. However have now decided not much I can do but ask for another nurse if I have to do this again and just keep moving on.

Doc today scanned me just before EC (I asked him to) and said lining was 'compacting' as expected so all looked fine. So 16 eggs today which is great but nervous for tomorrow as doing IVF with donor sperm (or super sperm as my DH calls it) for first time so without ICSI you have nothing guaranteed..... Keeping everything crossed for a positive call tomorrow morning. Wish me luck ladies!!

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Iklefeet great news you can start but annoying about AF messing you about! When are you due to fly over?

DW39 Try not to worry about lining, equally the nurse who was measuring the lining as being <8mm could have been stingy with the measurements! If you think about it it’s a difference of 1mm or so, I can see how there might be a bit of variation between different people measuring. Either way your lining sounds fine. 16 eggs is fab! I hope you get good news with the ‘super’ sperm today 🤞🤞🤞
 
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