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#1 Forum Moderator

Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

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#2 Three Of Hearts

Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Oooo.... GOLD!!

ETA- Have woken up with the worst headache this morning sad.gif  Gonal side effect or just unlucky?

Edited by Allie_D, 02 February 2013 - 10:00 AM.

#3 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Allie - When I first started inj. (with IUI) I remember the first couple of days I had a headache, but they seemed to ease off a bit after a couple of days. I put it down to my body waking up.

AFM: I thought AF would arrive yesterday as I had a bit of cramping. But I think it might have been the BDíng  ph34r.gif the first since the D&C and had a DOH moment as I forgot I was booked in the next morning for the check up from the op and a Pap Smear as well. Whoops! Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

#4 AmberSpark

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

,well ladies, the embryo didn't make the thaw. I'm shattered but what can u do. Have an appointment in the 18/2. Looks like cycle no 3.

#5 AmberSpark

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Double post

Edited by AmberSpark, 02 February 2013 - 07:20 PM.

#6 Dadora

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

That absolutely sucks Amber  bbighug.gif  I hope you are looking after yourself. Hopefully third time lucky original.gif

#7 hopelessromantic

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

Sorry Amber.  That is bad news.  

Hopefully next time will be your turn.

#8 STL

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

Amber - I am so sorry to hear that.  Am i right in interpreting your signature that you have one more frozen embryo for next month or do you need to start another stim cycle?

I have this dreaded feeling that the same thing will happen to us this month.

Allie - i have had the worst headaches too, and i wondered if they were Gonal related.  On Wed i ended up with a migraine so severe that it made me vomit sad.gif

Bwok - i have lost track of the thread.  Are you waiting to do a FET or a Stim cycle this month? Make sure you are really kind to yourself this month.  It is hard to imagine the pressure out bodies may be under with all that we have to do original.gif

AFM - I have my first BT tomorrow morning to check E2 levels so should have a  better idea about O dates and then transfer date. I seem to have a lot  of CM already (sorry TMI) do you think that stimulating the follicles  might produce more O symptoms like CM?

I am not looking forward to starting the clexane injections.  I have heard that the needle is quite blunt therefore quite painful.  Apparantly the Gonal pens are so well refined they make some of the other injectables seem a lot worse.  I used ovidrel and cetrotide for my last stim and survived so surely it can't be that bad (do i sound convincing?).

#9 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

Amber - I am so sorry!

STL - A Stim! From IVF#1 we got 14 eggs, 11 fertilised, 1 made it on board and only 1 made it to freeze. Sorry I can't help with the Clexane as I haven't had it.

AFM: Nothing else to report - I'm boring original.gif

ETA: Allie has the headache settled down?

Edited by Bwok~Bwok, 03 February 2013 - 10:57 AM.

#10 Magenta_

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:07 PM


If you're nervous about the injection you might want to pick up some Emla cream from the chemist which numbs the area and use an icecube or frozen (sterilized) coin on the area before and after.  I had to do it every injection due to phobia and it made it much less painful and stressful.

Good luck!

#11 Zanobia

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:56 PM


Bwok-Bwok Good luck! That first step isn't easy  bbighug.gif

Dadora Ear is better, thank you! Hope your embie move went okay!

STL Hope the acupuncture helps, I've found it relaxing but not that helpful overall. Good luck with your FET!!

hopelessromantic Keep breathing! Love the term B*tch pills! *snigger*

Allie_D You'll be jabbing like a pro soon! original.gif I didn't get headaches from Gonal, but I did get diarrhea the first couple of days...

dolcegabbana Thinking positive thoughts for you!

Amberspark  bbighug.gif Take care honey! I'm so sorry for you! hhugs.gif

Okay, so I had BT's yesterday and today, and today I had an US that showed a good follie. So another BT on Wednesday and Friday, with ET hopefully Friday afternoon!  mellow.gif nervous now! Waiting for FS confirmation of timing tomorrow.

Also I bit annoyed at the clinic (Dadora take note), when I went for the paperwork session/interview they mentions progesterone support etc. Today the nurse rang me and is all, well take your prescription and get it filled at one of these pharmacies. Ummm what prescription???  ddoh.gif They didn't put it in my paperwork pack when I was there, and since the other clinic kept all their drugs onsite I didn't think about it. May lose extra work time this week chasing this up.

I know a specialist and all their patients transferring over has to be tricky, but honestly I think they needed to be a little more organised  mad.gif

So I'm a combo of nervous grumpy this afternoon...though I worked out a bunch of the nervous energy on a bunch of cleaning. I think I'll break for lunch and pat our cats

#12 Three Of Hearts

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

AmberSpark I'm so sorry to read your news.  That totally sucks bbighug.gif

STL I got a bit dizzy at one stage yesterday but not to vomiting stage.  That would be awful!  I'm starting Orgalutran tomorrow and not looking forward to it either!  Like clexane I've been warned that this one is blunt and stingy!!  Someone gave me advice that if it feels like it doesn't want to go straight in to move and try it somewhere else!  Good luck!

QUOTE (Bwok~Bwok @ 03/02/2013, 11:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ETA: Allie has the headache settled down?

Yes it has thanks Bwok.  I had it from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed last night but woke up fine this morning!  

Zanobia maybe I'm glad I got the headache and not the diarrhea! tongue.gif  That does sound frustrating about your new clinic.  They really need to let people know if they expect them to go organising things themselves like the progesterone!

#13 Ness75

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Allie I just did my first Orgalutran injection. I was really stressing after reading about them but it didnt actually hurt. Its more of a slight irritation that started a few seconds after the needle was pulled out. I cant believe I spent all day stressing about it. Its red and lumpy like hives now unsure.gif . Think I might go back and check the list of what to expect. Pregnyl and Ovidrel were worse in my opinion.

Amber I am so sorry your embie didnt make it. bbighug.gif

Edited by NFP, 03 February 2013 - 06:10 PM.

#14 cme

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

Amber Spark I’m so sorry

STL The ice pack is your friend. After holding an icepack for 30 sec I often didn’t even feel  the needle

Zanobia That is so annoying. I hate it when others disorganisation impacts on me. It can be so stressful taking more time out of work, when you have to go to so many appointments already.

AFM We’ve just come back from our holiday. It was great to get away from it all for a bit and spend some much needed time with DH. We are now 2 months into the 3 month waiting period for the anoyn sperm donor. Someone was asking why the 3 month wait, we were told it is a supply demand issue, but I get the impression that clinics insist on 3 months as a cooling off period. I tried calling the clinic to get a prescription for the pill (to regulate my periods) After 5 phone calls I gave up and went to my GP. They were so good when I was going through the cycle, but outside of it they are really painful to deal with. I have so many questions about the procedure  I guess I’ll just have to wait another month before I can expect them to answer.

#15 AmberSpark

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Hi Ladies, The funny thing is that I thought I was okay about it and at the time the phone call came through I was oh okay, thanks for calling, I think the Doctor on the other end was like, are you okay? I had visitors and my hubby's son for the weekend and my shield went up I think. DH was in the background, going what time, what time and I had to say, its cancelled and the look to shut him up. I had kept this transfer secret. I have my appointment on the 18th Feb for the 3rd and I think final cycle. This rollercoaster is a killer.

CME: glad your holiday was good, its always nice to reconnect and bond again as a couple through all this. My DH is talking about Sperm Donor now and I guess we will talk to the FS at our appointment.

NFP: Glad the injection wasn't too bad. Its always stressful until you take the needle, our mind loves to freak us out. I still do it.

Allie_D: Hope you have feeling better now. I had very bad headaches last week. But okay today.

Zanobia - you just wish they could be organised, mine did that to me too. I was like can you just get one nurse to say the same thing, that would be nice.

STL: No more frozen for us, I have worked out that last cycle, I was seeing a Naturopath, doing Acupuncture and it turned out to be our worse cycle. Go Figure. Good luck with yours, I wish you every success.

#16 Dadora

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Zanobia - my gosh! What is wrong with these places?! You think they would know the importance of being organized...I just checked my 'pack' and my script is there thankfully. Thanks for the heads up, though. Best of luck for your ET.
AFM - I'm home with a cold ATM. Yuck!I have my first BT tomorrow for a natural FET at the new clinic. Plus embies are also coming over tomorrow.My DH and I have been discussing our upcoming ET. He really wants to transfer both of our remaining blasts considering they were slowish to grow and weren't vitrified ( I'm really p!ssed at the previous clinic for not vitrifying, get with the times people!), they were slow frozen. I know that the risk of twins is quite high but I must say that I have little faith in these embies and I just want to uses them up so we can get started on a new stim cycle at this new clinic. Plus, my mum had 4 13lb babies, so hopefully I have her uterus?Just in case original.gif
Has anyone else here done two blasts before?

#17 cme

Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Amber Spark Ups and downs it is. What was the history with your DH? I guess your FS is the best for discusions on if a donnor is the next step. Big call.

Dadora when I signed up to my clinic I was told they only do single transfers no exceptions, so you might not have a choice although I can see why you just want to get it moving.

What do you think ladies about changing jobs while TTC? I work for a large corporate. We joke here that it is like a game of survivor, there is always someone about to be voted off the island and you have to scheme to make sure it is not you. Well while I was away there was another round of retrenchments. I work on a project that finishes in June and as it stands they have nothing for me to go on with. I think there is a 50% chance I will be retrenched in the next 6 months. I'm the bread winner in our family, given the nature of my work I'm always high risk of getting retrenched so we've been keeping pretty good savings (recent holiday excluded). I really don't want to change companies while going through IVF, the 4 months paid maternity leave was always a good financial security blanket all going well.  But I'm starting to think I may not have a choice and I should start being a bit more proactive about it. I think I need to start making contingency plans and get my CV out there again, set up a linked in page etc. But then I think it will be a really bad impression to start a job and get a BFP, I wouldn't want to delay things much longer.

#18 Waiting4Little1

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

Hey everyone,

Well our FS has said my weight loss with PCOS is enough to go ahead with IVF now, so we start from Wednesday with first injections....can't wait, excited and scared all in one..

Wanting to know some others advice, I have a very stressful job at times, and wondering whether I should take off a few days after our embryo transfer, what does everyone think? and how long does it take for an embryo to implant from transfer? does anyone know? Sorry newbie here with this kinda stuff...

Thank you for any help original.gif

#19 AmberSpark

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:13 AM

Hi CME - my DH has low sperm count and abnormal sperm. His son from a previous relationship was a one in a million apparently. I don't want to use a donor yet, I want to give it another shot on a full cycle. We have gone on a health kick and exercising more. Hoping every little bit will help.

Waiting - I only ever took the day if transfer off but then we had a couple of weekend ones.

#20 STL

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

Hi all, weighing in on the job issue. I have quite a stressful and busy job too working fairly long hours. I am in the public service though so have a reasonable amount of security and maternity benefits when I finally need them!!
I didn't take anytime off during my stim cycle or last FET and didn't miss one meeting while juggling appts. Obviously had a day off with my EPU but that fell on a fri so I had the weekend to recover.
This time has been different! Maybe because of the prednisone I am taking this time I have been an emotional and physical wreck!!! I ended up seeing my GP last week who has made me take 2weeks sick leave as my blood pressure was high and I was really stressed about it all. Then I got stressed about the idea of taking all that time off.....
Anyway this time I am trying complete rest with no running and boot camp either just walking for exercise.
Waiting - I think yes take a couple of days off. We are spending so much and it is so important to us I think a few days off is more than worth it if it helps a BFP
CME - I know how you feel. I have turned down two job opportunities while going through ivf because I feel disingenuous starting a new job only to announce a pregnancy soon after.  I guess there are a coupe of points - one is that everyone advises not to put your life on hold for ivf as it can be a long process and so far this has held true for us. The second is that i am  fairly sure that if it were a man in our position they wouldn't even think twice.

#21 Three Of Hearts

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

QUOTE (NFP @ 03/02/2013, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Allie I just did my first Orgalutran injection. I was really stressing after reading about them but it didnt actually hurt. Its more of a slight irritation that started a few seconds after the needle was pulled out. I cant believe I spent all day stressing about it. Its red and lumpy like hives now unsure.gif . Think I might go back and check the list of what to expect. Pregnyl and Ovidrel were worse in my opinion.

How did you go with the symptoms (red & lumpy)?  Hope all is ok!  

cme That was me that asked about the wait.  I think you're right about it being a cooling off period rather than a supply issue.  I hope this last month goes very quickly for you!

Sorry I can't jump in on the work issue.  DH and I have our own business that is mostly run from home so I am very very lucky in that aspect!

Did my first in-car jab whilst out yesterday!  That was fun!!  BT coming up on Friday.  I'm actually starting to get nervous about it but not sure why!  I guess because it's my first I'm just worried they're going to tell me I don't have any follicles or something!!

#22 Ness75

Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (Allie_D @ 06/02/2013, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How did you go with the symptoms (red & lumpy)?  Hope all is ok!

They all collected together into one big lump which was gone by morning, no reaction to the next one but then last night was itchy. None of them cause any pain though. How did you find your first one?

I had my first ultrasound this morning and I was so worried that there would be nothing there as I am a really slow responder. We have had so many disappointments at ultrasound and so many rises to drug levels just to end up with 1 follicle to show for 3 weeks of jabbing. Not this time though. IVF has given us the chance to up the gonal f to a decent amount and we finally found a dose that worked first time and I have 4 or 5 follicles showing on each ovary. RE was pleased and said he is expecting a good response. YAY what a relief. They are still small which is to be expected on day 8 but re scan Friday and possibly again Monday. I expect EPU maybe next Tuesday or Wednesday.

#23 Zanobia

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

Allie_D I'm trying to imagine doing an in car jab, well done!

NFP Yay for more than expected! Always nice biggrin.gif Good luck for your EPU!

cme Some clinics are not as good as you would think they should be! I mean, this is one of the most emotionally stressful processes people can do to themselves, so you'd think they'd be aware of this and try not to add more stress! Glad your GP helped you out! And jealous of your holiday original.gif
I'm applying for jobs that would count as transfers atm, I'm in the federal public service, so if I transfer I don't lose my leave benefits, but I wont apply for things outside, as I don't want to have to wait to build up leave again...being the higher earner sucks sometimes wink.gif

AmberSpark hhugs.gif I can understand wanting to limit your cycle tries, with the scary/horrible OHSS I got during out first cycle I not sure if I could risk that again so I'm really hoping one of our frosties will save me from that decision. I hope your next appt goes well!

Dadora Thank you! New discovery, super expensive pessaries! As if they weren't awful enough wink.gif
When I first read your post I though, my god your mum had quads that weighed 13lb's each!  blink.gif sleepy brain is dumb! I know it is insane, but I'd love twins...I hope everything goes well for you and your cold goes away quickly (at least you've got it now and can take lovely cold meds!).

Waiting4Little1 Well done with the weight loss!  ddance.gif Good luck! I've been lucky with our transfers, this one is on a Friday and the last one was a public holiday...resting up is great, I know I'll be emotional, so I don't want the stress of work to make me worse. But go with how you feel, does your work know what you're up to? My boss does, so I warn her so she'll not be fussed if I call in for an extra day.

STL I hope your blood pressure settles quickly! Missing exercise is crappy as it is such a good way to get rid of stress.

oooh another mega-post...

Well today was a pain, I've taken 5 buses for a total of about 2 1/2 hours, but I had my BT, got the prescription, filled said prescription (ewww pessaries...mind you I think I like them better than Crinone...it's a hard call though...).

ET is booked for 11.30am on Friday  ffear.gif So anxious! Been having weird dream/nightmares and not sleeping well... so glad I have all of Friday off and the weekend to (sort of) relax. Also have a BT first thing Friday. Really glad that without side effects I've been able to keep up my exercise, helps a bunch with the crazy stress...though I'll have to tone it down post-ET.

In other news the tree and phone lines are finally out of our driveway, next week I'll be torturing our cats (annual vacs/checkup) and bug bombing the house while they are out (then washing everything!). Godson's 2nd birthday picnic on Saturday and hopefully getting more quotes on some work we need done on our house... but hopefully I win Lotto on Saturday and everything will suddenly be easier Tounge1.gif

#24 Dadora

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Sounds great nfp. Good solid numbers for you!  Hopefully not too much more jabbing to go original.gif
AFM I went for my first US in a natural FET and found out I'd just ovulated at cd10. So my ET will be this Sunday. I'm excited about it but it also means I have to cancel a trip to Melbourne for my BFs 30th! Ah, AC...how your timing can suck! Tounge1.gif

#25 Dadora

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

Good luck on Friday Zanobia! Lol about the quads original.gif heck, that would be one impressive uterus, hehe.

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