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#26 Gagingi

Posted 31 August 2015 - 08:31 PM

Hi THESMD - great to hear you've got a date! I took Synarel in my first cycle. I didn't find it too bad. My worry was whether I'd sniffed it properly - at least with a syringe you can see that you've taken the dose.  I also got a migraine from it (I got a lot of migraines in the first cycle). I didn't have the horrible mood swings and things I've heard others report - although we were stupidly optomistic with our first cycle, so maybe that helped with my mood? The only reason I changed from Synarel is that there was a shortage of it when I started my second cycle and then second cycle worked better (higher egg numbers), so we stuck with that protocol for #3. Maybe you'll find that your body has adjusted to IVF drugs generally and you won't have too many side effects? xo

#27 Elsee

Posted 31 August 2015 - 08:56 PM

Congrats Budkins, glad to hear things are on track and looking good. I also specialise in constipation following EPU. I find psyllium husk really good. Rather than drinking it (it's not nice in a drink!) I mix it with food when cooking, like into porridge or scrambled egg. Works a little miracle. :)

Gagingi, you poor thing. Not too much longer now. Thinking of you. Do you have something nice planned for the weekend to look forward to?

Vanilla, what is sticky blood? Sorry if that's a dumb question but I've never heard of it.

THESMD, great news you can get going again soon. Sorry, I don't have experience with the synarel.

#28 Gagingi

Posted 31 August 2015 - 09:13 PM

Vanilla - welcome back!

Pinki - I hope your shots are going well?

Mrs P - glad you are on the mend. Sorry to hear about the delays and mixed messages re your FET - hopefully with a better recovery your body will be better prepared for your embie.

Animal - I hope the days speed by. Isn’t it weird to be looking forward to an AF?!

Kat - I hope you are doing okay?

Elsee - are you on any drugs pre-FET (I’ve not had one) or is the next step the scan?

Tracey - glad you tracked us down. :yes:

#29 TCCC

Posted 31 August 2015 - 09:57 PM

Hi all,
I'm still here, just lingering in the background wondering what the future holds (haha deep I know). I'm doing bloods for my FET. Hopefully tomorrow will be the last blood test before booking in the FET.

I'm finding it hard to be hopeful as its my fourth FET with no positives so far. What do you think makes one embryo all of a sudden take when the rest never have, even when they may have been better quality? How are you supposed to keep hoping that the next one is 'the one'.

It sounds very deep (haha sorry) I know, but keen to hear any positive stories if any of you have them.

As for the all of you, I hope everyone is well!

#30 Buddkins

Posted 01 September 2015 - 05:51 AM

THESMD - least u have a date now and a better focus. Hopefully you don't find the wait too painful. Good luck!

#31 Tracey57

Posted 01 September 2015 - 07:26 AM

TCCC - I know how you feel, I'm up to #3 FET and feeling much the same. How is it that the first 2 attempts with "better" embies didnt work and yet you are supposed to remain positive about the next round. Very difficult.. My DH keeps telling me "keep calm, it will happen" which only makes me want to hit him ! lol  xxx

THESMD - I used synarel and found it pretty awful. The spray itself is fine, but the taste is terrible. And after a few days I was getting really bad headaches.  They did ease eventually but I was having to take panadeine for any relief.  Good luck, hope you dont have any awful side effects! x

Gagingi - FX for you xx

Kat, Pinki, MrsP, Elsee, Animal - hope you are all doing ok ! :)

#32 Buddkins

Posted 01 September 2015 - 07:50 AM

Thanks Elsee I should give it a try!! im a big bread lover so guess that doesn't help things!!

TCCC I'm only on my first cycle so not been through this myself but can only imagine how disheartening it is!!!! Hang in there ... the way I'm trying to think about it with whether mine will work is that its a chemical reaction that needs to take place and its still that tiny bit of nature that is left to take its course. Nature is complex without logic or rationale as to why - aside from the fact 'it just does'. I guess focus on this element (being nature playing its part) as a beautiful thing. Obviously we are all helping the baby process along but that added touch at the end I of nature I personally think is quite nice. I'm sorry if this frustrates you like your husband saying 'it will happen' but don't give up you have come so far and once you have your bundle of joy it will be worth it all! Best of luck!

Gagingi - 6 days!!! You are getting there ... hope your trying to keep busy!!!

#33 Elsee

Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:09 PM

TCCC and Tracey, it's so hard to remain positive isn't it. I think the same thoughts all the time. After my last unsuccessful cycle I even started googling websites that were about living without children, thinking maybe I needed to try and make peace with the fact that it might not happen - that's always in the back of my mind, but I'm not quite ready to give it up for good yet. The thing that keeps me going is thinking of all the women out there who, after doing many more cycles than me, finally get their baby. I just hope that I am eventually one of them and hope the same thing for you guys too. DH has a job interview later in the week for a job in a remote location that he would really like to do - but I would have to fly out for IVF. I feel like IVF takes over your whole life and while I would willingly give it all up to be successful, how much do you keep giving up if you're not going to be successful?

Gagingi, no meds for me at the moment. I am doing a mostly natural FET, but will be on crinone and progesterone pessaries following ovulation.

Kat, how was EPU?

#34 Buddkins

Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:24 PM

Hi all booked in for ET tomorrow! Praying its successful!! How's the procedure? Does it take very long?


Posted 01 September 2015 - 02:01 PM

Elsee - That's the thing that messes with my head - how do you know you won't be successful on the next go? What if it will take just one more go?  I don't want to die wondering what if.. so whilst I can scrape the money together to do more cycles, I will.

Buddkins - My ETs are always really quick, in and out in about an hour.  I don't bother hanging around in recovery anymore.. just get dress and on with my day.

The actual procedure is no more than 5-10 mins, painless (for me, I know some people have found it a little painful), a bit like a papsmear.  At my clinic they have the screens set up and you can see the little white flicker in the ultrasound where the embryo gets placed.

Good luck for tomorrow.

Kat - I hope EPU was ok.

#36 JKKC

Posted 01 September 2015 - 02:53 PM

Hello ladies. It's been a few days since I was last on here. So much had been going on:))

Gagingi- how are you going with your 2WW.

It's really starting to get to me. I'm a week down and I'm very tempted to go out and get a EPT. Also yesterday I found a spot of blood and today again there has been a few. I'm freaking out. Occasionally I get cramping and last night my lower back was really sore so I'm starting to think the worst. This 2WW is CRAP.

Ladies I hope your all hanging in there and remaining positive😊
Take care xxoo

#37 JKKC

Posted 01 September 2015 - 03:26 PM

Hello ladies. It's been a few days since I was last on here. So much had been going on:))

Gagingi- how are you going with your 2WW.

It's really starting to get to me. I'm a week down and I'm very tempted to go out and get a EPT. Also yesterday I found a spot of blood and today again there has been a few. I'm freaking out. Occasionally I get cramping and last night my lower back was really sore so I'm starting to think the worst. This 2WW is CRAP.

Ladies I hope your all hanging in there and remaining positive😊
Take care xxoo

#38 JKKC

Posted 01 September 2015 - 03:31 PM

Sorry for posting that message twice. Don't know how to delete😯

#39 Gagingi

Posted 01 September 2015 - 03:48 PM

JKKC I hate the 2WW soooooo much. If you are on Crinone that can cause spotting - I was reading an anecdotal report that it does in about 80% of women in the first trimester. Cramping can also be Crinone. The trouble I think with a HPT is that if it is negative it might be too soon and if it is positive and was a false positive that would be devastating. I did do one the day before BT on my first cycle (BFN) and then when AF arrived FS staff said don't worry about BT - I had different symptoms that cycle and wonder if it was a chemical, but will never know - I wish I'd done HPT earlier, or had BT (thinking that might have shown a chemical).

Buddkins - only one more sleep before ET! Are you having a last celebration of forbidden foods before PUPO? For ET at my clinic you need to be there 45 mins before and then the procedure is only 5-10 minutes. Ours is not ultrasound guided. With FS he and scientist usually update embie status, FS puts embie in and scientist checks something and confirms that it's there, and then we ask any questions of FS, get dressed and leave or go to recovery for a cuppa. We stayed last time to avoid peak hour. As it was 3-day ET FS sent me home to rest, but I also have other health issues.

TCCC - I know it is frightening that it might not work, but I know so many people who have done many cycles and then got their bub. First timers are so very lucky. One friend did 28 full stim cycles over 13 years before getting her little guy (unexplained fertility). I see it as a numbers game and just hope we hit the jackpot before I'm too old.

Tracey - my DH told me yesterday just to concentrate harder at work to distract myself from TWW. Of course, why hadn't I thought of that Captain Obvious. Grhhh! If only it was that easy. He wants a baby, but not quite so desperately, plus he doesn't have the hormones and physical symptoms to deal with.

AFM - I'm climbing the walls too. I also have a bug and whilst I've got medication approved by FS I'm trying not to take anything just in case. So feeling very headachy and blah!

#40 Tracey57

Posted 01 September 2015 - 03:53 PM

Haha G - they are full of wise words arent they, and my DH cannot comprehend how much of a mess the hormones make me, and thinks telling me to "calm down" is ok, when in reality it only infuriates me more LOL, oh the joys xx

#41 Buddkins

Posted 01 September 2015 - 04:52 PM

Gagingi I certainly have been making the most of last day not worrying about what I eat until PUPO! Super excited for tomorrow. my clinic have asked me to get there just 15 mins before. I bet I'll feel all cautious after with the feeling that it may fall out haha!!

I definitely will be doing tests!! I know the tigger is out of my system now so least that eliminates the false positive!

Sending huge luck to everyone on the thread! How amazong it would be if it's all our turn this cycle!

#42 TCCC

Posted 01 September 2015 - 05:54 PM

Good luck for tomorrow Budkins. Is this your first transfer? My clinic is similar - arrive half hour before transfer for paperwork etc, then it's all done in about 10min including time to get changed! Each time they've shown me the embie on the screen. I've done one where they've used an ultrasound and I could see it go in, whereas the others were no ultrasound. Good luck!

Thanks Tracey, Buddkins, Elsee, Gagingi
Elsee - you hit the nail on the head. Exactly how I feel!
Gagingi - 28 is massive! I guess her example is exactly what I mean - finances and probably the emotional and physical strain would've forced me to stop much, much sooner than that. How she kept going, even on the 28th cycle, and still had hope I have no idea!

#43 Buddkins

Posted 01 September 2015 - 06:09 PM

Thanks TCCC!! Did you go back to work after or do they advise rest? It is my first transfer yes! First cycle in general so all new to me!

#44 Elsee

Posted 01 September 2015 - 07:35 PM

Good luck tomorrow Budkins. I always have to arrive for my transfers 15 minutes before and it's all over within 10 minutes. My transfers haven't been ultrasound guided so nothing to be seen on the screen. It's usually a bit uncomfortable but not painful. I like to come home and rest afterwards but not because my FS says I have to, more just because I feel better doing that. And haha, yes I always feel like it's going to fall out too!

Gagingi, 28 cycles is amazing, that's exactly the sort of people I'm referring to. I don't know how she did it. She must be incredibly strong and brave!

#45 Buddkins

Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:35 AM

Thanks Elsee!! Think I'll do the same. Hope all is well with you

#46 Tracey57

Posted 02 September 2015 - 07:04 AM

Good luck today Buddkins :)

#47 Buddkins

Posted 02 September 2015 - 07:23 AM

Thanks Tracey! Whats the latest with you?

#48 Tracey57

Posted 02 September 2015 - 07:26 AM

Not much happening Buddkins - I needed a months break.. but off to FS tomorrow for a consult & baseline scan to start our 3rd FET cycle. Will be scheduled for Oct I think.

#49 Vanilla_bean

Posted 02 September 2015 - 07:52 AM

Elsee - sticky blood means your blood is thicker than usual which can cause recurrent miscarriages because the blood is too thick to pass through the veins of the placenta. What I don't understand is if it would have contributed to my chemical pregnancies as I thought at such an early stage the placenta hadn't even formed properly.

TCCC - I really hope this FET is the one for you. Have you booked it in?

Buddkins - I hope it all goes well today. And don't worry at all about it falling out ;-) for both my transfers I've had far too much water to drink beforehand and had to go to the toilet  the moment it was over. I was assured this was absolutely fine, once it's in it's in. But it's nice to have a day off just to relax.

Gagingi - I hope you're feeling better. Do you have a fever? I was told to take meds straight away if I had a fever because the worst thing for an embryo is high body temp. Aspirin is safe too because it can't cross the placenta. Just found that out because of my sticky blood but it's good to know for when you're feeling generally unwell.

#50 Buddkins

Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:39 AM

That's exciting Tracey. Least things are moving again for you slightly! Hope it goes well tomorrow. Are you doing natural or stim FET?

Thanks Vanilla! ye they told me to drink a few glasses of water before I come so I'm sure I will be the same as you! I still haven't been for a number 2 since last week sometime at a min I cant even remember! (soz TMI) and I wont want to strain after today especially! I have tried all kinds of things but still no movement down there so I will mention it to the doc today to see what I can do.

Gagingi - hope you are feeling better!! 5 sleeps!

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