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#151 Dom81d

Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:56 PM

Hi Sunshine,

Thanks for your nice post, it made my day even though I did cry cause of these damn hormones, they were tears of relief I guess.  I can't believe your partner left you, you must have been devastated. On the other hand you must be a strong woman and my hat goes off to you for going through this alone.

Congrats on your 5.5yo son, that fills me with hope that maybe it could happen first go.
I think im prepared to give it 3-4 attempts.  Im coping with the injections, i start cetrotide tonight so bit anxious about another needle.  And my fs lowered my purgeon to 100 instaed of 125 .. not sure why but I guess he know what he is doing.

Hope your little tyke isnt keeping you up!
xx

#152 Hubka

Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:27 PM

I am 38, DH is 42.
We have been TTC for 4 years.
I have a Unicornute Uterus.

IVF - First Cycle

25-Jan-2011 Egg Collection – 25 eggs harvested
30-Jan-2011 Embryo Transfer - transferred
1-Feb-2011 Embryo check – 8 embryos frozen
9-Feb-2011 Bleeding (stopped 12-Feb-2011)
10-Feb-2011 16dpo - HCG = 32 - PROG = 19 - BNP.  However, IVF Nurse indicated that due to the low levels and bleeding, it is unlikely the pregnancy would continue.
14-Feb-2011 20dpo - HCG = 310 - PROG = 24
17-Feb-2011      23dpo - HCG = 880 - PROG = 30
22-Feb-2011      28dpo - HCG = 3290 - PROG = ??

Edited by Hubka, 22 February 2011 - 02:44 PM.


#153 liela

Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:11 PM

Finally, feel like I can put this here:

TTC #1 since 2007
Me - Submusousal fibroids causing blocked tubes, mostly removed via myomectomy in Nov 09.
DF - Super Sperm Tounge1.gif

7 cycles of Clomid before we discovered the tubes were blocked and fibroids were distorting the uterus.

June 10 IVF #1 Long Down Reg Cycle - 10 u Lucrin, 250 u Puregon - 4 Eggs collected, 3 fert - 1 Blast transferred - No frosties - BFN
July 10 IVF #2 Long Down Reg Cycle - 10 u Lucrin, 325 Puregon - 11 Eggs collected, 9 fert - 2 Blasts transferred - 1 frostie - BFN
Oct 10 IVF #3 Long Down Reg Cycle - 10 u Lucrin, 325 u Puregon - 8 Eggs collected, 5 fert - 2 blasts transferred - No frosties - BFP (Chemical)
Dec 10 IVF #4 Flare Cycle - 10 u Lucrin, 325 u Puregon - 13 Eggs collected, 10 fert - 2 Blasts transferred - 2 frosties - BFP.gif with a singleton

14DPO - HCG 108
16DPO - HCG 194

BOM due 7th September 2011 ddance.gif

I think what worked for me was a friend suggested I start taking CoQ10 on top of usual prePG vitamins, which I did for the last 2 IVF cycles. Both ended up in BFP's, so in my head it's what worked.

Edited by liela, 26 February 2011 - 11:22 PM.


#154 nosyla

Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:15 PM

May 2010 - FET Cycle - early miscarriage
July 2010 - long down reg cycle - negative (8 frosties)
Sept 2010 FET Cycle - early miscarriage
Dec 2010 - FET Cycle - early Miscarriage

Feb 2011 - FET Cycle - 2 transferred and BFP


#155 TardisAngels

Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:21 PM

August 2010 - Long Down Reg Cycle - negative (no frosties)
November 2010 - Long Down Reg Cycle - negative (2 frosties)

February/March - Natural FET - BFP original.gif

Due 16th November 2011 biggrin.gif

Edited by *~*MagicHour*~*, 04 April 2011 - 09:21 PM.


#156 ms_kase

Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:19 PM

IVF #1- Antagonist
Gonal F 187.5, Cetrotide, Progesterone pessaries
Response - 8 eggs, 6 embryos
Embryo transfer - 1 expanded blastocyst 'B' Quality
Two Blasties frozen, 1x 'A' and 1 'B'

BFP- Due 2nd December

#157 Guest_senecio_*

Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:04 PM

It took us 8 transfers (3 fresh, 5 frozen) with one miscarriage along the way.

I am now 14 weeks pregnant.

I'm currently 36 and DP 42.

Used Gonal F (can't remember the doses) and Synarel for first fresh cycle, Cetrotide instead of Synarel for other two fresh cycles. Pregnyl for luteal support in frozen cycles and Crinone in fresh cycles.

Did acupuncture on successful cycle which might have made a difference.




#158 laffi

Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:23 PM

March 2010 IVF #1 Long Down Reg Cycle - Lucrin; cycle cancelled as Lucrin dose was too low to suppress my hormones

April 2010 IVF #2 Long Down Reg Cycle - Lucrin, Puregon, Progesterone pessaries - 16 Eggs collected, 10 fert - 5 Blast 1 Blast transferred - 4 frosties - BFN

June 2010 FET #1 Clomid, Progesterone pessaries, 2 Blasties transferred BFP. Twins arrived on the 19th of February 2011  original.gif

For the FET I also did acupuncture before and after the transfer. I remember being a little sick before the transfer (flu like symptoms and I was sooo worried it's not going to work because I was sick).

Edited by laffi, 19 June 2011 - 01:23 PM.


#159 AmberNut

Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:56 AM

Hi ladies, I have irregular cycles, annovulation, blocked tubes and a very supportive husband!

We started TTC 3 years ago:

1 lap/hystero, then long delay before starting IVF as we thought that I might lose some weight. 1 stim cycle, 16 eggs, 14 fertilised, 8 good, 1 transferred and 7 frozen. I kept bleeding throughout the cycle, nothing was ever going to stick.... Another hystero.... Then started Metformin (a diabetes drug) to help regulate insulin due insulin resistance. Everything just fell into place then in terms of my cycles. 2nd transfer managed to do a natural cycle, included acupunture etc, no luck. 3rd transfer, natural cycle and voila... BFP now 6 weeks and off for my scan on Wed.

#160 pandabear05

Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:28 AM

Hi, hoping this helps..

ttc# 3 years
me 35
dh 41

some minor MF otherwise unexplained infertility

IVF#1 Jan '10
short cycle + ICSI
gonal F 150 units, orgalutran, ovidril + crinone
14 eggs, 9 fertilised
day 3, 3 x embryo's 6 cells or more
day 5, 2 early blasts transferred
nothing frozen
BFN

IVF#2 Mar '10
short cycle + ICSI
gonal F 150 units, orgalutran, ovidril + pregnyl
12 eggs, 8 fertilised
day 3, 3 x embryo's 6 cells or more
day 5 all arrested, nothing to transfer or freeze

IVF#3 Jun '10
long cycle + ICSI
lucrin, gonal F, ovidril + crinone
24 eggs, 13 fertilised
day 3, 2 x embryo's 7 cells or more
day 5, 1 x early blast transferred, nothing frozen
BFN

IVF#4 Sept '10
short cycle + ICSI
puregon 100 units, orgalutran, ovidril + pregnyl
14 eggs, 11 fertilised
day 3, 3x embryo's 7 cells or more
day 5, 2 x early blasts transferred, nothing frozen
BFN

Was told, most likely egg quality issue. Decided to change clinics.

Discovered I had polycystic ovaries (but not the syndrome) & low in Vitamin D.

IUI# 1 May '11
puregon 25 units, ovidril, pregnyl
BFN

IUI#2 Jun '11
puregon 25 units, ovidril, pregnyl
BFP BFP.gif

7 weeks pregnant today!

#161 Angel1977

Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:56 AM

For DS:

4-5 rounds of clomid
Result - all BFN

IUI #1
Started on 50iu of Puregon, bumped up to 66.6iu
Had Pregnyl trigger and two Pregnyl boosters in TWW
Result - BFP

For Baby 2:

3 rounds of IUI with increasing doses of Puregon
Again had Pregnyl triggers and Pregnyl boosters in TWW
Result - BFN

IVF #1
150iu Puregon
Had Pregnyl trigger before EPU. Had 9 eggs, that made 6 embryos and resulted in 3 surviving. 2 on ice and 1 transferred.
Had progesterone gel and low dose asprin in TWW
Result - BFP (so far)

#162 Ards

Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:45 PM

TTC#1 (2+ yrs) - MFI + NK cells issues
Me - 25, DH - 27

IVF/ICSI cycle #1
Take Prednisolone daily for NK cells (continue into pregnancy)
Started on 100IU of Puregon, increased to 116.60 IU.
Orgalutran (daily until EPU), Pregnyl Trigger
EPU - 14 eggs collected - 8 fertilised (ICSI)
1x 3 day transfer - 6 frosties
Carbergoline pills (for 8 days to reduce OHSS)
Cardiprin pills (to reduce clotting - continue into pregnancy)
2x progesterone pessaries daily (continue into pregnancy)
Pregnyl 2WW support drug (injection every 3 days)
Result = BFP

Edited by Ards, 09 August 2011 - 03:48 PM.


#163 Bitter - Sweet

Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:09 AM

Me 36
DH 33

MFI (low motility)
Me polycystic ovaries (not syndrome)


Stim Cycle #1. ICSI Jan 2010, syneral, puregon 25 units, ovidril
14 eggs, 5 embryos, 4 frozen, 1 fresh day 2 transfer
luteal support = crinone, BFP, bhcg = 600 at 4 weeks


Stim Cycle #2. ICIS Feb 2011, syneral, puregon 25 units, ovidril
8 eggs, 6 embryos, 5 frozen, 1 fresh day 2 transfer
luteal support = crinone, BFN

Natural Cycle #3. May 2011 1 frozen ET day 2, no support, BFN

Natural Cycle #4. June 2011 1 frozen ET day 2, no support, BFN

Natural Cycle #5. July 2011 1 frozen embryo didnt survive thaw
July 2011 1 Frozen ET day 2, no support, BFP, bhcg = 2100 at 4 weeks
             Now 10wks preg

Edited by Petrar, 01 September 2011 - 12:14 AM.


#164 ~katiez~

Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:05 AM

We have been TTC for 2 years:

- Me 26, DH 25, MFI

5 IUI cycles - (2 with clomid, then lost 30 kgs, then 3 without)

Followed by:
- IVF/ICSI 1 - 150 gonal F and synarel - 25 days of stimming - CANCELLED
- IVF/ICSI 2 - 225 gonal F and synarel - 3 eggs - Fresh Transfer - BFN
- FET 1 - natural - 2 frozen - BFN
We then did a few tests all normal (chromosome, implantation issue ones, SCSA etc) apart from AMH - 10.6 which is quite low for 26.
-IVF/ICSI 3 - Antagnosist, 600 gonal F - 10 eggs, 7 mature, 6 fertilized, 1 fresh expanded blast transferred - BFN (3 frozen)
- FET - medicated with clomid - 2 frozen blasts transferred - BFP!!!

Every cycle had provera, progynova, crinone, progesterone and baby aspirin in luteal phase. Successful FET had prednisone added too.

Edited by ~katiez~, 10 September 2011 - 02:50 PM.


#165 Curious.chicken

Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:36 PM

DH: 33 - low morphology
Me: 32
TTC for 16 months

Type of cycle - IVF #1
Drugs - 150 Gonal F, 250 Orgalutran, Ovridel trigger
Response - 15 eggs, 15 mature, 3 fertilised - had some pretty serious fertilisation issues. FS said next time we'll need to have ICSI
Embryo transfer - 1 (none to freeze)
Stage of embryo - 5 day early blast
Luteal support Crinone

We were very very lucky to have a BFP first go - against all of my expectations. Am currently 8 weeks pregnant.


#166 keedensmum

Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

Hello,

I have done 4 ivf cycles in total.

The first was in 1999 and had 19 eggs retrieved, transferred 2 and have my now 11 year old son from this.  (unfortunately he has cerebral palsy a blood clotting disorder and epilepsy and is severely disabled but he is just simply gorgeous and we love him heaps and heaps!)  I was on progesterone pessaries but can't remember the exact details.

IVF no. 2 in about 2008 I did a PGD cycle with Genesis Genetics in America (Australia couldn't work it out) for a single gene mutation and had the IVF done here with the biopsied cells sent to the states for testing.  I had 19 eggs retrieved again, I had 1 that did not have the gene mutation that made it to blastocyst and had that one transferred but got a bfn sad.gif

IVF no. 3 was in 2009 and I did a sperm donor cycle and had 38 eggs retrieved (way too many and ended up with poor quality eggs) although had 7 made it to blastocyst had 2 biochemical pregnancies and the rest when transferred bfn sad.gif  I was on 250 puregon and had the pregnal shots after egg retreiveal at day 3 and 5 I think.

IVF no. 4 was just recently and I had 15 eggs retrieved, 12 injected with donor sperm (due to husbands genetic mutation), had 4 made it to blastocyst stage.  Transferred 2 and am now 6 weeks pregnant.  Having my scan tomorrow!  I have had high progesterone since the egg retrieval, it was over 300 at 14 days past egg retrieval and yesterday at 28 days past egg retrieval it was 522!  I was on crinone gel vaginal thingys and they reduced them 2 weeks ago to 1 every 2nd night and yesterday said to not do them anymore as the progesterone level is still high.  HCG yesterday was 5659 at 28dpo.  I was also on Metaformin and am on it until 12 weeks.  I was on 125 puregon so as to not overstimulate like the cycle no. 3 (different clinics too)

Hope all that info. helps someone!  Done 4 ivf cycles, 4 different clinics (clinc in cycle 2 cause they do PGD, clinic in cycle 3 for access to sperm donors and clinic in cycle 4 for access to sperm donor and cause not happy with clinic in cycle 3!!  Had 4 frozen transfers in cycle 3 too and had PGD combined with Australia and America so been there and done alot!  BUT finally got my BFP so keep going till you get there - best wishes to everyone going through this xo

#167 kez71

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

DH: 44 sperm fine
Me: 40 both tubes blocked
TTC for 6 years

Type of cycle - IVF #1 Dec 2010
Drugs - 225 Gonal F, 250 Orgalutran, Ovridel trigger
Response - 7 eggs, 4 fertilised
Embryo transfer - 1 (none to freeze)
Stage of embryo - 5 day early blast
Luteal support Crinone
  very light second line on pee test, but then BFN

Between cycles I took royal jelly, CoQ10, Spirulina, maca root and the usual prenatels and fish oil

Type of cycle - IVF #2 April 2011
Drugs - 450 Gonal F, 250 Orgalutran, Ovridel trigger
Response - 7 eggs, 3 fertilised
Embryo transfer - 1 (2 to freeze)
Stage of embryo - 3 day 8 cell
Luteal support Crinone
BFN

Type of cycle - FET#1 July 2011
Drugs None
Embryo transfer - 1
Stage of embryo -  3 day 8 cell
Luteal support NONE!!
BFP!! MC at 10 weeks

Between the frozen transfers I lost 5KGs and upped my vegie intake

Type of cycle - FET#2 Feb 2012
Drugs None
Embryo transfer - 1
Stage of embryo -  3 day 8 cell but after defrost went down to 4 cell
Luteal support NONE!!
BFP!! Stick little one..please please please

EDITED..miscarriage at 8 weeks..will try again

Edited by kez71, 10 April 2012 - 04:01 PM.


#168 hillplain

Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:21 PM

Hi, My story is not exciting but will put it in here anyway.

2008 started TTC#1
Not much happened for 18 months so off to GP.

Sent me for tests and came back with a TSH of 97. GP flips and sends me to Thyroid specialist. 12+ months of Thyroxin and it would seem that I had an unusual virial type of Hashimotos.

Feb 2012 still trying but BFNs...

DH finally manages to get to GP and off to be tested. Comes back with 'issues'. Recomended to try AC. Off to Melbourne to see specialist.

FS drops bombshell that it is IVF or nothing with DH 2% morphology. Recomends IVF HA ICSI.

I am 35 DH 33 (horse rider too if that makes a difference?)
Start first IVF cycle 15/5/12.
Drugs - 300 Gonal F 250 Oralutran Ovridel trigger
Response - 3 Eggs, 2 fertilised
Embryo Transfer - 1 (none to freeze)
Stage of embryo - 3 day 9 cell
Luteal Support Crinone
BT Beta 12/6  537
BT Beta 18/6 4700
BT Beta 25/6 ?
US viability - 29/6 ?

EDD 16/2/2012
Lets hope that this is really it! I am currently 5 weeks 4 days. I never in my wildest dreams thought that this would work in the first go. It is not how things usually work for us.

The only other thing that I can add is that the whole way along everyone keep saying that everything was great, good lining, good healthy uterus. I also lost 16kgs this year over 18 weeks though weight watchers to get into the right BMI too. DH a great weight - if anything would be under weight.

#169 libbylu

Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:01 PM

We suffered secondary infertility.
DS born 2006 conceived naturally in less than 6 months.
Started TTC #2 in Sept 2009.  After 6 months I tried chlomid because I had a very short luteal phase.  It didn't help.  DH had sperm tested and found high abnormal morphology (initially 99% then 97% then 93%).  I took pregnyl to lengthen my luteal phase and fell pregnant first try.  Ended in miscarriage ~ 7 weeks.  10+ more tries of pregnyl with no more luck, moved on to IVF.

IVF stim cycle #1 - 14 embryos, 13 fertilised, 12 good, one transferred, 11 frozen at 2 days old, BFN.
Thaw cycle #1 - BFN.
Thaw cycle #2 3x embies thawed and grown to day 5 blastocycsts - all survived, one transferred = BFP!

I am now 10.5 weeks pregnant from my 3rd transfer.
Good luck everyone!

#170 mytimenow

Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:07 AM

I have decided to post in here, because I remember reading these stories and it gave me hope.

Me - 39 (AMH less than 1)
DH - 39 (super star)

So our story is a little complex. We were both 39 when we first started to try to conceive (having been career people most of our lives), in early Feb 2012 my AMH came back as 'undetectable', although we knew I was still ovulating. We were told that IVF was probably going to be our only option - still with a low AMH, we had no idea what egg quality was like and that we had to be realistic.  


We had a brilliant FS, who gave us all our options in a balanced unjudgemental way.  We decided to do Ovulation Inducton for 3 months and if that was not successful we would go straight to IVF.

We started trying straight away and did 3 Chlomid cycles - all BFN.

We then signed up for all the IVF and booked in to start and I knew I had one more cycle before the IVF and asked my FS if I could 'squeeze in' another Chlomid cycle and this is where I got my BFP.


On 21 March 2013 my gorgeous baby boy was born, it can happen LOR/AMH ladies, I wish you all the best.

Edited by mytimenow, 07 April 2013 - 12:42 PM.


#171 ivfie

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

ok - Today I am 11 weeks and 3 days.
I am 33 my DH is also 33....My AMH is 3.1

I am very lucky - we got pregnant on the first IVF cycle.

I was on 300 ug of puregon for four days and then added 250ug of orgalutran for the next ten days.

Trigger on day 14- egg collection on day 16. I got 8 eggs and 3 fertilised.

Two lasted to day 5(One is frozen and one was put back in)

I was also on DHEA and low dose of Thyroxine.


So nervous for the 12 weeks scan but hoping everything is ok.

Have had the twelve week and 20 week scan - I am having a girl original.gif I was sure it was a boy so am glad I found out, I am still getting my head around the fact I am not having a baby boy!

Anyway - I have a velamentous cord insertion so may need to have an early c-section ...other than that everything is ok...ready for the baby on June 8....Will keep this updated original.gif

Edited by ivfie, 16 January 2013 - 04:58 PM.


#172 Glitterz

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

Ive been wanting to post in here for a long while now, lets hope it sticky, Im 9 weeks today.

Type of cycle - Fresh ICSI cycle.  This was # 7.
  Prior to this you can see my sig for our other cycles.

Drugs - I was on 175 of puregon.  Antagonist cycle.  I also used luveris starting 2 nights after i started antagonist to help raise my Lh (improves egg quality apparently).
This was my first cycle I was treated for NK cells.  So I started steroids (prednisolone) on day 2.  and started clexane from day of egg collection.

I had 10 days of FSH then triggered for OPU on day 13.

Response - 11 eggs, 5 fertilised.  3 on day 3.   one top grade hatching blast on day 5.  No frosties.

Embryo transfer - 1 day 5 blastocyst.


Good luck to everyone reading these posts!

#173 dimensionk

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Just wanted to thank you all for sharing these stories, they definitely bring hope.

I keep looking back for more. original.gif

#174 Guest_Amy Ramekin_*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

It took us 8 transfers (three fresh cycles, 5 frozen transfers). I can't remember the details, drugs egg numbers etc.

Unexplained infertility. I was 35 when we started IVF and 37 when I conceived and DD was born. She is now 14 months old.

#175 Mrs Kelly78

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

It's very exciting to be able to post in here & I also found it really helpful reading success stories - always looking for that elusive thing that might make the difference for us.

I'm 34 & DH is 36, and it took us six transfers (3 fresh & 3 frozen; changed clinics after the first two transfers) over 18 months of AC to finally have success.  

For our successful cycle (fresh), I took DHEA from the start of the previous cycle up till the final blood test, had six injections of Saizen (growth hormone) on CD 21 of the previous cycle & then on CD 2,4,6,8 & 10 of the collection cycle, we did a flare cycle so also had injections of Lucrin & Gonal-F daily up until just before collection.  In the lab we used embryo glue (but not assisted hatching this time) and DH's sperm was prepped in Pentoxyfylline, as well as using ICSI.   I used progesterone pessaries 3 times daily & (I think) a combo at night as well.  The pessaries started to wean down from 11 weeks and ceased completely at 13 weeks.  I also take Cardiprin (Aspirin) daily (up to 37 weeks), vitamin D, megafol & a pregnancy multi-vitamin; I took Prednisolone up till about 7 weeks.    

We had 13 eggs collected, 9 fertilised and we ended up with 3 good blasts (one fresh transfer on day 5, one frozen day 5 and another on day 6).  

I'm 29 weeks today and due to have a little boy on 23rd March 2013.  So excited!!

Good luck to everyone for 2013 & I hope that my story is helpful to someone.


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