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    Quote Originally Posted by kuwtk View Post
    @lissimmo from my own experience Lynn's rooms prefer to deal with patients over the phone. It's a very hectic environment, whenever I've been in the waiting room their phones go off non stop. They seem to use the email address to release medical info/ results only (they sometimes have an auto email reply which specifies this). It's a bit frustrating I know as I myself much prefer things to be in writing! But as I really wanted to see Lynn I persevered. Also, Lynn mentioned some stats to me in my first appointment.. I didn't ask but she was comparing Monash to my previous clinic (sorry can't recall what they were as it was over a year ago now). But also agree with some other comments- the stats are interesting to know but as I have a tricky case I feel they aren't really relevant to me. Am currently overseas right now trying my luck with a donor egg!
    Hello, yes i like having it all in writing then I can compare notes as my brain cant cope will all the different info lol How come you went o/s and not used Lynn?

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    Thanks, I like to have things in writing just so I can compare notes and my brain doesnt remember info on phone calls lol I got a reply as I sent a complaint email to monash, I asked if they had received my paperwork their reply was just a 'no' no hello lisa or anything

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    Hello thanks for that, I won't repeat it. Funny as I am on the EDA forum and I have heard similar stories. One of Lynne's nurses nearly gave recipient a nervous breakdown will her lack of follow up.
    I don't have anything wrong with me apart from age, Im 46.


    as yet I have nothing else to compare to Bcos I've never seen any other FS. I'm not pregnant yet so I definitely can't rave about her- but that's not to say I don't think I've had good treatment in a medical sense. I think medically the treatment has been good. She checked things that apparently many others don't check.
    I guess if she gets you pregnant... then most women are going to sing her praises.. If she doesn't then you might be less inclined to give fab feedback. At this point I'm probably somewhere in the middle.

    I've come to the conclusion that most of us kind of agree that you'll never get warm & fuzzies in the consulting rooms, from either LB or her staff. And I have found her nurse there to be a bit too flippant & not great with follow thru (even when a MONASH nurse has asked her to organise a script, I still had to call a few hours later and prompt her to get it for me). I'm a nurse myself, and I think nurses should behave & interact in a certain way... and I haven't appreciated my interactions with her.

    As many have said before 'I don't need warm and fuzzies- I want a great doctor who can get me a take home baby'. I used to fully agree with that. I don't really anymore. I think that doctors need to consider more than just the mechanics of a body, Bcos we are more that just a body. We are complex beings and it's not necessarily good enough to just ignore the psychosocial and emotional aspects of IVF & infertility (& yes their are Monash counsellors but lots of women will NEVER go near those counsellors Bcos often it's difficult to acknowledge you need help).

    the stress of this stuff can end relationships, fracture friendships, create barriers between patients and their own families, put HUGE financial strain on people. So personally I DO feel it's the doctors job to sit with a patient and ask 'so how are you feeling about what just happened? Are you coping?'. I haven't had any kind of conversation like that so far. Maybe others have?

    I think it's VERY busy there, so u absolutely are a number. Things get missed. We almost weren't told that my DP had sperm issues prior to starting our first stim cycle. We were about to walk out when I said 'sooooo we're assuming the SA was good then???' And then it was looked up and my poor DP was told 'oh! no, so we have a double problem then?'. Was pretty upset about that. So now I stay on top of everything myself.

    Thankfully I have an amazing Monash nurse- she's lovely, and she is great at her job.

    However if we don't get pregnant after our FET in August, Were going to go see a new FS in Brisbane (Wazza).

    Pls don't quote this Bcos I'd like to remove it after you've read it![/QUOTE]

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    Default Lynn Burmeister Monash IVF-feedback wanted please #6

    Quote Originally Posted by lissimmo View Post
    Hello, yes i like having it all in writing then I can compare notes as my brain cant cope will all the different info lol How come you went o/s and not used Lynn?
    Me too!! And whenever I'm on the phone to them I have to have a notepad and paper handy because I never remember anything haha! I even enter info into my phone when I'm in an appointment these days or as soon as I walk out.

    I've seen Lynn for almost 1.5 years after seeing a different specialist for approx a year. In the end my severe endometriosis and egg quality were my biggest barriers and even the best doctors can't do much about bad eggs! So I did a few cycles with Lynn - most of them were cancelled and didn't even make it to egg pick up!

    So decided to try an egg donor and chose to go overseas after Lynn encouraged me to try fresh eggs. I was considering the world egg bank due to pure convenience but she said they don't have much success.
    Plus considering the price of the world egg bank (think it's around 20k) it was cheaper to go overseas, even though it stressed me out at first as the thought of going so far and taking so much time off work terrified me! But I read a lot about other people's experiences overseas on other threads on this forum which helped me take the plunge. Didn't realise so many people do it!!

    I am still a patient of Lynn's as she works in conjunction with my chosen clinic overseas. So I pass on all of the info and instructions the clinic gives me to her, she double checks it and either agrees or doesn't so we may tweak the treatment plan a little and she helps me with scripts so I can get meds in oz as there is a lot of prep before going overseas like undertaking a mock cycle and then the real cycle. Unfortunately I'm feeling like this recent transfer wasn't successful though

    Just a side note- I think Sonia Kruger was Lynn's patient. There is a big framed newspaper article of Sonia and her baby when it was born in Lynn's waiting room.
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    Umm question ladies that have BFP.

    So I contacted lynn office to book in my 7 weeks scans. Currently on 4w4d and the staff that answer the phone said to start worn off prednisolone for 5 days and stop taking them after that... so just wondering if any of you been told to stop taking salone this early? I though we meant to take it upto 12 weeks or more?

    Google said solone helps prevent miscarriages so I don't know if I want to stop taking it yet until I see Lynn in person in 3 weeks time just incase.

    Any advise ladies?

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    Default Lynn Burmeister Monash IVF-feedback wanted please #6

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooki View Post
    Umm question ladies that have BFP.

    So I contacted lynn office to book in my 7 weeks scans. Currently on 4w4d and the staff that answer the phone said to start worn off prednisolone for 5 days and stop taking them after that... so just wondering if any of you been told to stop taking salone this early? I though we meant to take it upto 12 weeks or more?

    Google said solone helps prevent miscarriages so I don't know if I want to stop taking it yet until I see Lynn in person in 3 weeks time just incase.

    Any advise ladies?
    Im not preg but in the past when I did have a positive I've been told to gradually reduce early on but think it depends on your dosage too.. I was on 10mg so went down to 5mg for about a week. I'd double check with Lynn though or your nurse for peace of mind! As the person who answered the phone is probably not aware of your individual circumstances.. For example I am now on 20mg a day following a transfer!! If I was to get a bfp I've been told to reduce by 5mg each week so I'd stop 4 weeks after a bfp was confirmed.
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    @Cooki i was told to eean off solone also. I was on 10mg a day and was reduced to 5mg for a week then stop completely.
    I'm now 32 weeks pregnant so it didn't cause any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MND View Post
    @Cooki i was told to eean off solone also. I was on 10mg a day and was reduced to 5mg for a week then stop completely.
    I'm now 32 weeks pregnant so it didn't cause any issues.
    That's what I was told too as I am on the same dosage as you. Was this straight after your first positive beta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuwtk View Post
    Im not preg but in the past when I did have a positive I've been told to gradually reduce early on but think it depends on your dosage too.. I was on 10mg so went down to 5mg for about a week. I'd double check with Lynn though or your nurse for peace of mind! As the person who answered the phone is probably not aware of your individual circumstances.. For example I am now on 20mg a day following a transfer!! If I was to get a bfp I've been told to reduce by 5mg each week so I'd stop 4 weeks after a bfp was confirmed.
    Yep I am on the 10mg then once I got my first positive beta the phone staff said to cut down to 5 for a week then stop.
    She did ask me if I ever had any miscarriages and I said i had a chemical pregnancy with our first transfer but she still said to cut it down. I guess Chem preg doesn't count as Miscarriage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooki View Post
    Umm question ladies that have BFP.

    So I contacted lynn office to book in my 7 weeks scans. Currently on 4w4d and the staff that answer the phone said to start worn off prednisolone for 5 days and stop taking them after that... so just wondering if any of you been told to stop taking salone this early? I though we meant to take it upto 12 weeks or more?

    Google said solone helps prevent miscarriages so I don't know if I want to stop taking it yet until I see Lynn in person in 3 weeks time just incase.

    Any advise ladies?


    I saw Lynn and am currently 13 weeks pregnant. I tested at the highest level on my NK cells and was on 10mg of prednisolone. When they told me to wean after my beta I said no, and didn't start until after my 7 week scan. I just told the nurse I was high risk, and she agreed for me to stay on it until I saw Lynn.


 

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