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    Default Chinese Herbalists

    He is worried about all the oestrogen drugs I will be taking and then flying saying I could get blood clots. He also said my thyroid was ok but when I showed the herbalist she said no way it needs to be lower.
    The herbalist was also angry with my Monash Dr saying my eggs were to old when only 6 months before I had 10 embryo's at collection. She said how does hey know your eggs were too old, did they test them?
    I had some acupuncture last night and Im on some calming tea, a herb to clean me out when I get my period and I can't use tampons and a pre natal. She doesnt want me on the elevit she wants me on a herbal folic acid.
    I'm on another forum and one woman absolutely blasted me for going to a chinese dr.

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    I'm going with Iakentro too

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    Hi @lissimmo I think the Clexane helps with the issue of flyîng and blood clots. So don't worry about that.

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    Thanks, geez then he started asking if Ruth had told me all the risks involved etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by lissimmo View Post
    He is worried about all the oestrogen drugs I will be taking and then flying saying I could get blood clots.

    I'm on another forum and one woman absolutely blasted me for going to a chinese dr.
    As @Kitkats has said, that is why your GP needs to prescribe Clexane (as per Ruth's instructions that you will soon be provided).... duh! (to the GP). You can also wear compression stockings (like I did). You can buy them at a chemist... or apparently Woolies sells them.

    I've only heard good things about Chinese herbs for pregnancy preparation, etc.

    You need to stop worrying about what others are saying and trust your decisions or you are going to needlessly work yourself up. You need to be calm and at peace so your body can accept the pregnancy (when that time comes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by lissimmo View Post
    Thanks, geez then he started asking if Ruth had told me all the risks involved etc
    The health risks are no worse than OE ivf... which you've already been doing. So wouldn't you be well aware of those risks by now??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDoll4 View Post
    Hi again everyone. Whilst reading the thread and thinking about our trip I have thought of 4 more questions if anyone can help.

    1) Did you all just take enough meds for the flight and buy more once in Athens?


    2) Can anyone tell me how they reacted to the prognova and if so how soon after taking it ? I have only been on 1 tablet for a few days and seem awfully bloated!

    3) May I ask if you did double embryo transfers or just went with one and if you went with 2 did it result in twins?

    4) Did anyone have serious second thoughts just before leaving?

    Thanks so much.
    Hi China Doll

    I think I saw you are going to Embryoland like we did...here are my answers to you questions

    1) Did you all just take enough meds for the flight and buy more once in Athens? I took meds over with me (I didn't need as many because we used a donor). Dr Nikos then prescribed us a whole lot when we got there. I suggest you ask him for extra progesterone ones because they are SO much cheaper over there.


    2) Can anyone tell me how they reacted to the prognova and if so how soon after taking it ? I was ok on the Prognova, even when I was up to 5 a day. They may have made me a bit cranky though. Everyone will react differently, hang in there they will hopefully be worth it in the end. Also be prepared to take them for a while too if all goes to plan, I had to take these until I was 14 weeks pregnant.

    3) May I ask if you did double embryo transfers or just went with one and if you went with 2 did it result in twins?
    After talking with Dr Nikos we decided to transfer 2 embryos. I am now 18 weeks pregnant with one little boy. There are no guarantees with what will happen with all of this though.

    4) Did anyone have serious second thoughts just before leaving? Yes! I was definitely nervous and had a few second thoughts run through my mind. The minute I arrived and met Dr Nikos though I felt a lot better and was excited and a lot more confident - you are definitely in good hands.

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    @lissimmo the only thing I'd say is to make sure you tell each of your treating physicians what you are taking as some of the medications, including herbs can interact with each other.

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    @ChinaDoll4 I didn't go OS for my DE cycle, I did it here...but I can say my partner wasn't having second thoughts so much...but on the way to our dinner to meet our donor for the first time he did ask if it was too late to get a puppy! Um Yes!! I think our little one will get the nickname of Pup!

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    Cant believe I just lost what I had written.
    @lissimmo I also saw a Chinese Doctor and whilst I enjoyed the experience he was quite negative about doing IVF at all and his attitude was it will be ok. Well no amount of Chinese medicine was going to get me pregnant with MFI and even if he got a 50 year old pregnant naturally I was realistic about my ages and prospects.
    I see an Acupuncturist who also does Chinese medicine and she is awesome and so supportive. I love the experience and always leave feeling happy and relaxed.
    @ChinaDoll4 I used Clexane for NK Cells and Lynn my FS suggested to use it before long haul flights. This as well as compression socks are so underestimated. I also did an endometrial scratch and both times I did it I got a BFP however last years was with my eggs and ended with a miscarriage. Now just over 12 weeks. Enjoy the experience you are in good hands and enjoy the Greek food - its delicious.
    Last edited by jaydee32; 06-05-2016 at 15:52.


 

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