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    @StephyG - I can't exactly remember about the nasal spray, probably in one of the booklets somewhere, or was it meds, etc. I think it was meant to control to hormonal spike, acts like antagonist. Got to go home and check. It was one of those things they have to tell you before you give consent to the process - like a warning that one of the side effects of IVF is ohss and if it happens, you may require additional meds. Oh, and this needs to be paid for (cannot be bulk billed, that's why they are obliged to tell you at the onset). I will go home and see if I can find the info on it.

    Most people, from day 1 injections (which is also CD1 when AF arrives), get an average 3 scans and BTs before you are instructed to trigger and go for EPU. For me, I had only 2 scans. By the second scan, my hormones must be spiked quite a bit (hence the ohss) that they asked me to trigger that very night.

    The ohss meant that I had to cancel my ET from last cycle and I have to wait one whole cycle and can only start on the next. So at least 2 months from EPU. If you scroll back, you will see my whine and rant about this. They treat FET as a new cycle, so you can't do it immediately back to back - Medicare dictates that there has to be 31 days in between, so you are looking at 2 months at the very least.

    My point is - don't come down with ohss, so definitely talk to the FS about this. Find out everything you can from the FS.

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    Okay that sounds terrible! Does that mean you have to start the medications all over again because of yiur cancelled cycle?

    Thank you for the info it helps me alot to know what to ask them ( I am someone who asks 1000 questions lol) thank you also for looking for for the info for me much appreciated. I did see your rant but I didn't fully understand what it was all about but now I do! And that sucks! Atleast you know for your next cycle!

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    @VickyP, my appt with FS is next Thursday 25th, then will have to wait for AF to start new cycle.

    Just hate waiting. Grrr. 😤

    We should synch nicely once again - only positive thing out if this bloody waiting game! 😊

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    @StephyG agree with @VickyP. When's your scan? You poor thing, your ovaries are working extra shifts! How are you feeling so far?
    @Billie2 any news on your embies?

    Afm, feeling a bit down. Having brown spotting again today (sorry tmi: not discharge, it's mixed with the crinone), same as the day before yesterday. Also no more sore breasts, and they are almost in their original size. I started pre AF cramping today as well.::sigh::.

    I'm 9dt5dp, I think I'll poas tomorrow before the beta on Friday.

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    @Kookii sorry hear with your disappointments :-( no good

    I had a day 5 scan today to do the follicle count 20+ in my right ovary and 15 or so in the left. I will have to go to me gp to see what she says I think. I'm worried I might get that ohss but still have to wait till April to get our first gp appointment! Does anyone have any good questions to askat the first appointment?

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    @StephyG I had 20 follicles both sides before stimming, so right from the start they monitored carefully. I only had two scans, lower doses, and then high estrogen levels detected in the blood test, so got prescribed the lupron/lucrin trigger, that I had to go and get the afternoon and trigger in the evening (they had given me an ovridil trigger that I never used). lucrin costs $300 and can't be bulk billed. I had 19 eggs retrieved, 6 embryos and from the start they said it would be freeze all. Although the delay to do an FET is annoying, it's worth it because your body needs to recover and I didn't have many ohss symptoms apart from bloating, period came 5 days after epu and felt normal...

    I don't understand why my trigger was different from yours @VickyP but the readings from the blood tests must have been very different.

    Good luck @StephyG and hope you get answers you need!

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    @Kookii I'm hoping for good news for you!!!

    @LillyM I have an FS appointment on 25 at midday so may see you there!

    @MissTilly and @dannyMatthew thanks for sharing good news and providing hope!

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    I'm so sorry to hear u're getting af cramping @Kookii. I'm praying that it's just symptoms of implantation. Go away AF Kookii doesn't want u!!! @StephyG- I didn't ask any questions at the first GP apptment as its pretty standard check ups etc. We really didn't have any pressing questions at all our apptments. We were happy to be led by the FS, and we know what our problem- embie not sticking.. So we are taking the steps as they come along. Sorry I'm not much help hun :/ @RainbowLorikeet - was the Lucrin that made ur af arrived earlier than normal? @LillyM - looks like a busy week for us and @VickyP with FS apptment. Cycling with u ladies is the only thing I'm looking forward to @Danymatthew- soooo glad ur pregnancy is going well. It must be such a relief to pass the 13 week mark and congratulations on a girl!!! Hope u take it easy on ur first week back at work.

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    @StephyG - sorry, I looked through all my stuff and you don't find that piece of paper about costs and meds. I am now suspecting that we had to sign and return it when we saw the FS to consent on the risks and costs involved.

    I don't think you should worry about it now - you have mild pcos? does AF come on time for you? I am pcos-ish, but not officially because my AF comes on time every month, so it didn't indicate an ovulation problem, so I don't think I was classified in the high risk ohss group (hence the Ovidrel trigger I think @RainbowLorikeet).

    Just to clarify, it doesn't mean you will get ohss - just higher risk. So knowing early and having that conversation with the FS (not GP - GP can't do anything about it, GP only refers you to FS) will help flag the attention needed to monitor your hormones and make sure they try to avoid ohss.

    Yes - keep all your questions for the FS (Fertility Specialist). The GP doesn't tell you anything specific about IVF, their role is to check your general health and then refer you for FS recommendations for treatment, etc.

    Ask FS about (1) additional meds to get clarity (I have to admit I wasn't paying 110% attention to this - i was thinking "ok, higher risk, won't get it." WRONG! Pay extra attention!
    (2) Alternative Lupron trigger if you can afford it (it apparently reduces the ohss possibility quite a bit).

    Oh and to answer your question - no, I don't have to do any more meds / injections. The PLUS point of having many follicles is higher chances of having multiple eggs. I had 23 eggs collected, 13 fertilised and 11 frozen. THANK GOODNESS to no swimming. So once my next cycle arrives, they will just have to scan and BT me to see when is the right time to put one of those frozen embies back in. Sad thing was the ET had to wait additional 2 months, which is tortuous.
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    Yes @LillyM and @tjuls - cycling together is something I am looking forward too as well. My appt with Dr George is 9 March. I found out she is in only on alternative weeks, and because my appt had to be after 25 Feb to avoid bulk bill, she's only next in the office from 8 March onwards.

    In any case, I hope my AF behaves. If she is on time, she should arrive shortly after around mid March. Yay to cycling together!

    Sorry to hear about how you are feeling @Kookii
    @RainbowLorikeet - hope you are feeling much better now. How long do you have to wait before FET? Did they say anything? The last time I had my surgery for fibroids, it was a 6 months wait before trying.

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