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    I see the evil powers of March are waning. Congratulations girls.

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    @Charlie74 I was just catching up on posts. I'm sorry you're having such a hard time at the moment. I hope your dad was cooperative and things went well with his GP. Thinking of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeinBrisvegas View Post

    Other things one can do at home are to start an anti-inflammatory diet, i.e. stop eating gluten, dairy and sugar which cause the immune system to flair up. Start anti-inflammatory supplements such as high doses of fish oil (6 capsules per day). Dr. Braverman recommends Maxi-Flavone. Limit exercise during treatment cycles (exercise causes and inflammatory state in the body). Though exercise outside of treatment cycles as over long term, exercise reduces inflammation. Use any relaxation methods. Eat/take antioxidants which reduce radical oxygen species (ROS). ROS are created by inflammation and cause destruction in the body.
    I read the other day that full-fat dairy is in the top 5 fertility foods for women and they even included ice-cream. Another article I read said that humans used to get pregnant at particular time of year which was after fattening up on carbohydrates... As a rule I don't eat carbohydrates or refined sugar (except Easter eggs ), I've never smoked a cigarette, and am a minimal social drinker (although was very social in my younger years). I do think extra protein is good when cycling and I have wondered about Metformin and whether there is anything I should reduce to naturally help it out. I'm on 2000mgs of fish oil at the moment and it is slowing blood clotting, so if you went 6 capsules a day, BTs and EPUs might get messy. Wazza's only rule seems to be no pot. I've cut coffee to 2 weak cups a day, but will cut to one or none post FET.

    I know so many super healthy women who cannot get pregnant and so many super unhealthy women who have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    Sorry @Bongley for the confusion. Mine is 'Caltrate - Bone and Muscle health', so not the straight Caltrate.
    Considering my history of being as 'sick as a parrot' on Metformin (I'm not sure how sick a parrot gets, but my guess is it's as sick as me on 1000mgs) what I might do is compromise. I'll wait and see if my ex is going to release enough funds for me to do my DE cycle. And the moment he does I'll start back on 500mgs. What do you think? Otherwise I could be starting back on it for no reason.
    @Tahli what about if you go really slow with the metformin? Maybe half/250 for 1-2 weeks, then up it to 500 for 1-2 weeks? That said, maybe ask your pharmacist or GP? I'm on 2000 and get no side effects - I started on 500 and increased by 500 a week. How fast will you move once you get the money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    And in other lovely news for the day @Blossom74 has asked me to share with you that she received her bank loan approval today.
    Congratulations @Blossom74!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissDa View Post
    So it looks like DP has officially stopped taking his supplements, I'm so angry I don't think I can get past this I feel in my heart this relationship is over. Up yours IVF!
    @MissDa I'm do sorry to read this. It's sabotage and I too would be furious. Is he able articulate why he doesn't want a baby - and do you want him or a baby more?
    Last edited by Gagingi; 29-03-2016 at 17:46.

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    Some good news in here today. Finally!!
    @Tahli I've had one of those balloon and dye things. Never knew the name but that and the endo scratch were the two most painful things I've ever encountered in my life. Well done for getting through it X
    @Charlie74 how's your day been?

    Woohoo @Blossom74. Great news about the loan. Nothing can stop her now!

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    @Tahli good on you for going through with the Hydrothingmebobby and getting through it without a GA! Well done! I am a huge sook when it comes to pain or getting anything done, (which is why I cancelled my hysteroscopy even though it was being done under GA!!!) so good on you for following through and crossing that one of the list, woohoo!

    @Blossom74 well done on getting that loan through, that must be a huge sigh of relief and now you can just get on with finding a donor, yay!

    I'm feeling pretty positive but am a bit distressed that now I look like I have to make another choice and I was hoping to not have to.. But it's a good choice to have to make! Any help or advice would be appreciated!

    Option 1) My friend as a known donor in Aus. Early thirties, very healthy, lovely girl who I would be honoured to be gifted with her eggs, features are a little different as she is a little taller and thinner than me, but blue eyes, dark blonde hair and an attractive girl. No pregnancies and not interested in having children herself, but seems to be quite keen to donate to me. She's back in Australia in June and could possibly get started on a June cycle, all going well. Costs would be similar to a DE South Africa cycle from what I can tell, but we will be doing the cycle locally, so no travel costs for us or for her.

    Option 2) South Africa DE. 21 year old donor, not donated before but has two children herself. Physical features very similar and we look alike as children and have the same blood group and interests in life. DH and I can only get away in August, so we wouldn't be able to cycle before then. As has happened with a few ladies here, if the first cycle fails, then it is repeated trips back to SA to keep trying, versus local FETs. But 21 year old eggs are very attractive!

    My thoughts are to potentially move towards doing a cycle here in June with my friend, but keep SA as a back up and pay my deposits and secure my donor, but don't book flights etc until after I know if the June cycle has worked. If my friend doesn't respond well, or we don't get any quality embryos etc, then we can move forward with SA very quickly. If it does work, then I lose some deposits for the donor and Cape Town fertility, but I don't think I'd be that much out of pocket.

    Thoughts?

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    @Summer If the finances are there to do both a Cycle with your friend then 1 in CT if needs be then I say stack the decks & increase your odds by starting with your friend in June😊👍

    If you could only do one or the other I'd choose 21 yr old eggs everytime so would wait & go to CT.

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    @Summer have you done up a full list of pros and cons for each option? It sounds like you've started, but I imagine with your friend it will change the dynamics between you and you'll need to sort through her, DP and your expectations about what her role in baby's life will be? What do you think it will be like in 20 years? From this last post it sounds like you are leaning towards the 21 yo?

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