Hi all, I started my IVF/ICSI journey on the 18th of May with daily shots of Menopur (thin needle, barely felt it), then started morning Orgalutran shots as well (bit ouchy). I was freaking out about the trigger shot of Pregnyl mainly due to getting the mixing of the vials of medication right, so I let DH do it. That needle wasn't too bad either, did them all myself. I had lots of follicles but only got 8 eggs and then only 2 fertilised ☹️.
I had one 8 cell embryo transferred yesterday. I can test on the 15th to see if we are successful. Fingers and toes are permanently crossed!
I'm 43 and DH is 48 (yep, we are ancient!) and have a three year old boy. We have been trying for number 2 for 3 years. We had one heartbreaking miscarriage 18 months ago.
So now I'm on the awful AWFUL 2 week wait where I have to try and relax and put it out of my mind .
By the way, I've found the worst thing to be the 3 times a day Endometrium pessaries (or Vag tabs as DH calls them). They are a big hormone tablet that makes me feel sick. Ahhh, the joys.
Good luck to everyone
Feeling a bit down tonight ultrasound and blood results were not as good as expected. I have 3 follicles on one side and 4 on the other but they are smallish. I've got to have puregon top ups and see how we go. I got told there is a chance they may have to cancel my cycle if I've not reacted well to the top ups. Hopefully that won't happen but I'd rather have decent follicles then risk going in and wasting time and money on retrieving nothing!
Ooh I'm not looking forward to those orgalutrans!! I have another week of puregon to build up to it though!
Two fertilised is better than none fertilised! So good job you!!!
Is this your first transfer?
I haven't yet experienced the joys of the two week wait or "vag tabs" hahaha!
Wishing you all the best for the 15th xxx
Thanks SurferGalGC, it is my first transfer. It's weird walking around doing your everyday things thinking that there is an egg in there. I feel like I should just be lying down with my legs in the air so it stays put.
My kinda gross advice is to stock up on pantyliners for when you do get to the good old 'vag tabs' stage.
Hope you are ok jess8383. I had lots of follicles but not many eggs so you never know what could happen.
I wonder how the Elonva is different from puregon! So Elonva you take one needle near the beginning of AF and it continues working slowly over the next week?
I'm taking puregon injections from days 3 of AF until at least my scan next Friday. And introduce the orgalutran on Tuesday.
I hope the puregon does the trick for you!!! What dose are you taking? Does that mean you will you have another follies scan early next week?
Little AJ (04-06-2016)
its been so nice to catch up on all your posts and to see what is to come in my cycle!
I have just started day 1 with the gonal f 225 dosage. I have to say it made me feel quite sick but super glad it didnt hurt!
Little aj great news about your transfer hopefully you embie is busy sticking
jess fingers and toes crossed for you
enjoy the weekend x
Elonva is just a long acting FSH and can replace a week of puregon depending on the individual. Unfortunately you never know until you start if your protocol is right for you!
I'm having a very teary day today, I'm spotting heavily almost AF like and have had to ring the after hours number already. It really messes with your mind!
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