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    Thanks @Billie2 for introducing me to this group (twice!) and for turning me on this morning with the yummy back/front doors details!! Bahaha you'll never cease to crack me up and I was picturing you half lying down at your desk, trying to keep everything in there.... Oh God the things we do hey! More srsly, hope those pessaries do the trick, BT on Monday seems like an eternity to wait!

    Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been through the hundreds of pages of your 35x threads (Impressive!) but you ladies seem to be a solid bunch of warriors. Billie kept telling me about the quality ppl in this group and the wonderful knowledge sharing (what I'm after).
    Although I'm not in my 40's yet, I'm nicely getting there, and have been told in a lovely manner by my FS that I'm responding like a 40+ yo... So? Do I qualify??

    I'm not gonna bore you with my journey which is in my signature anyway.
    Let's just say I'm a poor responder, never had frosties, going fresh cycle each time with a few eggs to play with. I'm about to embark in a 5th fresh cycle, with no excitement whatsoever.

    After a 3rd failed cycle in a row I decided to think outside the box and try new things: I started Dhea 2 months ago and really hope it's gonna show some results... Also wanted to try E2 priming last cycle, but FS said no. Instead she put me on the highest dosage of Puregon, which was completely useless.
    I'm seeing her next week to plan imminent next cycle, and will push for E2 priming again.
    At this stage, I have nothing to lose and I'm ok to experiment. I understand the risks and accept them.
    No point repeating same protocol over and over again imo.

    If I learnt one thing about IVF so far, is that FS are not wizards and you gotta educate yourself and help design your own protocol. At least with me and Billie's clinic. Knowledge is power and I'm so keen to learn from you ladies.

    If anyone is willing to share anything at all regarding Dhea and/or E2 priming, good or bad, please do so! Those 2 things are my last hope, my backup plan. After that, I have nothing left, no more ideas...

    Thanks for reading and wishing everyone a great weekend! X

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    Default IVF over 40 #35

    @Tinachris my bleeding is now brown smudges only . Those silver bullets may be working already. The head of the nurses emailed me to say "don't google". Bank holiday Monday in NSW so I have nothing to occupy myself!
    @LillyM Im so happy to see you here. Well not really, but you get it. @BlondeinBrisvegas can add you to the roll now. Ive learnt more from this thread than anywhere. And people dont just say "yay" here, they offer their own experience and they know that baby dust isn't real. (Ssshhhhhh don't tell the other threads).
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    @Billie2 - sounds promising !

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    welcome @Jazzabelle13 & @LillyM. I think there's been some success for ladies 40-42ish (off the top of my head + keep in mind everyone responds differently) so you could still be in with a chance, though we all know the odds are lower 40+. I hope you're one of the lucky ones. not sure about E2 protocols or DHEA - there was a discussion recently on DHEA. it might show up the threads with a search of the site if things are quieter over the weekend with replies.

    glad it's the weekend. what a week. hope everyone has a good one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzabelle13 View Post
    Hi can I join your group I'm currently over 40 and in my 2ww with 2 embies with Primary IVF - I'm on the Primary IVF thread too. I've just gone cross eyed trying to read a months worth of pages for this thread and still have not much idea of what's going on with who as it moves so fast.

    just a question .... Has there been many successes that anyone recalls recently for pregnancies with own eggs as it seems most have turned to donor eggs once your on the other end of 40.
    Hi - I am currently 8 weeks pregnant with my own egg and I just turned 43. I did 4 stimm cycles with PGD testing and got one normal tested embryo out of those 4 cycles which unbelievably implanted. For me doing the PGD testing avoided transferring 7 other abnormal embryos which would never have progressed. Pregnancy with your own eggs is possible over 40 but getting a good egg is really hard. It's definitely worth trying and just depends on how many cycles you are prepared to do before considering either PGD testing or donor eggs. Good luck with your current TWW! Let's hope your stay on this thread is short.

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    @Billie2 that does sound promising. I hope you can rest up over the w/e. maybe time for a tv series bingewatching session to help take your mind off things

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    That's great @Billie2 hiya @LillyM I'm not 40 either but my eggs act like they are, these girls are so supportive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzabelle13 View Post
    Hi can I join your group I'm currently over 40 and in my 2ww with 2 embies with Primary IVF - I'm on the Primary IVF thread too. I've just gone cross eyed trying to read a months worth of pages for this thread and still have not much idea of what's going on with who as it moves so fast.

    just a question .... Has there been many successes that anyone recalls recently for pregnancies with own eggs as it seems most have turned to donor eggs once your on the other end of 40.
    Welcome jazzabelle, good luck with your TWW! The thread does move fast but its a pretty great group

    Green lady also has a pregnancy with OE and there was a girl who had an IUI after 12 cycles of IVF that resulted in a baby so it can happen. Oh and Faithhopellove and Petal40 were both successful too. My thinking is that if you are still getting quite a lot of eggs then your chances are much better than those of us who are only getting a couple. You have to be ready to move on though as its a personal decision and I guess until the stats are zero some people want to keep trying - there are always people who defy the odds its just whether you can keep on trying time and time again. From someone who did 11 cycles with 1 BFP but mc I got to the point that I felt like it was pointless and wasn't going to happen in the end. I just want a baby and Im now on the path that I believe will deliver that. I want a result and soon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LillyM View Post
    Thanks @Billie2 for introducing me to this group (twice!) and for turning me on this morning with the yummy back/front doors details!! Bahaha you'll never cease to crack me up and I was picturing you half lying down at your desk, trying to keep everything in there.... Oh God the things we do hey! More srsly, hope those pessaries do the trick, BT on Monday seems like an eternity to wait!

    Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been through the hundreds of pages of your 35x threads (Impressive!) but you ladies seem to be a solid bunch of warriors. Billie kept telling me about the quality ppl in this group and the wonderful knowledge sharing (what I'm after).
    Although I'm not in my 40's yet, I'm nicely getting there, and have been told in a lovely manner by my FS that I'm responding like a 40+ yo... So? Do I qualify??

    I'm not gonna bore you with my journey which is in my signature anyway.
    Let's just say I'm a poor responder, never had frosties, going fresh cycle each time with a few eggs to play with. I'm about to embark in a 5th fresh cycle, with no excitement whatsoever.

    After a 3rd failed cycle in a row I decided to think outside the box and try new things: I started Dhea 2 months ago and really hope it's gonna show some results... Also wanted to try E2 priming last cycle, but FS said no. Instead she put me on the highest dosage of Puregon, which was completely useless.
    I'm seeing her next week to plan imminent next cycle, and will push for E2 priming again.
    At this stage, I have nothing to lose and I'm ok to experiment. I understand the risks and accept them.
    No point repeating same protocol over and over again imo.

    If I learnt one thing about IVF so far, is that FS are not wizards and you gotta educate yourself and help design your own protocol. At least with me and Billie's clinic. Knowledge is power and I'm so keen to learn from you ladies.

    If anyone is willing to share anything at all regarding Dhea and/or E2 priming, good or bad, please do so! Those 2 things are my last hope, my backup plan. After that, I have nothing left, no more ideas...

    Thanks for reading and wishing everyone a great weekend! X
    @LillyM Welcome :-) Im 36 and they let me in :-) My ovaries act like they're 45, so, your only as old as your lady bits, so id say you qualify. I started ivf when I was 34 and ive also been classed as 'poor responder' and poor egg quality. Im on the donor egg bandwagon myself after 4 stim cycles, i couldnt bear the thought of more failure so i totally understand the not being excited. IMO there is a plan c or a third back up plan, donor eggs. There's 2 threads on donor egg ivf in south africa and one for greece and other ladies might know about finding a donor in australia. I never thought id actually be on them but i found them and started reading them because after being told my eggs are frucked, i thought i had no options left. They make for interesting reading regardless. Totally not pushing this on you at all of course, its a difficult place to get to giving up on your own eggs but i found it heartening to know there were other options. Actually they are threads i used to read and think "oh well things are bad for me but not as bad as these poor ladies" LOL Then i woke up one day and i was one of THOSE ladies xox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzabelle13 View Post
    Hi can I join your group I'm currently over 40 and in my 2ww with 2 embies with Primary IVF - I'm on the Primary IVF thread too. I've just gone cross eyed trying to read a months worth of pages for this thread and still have not much idea of what's going on with who as it moves so fast.

    just a question .... Has there been many successes that anyone recalls recently for pregnancies with own eggs as it seems most have turned to donor eggs once your on the other end of 40.
    Welcome :-) @jazzabelle wishing you a quick TWW and a positive outcome xox
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