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    Default The Colorado Protocol?

    Just wondering if anyone out there know's something about the above IVF treatment?

    I have had 8 cycles of ICSI so far. We managed to get pregnant on our first attempt but I had a miscarriage due to a chromosonal abnormality.

    Since then we have had 7 unsuccessful attempts.

    It has been suggested to me that I might have issues with my immune system.

    My specialist says that immune issues (NK cells and the like) are Bulls***t. But that he will try this "Colorado protocol".

    All I know is that it involves steroids and that it is quite complicated.

    I was wondering if anyone has had a cycle folllowing this protocol, what's involved and if they had any luck as a result?

    Hope you can help.
    Jane (in Perth)

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    Hi Wanttobeamum

    I have heard of the colorado protocol ....

    I had heard that it was for women who have good eggs that fertilse, but for some reason they just dont seem to implant.

    Did a search and found this ....

    Actually the Colorado is not so much for women who have lovely eggs but more geared towards older women and those with multiple failures. I've done it 3 times now (including currently). Here's a copy of the protocol for a stim cycle, your Dr may vary it:

    THE COLORADO

    The Colorado is a treatment to improve the lining of the Uterus to aid implantation of the embryo.

    STAGE ONE
    1. Commence Baby Asprin (Astrix, Cartia, Cardiprin) when you commence the Syneral or Lucrin. This can be purchased over the counter at your pharmacy.


    STAGE TWO
    2. Your husband commences Doryx 100mg twice a day for 7 days when you commence Gonal F or Puregon.

    3. Cease the Asprin on the day of your first ultrasound.


    STAGE THREE
    4. Commence Prednisolone 25mg at night on the day after the Profasi/Pregnyl injection (trigger) and take for 5 nights.

    5. Commence Augmentin 500mg orally twice a day on the day after the Profasi/Pregnyl injection and take for 5 days.


    STAGE FOUR
    6. The day after the egg pickup commence:-

    a) Crinone (Progresterone gel) one application each morning. (old protocol was proluton injections).

    b) Estraderm mx patches 100mcgm two applied to the buttock (one on each buttock). Change alternative days.

    7. The day after the egg pickup, recommence the Baby Asprin.

    8. Have intercourse the night before embryo transfer.


    OTHER

    * Asprin, Crinone/Estraderm Patches Continue until the pregnancy test.

    * If the test is positive treatment continues to 6 weeks.

    * If the ultrasound shows a viable pregnancy all the treatments continue until 13 weeks are completed.

    * The Asprin continues to the 34th week of the pregnancy.
    This is what someone has has told me, so I'm not necessarily guaranteeing its accuracy.....

    Which clinic are you with in Perth?

    HTH and good luck
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    Hello and thank you,

    Not all of my eggs have fertilized in the past but I have had several embryos make it to blastocyst. I've had one fresh blast transfer and one FET (also a blast) since the miscarriage but no success.

    There is some question over my egg quality as we have had no division, no fert in the past. But apparent they all "look" good.

    Specialist says he is dumbfounded as to what's going on.

    I think this protocol is a longshot.

    I have been hunting around for a donor, but it's not easy. I did one donor cycle with my older sister (who is 40) and we had 2 embies transfered on D3 (no success).

    Have only 1 remaining frozen blastocyst, so I'm not too positive about success at the moment.

    Jane

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    - you never know your luck ...it only takes 1 embie ....

    A few of the girls here have had success with taking aspirin .... if you read through the #17 thread I think its discussed in there....

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    Thanks Julie!

    I do love that sticky baby dust!

    I hope that you don't have to wait too long for Kaitlyn's baby brother or sister.

    I'm at Hollywood in Perth. All the staff are very nice, supportive and particularly patient when dealing with depressed, irrational women who are crying hysterically.

    I shall take a peek at thread 17

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    Hi wanttobeamum,

    I have read your story and know exactly how you're feeling. DH and i have had four fresh icsi cycles and one fet. Five transfers in total. we ffell pregnant on the very first cycle but i miscarried and we have had no success since.

    I am looking at considering donor eggs from my sister for our next cycle if the next fet doesn't work! WHy did it happen so easily the first time and nothing since????

    Grrrrrrr..... so frustrating. i've never heard of tge colorado cycle so thanks for the info! Good luck hun...... i'm always around if you need to vent!!!

    Renee xoxo

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    Hi wanttobeamum,

    I haven't heard of this, but I hope it all works out for you!

    There are a few ladies on here that go to Hollywood as well. I go there and I've gone in there quite a few times, and cried on the nurses shoulders, and they have been wonderful.

    Jess x


 

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