How exciting Rittzy. Don't worry about your cycle - after one cycle I got to 45 days. I think it's just all the drugs working their way out of the body!! Fingers crossed for a sticky one!
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19-04-2012 08:50 #121
19-04-2012 09:24 #122
I thought I would pop into this thread, seeing as I will be having an Apr/May cycle. I see some familiar names from Feb/March... sorry to see you here
Our Journey so far: We've been seriously TTC on and off for 3 years and had the unfortunate experience of a blighted ovum last year. Upside: it was the kick in the pants we needed to give it a red hot go before Mother Nature closes down the shop. I made an appointment with the FS before I even dealt with the m/c. At least we now know where the likely problem is and we are good IVF candidates. We tried clomid for 3 months with no success and "graduated" straight to ICSI. Round one was a BFN, so for stim cycle 2, the meds have been changed about and ramped up a bit and we are also adding HA for hubby into the mix.
I had my first BT and follie-scan this morning .. only CD6 (5 days of meds), so I wasn't expecting much. Last time there was only 6 or 7 follies - single digits anyway (I didn't really take notice) and the comment was basically "it's only early, so not much to see." We ended up getting 12 eggs at EPU (10 mature). A pretty good haul for a first cycle, I reckon.
So this morning, my expectations were that it would be about the same, maybe a few more due the the change in meds... the sonographer counted 37....THIRTY SEVEN!!!!...follicles... all around the 9-12 mm mark, so start the cetritide tomorrow and another BT and scan set for Saturday. Hubby had better turn up for the game on EPU day!! which I am betting will land on my 40th birthday!!!
I also have to say, I hate it when I don't get my nurse and I get someone else who doesn't know your history... I was hoping to ask a few things, which I tried to, and the nurse pointed me to my FS... when I know my nurse would have followed up for me, because she is great like that!
19-04-2012 12:23 #123
My first post as we are just waiting to start our first cycle! I'm 35 and DH is 37 but DH has MFI, which we found out early after ttc for about 7 months, so due to age they recvommended ivf with icsi straight up without further testing.
Since though, we have found that all seems to be working ok with me so we are clinging to that factor in the hope that will play into our chances.
Currently on the pill, and have our appt with the nurse on Monday to get our drugs to start jabbing around may 3rd I think. I know what people are saying about feeling anxious about the injections, but also just excited to be started. I don't have a problem with needles, but I do with Hormones!
So I am really worried about side effects. I get terrible migraines, so am nervous about that and whether I will be able to take my imigran if I get one. And I am my own boss, which has its benefits, but I am wondering how I'll manage with clients for that time.
Just trying to keep in mind it's really only a few weeks and if we are successful, it won't really seem much in the big scheme of things.
Starting to have a few restless nights though and really counting down till Monday when we can answer a few more questions and know a bit more of the process.
Interesting to read all your stories, and good luck to all!
19-04-2012 16:01 #124
Good Afternoon, gosh time has flown by today, I didn't get in for my morning check in lol. It has been a very busy thread indeed, which is so wonderful to be sharing our journey with other lovely ladies, Welcome everyone!
Rae thank you so much! First jab about 6am in the morning... not sure which will be worse having some ice put on my hot little belly or just jabbing the needle in, lol, my DH will want to try the ice just for fun
Very silly question if anyone can answer for me... when did you first start to notice 'symptoms' from you fsh? Nurse told me some people get moody, other get nausea, and some ladies absolutely love being on the hormones and wish they were all the time (if we could all be so lucky!). Just wondering, because I am expecting to grow an extra (nasty) head, when I start, that will snap at everyone, and I'm hoping that if it is from day 1, I may have a little control over myself, then to get to day six and realise I'm frothing at the mouth and no one wants to to be near me! Is that a really weird feeling? Have a lovely evening
19-04-2012 19:06 #125Senior Member
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Hi all! Della i respond dif everytime. 1st time I was horrible after 2nd day everything you described about a 2nd head onwards haha and I dunno if I was getting used to the gonal f but 2nd time I was just extremely lethargic all day but not moody and 3rd time I felt nothing- not even bloated! This cycle I'm on elonva and took the jab yesterday and don't feel anything which worries me a little for some reason....has anyone else used elonva before?
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20-04-2012 13:16 #126ROLL CALL
Waiting for AF
Sniffing or Jabbing (Lucrin)
Sniffing & Jabbing
ET FET TWW Hugs needed this time Graduates
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20-04-2012 13:29 #127
I've just updated Roll Call - my apologies if I have left anyone out. I hope I did it right. Please amend if I have you in the wrong spot . If anyone doesn't wish to be on, please just remove your name.
First needle was this morning, I was going well until I had to actually stick it into myself, i.e. the whole point of the exercise! - DH came to my rescue... and it didn't hurt at all
Wonder if there's a way to inject yourself without actually looking lol Maybe I'll be braver tomorrow, or the next, or the next...
20-04-2012 13:33 #128
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20-04-2012 13:48 #129
Hi everyone - hoping I can join you!
I've been on Lucrin injections for a week now, and just waiting for AF before I start stims. Gynae has suggested Menopur this round as I didn't respond to well to Gonal-F last time.
Has anyone used Menopur? I've been told it will be 3 injections (so total of 5 a day with the Lucrin, and I'm also on Saizen!!!). And apparantly Menopur stings?
DH and I have age and azoospermia (sp?!?!) against us - I'm 42 and he's 41. We tried ICSI in July/August last year, and all went well until the baby stopped growing at 9 weeks. Its taken a while for my body to get in sync again, so we're going to give it one last try now.
20-04-2012 14:53 #130
Della... I have the -exact- same thing!!! I can't watch that specific moment when the needle breaks the skin..once it is in, I have no problems. I let my hubby do the microinjection one... he can't do too much damage and he feels a bit more involved in the process... I haven't told him I probably could manage it myself. For the cetritide though..I do it... there is more fluid to be injected, so it's better to take it slowly...plus the needle is longer, but doesn't need to go all the way in, only half way is plenty...I really can't trust him with it and not end up bruised. So for this one, I pinch, swab, line up when the need has to go (about 5 mm from the skin), look to the ceiling and jab, after that I can look back down, make sure the needle is in far enough and slowly administer the drug....the needle is tiny, doesn't hurt me at all, but I still can't watch.
I am the same when they drawn blood, I look at the wall while they put the needle in, but I can watch the blood gush into the tube no worries.
So glad I am not alone in that...
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