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    Default Amazing August/ Superb September IVF/ ICSI/ FET cycle buddies

    to all Not sure if there is anyone else at this stage but we have been given our rough timeline at starting our first treatment cycle.. We will be doing a down reg cycle for our first.. I had to have a rubella shot last week so can't go ahead straight away.. Got our IVF talk and consulting session on June 14th then around the mid to end of July I start the injections Very scared about it all but can't wait for the end result.. Looking forward to others joining me here whether it be ur first or twentieth cycle.. The more info u can give me or us newbies would be welcoming!!
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    Hi kdsd Which FS are you seeing? I'm with Warren DeAmbrosis at QFG

    I"ll be starting my second cycle in mid-June, and i'll be on an antagonist cycle. We're going on a holiday next Saturday, and given the timing of my May AF, we're hoping it holds off until we get back to Australia, so i'll be here on CD2 to get a scan and start my Gonal F shots. It should be around June 18 (again, hopefully!) This will mean that i'll have my EPU & ET in early July. I'm already excited!

    My first cycle was a BFN, and my FS thinks that, given the fact that my hormones are "superb" (lol, his words), it's an embryo quality issue. So i'm on more medications this time (Prednisalone and Feldene), as well as clexane. These will all hopefully provide the perfect implantation environment for an embryo. So i'm really hoping that this next round gives us the golden egg, so to speak. If not, i'm going to fill the prescription of DHEA that my FS gave me.

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    Hi KandP... I'm with Dr Jay Natalwala at Fertility North here in Perth..

    Ur lucky u have a holiday to count down to and a great distraction.. I just have work so the time just seems to be dragging for me.. Ur AF is delayed for u.. Hopefully the added medication gives u a great embryo that'll implant nicely!!

    I know I'll be on lucrin and gonal f. Not sure what else.. Guessing I'll find out at our next appt.. Pretty sure we have a chat with one of nurses on the 14th as well as the other two appts..

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    Hello kdsd and KandP - Im due to start my 5th cycle in July too. My issue is endo/poor egg quality and also MFI - but I did conceive DS naturally after 3 months off the pill so go figure

    I'm always learning new things with IVF but if you want to know something and I have had experience with it I would love to share it with you.

    To improve my egg quality I'm currently taking DHEA, royal jelly, CoEnzyme Q10 as well as Elevit. DH is on Menevit. I did this for my last cycle and it was the best cycle we've had, even though we got a BFN. I was able to have 2 blastys transferred on day 5 - which never happened to me before. We only ever had 1 to transfer on day 2 and never had any frosties yet either. Even though my FS doesn't agree with me I think I ruined my last cycle by drinking way too much pineapple jucie - very bad as the acidity isn't good for implantation. So this time I'm going to be prepared and only eat the pineapple core!! I know I ruined my last cycle as around 3 weeks after ET I had a blood clot which to me meant it was a result of those poor litle embies trying to attach, but their idiot mother drowned them in pineapple juice instead.

    Anyway, gotta go, talk soon

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    Hi Ladies

    I see a familiar name or two. We hope to be cycling again in Late june or July. I'm just waiting for my body to realise our emby has let go. My clinic refuses to do back to back cycles, which is probably a good thing. We are waiting to talk to the clinic's medical director to see if he has a different approach. We have two day3 embys left from two different stimulated cycles and we want to see what protocol he advises as what we've done before hasn't been enough. Both our transfers from stim. cycles tried to implant and our single fet didn't so not really sure what to do. Some ladies seem to be on so much more support meds so maybe thats what we need? Have to wait for review.

    All this waiting is SOOO much fun! Not!

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    Morning Ladies I'm moving over from the May/June thread as I go a bfn yesterday just waiting for AF to totally distroy my mood. Feeling very flat at the moment but my parents are over from Perth which is helping a little bit.

    So for me I have my FS appointment at the end of June hopefully he can give us some answers as this will be cycle number 5 and we don't get any frosties and we have only had 1 blasty total in all our cycles. So I'm guessing I'll be starting my next cycle end of July, Two months break to help my body recover and help the finances.

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    Hi ladies.

    AF just arrived today. It's sad I'm happy to see her. So here we go again.

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    Hello to Amps, Eaglegirl & Bubs4Kylee – best wishes on your next cycle, I hope it’s a lucky one for us all.

    Amps – I don’t think my clinic likes back to back cycles either, which is frustrating I know, but I suppose we have to be kind to our body and let it have a rest from all the injections, etc. But more waiting sure does suck. I hope your medical director has some suggestions for a different approach for you – are you on crinone and pessaries for progesterone support after ET? This may help. I’m having both next cycle so I hope that does the trick for me.

    Eaglegirl – sorry to hear about your BFN, I hope your next FS appointment in June gives you some answers.

    Bubs4kylee – I was really hoping cycle 7 was your lucky one, sorry to hear about your BFN. Even though I was so angry at myself for the pineapple juice saga, I am so grateful for the feedback you gave me, if you didn’t I probably would have continued to keep drinking it after every cycle! I can’t believe your acupuncturist put a heat lamp on your stomach after your ET, that wouldn’t have crossed my mind either, but you think she would know about these things. We live and learn I suppose. Grrrr. Glad to hear AF came, good luck no. 8. Hope the Saizen and embryogen does the trick for you.

    Kdsd – I know what you mean, it’s sad that we’re here but it’s also great as we have each other to support on our upcoming cycle, I love the idea of virtual hand holding, such a nice thing to say. Hope you’re feeling better from the flu, can you get your Rubella shot now?

    Yes, I understand going through your first cycle can be a bit nerve wracking, the injections aren’t as bad as you think. Just imagine each jab is a step closer to getting UTD. I prefer to do my own injections as I have the control (I’m such a control freak, just ask my DH) but if you feel more comfortable with your DH doing them, then do it, he might enjoy being part of the process. When I do my injections in the morning DH is already on his way to work. I’ve never done this but I’ve heard you can numb the area with ice before injecting to avoid any pain (not that it is painful – wasn’t for me anyway, only for a few seconds) but I think also to avoid bruising. My bruises were incredible, but I didn’t care, it’s not as if I wear short tops or bikinis.

    Yes – cycle 1 and 2 I had 2 day transfers only because my embryos weren’t developing that well and the scientists thought they would be better off developing inside where they belong. I’ve heard of many success stories from 2 day transfers. If I have any good emby’s this time I would actually prefer them to be put back in at day 2 just for that reason that they belong inside me instead of in a dish. I’ll have to discuss this when the time comes. Good luck with your appointment on 14th June.

    What to do after ET??? Oh, how many times I’ve Googled that. The main things I remember is not to eat or drink anything too cold, eg icecream, very cold drinks, room temperature is best. As Kylee mentioned, try not to be anywhere near heat, eg saunas, hot baths, etc. This one is going to be tricky as it’s going to be winter, but basically don’t overheat yourself. If you get a fever, take something to keep your temperature down, I think Panadol/Nurofen should be fine, just check with your FS if you like, but that’s what the nurses say at my clinic. Also, don’t eat anything too acidic (yes, no damn pineapple juice, I don’t think I’m ever going to forget that one!!). What I was supposed to do was cut the core from a pineapple and slice it into 5 pieces and eat 1 piece a day for the first 5 days after ET. Thank goodness for Kylee, since I heard this I found this useful website http://www.amandabears.com/pineapple...lantation.html

    I can’t think of any other tips after ET, except to take it easy and live life as normal as possible.

    In regards to counselling, we have one at our clinic but we haven’t had a session yet, it’s not compulsory but is available if we need it. Good luck with it all, maybe write down any questions you have just in case you forget to ask on the day.

    Sorry for my ramble, haven’t been on my computer for ages. Guess what I did last Saturday – I went to the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys concert. It was freaking awesome, I’m still on a high. The guys have aged, but they are still my childhood sweethearts. I swear when I was waving at them they were looking straight at me

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    Kandp - after my big essay I forgot to ask how you are, hope you're going well before we start our next cycle.

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    Hi Ladies, please count me in too. I've started the Pill so that we can do EPU in the first week of July (that's when our insurance kicks in for hospital cover!). I'm with Monash Clayton, but i'm in the NT, so a lot of this has been done over the phone and via email.

    this is my second round, the first round cancelled at 1 day before EPU! i was devastated to say the least. We found out 1 day before that we were both CF carriers and need to to ICSI with PGD. This is basically a trial run i think, i have no hopes for this round, just a trial run, even our FS said we are guinea pigs as they haven't come across the strain of CF that we have. We are "special" apparently.. don't feel special


 

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