I havent tried DHEA or estrogen priming @LillyM- My estrogen levels the opposite, its high-ish .. but I have heard of using soy isoflavones or royal jelly to promote e2 if you are on the low end. But I'm no naturopath so you might need to double check that with an actual naturopath..( @StephyG- something to consider?)
Primary unfortunately does not offer assisted hatching or PGD, you'll have to go to one of the bigger clinics like Genea or IVFA to have that done. As a requirement for AH or PGD- the embryos must reach a certain stage ( usually day 5) to do it. If you're a low responder in those clinics, they get you to do embryo banking first, which means multiple stim cycles to have enough embryos ( higher chance of blast) and works out to be cheaper, as you get all the embryos PGD at once.
Theres also embryo 'glue' which other clinics offer but Primary doesnt.
The downside to a bulk-billed clinic I guess.
I hope you get to strangle out more answers from DrG than I did hun...haha
I'm like @Billie2- I'd lilke to know about guided transfers. @Billie2- hubby isnt on anything tbh. He does a week long intense session at the gym to boost testosterone but thats about it..haha.. but then again we dont have MFI. Selenium is apparently suppose to be very good for sperm- something to look into?
If you need the crew ( us ladies)to come and cheer you on as part of your marketing to your hubby to come back- let us know us .. I'll have my pom poms ready..haha
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30-05-2016 09:44 #551
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30-05-2016 09:48 #552
Oh awesome @OneOfTheseDays!! good to hear everything worked out
I'm also on CoQ10 ( I believe that it helps with egg quality), Elevit and Vitex. Is the melatonin to encourage sleep or something else? Oh I'll have to do some googlng when I get the chance
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30-05-2016 10:10 #555
Any experiences with Primary Ivf? #3
Hello ladies! There's too much to catch up so I'll try my best 🙂
Congrats on those BFPs! @MissTilly already 20 weeks and expecting a baby girl! Whoohoo! Note to myself: miracles can happen! ❤️
Sorry about your bfn @tjuls (or I should call you Dr now?😆) @Billie2 nice to hear your levels are back to normal!
Afm, got tested and my NKC in blood are high. Dr M said chances are high that's why my embies are not implanting/miscarrying. I'll have a biopsy next week to check NKC in my uterus. He recommended to wait one more cycle, put DH on L-arginine and Carnitine to help his swimmers, and I on DHEA and melatonin to improve egg quality (plus the army of supplements we are already on: zinc, ubiquinol, etc). Once we are about to start a new cycle, I'll need Clexane/prednisone injections and intrallipids as well. Fun times ahead!
@OneOfTheseDays sorry about your stressful cycle, that fert rate is awesome though! I'm curious about your protocol. Primary is quite "conservative", they don't believe in NKC treatment (they even told me about not taking fish oil, and it's one of the supps most of FS recommend for egg quality). I'm surprise you were supposed to be on Clexane, or that was with a different clinic?
We've decided to transfer two embies when the time comes. Have any of you tried to do it with Primary? I know they advise on not doing it, but I think I check all the boxes (not 40 yet, but almost there!)
Sorry for the long post! Haven't been here for a while 😁
30-05-2016 10:36 #556
@Kookii, glad to see you're back on track, or at least very very soon!
I had a double transfer in my previous cycle, even though I'm 38yo. They're def not big fans of it, but if you have had several failures before, they might agree on it.
When you say Dr M, is it Dr Mc Donald? Just curious whether it is a Primary Dr who prescribed DHEA/Melatonin since I'm planning to ask for it...?
30-05-2016 10:53 #557
In regards to the 1 vs 2 embie transfer, we had also discussed this with the Primary Dr in relation to 2 frosties we still have with Monash. He said he'd be happy to 'pop them both in' if we wished. We ended up just going for the full stim cycle this time and leaving the frosties at Monash for now, but I don't see why that should change their stance on transferring 1 or 2. I'm not sure what their rationale is in supporting this though - might be because hubby have been trying for 4+ years, have gone through 5 rounds of IVF and are 38.
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@tjuls in reply to the questions, yes Monash did a cd2 BT before stims and yeh a full bleed, as I'd just come off 2 or 3 months of the bcp it was different to My usual cycle though.
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30-05-2016 11:09 #559
@Kookii hello! Sounds like you may have an answer. Good news. I know a friend who had the NK cell issue and once on a protocol she did succeed. If I get my way and DH is up for another go, we'd definitely transfer 2 (if I got 2 embryos that is!) Im 39 and 2 miserable efforts and never a frosty would surely qualify us.
@LillyM I felt as though DrG was like a delayed telecast. She would pause so much and take her time looking at your results that I felt she wanted you to forget the question you asked. In my last appt she asked if Id like to see the nurses and I had no idea what for!? For a hug? But in saying that she looked after me long after my cycle in Feb. So follow up care was pretty good with Primary. I failed in feb and still in May they are dealing with me.
Thanks @LillyM for the info and @OneOfTheseDays and @tjuls I really appreciate it. They should put these vitamins in Shiraz so at least its enjoyable. Thats it, fertility support wine!
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