I am so excited to be able to post on here! I used to obsess over these posts, seeing if my symptoms matched up to someone else's who went on to get a BFP! So here's my story:
My DH 32, severe MFI
Me: 33, no fertility issues, Hashimoto's disease, previously had Mirena
We had been trying naturally from March 2012 right after Mirena removal, through March 2013 with no success - during that time, I was temping BBT, checking CM, trying SMEP, using preseed, eating pinaepple core, etc...nothing was working for us. My husband went through Childhood cancer and at the time, was treated with chemo and radiation. we had a feeling, this was the cause of this MFI. In April 2013, we finally went to a fertility clinic and had an SA done, only to find that he had an extremely low count (<3.3 million), motility was OK (55%%), and 0% normal morphology. We were devastated, though we did suspect there was a problem. We then made an appointment to talk to the Dr. about a plan. Our Dr. suggested we move straight to IVF with ICSI, as morphology would likely still be a big problem in IUI or traditional IVF. We agreed with his plan, and I began the process of starting our first IVF cycle in July 2013.
14 days of Birth control Pills
12 days stims (gonal F)
3 days ganerilex
trigger shot with Generic HCG
Egg retreival: 4 eggs collected, all mature, all 4 fertilized
5 day transfer of 1 "poor" Cavitated Morula.
Crinone 8%, vivelle Dots
Beta: Not pregnant.
We were devastated after the first failed cycle, and my biggest worries were the low number of eggs collected, and also that none of them made it to blastocyst, and none were good quality. I was concerned this was going to be a new problem we would have to face. On our next appt with the Dr. he decided to change our protocol a bit, and really up the dosage. He also said, he would be in agreement if we wanted to transfer 2 embryos instead of just 1, so we decided to do that as well to up our chances. We would also be happy with twins, so that was no problem. So we started IVF#2 in September 2013 (just after our 2 year anniversary!)
11 days of Birth control Pills
15 days stims (3 days Lupron alone, 12 days of Lupron and gonal F)
trigger shot with Pregnyl
Egg retreival: 11 eggs collected, 9 mature, 8 fertilized (Yay! much better!)
5 day transfer of 2 Good quality Morulas (with 2 days of bed rest following procedure)
Crinone 8%, vivelle Dots
BFP on FRER, Wondfo, and CBE Digi: 7dp5dt
Beta: November 4, 2013
So I still haven't had my beta yet, but the HPT's have been getting darker every day, and symptoms are increasing, so I'll take that as a good sign! Now I can just relax and enjoy the time until my beta with no stress!
Here are my symptoms by Dpt:
transfer day (5) - no symptoms other then slightly sore nipples, which was from the trigger shot -ate Pinaepple sore morning and evening, stayed in bed.
1dp5dt - ate more pinaepple core, morning and night, also on bedrest. No symptoms still, other then the sore nips from the trigger shot.
2dp5dt - back to work - ate pinapple in the morning, around 2pm felt sharper (not terrible) more focused pains in uterine area that were consistent, and almost like pulsing, stomach felt bloated, nipples still sensitive, but more like they were sensitive like from the "cold". very vivd dreams at night. woke at 3am with insomnia, could not fall back asleep for 2 hours!
3dp5dt - light cramping/twinging continued on and off throughout the day, nipples still feeling sensitive. The cramps did NOT feel like AF to me, they felt like that type of sharp cramp/pain that you feel when you have something inserted into your cervix, like the catheter during the transfer - like a quick pinch, and then gone. then there it is again...on and off. AF cramps to me are completely different, and more just a general deep ache that radiates to my back. Mood was good, I was VERY HUNGRY. I ate SIX slices of Pizza. I can usually never eat more than 3, but I almost ate an entire lg pizza by myself...and I wasn't even stuffed afterwards! ate more pinaepple core
4dp5dt - still have sore nips off and on, cramping continues, but is way less then it has been last couple days - still eating pinapple core. Decide at 2pm to take a cheapie wondfo test, since at this point, it's 12 days since the trigger shot. Last cycle, the trigger was gone by 10dp trigger. Is that a line?!? There was a faint line there, and now I'm getting excited...could this be it?!? I take a second wondfo test at 7:30pm, and the line is even more faint now...barely there at all. Maybe it's still the trigger...BOO!