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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Tue May 12, 2015 4:38 pm

Hi everyone,
I've taken a bit of a break from posting. I'm doing another cycle in June/July starting as soon as my af comes at the end of the month.

Rebcat, start acupunture now. It's supposed to help best when established a few months before. Then there are protocols for implementation, usually the day before the transfer. Gonal and menapur are pretty easy. The only side effects I've noticed are ovulation type pain, especially as you get closer to the retrieval.

I'm hoping for a better outcome this time around. I'm going on a cruise with my family in mid Aug, so by my calculations, if the transfer takes, I'll be puking my brains out on the cruise. I suppose if I'm going to be nauseous and miserable, I might as well be on a cruise then at home. Anyhow, hope you are all well.
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Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
FET #1- Sep 8th, transferred 2, :bfp: Beta #1--995, #2--3773! u/s-- 2 Oct, singleton, Herman2!
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Hope2015 » Mon May 18, 2015 4:47 am

Hey there

Just a quick post to see how you're all going.
Ive had a little break from talking about fertility and infertility so ive kept away from the forums and any conversations.
So many what ifs gets me tired just thinking about it.

Ive finished my week of C herbs. Today I bought Royal Jelly so had my dose today. I have taken Dhea for 2 days now (I still have the remaining bottle from last year).

Herman yeah holidays are great to have a break. I would like to go on a holiday too.
Rebcat thanks. I thought that it would affect your cycle. Acupuncture ive found is really relaxing... sort of like a massage where there's a sigh or release of tension. It definitely helps to reduce any stress or emotional imbalance.

Tomorrow morning Dh and I have an appointment with the clinic.
Not looking forward to it at all... luckily my husband is the support in all this at the moment.

Rebcat im frustrated with my clinic as well. !!

Dh just wont go private or even think about it. My plan is to go to another specialist and /or ivf centre but that means more tests and possibly sperm tests I think. I know thats what I want though as this place is really draining.
Maybe one more try with them and thats it.

Me 40 dh 45
Unexplained infertility. Dh low motility, abnormal forms. Egg quality may not be the best due to my age.

Amf 7
Feb 2014 Isci #1 - 3 eggs 1 fert, none to transfer
April 2014 Icsi #2 - 5 eggs 3 fert, 1 transfer BFN. None frozen
Nov 2014 Icsi #3 - 8-10 eggs, 5 fert, 2 transfer BFN. None frozen
Jan 2015 Icsi #4 - 8-10 eggs, cancelled. Eggs lost from early ovulation before EC.

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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Roar79 » Thu May 21, 2015 7:18 am

Hi everyone!!

Yes it has been awhile for me,, which I'll explain a bit later,,

Hope- I did acupuncture back in 2012, I think it's great for ivf and for many others reasons too but I didn't enjoy it, perhaps I'm odd but it hurt ALOT! The acupuncturist did say I was highly sensitive to the needles but I just felt like I was more stressed lying there than relaxed. Every twitch of a muscle sent shooting pains down the needles,, and when she "tweaked" them I'd be in sweats,,, I did do if for 6 mths (sucker for punishment!) but ended up giving it away. I did also have my 1st ivf positive whilst doing it too,,, so??? How did your app with the clinic go? Love that your DH is so positive and supportive,, I don't know what I'd do without mine. Has he had a sample done? I'm sure he has considering what you have been through.

Mandy- any news? See u Shld have started with dr sher for a second round?

Rebcat - how are you going? July feels so far away, feels like all we ever do in this 'industry' is wait,, which is difficult for an impatient Gemini like myself. I find the counseling is helping me,, just to reassure myself by someone external of my family that I am doing all I can. It's easy for loved ones to tell you what you want to hear, but a brutally honest approach and answer from a "stranger" has oddly enough made me more accepting of my situation. I have only ever used gonal-f for stiming and have always responded well to it. Easy to admin and to use.

Herman- a cruise sounds like a great plan, I hope you have 'recovered' (sorry I can't think of a better word) from the negative. Going through all that and getting a negative really does hurt, so many times I was DONE after the negatives but gradually as the months passed I came back to IVF,, time does help heal.

And for my absence,,, so the day of feeling flat and deflated I took a test and it was stark white NEGATIVE! Cue, red wine that night and the following night,, Saturday morning woke up and tHought am taking a test as I'm on lucrin (lupron) and IF there is something there I don't want to take more drugs that actually suppress estrogen and progesterone (the two things that need to build to hold a pregnancy) so I took a test and it was instantly positive :shock: . Holy crap! Cue now,, a quiet panic,, rang clinic, went for a late blood test which they rushed through,, problem being IF it's areal pregnancy then I was to not take my 8:30am lucrin shot,,, IF it was a false positive I needed to take the shot as to not stuff up my ivf cycle starting in 3 days!!! As I was 3 days early my hcg level of 60 wasn't too bad, back in2 days later and 143,,,my clinic tracks levels until 7 wks,,, so Mondays and Thursday were total anxiety ridden days (3 of my 4 losses have been recognized due to sub-optimal hcg rises)
13dpo-60hcg
15dpo- 143hcg
18dpo- 662hcg
22dpo- 3324
25dpo- 9072
29dpo 27159
32dpo- 44587
Levels have been the best I've seen for me....
At 7 weeks we had a scan and I was measuring to date with a heartbeat of 143bpm. Today at 8wks &2 days we saw my OBGyn and had another scan,, measuring 8wks &3 days with 168bpm,,,, and this is where I am. In normal land of no losses or ivf or surgeries or endo or MTHFR or natural killer cells I'd be jumping for joy and ecstatic but alas that's not my life,,, our last preg ended @10wks with a D&C but the growth stopped @8wks &3 days,, I'm seeing the OBGyn again next Thursday for a quick scan,, my anxiety and stress levels today were through the roof,, I couldn't even look at the ultra sound screen,, goodness re-reading this and I haven't even written a compete sentence,, many commas!!! I have wanted to post for so long but I didn't want to jinx myself,, which is totally nuts,, we have only told our parents as we have needed them to help out with our little boy,, I'm feeling sick, tired, hormonal, sore, etc and I can't get the smile off my face,, bring it all on!

So that's my news,, a natural conception after 3&1/2yrs of trying, 2&1/2 of ivf! Shock doesn't even cover it :shock:

Hope to hear how you all are,, still wondering about Annisa,,
Adventurer I read your updates on other threads, you seem to be going along really well 30 weeks soon!

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2009- diagnosed endo via lap
2010- live birth no meds
2012- lap 2- preg 2 - loss #1 @7wks
2013- IVF 1- preg3 - loss #2 @7wks
FET- preg 4 - loss #3 @8wks
Diag w MTHFR & septum (corrected via surgery)
FET- neg
2014 - IVF 2 - neg
FET - neg
FET - preg 5 - loss #4 @10wks
Meds- Aspirin, Vit Bs etc, MTHFR folate, clexane, prednisolone
Lap #5 - septum recorrected, more endo removed
On estrogen for 4 weeks & HSG SCHEUDLED to view septum 'healing'
Feb- checked septum. Hasn't healed. 3rd and final surgery correction.
Ivf #3 - April/May- our last try
Natural preg #6 whilst on down reg lucrin for cycle #3
Heartbeat @7wks 143bpm, 8wks, 9wks, 10 wks YAY!
12 wk scan -TICK! Told family
19 wk anatomy scan - TICK!
Due December 29th 2015
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Adventurer » Thu May 21, 2015 3:19 pm

Roar!!!!!! OMG!!!! :happyforyou: :happyforyou: :happyforyou: :happyforyou:

Congratulations!!!! :belly: :pregnant2:
Me - 41
DF - 35
AMH 23.8 pmol/L
Supplements: Ubiquinol 600 mg, Folate, vit D3, vit C, vit E, vit B6, Omega-3, royal jelly, L-Arginine, Chinese herbs
Acupuncture: 2x/week
IUI #1 (1/14): Femara 12.5 mg CD3-7, 3 follies, BFN
IVF #1 (2/14): 7 eggs - 5 fertilized with ICSI - 4 blasts biopsied for PGS/4 snowbabies - 1 abnormal, 3 no result
IVF #2: (4/14) 19 eggs - 13 fertilized with ICSI, 5 blasts/snowbabies
IVF #3: (6/14) 16 eggs - 10 fertilized with ICSI, 4 blasts/snowbabies
IVF #4: (8/14) 33 eggs - 27 mature - 22 fertilized with ICSI, 2 day 5 blasts transferred - BFN, 10 snowbabies, 4 remaining PGS normals
FET #1: (11/14) single embryo transfer - :bfp: at 5dp5dt
Beta #1 at 8dp5dt 134
Beta #2 at 10dp5dt 383
Beta #3 at 12dp5dt 955
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Hope2015 » Fri May 22, 2015 5:39 am

I loved reading your post Roar and then towards the end your news is FANTASTIC.... :rofl:
:yay: :belly:

Wishing you all the best now on this step towards your next US!

Miracles can happen

We had our appointment with our specialist at the clinic and after our discussions she has given us another go ahead for a cycle. The last cycle I had was awful and I realised that I really didn't cope with the down-reg drugs (synarel). I also found out that I had 3 large follicles where I thought I had much more!
Now she wants to put me on the Orgalutran instead of Puregon and get me off any down reg drugs. What a relief!!! Dh was more keen on starting again soon - more so that I am. I do want to get my body up to scratch and esp mentally prepared.

I also have made a move in seeing a gynaecologist to check anything else that I may of missed... The ivf clinics seem to rush things through and just get you onto another cycle and I somewhat think that there's something else I can check. I suppose I want to do all I can in this stage of TTC. I want a child now in this time of my life so I want the knowledge and information to achieve it.

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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Roar79 » Fri May 29, 2015 5:55 am

Hello!

Thank you Adventurer. Yes a big massive OMG for sure!!!

Hope- good to hear your specialist app went well. Have you started? If so How is the Oraglutran going? I've never heard of it,, I think it's a great idea to get body body and MIND prepared. It's not something to jump into again and again and again ever so lightly.

Great idea with the gyneo too. My specialist is an Endo, gyneo & fertility specialist, so felt he always had thing covered. Have you had a hysteroscopy? It's good to look inside the uterus for septum, adhesions and scarring that would prevent implantation.
Also having a lap could be an idea?? Won't lie the 1st 24hrs after isn't pleasant but I have found its worth it to see what's going on inside. From my 5 Laps I have had, I have fallen naturally 3 times soon after. My surgeon (my specialist) is amazing though!! Also,, have they mentioned the steroid prednisolone? There is the ' Bondi Protocol' that uses this and clexane (and something else which I'm not up to date with) that is suppose to help with implantation. I'm on both the steroid and clexane still @9wks preg and will continue to be until 12wks plus,,, I have used these drugs since my 3rd embryo transfer and have had implantation twice,, I think?? Anyways I may be mentioning things you are already aware of. So I apologise if you know of these things or have tried them. I suppose my last suggestion would be the day 21 'endometrial scratching',, so one week prior to IVF day 1 you go in and have a scratching. Which is essentially a d&c to rejuvenate the lining. Again,, I've fallen 3 times from this op. (Many times I have a lap, hysteroscopy and d&c in one surgery,, recovery horrid but I like to be efficient! ;-))
Good luck with it all,, keep me posted.

And me,,,, still preggers @9 weeks & 3 days,,, had a scare on Tuesday. Picked my little boy up from school, it was his 5th birthday, and as I sat in the car felt a gush,, blood through to the seat. Cue panic. Rang the OB and she said to come for a scan,, 2&1/2hrs later,, very emotional and distraught. Thought that it was over again for the 5th time. Anyways. Scan went well. I have (had) a clot under the sac,, so I have been on 'rest' since. I have since stopped bleeding and have had another scan yesterday. And everything went well. Heartbeat and measuring to date. God love my OB for her dedication towards me,, have to say i can't fault the medical system where I am. So,, I'm still pregnant and will go back next week for the 10wk scan,, last time @10wks we failed to see the heartbeat so naturally the stress is continuing. I'm going for hypnosis next week, yes grasping @ straws here!!!, for some stress relief etc,, my husband goes monthly and he swears by it.

Hope everyone else is going well and things are progressing well for you all.
2009- diagnosed endo via lap
2010- live birth no meds
2012- lap 2- preg 2 - loss #1 @7wks
2013- IVF 1- preg3 - loss #2 @7wks
FET- preg 4 - loss #3 @8wks
Diag w MTHFR & septum (corrected via surgery)
FET- neg
2014 - IVF 2 - neg
FET - neg
FET - preg 5 - loss #4 @10wks
Meds- Aspirin, Vit Bs etc, MTHFR folate, clexane, prednisolone
Lap #5 - septum recorrected, more endo removed
On estrogen for 4 weeks & HSG SCHEUDLED to view septum 'healing'
Feb- checked septum. Hasn't healed. 3rd and final surgery correction.
Ivf #3 - April/May- our last try
Natural preg #6 whilst on down reg lucrin for cycle #3
Heartbeat @7wks 143bpm, 8wks, 9wks, 10 wks YAY!
12 wk scan -TICK! Told family
19 wk anatomy scan - TICK!
Due December 29th 2015
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Sat May 30, 2015 3:08 pm

Big prayers to you Roar! So happy for you and sending lots of positive thoughts for your healthy pregnancy. We are starting another round of IVF. Just started 1st day of AFB so BC is to follow with a full cycle of meds. Just bought a house and in the process of moving....needless to say, life keeps us going even with all this infertility sTuff. Hope you all are well!
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Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
FET #1- Sep 8th, transferred 2, :bfp: Beta #1--995, #2--3773! u/s-- 2 Oct, singleton, Herman2!
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:26 pm

Hi everyone

Wow, Roar that is amazing news. Such a roller coaster of emotions for you. I guess that's the reality for us that actually getting pregnant is just the first hurdle. I hope your ten week scan went well and that all is good. Sending lots of good thoughts your way. Please let this work xxx

Herman, good luck with starting your next cycle. You are doing so well to pick up and carry on. Every roll of the dice increases the odds.

Hope, have you had your gynae apt yet?

AFM, I started the ocp a few days ago and will be starting buserelin inj around June 24th. I am doing my first acupuncture the week before I start injections, two sessions, then one a week til transfer if that ever happens. Feeling pretty sad and flat at the moment. I just dont want to be going through this again :(
Me 37, DH 39 , TTC#1 since 2009 :(
IVF #1 Oct 2010 - BFN
FET Feb 2011 - BFP, low hcg, m/c
IVF #2 Nov 2011 - BFN
IVF #3 Apr 2012 - BFN
IVF #4 2013 -BFN
IVF #5 2014 -BFN
Donor IUI x 4 2014 - BFN x 4
IVF #6, July 2015 - shocking BFP!
HCG day 14 - 150
HCG day 17 - 800
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Hope2015 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:24 am

Hello

Haven't started a new cycle.. I felt I needed some time to get myself prepared, thats right.
I did have the gyno appointment and she decided to give me prescriptions for dhea, b complex, an oral powder mix mainly with magnesium. Ive been taking the Chinese herbs as well... that taste awful and Royal Jelly + iron and coq10 when I feel tired.
Gyno sent me straight to an Endo specialist and got me to make an appointment and suggested I should have a lap to rule that out. Im not sure what a hysteroscopy is but I dont think so.
She was a little annoyed that no other doctor has checked my uterus more closely.

Got my AF last night.. we managed to go for a drive at the National Park for a bush walk. Really nice!
My AF arrived a month from the last which im really pleased about.

Rebcat the feelings of sadness is so real. I go through these bouts now and then but as long as they are just short thoughts. Im learning to think of fun, interesting things when it happens or switch the thoughts to anything else.

Thanks Roar, gosh no your information is so valuable, hearing what youve tried and what procedures youve been through, especially as we're all living in different countries and each doc is doing something different! We need eachothers information.
:D your pregnancy is going well from the sound of things.

Herman hope youre travelling well.

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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Roar79 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:19 am

Hi everyone,

Herman2- Thank you for the prayers. So far so good for us. Are you still on BC? Or have you started stims? Moving is always a great way to take your mind off of things,, we moved over Easter last year and I was stimming,, 4 days into the new house I did egg collection. Can't say it was easy but we got through it. I have learnt that Life must move on with infertility otherwise things get put on hold and life stands still and all of a sudden life is lived by cycles and meds,, it took us a long time to get to the point of sometimes putting fertility on the back burner (somewhat) when other things needed to happen. Life lessons and all that,, I agree with Rebcat- every time you go for another cycle you are increasing the odds. It sadly can just be a numbers game full of luck,,

Rebcat- you must have started acupuncture by now, how have you found it? I'm sorry to hear you are feeling this way about the next cycle but I dont blame you at all. Every additional cycle that you do just takes the 'excitement' out of it. For my first few (I have only done 2 fresh, but 4 FETs) transfers I was so positive and excited. For our final one I remember sitting there wondering what I was even doing., 6th time,, it does make you get very 'hardened' by the process. And positivity goes out the window. But again,, every time IS different and like Hope Said, as long as the thoughts are short thoughts and they don't become your ONLY thoughts,, again easier said than done. June 24th will be here soon enough and I really hope excitement and positivity surrounded your thoughts and cycle.

Hope- the gyno app sounded like it was very productive. Chinese herbs.. You are very brave! I tried Chinese herbs once (had to cook them up and have as a tea) OH MY GOD! I couldn't do it,, it was like bile. I honestly tried for two days but I had to stop,, so I am very impressed!! Have you scheduled a lap? A hysteroscopy is when they go inside your uterus to look for adhesions, scarring and a septum (this has been a big issue for me, 3 surgeries to correct the septum) if there is any sign of these things implantation is hindered and if something sticks but on scarring tissue, adhesions or septum miscarriage is high as there is no blood flow in these areas. They can do both @ once,, just depends on what you want. I am with the gyno in that thought , the uterus is the home of the embryo,, it's the first thing I would check out if I had my time again, but hindsight is such a wonderful thing.

And today we had our 12 wk scan. All went very well. Measuring and heartbeat great. And the bloods, scan and my 'stats' have given us a low risk of genetic disorder (downs, trisomy 13&18). We did the scan for peace of mind and knowing where we were at. I see the OB in 2 weeks (as I'm a very high maintenance patient ;-)) and then I'm hoping to become dull and boring. My steroids are to decrease as of tomorrow. Oh have a vitamin D deficiency (think the steroids inhibit vitamin d absorption?) so I'm on supplement, sunbaking and eating lots of mackerel, salmon and herring etc,, and I have been off the clexane & aspirin for 3 weeks due my bleed @9wks and won't be going back on those (makes me nervous but it's time to have faith in the OB). Still feeling emotional, sick, tired etc that goes with the early stages but still smiling,, haven't and won't complain ever!

Always checking for updates with you all. And thinking of you too. This has to be one of life's biggest and hardest lessons,, stay positive xx
2009- diagnosed endo via lap
2010- live birth no meds
2012- lap 2- preg 2 - loss #1 @7wks
2013- IVF 1- preg3 - loss #2 @7wks
FET- preg 4 - loss #3 @8wks
Diag w MTHFR & septum (corrected via surgery)
FET- neg
2014 - IVF 2 - neg
FET - neg
FET - preg 5 - loss #4 @10wks
Meds- Aspirin, Vit Bs etc, MTHFR folate, clexane, prednisolone
Lap #5 - septum recorrected, more endo removed
On estrogen for 4 weeks & HSG SCHEUDLED to view septum 'healing'
Feb- checked septum. Hasn't healed. 3rd and final surgery correction.
Ivf #3 - April/May- our last try
Natural preg #6 whilst on down reg lucrin for cycle #3
Heartbeat @7wks 143bpm, 8wks, 9wks, 10 wks YAY!
12 wk scan -TICK! Told family
19 wk anatomy scan - TICK!
Due December 29th 2015
Born 18th December 2015- girl - Georgia
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:04 am

Hi everyone

Roar, so glad to hear that everything is going well for you and baby. I came on especially to see if you had posted an update. It must be such a thrilling feeling, along with all the anxiety. As you say, you just have to have faith in your doctor, but never be afraid to be the high maintenance patient and be part of any decisions that are made.

Yes, I have started acupuncture now. I did two sessions last week and then will do one a week for the rest of my cycle, then before and after embryo transfer, if that happens. I don't feel anything with it -is that expected? I started my buserelin three days ago. I don't know if it is related or not, but I have been feeling really unwell since then - very nauseous and sore stomach. I add in testosterone patches at the end of next week, then menopur and gonal f at the end of the following week. Last day of ocp on Monday which I am glad about as I hate taking them. So I guess I have left the start line... please let it work this time.

Herman, Hope, any news from you girls? Would love to hear how everyone is going and Roar, please keep us updated how you are doing.
Me 37, DH 39 , TTC#1 since 2009 :(
IVF #1 Oct 2010 - BFN
FET Feb 2011 - BFP, low hcg, m/c
IVF #2 Nov 2011 - BFN
IVF #3 Apr 2012 - BFN
IVF #4 2013 -BFN
IVF #5 2014 -BFN
Donor IUI x 4 2014 - BFN x 4
IVF #6, July 2015 - shocking BFP!
HCG day 14 - 150
HCG day 17 - 800
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:24 pm

I started a reply a few days and got distracted.

Glad to hear you are doing well, Roar. I look forward to a lot of updates as you get into your 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

Rebcat, looks like we are on similar timing. I just started my stims ronight. Antagonist protocol again, but much higher doses. Starting with Menapur and Gonal-f. Looking at a retrieval around the 9th of July then they are still planning to biopsy and freeze, but will see. I'm doing acupunture as well. I've been doing it off and on for about a year. I think it did help with last cycle. the first 2 IVF cycles I only went to day 3 and transfered, last cycle was a day 5. I really don't feel any different except that some of the treatments make me fall asleep, especially the thyroid treatment my acupuncturist does on me. She has me on DHEA, 75mg and 5mi melatonin as well. She says it's good for folI development. My baseline was 23 folies, which is much better than last time around.

We just moved into our new house this week. We've been slow leaking the move but had a group of people move most of the heavy furniture last weekend. Now I'm surrounded by boxes and I can't find anything. It's lovely.

Please keep me updated. I've been thinking good thoughts for everyone.
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Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
FET #1- Sep 8th, transferred 2, :bfp: Beta #1--995, #2--3773! u/s-- 2 Oct, singleton, Herman2!
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:44 am

Hi ladies,
Just a short note to let you know I'm nearing the end of my stims and looking to trigger on Wed or Thurs. Follicle development is much better this round. They are tracking 20 eggs which is almost double the last cycle. I'll keep you a updated as we go into the week. I hope you are all well.
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Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
FET #1- Sep 8th, transferred 2, :bfp: Beta #1--995, #2--3773! u/s-- 2 Oct, singleton, Herman2!
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:03 pm

I'm triggering tonight with the retrieval scheduled for Friday morning. However, my progesterone levels are too high (1.75 and over 1.0 for the last several days) so my doctor is converting this to a full frozen cycle.

In theory this is no different than planned. We are supposed to do genetic testing day 5 and then freeze, but we've never had any embryos make it that far. We've always defaulted to a day 3 or 5 transfer. So I kinda feel like this whole cycle might be just wasted. We had great development this time. Measuring 17 eggs, so I'm very happy about that, just hoping they are strong enough to survive to be frozen, then they have to survive being unfrozen, then they have to implant. And all of that after doing a FET cycle. Kinda stressing right now. We are $26K-ish into this. That doesn't help either.
TTC since 2005
Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
FET #1- Sep 8th, transferred 2, :bfp: Beta #1--995, #2--3773! u/s-- 2 Oct, singleton, Herman2!
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:03 am

17 eggs yesteady and waiting for a report today to see how many fertilized. I'll keep you updated.
TTC since 2005
Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
FET #1- Sep 8th, transferred 2, :bfp: Beta #1--995, #2--3773! u/s-- 2 Oct, singleton, Herman2!
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