April IVF anyone?

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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Yellow578 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:21 pm

Hi all I'm back :) I had 4 frozen at 6day, 2AA and 2 BB. They defrosted the two strongest and transferred them this morning so I'm in the dreaded tww.

EmWaz - so curious if you're going to be having twins! Either way let us know and congrats! I'm hoping to follow in your footsteps since we are 50k usd in and can't afford another cycle....as well as the physical and emotional tolls!

Panda - is your transfer still on for this weekend? We can over analyze every symptom together :)

Everyone else hi! Keep us updated so we can all continue to provide support! Let's pray for everyone on this thread to graduate to the pregnancy board soon!!
Me 38 low AMH and DOR
DH 38 and perfect!
TTC for second
IUI #1 letrazole menopur trigger November 2013 BFN
double IUI #2&3 lupron menopur estradiol trigger progesterone January 27/28 (trigger on 1/26/2014)
BFP on 2/8 on HPT
IUI #1 11/23/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #2 12/17/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #3 3/4/2016 menopur, trigger, progesterone
BFN 3/12 (10DPIUI)
IUI #4 7/2016 BFN
IVF #1 12/2016 menopur gonal f cetrotide progesterone
12 eggs 9'mature 7 fertilized with ICSI
Fresh transfer of 3-3 day embryos BFN
IVF #2 3/2017 lupron, menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope
ER 3/10 20 eggs 12 fertilized without ICSI but with co-culture
4 blasts frozen on day 6.
5/5/2017 Transferred 2 grade AA
5/16/2017 HCG 981
5/18/2017 HCG 2099
5/23/2017 first u/s!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby EmWaz78 » Sat May 06, 2017 5:03 am

Hi Yellow! Sending you sticky vibes! I am feeling okay. Some waves of dizziness and nausea occasionally, but knock on wood I haven't actually been sick. I do get this weird metallic taste in the back of my mouth after I eat anything, so that isn't super fun. Gum helps a little bit. I am getting anxious for my ultrasound. Hurry up Tuesday (except actually don't I need my weekend!)
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Yellow578 » Sat May 06, 2017 11:30 am

lol I'm the same I'm like why is the weekend going by so slow. First time for all things I suppose . I'm so curious to know if it's going to be two!
Me 38 low AMH and DOR
DH 38 and perfect!
TTC for second
IUI #1 letrazole menopur trigger November 2013 BFN
double IUI #2&3 lupron menopur estradiol trigger progesterone January 27/28 (trigger on 1/26/2014)
BFP on 2/8 on HPT
IUI #1 11/23/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #2 12/17/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #3 3/4/2016 menopur, trigger, progesterone
BFN 3/12 (10DPIUI)
IUI #4 7/2016 BFN
IVF #1 12/2016 menopur gonal f cetrotide progesterone
12 eggs 9'mature 7 fertilized with ICSI
Fresh transfer of 3-3 day embryos BFN
IVF #2 3/2017 lupron, menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope
ER 3/10 20 eggs 12 fertilized without ICSI but with co-culture
4 blasts frozen on day 6.
5/5/2017 Transferred 2 grade AA
5/16/2017 HCG 981
5/18/2017 HCG 2099
5/23/2017 first u/s!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby pandagrl » Mon May 08, 2017 6:01 am

Hi guys, so I had my transfer yesterday! 4 of my embies made it to day 5 and one was clearly the winner as a 1BB. By the time of the transfer it had progressed to a 2BB so I'm praying that it's still growing now that it's inside me. The lab just called to let me know that two of my other embies made it to blast today and will be frozen. They are a 4CB and 4BC. I'm feeling super hopeful and positive.

Mcglupe, we had to freeze the eggs because my partner couldn't produce sperm! Can you imagine? :roll: I could have killed him.

Yellow, yay, congrats on your transfer! Cycle buddies :) Do you think you'll test? I'm gonna try not to but I'm not making any promises. I think I can definitely hold out until the weekend, lol. My beta test is next Tuesday which seems not so far away... When's yours?

Emwaz, how's it going? I'm excited for your ultrasound tomorrow!
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby mglupe1979 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:26 am

Oh pandagrl i would have kill him lol. I thought they would collect a sample two days prior just encase.
Congratulation on your embies. So exited.
How are u feeling?
Emwaz how are u feeling?
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Yellow578 » Mon May 08, 2017 12:55 pm

panda - my beta is next Tuesday too! Does that mean I could test earlier since my transfer was this past Friday? I'll take that as a yes :) Augh... what are you doing to keep occupied? I'm busy googling everything and TRYING to work.

how's everyone else's monday going? i couldn't sleep last night so i'm EXHAUSTED today.

how do you guys feel about traveling in the first trimester? How about drinking alcohol and soft cheeses, sushi, and cured meats? I had some steak tartare last night but only two bites...
Me 38 low AMH and DOR
DH 38 and perfect!
TTC for second
IUI #1 letrazole menopur trigger November 2013 BFN
double IUI #2&3 lupron menopur estradiol trigger progesterone January 27/28 (trigger on 1/26/2014)
BFP on 2/8 on HPT
IUI #1 11/23/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #2 12/17/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #3 3/4/2016 menopur, trigger, progesterone
BFN 3/12 (10DPIUI)
IUI #4 7/2016 BFN
IVF #1 12/2016 menopur gonal f cetrotide progesterone
12 eggs 9'mature 7 fertilized with ICSI
Fresh transfer of 3-3 day embryos BFN
IVF #2 3/2017 lupron, menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope
ER 3/10 20 eggs 12 fertilized without ICSI but with co-culture
4 blasts frozen on day 6.
5/5/2017 Transferred 2 grade AA
5/16/2017 HCG 981
5/18/2017 HCG 2099
5/23/2017 first u/s!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Mon May 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Hey girls!
Just stopping in because I didn't want you to think I had completely disappeared.
I had my "long lupron" egg retrieval last Thursday, and it went very well. They collected 37(!) follicles, 21 of which were mature and fertilized, resulting in 8 blastocysts, a little over half of which are "perfect" or nearly perfect, which is a big deal for us since our embryos have generally been mid to low grade in our 2 previous retrievals. Unfortunately, this Med protocol did me wrong on the other side of the retrieval and my estrogen spiked, giving me a severe case of OHSS that ended up making me one of the few who end up being hospitalized with trouble breathing due to that big old swollen OHSS belly! I luckily only spent about 36 hours in the hospital, where my fertility clinic has privilidges and was about to check in on me, and I was discharged to my clinic where they ended up doing a procedure to tap off some of the excess fluid with the same instrument that they collect follicles with during retrieval...the only down side was that I was awake for it and it wasn't the most comfortable procedure, but they removed a liter of fluid (there was more to remove, but they didn't want to remove too much and make my blood pressure tank) and after another day or two at home I was back to breathing comfortably, and I feel like a million bucks now!
Obviously my hopes of a fresh transfer were a little dashed, but my 8 embryos are waiting for us on ice until a transfer in late July/early August. So, fingers crossed for an April baby (or even March twins!)
It sounds like you ladies are rolling right along and lots of good stuff is happening! My account has taken to locking me out for no reason, so if I disappear again, that's probably why, but I wanted you all to know that my fingers are crossed for you all!
Me, 32; Mild Endo, cystic ovaries, wonky hormones
DH, 32; High count, low motility % and low morphology
TTC #1 since Summer '15

IUI with Clomid(100mg), Estridol - April 2016 - BFN
IVF/FET #1- July/August/September - 2 embryo transfer -
BFN with no frozen embryos left
IVF/FET #2- November/December - Single embryo transfer scheduled for Dec 21st!
5dpt BFP! Beta #1 9dpo: 39.9; Beta #2 12dpo 135!
m/c at 7 weeks.
FET#3 scheduled for March 14th
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby pandagrl » Tue May 09, 2017 5:57 am

Thanks for the update Puddles, so sorry to hear about the OHSS, it sounds horrible. But I'm really glad you're feeling better and recovering well and 8 high-grade embryos is so awesome!!! I'm sure your babies are in there :)

Mcglupe, yes the clinic recommended that he provide a sample in advance but it was $700 and he was confident he could produce the day of :doh:

Yellow, yay, same day betas! I'm going to try not to test... at least until the weekend. I'm scared of disappointment. So much so, in fact, that it might motivate me enough to just wait for the beta... but probably not, knowing my impatient self :)

I'm trying to stay busy and trying to work, not getting very much done though. I'm kind of just obsessing online with random IVF research and hoping the time goes by quickly. I'm actually not feeling very well. Yesterday I felt like I was coming down with a cold and I had a raging headache all day. I feel better today but I still have this awful headache. My boobs have been super sore since the day of the transfer but I'm sure this is just the progesterone kicking in. It's way too early for symptoms (though of course I'm secretly hoping these are all very early symptoms...)
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Yellow578 » Tue May 09, 2017 9:23 am

Puddles - augh the things we put our body through! I'm so glad you're doing ok, and you know what? YOU HAVE 8 BLASTS!!! And now you get to let your body rest and get back to normal. I ended up doing a fresh transfer for our first IVF because the embryos didn't look like they were going to make it to day 5. My personal opinion is that even if they were quality, my body was all out of wack. So now I'm glad I did a FET after letting my body get back to normal for the past two months and my hopefully future baby/babies will have grown in the best environment possible :) Come back when you're ready for transfer, we'll be here for you!

Panda - you're just like me! I literally can't focus at work and I was doing a google image search of the POAS progression by others. Apparently there are a bunch on Pinterest too! People start testing early and you can see when the positive line starts to show. LOL augh wish I could stop my mind from being so curious and impatient :D

EmWaz.. so curious for your update today!
Me 38 low AMH and DOR
DH 38 and perfect!
TTC for second
IUI #1 letrazole menopur trigger November 2013 BFN
double IUI #2&3 lupron menopur estradiol trigger progesterone January 27/28 (trigger on 1/26/2014)
BFP on 2/8 on HPT
IUI #1 11/23/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #2 12/17/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #3 3/4/2016 menopur, trigger, progesterone
BFN 3/12 (10DPIUI)
IUI #4 7/2016 BFN
IVF #1 12/2016 menopur gonal f cetrotide progesterone
12 eggs 9'mature 7 fertilized with ICSI
Fresh transfer of 3-3 day embryos BFN
IVF #2 3/2017 lupron, menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope
ER 3/10 20 eggs 12 fertilized without ICSI but with co-culture
4 blasts frozen on day 6.
5/5/2017 Transferred 2 grade AA
5/16/2017 HCG 981
5/18/2017 HCG 2099
5/23/2017 first u/s!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby EmWaz78 » Tue May 09, 2017 10:53 am

Update time!

There are definitely two! One is measuring about a day ahead and one is a day or so behind, but my Doc isn't worried because they both have heartbeats! I go back in a week! I am thrilled and terrified!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby pandagrl » Tue May 09, 2017 11:11 am

congrats Emwaz!!! :hb: :hb: I'm so super happy for you! Two perfect little beaners! I hope you enjoy every minute of this pregnancy. How are you feeling by the way? Any symptoms?

Yellow, I went to the drugstore at lunch to buy some things and ended up picking up an FRER :mrgreen: . I have a bunch of internet cheapie tests at home but I think IVF definitely warrants the splurge on an FRER. Now I just have to resist using it for at least a few more days.... its gonna be super hard!
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby mglupe1979 » Tue May 09, 2017 3:41 pm

Congratulation!!!!!yeah im so exited lets keep the go news coming. Ufff this tread is gaving me so much hope that one day i will be posting my bfp.
Emwaz you will do just great two embies yuuuupiiii.
Pandagrl let the duples continue. Not to much to wait, couple more days. For your great news.
Question did any of you took supplements prior to your egg retrival. I think i mention this. Im taken coq10 and dhea now for 45 days. I read that must women taken them for 90 days prior to there ivf.
Im hopping that two month for me will make a difference on my eggies.
Keep the positive news flooding this tread.
Happy 2018 babies!!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Yellow578 » Tue May 09, 2017 8:07 pm

EmWaz woohoooo omg I am sooo excited for you! Are you going to find out the genders? I have a friend that had fraternal twins thru IVF and they are so adorable. It's going to be amazing!

Panda - ugh confession - I've been testing with the cheap strips because I had leftovers. Bfn of course. I tested yesterday 3dp6dt and today. Now that I've taken the plunge I'll probably continue to test until our beta date. Ugh whyyyyy

Mg - where are you in your cycle? I took COq10 and vitamin d and prenatal vitamins. I also did acupuncture for a while but stopped since it got too expensive. We've literally spent over 50k in the last few months.

Anyway yes let's have all of us have positive news soon! And maybe multiples for all of us ;p
Me 38 low AMH and DOR
DH 38 and perfect!
TTC for second
IUI #1 letrazole menopur trigger November 2013 BFN
double IUI #2&3 lupron menopur estradiol trigger progesterone January 27/28 (trigger on 1/26/2014)
BFP on 2/8 on HPT
IUI #1 11/23/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #2 12/17/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #3 3/4/2016 menopur, trigger, progesterone
BFN 3/12 (10DPIUI)
IUI #4 7/2016 BFN
IVF #1 12/2016 menopur gonal f cetrotide progesterone
12 eggs 9'mature 7 fertilized with ICSI
Fresh transfer of 3-3 day embryos BFN
IVF #2 3/2017 lupron, menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope
ER 3/10 20 eggs 12 fertilized without ICSI but with co-culture
4 blasts frozen on day 6.
5/5/2017 Transferred 2 grade AA
5/16/2017 HCG 981
5/18/2017 HCG 2099
5/23/2017 first u/s!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby pandagrl » Wed May 10, 2017 5:52 am

Yellow, too funny! :D Keeping my fingers crossed that you start to see that second line soon! Are you feeling anything at all? I'm not feeling a thing and it's driving me crazy. I'm going to try to hold off testing until the weekend... let's see if I make it.
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby mglupe1979 » Wed May 10, 2017 2:52 pm

Yellow relax ufff easy to say that lol. Sorry i can imagine the level of anxiety you all are.
Im two weeks into the birth control pills to reduce 6 cyst on my ovaries crossing my fingers they all go away by next week. Im still feeling confuse i dont know if you all understand me but im feeling like im not ready and at the same time i dont want to continue waiting im scare i dont want to see another bfn ;(. Yellow im pretty close on how much we have invested on our baby that we have no clue if it would work. This is a 50 50 chance.
My husband is willing to try one more iui but i feel that if it has not work on the last 9 we have done. Its a gamble. I understand that the amount of money we need its a huge difference.
Im still trying to figure out what to do. The last conversation i had with the doc was for ivf i order all the medication im ready i just need about 10k more for retrieval plane ticket and hotel stay for atleast 2 weeks.
What you all think? Im under the unexplained infertility. Everything comes back normal
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