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    esperan, I'm sorry to hear it didn't work out this time around. Please treat yourself gently and feel what you need to feel. And sorry for the delayed response

    Welcome, Loops, good luck for your first IVF cycle. We tried IUI a couple of times first but no dice. I wasn't comfortable going straight for about the most invasive baby-making procedure I could think of

    Good luck K1 and also welcome aboard. Your egg numbers and fertilisation rate are looking good!

    Seems like my puregon dosage is a bit low (100 units) in comparison to you and Cadence, but I'm in a bit of a risk category for OHSS, so I guess it's better to be safe than sorry! Still, worked last time, so it can't all be bad, just means a few extra days of stabbing myself in the guts, oh joy. Once you get over that particular mental hurdle, it's not actually so bad, I reckon



    PS, sorry for hijacking, Cadence, just wanted to wish everyone luck. I'm still new to the whole IVF thing too.

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    Cadence, wanna hold my hand??
    I am taking my first dose of Puregon tomorrow too. Such a huge step forward finally for me. Lots of mucking around with getting me down regulated.
    I am starting on 175 and have my stim scan booked for the 1st of May. Hoping time flies by and we can get good news on the follies and eggies and bt's.

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    Hi all,
    Don't worry Meo, more than welcome don't stress about hijacking am glad that this thread has provided support for people!
    Loops- good luck for your appointment on Thurs, thinking of you hope all goes well.
    SROSE, yes let's hold hands and go through this together, hopefully at the end of it all we will be celebrating our BFP'S together.
    Good luck and best wishes to everyone else.

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    Thanks Cadence... its nice to have hands held along the way. I have primed my puregon pen tonight ready for the morning dose. I'm just hoping its as easy as the Lucrin injections.

    First one is always the most nerve wracking I think, so once tomorrow is done we should be on our way.

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    Hey y'all! I have to say thanks to all you lovely ladies in this thread, I'm really feeling at home here. It's good to find some others who are "new" to the LTTTC thing, IYKWIM?

    Loops, how did your appointment go today? I hope you got some good advice and it helps with your decision making process.

    Cadence, S'Rose, just wondering on your higher dosage of puregon - do you take it all at once or in two injections? I only have the one in the evening, but only on half your dose. S'Rose's comment about getting the morning needle ready kinda confused me.

    I'm going ok, got my follicle scan tomorrow morning, and then the rest of the day free which will be nice. I feel like my midriff is expanding by the hour though, quite bloated today and have discovered that I have to wear my jeans to work as that's all that fits at present! Luckily they're not too concerned about it.

    Good luck, ladies, and I'll be back tomorrow with an update for you all

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    Meo - Sorry hun, I take my Puregon in the morning, thats all I meant. And yes all in one dose, I found it stings a little but the advice I was given was to apply pressure to the spot to ease it. I actually feel like I am on a moderate dose actually, a lot of the women I've followed have been on up to 300 units a day, and I can say that would not be at all easy. I'm glad that you get to take it easy with your dose though, I worry about OHSS terribly already.
    ps. on a completely unrelated matter... there's a BB request to reset your mood, they want everyone to do it so they can complete a fix - there's a thread about it in the messages from BB section. Just a head's up

    My injection was pretty okay today, its still a fine needle and easy to do. The clicking pen is a little off putting and I didn't like the stinging but I think I will be better at it tomorrow, at least a lot less nervous.

    Cadence - How have you gone hun?

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    Hi ladies,
    How are you all?
    I just did my puregon shot (Meo I am only on one shot of 200, my three previous ov induction cycles the highest dose I have had was 125 and it took 3 weeks or injections to get a decent follicle so maybe that's the reason for the higher dose?) I have decided to take the injections in the evening this time, previously I did the morning but felt too rushed when having to get ready for work so am doing it at night this time.
    Thanks for asking about me Srose and I hope all continues to go well, my needle didn't hurt at all but it was difficult to push, felt like it took forever to get back to zero.
    Meo I am looking forward to hearing about your scan tomorrow!
    Hope everyone else is doing well.
    Take care

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    Hi Ladies

    Thanks for your support and for asking about yesterday.

    Well - we will be starting IVF in July, with most of it happening towards the end of July. Through Monash IVF but going to Sale. Not ICSI, like I thought just normal IVF. I thought we'd have better chances with ICSI but apparently not.
    I was a bit upset that I have to wait for so long but its because I didnt want to go into the city for it.

    Ive been on Puregon injections with the IUI so I'm not too nervous about that side of things, just the rest.

    But GL to you lovely ladies with your injections etc and everything.
    Will be thinking of you all. x
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    Hi Loops,
    Thanks for the update! I know it is very frustrating having to wait so long but I am sure that the time will fly. It is all a waiting game, waiting to start IVF, two week wait, then waiting to tell people until after the first trimester!!!!
    Oh well, best of luck for it all, maybe you will fall pregant naturally in the mean time?Take care of yourself and keep us posted.

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    Just thought I'd pop into this thread to wish you all luck on the IVF rollercoaster! It can be so challenging at all the steps along the way and it's great to have this site where we can share.
    I am just embarking on a new cycle...nearly finished the pill and will start sniffing soon ...here's hoping success is very close for us all

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    Hi Girls, sorry for disappearing for a while... good to see more people joining us to share feelings! Thanks Cadence for opening this thread!!
    Like possums said it is a great support in such challenging moment we are all going through ...
    I'm now on the pill just waiting to start on sniffer in approx. 1 week... (possums maybe we will start sniffer same time?) It will be now my second cycle... not scared of needles anymore... My dose seems to be the lower than everyone else 150...

    K1 hope all goes well for you on Sunday!!

    Meo How did you go with your scan?

    Loops as Cadence said time flies... I remember when I was going to start my first cycle last year and my doctor told me that my ovary cyst was too big and I had to wait 2 months to do a laparoscopy and more 3 months recovery until I could start an IVF cycle...seemed forever....but here I am on my second IVF cycle already!!

    Cadence and S'rose I have fingers crossed for you! Hope all goes well on your first cycle!!

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    just one more thing... sorry for my spelling mistakes... english is not my first language...

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    esperan- yes, we will be similar, i start the synarel next wednesday i think it is (will have to double check my timetable!)...it all feels a bit less daunting this time round, although i am of course just as nervous about the final result!

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    Meo - How did your scan go yesterday? I hope your belly is not too uncomfortable with the bloating.

    Cadence - Glad it went well and it does feel like you are there for a while pushing. Glad you don't feel rushed with taking it now, I am sure that helps with making everything less stressful.

    Loops - Has anyone suggested Menevit for your DH, lots of FS's seem to recommend it for improving sperm quality. I'm sorry you have to wait so long for your IVF, are you considering doing more IUI in the mean time? Is Sale closer, or just easier to get to for you both? Just wondering is all. My greatest piece of advice for IVF is to expect it NOT to go to plan, so if it does its great, and if it doesn't, its not stressful for you

    Esperan - Congrats on almost being back on the rollercoaster, sounds like you have had one heck of time getting back to IVF, so thats great news that you are almost ready to start again.

    Emma - Glad to see you ready to get back into a cycle. I hope this round is kind to you in every way hun.

    Me: Had a whoopsie yesterday morning, Lucrin needle wouldn't go in anywhere so had to use force which made me feel faint. Then had to do the puregon as well. Felt quite ill from that yesterday.
    Today was fine, but was still quite white trying to do it. I am not a lover of seeing needles going in, so having it be stubborn was oh so bad. And I have to do it because DH can't even talk about needles without being icky. But I got there. Can't wait to get to scan day already.
    And the bloating has already begun which is apparently normal for some women. How wonderful lol.

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    Cadence - Yes it is all a waiting game isnt it. Thanks - I will keep you posted. GL to you with your IVF cycle.

    Possums - , wishing you all the best

    Esperan - Thanks - Im sure it will come around pretty quickly. GL to you x
    Don't worry your english is fine.

    S'rose - Sale and the city are about the same distance for us but I much prefer to travel on the country roads rather than through the city. Also if I went to the city I would have a different specialist - not Mac T. So I stuck to what I was comfortable with I suppose. I don't think we will do IUI in the mean time just because it might be a waste of money and we might be just best to save for the IVF costs.
    Thanks for the advice re: Menevit DH is already taking it - hopefully that will work and by some miracle it might happen naturally.

    Thanks for all your support everyone.
    Take care x
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    Hello, ladies!

    Welcome Possum, this is definitely the place to be. I'm feeling good for all of us this cycle!

    Esperan, don't worry about the typos, your English is fine.

    Loops, we're cheering you on and hoping the wait goes quickly! I also prefer driving on country roads. We're living in Melb atm, but have a farm near Bendigo too. Spent 8 hours on the road travelling around the northern parts of the state on Saturday! Heathcote (farm) to friends' house in Maldon, to visit my dad in Daylesford. Quite exhausting when DH still can't drive at night . . .

    S'rose - I've had some needle issues of late too. I'm only on a little does (100 units) but I've found that the last couple of nights when I go to stab myself, just touching the needle to my skin stings when normally I don't feel it. So I also have to force the damn thing in, but I keep telling myself it's worth it! Also, I did see about the mood change request but I can't find where to reset it? Have they taken it off everyone's profile unless you're a paid member? I'll go look at the other forum

    As for me - Friday's scan looked OK, had another this morning (and another is scheduled for Wed at 7.45am! I appreciate the out of my office hours, but . . . ). I'm a bit behind where I was at the same point last cycle, so it looks like I'll be on the same dose, just a few days longer this time. So egg pick up might be Friday, if my clinic does them on Fridays. I'll ask on Wed. Or we might wait until Monday next week. So I'm still playing the waiting game . . .

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    Meo - what a pest that you have to wait a bit longer. And I hear you on those needles absolutely. Bodies can be crazy without warning huh! Have lots of things crossed that you will be able to get the green light Wed morning (that's seriously early for sure).
    Hmmm, they may have changed the mood thingy, when I used to click it to change mood it always had a reset mood at the very top of the box that opened. Thats all you need to do and you'll then be mood blanked... such a pity to have lost it for a while.

    Loops - I have to admit I would rather the country roads too if I had to travel. So apart from the annoying wait, it sounds that bit less stressful so thats always good news. I hope that the menevit is enough to give you that natural miracle too.

    Me: waiting waiting waiting til Friday. Counting down how many needles until then, and trying to get through the headaches which seem to be getting progressively worse atm. Not looking forward to work tomorrow, as my eyes get sore and dry with them so a day of computer work can't be helpful. I'd just really really like good news on Friday. It would be a pleasant change.

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    Cadence, S'rose and Meo
    Looks like things are very close to happen for you girls!
    Good Luck!

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