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Thread: Long Term TTC & Assisted Conception - April/May 2009

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    sorry to gatecrash the thread - just wanted my friends in here to know that I was thinking of them and sending my love and support!


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    I've just rung FS about AF taking too long to arrive! They know how impatient I am so they've told me to head in for a BT tomorrow morning! DH and I busting to get on the IVF train to get our BFP for 2009!!!! yeeehhhhaaaaa!!! can't believe how much i want to get back on the injections!! VERY SAD!!

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    Awwww Lou Kaz and I where so wishing this would be it for you two.
    Very sorry to hear all is looking like AF.

    I DID Post a realy big reply lastnight about costs involved with IVF and wishing you two do not have to do it at all etc etc but unfortunatly it got lost because Kaz was using too much bandwidth
    Anyway mate, Kaz and I will be here for you two 100% If you need us for anything!
    Come over one night and give her a JAB! If it will make you feel any better
    Best of luck with moving and for the future investigations onto the IVF road, May it be a very short one!

    AFU - Kaz started injecting on Sunday, so our BT and Ultra. will be on the Monday, and from there it all shoots like a rocket i have heard lol but realy it already has! Its just all the Pre-stuff that takes the most

    Goodluck Guys, Dave&Kaz

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    Hi Everyone,

    Jeez, such a busy place. It's hard to keep up!

    Welcome to all the newbies/returnees.

    Melissal - My FS said morphology only affected the sperms ability to actually penetrate the egg. ICSI overcomes that so you shouldn't have any problems.

    Loops/BOC - IVF with ICSI cost a little over $5000. Just got around $3000 of that back but I don't think I had quite reached the medicare threshold so you might be less out of pocket than that. Still adds up quickly.

    Mrs P/Ella'sMum - I feel for you. I can't stand waiting. Just want to get on with it. Once it all starts happening though, it seems to got quickly. Best of luck!

    AFM - Finally managed to get on to PLAs. All paid up and ready to go. Scan booked in for Monday. Hopefully that means there will be a transfer by the end of the week. I'm hoping Saturday so I don't have to take more time off work than necessary.

    Anyway, best of luck to everyone and take care!

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    B2B - good luck with your BT tomorrow!

    KMond - thanks for that, 10 days doesn't seem too bad then! I did 3 weeks worth for my failed OI and didn't respond at all to that! I think I'll be on higher doses for IVF though.

    AFM - well this is turning into the world's longest planned cycle. Now the FS wants to put me on estrogen for 3 weeks, then progesterone for 3 weeks, then I start the FSH and the rest of the IVF cycle. Hoping he doesn't change his mind again and I'll pick up the scripts tomorrow after work. Which means I should be looking at the FSH at the end of May, and maybe EPU in late June? Wow. Seems far!

    Apparently the estrogen and progesterone may turn me into an emotional wreck - anyone had experiences on this? Since I haven't even had AF for years, I'm a little concerned about this sudden influx of hormones into my system!!

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    Hi all, yes I know I am good at this disappearing act! Just taken a little break from it all, but had our frozen embryo transfer this afternoon, so currently in the 2ww. "vanilla" was our last frostie so if this cycle doesnt work, we are going to have to work out where we want to go from there. 8 cycles - 5 transfers = possibly donor embryos or adoption, but obviously those are big decisions to make.

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    Hi Ladies,

    Sorry, bit of a quick Me post coming......

    Finally got AF this morning Cycle went for 35 days, yay! Never thought i'd be so pleased to see her!!
    So Clomid tabs start on Sat, a little bit excited about that (briefly, have a night out Saturday night, anyone know if there are problems with clomid and Alcohol?)
    Then booked in for HSG Xray on Friday 24th April at 12.15pm...... all good until the lady on the phone FLOORED me with the cost.... $522.00 My GOD, are they using Gold Dye?
    After Medicare its only $210.00 Out of Pocket, but I wasn't expecting such a large figure, anyway its all good if it gets me to the end result!
    Still no word back on the metformin, no-one has any answers???

    Hope everyone is feeling good and things are going well...

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    Hey EllasMum!

    Traditionally Metformin is a drug used to treat diabetics, but it has some way of helping fertility issues too, and is commonly used to treat PCOS (I think there is a link somnething to do with a side of PCOS being blood sugar issues)

    Have you started it yet? Usually the FS will get you to start on 1/2 tablet 3x daily and gradually build up to full tablet. Some nasty side effects of nausea vomiting and diarroeha. I basically had morning sickness for the first two weeks on it, wasn't pleasant but soon passes.

    So with you on the cost of all this!

    Sorry about no personals, be back later.

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    I got mine this morning too EM!!! Finally!! Didn't need a blood test after all that so I've now booked in for my day 21 appointment before we start the IVF train! yehhhaaaaaa!!!
    Last edited by Baby2Bee; April 16th, 2009 at 02:59 PM.

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    Good luck with the HSG Ellasmum - it's ridiculous how much all this fertility stuff costs!

    BOC is right about the metformin, it addresses insulin resistance which is mainly a diabetic issue but PCOS girls get it as well, and it can help restore normal ovulation. Definitely start on a small dose and work your way up - I had the same issues with nausea and diarrhoea which wasnt nice!

    B2B - Glad AF showed up, good luck with IVF!

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    Thanks for that ladies...

    Well that explains why my fs didn't prescribe me met as no issue of pcos that has been diagnosed at this stage.
    Good luck with the ivf B2B hopefully it only takes one go...

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    very broad question but is there an 'average' time for falling pregnant with IVF?? there are no major issues with DH or I.............

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    Hi all,

    Just thought I'd drop a post to say hi. As I haven't started yet I'm not much help. However reading all your posts is helping me lots.

    Loops- So sorry to hear Af arrived.
    Kmond- GL with this cycle.
    PLC- thanks for dropping by
    Ella's mum- I never had any problem with Alcohol & clomid. On saying that I probably never had more than a glass or two.
    B2B- Great news! Go get that train!
    Nikki- How are you going?

    Hope everyone I missed is well.

    AFM- I see the FS on Monday! Yay!!! Hopefully I can get things rolling. Does anyone know if they will make me wait longer before I can start? Since my recent ectopic and tube removal has only been 4 weeks and AF hasn't arrived yet. I am hoping to start the cycle as soon as AF arrives.

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    Hi Everyone!

    I hope everyone is doing ok - there is alot of positivity in here at the moment!

    This post is just a quickie - I had my BT and first ultrasound this morning and the nurse seemed a little bit concerned about the amount of follicles. I have at least 12 on each side maybe more than 24 all together. I am meant to be having my trigger on Monday and my EPU on Wednesday. I am a little bit freaked out about getting OHSS because my FS was concerned I would get this anyway and started me on a lower dose of Gonal F and the antagonist cycle to reduce the risk. Has anyone had OHSS? How bad is it really? - all the drug side effects sheets sometimes seem alot scarier!!

    Thanks!
    Mahli09

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    Hello,

    BOC - pmsl at your acu experience - I'm so immature and still think farts are sooo funny so there is no way i coudln't have laughed. Good luck jabbing and sniffing, I had no pain from Gonal shots but the trigger shot was nasty...

    Mrs P - congrats on being baseline. thinking of you

    Possums - I'm sorry you've been feeling down, but its understandable, be especially nice to yourself and take care. talk to us and get it out whenever you feel you have to. x

    Baby2Bee - you're not being sad - just proactive! I completely understand your impatience. Hoping you are happily jabbing away a.s.a.p. Also, to answer your question there just isn't an 'average' time for IVF success or 'average' IVF cycle to be honest. We are all so different. Hoping you have a dream run and get your BFP first up.

    Mahli09 - i had mild OHSS. Very similar to you over 20 follies -they got 18 eggs at EPU. They were going to cancel my ET but their policy was under 20 eggs see how i felt and transfer - over 20 and they would have cancelled. with my OHSS I was very uncomfortable - even to walk hurt as i felt 'full' in there, i also had bloating and a few kilos weight gain (all fluid). Drink lots of water and try sustegen (sp?). OHSS can be very serious but your FS and nurses will keep an eye on you. Weigh yourself every morning and if you have weight gain call your nurses a.s.a.p. Better to be safe than sorry. Just my experience. Hoping you avoid it all together - fingers crossed.

    Kmond - hi, nice to 'meet' you. Good luck with your first IVF cycle - hoping it'll be your last and you get your BFP.

    Sandygirl - Good luck with the FS on Monday. I'm not sure if they will make you wait - it probably depends on how you are feeling physically after your ectopic. How are you feeling? No pain i hope.

    AFM- AF finally here today - spotted for over a week first though - grrr. So day 1 for me - hoping for a FET in about two weeks time. This will be #5. Not feeling very positive to be honest. Time will tell.

    Have a lovely day everyone

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    EllasMum - thanks for your thoughts. I didnt have to get BT done in the end. I was thinking yestie will I still go and get it done even though AF was arriving but I thought I would leave it a day to see what happened but today AF is here with avengence.
    Glad AF came for you. I am expecting a long cycle now too - bloomin hormone injections.

    KMond - thanks for your thoughts, as above didnt go for BT in the end - didnt need to.
    GL with the follies - sounds promising though. GL today.

    B2B - Glad AF arrived. GL

    Kurby - thanks mate. Looks like we will be joining you on the IVF road, when we can afford it. Once we move and settle a bit we will have you around for dinner. Where do you guys live exactly again? GL with the injections.

    Jme - thanks. I think our specialist said we would be out of pocket about $4000 so hopefully wont be much more. I'll find out next Thurs anyway when I see him.
    GL with your scan on Monday and for your transfer.

    MrsP - Hope June come around quick for you ... and me.

    BecD - and with this cycle and any decisions you may have to make.

    Sandygirl - Thanks for your support and GL on Mon and I hope AF arrives for you soon.

    Mahli - GL with trigger and EPU. Cant help with the OHSS sorry

    AFM - Not happy that AF arrived. Off to the FS on Thursday and will probably be talking about starting ISCI we imagine but not sure if we can afford it just yet. We'll see.

    My thoughts are with everyone. GL x

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    Loops we must have being posting at the same time. I'm so sorry AF arrived, i know it hurts so much and I'm thinking of you. Take care of yourself. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. x

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    Sorry infinity I think we posted at the same time. Sorry your not feeling very positive. Me neither to be honest, Im just so stressed about the cost of all this.
    But hang in there and Im sure we will get there soon. Thniking of you x

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