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thread: Long Term TTC and Assisted Conception July/August 2012

  1. #55
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    Nov 2011
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    A quick questions ladies, do any of you know a good fertility related (or should I say infertility) chinese herbalist in SE suburbs? My acu lady said she knows someone in the city, but that's too far for me (she herself lives in Brighton which is a 30 minute drive). I wanted to go and see someone good closer to home, for some drinking chinese herbs but someone who specialises in infertility/fertility, you know what I'm on about! lol.
    I don't know from experience, but I was loooking on the internet and there is a guy in Oakleigh that claims to specialise in fertility and IVF...... I just googled and this guy came up... NO idea what he is like... but if anyone knows....??

    Dr Peter Gu..... I just googled IVF Chinese Medicine Oakleigh and he came up quick....



    Does your acupuncturist know anyone???

  2. #56
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    Thanks hun My acupuncturist did recommend a guy in Russell St but I'd have to make a trip every 2 to 3 weeks, and in between with my acupuncture it would be too much travelling me thinks. I'd rather go and see someone closer by.....

  3. #57
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    Long Term TTC and Assisted Conception July/August 2012

    miss b - just a quick one, on my phone, but last stim I did was with elonva (slow release injection, lasting 7-8 days). i was lucky & FS had a 1 sample left that she let me try. best results for me so far.

    hi myturn, vic, n2l, ps & everyone else. : )

    afm - af arrived yesterday, finally. will call FS monday & arrange biopsy. hopefully my next cycle is shorter than 39 days so I don't have to wait too long to get it done.

  4. #58
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    Ooooh Andy, now you got me all excited!!! lol. I hope the new protocol brings us some good news soon

  5. #59
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    Jul 2012
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    Yes, hugs from me too Vic, I hope that you'll get your bundle or bundles of joy one day (hopefully very soon)

    Interestingly n2l, my FS said he doesn't really believe in the DHEA but he did say I could take the CoQ10 if I wanted to but he did warn me that it's expensive. Maybe he's not so against it?

    A quick questions ladies, do any of you know a good fertility related (or should I say infertility) chinese herbalist in SE suburbs? My acu lady said she knows someone in the city, but that's too far for me (she herself lives in Brighton which is a 30 minute drive). I wanted to go and see someone good closer to home, for some drinking chinese herbs but someone who specialises in infertility/fertility, you know what I'm on about! lol.
    I go to Dr Steven Orloff on Riversdale Road in Camberwell and I think he is really good. He gave me herbs aswell however he does advise you that he is not a registered herbalist. I can honestly say that I believe acupunture works. I got no eggs on my first cycle and, after starting acupuncture and increasing Puregon, got 22 eggs on my second cycle. I have also noticed that my period was much shorter and less painful (still a bit painful unfortunately). Even my sceptical partner has told me that I'm much warmer than I used to be - honestly I used to be so cold all of the time !
    Best of luck with the acupuncture....it's worth it!
    Larry x

  6. #60
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    Saturday 28th July 2012

    Waiting for EPU/O/IUI/FET or just something to happen!
    Andie CD3
    Vic261 - CD6
    Me4ever CD10
    Mrs Mac - CD10
    Freya - CD12
    Kerbear - CD18
    Juniper - CD24 (just tracking O for now)
    Super_lost_mumma_of_one CD46?


    Waiting for Transfer




    Hanging out in the TWW (Stalk them here....https://www.bellybelly.com.au/forums/threads/182783-LTTTC-Two-Week-Wait-2012-5 )
    Emma - CD23 1dp ? x ? day embryo BT: ???
    Larry - CD22 2dp 1 x 5 day embryo BT: 07/08/2012
    N2L CD27 5dpo
    myturn CD28 8dp 1 x 2 day embryo BT: 2/8/12

    Got Their in July
    ReeRee 2/7/12
    Jane 2/7/12
    Rach82 13/7/12
    PlanetSasha 27/7/12

  7. #61
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    Dec 2011
    Perth, SOR
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    Wow, so much has been typed in the last 2 days... I've been very busy at work and today spent a day looking for a wedding dress I found a beautiful one. I do anything to keep busy so this cycle will be over before we know it, will be trying naturally this cycle, besides the acupuncture, at least no other appointments or medication (besides Metformin).

    MyTurn - Am glad you're feeling a bit better. Are you keeping up the drinking and have you upped your protein? I've been married before and we organised it in 3 months then, like you.. But that was a tiny wedding and I didn't get a "proper" wedding dress that time. I'm slowly starting to cross things off the list and can't wait till all is organised. 4 months to go and out of that we'll be in Europe for 1 month... We found a dress on the rack as well and have taken it home today. I'm so excited. It was so much fun as well, I didn't think the dresses would look good on me, but 12 out of 14?! did... And we could narrow it down to 2 dresses pretty quickly.

    Vic - How are you doing, hon? It definitely goes with ups and downs, the healing process. We're now almost 2 months past the m/c, but it almost feels like longer ago. I don't get as emotional about loss as I used to in the first few weeks, but I do have my moments... Especially when I see pregnant women, I try to not go to places where lots of them are gathered. (although I work in a library where there are loads of mums with bubs and pregnant ones. Also when 1 of the ladies brought up the pregnancy book that I had had . I had to swallow away some tears... But our pregnancy was problematic from the start, so maybe in a way we were prepared for a possible loss, although we were always hopeful and had seen the babies heart beating on several occasions.

    Hugs for everyone!

  8. #62
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    Long Term TTC and Assisted Conception July/August 2012

    Just popping in to say I am thinking of you Vic xo

  9. #63
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    Nov 2011
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    Sunday 29th July 2012

    Waiting for EPU/O/IUI/FET or just something to happen!
    Andie CD4
    Vic261 - CD7
    Me4ever CD11
    Mrs Mac - CD11
    Freya - CD13
    Kerbear - CD19
    Juniper - CD25 (just tracking O for now)

    Waiting for Transfer



    Hanging out in the TWW (Stalk them here....https://www.bellybelly.com.au/forums/threads/182783-LTTTC-Two-Week-Wait-2012-5 )
    Emma - CD24 2dp 1 x ? day embryo BT: ???
    Larry - CD23 3dp 1 x 5 day embryo BT: 07/08/12
    N2L CD28 6dpo
    myturn CD29 9dp 1 x 2 day embryo BT: 02/08/12

    Got Their in July
    ReeRee 2/7/12
    Jane 2/7/12
    Rach82 13/7/12
    PlanetSasha 27/7/12

  10. #64
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    Apr 2009
    Epping, VIC
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    Posted in the TWW thread, but can't hurt to ask here too

    Dies anyone know the guideline for implantation?
    I'm 2dpt- day 5 blastocyst (think that's what it's called)

  11. #65
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    Oct 2011
    Sydney
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    Hi ladies, well I'm off the FS tomorrow to hear what he has to say about our 2 failed cycles and I can't wait, I'm like a kid before Christmas even though I know he is going to say everything was perfect and sometimes it just doesn't work. I feel like I'm in limbo again and hate it because we don't know what the plan is next and I am a plan person, I need to know we have a plan to move forward and then I will be able to relax and wait out the next cycle. I just wish today would hurry up and be over.

    Hope everyone had a nice weekend it was lovely to have some sun in Sydney even if it was still freezing.


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  12. #66
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    Aug 2011
    Port Lincoln
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    Mrs Mac - good luck with your fs today. You sound like me. I work much better with a plan and hate this living in limbo crap!

    Thanks Kerbear for thinking of me.

    N2L - I went to woolies and almost fainted at the price of the CoQ10. $30 for 30 capsules and they are 150g so will have to take 4 a day. At that rate its $30 a week. I am going to go to national pharmacies after work and see if they have a better deal. I am a member so will get the 20% off.

    Myturn - Not too much longer for you now x

    Andie - I am glad your AF has come and you can get started again. I will be doing another pipelle biopsy.

    Me4ever - Thanks for your kind words. It good to know that it does get better and I know that time is a really great healer.

    Hi to everyone else.

    AFM - Am still struggling with life in general really. The business isn't going as well as expected and DH is constantly freaking out about money. He doesn't want me blaming him if we cant afford IVF. I said "hunny, I blame myself far more that I will ever blame you". We are now thinking about doing another Stim round with our tax returns. I am not really up for it, but since its been the best results so far and time is ticking think its better to accumulate as many eggs as we can in this medicare safety threshold year. It will depend on what my FS says on Thursday with my phone appointment. I want to do it as I feel its our best chance, just hate that we are back to square one. I know once we start I will rise to the occasion. I have been reading about Elonva and hope to be able to go that way. Which should make it easier.

  13. #67

    Jun 2010
    District Twelve
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    Just a quick one...

    Woolworths here has them (Swisse brand) for $20 for 30 x 150gm caps on special until Wednesday. Maybe even look online.

    It is expensive though. The cheapest I can get them down to is about $80-90 a month. That said, I spend about $300 a month on supplements at the moment. It's about to get higher because I pick up my script for DHEA and melatonin today.... Infertility is crazy expensive, which just adds to the suckiness of it really

  14. #68
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    Nov 2011
    Melbourne
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    All the best today N2L.

    Chemart had the blackmores coQ10 for $20 last week, I grabbed a few jars then. I take blackmores because they seemed a smaller tablet therefore easier for me to swallow

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    Jun 2010
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    Thanks PS

    I'll be curious to know what my levels are.

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    Good luck today n2l hope everything went well

  17. #71
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    goodluck today, n2l. hope the biopsy is quick...

    vic - sorry things arent going too well atm. i am in the same mind frame as you in regards to doing more stims while we are over our threshold. hoping i can squeeze in a couple before the end of the year. i will ask to do elonva again, as it worked well for me last time. fingers crossed i guess. xx

    mrs mac - hope you & your FS come up with a renewed plan tomorrow, goodluck.

    hi everyone else, hope your monday is going ok.

    afm - just waiting for FS to call back with a date for biopsy, ill ask for her to do a pipelle while shes in there. ive read that a pipelle before a stim can be beneficial too and im hoping to do a stim after biopsy. getting a bit bored with all the waiting atm though, cant believe its nearly august already.

  18. #72
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    My follow up appt from my d&c last week went well. She said that the hysteo thingy came back good and said that it was healthy pregnancy tissue. Which she said "strangely, thats a good thing". She said my uterus wouldn't have been the reason the baby failed to grow. So I guess thats another thing we can strike off the list. She said try losing some weight, and I said I was actually hitting the gym after work. She said its hard when its unexplained infertility. And I said yes, hard & expensive!

    So now we just need a strong healthy embryo/baby that wants to stick around the whole 9 months!

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