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#51 Paige5

Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:49 PM

So sorry to hear Jo. Sucks like you said we can all do the right things and just doesn't happen for us. It's not fair but we are clearly strong enough to stay hopeful. It will happen.

Birdie I'm doing the same at the moment. I feel like I'm getting my life back. Going on a trip this week and then will start the health kick again and try again with a frozen transfer in 2 months.

#52 baking101

Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:12 PM

Hey ladies.

Been trying to catch up on where everyone's at. I'm sorry to read that no one has had much success. It bites!

AFM, AF turned up (1 day shy of 2 months) so I have booked in for my hysteroscopy and biopsies next Friday. I've had my mega round of bloods so hopefully those 2 tests may indicate a reason for no success yet. And hopefully it'll be fixable!

I'm having the tests done under general - partly due to it being quite uncomfortable and partly so they can be done at the same time (FS won't do them both on the same day if not under general).

#53 Ori Avo

Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:07 PM

Birdie it sure is good to hear from you! Great to hear you are enjoying life and doing well!

Good luck everyone else!

#54 trying again

Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:35 PM

Hi Everyone

Birdie - It is great to hear from you and wonderful to hear you have heaps of things on the horizon :heart:  what an adventurous time you will be having. Please drop in to say hi when you can.

Baking - grrr two months! I was worried with 5 - 6 weeks :huh:  I'm glad it is full steam ahead for you now.

I'm so very sorry there are heaps of newbies and i wish you a warm welcome and hope that your stays are short.  Fingers crossed some good news comes your way.

Jo - how you holding up? I hope you are OK. I think of you often xo

AFM well finally after 3 weeks of waiting my FS finally got back to me.  I have started DHEA and I will be on 25mg three times a day for the next three months. I have started a very strict diet with lots and lots of green stuff and superfoods and water and I am walking everyday. My blood sugars are a lot better as well and my doctor has prescribed some anti depressants to try and help me with my unhappiness and anxiety. I will start acupuncture again next week to help with my blood flow and stress. I am hoping at hope our last go (that is if they don't cancel again) will get something. I know I keep saying it is our last time but in all honesty it will be if they don't cancel it. :clap:

#55 Mrs Pemberley

Posted 19 July 2017 - 04:15 PM

Good luck for Friday baking! And sorry you had to wait so long for AF - she never shows up when you want her too! Have you got some time off to recover from the procedure?

Hope you're travelling ok Ori Avo.

Sounds like you're super organised for your next round trying again! I wish I had your self control!! Has a nutritionist designed this diet for you or is it your own research? Hope it all helps!

Had a phone call from my FS just before, one of my BT results from Monday came back positive for Antiphospholipid Syndrome. I'm having another BT in 3 weeks time before any diagnosis can be confirmed. Is anyone else dealing with this condition by any chance?

#56 IamOzgirl

Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:54 AM

Hi All,

Appt yesterday went well, seems i will be on a long cycle (due to endo history, unsure if it has flared again and not doing surgery to test), Have everything i need just need the nurses appt, where i will push to start now (ie CD 21 of the current cycle i am in) rather than wait for one more god damn AF...

Need to make the nurses appt today,

Friday funny for you all - DP had to have further bloods and one more test for me.

I suggested I go first as DP didn't have a great record with BT (alright only one example, which was fainting and then up chuck and me having to leave work to go get him).

DP was getting a little annoyed at my jokes - which the tech didn't quite get... and so i didn't push when i started to suggested he have the blood drawn while lying down.

DP got through 1.5 vile's of blood (they took 4)  and just when the tech started making a joke about how women handle it better than men (finally responding to my quips) DP went pale and said he didn't feel well, Tech aborts mission and DP lies down, tech tells us then the end of his joke (that women are better than men) and i comment about me needing many more of these to come and DP is all 'yeah i feel sorry for you'

#57 MissTR

Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:56 AM

Good luck with your tests Birdie, going under general sounds like a sensible idea those things can hurt!

Good to hear things are moving along again for you Trying and you're doing everything by the book, everything is crossed that this is the one!

I'm sorry to hear that Mrs P. I had to google what it is, it doesn't sound like fun - now at least you might get some concrete answers about your MC and how to prevent it in future. I hope you get all the answers you need.

Ozgirl LOL at your DP (even though it's a bit slack) we are definitely made tougher than them as evidenced by how many of us are willing to push a watermelon through a keyhole!

Edited by MissTR, 21 July 2017 - 10:04 AM.


#58 poppy_seed

Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:16 PM

Hi all, It seems to be a quiet month in here. I feel like I'm just bouncing back and forward between this forum and the 2WW one. Unfortunately, I'm now back in here. About to start my third transfer  cycle (FET). Just met with my FS and this time round she's put me on Letrozole tablets from days 2-6. Has anyone else had any experience/success with Letrozole?

#59 MissTR

Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:37 PM

No idea sorry poppy fx this is the one

#60 Mrs Pemberley

Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:52 PM

It has been very quiet in here. Sorry to sss you back again poppy. Hope you're doing ok. I haven't used letrozole either but I'm guessing it's just to get you to ovulate and perhaps increase natural progesterone levels post O. Fingers crossed it does the trick!

AFM, thought I'd better use the lull in proceedings to get a Pap smear. Yuck! Not as bad as I remember them being though - that's clearly a positive thing that comes out of ivf! lol

#61 Jo.from.Perth

Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:20 PM

Hi ladies,

I'm only on my tracking cycle and probably jumping the gun but I'm just curious if anyone got the option of starting with IUI or went straight to IVF?

Nothing has come up on any of our tests and I think we will have to make that decision when we see the FS in 2 weeks. Unfortunately I don't know anyone who has been down this path to ask for advice

#62 MissTR

Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:12 AM

You would think a pap smear would be nothing compared to all the other stuff we go through with ivf MrsP but yep still dread the thought of it.  Have you been able to find or any more about your diagnosis?

Hey Jo we went straight to ivf because all the tests were normal except the hycosy only 1 tube works so the fs suggested we bypass the tubes altogether.  I think the fs general like to take the least aggressive route first a lot of these things are used for diagnosis until they figure out what the issue is.

#63 IamOzgirl

Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

Hey Jo!

We were offered both and choose just to go straight to IVF.

Success is lower for IUI so felt like we were wasting our time if there was no compelling reason to do IUI.

#64 Jo.from.Perth

Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

Thanks ladies,

Good to hear your thoughts... I was leaning towards the IVF option because hopefully it will get us there a bit faster than the other options. I'm sure I'll have more questions once we see the FS next month. Thanks again x

#65 IamOzgirl

Posted 25 July 2017 - 04:04 PM

Hi All,

FINALLY got my cycle confirmed.

I can start this cycle - so they have back dated me to my last period. I have my nurses appt (to learn how to inject etc) on Tuesday and start synarel that day.

I am trying to figure out EPU might be..., any one know how many days (typically, i know everyone is different, but there must a be a guide) post commencing nasal spray?

#66 MissTR

Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

Congrats on getting started Ozgirl, I hope it all goes smoothly for you.

EPU is a gamble, everyone is different, I think most people are around 12, I was a slow grower and it was 15 days from first stim injection to EPU.

#67 Jo.from.Perth

Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:30 PM

Congrats and good luck Ozgirl :) :) keep us in the loop so I know what to expect ;)

#68 SunStarMoon

Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:18 PM

Hi All, I hope its okay that I join this area of the boards? I was hoping to get some advice.

A little of my background: TTC for 18 months now. I have had all the tests - hycosy, internal ultrasound (can't remember what it is called right now), 21 day bloods, AMH, FHM etc. DH has had sperm analysis and just has a DNA fragmentation test (haven't got those results yet).

All tests normal, except for my AMH, which I just got the results for. It was too high at 48. The IVF clinic now think I could have PCOS due to that and my ultrasound showed more than 12 follicles on both side as well (16 on one side, 14 on the other from memory). I do not have a weight issue (which is probably why it wasn't previously investigated, the fertility GP seemed a bit surprised by it) and am actually more at risk of being underweight, but I live a very active/healthy lifestyle. Have had issues with acne (cyst like), but have it 'kind of' under control (if you could call it that).

Currently going to two clinics (just deciding which to go with, as one is very cheap, which makes me worry). I am about to have my first appointment with the FS at the cheap clinic (have had 2 appointments with the fertility GP already and just been referred) and am about to have my 2nd FS appointment with the 'reputable' IVF clinic.

Sorry for the essay. I guess I am just struggling with what questions to ask. The FS from the 'reputable' clinic I met said I should do either IUI or IVF. What questions should I be asking to make the decision about which way to go (assuming my likely PCOS doesn't mean I can't do IUI, as it was the other clinic that said that)? Could anyone tell me what you think is important to ask before I make this decision? What should I be considering?

Thank you so much in advance, and I hope its okay that I am here.Edited to fix grammar.

Edited by sundayfunday, 29 July 2017 - 05:28 PM.


#69 Jo.from.Perth

Posted 30 July 2017 - 04:46 PM

Hi Sunday,

Just wanted to say hi :) sorry I can't really answer your questions but I'm in similar place... I've got another 2 weeks-ish until I see FS at the end of my tracking cycle and I think we'll be deciding between IUI and IVF too - we've had nothing come up on tests at all

When we met our Specialist at the initial appointment he was really down to earth and realistic when he was talking about the success rates etc, wanted to make sure we had a good support network, so that was reassuring. He made us feel comfortable so I didn't worry about going for a second opinion.

When you say one clinic is super cheap, can I ask how cheap??

#70 SunStarMoon

Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:25 PM

I only have to pay for the day surgery for egg collection (I think around $600) and then medications (no idea how much these will be), everything else is bulk billed. A bit of a difference from the other clinic, which is basically one of the most expensive...

I am yet to meet the FS at this clinic, have only had appointments with the GP. Will see how I get on with the FS this week and then make the decision (also based on the final results from my tests).

#71 bceleste

Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:59 AM

Hi ladies,

Just wanted to jump back in to offer advice for those struggling to decide.

We were offered the option and for us it came down to cost at first.

We were lucky to only be out of pocket about $450 each round of IUI and since our tests were all clear, we attempted this 4 times. I have poly cystic ovaries and history of endometriosis but because of how they monitor you, IUI's were still an option.

Even though our 4 attempts were unsuccessful, i wouldn't change it because now, looking back, I think jumping straight into IVF would have been too much. (everyone is different though) I just found for me, IVF is so much more grueling on your body and mind (and sometimes wallet) and I think the IUI's helped us prepare for it a little more because some of the same processes were used.

Just talk it through with your partner and your FS and you'll end up doing what is best for you I'm sure :)

Also the best advice my friend told me before we started everything (if you haven't already) make sure you and your partner are on the same medicare family threshold, it will save you quite a bit down the IVF path :)

#72 Jo.from.Perth

Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:44 PM

Thanks for the advice bceleste - it's all very new and overwhelming

#73 bceleste

Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:00 PM

It really is Jo, but the ladies in these forums are amazing and always here! :)

#74 Jo.from.Perth

Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:54 PM

That's why I'm always here :) so helpful to hear everyone's stories and know we're all in it together

#75 SunStarMoon

Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:01 PM

I didn't even think of the medicare threshold. I will have to look into that, thanks so much bceleste.

How tough is IVF? I have been trying to not get myself freaked out by it all, but would really like to know how tough the hormones will be.


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