(Closed) IVF Buddy Thread

posted 7 months ago in TTC
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Buzzing bee

Excited To Bee :  Oh! 😛 Did I misread, is it someone else on the thread who lives in Tuscon or were you visiting there? I’m sorry about the moving/friending situation. I guess it’s sort of a common problem. What part of Texas? My OTHER BFF moved to Houston and she has the friend issue too! LOL 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

vintagekitten :  MY RE is in Tucson. 🙂 I live in West TX and I don’t have but 1 RE in my town, and they don’t do PGD, so we had to find someone close. My family lives in Houston, we hope to live there again soon! 

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  • Wedding: December 2012

Excited To Bee :  I’m not sure what they are looking for but I got my E2 back (152 pg/ml) this morning.

They said to set up a nurse consult ASAP so YAY! That’s good.   I have bloodwork and ultrasound schedule for Thursday (1 week). Yesterday my ultrasound had 9 measurable follicles (9, 9, 6, 10, 10, 9, 19, 28, 14).  I wonder what that is about.  

I think we will be transferring in 2-3 weeks if all goes right.  I’m not sure though and won’t know the whole plan until my nurse teach.  I’m really excited.  We’ve kept family in the loop to this point but I don’t think we are going to tell them that we are gearing up for a frozen transfer this quickly.  Its really exciting.  All of this is assuming we get at least one normal embryo which I’m feeling pretty confident about at this point.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsBG :  That is fantastic news! Have you heard from Natera if theyve recieved your embies?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Quick update, saw my RE today for sono. I have 4-5 11-14mm eggs on each side. They think retrieval will be Wednesday. She said theres so many she isnt even bothering with the smaller ones, I literally count at least another 10 on each side that you can make out, but they look about half the size of the biggest ones. I was going to try to find a pic online of what my ovaries look like, but I cant even find one that has as many eggs as I show during the sonos. Honestly, im a bit surprised I had that many sitting in there dormant. 

I have started to feel a LOT of pinching and discomfort.. I am really hoping it doesnt get too much worse between now and Wednesday.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Excited To Bee :  My pains got a lot worse after trigger. What are you using to trigger?  

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsBG :  I have Pregnyl and Lupron. What did you use? 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Excited To Bee :  Lupron.  I had but didn’t use the pregnyl.  They started me on Cabergoline the night of trigger and then added the Ganirelix back after retreival because I had 33 eggs.

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  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsBG :  Ugh, I really hope not.. I am going to end up not using most of my second 900 gonal-f pen, I hope I dont end up still needing to buy more cetrotide. At least I will have leftovers if we need to do this again.  I have about 350 left on my first pen, and am only taking 75 tentatively until trigger. Plus 150 menopur and .25 cetrotide. My poor stomach is starting to look pretty bad.. DH and I arnt hitting blood vessels but all three shots from yesterday are red today. I think it might be because our stupid hotel fridge got really cold, nothing froze though. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Excited To Bee :  Have you asked about mixing the meds so you can do one shot?  That’s what we did.  Also, if the clinic recommends cetrotide for after, ask if they have any.  I only had 3 ganirelix so they gave me two.  Also, if you have to reorder any meds, just order what you need so it isn’t that expensive.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Excited To Bee :  Also, if gonalF is similar to follistim, then your 900 unit pen likely has more than 900 units of medication in it so you probably won’t need to open the other one.  My 300 unit follistim had 400-500 untils in each pen.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsBG :  I dont think we have a big enough syringe to do the menopur and cetrotide together and get all the fluid. Ill ask tomorrow though. The gonal-f comes in one of those premade pens, though.. otherise we would combine it with the menopur. Was there a reason they didnt have you use the pregnyl?

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  • Wedding: December 2012

Excited To Bee :  HCG (Pregnyl) increases the chance of OHSS.  How much fluid do you use to mix the menopur??  

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  • Wedding: June 2011

Excited To Bee :  Hopefully you dont need to do it again.  But, if you do, I recommend buying 300iu pens instead of the 900iu.  The cost should be the same, the 900 being exactly 3x the cost of the 900.  But by buying the 300 you get 2 benefits.  1 – you get more overfill (each pen has about 125iu overfill), so you actually get 200-300iu more for the same price.  2 – you have less change of a large quantity of left overs in a used pen, since they say once used, it should be used within 28 days. 

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  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsBG :  1ml total for both vials. I had no idea the HCG did that! I was reading yesterday its primary function is to reduce the number of chromosomes in the egg from 46 to 23.. I had no idea they had that many to begin with. I was told today I would know by  EOD of retrieval which of my eggs are of “good quality.” 

How many days before retrieval does DH need to do his thing? Isnt it 3-5 days before? Im super sore right now so poor DH has been without for a bit.. I want to make sure we dont wait too long and I know he might get a little rosey if I ask the doc right in front of him. 

 

pinkshoes :  Yeah, thats really smart.. I have enough for 4 more days in the one pen, so I am hoping I dont have to touch the other. That would get me to Monday, which should be trigger day? I dont believe we do anything else on that day, but im not sure. Im really glad I went overseas for my meds now, im not dead (my attempt at a joke lol ) and saved me 50%. 

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