never thought I'd spend THIS much time doing IVF.

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never thought I'd spend THIS much time doing IVF.

Hiya ladies,

The board seems kind of slow lately so I thought I'd break the habit of several years and start a thread.

I'm beginning to feel a bit like a verteran IVF'er and I don't know how it happened, apart from the whole 'it's not working!' aspect. Ugh.

I'm about the start my third stim which will possibly (or possibly not since I have History in this department) end up anywhere from my sixth (and last) transfer to my eleventh (and last) transfer and then I plan to quit.

My first IVF/ICSI (long downreg) was 17 eggs, 15 ferts, 12 usable embryos, twins and a chemical pregnancy.

My second stim (antagonist) was an unmitigated disaster going from hyperstim concerns to a 50% follicle yield rate of 12 eggs and only 3 ferts. Yes, three. With ICSI. I didn't want to bother transferring the best two, but was talked into it and, for the third time in my IVf history proved that pessaries Do Not Work for me- LP of 10 days. Yes, very PO'd about that. Especially when it was predictable and nobody bothered to call me to tell me about the negative beta.

So here I am about to go at it again for a back to back last crack at it.

Anybody else out there with a similar story or am I the only old lady Smile ?

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I am a long term Fertility treatment girl, but new to the IVF world. And the way my body co-operates, who knows, especially now that the long down reg cycling is currantly not available due to the Syneral shortage. humph. I could be here a while.
Although my body feels old not ready to call myself that yet lol...

Jodie

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You can do it w lucrin, costs more, but that's always how things seem to go in ART land. On the plus side- it's only once a day.

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pg, child ment'd

Sorry you are frustrated....I understand.

I cycled fresh three times between spring-2006 and early-2010, so about 4 years total. I only had the option of FET once, and that was for our last hurrah....we were drained emotionally and financially, but luckily for us, it did work a 2nd time.

If this is your last hurrah, I hope you have the same outcome.

Hugs.

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Good luck! I'll be stalking you!

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Still downregging.

Think I will be in 2030 sometime at this rate...

Can somebody throw me some patience? Smile

I really don't plab to stim again so I hope this one does the trick.

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hang in there. I know what you mean about not stimming again. This is our last shot too, well at least until August next year. We have soo many events next year that are out of state it just won't happen.

I will send you loads of patience dust, just won't send it via Qantas, it may just get turned around and sent back to me ROFL

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I totally feel your pain! All of a sudden I am an IVF veteran & I don't think I like it! I'm on meds to start my 5th IVF... how did that happen?? If someone had told me that 3 years ago, I would've probably had a heart attack. Luckily I'm still working off the frozen embies I got from my only fresh cycle, but I only have 2 left and I'm hoping/praying they survive the thaw for my transfer in January. If they don't - I've wasted 6 weeks of meds, tests, bloodwork, etc. Very frustrating! Then if I have to do a fresh cycle - I'm out of pocket WAAYYY too much money, plus I make WAAYYYY too many eggs.

We're planning for a transfer mid-beginning January. When is yours planned? Keep me posted!

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Hi Shay,

We transferred eight days ago. I wish I was still going off my fresh cycle embryos, but they're long long gone. This was my third stim. We took six to day five, transferred the best two (a bit dinged up) and froze 14 at day two. I really don't want to do this again, so very very tired of it all.

I hope your embryos survive the thaw.
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So you're 13dpo? I think it's your time... Can't wait to hear you update. Biggrin