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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:44 am 
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Hi ladies,

would love some advice, I have just received all my paper work re: starting IVF. I have my first appointment in Feb 09. alittle nervous can anyone give me some advice.

Thanks Charb xxx
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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:22 am 
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Hi hun, I have no experience of this, but i hope everything goes ok for you. xxxx
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Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:21 pm 
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I personally have no experience of this, but I do kow someone who went through IVF, but at the same time started seeing an Accupuncturist, she sweas that it was the Accupuncturist that worked for her and not the IVF!

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but sending you lots of babydust.

Louie xx
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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:48 pm 
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Hi Charb,
what do you want to know? I did IVF 3 years ago with Care Sheffield. Ask away.

Julie xxx
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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:12 am 
Post subject: Re: starting IVF in feb 09
charb wrote:
Hi ladies,

would love some advice, I have just received all my paper work re: starting IVF. I have my first appointment in Feb 09. alittle nervous can anyone give me some advice.

Thanks Charb xxx

Hi hun! I've just had IVF a few weeks ago and got my positive ++++ !!! please ask me anything you need as I know how daunting this can all be, wish you all the luck in the world!!!!
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Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:55 pm 
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Hi everyone hope you don't mind me butting in with a question. I am starting my second cycle of IVF in January (first one failed at the suprecur and menopur stage!), we have received the usual box of drugs but they also contain a box of pessaries and tablets(can't remember what they are called) and I have been told these will need to be taken after egg transfer. The pessaries have to be taken by inserting down below, anyone know any more about these? Not lookin forward to that bit at all. Aslo looked at the info inside the pessaries box and it is something to do with progesterone but also says do not take if pregnant or ttc - I'm confused so if anyone can help that would be great xx
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Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:05 pm 
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Hi, don't worry about the progesterne pessaries, everyone has t take them, its not as bad as it seems at all! mine are called proggefik 200mg but there are various names for them. you take them 2 weeks from egg transfer until your pregnancy test. If its negative they'll tell you to stop taking them but in my case it came back positive so I have to carry on takng them for a couple more weeks, its a hormone that prepares the uterus and makes it "welcome" for your eggs and also helps to prevent miscarrages so its very important that you take them. the nurses told me to to isert them last thing at night and after any sexual relations. Be warned they can give you most of the pregnancy symptoms too, moods, sore boobs, dizzy and nausea. So try not to read too much into it if you feel any of these things as its probably the progesterone.
feel free to ask anything else and good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:10 pm 
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Thanks for the quick reply Keely that has made me feel much better. I will keep you informed and I'm sure I will have lots more questions xx
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Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:15 pm 
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No problem at all! All of us that are going through this know how hard it is, and its good to be able to share stuff with others. Look forward to answering any questions and good luck again!!
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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:32 am 
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HIya all, hoipe you dont mind me asking a quick question on here. Been ttc for 14 mths now and very fed up, ive had tests to show im ovulating which is good but we have problems with oh sperm count, motility etc. Our GP was very rubbish and told us that we would not be pregnant by this time next year...even tho surely if my husband has some good sperm we still have a chance..??? Anyway because of this and she said that if we did need ivf we would have to wait 2-3 years where we live, we have decided to pay privately. We have our first appt tomorrow, was wondering of any good questions you think I should ask??? I think I will have a scan tomorrow and then we will speak to a fertility specialist, does anyone know about how long it takes before we start trying some form of treatment roughly??? I imagine from what we have read that we need lots of blood tests etc?? im a bit apprehensive about having a lot of time off work as my dh and I are teachers so we cant take any holiday days...dont want everyone to knoe our business a t this stage even tho they are nosey!!!!

Anyway thanks and good luck to all xxxxxxxx
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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:01 pm 
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Hi, Unfortunately I had my IVF, in Spain as everything is much more advanced and there was no waiting list on th NHS. the only thing that takes time is having all the blood tests and other tests that they need before you can start. You will need to take time off work, because blood test are needed on different days and they can only tell you when the next one is needed from day to day.and when you have the egg transfer you need 2 days bed rest. Over here there was a lot of couples there because the husband had a very low sperm count, and they were given medication that helps boost and stimulate the sperm count while you'e having your treatment. But I think things are different over in the U.K
All that matters is that the end result will be worth all of the effort you both put in. Good luck with everything
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Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Hi all,

I took ttc into my own hands and went to a specialist in November. Since then I have had an internal ultrasound, a HSG test and two weeks ago removal of cysts, polips in uterus and endemetriosis.

I just got back from his office with lots of information that is all a bit confusing. He recommended fertility injectibles and an IVF cycle.

I understand that I will need blood tests during the folicular phase of my cycle as well as ultrasounds- any idea how often? Does it matter if it is in the morning or at night? I'm thinking about work- his office is 40 minutes from my job and I begin teaching at 7:50 every morning. Not sure how I will swing blood tests and ultrasounds a couple of times a week if I have to keep taking half days- there is no being late- if I am late I have to take a half day from work.

Do the injections hurt? I read that I may take two injections a day- yikes!!!!!

The doctor put me on estrogen after the laprosocpy and my boobs were huge- I'm normall a 38 D but I couldn't wear a bra because of the bloating and tenderness of my breasts- Will the fertility drugs have the same result?

Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Lizzie
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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Hi, i,m due to start on suprecur injectibles on the 28th jan 09. I have had initial blood test at first appointment, H.I.V, Hepatitis and rubella. Then Cycle day 3 blood test, CD 21 blood test, then a scan to check all ovaries during period, then last blood test A>M>H to check age of ovaries. I am a private patient and only waited 6 weeks from 1st initial appointment to start of down regulating with suprecur.
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Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:57 pm 
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Lizziej, you've not been on the ttc boards for ages so thought you had left askbaby. I have no idea re IVF but just want to wish you the very best of luck. You really deserve your BFP.
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Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:35 pm 
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JUST wondering how much does it cost ? we can not have it done on the NHS as i have children from previous marriage.... I have had a sterilisation reversal but just wont to keep options open if i dont get my bfp soon
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