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Thursday, May 7th 2009, 7:41am

Author: SBruno

Gonal F vs. Menopur/Puregon

I think there is no secret formula for this....there are so many variables and for each person it is totally different, in different months. I was just disappointed that I had no frosties and will have to go through the whole thing again if it doesn't work.

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 4:42pm

Author: SBruno

Gonal F vs. Menopur/Puregon

I don't know, I'm asking cause I was put on 187.5 Gonal F short protocol and got only 5 follies, 3 eggs, and two embryos. So I am thinking if this cycle doesn't work, either up the dosage of gonal f or switch to a different drug? It just seems that on Menopur women seem to have more eggies... But maybe it's just me.

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 9:06pm

Author: SBruno

Fibroid discovered at Basline scan

Hi! My friend had an IUI at 38 with a big fibroid and got pregnant and carried to term and delivered a healthy girl! So I don't think it is such a big issue, more than that I think it is very common.

Monday, May 4th 2009, 3:02pm

Author: SBruno

Gonal F vs. Menopur/Puregon

Yes, I really like the gonal f pens, but if they are so good why doesn't every one use them in just higher doses? Like you I heard that you can get totally different results with the same drugs, same dose, on different months...

Monday, May 4th 2009, 1:09pm

Author: SBruno

Gonal F vs. Menopur/Puregon

Hi! I am wondering what is the difference in these stims? Is Gonal F considered a 'weaker' stim and menopur/puregon more aggressive? I say this cause I was on Gonal F last cycle and only produced 5 follies...but I see other women (older?) are given other drugs. I am also worried about quality because if more aggressive drugs produce many eggs but of lesser quality I'll stick with my gonal F which produced only 3 eggs but two good embryos from those. I was also told that every month is different....

Monday, May 4th 2009, 1:02pm

Author: SBruno

EGG COLLECTION - General questions

I think it's really individual....I had no pain or discomfort at all and actually found the whole thing to be quite relaxing, what with the general anesthesia. After I felt relieved that all the eggs were out and that my ovaries can relax. But then I started worrying about the fertilization! Ah there is no end!

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 9:00am

Author: SBruno

Back to back IVFs?

Hi! I just did a short protocol this past month and had 2 embryos transferred this past weekend. So I am crossing my fingers because that's all I had, no frosties. I was put on a relatively low dosage which resulted in 5 follies, only 3 eggs collected, and then just 2 fertilized (luckily!). I really did not suffer at all during the EC, had no side effects etc. And I am thinking if this doesn't work (I know we must think positive!) that I would like to try another IVF short protocol right away. H...

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 4:20pm

Author: SBruno

1 egg is all it takes !

Thanks for sharing! I am going for my EC tomorrow with only 5 follies and I was feeeling terrible about odds until I read your story!

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 9:54am

Author: SBruno

** IUI CHITTER CHATTER APRIL 2009**

Hi Bettyboop, My Dr. placed me on the short protocol with gonal F starting at 187.5, I think he chose this for me since I was on a very low dosage already with gonal-F and the IUIs, and in general it is less stressful and less injections, not to mention cheaper. It's like IUI protocol just higher dosage and then you start the ovulation suppression injections while you continue the gonal-f. When the follies are ready you take the trigger shot and 36 hours later you collect the eggs. I think you m...

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 8:52am

Author: SBruno

Moving on to IVF

Hi Everybody, Sorry I haven't been around. My second IUI failed I was 2 days late but then I got my period. My husband was very depressed and I had to be the strong one. So we are moving on to IVF and I'm on the short protocol already and I will probably be hanging out on the IVF forums to start educating myself about all this. Also I have signed up for a local support group for women going through fertility treatments, I feel like I really need this. Forums are great, but not enough, I need liv...

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 8:32pm

Author: SBruno

Only 1 follicle???

I had the same question to my Dr. Last month I produced on my own two big follies and just took the trigger shot and TTC naturally and BFN. This month I had an IUI with gonal F which produced the same 2 follies. I asked my Dr. why I need to take the stims? For me it's not a question of money since the drugs here are free, but just why take hormones if I don't need to? The answer was basically that this is the protocol for IUI. They like to control everything and increase the chances because one ...

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 8:11pm

Author: SBruno

** IUI CHITTER CHATTER MARCH 2009**

Hi Everybody! I know I've been away, I've been having some major depressive episodes etc. Just needed time off. So last month despite two great big follies and confirmed ovulation, mucho loving au natural did not yield any results even though poor DH canceled his weekend with the boys for this occasion. I became completely depressed and at the same time my sister-in-law gave birth to a baby boy...so you can imagine. So I wasn't really in high spirits but started again Gonal-F, ultrasounds, blood...

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 5:14pm

Author: SBruno

** IUI CHITTER CHATTER MARCH 2009**

Sorry Esha- I've been spending some time on the endo board as my Dr. suggested yesterday that this might be the cause of my issues (even though I have no symptoms) and told me to think about a lap surgery. So I am freaking out of course, and made appts with several other doctors to get their opinion. I just really hate this guy, I never feel good around him. Whatever, I'll do another IUI with him and see.

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 5:07pm

Author: SBruno

Please help: Do I have endo?

I read everything about this condition...I don't have painful periods, or very heavy bleeding, no normal endo symptoms. Recently an ultrasound found 1-2 small 'sacs' inside the uterus, fluid filled probably. My doctor thinks now that maybe endo is the cause of my infertility and suggested maybe a lap surgery to be sure. 1. I don't want to undergo needless surgery if I have no troublesome symptoms. Is there a way to confirm endo without a lap? 2. Does it sound to you like I have endo? From what I...

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 12:29pm

Author: SBruno

** IUI CHITTER CHATTER MARCH 2009**

Hi Girls! Just a small shout here, nothing special going on. Tomorrow I go see the Dr. again to plan the next IUI. He insists that it be medicated but with a lower dosage, it's that or no IUI. I prefer it to be natural, but he probably knows better. Spring is in the air, finally, sunny and warm. My rant for day: I'm tired of people telling me that I should not drink coffee/wine (even moderately), and I must eat organic foods and rid my self of toxic food because clearly THAT is the cause of infe...

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 6:13pm

Author: SBruno

IUI CHITTER CHATTER (ARCHIVE NOV 08 - FEB 09)

Ah! Help! I've ovulated and now I have spotting! What is this? Is this ovulation bleeding? Maybe I had an ovarian cyst burst? Anybody had this before...I did experience that ovulation pain 2 nights ago.. I wish I can have a webcam implanted inside my uterus/ovaries so I can always see what is going on!

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 5:27pm

Author: SBruno

IUI CHITTER CHATTER (ARCHIVE NOV 08 - FEB 09)

Hi lou lou, sorry to hear about that your failed IUI...any reason why you think it might have failed?

Friday, February 27th 2009, 9:42pm

Author: SBruno

IUI CHITTER CHATTER (ARCHIVE NOV 08 - FEB 09)

Hi Girls! last night was 24 hours after my trigger shot and just had this ovulation pain all evening, sharp and dull at times on the left side where I had my big follies. This morning my temp rose by .4 degrees and I expect it to rise more by tomorrow morning. So we've been trying au natural, 'doing it' morning and night time and I am careful not to move right after. There is something nice about doing it naturally.... So if my eggie is now out I suppose it has another 24 hours to live at most.....

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 2:41pm

Author: SBruno

IUI CHITTER CHATTER (ARCHIVE NOV 08 - FEB 09)

KayJay- I'm not sure about specific brands, but hormones in general to induce follies to grow and mature are based on estrogen, which is not the best thing to take long term. I have a friend who did IUI with donor sperm with no stims, just trigger shot, specifically because both her mom and grandmother died of cancer. She is high risk. She got lucky at the age of 38 and on the second cycle she got a BFP and today she has 4 year old. At 42 she tried again with no stims but was too old, so just dr...

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 1:38pm

Author: SBruno

IUI CHITTER CHATTER (ARCHIVE NOV 08 - FEB 09)

2mums....gonal f definitely does the job...I mean I tried it just for 2 cycles. This cycle perhaps my follies developed so well because of the estrogen still left in my body from previous cycle?... It says it takes a long time to leave the body. Women with a history of cancer in their family are advised not to take it. Do you really need the stims? What dosage will he start you on? Really I don't mean to scare anyone, but we should just be aware. Better to go slowly with treatments but safer.




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