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Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 8:44am

Author: Kate Underwood

Seriously considering treatment abroad

Hi all Glad everyone has made their decisions. Our local clinic were brilliant - sent me copies of all our test results so we didn't have to have any more, converted the dodgy looking Cypriot precription into a useable (all for free) and just charged us for our scan. I think because we're in Cornwall and your options are so limited they're more than happy to help. Good luck everyone! xx

Friday, June 10th 2011, 12:09pm

Author: Kate Underwood

Seriously considering treatment abroad

Hi Nat The embies are very sensitive to heat (no hot water bottles for cramping etc): we were told by the clinic in Cyprus no sunbathing, or if we did make sure your tummy's in the shade. We stayed longer than we needed (bargain price: about £40 per night dinner, bed and breakfast for both of us) as I tend to have slow growing follies. We flew home about 36 hours after transfer - other people went the day after transfer. As long as you don't carry your luggage, that's probably most important. (P...

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 10:12am

Author: Kate Underwood

Seriously considering treatment abroad

Hi all We had 2 cycles at our local clinic and went to Dogus Clinic in Northern Cyprus for our last due to success rates and cost. We got our best results ever from Dogus (7 grade 1 embies) but found the communication was quite poor (they expected you to sit in your room or by the pool and wait for phone calls: something we're not very good at), the nurses injection technique left a bit to be desired (slap your arse and shove the drawing up needle in) and DH's ssr was much more painful and left ...

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 4:07pm

Author: Kate Underwood

Dogus clinic North Cyprus

Thank you for the feedback: I think I've persuaded DH to go for it. Did you get a bfp? xx

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 3:06pm

Author: Kate Underwood

Advice please: Dogus Cyprus

Hi Has anyone been treated at the Dogus Clinic in Northern Cyprus? If so, could you please let me know how you found the treatment etc. Thanks alot. xx

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 10:13am

Author: Kate Underwood

Ist ICSI cycle cancelled.. Please help me

Hiya I have only been on short protocols due to being an old bird and have had reasonable numbers of eggs both times. It maybe worth getting your amh tested as that's more reliable than fsh for reserve: we had to pay but it does give you a good idea: our clinic didn't do it as a matter of course but would do it if you asked so it maybe worth asking. Hope everything goes smoothly next time whatever you decide. xx

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 4:09pm

Author: Kate Underwood

prescriptions from the ocean suite ,Derriford.?

Bargain! Ours was a lot more than that. xx

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 9:50am

Author: Kate Underwood

prescriptions from the ocean suite ,Derriford.?

Hi Tammy I emailed a copy of the prescription to get a quote from them: I can try and find the fax number but may be a couple of days as manic at work this week. xx

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 4:31pm

Author: Kate Underwood

how long between medicated IUI and IVF?

Hi Gnorry I think it depends on your clinic: we've only had 1 icsi cycle (haven't tried iui: went straight to it) but I only had 1 vaguely normal period before I could start again (I'm on a short protocol as well) and went back on the pill (how they control your cycle on short protocol). Be a pest and ask your clinic: I was a nightmare! Good luck xx

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 11:32am

Author: Kate Underwood

Short Protocol - timings??

Hi Gemma I think with short protocol you go on the pill so the clinic can control your cycle with the buserelin stopping you from ovulating but ask your clinic if you're not sure. I'm a complete pain with loads of questions! xx

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 11:14am

Author: Kate Underwood

Short Protocol - timings??

Hi Jennifer I did short protocol last time and am on it this time: I had to ring on day 1 and then started the pill for 4/5 weeks last time (3 weeks this time) and had a scan about 5 days after I stopped taking it and started injecting buserelin and puregon the next day. I then injected both of them for 12 days before my trigger shot but it should only have been for about 10 days (I didn't have enough follies the right size at the last scan so had to have an extra couple of days stimming). I had...

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 3:04pm

Author: Kate Underwood

prescriptions from the ocean suite ,Derriford.?

Hi Tammy and Jamie Sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you about this but I am a sievehead. Treliske gave us our prescription and recommended Calea as I think they have some kind of arrangement with them but it's worth trying them.Phone number's 0870 749 2020, enquiriesuk@calea-online.com or www.calea.co.uk **Admin/Moderator note - This post contains an unconfirmed link/information and readers are reminded that FertilityZone.co.uk is not responsible for the content of external internet si...

Friday, September 10th 2010, 11:17am

Author: Kate Underwood

prescriptions from the ocean suite ,Derriford.?

Hi Tammy and Jamie We're satelliting from Treliske at Derriford (if that makes sense) and use Calea UK for ours: they're quite cheap and include some for free. Let me know if you want their details. xx

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 2:40pm

Author: Kate Underwood

Male age and risk of miscarriage

Hi Rachel Don't tell me that please! My DH is 63, I'm 42 and this is our 1st attempt. The piece of definite information I can give you is that DH is 1 of 9: his Dad was married twice and DH's youngest brother was born when their Dad was 57 and DH's stepmum was 35ish. Also there are loads of stories in the press about celebrity Dads who are older (look at Michael Douglas for example). My only advice would be don't worry about it as this is so stressful anyway, just concentrate on looking after yo...

Monday, May 17th 2010, 9:52am

Author: Kate Underwood

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Hi Lillia We're not with Bristol but had to see our GP 3 times before he'd refer us to the fertilty clinic as it just didn't happen. Even then, it was a locum who actually bothered to write the letter. We found you just have to be a pest. xx

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 9:20am

Author: Kate Underwood

Long/short - generally confused!!

Hi Kimby I think so, It was labelled "Plymouth Short" and it'll all be done in a couple of weeks. I'm injecting 2 x 200 of puregon (I think) and 0.3ml of Buserelin. Not having done this before we've got nothing to compare it to so are blundering around in the dark a bit. Good luck! xx

Monday, May 10th 2010, 2:43pm

Author: Kate Underwood

Long/short - generally confused!!

Hi Kimby Now I've had my idiot's guide through, I'm injecting Buserelin in the mornings and Puregon morning and evening for about for about 10 days with scans to see how it's all going. It does all seem ever so quick once I actually start. Injection training seems a world away now and by the time I get there it'll be about 2 months before so hopefully I'll remember what we're supposed to do. I'm assuming they know what they're doing! xx

Monday, April 26th 2010, 4:11pm

Author: Kate Underwood

INFO: BUYING IVF DRUGS - where and how much

Blimey: it never occurred to me to try our GP (although they are pretty pooh). We used Calea UK as they have an arrangement with our clinic and the bill was just over £700. I emailed a copy of the prescription to Calea to get a quote and they were very helpful but we had our prescription for about a month before we needed it. xx

Monday, April 19th 2010, 3:42pm

Author: Kate Underwood

Hubby going for operation

Hi My DH had a heart bypass 15 years ago, which obviously was under a general so they wouldn't consider it if they thought it was too risky. He's going through SSR on the day of EC as the doctor we saw was quite dismissive and when I suggested doing it before, was promptly told that if any sperm were there they may not survive the freezing process and why we weren't we using donor sperm? We ignored the doctor (it only takes 1 tadpole, as we're all reminded as teenagers!) and as far as we know it...

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 12:59pm

Author: Kate Underwood

Long/short - generally confused!!

I think I'm on a long protocol but seeing how every clinic does things differently and everyone's body is different I think they may just guess! xx




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