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Sunday, May 20th 2012, 11:00pm

Author: Scooby2

how many cycles to success

Hi LGC, Please don't despair as you've had some success albeit a really painful loss. I would certainly keep going and with to straws of sperm - still lots to look forward to. Try to relax and look forward to getting pregnant again - you've done it before! Take care and I'm sure there will be lots of other ladies by to give you their support too. It only takes one! Scooby2 x

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 9:36pm

Author: Scooby2

Veteran IVFer

Hi Jen, I can relate as 8 years TTC and 41years young following 8 IVF transfers and no BFPs after an ectopic termination at 3months 8 years ago, we too are struggling to decide what next. It's probably going to be one last try and then a very very last donor egg option ( if we can raise the funds). We are going to get Hubby's chromosomes checked ( somehow that was missed along the way!) and possibly another AMH and dependent on results PGD with own eggs or donor egg route. I'll definitely go dow...

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 12:57pm

Author: Scooby2

Glasgow Royal Infirmary - Treatment feedback and chat **NO PREGNANCY CHAT PLEASE**

hey Ladies, Congrats Hope at being PUPO - hope the 2WW goes quickly for you! I'm looking for a bit of advise:- We've been TTC for 8 years after ectopic in 2004 and have had treatment at GRI and GCRM with 8 IVF transfers ( 4 fresh cycles) and lots of steroids, clexane etc but no joy despite all brilliant egg quantity, fertilisation etc. We started down the investigation into Immunology and as I was working in London had considered ARGC who after consultation reckoned they could help. I've just be...

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 12:22pm

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

Hey Tania, Good to hear from you! and great news for Shortcake. I've been lying low for a while and changing jobs back in March so now starting to think about getting started again. I contacted a couple of the clinics that I had treatment at before to see where to get started. I think a chromosome test for hubby and a repeat AMH may be in order as one of the clinics is supportive of PGD if we still want to try our own eggs given I'm now 41 and I guess it's starting to stack up against us. They h...

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9:19pm

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

Thanks Tania - so sorry it's been ages since I was on the site. I've recently been back to our GP and not so much on the IVF side but recently getting mid cycle bleeding and real big problems with lower back pain. Looking back I always get really bad back pain with my period and due to the adhesions just thinking it's all connected ( literally). So, I'm to be referred for more checks so I'll let you know but I too think may an op is required to ease teh adhesions and the pain. We'll see and hope...

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 11:29am

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

Thanks Tania, I think it's a problem and am going to see my Doc to see if we can tackle this from a different angle. I've doen 3 NHS IVF cycles as IVF was recommended as the consultant couldn't do a laparoscopy becuase I have so many bad adhesions and he couldn't get down to see if all the redproductive bits were as they should be! I had an abdominal ectopic that I had to have emergency laparotomy and after drains in for 10days know that everything must be stuck to everything else down there! I ...

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 10:32pm

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

Hi Ladies, Out of interest do you know of anyone that has had pelvic surgery related to multiple failures? I'm convinced my adhesions are causing problems and I guess it might be similar to a massive dose of endemetriosis - what do you think? (still waiting to get immunology level2's done to rule that out too!) Scooby2 xxxx

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 10:25pm

Author: Scooby2

Clexane injections

Hi Ladies, Sunny Bee has it spot on. I always inject sitting down ( trying to get a bit more flab to inject into). Alternate sides each day and pinch your flab and inject at right angles if you can. Don't rub afterwards even if it's nippy nippy ( which it is!) to avoid bruising. I started with massive bruises which then get more sore to inject around and hard to the touch and found that the no rubbing theory worked a treat for me with a huge reduction in bruising. Good luck ladies. Hope to be jo...

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 12:09pm

Author: Scooby2

IMMUNOLOGY CHATTER

Hi Ladies, Getting back on the IVF horse again and looking for a bit of a refresher from you experienced immunology ladies. I didn't formally get Level1 tests as I seemed to get them through the 3 NHS funded fresh IVF cycles that I had. I had Hysteroscopy, Bloods on clotting, chromosomes etc and I've had thyroid tests with GP. My hubby didn't get the chromosome tests that I did ( seems odd he didn't get them at the same time). We had a clinic visit at ARGC and given our history (( 8 x BFN ( 4 fr...

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 11:59am

Author: Scooby2

Melatonin?

Hi Devchick, Fantastic news - delighted for you! Also fab to know that others are benefiting too so def will be asking about Melatonin when I get back into the swing of things! It's quantity and quality isn't it? I do get a reasonable quantity but with 8 x BFN I'm hoping for help on the quality and/or the immune side of things ( once level2 tests are done). It's just brill news and I'm looking forward to checking in on you as you go. Hugs and kisses. Scooby2 xx

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 11:47am

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

Thanks Sammy, I'm just putting it down to stress and now that I'm on hols - going to chill out and hope all gets back into sync. If not, I'll def get onto the Doc and get it checked out. Will check out Devchick as it sounds like a brill result - def something in that Melatonin - one to add to the list to discuss with ARGC when I get to see them (after saving some pennies!). Hugs Ladies, Scooby2 xx

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 10:47pm

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

Sammy so sorry to hear your news - stick in there though and fingers crossed for the next round. I know what you mean about DE as a 50% genetic match and carrying would still be a great outcome. I've had a bit of a scare in the last few weeks that's making me think I need to get another check on my AMH. I'm regular as clockwok and had my period 2 weeks ago as predicted ( no such luck of a natural BFP!). Saying that I had teh usual sore boobs and they didn't go away , which normally do so a few d...

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 8:20pm

Author: Scooby2

Last Chance Saloon

That's brill Devchick - I thought I saw that in another thread. Congrats and hope the little un hangs on in there. All your results looking fab so it's just a matter of time! Take care and hope the 2ww goes fast! Scooby2 xx

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 7:32pm

Author: Scooby2

Last Chance Saloon

Good luck Devchick - thinking of you and wishing you all the best for this transfer. Scooby2 xx

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 10:57pm

Author: Scooby2

Next round with Clexane

Hi Kat, as Daisy says, you'll be fine. All part of the bigger plan and certainly worth it - it all becomes a bit routine really! I tend to do injections in the mornings before heading to work (as it's a bit variable getting home at night). Not going through treatment just now and saving up for another go probably with immune meds. I was advised to pinch the area you are injecting between thumb and forefinger so that helps too (and I have plenty to pinch!!). Take care it's all good. Scooby2 xx

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 10:50pm

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

Fingers and toes crossed devchick - lost of luck! Thanks Tania - yes, I guess Iill need the tests first and maybe ILs or whatever else is appropriate is certainly worth and go while we're saving up! I know what you mean, ever the optimist - saying that we have to be as it's tough taking multiple failures but there is so much good news on heh site these days for the immune ladies that I'm sure we'll all get there! Keep us all posted on your progress it's great to hear all the positive results. Sc...

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 8:13pm

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

So sorry Sammy, keep postive. It sounds like you still need to explore with your own eggs so go for it girl! I know what you mean Tania and like Sammy I'm not quite there yet but would probably consider DE and then carrying and 50% genetic link with Hubby would be a good compromise - We'll see! Still to check out the immune cycle but currently struggling so can't even consider another cycle just now. Part of me would like to just try some immune meds without IVF while we are waiting to fund a cy...

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 7:50pm

Author: Scooby2

Next round with Clexane

Hi Kat, I found the needles needed a bit more of a push so can be a bit trickier that the gonalF needles ( which are very small by comparison). Injecting the clexane is a bit stingy but don't rub as that's what causes the bruises! I got some good advise from the nurses not to rub after injecting as that's what causes the bruises and it does work. Alternate side to side too and I'm sure the ladies that have got their BFPs will add how they manage through their pregnancies. Unfortunately to date, ...

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 12:35pm

Author: Scooby2

Pincushion Pals - Multiple IVFers yet to have a BFP

Morning Ladies, Glad to see that you are getting some answers and it's really good to see hopw you are progressing as i haven't had the tests done yet. Real struggle on the affordability stakes but we will get it done soon (for my sanity). I suspect as you, that there is a big allergy thing going on!! Keep us posted on your progress. Have a loveley weekend. Scooby2 xx

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 1:16am

Author: Scooby2

injection bruising

Hi Elpi, I was told a really useful tip by a nurse more so with my clexane jabs - not to rub after injecting as it causes bruising. When I was doing my stimms jabs it was generally ok and like advised, alternate sides each day was a good tip. The needles are quite fine so reasonably easy to do but try not to run afterwards. You should avoid the naval area and go for the fleshy bit down a bit either side. I'm sure it's all fine and the bruises do fade. Lots of luck. Scobby2 xx




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