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Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 6:01pm

oestrogen tablets

Hi guys. So I've been taking the 1st lot of medication to get my lining ready since the 23rd but I'm feeling very sick and tired all day. I think this could be from taking it in the mornings. Am I able to just take them at dinner time instead or will that mess everything up?
Thanks in advance.

P.s. I'm all new to this forum and very confused lol

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Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 10:46pm

Busy here too! Can't wait until Friday so I can finally relax during my 2 week holiday! : D
Good luck tomorrow, Rodeogirl with your appointment. I was told last time I phoned if I was happy to start again on my next cycle, which I assumed that meant after follow up appointment. Hopefully that will arrive soon. In the meantime I'm just enjoying usual life, not having to think about or to remember to take tablets, pessaries or injections, for a change! Quite a nice feeling, actually! There's nothing else to be done until that appointment letter arrives, so no point thinking about it. We'll see if third time lucky does for us...
How's everyone else? Hello, not too long to go now... ;)
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Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 10:51pm

Hi Purplerain,
I took my tablets in the evening instead because I found it easier to remember. I was told it didn't matter when you took them. If you're feeling unwell, perhaps give the nurses a call. They'll tell you if you need to change anything or maybe you might be able to take the tablets spaced out during the day. How many are you taking? I was talking 3. X
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Thursday, March 31st 2016, 11:59am

Hi everyone

Yes rodeogirl follow up very soon, 12th April. We had our egg collection on the 8th Feb and negative test on the 26th although I knew 8 days before test that it had failed so it's been a long wait for follow up.

Hi purple rain and welcome. I felt a little bit sick on the norethesterone too- I took all 3 first thing in the morning which is probably why- but worried I'd forget if I split them up.


HH29 glad you're in good spirits and coping well with the wait until your treatment begins- it will fly by :)
I think I must have been on the short protocol but not the flare short protocol as I think my FSH looked normal. My friend was on the long protocol and I read that they usually trial everyone on long protocol first then make adjustments but maybe things have changed now. I wonder if the long protocol is a bit gentler on your eggs so they may consider this for us next time? Or maybe just lower the gonal f dose from 225 to 150.

And yes lots of BFPs soon!!! Xxxx

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Thursday, March 31st 2016, 12:01pm

Good luck with your appointment rodeogirl hope you get all your answers and treatment can begin again soon xxx

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Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:09am

Been so busy!!

Hi again,

Thanks to all for ur messages and help especially rodeogirl
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Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:19am

I did write a big message but only came up with that bit

I have finally started my injections last night, it's all so real now!!

I'm dreading any side effects as I'm an emotional wreck at the best of times never Mind with extra added hormones!!

Has anyone had any issues with time off from work?
There is an ivf policy in place but I don't want to tell my boss as she has breached confidentiality before, she is aware I have appointments but won't give me the days off unless I swap and work my days off which means I'll be working 12.5 hour shifts over 10 days with travelling to and fro Aberdeen in the middle which is 10 hour round trip!

I really don't want to tell her but feel I might have to, my co-workers r the worse and gossips and I wanted to keep this private, has anyone been in a similar situation?
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Friday, April 1st 2016, 12:06pm

Hi sunflower77
Yes I'm on 3 a day. Just find them very energy draining and completely ruining my appetite which isn't so bad as it keeps my weight down lol. But I've got my scan today to determine wether my womb lining is thick enough. So fingers crossed everything goes ok today and I can get my next appointment sorted for embryo transfer

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Friday, April 1st 2016, 8:19pm

Hey ladies, thank goodness it's the weekend :) . Welcome purple rain. Sorry you are feeling ribbish on the tablets. I started off taking all 3 in the evenings before bed with the hope i might sleep through any side effects, OK I was new to the game lol, but then changed to taking 1, 3 times a day as this was more gentle on my stomach and With less headaches. Just remember to drink at least 2-3 litres of fluid a day as this makes a big difference to the side effects, the down side is you pee loads though. If you feel really rough phone the nurses as they may put you on something different instead. Please don't suffer. Hope your scan went ok today?

Weemiracles you were cycling just after me as my test date was the 14th Feb. Hope your follow up appt goes ok for you.

Great to hear from you sunflower. Hope you get to start again soon. It is a nice feeling to be able to relax a bit from all the stress of injections,pessaries etc and feel almost normal again if that's possible!

Hi again Bambi. Hope the injections go ok for you. I didn't really have any side effects from them apart from when they added in the Cerotitide for the last 4 days. I felt rubbish on that one but everyone is different though. Hope you don't suffer too much. I work fur the NHS so we get special leave for IVF for 5 days but this can be extended at the manager's discretion. I took a mixture of special leave and annual leave then got signed off fir a week after transfer as I was really sore and swollen then developed a really sore back. My line manager is a doctor so was really sympathetic and supportive and put on my paperwork for time off as hospital treatment and investigations and my GP asked me what I wanted on my sick line so we agreed on back pain, which wasn't a lie. Our admin lady who deals with sick leave etc on the pay returns and files paperwork in our HR files is a nosey cow and a gossip too so I didn't want her knowing anything. It was bad enough with my first miscarriage and she started phoning me at home for updates under the pretence of being concerned! I don't blame you for worrying about telling work. Can you speak to someone in HR for advice? You shouldn't have to be swapping shifts if they have a policy in place for IVF. Would your GP sign you off instead as you have so far to travel? I ended up staying with friends in Aberdeen during my monitoring scans as it was too exhausting with all the travelling back and fore. You can also claim for hotel bills under NHS expenses too. £75 if your OH has to be there and £35 a night if just you has to attend appt. your bids shouldn't be gossiping about what you tell her let alone telling your colleagues. That's an HR matter of disciplinary action if she breaches your confidence. Hope you get something sorted out.
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Friday, April 1st 2016, 8:38pm

Well the update after our follow up appt yesterday is that we saw a new male foreign doctor we hadn't seen before but really liked him. He was very honest and explained lots about about embryo scoring etc which now makes sense to us. We asked again about the possibly of me having natural killer cells and that we had looked into going to see Prof Quemby in Coventry for a uterine biopsy and he says hen had worked with her previously but said he had no objections to this but that the evidence and treatment still wasn't proven really to be effective. I then showed him the journal article which was published recently on the lack of stem cells in the uterus causing recurrent mc's and implant failure in IVF and he had never seen this so was going to discuss it at their team meeting that afternoon. We asked for an honest opinion about if we should try again using my eggs or should we now consider using a do it instead. He said my problem could be either implantation failure or due to egg quality but they just didn't know with me as produced a good number and fertilised well both during IVF and naturally so I was a bit of a mystery but due to my age he thought we might have a better chance of success if we considered using a donor but he was happy to try again with my eggs if we wanted too. All cycles now will be self funded so we have to take this into account too. He said the waiting list for a donor in Aberdeen is about 3 months at present or if we wanted to go quicker we could go to Alicante as they work alongside their clinics and do scans etc in Aberdeen beforehand. As we are getting married in 10 weeks we wouldn't start treatment before then so will look into both places. In the meantime he was concerned that my lining could have been a bit thicker at time if implantation so they are going to put me on a course of oestrogen and viagra! :o) and scan me regularly to see if that thickens the lining up a bit more before we start the donor process. Has anyone used oestrogen patches or drugs or viagra for this purpose? Would be interested to hear how you got on? He said it would be a bit like preoaring for a FET so sunflower I'll be picking your brains if you don't mind.

Has anyone else used a donor egg? Unfortunately the nurse wasn't available to speak to us about the process so she's going to phone us to discuss it all with us but the said the process will start fairly soon although transfer won't be fir at least 3 months. We need to wait until after honeymoon and be a month free of any possible symptoms from Zika if we do go to Thailand area now xx
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Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 12:30pm

Hi!
I got my letter in the post today, so my follow-up appointment will be on the 28th of April. That's good to know! Once that's in place you can just count down the days!

I haven't had any issues with getting time off, fortunately. My boss is really supportive of this. She's always offering if I need anything. Even when I was off the longest for my EC up to ET and I needed a line from GP, they actually wrote on paper 'IVF treatment', which I was annoyed at because I didn't want this to be known. My boss wasn't happy either and she suggested that I went back and asked them for a new one with that info changed to 'medical investigations', which was what I had asked on the phone and was what the nurses at the clinic had suggested. I really appreciated my boss' support on this because, if she hadn't said anything, I might have not gone back and asked them to change it.

Glad to hear your appointment went well Rodeogirl, it must've given you some reassurance. We had a couple friends of ours who I think they must've gone to Alicante for eggs (we knew it was Valencia, so could've been Alicante) and it went really well, as they have now a lovely wee boy from that treatment.

I have to say I've been really lucky with side effects from drugs, as I have hardly felt any different. I had headaches during EC treatment and quite sore ovaries during the evenings on the last few days. Apart from that, not much else! I don't know if I felt any more tired than usual, as I'm always quite tired when I get home (I'm a Primary teacher!). During my last cycle for FET, I think I got a bit of low blood pressure, as I had a few moments here and there when I felt a bit lightheaded and faint. But nothing much more than that. The injections of Burserelin I found worse and more painful than the other ones, for some reason. So I don't look forward to those again...

Have a nice weekend everyone! Xx
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Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 1:44pm

Hi all,

I haven't been on here for ages, so I feel like a newbie! Hello to everyone that is on the forum at the moment. I can't read back very far on my phone but hugs to everyone that has had a rough time of it recently. It really can be the toughest journey - fingers crossed for a happy ending for everyone xfingers

Rodeogirl - I am moving to donor egg. I had turned 42 just before my first cycle and know that there is a slim to nil chance of getting another BFP with my own eggs. It's hard to ignore the statistics, especially when self-funding. I was due to have double donor treatment abroad, and then Aberdeen hit me with a dilemma. I didn't have a great follow-up at Aberdeen last year and no-one contacted me about donor treatment. I also knew that IVI Alicante was a cheaper option if I did it directly. So I researched independently and decided on a couple of other clinics. It was only when I contacted Aberdeen for a copy of my notes that I realised that waiting times are now much reduced. So we've decided to give Aberdeen one last go, as it means we can use DH's sperm sample. I also plan on going to see Professor Quenby as I have a few immue issues in the mix. Your follow-up sounds so positive - that's great that they were at least open to discussing immunes, and the lining boost protocol sounds good.
Hope the wedding/honeymoon planning is going well. We got married just after cycle no. 1, but have yet to plan the honeymoon!

Bambi - I really feel for you about time off. That seems very unfair that you have to swap shifts. Things can get so unpredictable (I ended up having to take 2 weeks away from work as I had a rather unpleasant egg collection and then was so swollen and sore after ET) and you have to put yourself first. GPs will sign you off with a non-specific reason, so you can have some privacy. I told quite a few people the first time round, this time I'll not tell many. Can you take a proper break from work once the regular scanning starts? The travelling is really hard too. I was only 2.5 hours away from Aberdeen on round 1 and that was bad enough. When my time comes, I will sign off from a few days before ET through the first week of the 2WW.

Sunflower - good luck with your follow-up. It does so help having a new date to aim for. I'm a primary teacher too - think there are other careers that co-exist better with IVF treatment! Glad that your boss is supportive - that makes all the difference. I also had a supportive boss for my first cycle. I still feel very grateful for that, as teacher guilt hit me hard during my time off.

For those that asked about side effects from drugs...norethisterone made me feel a bit sick in the morning, but otherwise great. Buserelin was awful but I was only on it for 3 days. Gonal F was okay - just felt a bit swollen towards EC. Cetrotide injections were stingy and sore. I also felt really tired on the drugs and was sleeping soundly by 9pm everynight, but that could have been my relaxation CD. I drank 12 glasses of water a day and ate a lot of protein, which seemed to stop the headaches and other common side effects. Good luck to everyone cycling at the moment.

Hope the sun is shining with you all
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Monday, April 4th 2016, 12:19pm

Ok so now I have been given 4 a day for an extra week as my lining isn't close to thick yet. Oh well better than bad news I guess.

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Monday, April 11th 2016, 8:41pm

Hello ladies, I'm Tea, hope you are all doing as well as can be expected in your current cycles. Has anyone had any issues with vomiting dizziness and nausea after egg collection? I was ok in ward but got quite ill after leaving, and still dizzy at 8pm. Anyone experience this after temazepam and fentynyl?

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Monday, April 11th 2016, 9:31pm

Hi tea, I did the second time over night but by morning I was ok! Did you have many eggs removed? I did and that made them ? Ohss, but I didn't x

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Monday, April 11th 2016, 10:54pm

Hi Tea,
I turned into a vomiting, dizzy sleep zombie right after egg collection (which was first thing in the morning) and my blood pressure dropped pretty low. I was admitted overnight, as things weren't better by ward closing time. I was still a bit dizzy the next morning but able to travel. I know at least one other person who felt pretty lousy afterwards too so it's not uncommon. But do get in touch with the clinic or your doc if it isn't easing by morning x
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Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 8:09am

Thank you Catkins and Hello, really reassuring to know that it's something that happens to others and that I didn't need to worry. I was worrying in case it was OHSS causing it and not the meds, because I had no problems with fentynyl first time. Helped to know it was your second time score you had a reaction and that you didn't have OHSS, Hello. 17 Catkins, did have fluid on ovaries, and they questioned giving me an injection related to OHS but didn't. Didn't have much bloating either. Woke up feeling better this morning, only a headache. Thanks again and sorry that you both had to go through that too. On to waiting for fertilization numbers now, we're always waiting for something in this journey aren't we. I hope all your waits are short and your outcomes positive x

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Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 12:40pm

Hey everyone and thanks for the advice regarding work, I bit the bullet and went to see my doctor and he signed me off until end of month and I feel way much better taking stressing over work out of the picture I can completely focus on this journey now!
I have had all my scans etc and getting a pro at my injections, having my collection this week : D
With all the travelling which works out at about 10 hours driving a day for each monitoring scan, I'm exhausted I don't no if it's the travelling, the injections or maybe ur body is more stressed and worried than I realise as I 'think' I'm doing fine, lets hope so.
Has anyone had there transfer done and just curious is it common to make it to blastocyst at day 5 or generally do they do the transfer on day 3 and only a select few wait to day 5?
I bought a book called Get a life his and hers guide ivf which is an amazing book and is written by a couple who have been through 3 cycles, I'm finding this helpful and reading it stage by stage as going through I've, would recommend it to anyone

Take care and good luck to everyone
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Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 7:16pm

Hi ladies, been quiet for a while as just waiting but we finally went to the open evening last night - wonder if anyone else looking at this forum was too, say hi if you are!!

Anyway didn't learn much more than what I've already read so waiting for our appointment on Thursday to hopefully find out when we start, I'll be on my period then so not sure how long I'd have to wait before starting the neo - whatever it's called - tablets! They said you start on that first?

At least we are finally getting started!
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Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 7:16pm

Bamboo in so glad you got signed off was reading your posts really not nice to have to deal with
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Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 7:17pm

Bambi!!! Predictive txt!!
"Walk where there is no path and instead leave a trail" [zx145]

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Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 7:43pm

Good luck butterfly for Thursday! You might get started this month depends how booked in they are coz they only see around 15 per week if I remember right xxx

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Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 11:57am

Hi Butterfly,

Just to let you know there will likely be a bit of a delay to starting. I had my appointment on 1st March just when my period started and was told I would need to wait and start on the next cycle as egg collection was already fully booked for April. I'm starting norestherone tomorrow with planned egg collection first week in May.

Hope everyone is doing ok.

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Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 6:29pm

That's exactly what happened to me hhh29 I went for first appointment on day 12 and thought they might start me that cycle but had to wait, I've just had my egg collection and my other halfs sperm count wasn't as good as previous samples so they have decided to do icsi, fingers crossed and they only managed to collect 7eggs when we thought we would get a lot more, feel a bit down but only takes one!! just Got to wait for the call from the lab just think I have to prepare myself for the worst!

Butterfly they normally give u a estimated date for egg collection on ur first appointment and mines was to the day and I think they generally start the neothisterone on day21 but could be different, good luck tomoro
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Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 10:59pm

Good luck Bambi! I hope they call you back with good news! That's what I would do as well: stay positive, but prepare yourself for the worst. I always think that helps to deal with things easier. If you have your hopes up, it's easier to be devastated with disappointment. But if you're expecting the worst and the results are good, nobody gets mad because you got it wrong, on the contrary, you're double happy because of the unexpected good news. Anyway, I have everything crossed for you. Xx
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Thursday, April 14th 2016, 8:48am

Bambi try not to worry, as you say it only takes one and the fertilisation rate is higher with ICSI. I know we'll need ICSI as my OH's results haven't been good enough for IVF on its own.

Fingers crossed for you!

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Thursday, April 14th 2016, 9:06am

Thanks guys :)

Sitting by my phone waiting...

Feeling very raw and tender today, duvet day is in order :)
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Thursday, April 14th 2016, 10:07am

Well after drying up the flood of tears which I have no idea where they came from..

6 out 7 eggs have fertilised :) :) :) :) :) :)

We have a time for day 3 transfer but there is a chance it will get pushed to day 5

I really feel this journey is so surreal and everyone going through this have their own different story and at the end of the day we are all in the same boat on the same journey, just the belief that it won't happen for us is so high and to have hope and positive thoughts, I feel we r just setting ourselves up for a bigger fall at the end if we r happy, guess it's all up to science and Mother Nature now..
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Thursday, April 14th 2016, 8:37pm

Hi guys. So today I got my FET and now it's the dreaded 2 week wait. So excited and petrified at the same time

Bambi that's such good news having all those successfully fertilised. Well done.

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Thursday, April 14th 2016, 9:18pm

Wow!! Amazing news purple rain, can I asks were u day 3 or 5? Good luck xx
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Sunday, April 17th 2016, 9:42am

Good luck, purplerain, I have everything crossed for you. Keep busy during these couple of weeks and it will fly by. Enjoy being PUPO! ^^
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Sunday, April 17th 2016, 9:58am

So many newbies on here welcome to you all and good luck on all your journeys.

Just wanted to leave a wee update in case any of the oldies check in every now and again. Also to give you all hope that this crazy journey indeed does work.

We've had our rainbow baby girl Isabella all thanks to Aberdeen fertility clinic. She's 8 days old and doing amazing. We took her to the clinic to say thanks and they were all so chuffed to see her.
This was our third cycle and last 2 frozen embryos were used. I feel so lucky to finally be a mother with the help of science. Ladies it's a looooong emotional roller coaster of a journey but please don't give up. Keep going if you have the option to cos I'm living proof it does work. Looking at my baby sleeping now makes it all worthwhile and I'll do it all over again without a doubt.

Did anyone get an update from positive thoughts after her OTD? I've been looking out for her but nothing. If you reading this, I hope you ok honey.
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Sunday, April 17th 2016, 10:14am

Fantastic maame, I bet you can't your eyes off your gorgeous daughter! I am currently 31 weeks after a second cycle it's a great feeling! Your totally right it's a roller coaster and can be so hard at times during the journey!

I don't don't know what positive thoughts outcome was!

Good to everyone else, I log on just to see how busy the thread is, it was so helpful and a great support for me! Xxx

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Sunday, April 17th 2016, 8:04pm

Maame - such fantastic news! bab20 bab21 Wishing you all the very best for the next few months xxx
Hello - not long to go for you now too! Hope you're keeping well x

Purplerain - congrats on being PUPO. Fingers crossed for you x

Bambi - when is your ET? Wishing you the very best too. x
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Sunday, April 17th 2016, 11:09pm

:congrats: on your wee girl Maame...lovely news!

:hi: to everyone else. I may not be posting but I look in all the time xx

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Monday, April 18th 2016, 3:44pm

Huge congratulations maame!!
Such a beautiful name

Thanks catkins, I've had my 3 day transfer with one 8 cell grade 1 embryo they were very happy with it and said it was the cream of the crop, but it's all up to Mother Nature now!!

Waiting to hear if any others made it to blastocyst for freezing, thinki I will be more relaxed when I know there is a back up plan if this fails

I like the thought of being pupo!!
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Monday, April 18th 2016, 10:52pm

Many congratulations Maame ! That's so great to hear! I think it's really uplifting for everyone else to hear successful stories. It gives us hope! ^^

Hello, getting really close now! How are you keeping? It feels like yesterday when I read you got your BFP!

I hope everyone else is doing well. Xx
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Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 3:31pm

Seriously the 2ww is awful!! A week ago today I had my transfer I need to no!!

They have given me an OTD of May 1st, would clear blue pick up earlier as opposed to the standard issue pregnancy test?

Anyone have survival tips?? I'm trying to keep busy, it's always on my mind.. Then I think what if and u get scared to dream!!

Maybe I will just hibernate until May :) :) :)
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Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 5:48pm

Oh it's horrible the two week wait bambi85! I waited this time and glad I did! I just kept thinking there was hope coz had no signs to say it hadn't worked or had! How are you feeling? What day of transfer was it 3 or 5? My friend tested in day 7 after a five day transfer and got the answer she wanted! Xxc

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Sunday, April 24th 2016, 7:18pm

Hi ladies :)

I'm new here and just looking for some advice.
I was diagnosed with pcos just over 2 years ago, I came off pill to ttc but after 6 months still had no period so went to gp. Had bloods,us scan and hysteroscopy. I now have an appt in a couple of weeks time in Aberdeen n just wonder what to expect. Will treatment start straight away? Will they do more tests? Most people's comments that I've read on here mention that they are having periods and just wonder if there was any one that was in the same situation I am and not having periods at all?
Look forward to hearing any advice you ladies may have xxx

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Monday, April 25th 2016, 8:50am

Hi blondie30

I'm not to sure but Id imagine they would determine whether ur still having a cycle as long as u ovulate and produce eggs I guess that would be all that they would need to get the ball rolling,

After ur first appointment They normally wait to ur next period then on day 21 of that cycle ud start period blockers so they time ur next cycle for ur ivf treatment, the staff at Aberdeen are really lovely and helpful and I'm sure they have seen it all before so I would relax are u going to the patient information evening I found that helpful and eased u nicely?

Good luck and keep us informed, I noticed ur from the highlands too, u can get an expense form from Raigmore and claim ur fuel and any overnight stays as it can get quite expensive travelling back and fore I was a 10 round trip each visit

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Monday, April 25th 2016, 8:54am

Hi hello,
I had a 3 day transfer so right now I'm 9dpt I was really down yesterday as when I got up and went to loo there was a faint amount of brown discharge when I wiped but never came to anything, I was adamant it was my af coming, I googled it maybe could of been implantation I don't no I just hope so!! I'm gonna be bad and test at 11dpt or 12dpt as apparantely with a clear blue hcg should show up with a little luck!

Maybe I should wait to OTD..
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Monday, April 25th 2016, 9:38am

Hi bambi85,

You are getting there every day a bit closer! I had a hint of brown discharge but the pessaries were starting to irrate me so clinic suggested doing them rectal and it really helped!

Good luck for when you do test!

Xxxx

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Monday, April 25th 2016, 6:19pm

Hi Bambi i had a 3 day transfer and mine was also a top notch embryo. Started at 7 then by the time we got to the hospital an hour later it had grown another cell. I'm 4 days away from test day. And I was terrible and took a cheap test yesterday afternoon and got a very faint line so don't know if I should be excited or nervous. I thought it would help but I feel more nervous for Friday.
The discharge sounds fairly common alot of my friends who naturally conceived had that but I never and that's what made me more worried. But yes this 2 week wait is pure torture.

Good luck everyone x

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Monday, April 25th 2016, 6:23pm

Sounds positive purple rain I have everything crossed for you! X

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Monday, April 25th 2016, 8:21pm

Purplerain - sounding very positive for you. Keeping my fingers crossed x

Bambi - 2WW is torture, especially after all the travel and scans stop and you have nothing to keep you occupied.I caved and tested early - 10dp3dt. I was pretty sure by then it was going to be positive because I felt dreadful but in a totally new way. I did have a little brown discharge too, which seems quite normal after all the procedures and pessaries etc. Will keep everything crossed for you x

I had my appointment on Friday and all go. Will be having a trial embryo transfer next month as the last one was so difficult. Then it's just waiting to be matched with a donor. Starting to get excited :)


Good luck to everyone xxx



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Monday, April 25th 2016, 8:24pm

Bumblebee - I just saw a post from you. Hope you're doing okay. x
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Monday, April 25th 2016, 10:13pm

Hi Blondie30, welcome! I wonder, have you been on Clomid yet? I have a friend who doesn't have periods. Clomid did the trick for her and if I remember well, once she started getting periods, she fell pregnant quite quickly. I had a year of Clomid and didn't happen for us (although I do have periods, mostly regular).

Bambi and Purplerain, don't give up, you're nearly there! It's so tempting to test early... I have to admit, I did on my first attempt. On my second one I was too afraid to get a BFN, so I waited no matter how tempting. Fingers crossed for you both.

We have our follow-up appointment on Thursday. Finally here! It will be good to get back to 'the journey '.
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Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 6:15am

So I had more discharge yesterday felt so emotional I caved in and tested.. I got a negative which looked like a very faint line over the positive, I studied it so hard I convinced myself, I the jumped in car and went and got 2 digital clear blue and tested again this morning at 5.30 lol!!

And I never thought I'd see ever - Pregant 1-2 weeks BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Omg!!!!
So I'm 10 dpt, I don't no how to feel, this is real isn't it???
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Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 7:48am

It sounds very positive bambi! This journey does crazy mind games! Xxx

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