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Saturday, April 6th 2019, 10:42am

Medication advice

Hey ladies, just looking some information if anyone has any. I had a failed cycle over Christmas from RFC NHS try, I didn’t respond to medication and so no eggs at EC. I was told at review that my only option was egg donation. I think after just one try I want another go myself before egg donation.

I was on the sprays for 27 days then started 375 bemfola for 6 days which was upped to 450 for the next 6 days.

I want to start planning for another cycle in the summer and want to know if anyone had any better success with menopur over bemfola, or if being on 450 bemfola for longer than 6 days would have helped. I thought at the time I would have been told to stay on higher dose for a few more days, but my timetable didn’t change.

I def know that the 27 days on the sprays first felt too long for me, sinus wise they were wrecking me, I could hardly breath through my nose for the last few weeks. I know to argue for less time on them. We are for ICSI with male factors and I was told I had a slightly low AMH so don’t know why I responded so poorly.

It’s the same doctors with GCRM so I know they’ll say egg donation, which I will do if this time doesn’t work. I just want one more go myself. Thanks for any info.

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Saturday, April 6th 2019, 5:42pm

Hi hi

So I’ve been through 5 fresh cycles of ivf and one frozen. From all my reading I’d suggest using a flare protocol. This is normally used for people who over respond(ohss) or under respond. I’ve never used this but remember reading about it. Have a wee google as it’s always worth suggesting. I’d also consider researching clinics. Rfc are not specialised enough to really cater for you. Possibly look at sims or even the one in London. Hope it works.
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Saturday, April 6th 2019, 8:03pm

Thanks Odi, I was going to try GCRM and ask for the short protocol over the long, I wasn’t happy with the dates being slotted in over Christmas cleaning in RFC, for something so important they should have a better set up than that. I never considered Dublin, I think I’m going to stick with Belfast at the minute and then further afield if I get the same response next time.

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Saturday, April 13th 2019, 8:25am

I had a similar failed cycle to yours at the RFC. I was a slow responder and they upped my bemfola to 450 after the first scan. I was also on sprays for a very long time. In the end I got two eggs.
Second round I went to gcrm and had the flare protocol. It was much shorter. No sprays. Scans showed a better response although I still only got 3 eggs. But I was much happier at gcrm with the way I was treated. Like a person and not a statistic.

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Saturday, April 13th 2019, 10:16pm

Thanks Holly555

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Saturday, April 13th 2019, 11:08pm

I've had a couple of failed cycles and I am a slow responder despite good AMH levels. On both failed cycles my medication dose was increased mid cycle. I had a pre treatment consultation for our 3rd cycle yesterday morning and the nurse told me that the dose you start on is really what determines the amount of follicles. When they up your dose mid cycle it will help the eggs that are already there grow and mature but it wont start any more growing. I didnt realise this through either of my cycles and just thought it might be useful for you to know.
I have to say I've been very happy with my treatment in the RFC. This is my 2nd private cycle after my NHS cycle and I wouldn't want to move anywhere else to be honest. I find all the staff at the rfc so friendly and helpful. Plus it's much cheaper than GCRM. My hubby has needed a biopsy in both of our previous cycles which costs £500 at the RFC and almost £1500 at GCRM.
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Sunday, April 14th 2019, 9:40am

No Janelle, I didn’t know that about upping the dose mid cycle not making a different on more growing. I was happy with the doctors and nurses, but my dates being fitted round Christmas was a nightmare being on the sprays so long, I know GCRM will be same doctors and prob same experience but I just want a change, I can’t sit in that waiting room at RFC again. I also hated the fact my review after failed EC was only the next week which I felt was far too soon and then at my review I said I wasn’t ready for the process again and that I would wait for the summer which he agreed with then I got the apt the next week again, it was like when they knew I was paying they wanted to get me in straight away. I didn’t know the price difference either, it’ll be something to think about when looking again.

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Monday, April 15th 2019, 6:50am

When I ring gcrm to start the process again how many Apt’s will I need before they let me start? I just want to have all my dates planned to start in July and not miss my days and delay a month. I know I have to have my notes which I have requested from RFC.

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Monday, April 22nd 2019, 4:57pm

I’m starting my next round of ivf soon. I’m using menopur for stims this time. Anyone got any success stories or advice when using this drug. Also the nurse told me at our planning apt that gcrm only do five day transfers now regardless of numbers. Anyone else been told this? It makes me nervous!

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Monday, April 22nd 2019, 9:10pm

Menopure is a better drug because they use a more natural hormone to make it.what it is I don't know.

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Yesterday, 12:34am

Going to ring gcrm soon to get the ball rolling for summer. Thanks




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