Excellent (or should that be eggcellent?) egg buddies! Anyone having IVF/ICSI in April/May/June 2013 come and join us!

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EuroShaggleton Sun 31-Mar-13 15:35:07

We've almost filled the second thread so here is a new one, so we can carry on chatting! Threads #1 and #2 saw some stunning successes and some sad outcomes. We'll have more of the former and less of the latter on thread #3 please!

All comers welcome. I found it very useful to be with people going through the same thing when I did my first cycle, so if you would like to join us, please come on in!

Karbea Wed 03-Apr-13 14:40:09

Hello resipsa what have you been doing so far?

resipsa Wed 03-Apr-13 16:52:04

Hi karbea. Not a lot to be honest. I'm a 5-a-day person anyway with a BMI of 21. I don't drink tea/coffee. I walk a lot for exercise (and run after DD(2)) a lot). My consultant's only advice was not to binge drink!

resipsa Wed 03-Apr-13 16:54:45

Whereabouts are you in all this "fun"?

Karbea Wed 03-Apr-13 17:06:07

Just about to start my second go, but I had a mid cycle scan yesterday and I've got a cyst, so I may have to wait another cycle.
I'm currently doing the paleo diet, caffeine free, drink a little maybe once a week. Take loads of vitamins...

putthecrispsDOWN Wed 03-Apr-13 19:41:33

So is anyone stimming or down regging at the moment? I have my first stims scan tomorrow, feeling pretty uncomfortable in my abdomen so hoping for some follicles...the horrid protein shakes have to count for something, right?

karbea I guess the palaeo diet is high in protein and low carbs? I'm a fairly healthy eater but as you can tell from my name I am partial to the odd salt and vinegar twirl wink

euro we have the same issue with SET/DET...after all the difficulty it seems mad to not give yourself the best chance, but in my successful pregnancy I conceived twins but m/c my other daughter at 21wks...so never sure whether it was a good choice which resulted in us having Dd, or something to avoid in the future. Not long until I decide but I think DET still feels right for us atm.

twinklestar2 Wed 03-Apr-13 20:48:47

Ach failed on the diet today! And 5 cups of decaf and a green tea consumed.

Karbea could you post a typical menu on the paleo diet? And is your OH doing it to!

buzzybee123 Wed 03-Apr-13 21:59:05

keep thank you I do feel a bit stressed about it all right now

crisps I have my depot shot tomorrow so its all about to kick off

keepitgoing Thu 04-Apr-13 11:10:06

buzzy I think the worst bit for me was the week leading up to starting. Once you start you're just going for it, and there are no/few decisions. Good luck good luck good luck.

ScarlettInSpace Thu 04-Apr-13 11:43:42

Pfft I've just had to hide a AIBU thread re IVF Funding before I lost my head & posted in it as I probably would've got banned my blood is still boiling and I didn't even get past the first page, I just haven't got time or mental capacity to argue with mis-informed self-righteous fucking twunts hiding behind a PC today!

angry angry angry

hello everyone btw <waves>

EuroShaggleton Thu 04-Apr-13 11:47:02

Hi Scarlett. I posted on it. A few of us on the BESH thread are ranting about it... I don't know why I looked. Those threads always go the same way.

Poster with 6 chidren: I don't think IVF should be funded on the NHS.
Poster with 4 children: yeah, what about all the cancer?
Euro: <bangs head on desk>

EuroShaggleton Thu 04-Apr-13 11:48:47

buzzy I agree that the lead up is the worst and you know how the drug delivery for mine freaked me out. <hugs>

I reckon I'll be going for my second cycle in May, hopefully with EC in late May, looking at where my dates fall.

CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 04-Apr-13 13:07:21

And I bet they say we should just accept infertility and adopt?
Those threads get me so mad!

Looks as though we'll be doing a medicated frozen cycle next and opting for 2 blasts this time. Won't be more a couple of months though, have got a rum fuelled holiday first!

CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 04-Apr-13 13:08:15

more for

ScarlettInSpace Thu 04-Apr-13 13:26:47

Apparently I should be over the moon that my OH had 2 kids with his ex-witch and I get to 'play parent' for 21 hours a week [12 hours of which they are asleep hmm ]. Twunts. I'm soooo glad I hid the thread <am a grown up grin>
Thankfully my PCT only take into consideration resident children hence I got my 1 free go.

Speaking of the PCT, I'm thinking about writing to them and including the research that high stims = bad eggs when DOR is diagnosed and see if they will accept the failure was likely a result of the clinics actions so I can get my funding reinstated for a mild attempt. Has anyone heard of such a request even getting a repsonse?

euro one day I will dig out the Beshtionnaire grin I just dip in and out of MN so much it hardly seems worth trying to keep up with another thread! It's a bit like at school really, I was never part of one particular group of people, I knew everyone and dipped in and out of different cliques & groups of friends all the while grin

caip that will fly by, especially with a pissed up holiday in the mix wink

EuroShaggleton Thu 04-Apr-13 13:45:53

You'd be very welcome Scarlett. The threads tend to move quite fast, but it's mostly just banter!

caip that sounds brilliant. You were right, btw. Someone just completed IVF thread bingo by mentioning adoption.

twinklestar2 Thu 04-Apr-13 15:40:38

Girls, does anyone know the waiting times for IVF on the nhs? Or does it vary hospital to hospital?

EuroShaggleton Thu 04-Apr-13 15:48:12

It varies hugely. There was basically no wait in my area. I've seen other people say they have to wait a year or more.

Dildals Thu 04-Apr-13 16:14:12

The HFEA has a list of fertility clinics which also displays their waiting list. Mine said there was a 3m wait, but there wasn't any at all. (Guy's on the NHS)

twinklestar2 Thu 04-Apr-13 19:34:59

Great thanks, I'll check out HFEA.

I'm really scared today about IVF sad

putthecrispsDOWN Thu 04-Apr-13 20:29:14

Euro don't be scared...it certainly is a rollercoaster but I'd rather be on it than off it smile

Had my first stimms scan today...9follies between 0.5 and 0.9 and one huge one at 1.8. Having less stims now (think they must be worried about OHSS) and another scan on Sat, EC next week some time hopefully. Have felt disappointed all day but know on balance that the results aren't too bad...I have an AMH of 4.1. Trying to have the mantra of 'I only need one' and failing miserably

Good luck buzzy , welcome to the land of hot flushes and irrational rage fits

putthecrispsDOWN Thu 04-Apr-13 20:30:02

Sorry meant to write twinkle not Euro...

Nokkie73 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:48:24

Evening all

I am in the mood for a cyberspace punch-up. Who are these twuntsacks who feel the need to comment on ivf funding when they know NOTHING about it ? Show them to me and I'll happily go all Kill Bill on their ass. I can get a cheap yellow skin tight PVC onesie and a cheap samurai sword from someone I know in Brixton, no bother.

I had my first day back at work today, hence the slightly angry nature of my post. So i've had to put up with either sympathetic looks, or people mumbling 'how are you ok oh that's good' all in one breath without making any eye contact or waiting for your answer and then moving away from you like you've got fecking dengue fever. Or they just plain forgot and don't even bother to ask you how you are and go on and on about some old shite you never cared about before, let alone now.

I shall be glad when the weekend comes.

Hello to all the newbies. It's lovely to see some fresh faces on here. I'll do an introduction when I'm a little less angry birds. But basically, I'm the sweary potty mouthed harridan of the group who believes the world is a better place if you say fuck quite a lot. euro you are the toast of MN ! The thread is a success !

I have my review with the doctor on Tuesday. Any tips on what I should ask him ? My head is battered and I need some guidance from my trusted MN crew, otherwise I'll just sit there hugging myself and saying 'bugger' a lot.

Noks x

Dildals Thu 04-Apr-13 21:43:51

noks good to have you back. I wish we had you on the preggers thread. I made a comment about my flatulence wreaking havoc on my sex life and no one laughed! There's not been any swearing yet either! Sad state of affairs.

Hang in there girl. x

twinklestar2 Thu 04-Apr-13 21:54:38

Thx crisps

I've had another day of lots of decaf teas and coffee! 5 cups blush. This is a bad habit I've picked up recently. From tomorrow it's back down to 2 cups a day.

Do you know if OH should be cutting back on caffeine too?

Torturing myself by watching One Born sad

EuroShaggleton Thu 04-Apr-13 22:21:38

twinks in my experience the dread and worry beforehand is much worse than actually doing it. I really, really didn't want to do it and spent a lot of energy wishing IVF had never been invented as I didn't want to do it at all, but felt obliged to give it a go. Other than getting my knickers in a twist for EC (which always happens when I am being knocked out in a hospital environment) it was really fine.

I think a little bit of caffeine is good for swimmers, but loads isn't great for either of you, apparently.

Welcome back noks. I suppose the main question I would want to ask is whether you should be doing anything different if you go again.

Not long now crisps!

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