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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 13:27 PM   4161
sienna
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thanks Butterfly just had a look at your blog and can't believe your little one is four, it doesn't seem to be that long since you were sharing your BFP



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Old Apr 20th, 2018, 08:16 AM   4162
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Hello everyone.

A quick introduction: I'm 41, TTC #1 and on IVF cycle 5 (one ectopic, one early loss and non-takers). I'm currently on BCPs and will likely start my shots in the first week of May. I've been on babyandbump for a while but stopped visiting forums after the last ectopic, and just barrelled through the last two cycles on, I don't know, adrenaline maybe. In any case, I am back, and I wish all of you well, wherever you happen to be on your cycles. Looking forward to getting to know some of you.

TW.

Oh, and if you are happy to partake in more of my mindless musings, I also blog at almostpregnant.blog ... there aren't that many posts because I only really cranked it up/out a little over a week ago. But if there's anything in there that helps you because you face similar struggles with infertility/IVF, I'm glad.



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Old Apr 20th, 2018, 09:44 AM   4163
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Welcome TW.



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2018, 15:06 PM   4164
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Welcome TW, have you got your next cycle planned?



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Old Apr 21st, 2018, 00:36 AM   4165
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Thanks co-fostermum, and sorry your last cycle didn't work out.

Hey Sienna! Congrats on your BFP! I'm on BCP at the moment and get off them on May 1, so I imagine I will start my shots around May 4/5 if all looks fine? We're hoping its fifth (!!) time lucky, and that we'll end up with embryo/s to transfer and some to freeze. The max we have ever yielded from a fresh cycle is two though, mostly we end up with 1... Let's see! Determined to be hopeful.

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Old Apr 21st, 2018, 15:44 PM   4166
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Thanks TW and good luck with your cycle, what have you tried so far? For this cycle I had some Bowen sessions and also started taking proargi9 two weeks before my transfer.



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Old Apr 22nd, 2018, 01:13 AM   4167
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Well that was a pain.. my reply got wiped because I linked to an article... anyway. I didn't know about Bowen till I googled it after you messaged, but what I usually do:

- Acupuncture in the lead up to stims (for this cycle, usually I start with stims). I'll do it throughout stims, just before ER, and the day before and the day of transfer
- I try and keep my diet sensible (you can read about it in my blog - see my signature (post is 'food for though). But eggs whites, avocado, nuts, room temperature water etc
- Exercise as much as i can ahead of the sordid cycle weight gain and feeling too bloated to run
- Drug wise: I am on folic acid, blood thinners and a multivitamin. I use Gonal F for stims along with all that, then Ovidrel/Pregynl, and progesterone support (pills and inserts). I'm sure i am forgetting something, but that's the gist of it...

And then I try (and fail) to get enough sleep, try (and fail) to go without coffee and sugar, and try (and fail) to convince myself it will all be ok... :P



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2018, 23:25 PM   4168
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Gl all.
If you’ve tried multiple ivf’s and not had success I highly tecommend immune testing before you bang your head on the wall again. Too many of us have had successes once tested & treated. Ivf is not the end all & be all of fertility.



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2018, 15:18 PM   4169
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What is immune testing? What is it for exactly?



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 08:51 AM   4170
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If you’ve tried IVF and have either had m/c or failure to implant multiple times there’s often other reasons for your body not being able to hang onto embryos. Most women have no clue about immune issues and how they effect fertility. I tried 6 ivf’s and multiple iui’s until I was diagnosed by the Dr. Beers clinic in California for specific immune issues. Once treated we got pregnant naturally and then I did another IVF and had twins. Same as a few other women here. As you get older too your autoimmune system becomes stronger too and new problems can arise such as the problem with some couples that can’t seem to have their second child. But for some like myself, I had 2 types of serious clotting and had to be on injectible blood thinners (and when I turn into a senior I’ll likely have to take baby asperin everyday), and also had issues rejecting my DH’s cells in embryonic stage (they do a similar treatment to allergy desensitization to help your body not reject the ‘foreign body’). Other ladies have been treated for natural killer cells. There’s much information on this (and other) website:
http://www.repro-med.net



 
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