Meeru8, thanks for posting your story so far. What a long wait you've had. That's certainly a bad point with Ninewells, there's always waiting and waiting. Totally true about who you get you get a different answer. I also think if they'd got me to do IVF straight away rather than 2 IUI's and then a huge long wait on IVF I could have got a better response to each IVF cycle.
Hi all, especially to you Minno. I have no idea how to PM you back (something to do with 10 threads!?)
When I previously wrote that we started the dummy run of drugs in August 2011 for our donor cycle we were told 12 months'ish. I think at this time their labs were closed and were taking advantage of this by squeezing in as many dummy runs as they could regardless of positioning on the waiting list.
Initially we were told the waiting list wasn't too bad then as time went on they explained that the new Ovarian Reserve Test has caused their list to grow. Lots more women discovering they had low quantity so they don't have a first IVF go (if that makes sense) and went straight on the donor recipient list.
It got to the point that they couldn't give us an approx waiting time as a donor that matches us (virus neg etc) could be referred next week or next year. It didn't look good.
I asked if I would have other dummy runs at set intervals while we were on the list, but I was told no. Once you've had it thats it. The dummy run really messed up my cycle, it took 5 months for my period to start again, I had terrible flushes especially through the night. They decided I was menopausal and had nothing to do the with drugs, coincidence they said booooo!
I stopped the dummy run in Oct 11 and my period returned in Feb 12. I started the nasal spray 1 week ago and I'm waiting on a bleed, hopefully it comes before my baseline scan, just want to get onto the next stage.
Hey everyone just came across this post while trying to find waiting times for ninewells as i have been referred there for my ivf treatment but unsure what the waiting times r as i have seen ppl waiting up to 3 years ??
Hi all. Hi meeru8. Thanks for getting back to me I'd completely forgotten I'd pm'd you. Sorry to hear you were messed around so much at Dundee. I am now in the middle of my dummy run there and going for baseline scan soon. I was hoping it meant that we might get treatment soon but I'm not so sure now. I'll ask them but I bet they're non-committal. I've been lucky not to have had much in the way of side effects on buserelin but I'm a bit worried it might not have worked. I haven't had af yet either so they will scan me before she arrives. Like you I just want to move to the next stage. Are you still at dundee or have you gone somewhere else now? X
Hi all, hi Minno. I'm still at Ninewells. Our donor was in the other day for EC, we got 10 eggs which is fab. We were told to expect 2/3rds but 9 fertilised (I was beside myself) and we will be heading back up in a few days for ET.
I feel we weren't given the choice of day 3 or day 5, we were told if the numbers were good it would be a day 5 transfer. I didn't question it as it made sense at the time.
I'm now driving myself mad googling day 3 verus day 5 transfers. I'm going to step away from the computer.
Hi there. How exciting!!! Hope all goes well for you for ET. I'vr now had the baseline scan which was ok, around 5mm she said, now on progynova to thicken lining. Back up on Monday to have another scan and tonight had a bit of spotting. Is this normal? Af is due of course but I assumed she wouldn't shoeshine I was on the oestrogen. I did also exercise today and I sometimes get breakthru after that. Bloomin weird body I have!
Meeru8 I had a very disappointing experience with Dundee at baseline scan. We asked about length of time til treatment and the nurse went away and came back and said a year!!! From the dummy run?!!! We've already been on the list 7 months. I'm not a happy bunny and it reminded me of your experience with them. Any thoughts?
Please keep me posted on your progress and good luck! Xxxx
Yeah me as well I'll let u no if I ring and see what they say! Coz am just at the very early stage of ivf am still quite unsure what is what . I havnt been for my first appointment yet , I was told in April I should get a letter 3-4 months time for a consultation
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