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iibears

Member
Just FYI, my initial TSH was like 2.7/2.9
Took the med twice a week for like less than 2 months. Tested 4 months later and it is down to 1.94

I was only meds 2 days a week. I think it doesnt take long to reduce it.
Thanks for sharing! Your medicine dosage of twice a week is ordered by doctor or the meds can't be taken daily?

I will be gg to collect to my medicine tmr and doctor say to do another test end of Feb. *fingers crossed* cuz mine is really quite high
 

Thanks for sharing! Your medicine dosage of twice a week is ordered by doctor or the meds can't be taken daily?

I will be gg to collect to my medicine tmr and doctor say to do another test end of Feb. *fingers crossed* cuz mine is really quite high
Ordered by doctor because the med can lower it down quite substantially. So need to ensure it does not go too low. Since mine was not so high, hence the lower dosage.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
That is great to hear! I’m just coming back from my Day 15 scan and lining is only 5mm. This is my second FET cycle, and previous one was also cancelled due to thin lining. I’m on 10mg progynova and patches still this is where I get to.
How many cycles did it take you to hit 8mm?
It was a long story, I had D&C prior, hence the lining was thin. It took me about 1 failed fresh, 2 failed frozen before I got the BFP (But it's all within one batch).

I cannot remember how much progynova I was on, but possible to increase on your end?
 

Joyy

New Member
May I check if husband has high FSH will poor sperm count will IVF still work? Anybody manage to get pregnant with such condition?
 

Joyy

New Member
If there are still sperms, albeit a low count, they may be able to still do ICSI?
Thks Anonymousjane for your reply. I failed many rounds so I'm suspecting could be the sperm was too weak. Do not know how long more I can preserve. IVF can be very mentally torturing.
 

Wen822

Active Member
Thks Anonymousjane for your reply. I failed many rounds so I'm suspecting could be the sperm was too weak. Do not know how long more I can preserve. IVF can be very mentally torturing.
For male often there’s supplements that can help improve the conditions . Take those supplements for at least 3 months. My hub has Low sperm count due to work stress and after a year (Cos I couldn’t accept ivf back then and took me a year to consider and work on our health), his condition improves tremendously. I fed him with zinc, vitamin c, vitamin E, fish oil and Swiss oat (recommended by gynae). There’s also other all-in-1 pill supplements meant to boost male fertility.
Don’t give up, we are all fighting together.
 

Joyy

New Member
For male often there’s supplements that can help improve the conditions . Take those supplements for at least 3 months. My hub has Low sperm count due to work stress and after a year (Cos I couldn’t accept ivf back then and took me a year to consider and work on our health), his condition improves tremendously. I fed him with zinc, vitamin c, vitamin E, fish oil and Swiss oat (recommended by gynae). There’s also other all-in-1 pill supplements meant to boost male fertility.
Don’t give up, we are all fighting together.
Thanks for your encouragement. I have been forcing him to take supplements for many years but result still the same. May I know where did u get the swiss oat, any particular brand?
 

Wen822

Active Member
Thanks for your encouragement. I have been forcing him to take supplements for many years but result still the same. May I know where did u get the swiss oat, any particular brand?
The brand is Swissoat. Can get from gnc, guardian, unity or Watson. Red box is for male. Anyway u just need a good sperm to make it work. We are all facing various types of issues and Like what a friend told me before, we will get what we want , just that journey is longer. For me my husband and I have recessive genetic problem which is extremely rare and I lost 3 babies before finding out why.. keep your faith high and Jia you !
 

Bunny33

Well-Known Member
Thks Anonymousjane for your reply. I failed many rounds so I'm suspecting could be the sperm was too weak. Do not know how long more I can preserve. IVF can be very mentally torturing.
Try to improve your egg quality by changing your diet. Sperm is not as important as egg quality.
 

Joyy

New Member
Thks towkayneo. He has tried all these but still doesn't work. Results are getting worst. I read through all the advises given by all the past fourumer here but result still the same. Many has already long graduated from this thread and I'm still struggling here. Not easy.
 

Bunny33

Well-Known Member
That is great to hear! I’m just coming back from my Day 15 scan and lining is only 5mm. This is my second FET cycle, and previous one was also cancelled due to thin lining. I’m on 10mg progynova and patches still this is where I get to.
How many cycles did it take you to hit 8mm?
u may want to consider stim jab to help. A fren took stim jab to increase lining n managed to hit 8mm. She tried to increase progesterone med n patches but none work. I am not sure how it works. u may want to check with your dr.
 

Joyy

New Member
Hi Anonymousjane, he has done some blood tests. Mine all D2 embryo. Don't have enough embryo to do PGS. Sometimes really worry that all these hormones jabs will bring further harm to our bodies.
 

Wen822

Active Member
Ya I’m also worried abt the harm the chemicals and hormonal Med can do to our body. But can’t think much right? Did you try acupuncture ? It works for me and clear the clots.
 

Joyy

New Member
Ya I’m also worried abt the harm the chemicals and hormonal Med can do to our body. But can’t think much right? Did you try acupuncture ? It works for me and clear the clots.
I agree with u. Tried already, acupuncture quite stressful for me as I'm so afraid of the needles. Wonder how u overcome those darkness period of your ttc?
 

Wen822

Active Member
I agree with u. Tried already, acupuncture quite stressful for me as I'm so afraid of the needles. Wonder how u overcome those darkness period of your ttc?
Jus stay focused cos I told myself I have to keep trying. There’s also many successful stories here and their stories kept me moving. 1 lady much younger than me has multiple losses and she’s a mother of 2 now. So she motivated me a lot. I’m also scared of needles leh.. esp after undergoing ivf. But tell yourself it’s only that moment. I’ve been through labour pain and Mc.. what’s all these pain right? Acupuncture should work for u. I only did 3 months and I think it helps. I used to visit EYS paragon who gave me Med without acupuncture. Doesn’t help. I recently changed to this Tcm who made me do acupuncture almost weekly.. I can feel the effect .. hang in there..
 

Joyy

New Member
Same goes to me. I read from those previous forumer that keep me trying. Having failed so many cycles can really put a person into depression. I had a hard time overcoming all these failures. Tried almost everything all the fighters in this forum had tried. Previously this thread is very active but not now.
 

iibears

Member
Ordered by doctor because the med can lower it down quite substantially. So need to ensure it does not go too low. Since mine was not so high, hence the lower dosage.
Okay thanks! I just collected medicine today. Was given 2 kind, one for weekends only and one for weekdays. Hopefully my TSH will drop within accepted range and I can start my ivf journey soon!
 

Puzzle

New Member
It was a long story, I had D&C prior, hence the lining was thin. It took me about 1 failed fresh, 2 failed frozen before I got the BFP (But it's all within one batch).

I cannot remember how much progynova I was on, but possible to increase on your end?
Thanks for your reply. I also had a D&C an year ago and since then my periods are very scanty and only for 2 days. I think my lining has been thin since then. Don’t know how Long it will take for the lining to recover?
Yes I could maybe increase the dose of progynova.
 

Puzzle

New Member
Hi lovelies,
Those who have tried PGS testing - did any of you recieve the results like “high mosaic” or “No DNA detected” - curious to know if you know how to interpret these, since it’s not outright abnormal but neither normal also.
 

najnaj

New Member
That is great to hear! I’m just coming back from my Day 15 scan and lining is only 5mm. This is my second FET cycle, and previous one was also cancelled due to thin lining. I’m on 10mg progynova and patches still this is where I get to.
How many cycles did it take you to hit 8mm?
Hi Puzzle,
I had problems to achieve good lining when I was on medicated FET with proganova, my doc had to keep increase my dosage to push it through somehow..but end up I had very bad side effects like migraine and sore breasts. Surprisingly, when I was not any medication, my lining can get quite good n even c triple lining. This was achieved few times during TOO attempts (b4 I went for IVF) n even in my recent scan after I m recovering from my previous m/c. I really can't understand why too. Doc thinks maybe I felt stress up when I knew I m going for IVF/IUI. Not sure if anyone else had such experience too.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hi lovelies,
Those who have tried PGS testing - did any of you recieve the results like “high mosaic” or “No DNA detected” - curious to know if you know how to interpret these, since it’s not outright abnormal but neither normal also.
I think they will put it quite straightforward - to transfer or not to transfer.

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towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Thanks for your reply. I also had a D&C an year ago and since then my periods are very scanty and only for 2 days. I think my lining has been thin since then. Don’t know how Long it will take for the lining to recover?
Yes I could maybe increase the dose of progynova.
Ok, I'm not sure how long will it take for the lining to recover. For myself, I guess 9 months of no menses makes the lining nice and thick.

D&C is the bane of all linings.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hi Anonymousjane, he has done some blood tests. Mine all D2 embryo. Don't have enough embryo to do PGS. Sometimes really worry that all these hormones jabs will bring further harm to our bodies.
definitely more or less yes. in fact when you sign the forms to go ahead with IVF, breast cancer risk is one of the considerations. It's part and parcel of this whole baby package.
 

Joyy

New Member
definitely more or less yes. in fact when you sign the forms to go ahead with IVF, breast cancer risk is one of the considerations. It's part and parcel of this whole baby package.
I personally think there is a link between breast cancer & IVF after too many attempts.
 

bluerosie

Member
Given the nod to go ahead for FET this mth end.. Anything to note or eat/drink prior to menses other than folic acid, proteins, red bean soup?
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Thanks!
I was wondering as there are many experts online who say not recommended embryos also have a fair chance of self correcting once they implant, and so they advocate against PGS testing which ends discarding embryos which could have had a chance.
I have that thought too, cos my #1 and #2 came from the last 2 embryos from 2 different batches respectively. I would have thought they might have failed the PGS. My purpose of going for this PGS thing is to find out the gender before transferring.
 

cyspace

New Member
My blood test is tomorrow. However, I been having spotting on and off since Sunday till now. A bit nervous though. Anyone encounter spotting before blood test?
 

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
I have that thought too, cos my #1 and #2 came from the last 2 embryos from 2 different batches respectively. I would have thought they might have failed the PGS. My purpose of going for this PGS thing is to find out the gender before transferring.
Are u going for another cycle?
 

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