IVF/ICSI Support Group

claire21

New Member
How is everyone doing?

I am on Day 9 on stims now. Age really does make a big difference. Just 5 years ago, my body went into OHSS with just 150 puregon. Now, doctor have to up it to 350 Gonal-F because the eggs are growing quite slowly.

Sigh.
True, age matters a lot. Today is 7dp5dt for me, next Thursday I have my beta test. I had 8 embryos but only 1 was gud enuf to be transferred. Rest they said not of good quality... may be because of my age .. Just waiting and keeping fingers crossed
 


Bells25

New Member
Hi! Im at my first IVF fresh cycle. May I know for Egg retrieval, will i be given HL for the day? Or more than 1 day, to cover the transfer too??
 

littlemonkies

Well-Known Member
Hi! Im at my first IVF fresh cycle. May I know for Egg retrieval, will i be given HL for the day? Or more than 1 day, to cover the transfer too??
even if it's a frozen cycle, you should prob still get 3 to 5 days I believe. The aftermath of the egg retrieval was very painful for me, so I definitely would need time to rest!
 

littlemonkies

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True, age matters a lot. Today is 7dp5dt for me, next Thursday I have my beta test. I had 8 embryos but only 1 was gud enuf to be transferred. Rest they said not of good quality... may be because of my age .. Just waiting and keeping fingers crossed
Jiayou! The fact that there is 1 good enough for transfer is good sign. Hope to hear good news from you!
 

littlemonkies

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Oh dear hope u recover soon. I rem mine was not so bad. I only took 1 day HL cos i wanna save for post transfer.
Is it because u have alot of oocytes?
I had OHSS the first time.... I think it's round 2 of OHSS now :( Dr was quite insistent that I shouldn't do fresh transfer so it's freeze all.... hoping my eggs made it to become viable embryos
 
Hi sisters! I will be doing my IVF in the month April . Sorry check with your when your start injection on the first day. The nurse said we will feel bloatness at the tummy , some will feel like vomiting is it ? May I know do your have this feeling ? Then how to ease the bloatness ?
 

littlemonkies

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Very sad. The embryologist called.

I had 31 eggs extracted. Out of which 23 were mature. In the end, only 5 made it for fertilisation. I'm quite bummed. Really quite bummed. A bit worried that even those that fertilised won't be able to make it too :'(
 

littlemonkies

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Hi sisters! I will be doing my IVF in the month April . Sorry check with your when your start injection on the first day. The nurse said we will feel bloatness at the tummy , some will feel like vomiting is it ? May I know do your have this feeling ? Then how to ease the bloatness ?
Hello Aries, yes I did feel bloated. Not just that, but also sore boobs and mood swings. Don't be surprised if you feel physically not quite well, or just plain emo. There're a lot of hormones in your body, so be kind to yourself.

I find that it helps to rest as and when I feel tired. Drink lots of water. I found that drinking 100 Plus helped, for some strange reason. Whatever it is, listen to your body!
 
Hi sisters! Thanks for guardian! Jia you ! Sorry check with you After you do Egg transfer , do you still feel bloatness and sore boobs? Worried we finished IVF got any side effect left in our body ?
 

littlemonkies

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Hi sisters! Thanks for guardian! Jia you ! Sorry check with you After you do Egg transfer , do you still feel bloatness and sore boobs? Worried we finished IVF got any side effect left in our body ?
If you have progesterone, chances are bloat and sore boobs may increase. There'll definitely be some chemicals still circulating in your body, depending on how much drugs you were put on.
 

claire21

New Member
Very sad. The embryologist called.

I had 31 eggs extracted. Out of which 23 were mature. In the end, only 5 made it for fertilisation. I'm quite bummed. Really quite bummed. A bit worried that even those that fertilised won't be able to make it too :'(
Hey, don't worry. Think positive. All will be well.
 

claire21

New Member
Hi sisters! Thanks for guardian! Jia you ! Sorry check with you After you do Egg transfer , do you still feel bloatness and sore boobs? Worried we finished IVF got any side effect left in our body ?
After transfer, I had bloating for 5-6 days, sore boobs and worst of all.. constipation :(
Just keep urself hydrated, drink lots of water.
 
If you have progesterone, chances are bloat and sore boobs may increase. There'll definitely be some chemicals still circulating in your body, depending on how much drugs you were put on.
Hi sisters! The nurse said 1st injection will gave me two medication . After that 5 to 7 days is 3 medication to injection . Are you the same ? I already above 40 don’t know should I try to do IVF or not . Feel troubled should do or not .
 

cloudxy

Member
Very sad. The embryologist called.

I had 31 eggs extracted. Out of which 23 were mature. In the end, only 5 made it for fertilisation. I'm quite bummed. Really quite bummed. A bit worried that even those that fertilised won't be able to make it too :'(
Try not to worry too much for now. Nurses always told me you only need 1 good one to make it. Hoping the best for you.

My ER wasn't good as well and I only have this final one. Really praying hard it makes it through.
 

cloudxy

Member
Congrats!!! What were ur symptoms after transfer?
Had cramps a few days after transfer. Boobs were hurting and was just constantly exhausted and hungry about a week or so after the transfer.

Didn't want to think too much of it and just thought it could be effects of the progesterone that I was on because they would make me feel the same. But I'm lucky it made it.
 

claire21

New Member
Hi sisters! The nurse said 1st injection will gave me two medication . After that 5 to 7 days is 3 medication to injection . Are you the same ? I already above 40 don’t know should I try to do IVF or not . Feel troubled should do or not .
Hey don't worry. I also had 2 injections for initial few days and then 3 after that. I was scared when nurse talked about injections, but believe me it's not that bad as you imagine.
I am 40 and doc suggested because of age/low AMH count, it's better to go for IVF. So don't think too much and stay positive.
 

Kimchi-ger

Active Member
Hi ladies. Is it true that the more eggs we get from ER meaning quality not gd. Previously for my previous cycle, I had 26 eggs using gonal F but in the end only get 1 day6 and 1day7 blastocyst and none succeeded. This time changed drug to menopur and only have 10eggs. The doctor schedule for day 5 blastocyst on sat. Then I asked the nurse I only have 10eggs and still wan proceed to day 5 blast? She mentioned that usually the more eggs we get the quality will drop. Is it true?
 
Hey don't worry. I also had 2 injections for initial few days and then 3 after that. I was scared when nurse talked about injections, but believe me it's not that bad as you imagine.
I am 40 and doc suggested because of age/low AMH count, it's better to go for IVF. So don't think too much and stay positive.
Hi sisters! I am already 49. Doctor said unless got donor egg even do IVF success rate not high. Feeling sad when the doctor said this . If I do , can I eat fruits from the fridge Bec they said the injection medication will cause bloatness .
 

Dreamscometrue

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Hi ladies. Is it true that the more eggs we get from ER meaning quality not gd. Previously for my previous cycle, I had 26 eggs using gonal F but in the end only get 1 day6 and 1day7 blastocyst and none succeeded. This time changed drug to menopur and only have 10eggs. The doctor schedule for day 5 blastocyst on sat. Then I asked the nurse I only have 10eggs and still wan proceed to day 5 blast? She mentioned that usually the more eggs we get the quality will drop. Is it true?
10 is a good number! The nurse is right to a certain extent
 

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
Hi sisters! I am already 49. Doctor said unless got donor egg even do IVF success rate not high. Feeling sad when the doctor said this . If I do , can I eat fruits from the fridge Bec they said the injection medication will cause bloatness .
I think u don't have to worry so much about whatever symptoms there may occur and just give it a go. Never try, never know.
 

simbb

Member
Hi ladies. Is it true that the more eggs we get from ER meaning quality not gd. Previously for my previous cycle, I had 26 eggs using gonal F but in the end only get 1 day6 and 1day7 blastocyst and none succeeded. This time changed drug to menopur and only have 10eggs. The doctor schedule for day 5 blastocyst on sat. Then I asked the nurse I only have 10eggs and still wan proceed to day 5 blast? She mentioned that usually the more eggs we get the quality will drop. Is it true?
I think it depends on individual response to the med. My last cycle yielded 16 oocytes which was the most out of my 4 cycles. It gave me 4 blasts. My other cycles retrieved about 15, 11 and 9 oocytes. Only 3 made it to blasts in the 1st cycle with 15 oocytes. For cycles 2 and 3, I nearly had nothing left at day 3 and they called me down for a transfer before day 5.

We have done the best we could and can only hope for the best outcome now. Dun think too much about it.
 

littlemonkies

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Hey but u have risk of OHSS, if do fresh transfer, your OHSS will be even worse, u know it can be life threatening right?
Yes i know... I'm the classic case of 要儿不要命

Jokes aside, I was quite sure it wouldn't happen as my response this time quite blunted. But anyway, it's moot point. Dr told me my progesterone was too high, way past the ideal level to facilitate a conducive lining so it would have been frozen cycle in any event.

I hope my 5 embryos make it .....
 

littlemonkies

Well-Known Member
Hi ladies. Is it true that the more eggs we get from ER meaning quality not gd. Previously for my previous cycle, I had 26 eggs using gonal F but in the end only get 1 day6 and 1day7 blastocyst and none succeeded. This time changed drug to menopur and only have 10eggs. The doctor schedule for day 5 blastocyst on sat. Then I asked the nurse I only have 10eggs and still wan proceed to day 5 blast? She mentioned that usually the more eggs we get the quality will drop. Is it true?
There is some literature to this effect, but I checked with my embryologist today and it doesn't seem like my high eggs yield had compromised my eggs. I guess it depends - as with all ivf things.....

As for day 3 or day 5... I think most Dr prefer day 5 these days as better rates of implantation. I have 5 embryos, 2 good ones and he has also suggested Day 5 . Wah... it was a very hard decision but I went with it because embryologist says blastocysts are better able to tolerate the freezing/thawing process.
 

towkayneo

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There is some literature to this effect, but I checked with my embryologist today and it doesn't seem like my high eggs yield had compromised my eggs. I guess it depends - as with all ivf things.....

As for day 3 or day 5... I think most Dr prefer day 5 these days as better rates of implantation. I have 5 embryos, 2 good ones and he has also suggested Day 5 . Wah... it was a very hard decision but I went with it because embryologist says blastocysts are better able to tolerate the freezing/thawing process.
I support your decision too. Unless you are looking at multiple kids, it just needs a damn golden embryo to make it.

How many kids are you looking at, by the way? LOL
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hi there! Has anyone done Hysteroscopy or a Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery before transfer?
Are you referring to keyhole surgery? I did keyhole surgery (but not sure if it's robot assisted) in 2013 before transfer, to remove my waterlogged fallopian tube. I got pregnant the next month.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hi sisters! I am already 49. Doctor said unless got donor egg even do IVF success rate not high. Feeling sad when the doctor said this . If I do , can I eat fruits from the fridge Bec they said the injection medication will cause bloatness .
To be very honest, according to statistics, success probability is very low. Then again, look at Liu Ling Ling, she was in her 50s when she got her son. I would think that mental strength and perseverance work hand in hand too.

For dietary restrictions, if you are not comfortable and are hesitant about a certain food/temperature, dont eat it and be worry about it. For STIMM period, continue to up your protein with egg whites, meat and drink loads of water.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hi ladies. Is it true that the more eggs we get from ER meaning quality not gd. Previously for my previous cycle, I had 26 eggs using gonal F but in the end only get 1 day6 and 1day7 blastocyst and none succeeded. This time changed drug to menopur and only have 10eggs. The doctor schedule for day 5 blastocyst on sat. Then I asked the nurse I only have 10eggs and still wan proceed to day 5 blast? She mentioned that usually the more eggs we get the quality will drop. Is it true?
Yes, she's right. Quantity and quality usually do not go hand-in-hand.

It takes only one good embryo to succeed. Best is having 2-3 good ones so that you can store in the freezer, and go for the 2nd/3rd kid without going through the whole injection process. LOL
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
How is everyone doing?

I am on Day 9 on stims now. Age really does make a big difference. Just 5 years ago, my body went into OHSS with just 150 puregon. Now, doctor have to up it to 350 Gonal-F because the eggs are growing quite slowly.

Sigh.
No menopur? Yeah, 5 years is equivalent to 50 years to the female reproductive system. They age so much faster than us.
 

Kimchi-ger

Active Member
I support your decision too. Unless you are looking at multiple kids, it just needs a damn golden embryo to make it.

How many kids are you looking at, by the way? LOL
I have 2 kids le. All from my first cycle. Just trying for one more and close shop..2nd cycle no luck. haha. Anyway this is my 3rd cycle and last try. If dun hav then not trying le...
 

Dreamscometrue

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I have 2 kids le. All from my first cycle. Just trying for one more and close shop..2nd cycle no luck. haha. Anyway this is my 3rd cycle and last try. If dun hav then not trying le...
Nice! I'm still trying for no.2. Not as stressed as when trying for no. 1 but more like hope for 1 more at least so the kid has companionship.
 


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