Ivf first time

(137 Posts)
Laurajon33 Fri 15-Jul-16 19:21:38

Hi, im just starting my jabs for my first ivf attempt. I wondered if anyone is in the same position as me or have any advice?

Ilovewillow Fri 15-Jul-16 19:35:16

I've had IUI, IVF and FET. It can be physically and emotionally demanding - I tried to maintain a sense of humour along with my husband, it really helped. Also you will feel emotional so give yourself a break and be kind to yourself. Take each day at a time and each step at a time. I didn't want people knowing but if you do talk to others about how you feel.

Not sure if it helps but we have a beautiful 8yr old and 3 yr old so it can work - try to remain positive (excuse the pun)!

Very best of luck flowers

spinyffud Fri 15-Jul-16 19:37:27

Nearly there- starting early August. What type of protocol are you on? Good luck!

Laurajon33 Fri 15-Jul-16 19:47:19

Thank you Willow, i had 1 iui but didnt work sad
Im 33 and we have unexplained infertility..been trying for 5 yrs now x
Spinyfudd. I start suprecur 24th july and then menopur 8th aug. Been a log wait to get to this stage..excited but nervous at the same time x

drinkyourmilk Sat 16-Jul-16 16:28:15

I've just finished a cycle and am now in my 2ww. I found it tiring, but other than that OK. Doing the jabs for the first couple of days can be difficult, but I found once the jabs started time just flew! Wishing you the best of luck.flowers

Laurajon33 Sat 16-Jul-16 17:29:43

Thank you Milk x you too. Fingers crossed for u x

Thecatswhiskers33 Mon 18-Jul-16 21:13:25

Long protocol x

Sara237 Mon 08-Aug-16 21:19:34

Hi, I started down regging a couple of weeks ago have scan to see if it has worked on Thursday. Feel completely normal no side effects. How have you found things? Like you this is my first attempt. 3yrs unexplained. I am 39 now time is getting on! Be good to share experiences fingers crossed for you!

Thecatswhiskers33 Mon 08-Aug-16 21:51:57

Hi Sara. I had my scan today and they were happy with everything so started my stims this evening. I didnt have many side effects. Couple of headaches and my AF was late but thats about it. The stims are a pain in the bum to mix though lol
I am 4 yrs trying but unexplained and 33 yrs old. I hope all goes well thursday for you. I agree would b good to share experiences smile

Thecatswhiskers33 Mon 08-Aug-16 21:52:38

Fertility friends is a good page too the girls are so lovely on there

Thecatswhiskers33 Tue 09-Aug-16 07:22:28

Im laurajon33 but changed my screen name smile

spinduffy Tue 09-Aug-16 08:56:04

I am getting prostap injection today to downregulate. This is my first IVF and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm 38, unexplained fertility and ttc for 1.5 years. Had a previous missed miscarriage in another relationship.

Thecatswhiskers33 Tue 09-Aug-16 10:17:34

Hi Duffy. It can b such an emotional time..i felt the same when i picked up my jabs. Terrified worrying what will happen and how will i cope if it doesnt work. Once i got started i seemed to have calmed down abit..I hope once you get started it will help you too

spinduffy Tue 09-Aug-16 11:14:45

Prostap injection was fine- relatively painless. Waiting on the side effects now to kick in!

Thecatswhiskers33 Tue 09-Aug-16 12:14:54

Im not sure what to expect on prostap. I had a suprecur. Hope you wont get many

Sara237 Wed 10-Aug-16 19:01:12

Catswhiskers - how you getting on with the stimming? Do you have the pre filled pen? Looks a faff will get them to run through it again tomoz.
Duffy - I have been on suprecur so not sure about prostap either. I gave found injections painless and feel normal if a bit tired in the evenings. I have been down regging for two and a half weeks now and this last week been coming over hot and sweaty although it has been hot! I think the fact you got pregnant before is a positive sign so hopefully your system just needs a liitle push. Take it easy and be kind to yourself.

Thecatswhiskers33 Wed 10-Aug-16 23:11:23

Hi Sara. In on day 3 of stims and going ok yeah. No pre filled. I have to mix and a pain in the bum. But getting a bit easier each day. I had a headache today and shivers but not sure if thats to do with the menopur. But feeling much better now. Good luck for tomorrow's scan x

Duffy - jabs going ok then? smile

Sara237 Sat 13-Aug-16 08:27:59

Yay! scan was fine all systems go! Hope you both getting on OK. Had headache last two days feel better now. Excited to be getting closer to something one way or another.

drinkyourmilk Sat 13-Aug-16 08:30:25

Drinking more fluid helps with the headaches. Honestly. I was drinking 2 litres upped it to 2.5 and no more headaches.

spinduffy Sat 13-Aug-16 08:33:31

I've found DR so far ok. A bit of a dull headache and really bad skin (not spots, but lumps under skin). Generally I feel fine though. Good luck to all stimming- I'm petrified of doing my first injection. I too have to mix it myself x

Thecatswhiskers33 Sat 13-Aug-16 10:47:29

Sara - im glad to hear your scan went well smile Have you started stims now?

Duffy- i'm the same with the lumps and headaches. Lots of water helps but i did have to have paracetamol the one day. It was so bad in work and looking at a pc screen for 8 hours confused
Are you doing your first jab today? It is a bit strange doing it yourself and i still hesitate a bit now and try a new spot if its abit sore. Good luck x

I'm feeling pretty good though and have a scan monday to see how stims are going. Hope everything is as it should be x

spinduffy Sat 13-Aug-16 12:48:18

Catswhisker- haven't started stimms - waiting on AF. I'm only day 5 after prostap injection.

Thecatswhiskers33 Sat 13-Aug-16 13:32:46

Ah right, hopefully not too long to wait x

Sara237 Sat 13-Aug-16 22:11:35

Hey there fellow pin cushions!
Have started stims now feel better have upped the water really makes a difference.
Spinduffy fingers crossed on your AF.
Catswhiskers- being in office all day sounds awful - are you getting any hot spells? I keep getting them; feeling whole new empathy with menopausal women!
Drinkyourmilk- thanks for tips!

Thecatswhiskers33 Sun 14-Aug-16 09:44:49

Hi Sara..Glad the water is helping.
I have a fan on my desk. Best thing ever!
How are the jabs going? Is it ok injecting yourself?

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