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hawaiibaby Wed 11-Mar-15 14:10:12


Hopefully starting our 2nd ivf next cycle (first time was in 2012 and led to DS) but am getting really confused about the timescale. I didn't think I would ever forgot but clearly my memory is now shot!

I'll be doing long protocol and can't think how long do I DR for before stimming begins? I had four weeks in my head but this is different to what I've seen on some websites. Then people usually stim for 10-14 days don't they, depending on response? I'm fine from that point on, just want to get a rough idea in my head for work and holiday purposes.


Tootsiepops Wed 11-Mar-15 16:25:55

I think I started the pill on CD 14, added buserelin on CD21, off the pill CD 28 and waited for a bleed - think it took 5 days to start, then started stims on CD3 for 10 days, EC, waited to take embryos to 5 day blast, ET and now the bloody awful two week wait.

4030ludders Wed 11-Mar-15 17:20:31

There's a recent thread called ivf idiots guide. Check that out.

hawaiibaby Wed 11-Mar-15 21:23:48

Thanks - I can't find the idiot's guide annoyingly. Will continue my google quest!

thanks Tootsiepops - it does seem to be shorter than what I remembered. Good luck to you - I know the 2ww is torturous. Fab that you got a 5 day transfer though!

Verkey81 Wed 11-Mar-15 21:30:03

I started buserelin on day 23 of my cycle, then did that for about 3 weeks before starting simms for about 12 days with 3 follicle scans starting after day 6 of stimms. Egg collection was one month and 2 days after I started the first injection. Et 5 days later. Hope this helps! grin

JessicaS19 Sat 04-Feb-17 09:43:37

Due to start first consultation this month for first round. Any tips? We are at jessops self funded J x

Blueroses99 Sat 04-Feb-17 10:06:39

Started DR on CD21, for around 14 days. Once scan / blood tests showed that I was down regulated, I stimmed for 10-12 days. This was my long protocol for 3 cycles at 2 different clinics.

JessicaS19 Sat 04-Feb-17 12:15:06

Thanks Blueroses did you eventually get your BFP?

Blueroses99 Sat 04-Feb-17 13:15:52

Yes I'm currently 13+5! I got a BFP from my second cycle too but sadly had a late miscarriage at 21w. I've just had surgery to prevent another loss so hoping I get further this time.

Good luck with your cycle xx

Hope2409 Sat 04-Feb-17 16:23:39

I started DR on day 21 for 3 weeks taking synarel, then stimmed for 12 days on gonal f, had 3 scans and bloods, that was long protocol and due to start the same again in a few weeks hopefully.

blue i cant believe u are 13 weeks already, glad to hear u have had your surgery, fingers crossed all goes well for you xxx

Blueroses99 Sat 04-Feb-17 16:28:03

Thanks Hope. All the best for the next cycle xx

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