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Failed IVF - how long after stopping progesterone does your period start?

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WootyWoo Thu 04-Feb-16 17:37:32

That's it really. How long did your period take to start after a failed IVF with progesterone supplementation? (I think it's this that's causing the delay?).

Egg collection was on 20th January so I'm now 15 days past ovulation. Bfn on otd 3rd Feb and yesterday was my first drug free day - had been on 4 x 200mg of Utrogestan pessaries per day. I don't know why but it's really bugging me it's not started yet (although I know it's only been 2 days!), just wondering when to expect it....

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 05-Feb-16 08:36:15

I was the same. Got my hopes up as hadn't had my period on testing day. Where as 2 previous failed cycles I bleed on day 11/14 2ww

Was gutted

Took 3 days after stopping pessaries to have period and was a painful clotty one prob due to extra lining and drugs

Sorry your cycle failed flowers

Sucks doesn't it sad

WootyWoo Fri 05-Feb-16 19:11:42

Aw thanks blondeshavemorefun, yes it does suck :-( it's a big pile of poo really.
Sorry your cycles have not worked so far either :-(
Thanks for your reply, it's good to know it can take a while. Day 3 here and nothing so far. I feel the rumblings of something on the way though... Just want to get on with it so I can plan next steps.
Hope you get lucky on your next go if you're trying again xx

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 06-Feb-16 08:15:22

Yes I had the rumblings as well and that evening af started

We have some frozen from last cycle so will do a fet soon

Hope for more successful for you if you try again

dessydee Sun 07-Feb-16 09:11:05

Exactly same dates as you Wooty I got a BFN on test day 3rd Feb so not taken the pessaries since then but have just started to get some yucky dark stuff but not a proper AF. Nobody tells u about all this shitty stuff afterwards do they! Good luck ladies and big hugs. Xxx

WootyWoo Tue 09-Feb-16 20:50:28

Ditto dessydee I started bleeding on Sunday too (day 5 of no drugs!), I never expected it to take so long, no mention from the clinic at all about it.

When they were going through the scenarios after transfer, i.e if you're pregnant do x,y and z etc. They went on forever about the 'pregnant' scenario with next to nothing on the 'not pregnant' scenario. At the time I was all doom and gloom about our tiny chance of success I found it really irritating. My cynical mind was screaming, "it's never going to happen! Pff just give me the print out with the info and if a friggin' miracle happens I'll figure it out!".

I'm so cheerful sorry wink. Sorry your cycle didn't work too. Good luck for the future xx

dessydee Tue 09-Feb-16 21:23:51

Totally no need to apologise Wooty as you sound just how I feel. Pretty fucked off with everything and everyone. Already people asking me when I'm going to do another round. It's not a game of fucking golf! Excuse the swearing, sending you hugs and punch bags. X

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Blondeshavemorefun Wed 10-Feb-16 21:24:10

yes i keep getting asked when going to do another cycle hmm

its emotionally mentally physically and financially stressful with no guarantee sad

its a massive chunk of money

and agree clinics say what to do if preg,but dont mention much if it fails

pee on stick/do blood test and if negative stop medication and period will happen

they dont mention can be painful clotty etc

WootyWoo Thu 11-Feb-16 06:48:36

Thanks dessydee - swear away though, I love the swearing! No it's not a game of bloody golf is it. It actually takes mammoth grit to psych yourself up for another attempt after a failure.

In my more determined moments I think, yep, I'll just keep doing this until I'm too old / the money runs out. In reality it's incredibly painful to start the process over each time. Me and DH shuffle back to the clinic, me with my over-the-hill ovaries, him with his wonky sperm. 'Hello again! It's Mr and Mrs Naechance here for our miracle please!' and I die a little inside.

'Yes, we'd like more of that gut wrenching disappointment and humiliation please, here are my thousands of pounds' ...ugh

'Ah I see my embryos died on day 4 last time?....yes so I'd like a day 3 transfer this time' I'm a fucking idiot ...and I die a little inside.

I agree blondes it's all totally draining and there's no guarantee of a happy ending. I feel like I'm at the mercy of my future self. I need to do as much of this as I can bear / afford now, in case I torture myself in the future with 'what ifs'. DH asked me the other day though - how long did I want to keep pissing away our money and emotions? How much longer did I consider that to be a good idea? <raising his eyebrow> and we had a good old sick hee haw at our shit situation.

Pinching dessydee's phrase - hugs and punch bags to all! xx

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 11-Feb-16 08:53:05

I'm the same. I want to keep going as think what if ..... And if I don't then .......

But it's just so costly sad

Can I ask how old you are? And would you consider de? And least with icsi they can get the best sperm injected into the egg

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