Any 7th time lucky girls?
kloodie · 21/08/2017 02:45
We will be going for our 7th ivf cycle in around 6 weeks.
The first 5 were fails and we got pregnant on the 6th but mis carried at 7 weeks after seeing the heartbeat a few days before. I think we have tried everything possible apart from pgs!
I've just found a clinic who run implantation failure blood tests so I've postponed my cycle until we've sorted that. My dr has prescribed aspirin, heparin and steroids for the last 4 cycles but starting to worry they're hindering rather than helping if I don't need them.
I had my tubes removed and that's our only knows reason for ivf.
Any success stories out there for so many cycles.
We only have 1 embryo and this is potentially our last shot xx
gabsdot · 23/08/2017 15:48
My friend got pregnant on her 8th cycle. They only retrieved one egg that time and it worked. She had also had an earlier pregnancy and MC.
I bumped into her and her 6 year old DD earlier.
bluebird3 · 23/08/2017 20:22
Hi. I found this article very comforting. Basically says that the chances of having a baby increase with more cycles so to keep going if you want to/are able to.
RPDR · 23/08/2017 21:21
Hi ladies- I'm sorry to jump in on your thread, but I am hoping you can help me.
I live in the US and am about to start IVF #6 (so I understand what it's like to go through this so many times!). I am looking to buy my Menopur and Gonal F in London because it is soooo much cheaper.
I found a few old posts that said you can buy IVF meds at Sainsbury, but I've called 2 stores and both said that they don't know of any Sainsbury's with pharmacies. Do you know if you really can buy the meds at Sainsbury? My sister lives in Chelsea and she can drop of my prescription and pick up the medication.
Thanks for your help!!
Scottishgirl85 · 23/08/2017 21:26
RPDR, get your sister to try Asda supermarket, they do ivf meds at cost price. I actually used fertility2u, an online uk pharmacy that was cheaper than Asda. Will you need the meds posted or are you having treatment in UK? Postage could be an issue if they need to be kept on ice etc, and I'm not sure on the rules for posting prescription medicine, especially abroad.
RPDR · 23/08/2017 21:34
Thank you so much! She will have to send them in the mail so she cannot send any needles. I am seeking treatment at CCRM in the US. My doctor said he would be okay with getting the meds in the UK as long as my sister could pick it up in person so that we know it's coming from a real pharmacy.
I have ordered from IVFMeds.com before and they sent the medication in the mail without ice. The medication still worked. They charged me US$99 to ship the medication in 5 days. IVFMeds.com said that my sister can pick up the medication in person, but they haven't sent me their address yet so I thought a supermarket would be more convenient for her.
RPDR · 24/08/2017 18:31
Thanks again ladies. I called Asda and unfortunately, they cannot accept US prescriptions. I hate how expensive IVF and meds are in the US!!
Kloodie- Have you considered genetic testing on your embryos? It can really help you know why an embryo fails. CCRM puts patients with multiple failed implantations on something called the antihistamine protocol.
They also recommend a uterine scratch which I hear is quite painful. It's like a uterine biopsy, but you don't send the sample for testing. I'm not sure if that's common in the UK (apologies if you already know all of this). The idea is to irritate the uterine lining so that it repairs itself and is "stickier" so the embryo can attach.
kloodie · 24/08/2017 20:10
I've had the scratch with each cycle 😏 Pgs will be next if the frozen doesn't work but possibly sperm DNA testing first xx
Schnapps00 · 24/08/2017 20:45
Hi RPDR, not sure if you're still going down that route, but there's a pharmacy in the Sainsburys near me - link to call them here to check if they accept US 'scrips: www.nhs.uk/Services/pharmacies/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=8965
Scottishgirl85 · 24/08/2017 21:18
Sorry just chipping in again. I mentioned fertility2u upthread. I had treatment in Czech republic and the fertility2u pharmacists converted the CZ prescription to UK prescription. So they may be able to do the same with US prescription. The medication is really 'cheap' from them too! I had gonal f, I'll check what I paid.
Weedance · 26/08/2017 17:11
scottishgirl85 which clinic did you use and how did you find them?
Scottishgirl85 · 26/08/2017 20:06
I used Reprofit in Brno, Czech Republic. A friend recommended them, but they are also generally well known and have many British clients.
kloodie · 26/08/2017 20:34
I did 2 cycles in Germany when we lived there and my other 4 in Darlington.
If my next one is a fail we'll go to Prague x
Weedance · 26/08/2017 22:54
thanks scottishgirl85. did you have to go over for long? do you have faith in them? we are thinking of using them for our next go so any info is gratefully received!
fififa · 06/09/2017 17:17
Like Scottishgirl85 wrote, a few friends of mine cycled in Brno and Zlin (Czech Rep), and in Invicta (Poland). All ladies have had 5+ failed IVF cycles.
Oooblimey · 10/09/2017 23:40
Just sending a hug. I've had 6 losses over almost 7 years. Put a lot of weight on after the 5th so am now trying to lose that ready to try ICSI again.
Feeling low at the mo as going through one of those periods where several friends within a few weeks have announced pregnancies.
Good luck to you, I really do hope this next one is the time for you xx
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