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9/22/2010 8:02 PM
Hi girls,

Welcome! I know that you are relatively new to the boards. Glad you are here and hope you each find the support you need. Please feel free to join us on the "General Discussion" board as well. Most of us "long timers" and of course, new folks too, tend to hang out over there.

As for an answer when friends ask you "when are you going to have a baby"....I always like the answer "When God will's it!" It kind of lets people know you might be trying but it just hasn't happened for you yet. They don't need to know that you're undergoing fertility treatments unless you choose to tell them.

Good luck to each of you. I know what it feels like to trying for the first time. I did so when I had just turned 40. After 3 cycles with my own eggs failed, we went the route of donor egg and we conceived on the first try. Unfortunately, I lost our twin boys at 23 weeks. We're hoping to try again the first of next year. It's a hard road this infertility thing, but it's much easier with the support of friends here.

Again, welcome!

9/22/2010 9:55 AM
I think all of us receive the same exact comments as far as having children go. Unfortunately I am 27 and get those, I don't really feel at 27 you are running out of time. However I am, I don't have a lot of eggs left to work with, the Dr. says probably the amount of a 38 year old. I had one friend that just told everyone that made comments to her to realize that some people have fertility problems and had been trying, she said that usually shut them right up. Me on the other hand, I don't really want people to know just so there is a little less stress and less people asking "did it work yet". When people ask me when I am going to have kids, I pretty much just tell them when the time is right, they usually don't comment after that either. I have had to learn not to worry about other people so much and just focus on myself and be a little selfish for once in my life. The best of luck to you!!

9/21/2010 2:35 PM
This is my first time to post. I started reading the posts a long time ago but decided this was the right time to post because I am really struggling to stay hopeful. Had successful ivf a year ago, only to miscarry in my 9th week. I have tried several unsuccessful iui this year and have finally decided to try ivf again after the first of the year. I am 40 and everyday I feel like I am counting my life away on a calendar. If one more person says "better hurry up, you're running out of time" or "why don't you just adopt?", I think I will scream. It is becoming so difficult to stay postive and optimistic. Any suggestions or words of advice?

9/17/2010 2:18 PM
Sorry to hear it didnt work out for you guys. My doctor has not said anthing about DHEA. What is that supposed to help with? Do you know what your future plans are?

9/17/2010 3:27 AM
my follicle didnt grow past 13mm so we are not going forward on this Dr. has prescribed DHEA to me 25 mg 3 times a day..there is contraversary around it..anyone with any experience on DHEA?

9/16/2010 10:11 AM
Sorry I just realized I forgot that you already posted your age

9/16/2010 10:10 AM
bravo george
So as far as staying positive, it is super hard! My husband is sooooo supportive, but he has been gone also for work. Mainly that the reason I got on this website was to find people in the same situation and just feel support from all of you. I also have a friend from the past that I have reconnected with that has gone thru all of this so that helps. I really try to exercise and craft to keep myself busy so that my mind isn't too occupied by this stress. How old are you if you don't mind my asking? Please let me know about your injections too, I am hoping that success comes your way

9/14/2010 3:34 PM

thank you for your reply.. I too am new to this site..I have no experience with any of them except the growth harmone which was called saizen i did 25 cc.. i am not sure what our next step is after the IUI I at least hope to try will know after tmrw..i go back to see if my follicle is growing as it stands on sunday it was just 13..i will definately check back and let you know what I will be taking.. end of aug was when i first started med so this is my first cycle with doctors. fingers crossed for both of us btw how do you stay positive? my partner is a musician and is out on tour, i have had very little emotional support from him and it is hard for me to find my light and stay positive..

9/12/2010 10:05 PM
Hey Ladies, I am new to this site, but I feel like this is a great place to let out some steam So I have a similar story to yours. I am 27 and underwent my first round of IVF in August. After 8 days of meds, I had only developed 4 follicles sizes 13, 15, 16, and 18, but could not continue on with IVF. It was quite devastating but we tried IUI, which did not work either So we are gearing up to start another cycle of IVF after my period starts here at the end of September. This time they are going to add a human growth hormone, along with upping the follistim to 375, repronex, and then doing a drug called cetrotide. Do you guys have any experiences with the human growth hormone or cetrotide? I have already used the repronex and follistim. I still have a bruise from the repronex after 6 weeks. I hated that shot, it was quite painful to me. I wish you guys all the luck!!

9/11/2010 12:52 PM
thank you Cristeen7 for your advice and info.. I can't give up on my own body yet..where did you go? were you in CA? I have heard of some people through my doctor that is, that have successfully had eggs after not having any in their first try..I am so sorry , I know how you feel and the $$ geez it's so difficult bc no insurance covers..well at least not mine.My thoughts are with you also.

9/10/2010 10:37 AM
Hi Bravo...I can definitely relate to how you're feeling. In Sept 2009, I tried my first IVF cycle. I was 39. Went through weeks of lupron to lower my estradiol and high dose follistim...425u twice a day. On day 5 after my 2nd U/S, my cycle was cancelled due to poor response. I think I had 3. I was completely devestated. It took me until Jan 2010 to get up the courage to do another I had to save more money for the cost of the high dose Follistim. We did a second cycle with no luporn and added ganarelix. Around day 6, the same thing happened...cancelled due to poor reponse. I had done a ton of research about donor eggs and I am an RN in L&D so I talked to alot of doctors. After scraping together another $11,000, we went with DE. After a long process and 1 donor that we chose backing out, we did a donor egg cycle June 2010. The anonymous donor got 8 eggs (she was only 26 so that was a little disappointing) and 5 fertilized. I had ET on June 9th 2010 of two fresh embies. Everything went well and I did everything suggested to me. On June 21, the blood test was negative. Devastating!!!!!! I have three frozen and am trying to get up the nerve and the $3,000 more to do a frozen cycle. This has been the hardest thing I have done in my whole life. But I still don't have regrets...even with the huge bills rolling in now..we were totally out-of-pocket. I wish you the best of luck...know that you are not alone!

9/9/2010 11:44 PM
after 11 days of medicine, menopur, gonal 300, lupron,& saizen my Dr told me he was going to stop the medicine and not go forward with the retrieval..i am devasted as you can imagine..i just turned 39 a week ago.has anyone had this experience? this is my first attempt..i have 4 eggs only 1 that is 10 m the other 3 were under 5..would love any info you may have or advice..we may try IU i go in for another ultrasound this weekend if it is growing on its own we are going to try IU
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