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  #1  
March 13th, 2010, 07:00 AM
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Just got my results. Even though I'm only 31 my eggs are acting like they are 41. My FSH was too high for my age. My doc wants to do what she calls a simulated IVF. I take Synarel, Menopur, hcg and progesteron. Somewhere in there I have a IUI.
The doc says it's like having an IVF treatment but my eggs stay in my body.

Has anyone done this before? My treatment starts on the 23rd. I'm very nervous. What are my chances of getting pregnant? mulitiples?

I am very hopeful but very nervous!!
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March 13th, 2010, 07:24 AM
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I've done an IUI with injectables, which is what you are doing minus the suppression phase.

why are they doing the suppression with you?
What was your FSH?

I have really awful egg quality but a good FSH, we only found out about my egg quality issue when we did IVF and my embryos were poor quality.

chances of multiples depends..... how many follicles is your RE trying to produce? most injectable cycles with IUI have less than 5 follies...but if your RE is doing this more like IVF...which you tend to have over 10..closer to 20 follies then your chances are very high.

how much menopur are you taking and for how long? are they giving you follistim as well?
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March 13th, 2010, 08:39 AM
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Christin has it covered! Good luck!
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March 13th, 2010, 10:47 AM
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ok.. I'm not really sure what a suppression is. My fsh was a 10.3
Not sure how many follicles we're trying for and I think I'm suppose to take menopure for 15 days. this is good you asking these things because I just don't know even what to ask my doctor.

She did tell me that my chances for multiples are high, but I'm willing to do whatever it takes. If God blesses me twice then, even better right? However it is kinda scary.
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6/10 IUI w/ inj. #2 300 Follistrim BFN
7/10 IUI w/ inj. #3 300 Follistrim BFN
8/4/10 IUI w/ inj. #4 300 Follistrim BFN
8/30/10 IUI w/inj. #5 300 Follistrim and 300 Gonal-F BFN
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March 13th, 2010, 11:37 AM
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have you done any treatments prior to this? Im just curioius why your RE is not doing an actual IVF cycle? your chances of triplets or more is very high with the treatment you are doing. especially if you get over 10 mature follicles (which is likely if she is treating this as an IVF cycle)

your FSH isnt the greatest but its not the worst either.

suppression is something they do in an IVF cycle..puts you in menopause actually...makes your ovaries "quiet" nothing going on in them....no eggs developing. they do this before they start the hormonal injections.
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March 13th, 2010, 04:11 PM
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Wow! I didn't know any of this.

I've never done any treatment prior to this. Nothing. I have a 3 1/2 yr old daughter and I've had 1 miscarriage and 2 ectopics since DD's birth.

I guess the suppression would be when I would be taking the syneral. I will ask when I talk to her this week.
I know the FSH isn't too bad but she made it seem as though I don't have very big window and that we should be aggressive with treatment.

I'm trying to find info on the internet. But really it's this site that I'm learning the most from.

I'm not even sure how the whole thing works. I take a nasal spray and BC. Then I go in for an U/S then start injectables, start hcg and progesterone. BUT I don't know when and why. I know I must sound so stupid, but when I agreed to all this all I was thinking was that I was willing to do whatever it took to get pregnant. It's been a long TTC journey. Now that I've had a few days to simmer, I have so many questions!
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6/10 IUI w/ inj. #2 300 Follistrim BFN
7/10 IUI w/ inj. #3 300 Follistrim BFN
8/4/10 IUI w/ inj. #4 300 Follistrim BFN
8/30/10 IUI w/inj. #5 300 Follistrim and 300 Gonal-F BFN
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March 13th, 2010, 04:35 PM
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dont feel bad! we all had to learn along the way

Im sorry about your losses.

Have you lost any of your fallopian tubes because of your ectopic pregnancies?
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March 13th, 2010, 05:35 PM
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I had surgery but did not lose my tube. I had a FSH (?) done to make sure the tubes were clear and everything looked good.

I'm definately learning!!
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Married almost 7 years
DD 5years old

3 beautiful in heaven

6/08 miscarriage 7 weeks
10/08 ectopic- surgery saved tube
5/09 ectopic pregnancy

4/10 IUI w/ inj. #1 Menopur BFN
6/10 IUI w/ inj. #2 300 Follistrim BFN
7/10 IUI w/ inj. #3 300 Follistrim BFN
8/4/10 IUI w/ inj. #4 300 Follistrim BFN
8/30/10 IUI w/inj. #5 300 Follistrim and 300 Gonal-F BFN
10/2011- successful lap to remove mild endometriosis
11/5/11-IUI w/ inj. #6 300 Menopur BFN
11/11-Femara w/ IUI #7 STILL WAITING!!
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March 14th, 2010, 04:58 AM
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Christin is helping you out quite a bit here, I'm glad that you found us!

I did three cycles of injects and IUI (just like what you are doing). I did a suppression phase as well. My RE didn't want to proceed with any more than 6 follies because of the risk for Higher order multiples. I only made it to the IUI once, because I responded too well to the drugs. I hope your RE sits you down and talks to you some more about the procedures so you are all on the same page.

Keep us posted on how things go!
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March 14th, 2010, 06:39 AM
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Thanks Kari! Yes I will be asking my RE many questions~
Thanks! I appreciate everyone's support
I will keep you all posted on my journey
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TTC 4 years
Married almost 7 years
DD 5years old

3 beautiful in heaven

6/08 miscarriage 7 weeks
10/08 ectopic- surgery saved tube
5/09 ectopic pregnancy

4/10 IUI w/ inj. #1 Menopur BFN
6/10 IUI w/ inj. #2 300 Follistrim BFN
7/10 IUI w/ inj. #3 300 Follistrim BFN
8/4/10 IUI w/ inj. #4 300 Follistrim BFN
8/30/10 IUI w/inj. #5 300 Follistrim and 300 Gonal-F BFN
10/2011- successful lap to remove mild endometriosis
11/5/11-IUI w/ inj. #6 300 Menopur BFN
11/11-Femara w/ IUI #7 STILL WAITING!!
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