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  #1  
January 17th, 2012, 10:35 AM
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My RE told me to stop BCP on 1/14 which I did. Come in yesterday (1/16) for baseline scan and bloodwork before starting ivf cycle 2.

Yesterday I made sure to tell the nurse and RE that I had just stopped bcp on 1/14 and hadn't started AF yet. They did the scan and bloodwork and told me to start stimulation injections last night which I did.

Now I am wondering if we are putting the cart before the horse or does it even matter. I can tell AF is going to start today - have spotting.

I am about to email the nurse to ask her about this but do you have any thoughts?
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Me-38 DH-38. TTC #1 since August 2009
2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
1/16/2012: IVF #2 first scan
"Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." Matt. 19:26
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January 17th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Ccart - something about this sounds strangely familiar. I feel when I started injections for my fresh cycle in July, I stopped the BCP before they were finished, and they advised me to take my first injection on CD1, which they told me should be July 10th, at the time. Well, days before that, I didn't see any of signs of AF, called them and asked them about the injection, whether or not I should still take it, etc. They told me based on all my blood work and u/s, AF should be showing and to do the injection....and wouldn't you know, the morning of 7/10/11, AF showed, and I did my first injection of Gonal F that night.....
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January 17th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Ok thank you for your input Prendy.
i just emailed the nurse so we'll see what she says.
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Me-38 DH-38. TTC #1 since August 2009
2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
1/16/2012: IVF #2 first scan
"Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." Matt. 19:26
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January 17th, 2012, 01:41 PM
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I bet they are just starting your stims early to get more eggs. Let us know what the nurse says. Super curious too!

Maybe with your first IVF they didnt' feel like the stimed you long enough before you were ready to O?
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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January 17th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Hi Gretchen,

My RE said he wanted to stim me longer this time - 12 days as opposed to 7 days last time so maybe that's why we started early. Thanks for the input!
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Me-38 DH-38. TTC #1 since August 2009
2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
1/16/2012: IVF #2 first scan
"Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." Matt. 19:26
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January 17th, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Which that also makes total sense, because I starting stimming on the 10th, and my retreival was the 22nd, which was for 12 days ;o)
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January 17th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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From what I can remember I didn't take a whole pack of BCP, but they wouldn't let me start stims until CD1 of AF.

Maybe since you are doing stims longer it doesn't matter? Sounds right to me!
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