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  #1  
May 23rd, 2013, 11:43 AM
nikki52687's Avatar Super Mommy
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Or do you skip a cycle between each? I have heard it is better to skip a cycle, and I have in the past, because we couldn't afford to do back to back cycles. But when I skip a cycle, it isn't 28 days, it is 75-100 days. So, this time, we could go right into another one, I thought about skipping, but since my cycles are so long unmedicated, I just couldnt bring myself to do it. But now, of course, I am second guessing myself, "what if I dont respond? What if it gets cancelled?' and on and on. I have a friend who has done several medicated cycles and she said that if she doesnt skip a cycle, she doesnt respond well at all. So, with that on my mind, I am kicking myself Lord help me, this stuff will make me go crazy yet!! LOL!
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Our TTC journey: I went off the pill April 10, 2010. I have had irregular cycles ever since. We have tried everything from soy isoflavones, fertili tea, fertil aid for both, sperm count and motility boost for DH, femera, relaxing, giving up...no luck. SA 06/2011-5mil, 05/2012-no live sperm, 07/2012-17mil!! HSG 7/25/12, all clear. Next cycle, Femara 3-7, scan cd 11, 5 follies 17, 12, 12, 11, 10, trigger cd 12, IUI (8/30/12) cd14: BFN, AF showed 9/13/12 -On to cycle 2 with medication and IUI. 9/28 quit groqing, cycle cancelled. 2/6/13 follistim cd 3-12, follies 19, 18, 17, 12, count 1.7 mil, BFN. Skipping this cycle.

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May 23rd, 2013, 12:06 PM
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I only skipped when I needed a mental break or we had no money (which was often). My age was a big factor though on why I was pushy.
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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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May 23rd, 2013, 12:10 PM
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Did you notice a difference in your response?
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Thanks JMC1988 for the great siggy!
Our TTC journey: I went off the pill April 10, 2010. I have had irregular cycles ever since. We have tried everything from soy isoflavones, fertili tea, fertil aid for both, sperm count and motility boost for DH, femera, relaxing, giving up...no luck. SA 06/2011-5mil, 05/2012-no live sperm, 07/2012-17mil!! HSG 7/25/12, all clear. Next cycle, Femara 3-7, scan cd 11, 5 follies 17, 12, 12, 11, 10, trigger cd 12, IUI (8/30/12) cd14: BFN, AF showed 9/13/12 -On to cycle 2 with medication and IUI. 9/28 quit groqing, cycle cancelled. 2/6/13 follistim cd 3-12, follies 19, 18, 17, 12, count 1.7 mil, BFN. Skipping this cycle.

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May 23rd, 2013, 12:20 PM
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For me it feels like the specific approach determines if I skip- for clomid cycles I didnt but for inject cycles I would
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May 23rd, 2013, 12:27 PM
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No my response was always good even just on clomid. Still had all BFN though.
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Gretchen
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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May 23rd, 2013, 01:02 PM
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For IUIs, I kept trucking along. IVFs required me to skip. My response wasn't ever fabulous...my best response was during my 3rd IVF cycle where I got 17 eggs. I had cycled in May and then got the 17 in Aug. So it was a few months in between. Seems that it was just a lucky fluke though.
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May 23rd, 2013, 01:46 PM
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We did 3 back to back cycles with dd. this go-round we are back to back these first 2. And I plan to do another if we don't get a bfp this cycle. Not sure how we will proceed if a 4th cycle is needed.
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May 23rd, 2013, 02:57 PM
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I never skipped. We jumped right to IVF after clomid due to severe MFI. My first IVF sucked. I only had 5 mature eggs out of 14 eggs total and only one made it to a so-so blast. The day I got the failed beta for that IVF was the very day I started BCP for the 2nd. I would have been due April 17th if the 1st had worked but I am now due June 26th. Exactly 10 weeks in between. The 2nd cycle was MUCH MUCH better for me. I had 16 mature eggs, 14 fert, and 3 awesome blasts, 1 good one and the rest were between so-so blast and early blasts with 2 that didn't make it.

For some reason it really worked out in my favor to do back to back. The doctors were not expecting me to have an egg maturity issue because my levels looked great.

I think it really depends on the situation and ya never know without doing it.
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May 23rd, 2013, 04:48 PM
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We did back to back cycles on clomid, for almost a year. I always had a good response on clomid. i had a better response with it when i was on prednisone for a few months due to asthma issues. Then did IVF in Feb and FET in May.
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May 23rd, 2013, 10:59 PM
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clomid/femara IUIs for us and I have always done back to back with DS1, DS2 and this time around. We did break with #1 and this one when I got a cysts.
I didn't notice less response.
i think if you can take a break, it's probably better for you physically. But I am a wreck when TTCMA so i just keep truckin'. I am hoping I can jump from IUI to IVF process quickly.

ETA: when I did inject. with #2 I didn't break inbetween and did 4 or 5 cycles.
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