Vets cycling III

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  1. Good Luck today at ER....hoping it exceeds your expectations.....

  2. puzzled and concerned here too. Dr Schoolcraft put me on synthroid when we tested out there and i haven't stopped taking it... What's the connection? My DH was on suyoungihm high doses of calcium after his thyroid was removed but that was because they had to move several of his parathyroid glands. he had to cut back once the parathyroids kicked back in as calcium overdose is its own interesting syndrome.sorry for the barge, not likely i'll cycle again (unless we win the lottery) but still following along with all y\'all

    Only have a minute.. but now ya'll have me rethinking this, too! I was told by the doc that Synthroid can effect how your body absorbs calcium so you need a little more. I do know you have to wait 4 hours between taking calcium and synthroid - because they should not be taken together (same with iron I believe). But maybe that's not right? Hmmm... will have to look into this later.. youngihmhaps I following this a little too blindly...yikes.. more later..

  3. spyridof, good luck w/your ER today, hope you are pleasantly surprised.

    brooklyn, hang in there, when is your beta?

    nyciti, hope you are relaxing

    trina, how are you feeling boarding the rollercoaster this time?

    I start stims tonight, I am trying to coordinate ER for next weekend as to not take more time from work, coming in late all next week is going to be fun to explain. I think I will just use youngihmsonal time or something, what a pain in the arse to worry about the job. I am a little concerned that I am being put on 525 iu of follistim when I've never used more than 300 iu before, but no menopur till later when I get dropped to 450, this along w/Saizen.
    I tried to talk my way out of it, but dr. was firm. I was thinking of just using less on my own, does this sound crazy? At least this is just banking, no 2ww of torture, but only the torture of seeing if I can even grow a blast, and I'm doubtful, best way to be I guess.
    I'm not excited.

  4. bctm, don't take less on your own. This is Dr. Braverman or Dr Tortoriello setting your protocol, right? Give it a shot (no pun intended) and see if this works for you. It's all trial and error anyway, ya know?

    GOOD LUCK CYCLERS!!!

  5. I have an issue I need some help with that is cycling related. If you've read my "you've got to be f*cking kidding me" thread, you'll be up to date on my angst around getting rid of my last vial of DS. I'm thinking today that maybe part of my angst is that I actually do want to use the vial - but I'm scared that something will go wrong. So can you guys walk through this with me and point out the problems?

    The simple facts are this:
    I have 1 vial of DS left from my last IVF; there are none remaining at the bank
    It was originally shipped to CCRM, then shipped to CWRC and if I want to use it with my DE cycle it would need to be shipped to SDFC.
    It\'s pretty much guaranteed that they will use ICSI on my eggs - my RE there said they use it for most frozen syoungihmm.

    So let's say I do ship it there and use it for my DE cycle. I'm a little worried about the multiple trips, but if it stays frozen that shouldn't be a problem. I get a back up vial of some other DS just in case. They'll know quite quickly if there is a problem with the syoungihmm and could thaw the next vial without losing any eggs, right?

    What am I not thinking of?

  6. Kate there's no problem with shipping - the stuff stays frozen the whole time.

  7. Only have a minute.. but now ya'll have me rethinking this, too! I was told by the doc that Synthroid can effect how your body absorbs calcium so you need a little more. I do know you have to wait 4 hours between taking calcium and synthroid - because they should not be taken together (same with iron I believe). But maybe that's not right? Hmmm... will have to look into this later.. youngihmhaps I following this a little too blindly...yikes.. more later..

    Exactly right that they need to be taken 4 hours apart. Maybe it works both directions on the absorbtion rate. I know if you take calcium and or iron too close to the time you take Synthroid, the Synthroid won't absorb correctly. DH has had a beyotch of a time getting his TSH levels to normal and the docs were always asking him what time did he take his various pills and supplements each day.

    To make this cycling related, Dr Schoolcraft only recommended trying pg with your TSH between certain levels (which I can't remember right now but much lower than the usual "high" guideline of 4 or 5). I don't think the Synthroid has made a lick of difference to how I feel but I haven't quit taking it on the thousand and one chance I might cycle again...

  8. Millie: Regarding Dr. Schoolcraft and TSH- he wants to see it under 3. I got a call last night that mine is just ovr 3 so he wants me to go on medication before we do the transfer. Will it help me with weight loss?

    lagaluga1987: I hate to say this because I'm frustrated with the protocol that was used on me even though I expressed my past exyoungihmience, BUT- I think you need to stick with the #'s the doctor prescribed. You can always cancel if you don't like how you're responding which is what I should have done.

    AFM: ER went ok. They got 7 eggs. I'm obviously disappointed because I know this means we will end up with 2 embryos if we are lucky but there is nothing I can do about it. What sucks is knowing that unless we win the lottery, this is it for us. We are not out of the game yet so I need to stop obssessing.

  9. spyridof - glad ER went okay, hope things go better in the days ahead.

    Millie: Regarding Dr. Schoolcraft and TSH- he wants to see it under 3. I got a call last night that mine is just ovr 3 so he wants me to go on medication before we do the transfer. Will it help me with weight loss?

    Some people say it will help with weight loss. He'll start you on the lowest dose for at least 6 weeks. He upped me to the next highest dose but eventually I had my regular doc cut it back to the original dose. the higher dose was just too much for me - I'd be walking around in subzero weather wearing a sweater and jeans... and sweating .. maybe if I'd kept that up I'd be a skinny minnie by now. ha. The first two dose levels are 25 mcg and 50 mcg. (DH takes 250 mcg a day, but he has no thyroid). Anyway, going on the 25 mcg can't hurt and it might definitely help.

  10. Kate there's no problem with shipping - the stuff stays frozen the whole time.

    I know that in my head (for heaven's sake, I shipped an embryo across country) but for some reason I'm having a hard time making with this... Ugh.

  11. And so you don't think that I think this is all about me me me - I was kind of avoiding the cycling thread for a while (because of my own cycling anxieties) but I wanted to check back in to see how everyone's doing. There's really a ridiculous amount of activity. I hope I get everyone:
    luac - I'm glad your transfer went well the other day. (and hope your new doggie is still bringing you joy!)
    mikael_n - I hope you're hanging in there as your 2ww wraps up.
    Trina and BTCM, I think you're both just starting a cycle? GL
    SendrikBlack - What is happening with your lining?
    spyridof - welcome, if I didn't say it already, and I hope everything is going well in Denver post ER. I went there for my last IVF (schoolcraft as well).

    Sunshine, NYC - I guess we're on for May - I don't know about you to, but I'm really trying to focus my energies on the stuff in between - which for me is my upcoming trip to Belize (I'm clearly not always successful with that... the focusing on the stuff in between, I mean).

    Hannah, Catt - I hope you're both well.

  12. To make this cycling related, Dr Schoolcraft only recommended trying pg with your TSH between certain levels (which I can't remember right now but much lower than the usual "high" guideline of 4 or 5).

    Yeah, amazing that some drs still use the old guidline. The new guidline is .3 -3.0 .

    I was lucky that my GP was aware of the newer guidlines and took me down as low as possible to see how I felt and we adjusted as we went. I found at too low (2-2.5 ish I think it was) I felt worse again, so we nudged it up ever so slightly and it seems to even out to where I felt best (I think right around 3).

    The thing is though that it does seem to fluctuate with IVF cycles-I assume since estrogen affects it, and I get it checked more often because of that (and I know that if you are pg you often need to take more sythroid that your usual dose).
    ---

    Kate, such hard decisions...I really hope you hang on to the vial for now...since you really are not sure. I understand about not being oncycling threads when you are not cycling... thanks for asking about me.

    lining made it to .8 and looks adequate, so we are going ahead with transfer(thurs).

  13. Yep...If all goes well and my lining cooyoungihmates (ha ha), my transfer should hit on or about May 19. Of course last FET my lining did not cooyoungihmate and I ended up adding 2 extra weeks in there...so we shall see. I'm on BCPs now.

    I'm also going to concentrate on other things, well at least try. Playing a lot of guitar, going to yoga every day, getting a lot of work work done, and going on a long vacation (with some business mixed in) next month.

  14. AFM: ER went ok. They got 7 eggs. I'm obviously disappointed because I know this means we will end up with 2 embryos if we are lucky but there is nothing I can do about it. What sucks is knowing that unless we win the lottery, this is it for us. We are not out of the game yet so I need to stop obssessing.

    Sorry you are disappointed...I understand, going through the whole process and to only have X number is hard (been there). I hope those eggs are stellar and you get a nice batch of embryos.

    I hear you about winning the lottery...

  15. Out of our 7, 5 were mature. Of those 5, 1 likely got damaged during retrieval, 1 fertilized normally and the rest either didn't fertilize or were abnormal.

    I guess it's pretty much over.

  16. spyridof - so sorry your cycle was less than you hoped.. it just sucks.. I hope your lone embie is a real fighter!!!

  17. oh spyridof, I'm sorry. When's the transfer? Or are you freezing them to do CGH? I can't remember.

  18. spyridof - so sorry your cycle was less than you hoped.. it just sucks.. I hope your lone embie is a real fighter!!!

    huge ditto on that. Sorry, spyridof, it is so unfair.

  19. Thanks ladies. Your support helps me continue to breathe even though it takes more energy than I have to give.

    We froze the embryo and may have another tomorrow if we are lucky which we will also freeze. I'm already looking to see if there is any way I can do another cycle but my DH freaked out at the thought and I don't blame him. It's been 3 years of he**, a ton of $, a ruined career, and worst of all, I am not the youngihmson he fell in love with and married. I don't think I can find her again but I hope that someday, I will almost be the happy fun girl I used to be. Thanks for listening and being there for me.

  20. Oh spyridof, I'm sorry this cycle didn't go as well as expected. How many frozens do you have? Hoping one of them does the trick..

    I hear you on to cycle or not to cycle...hear you about the $$, the career, the he11, I hear it all. The whole thing just sux assss. You'll be in my thoughts...

  21. I'm already looking to see if there is any way I can do another cycle but my DH freaked out at the thought and I don't blame him. It's been 3 years of he**, a ton of $, a ruined career, and worst of all, I am not the youngihmson he fell in love with and married. I don't think I can find her again but I hope that someday, I will almost be the happy fun girl I used to be. Thanks for listening and being there for me.

    spyridof, I'm so sorry. been in those shoes, it's so frustrating to want to cycle again but not be able to because of financial issues. thinking of you and sending you un-vetlike hugs. (((())))

  22. spyridof, I am so, so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

  23. I'm sorry, spyridof. Even when we try not to get our hopes up, it's still such a slap in the face. The financial side of things makes it so hard too, I know (boy do I know). Take care.

  24. spyridof, I am so so sorry. Please know that I am thinking of you and hoping you get better news tomorrow. ((()))

  25. ditto on katein nyc post. I have been avoiding this thread as i too have anxiety over WTF i am doing with my life now. Plus issues (my Dads stuff, some new tests my ENT wants me to have, etc.).

    I do think of you all often and were so appreciative of the support so please do not think that i do not think of you all. I am just tryin to keep my head above water.

    luac
    Glad everything went well.
    kate,
    how are you? When are you heading to Belize?
    Spartali,
    You are so focussed. I envy that quality.
    spyridof,
    i am so sorry that you are going through this.
    BCTM,
    Sorry you have to go through all of this and worry about work. I am thinking of you.

    trina,hannah, SendrikBlack,millie hope everyone is good.
    If i forgot anyone forgive me im sleep deprived, and literally ran through a million posts (ok not a million)

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