my endo only hurts during ovulation period.earlier this morning i had bad cramps..it comes and goes for nearly 1 hour..quite bad and now i'm feeling sick.my temp are still high..at 18th days from last menses
BC is to regulate the menstrual cycle and "quiet" the ovaries. It also helps get rid of any functional cysts on the ovaries (when the follicle that contains the egg doesn't ovulate and 'burst' for some reason, and instead grows into a cyst. These are quite normal and usually resolve themselves, but BC can help keep them from happening.)
I've been told that a lot of women have a problem going on BC during IVF because it seems so counter-intuitive when you're trying to get pregnant, and I was no different. But really it's not because it's "birth control" that it's necessary, but because of the hormones it has (the "birth control" aspect isn't important, women doing IVF just need the particular hormones it has to regulate their menstrual cycle).
Well, kinda bad news. I went into the clinic today and had blood testing (Hep B & C, RBR). I told the nurse that on Friday night I started spotting (old, brown blood), Saturday it was a bit more, Sunday it was a lot, and yesterday it turned to dark red blood and looked like my period. I also have horrendous cramps. I wasn't sure if this was normal since I was still taking bc (this is my first time ever taking bc and I thought you weren't supposed to get your period on bc?). The nurse asked the dr. about it, and came back and said they'd consider today (Tuesday, Feb. 13) the first day of my period and do a baseline transvaginal ultrasound.
Long story-not-so-short, I still have the functional cyst on my left ovary. It's smaller than it was (26 vs. the 37 it was 3 weeks ago - I'm assuming thats 26mm?), so that's good at least. It just kinda sucks because it means IVF is pushed back another 3 weeks.
I was supposed to take my last bc pill at 4pm tomorrow. Now, I take NO pill today or tomorrow (my lining is apparently still really thick and they're hoping that by not taking the pill I'll get more blood out and thin the lining out a bit), and then I skip the placebo week and go straight into another 3 weeks of active bc pills. I take my last bc on March 6, and hopefully will start my period soon after.
We were looking forward to geting the show on the road, but I suppose that of all the things that could go wrong, this is the least expensive and easiest to fix!
I took my last scheduled bc pill yesterday, and now I'm just waiting for my period to start. Once it starts, I'll call the clinic and have blood work and an ultrasound (hopefully it'll be by Friday), and we'll know then if the cyst is gone. I'm REALLY hoping it is gone, because I want to be pregnant SOOOOO badly! But I had a nightmare last night that the cyst was still there and we had to push back IVF a few more months. All this waiting is driving me crazy!
My Husband and I just finished going through the IVF program but where not successful. Haven't really been able to talk much about it. But when I was at my worst I started posting on this website and it really helped me alot. I'll explain my experience, First we did the blood work, luckily we didn't have to do the test where they put the die through you to see if your tubes are blocked because of all the surgery they already knew it was blocked and inflamed. We tried to conceive for 6 months. And because it was blocked OHIP will help you pay for three rounds. I'm not exactly sure the reason why but they wouldn't put me on birth control maybe because of the cancer concern but that just meant that I got through this faster. So the period coming up I started the shots, Purgeon 300IU, Ovudrel I believe, and something else can't remember. started Purgeon once a day then morning and night. I thought the shots were going to be bruttle but it wasn't the needle is so micro fine that it wasn't a big thing. I then would go in for an ultra sound every 3 days until the end it was every morning so that they could measure the eggs. They kept telling me how great my eggs looked. Then it was the day of the retrieval, no eating or drinking after midnight and I had to be at the hospital at 7:00am. I got there they put you on an IV and they gave me a tablet under my tongue to help me relax, they said it was like 3-4 glasses of wine. Which was nice I then fell asleep. Then a couple hours later they gave me a shot of Morphene and I slept more, I they then get you to pee and take you into the room for retrieval. This part was the worst part, wee bit painful, they gave me more morphene, the Dr. told me cause of the endo it could be why it hurt so bad. So then they call you to tell you how my husband and my eggs are doing, they got 9 eggs out of me but only 2 fertilized. 3 days later they implanted the fertilized eggs which was a breeze, and then I waited 2 weeks to get the results. I had lite spots the weekend before the results and I was really worried but they tell you that that can happen, so I tried to stay calm then the day before the results I got my full blown period and I was cramping so bad. And I cried all day (at work) I would have to leave my desk because I was such a mess. And because at that point they don't know whether you are pregnant all I could take was Tylenol, Tylenol!!!! with these cramps I said to the nurse, it was a nightmare, then the next day they called to tell me that I wasn't pregnant. Such a sad day that was. My doctor that treated my cancer wants to give me a hysterectomy and I see him next week. I am pretty sure he will let me try one more time, i hope. But this is pretty hard to deal with but I'm really tring to stay positive. What is the hardest is that I see my husband with other kids and he is so good with them I know that he will be a great father and I so badly want him to have at least one of his own. We have talked about adoption and I know that that topic has come up on this site and we will definitely adopt, if its not a child from Canada I was thinking of adopting in Russia. When I had my first surgery I watched a documentary about Russian children in orphans and I have said since then that if I have to I will adopt there.
wow..that is a hell of a sad story.i can feel how you must have felt or feeling right now.i've done 3 cylce of IUI and all was not successful. i was quite stress and plan to adopt...hubby still thinking about it.he said he's not keen. tell me about your hubby being so good with kids.my hubby work in hospital.he sees baby every second.he also treat our 2 dogs like his own child.bought them good food,bath them,ply with them,carry them etc etc
i don't know what to advice but if you can afford,do it again.here we have to come up with about USD4000 to have one round.that is a lot of money and i surely feed sad if it is not successful..i'm going for another 3 IUI and will consider IVF later.
hang on there and keep trying.i hope one day you'll get your baby..take care
Posted by member allison1969 in another thread _____________________________________________________________________
"O.K. I think I understand how to use this now.... I am in prep for my first IVF attempt. I have Endo level 3/4. Just got back from the Gyn. and have been on BC for 14 days which has gotten rid of the Functional cyst (an egg that did not ovulate) that was there 2 weeks ago. That was finally some good news. Now my next appointment is in one week and I will start the ovarian stimulating process then.
I want to know if anyone is using progesterone creme in combination with an IVF and if so what is your experience? Could it still make sense to start now? Has anyone talked to their Doc. about this?
I am also interested in anyones experience with acupuncture and IVF. When should I make an appointment/s?
Same goes for the use of Aspirin, is it used just at the time of the transfer?
Because of my age, (38) I am also worried about miscarriage. Can anyone recommend herbals to help prevent this? Anyone know anyperson that has gotten pregnant at this age with Endo? Just one person? It would sure help my feelings to know of someone.... Pls. excuse if my terminology is not so hot. I am an American but am in Germany and have to do a bit of translation. thanks for your help, allison"