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Help - pre IVF panic

Goodness where to start.

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 6 years now, during which time we've established that I have PCOS and Endo.

We tried Clomid which sent me utterly loopy and I ended up having to take 2 weeks off work each cycle as I couldn't function.

We were then referred for IVF (in 2014) but literally just before we were due to start treatment I had an abnormal smear and discovered to have CIN3. It took 2 attempts to cut it all away.

We had to wait 6 months before we could start the process again but also decided to take a slight pause so I could emotionally recover as I found the experience rather traumatic.

So, after building myself up to it, we tried to start on the journey again at Christmas. Within the last week I have found out that the clinic we've been referred I is closing, and that they have lost our funding approval letter so we have been waiting for almost 3 months unnecessarily without progress.

So, things are moving now but I am freaking out and getting myself into a panic.

Are the drug protocols going to render me useless? I have a really stressful/demanding job and I'm worried that I'm not going to be able to cope with it all. I feel like I've lost control and I hate it. I need to plan but really don't know what to expect

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Hi there - I have not had Clomid and gone straight to long protocol ivf .... 5 days into first cycle. So far I have not had a not had any of the common side effects apart from the sort of ovary pain I get mid cycle. Hope it stays that way...I am currently field based and working from home which helps but when I travel it is driving and some european travel ... just preparing everything in advance has helped me.

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Hey, so sorry for all you've been through, no wonder your full of doubt. I also have PCOS and endo and was on clomid which made me quite irrational I struggled with the side affects. I'm currently 'in' my 4th cycle of IVF and yes it is emotionally and physically demanding but right from the beginning I've had a different approach to and felt different towards having it. I would say try to take each day as it comes, you'll always get great support from everyone on here to xx

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