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Lining not thick enough ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

Hey all

Had my scan this morning for FET and my lining was only 5.3 ๐Ÿ˜ข I'm to take the tablets for another week and back for a scan next Thursday.

I've been on progynova for 14 days. At my last FET I was on progynova for 16 days before scan (think it was just how it feel with when I started taking them during a weekend) and at my scan I was 7.4 I'm sure. What is the reason for why it sometimes doesn't get thick enough does anyone know?

I'm gutted because all my annual leave is in and I need to try and change it, I'm worried other people will be off and they'll say they can't change it. I work in a care home and we have heavy and aggressive residents and I've never worked during the 2ww for the reason that light duties just isn't possible.

I feel so rubbish now I could cry. Meeting a friend at half 10 and I'm just not in the mood at all now ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

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Ah sorry your feeling so deflated, it's so frustrating when we try to plan our lives around treatment and it still doesn't work out. I hope your work are understanding and your able to move your annual leave, I totally agree with you about not working the 2ww.

I don't have any answers about why your lining wouldn't be thick enough but try not to worry, I was on progynova for 2 and half weeks with with my FET cycles, are you taking it 3x a day?

Hopefully you was able to have a good chat with your friend and are feeling a little better now xx

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Thanks so much for your reply. Yeah I'm on 2mg 3x daily. I'm wondering if those extra 2 days before maybe helped my lining get thicker? Who knows. Just praying next Thursday will be a better outcome. I'll see my work tomorrow about changing my annual leave so hopefully they'll agree.

I still feel rubbish, my head is splitting ๐Ÿ™ I have reflexology tonight but actually thinking of cancelling as I just don't feel in the mood ๐Ÿ˜•

Hope your feeling better xxx

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Definitely seems like you just need those couple of extra days, keeping everything crossed that next week it will all be alright.

Do what you feels best for you and if that means cancelling then do, something we just need time on the sofa and allow ourselves to just 'be'. Yeah thank you the sickness has passed now, so strange xx

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I did cancel. Think your right, I just need some chill out time on the sofa ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad your feeling better xxx

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Try and build up the lining naturally. Lots of protein and dairy in your diet. Pomegranate juice is meant to help, and Brazil nuts. Try not to obsess about eating certain things but try and get these into your diet. Hopefully it'll thicken your lining in time for your next appointment.

Good luck!

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Thanks. Been drinking pomegranate juice for a few days now anyway. Hopefully the extra week will make the difference ๐Ÿคž Xxx

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I've read that you shouldn't drink too much though. So just a small glass a day!

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Yeah just been having a small glass a day ๐Ÿ™‚ I'll stock up on some high protein foods over the weekend and eat them between now and my scan on Thursday xxx

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Happened to me on my first fet. It's very frustrating but on my next appointment it was all perfect and I had a trilaminar lining. Don't worry xx

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Thanks so much Claire, that's really reassuring. Fingers crossed for next week! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž xxx

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Do you mean me? I'm Vicky lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

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Do you know I just came back on here just now because I thought I'm sure I said Claire and that's not her name ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so sorry! I did mean Vicky! Xxx

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That's ok don't worry ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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Im sure that week will make all the difference Amanda! have they upped the dose? It must be horrible having the stress of trying to rearrange work as an added pressure! Thinking of you and fingers crossed for your next scan!xx

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Thank you so much. They haven't upped my dose, just an extra week of taking them. I know, I do feel stressed. And more stressed now because I've realised the new time off I need goes into October and the 5 days annual leave I currently have has to be used by end of September as our new holiday entitlement starts October. Always something ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Just wanted to wish you luck with your DE cycle! I seen your post but hadn't managed to reply yet. I really hope this will be your time ๐Ÿ™‚ Xxx

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Oh cr*p, yep there's always some kind of flipping obstacle thrown at us it feels! Im going to have to take progynova too to thicken my lining...do keep us posted! One girl I know had to stay on it longer and the week made all the difference! Thanks for the well wishes, appreciate it....need all the luck I can get! Ha ha ha xx

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Hi Amanda

Just wanted to say that for my first FET it took 20days before my lining was thick enough , they had to slowly up the dose to 6 by the end.... drove me crazy!!!

This time though I was at 8.1 by day 10 , what did i do different? They started me at 4 progynova/day, I had 2 acupuncture sessions, added pea protein powder to my diet, put my legs up the wall a few min most nights and drank beetroot juice most days. No idea if any of these made a change but clearly something worked.

Now in my 2WW.... again....๐Ÿ™ˆ

Best of luck

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Thanks for the reply Alex ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I felt shocked because last time I was ready, although my scan was 16 days after last time so maybe that extra 2 days made a difference? (Not sure).

Hopefully a further week on the tablets will make a difference.

I'm drinking a glass of pomegranate juice daily while I've read helps and I'm going to increase my protein intake over this week too so ๐Ÿคž I'll be ready on Thursday.

I felt more stressed at the fact all my annual leave has to change. My work aren't the most helpful when it comes to things like this and I just feel I can't be bothered with this stress but nothing I can do just need to get on with it lol.

Good luck!! I hope you have a speedy 2ww and I hope it's a BFP at the end! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ€ xxx

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Ohh no ๐Ÿ˜ญ Sorry to hear you didn't get positive news today!! Im sure another week will do the trick and you'll be ready to go next week! Fingers crossed for you ๐Ÿคž xox

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Thank you. I really hope so!! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž how did you get on? Xxx

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Me too!!! Ill be thinking of you.

All good for me hun, ET booked for Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Hopefully you'll only be a week behind me xxx

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Great news ๐Ÿ˜€ Xxx

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Thankyou. Hoping i see a positive post for yours next week! Xx

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Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Xxx

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Amanda, you can always ask to be signed off on sick leave of you can't change you're annual leave. Good luck xxx

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Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ didn't want to use sick leave as already taken 3 weeks sick this year for egg collection and my first transfer. If this cycle isn't successful I want to look for a new job so was hoping to avoid being off sick. Although if I have no other option then I'll need to xxx

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It's so tricky balancing it isn't it. You want to put ivf as priority but it's hard to with the demands of a job. Hope you find a way to do it that isn't too stressful xxx

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Thank you. I've decided to leave it as it is and take another few days from my new holiday entitlement. My manager isn't here today to ask about changing the annual leave so I think this is probably the best way to minimise stress. I'll go for my scan next Thursday and if all is well I'll let them know about the extra days I need off. Hopefully this will be our time but if I do need to go through treatment again then I'll probably take it off as sick because can't keep using all my annual leave and people are off sick here all the time for things like colds! lol. Xxx

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That's really frustrating for you ๐Ÿ™! Hopefully the extra time will make all the difference. I've got my lining scan on Thurs too so we will hopefully be having our transfer around the same time - no idea how my lining will be doing though because I had to change over to the patches when progynova was giving me horrid headaches. Fingers crossed. Hasn't heard about pomegranate juice - will get some in! Wishing you lots of luck xx

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I really hope so ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž let me know how you get on at your scan on Thursday. Would be good if we both have positive news that day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Xxx

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Will do. Yes it would! Let me know how you get on too. Getting close now Xxx

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Hey Amanda, try to b positive...I think u wil get a perfect lining in ur next scan. Good luck.

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Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ€ xxx

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this!

Giving this a go to calm my nerves and to see how everyone else journeys are going. This is our first ivf cycle and first attempt at pregnancy.

My sister was my donor and has completed the cycle and egg retrieval. I'm so proud of her!

My husband and I have 6 x 5 day embryos frozen.

I've started taking progynova 2mg (3 tablets daily) and have been for 8 days now. I had my first scan yesterday and my uterus lining is at 4.5mm. I'm due back Tuesday for another scan. The progynova makes me nauseous and bloated.

How was everyone been else traveling in regards to their lining and progynova at the 1 week mark?

Xx

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Hey,

My clinic do first scan at 14 days with progynova although the first time for me it was 16 days as I started taking them on a weekend before.

The first time after 16 days my lining was 7.3. This time I responded slower, at 14 days my lining was only 5.3. I took for a further week and my lining was then 6.7 which my clinic were pleased with ๐Ÿ™‚I'll have transfer Friday 22nd September.

Progynova makes me feel pretty sick too ๐Ÿคข It just randomly comes on and then goes away. The joys!! lol xxx

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Thanks for the reply. My doctor did tell me 2 - 4 weeks to get the lining up to scratch. But I'm just worried because I have to go back in on Tuesday for another one. I'm just anxious that there's something wrong etc.

I guess it's still early days but the whole process makes me anxious. We all probably have those same emotions. Xx

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Yeah completely normal, I've felt a lot more anxious this time compared to my last 2. I think it's quite normal though, it's not an easy journey.

Try not to worry, if your lining was 4.5 after 8 days sounds like your responding as you need to. I'm pretty sure by Tuesday your lining will be ready, if not it's just a few more days of tablets with another scan ๐Ÿ™‚ But, it sounds like you will be ready come Tuesday I think ๐Ÿคž Xxx

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Thanks Amanda ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Your welcome and good luck with your treatment xxx

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