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IVF round#2

Hi all, im about to start my second cycle of ivf in Feb the drugs have just been delivered and I sat here feeling both daunted and excited in equal measures...I remember feeling quite isolated during my last cycle as I have found it really difficult to open up to those close to me so...here I am hoping to find a few buddies who understand the rollercoaster that is IVF! Wishing all those who will be starting cycles in 2018 the very best of luck xx

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I am feeling similar at the moment. I have a few friends and parents that I have confided in about ivf but there is only so much I feel I can talk to them about. I’m currently half way through 2ww on my second round of ivf. I find people are really good when I am describing the process and what stage I am at but then when I talk to them about fears and concerns about it not working I just get a pity look, which I hate! So that puts me off talking to people. I wish I had started to see a counsellor once a week just to give me someone to talk to.

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I completely agree, people who haven't been through all of this just don't understand what a rollercoaster it is... and in many ways I found the process a lot easier than the emotional burden, fingers crossed for a positive result for you... this time around I'm planning to look after myself a bit better I've booked reflexology sessions and a couple of spa treatments to help get me through it

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I totally understand how your feeling, il be starting my 5th cycle early next year and still feel daunted by everything that it brings. Everyone on here is so friendly and it definitely has helped me to feel less alone unfortunately friends and family just don’t get it in the same way. Wishing you lots of luck xx

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Lots of luck to you too, it is daunting isn't! I'm planning to try not to get too hung up on every little detail this time round as I think it stressed me out even more on the last cycle... easier said than done though I guess xx

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Hey 👋🏼

I'm starting my first cycle of ICSI in Jan! My drug appt is on 10th. I'm not telling any friends or family so I know exactly what you mean.

Fingers crossed for us all xx

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I haven't had them delivered yet, I paid for them yesterday and I have the appointment to show me what to do etc on 10th and I can start on the 12th which is Day 16 for me. Excited but nervous too!! X

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This is a good place to be for finding others who understand.

Wow they’ve delivered your drugs far in advance haven’t they? Why can’t you start in January?

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Yes, I thought it was quite early too, anticipated week of egg collection is the week commencing the 26th of Feb, it was the next available date with the consultant we wanted looking after us so Feb it is plus it's also given me a much needed break after the last cycle x

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I think it’s important to have a break xx

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Wishing you the very best of luck for your cycle in February. Hoping you find lots of support through this forum. I have only recently started to reach out to the other members here and wish I had done it years ago! x

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Hey hun my advice would be to relax if possible take vitamins and have accupunture if u can. I do believe it worked for me this time round. Good luck x

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