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Waiting for first IVF

Hi ladies.

Any of you waiting for IVF?

I have been talking Clomid for last 7 months ,got 2 months left.

Blood tests showed I'm ovulating bit still not getting pregnant. I feel so lost as I don't even have anyone to talk to as don't know any people struggling to get pregnant...it's opposite and everyone is having babies around me...or maybe I just see it like this...Had invitation for a baby shower tomorrow and I needed to cancel.

Regarding my cycles I don't do ovulation tests cos it stress me more so I just go with a flow...7 years of trying 😐

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Hi 👋 Are you new here? Welcome 😊 You’ll find plenty of support here and there’s usually someone who can answer your questions and I guarantee you, with infertility, there will always be someone who understands you here - all of us xx

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Aww thank you 😊 and yes I'm new here.I have been looking for group chat about IVF and I couldn't fine one till today 😊

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Morning lovely, so sorry to hear about your difficult journey. I too am taking clomid. I will be going on to my third cycle in Feb (max of 6). It's been a rough start, overstimulated and just not tolerating it well at all. We've been told that if this doesn't work then IVF is the next step. I've really struggled to digest everything as we've had a lot of information told to us in a relatively short period of time and coming to terms with an infertility diagnosis has been hard. I'm surrounded by people at work who all have young babies or children so despite the fact i've been there the longest i feel like a real outsider. I do understand how hard and lonely it can feel. You'll find this forum so helpful and supportive. Please feel free to nessage me any time, i'm always here for a chat if you need to offload. Sending love and BIG hugs xxx

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Hi hunni.

I suppose to be on Clomid 6 months too.After first month my progesterone was 50 (before Clomid was 1) I have been told level should be 20.So tablets are working I'm just not getting pregnant.tThey extended tablets for another 3 months while I'm waiting for IVF so I just finished 7th cycle. My vision is a problem , bad headaches and swing moods.I used to work on kidswear department 😂 Good luck on your Clomid and stay positive.Keep in touch xx

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Thanks lovely. The side effects are horrid. I've also been suffering with bad headaches, really bad ones that have literally taken me to bed. Have you discussed your vision and headaches with your doctor? It's worth mentioning as I was told to look out for those symptoms. Also been having bad nausea, literally put me off food. Thanks for your support, and you too, stay strong. It's a tough journey at times. Wishing you every success and let us know how things are going xxx

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No i didn't mention it to my doctor yet as I thought it's main side effect with vision 😐 I got only 2 more months so I think I just carry on with it for now.

Got day off today and I think I will just stay in bed and rest.

Have a lovely day xxx

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Take care of yourself and have a restful day. Never worry aboit cancelling events if you feel the need to, we sometimes have to put ourselves first. To keep a bit of distance from things is okay xxx

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I cancelled baby shower for today.Feel really bad but I didn't want to sit there and be uncomfortable. Xxx

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Don't feel bad, it's okay not to go to these things, i've had to do the same on several occasions xxx

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Hi there, hoping you find lots of company and support through this forum. Pregnancy news and family events can be very difficult when you are struggling to conceive, don’t worry if you need to stay clear of certain events, it’s important to look after your own emotional well-being.

Have you any idea how far along the waiting list you are? xx

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Hi ,

I have been waiting 3 months so I chased it up and been told I will receive letter within next 10 days 😊 fingers crossed it's not too long to wait .

I tried acupuncture 4 times as well but didn't really help.

I'm going to book reflexology next as I heard is very helpful. Xxx

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That’s great you don’t have too much longer to wait.

I’ve never had reflexology before, hope it’s helpful for you. It’s supposed to be lovely and relaxing too x

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Hi,

I think we all need to relax and it's so hard to do!I think I stress a lot 😐 Make sure you keep me updated 😊 and is it 14 days till your pregnant test now?ohh I hope it will happen this time for you ❤👣 baby dust to you 😙😙

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It’s so hard not to stress about all of this but taking steps like going for acupuncture or reflexology is such an excellent way to help you have some relaxation time. During the IVF cycle I also downloaded the Zita West positive visualisation which I listened to daily to help relax. There’s a bit on it for each stage of the process. Anything that helps 😉

Yes will be testing in just under two weeks, so excited but also terrified. Hoping with every part of my being that this is our time. Thanks so much for your lovely message and well wishes xx

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Hi

I downloaded MindfulIVF but I will check out Zita West too.Do you think is good idea to start doing ovulation tests?I have been told ovulation is on the 14th day.I have seen a lot of woman checking temperature and making notes but I have not been shown any of that so not sure what to do.xx

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I don’t think it would do any harm to try the ovulation tests whilst you are waiting for IVF, what have you got to lose? I used to buy the sticks you wee on from Boots, there are instructions in the box that make it clear what to do. I know your body temp changes too in and around ovulation so you can track that also. I’m pretty sure there’s a fertility app you can get to help with it. What do you think? x

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I'm going to try as I got only 2 cycles left on Clomid.Will get the sticks from boots and thermometer 😊 I got an app for ovulation too.Im resting today.Dont feel myself xxx

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Ah good, you may as well for your last couple of cycles on clomid. Fingers crossed it’ll give you an improved chance of conceiving 🤞🏻 Rest up and take it easy, look after body and mind xx

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Hi, we are also waiting for ivf. We have been given till June to keep trying- we miscarried in November. I’ve been advised against clomid as I have a unicornuate uterus (basically I only have half a womb) and if twins were conceived it would be dangerous, so were left in this limbo for another 5 months... xx

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Stay positive ❤ You got pregnant before so don't give up.I can't wait to finish Clomid to be honest.

I'm waiting for my letter so hopefully we will find out the date.Is taking soooo long x

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Hello. I am new here. This is the first post I read and I can relate so very much to it. I have been TTC for the last 10 years. I do not know what the matter is with me. It gets so depressing at times. I have stopped interacting with people and I am not at all the person I used to be. I have tried almost everything, from IUI to IVF and all the failed attempts just make my heart cry out loud. I really hope that yours go well. Try not to think a lot about it and do not stress about it. I myself am here to find people like me. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one going through this. It just gets so lonely. My husband works all day long and I am far away from my family. I used to work but it is just so hard to be around people for me now, I cannot take anything. I wish joining this platform helps me out in some way. Even the doctors do not really know whats wrong with me, it makes me sad. They say that everything is fine with us. I went to IVF 5 times and they all got failed in different cycles. Everything was going fine at the beginning of every attempt but then it would fail for some reason. But I hope that yours go well. I am sorry if I sound very depressing.

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Hi lovely.

I totally understand ❤ I feel depressee all the time. I even called in sick and didn't go to work today...They didnt really find nothing wrong with me too...I think is stress and cos we really want it ...x

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