The agony of the 2WW
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liz - July 24

Hi Stac,

I have never had ivf, but I will share with you my experiences with prog supp. I have been on them and what I notice is the side effects often mimic some early preg symptoms. I get very sore bb's and often spasms down low. However, these symptoms are also preg symptoms so it could go either way for you. I am crossing my fingers it is the preg and not side effects, as I am sure you as well.

As far as the prog delaying your af arrival.. I was told that it could possibly delay, so the first month they did a beta test 2 days before af's arrival, the test was neg so I went off of the prog. and af arrived right on schedule. This past round I was unable to go for a beta test until the day after af was scheduled to arrive. Af arrived right on schedule and I was still on the prog. So, again it can go either way.

I don't know if I have been any help, but I thought I would give you my experiences.

Best of luck to you, take care, I understand all to well how rough this wait really is.

Liz

 

Stac - July 24

Liz - Thank you for your reply. That helps. I'm assuming my other symptoms are from the prog too. I don't know if I would really be feeling any symptoms of pregnancy this early anyway - it's hard not to get anxious. These next 3 days are going to take forever to get through. My DH and I have been trying for 4 1/2 years - 3 IUI's that didn't work. This is our 1st and hopefully last IVF. We have unexplained infertility - can't find anything wrong with us...that's what makes this so hard!
Thanks for your helpful info! Best of luck to you.
- Stac

 

liz - July 24

Stac,

You are very welcome. Like I said that is just my experience with the prog. You never really can tell. Don't give up hope, you may still be getting some good news.

I am sorry to hear you and your husband have been going through this for so long with no explanations. I have been fortunate to get some answers, but still it is not enough or atleast the problems still are being worked out. I understand your frustration, it is quite a hard journey to go through.

Feel free to drop in anytime and let us know how you are doing. In the meantime I will continue to keep my fingers crossed for you and a BFP.

Take care,
Liz

 

Stac - July 25

Good morning. Well, I went from having all those symptoms last night to them all being gone this morning. All of them. Plus last night I had slight spotting and it's still there this morning plus some cramping. Is this normal or is this a bad sign? I can't wait for our appt on Thursday. I'm a little worried now.

- Stac

 

liz - July 25

Good morning Stac,

Have you thought about doing a hpt? I know the anticipation you are under and maybe it is just what you need right now.

I am going to tell you this not to discourage you, just sharing my expereiences. Last cycle I had every sympton in the book, like I said it was probably the prog. supp. Anyway on Fri. night and Sat. my symptoms disapeared, except for the cramping. Sat. I took a hpt, bfn, Sunday af arrived. I know this is not what you want to hear and please, please don't think I am the bearer of bad news. I know I am always searching for answers and assistance.

I will still say that you have a chance. Remember it is never over until af actually arrives.

Take care of yourself, and good luck to you,
Liz

 

liz - July 25

Stac -

I also wanted to add that I had every symptom when I did get a bfp as I did when I got the bfn's. It is so tough to tell.

I am crossing my fingers for you.
Liz

 

Stac - July 25

Liz,

Thanks. I think I'm going to wait for Thursday to get the blood work done and not take a hpt. I'm just praying my little heart out that this isn't bad news. Gotta stay positive and distracted! :)

Take care,
Stac

 

Apple - July 25

Hi Stac,
Good luck for your blood test. I knw 2ww is killing. I have my blood test on Monday.
Take care
Apple

 

liz - July 25

Stac -

I just wanted to wish you good luck tomorrow. You are right, stay postive and keep that mind occupied the best you can. :) Let us know how you make out. Take care.

Apple -

Good luck to you Monday. You will be ending your 2ww and I will just be starting. I know all to well how stressful these 2 weeks can be. Best of luck to you. Take care,

Liz

 

Susy - July 25

It's been a couple of day nobody posts here... =)
I am in my 2ww. Had ET on Monday and by the end of next week I will have my blood test. I am pretty much calm. Trying to be still this week and start my normal life tomorrow, little by little.
They transferred 3 embryos. one good, one fairly good, one poor.
question, did you guys had to bedrest for how long? were you taking progesterone in oil and suppository? morning? night?

 

Shdy Grove 2 - July 25

Stac,

I wish you all the best on Thursday. This time goes by slow, and waiting for that phone call is even slower. I've done two IVFs. My first IVF the only symptoms I had of being preg was my bbs were sore and felt fuller, also I started to get a little "doughy" - and wasn't eating more. My sense of smell also intensified. I actually was spotting alittle too and I was on proges shots. So really, these signs are really mixed - progesterone gives side effects. Gosh, really the best thing is to wait for that beta. The 2nd IVF I got the BFP, but not spotting. I was expecting to, but haven't had yet. I go in for the U/S this thursday. I thought it could be implantation. I had three embryo's the first time, carried a single - so I thought the spotting was the other two being absorbed. Silly I know. This time I had two #1 rated embryos and have had no spotting. So am I concerned about twins, yes. Oy, you just never know until you know.

dms2scan and Apple - sending you lots of sticky dust for those little embies.

Jen

 

liznmaya - July 25

I am new to this site and am in the 2ww. I had my ET last wed and I also have my test on monday july 31. I was relaxed last week, but now its driving me crazy!!! I analyze every little thing I feel. I only had 1 blastocyst transfered.

 

Stac - July 26

Thanks all for your warm wishes - and back to you as well!!! Well, I started spotting yesterday with cramps as I said, so the nurse had me come in for my blood test. It turned out to only be 12 - but she said I could still be pg. I go in tomorrow for a second test - and she said it needs to be at least doubled - hopefully 50. She said there is still hope even though I'm spotting (or a little more than that). I'm not giving up yet!
Best wishes to all of you and lots of positive baby dust!

 

liz - July 26

Stac -

Keep up the positive attidude, you seem to be doing pretty well under the circimstances.

Take care of yourself and good luck tomorrow, I will be thinking about you.

Liz

 

Stac - July 26

Hi all. Well, AF showed up big time so I'm BFN. Amazingly I'm ok with it. God is good and He's given me strength to get through this. My DH and I are not going to try anymore - no more treatments, no more tracking...time to just give it up to God and let Him do His thing. We gave it our best effort, though!

My thoughts and prayers will continue for all of you who are going through this time - I will pray for strength, comfort, courage and love to each of you. Thank you for all your kind words and support.

Much love and baby dust!

 

liz - July 26

Stac -

I am so sorry to hear about your bfn. I know the disappointment is still there.

I admire your strength to let things up to God. He truly does have a plan for all of us. I pray that you and your husband will find peace and comfort and someday be pleased with a beautiful buddle of joy. None of us has the answers and yet we try so hard to find them. I often wonder if mabye we but too much thought and energy into trying to find the problems when we should just stop and allow it to happen if it is meant to be.

Take care of yourselves.
(((((((((hugs)))))))))))))

Liz

 

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