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    Steriods during IVF

    Anyone out there take any type of steriod during your IVF ? and if so at what point in your cycle did you take it?
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    This is my first cycle. I start dexamethasone which is a steroid tomorrw along with my Lupron. My nurse says its to prevent my body from rejecting my embroys. I'll take them untill the day after my last stim. Hope that helps.


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    I was put on prednisone two days after my egg retrieval. I think for two reasons: to decrease inflammation in the ovaries (to prevent OHSS) and to decrease the chances that my body would reject my embryos.


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    I'm taking dexamethasone as well. I don't remember exactly when I started it, but it was well before my first stim; I went up from 0.5mg to 1mg around the time of retrieval, back down to 0.5 after ET, and am supposed to keep taking it until my second beta (12 days post 6DT)


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    I had to take 1 mg of dexamethasone every night starting when I began stims. I was put on it because I had high DHEA-S and it was supposed to help my body respond to the stims. Also, the evening of my egg retrieval I started taking the steroid Medrol for five days. I think it's supposed to help with the implantation.
    Me- 34 w/ High FSH
    DH- 33 w/ very low count and 0%-1% morphology
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    IVF/ICSI is our only option

    IVF #1: 2nd trimester loss, trisomy
    Surprise BFP: chemical pregnancy
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    I'm taking dexamethasone too. I started it when I started the Lupron. It makes me sooo HUNGRY!!!!!!

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    I have been on decadron since two weeks before I started this cycle and then they put me on prednisone for 4 days after retrieval. I will stay on the decadron until they tell me to stop... and YES nay... they make me very hungry too!
    ME (34) recurrent uterine polyps
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    9/7 episode of heavy cramps/spotting... beta 11,599 beta 9/9 15,763

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    The dexamethasone also gives me insomnia... Anyone else having that problem?

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    naybird, I couldn't sleep at all last night (2nd night of Dex) but I figured it was nerves since I started stims today.

    nikki, I was prescribed for IVF Dexamethasone at bedtime beginning with Lupron two days before stims, 25 pills. As an aside, I have unexplained RPL and, as a boon, tried Prednisone once with Clomid/IUI (BFN).


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    I was worried about insomnia because the doctor warned me about it - yesterday I forgot my pill until late, though. I didn't want to take it because of the sleep thing, but then I read another thread with a pharmacist who said that insomnia isn't listed as one of the side effects of dexa. I took it at around 10pm. Slept like a log.


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