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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03-16-2010, 08:22 PM #1nikkikay12Registered Userhas no status.
Steriods during IVF~~Nicole~~
Nicole 27, DH Eric 28
Chemical Pregnancy 12/08
8 Week Miscarriage 11/09
1st IVF 3/10 ~ PCOS study..failed IVF
BFP with CLOMID
8 week Miscarriage 10/10
03-17-2010, 12:06 AM #2graciebabyRegistered Userhas no status.
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.
03-17-2010, 09:31 AM #3AshRSRegistered Useris a happy girl :)
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.
05-16-2010, 12:15 AM #4BabelfishRegistered Userhas no status.
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)
05-16-2010, 01:09 AM #5JillybeanRegistered UserHas twin boys!
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
Married 7 years
IVF/ICSI is our only option
IVF #1: 2nd trimester loss, trisomy
Surprise BFP: chemical pregnancy
IVF#2 RE#2: m/c, trisomy
IVF#3: Transferred two PGS normals/ chemical pregnancy
IVF#4: RE #3: Jan 4 2012, BFP!
05-16-2010, 04:02 AM #6naybird222Registered Userhas no status.
I'm taking dexamethasone too. I started it when I started the Lupron. It makes me sooo HUNGRY!!!!!!
05-16-2010, 06:58 AM #7cmfRegistered Useris feeling lucky!
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
DH (42) vasectomy
IVF/FET 3 each=BFN
LUCKY #7... beta 8/26 80!! beta 8/29 365!!!
9/7 episode of heavy cramps/spotting... beta 11,599 beta 9/9 15,763
U/S 9/19-one perfect little bean, HR 135
10/1 bleeding, U/S 10/3- SCH HR-185 bed rest for 3 weeks.
Still going strong at 26 weeks It's a GIRL!!
05-16-2010, 01:43 PM #8naybird222Registered Userhas no status.
The dexamethasone also gives me insomnia... Anyone else having that problem?
05-16-2010, 02:42 PM #9TTCyearsRegistered Userhas no status.
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).
05-16-2010, 02:44 PM #10BabelfishRegistered Userhas no status.
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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