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miesl
05-11-2007, 08:03 PM
So I have the most evil moster cramps from hell (so I'm worried about endo - joy).. because of that I'm on Seasonale BC pills.

Since we're dealing with CBAVD, there's no reason for us to have ever TTCed the normal way and I love my "only 4 periods a year" existance.

When the heck do I go off my pills? Were any of you in that situation? (I know I'll have to talk with the IVF clinic about it anyway, but I wanna know now!)

miesl
05-11-2007, 08:03 PM
So I have the most evil moster cramps from hell (so I'm worried about endo - joy).. because of that I'm on Seasonale BC pills.

Since we're dealing with CBAVD, there's no reason for us to have ever TTCed the normal way and I love my "only 4 periods a year" existance.

When the heck do I go off my pills? Were any of you in that situation? (I know I'll have to talk with the IVF clinic about it anyway, but I wanna know now!)

miesl
05-11-2007, 08:03 PM
So I have the most evil moster cramps from hell (so I'm worried about endo - joy).. because of that I'm on Seasonale BC pills.

Since we're dealing with CBAVD, there's no reason for us to have ever TTCed the normal way and I love my "only 4 periods a year" existance.

When the heck do I go off my pills? Were any of you in that situation? (I know I'll have to talk with the IVF clinic about it anyway, but I wanna know now!)

mom2lillian
05-11-2007, 08:07 PM
not silly at all. actually my clinjic would have you go on bc pills for w month or two before hand to get cycle regulated so you may be able to stay on them but maybe not seasonale.

mom2lillian
05-11-2007, 08:07 PM
not silly at all. actually my clinjic would have you go on bc pills for w month or two before hand to get cycle regulated so you may be able to stay on them but maybe not seasonale.

mom2lillian
05-11-2007, 08:07 PM
not silly at all. actually my clinjic would have you go on bc pills for w month or two before hand to get cycle regulated so you may be able to stay on them but maybe not seasonale.

julie
05-13-2007, 04:33 AM
No not silly. My clinic's protocol was also to be on BCP's so that my period would start on a designated day (or a window of a few days). However, I did stop my "regular" BCP's about 3 months before our IVF.

I did this because I remember reading somewhere that it's advised that you stop a few months before you try to conceive because of how BC's deplete folic acid and some other things that are needed for healthy baby growth. I also started my prenatal vitamins at this time, and extra folic acid (got an Rx from my family doctor).

The BCP's they use for an IVF cycle are a very very low dose (for me it was DESOGEN) and not at all intended to prevent a pregnancy, but that's not really an issue for "us" <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I didn't know you were on this path. I'm very excited for you!!! Please keep us posted!!!

julie
05-13-2007, 04:33 AM
No not silly. My clinic's protocol was also to be on BCP's so that my period would start on a designated day (or a window of a few days). However, I did stop my "regular" BCP's about 3 months before our IVF.

I did this because I remember reading somewhere that it's advised that you stop a few months before you try to conceive because of how BC's deplete folic acid and some other things that are needed for healthy baby growth. I also started my prenatal vitamins at this time, and extra folic acid (got an Rx from my family doctor).

The BCP's they use for an IVF cycle are a very very low dose (for me it was DESOGEN) and not at all intended to prevent a pregnancy, but that's not really an issue for "us" <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I didn't know you were on this path. I'm very excited for you!!! Please keep us posted!!!

julie
05-13-2007, 04:33 AM
No not silly. My clinic's protocol was also to be on BCP's so that my period would start on a designated day (or a window of a few days). However, I did stop my "regular" BCP's about 3 months before our IVF.

I did this because I remember reading somewhere that it's advised that you stop a few months before you try to conceive because of how BC's deplete folic acid and some other things that are needed for healthy baby growth. I also started my prenatal vitamins at this time, and extra folic acid (got an Rx from my family doctor).

The BCP's they use for an IVF cycle are a very very low dose (for me it was DESOGEN) and not at all intended to prevent a pregnancy, but that's not really an issue for "us" <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I didn't know you were on this path. I'm very excited for you!!! Please keep us posted!!!