Round 7, Day 21
My new post-transfer drug protocol (Bondi Protocol as it said on a letter from the clinic to my GP) is as follows:
Morning: 1 x Progesterone pessary (taken as a suppository). 2 prednisilone tabs, 2 x progynova. We have added 1 Verapamil, 1 Cardiprin baby aspirin.
Afternoon: 1 x Progesterone pessary (taken as a suppository). 2 x progynova. We have added 1 Verapamil.
Evening: 1 x Estrogen/Progesterone pessary, 2 x progynova. We have added 1 Verapamil, and an injection which I have never had to do before on an FET round: it's called Clexane, and it's an anticoagulant that comes in pre-filled syringes.
The research suggests the Clexane injections are for recurrent IVF failure or miscarriage (that fits my profile) and there are small studies that have shown high levels of efficacy, however the studies are very small and varied.
No early pregnancy signs. You may laugh but in my early rounds I was on the lookout for them even at this stage. The earliest I have had any indication that I'm pregnant is about a week post-transfer. When I start getting up multiple times in the night to pee, and my boobs get even more sore and their consistency changes to be IDK how else to describe it, but watery. Which is ironic as those are the exact same symptoms as the hormones I am on - all I can say is that it's different, it goes to another level, and you can tell. I have never yet reached the final blood test without knowing what the outcome is going to be.
References and further reading:
The Truth about Clexane and Fertility http://www.yourivfjourney.com/the-truth-about-clexane-and-fertility/