Thrive IVF study ~ Texas & other locations


#1

Trying to find others who are participating in this study?

I am cycling at CORM (Texas)


#2

Hi Cammie!

I will be doing the Thrive-IVF study in Rockville MD. I’m currently waiting on AF which should be arriving beginning of August and then start bcp’s after bloodwork and AFC.

Good luck with your cycle!


#3

Thrive IVF Study

I am party of the study at HRC in Pasadena. I just got my big box of meds today. And I must say that it has been great to leave the RE office and not spend $200 for a 5 minute ultrasound or pay $40 for a pregnancy test when I don’t have any fallopian tubes. I really hope that this one works.


#4

I just went to the initial appt, they took 6 vials of blood and did u/s to confirm AFC. I got the go ahead to start bcp’s tomorrow for 16 days! Then i’m back at the study clinic to do baseline :slight_smile:

How are you ladies doing with your study cycle?


#5

Hi ladies!
What is it that the Thrive study is all about? Are you paying at all for your meds? What is the age group in the study? I just saw this thread and I am just a little bit curious about this study.

Good luck to all of you! :flower:


#6

[QUOTE=kalika]Hi ladies!
What is it that the Thrive study is all about? Are you paying at all for your meds? What is the age group in the study? I just saw this thread and I am just a little bit curious about this study.

Good luck to all of you! :flower:[/QUOTE]

Hi Kalika!

The study requirements:

Are between 21 and 38 years of age
Have had 3 or more failed IVF cycles that included transfer of good-qualify embryos (at least 2 of these involving the transfer of fresh embryos)

You get a paid IVF cycle plus meds.

Hope that helps :slight_smile:


#7

Hi all,

I am doing the study in FL and just had my embryo transfer today. We transferred 3-8 cell grade A embryos. I had a great cycle, I think. We had 17 eggs retrieved, 13 were mature and 11 fertilized with ICSI. Today they were all still going strong. They ranged from 6-12 cells. The embryologist put in all 8 celled ones. He wasn’t sure if the 10 and 12 ones were doing great or dividing too fast. Anyone know anything about this? I have always had 8 cells on day 3 transferred. We are hoping for a few frosties too.

I really hope I get the drug. We have had too many failures with no explanation. Are you guys doing the overnight stays?


#8

[quote=CLH74]Hi all,

I am doing the study in FL and just had my embryo transfer today. We transferred 3-8 cell grade A embryos. I had a great cycle, I think. We had 17 eggs retrieved, 13 were mature and 11 fertilized with ICSI. Today they were all still going strong. They ranged from 6-12 cells. The embryologist put in all 8 celled ones. He wasn’t sure if the 10 and 12 ones were doing great or dividing too fast. Anyone know anything about this? I have always had 8 cells on day 3 transferred. We are hoping for a few frosties too.

I really hope I get the drug. We have had too many failures with no explanation. Are you guys doing the overnight stays?[/quote]

Hi CLH!! Congrats on being PUPO :slight_smile:

I’ve always had 8-10 cell 3DT’s so I’m not sure, I’ve always been told that’s the normal range. I wish you the best of luck and hope this works for you and that you get some frosties too :slight_smile: I’m hoping for the same!

Did you have to pay for your ICSI? I was told that wasn’t covered.

I wanted to do the overnight stay as they pay you for it, but my clinic says they are not doing that because they don’t have a hospital facility and do not want to have to work 24 hours lol…


#9

[QUOTE=NightsColdKiss]Hi CLH!! Congrats on being PUPO :slight_smile:

I’ve always had 8-10 cell 3DT’s so I’m not sure, I’ve always been told that’s the normal range. I wish you the best of luck and hope this works for you and that you get some frosties too :slight_smile: I’m hoping for the same!

Did you have to pay for your ICSI? I was told that wasn’t covered.

I wanted to do the overnight stay as they pay you for it, but my clinic says they are not doing that because they don’t have a hospital facility and do not want to have to work 24 hours lol…[/QUOTE]

I did not pay for ICSI. I also thought they would not pay to freeze any, but they do, and storage for a year. I am doing the overnight stay tonight. Still a great deal for you, even paying for ICSI. It was great not having to pay for meds or worry about the bill. Good luck to you too! Everyone with 3 failures deserves a break.


#10

My cycle was cancelled due to poor response but luckily they will allow me to start again with my next cycle because they think it was just a fluke that I did not respond to the meds this time. I also do not have to pay for ICSI or AH. Good luck to us all.


#11

Oh wow. I might see if I can do this study. I would have to travel to Houston, but if it works, it would totally be worth it. Does anyone know if they will let you use donor sperm.


#12

[QUOTE=ChaiTeaLover;n2340652]Thrive IVF Study

I am party of the study at HRC in Pasadena. I just got my big box of meds today. And I must say that it has been great to leave the RE office and not spend $200 for a 5 minute ultrasound or pay $40 for a pregnancy test when I don’t have any fallopian tubes. I really hope that this one works.[/QUOTE]

ChaiTea, how are you doing in your cycle?! Any updates?


#13

I am still waiting for AF. Then on CD2 they will have me start with the microdose lupron protocol. I can not wait to see the results of this study although I am kind of leary of having to do a 3 day transfer. But I guess at this time I should just be happy with responding to the meds and getting some embryos.


#14

Just got home from my baseline appt! The nurse counted 8 antral follies on the right and 10 on the left! That’s the most antrals I’ve ever gotten at baseline :slight_smile: They sent me home with my box of meds! I’m starting stims on 8/28 and will have my first after stimming b/w and u/s on 8/31!


#15

How’s everyone doing in their Thrive Study cycles?! I started stims today :slight_smile: next appt is u/s and b/w on Saturday!


#16

This sounds crazy but if my IVF 4 does not work, which will devastate me, I will qualify for this study. At least I know that maybe this cycle will not be the end of it all. Does anyone know how long they are going to hold the study open?


#17

I’m not sure how long they will hold it open. I heard that it will be open until they get enough people in that qualify. My study nurse said it’s very hard to qualify and that I was one of the lucky ones that met all requirements. Just give them a call and they should be able to answer your questions! You and I are in the same Sept group :slight_smile: Good luck with your cycle! I hope it doesn’t come to this for you!


#18

Hi! I just had my bloodwork done yesterday for the study. Any support or insights I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.


#19

Hi ChaiTeaLover!
I’ll be in the study too at HRC Pasadena. How are you? Any insights I would greatly appreciate.