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IF/IVF people. Newbie question

When did/will you give up caffeine?

It's so hard. I've tried and failed twice now. Ugh. It's never been this hard before.
IUI - BFP! Baby boy born still - August 2012
IVF - BFP - miscarriage June 2013
FET - BFN
FET - BFN
Switched clinics
IVF with PGD - three embryos created, all healthy - July 2014
FET - transferred two embryos (boy and girl) - Nov 2014 - BFP!
Baby Boy born July 2015

Re: IF/IVF people. Newbie question

  • Caffeine has no effect on me, so I never really drank coffee or soda, I have the occasional cup of tea, but Alan is seriously addicted to caffeine and when me was weaning himself off he used cinnamon pills to avoid the headaches and such. He claimed it worked, but I have no experience with it.
  • I think I gave it up during stims or at ER. I never really drank a ton though, just a cup of coffee in the mornings and often a 12 oz soda later in the day. Actually, I might not have even given up the soda. Are you a coffee drinker? If so, have you tried half caf for a while rather than cold turkey?
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  • I just decided to stop one day and did. maybe switch to decaf and see how that goes. it stll has some caffeine in it but it might help you make the transition
  • I gave it up when I started stims too. But I did ivf during the summer (teacher) so I didn't need it as badly!

    Lilypie - XkBoLilypie - WuYI
    Me(27) PCOS, Hypothyroidism & Incompetent Cervix  DH(29) Azoospermia
    4/11- 12/11 Provera, 3 cycles clomid 50mg, all BFN (HSG-all clear)
    Dec 2011 DH S/A shows zero count - dx Azoo
    TESE 4/13/12 - Sperm found!! 5 viles frozen
    IVF ICSI #1- (Lupron protocol) 5R 2F 2dt- 2DP & 4CF - BFFN
    IVF ICSI #2-  (Antagonist protocol) Started stims 7/26
    ER 8/8 11R 9F 3dt - 9BF & 7BF (+HPT 8dp3dt)beta 1-184 beta 2- 1699 TWINS! EDD 5/1/13
    <312/9 Joshua David and Zoe Faith born too early at 19w4d due to incompetent cervix <3
    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
      LAP Transabdominal Cerclage - 4/15/13 only possibility of carrying my children to term
    IVF ICSI #3.2- (Antagonist Protocol) 7/26 start stims (same day, a year later from J & Z's stim start date!)
    ER - 8/7  19R 9F 3dt of 2 8BF embryos. (+ HPT 7dp3dt) Beta #1- 82.8 Beta #2- 821 Beta 3-7254
    9/11/13 - U/S showed 1 baby HR 135bpm! EDD 4/30/14
    Colin born via c/s 4/7/14 (36w5d) 6lbs 14oz - 8 days in the NICU
    TTC #2 - IVF 4 - July 2015 (Antagonist Protocol) 7/10 start stims
    15R 8F 5dt of 1E blast grade BA & 1 blast to freeze!! (+hpt 6dp5dt)
    beta #1-52 beta #2-62 Beta #3-6.5 - CP
    FET - 9/18/15 (+hpt 5dp5dt) beta #1 -225.1 beta #2-2468 beta #3-21,352
    10/29 - U/S shows 1 bean! HR 151 EDD 6/7/16 It's a BOY!
    5/18/16 Jacob born via c/s (37w 1d) 9lbs .8oz 19in - 6 days in the NICU



  • I haven't given it up entirely, but I did switch to tea in the morning and then decaf tea. I still get my caffeine fix from chocolate. I don't know if I could give that up entirely.
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    TTC 24 months, IUI #3 BFP 6/4/14 Beta 6/5 58, 6/9 508, 6/11 1227 TWINS! EDD 2/15/15
    With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to our precious angels on 8/12 at 13 weeks 2 days.
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    IVF #1 Lup/Brav/Meno, ER 11/28 10R/10F, ET "Rudolph" 4AA embryo 12/3, 7 frosties.
    BFP! Betas: 12/12 225, 12/15 706, 12/17 1512. EDD 8.21.15
    12/29 hb 120. 1/5 perfect, GRAD DAY! 1/15 perfect at OB. NT 2/6 PERFECT, HB 158!

    Baby Girl born 8.9.15 at 38.2 due to IUGR 4lb7.8oz 17" 
    Our princess is being watched over by her older siblings every day <3
    Anniversary 

  • I've been doing half-caff for a while now, but I am starting my first IVF cycle and I'm thinking it's time to give it up.  My doctor isn't too strict about it though, she just says no more than 1 cup a day.
    SIGGY WARINING

    Me: 32 | He: 35
    TTC since Sept 2011
    DX: Unexplained
    1st round of clomid: Jan 2013 BFP - M/C 8 weeks
    surprise BFP Apr 2013 - M/C 9 weeks
    IUI #1 clomid Jul 2013 = BFN
    IUI #2 clomid Aug 2013 = BFN
    IUI #3 injects Oct 2013 = BFN
    IUI #4 injects Dec 2013 = BFN
    IVF #1 March 2014 - 12R/12F, one perfect day 5 blast transferred
    BFP!! Beta#1 = 431 Beta#2 = 914 Beta#3 = 2207 HB = 166!!



  • I gave it up when I started stims.

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    Baby Boy born 5.3.15


  • No experience, but could you go half-caf and try to cut back slower instead of cold turkey?
    Congrats to my TTC buddy Madeline! Cheering for all the strong 3T ladies! 

    TTC since March 2012; DX: PCOS 4/2013 
    BFP 7/6/2013; EDD 3/6/2014 
    Diagnosed with Pre-E: 2/15/201
    Emergency induction: 2/16/2014
    Baby E born: 2/16/2014 at 12:56pm. 5lb 15oz



  • Yeah, my intention was to do half caff. But it's pretty much go time and I procrastinated. I am so tired without it.

    I think Saturday will be Day 1. Ugh....
    IUI - BFP! Baby boy born still - August 2012
    IVF - BFP - miscarriage June 2013
    FET - BFN
    FET - BFN
    Switched clinics
    IVF with PGD - three embryos created, all healthy - July 2014
    FET - transferred two embryos (boy and girl) - Nov 2014 - BFP!
    Baby Boy born July 2015

  • You can do this ILRV! 
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    TTC 24 months, IUI #3 BFP 6/4/14 Beta 6/5 58, 6/9 508, 6/11 1227 TWINS! EDD 2/15/15
    With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to our precious angels on 8/12 at 13 weeks 2 days.
    image
    IVF #1 Lup/Brav/Meno, ER 11/28 10R/10F, ET "Rudolph" 4AA embryo 12/3, 7 frosties.
    BFP! Betas: 12/12 225, 12/15 706, 12/17 1512. EDD 8.21.15
    12/29 hb 120. 1/5 perfect, GRAD DAY! 1/15 perfect at OB. NT 2/6 PERFECT, HB 158!

    Baby Girl born 8.9.15 at 38.2 due to IUGR 4lb7.8oz 17" 
    Our princess is being watched over by her older siblings every day <3
    Anniversary 

  • First of all you got this.

    I gave it up (99% of the time) after about 18 months of TTC when we were doing Clomid/IUI cycles on the advice of my acu and along with all his other diet recomendations.
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    TTC since August 2011
    Cycle 8,9,10 - 50mg Clomid - BFN
    Cycle 11, 100 mg Clomid & IUI#1- BFP 2/23/13 - m/c 4/2/13 @ 9w2d
    Cycle 13, 100 mg Clomid & IUI#2 - BFP 6/27/13 - CP
    Met with an awesome new RE in September 2013 new plan: 5mg Femera & IUI #3
    Surprise Natural BFP 9/9/13 - Welcomed our baby boy 5/25/14

    TTC Buddies with *noelcallum* - Congratulations!
    Knottie Besties with *SparklingDiamond* - Congratulations!
  • Half caff when I start stims. I am anticipating CD1 soon, too! Cycle buddy! FX for you so hard.
    TTC #1 since Feb. '12. dx: "unexplained" IF
    After 2 shitty IVF cycles and 1 loss at 6+2 (EDD 11/7/14), DH and I are pursuing DIA.
    11/17/2014 - ACTIVE AND WAITING!
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    Pregnancy was never the end goal; being a mom was.
    I've been holding out on GP: I got drunk once and started a blog: Here it is (11/7 update)
    3T<3

  • My RE had me give it up when I started Lupron.  All caffeine, including chocolate.  The coffee wasn't a big deal because I just drank decaf but giving up chocolate was reeeaalllyyy hard.  Good luck to you!

    "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." ~ MLK, Jr. ?
    Referred to RE February 2011 : Me - PCOS, DH - 1% morph
    IVF with ICSI #1 ~ Long Lupron starting 06/26/11, stims 07/05/11, ER 07/14/11 - 19 eggs, 16 mature, 15 fertilized!
    07/19/11 - transferred two embies (5AA and 4AA), 7 frosties!
    Betas...07.27.11 ~ 11...07.30.11 ~ 41...08.01.11 ~ 84...08.03.11 ~ 221...08.05.11 ~ 579
    Adalyn Marie joined us on April 5, 2012!
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  • I gave it up when I started the cycle on CD1. It sucked for 3 days but got way better after that.

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