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So here we go again 🙂 Here’s the whole update of how this cycle has gone so far:

*Instead of birth control before stimming, this cycle we did Estrogen. I took 1-2mg Estradiol AM and PM 2 weeks before stimming began

January 3-Ultrasound to make sure my ovary is “quiet” No cysts, small follicles. All looks good to start stims in 2 days.

SD=Stim Day

SD 1-January 5-Start 450IU Gonal-F & 150IU Menopur only in PM

SD 2-January 6– 450IU Gonal-F & 150 IU Menopur only in PM

SD3-January 7– Acupuncture in the afternoon. 300IU Gonal-F & 150IU Menopur only in PM

SD4-January 8– 300 UI Gonal-F & 150 IU Menopur only in PM

SD5-January 9– AM Bloodwork-results E2=362(better than last time was only 69) 300IU Gonal-F & 150IU Menopur only in PM….start feeling sick tonight though…scratchy throat :(((

SD6-January 10-AM Ultrasound results-between 4-6 follicles growing…12,8,8,6(what I could kind of get for measurements?).  I only have one ovary so that’s good enough for me 🙂 Continue to watch.  300IU Gonal-F & 150IU Menopur only in PM. Feeling more sick…oh no, I think I’ve got a bad cold 🙁 great

SD7-January 11– SICK, SICK, SICK…sore throat, stuffy nose, headache…everything..just perfect to go along with IVF 🙁 Oh well…rest all day and then 300IU Gonal-F & 150IU Menopur only in PM

SD8-January 12– Still sick 🙁 Taking tons of Vitamin C(didn’t ask my RE..oops) maybe it will help? I start Ganirelix(250mc prefilled shot) and Saizen(.5) in the AM and 300IU Gonal-F & 150IU Menopur only in PM, Still sick…stuffy nose, coughing…yuck 🙁

SD9-January 13– Lots of EWCM in AM. Ultrasound: 16,15,11,12,9 Much better than last cycle. Moving faster this time around. Lining was 6.2. My RE still doesn’t like the way it looks, still too thin,  start vaginal estrogen supplements in AM & PM. Acupuncture in afternoon…ask her to help with lining and my sickness…please get me better 🙂 Ganirelix(250mc prefilled shot) and Saizen(.5) in the AM and 300IU Follistim(had to switch to Follistim because I ran out of Gonal-F…RE said it was ok) & 150IU Menopur only in PM

SD10-January 14-EWCM. Ultrasound-17, 16,15,14,12,10 I’ll come back tomorrow to see if we will trigger? Lining back down to 5.1 with some mucus?? Arg! Lining…looking more like we will have to do FET later. So let’s just focus on the eggs :)Ganirelix(250mc prefilled shot) and Saizen(.5) in the AM and 300IU Follistim & 150IU Menopur only in PM, and Estrogen Suppositories AM & PM(a LOT of stuff in me…ahh!) Still sick but better, actually much better after acupuncture yesterday.

Now today. January 15-Ultrasound: 18,18,16,15,13,12(again a guess, because I couldn’t see exactly what they wrote). One more day/night of stims..they want some other eggs to catch up..so I’ll go back tomorrow for final ultrasound and we will prob trigger with Ovidrel tomorrow night 🙂 Saturday retrieval!

If you all could please keep me in your prayers..thank you…..just want a couple of perfectly cooked eggs(that will become healthy embryos..and babies 🙂

12 Comments on IVF #2: Stim Days 1-10

  1. We are on exactly the same timeline right now (I’m a slow developer so I am on SD 13). I am hoping for a trigger tomorrow (Thurs) with a Saturday retrieval. Go follies, go!! Will be thinking of you!

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