Teresa - I am a week behind you it looks. Day6 us and bloodwork today, nothing really to report, follies are growing but not close to 10 yet. My retrieval should be in a week. I hope to get at least 20! My emotions are weird. I feel sad and clingy. I cry at everything. Where in NJ are you? You seem to be going all over the place.
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Summer IVF Thread: Summer Embies Bring Spring Babies!! - Page 3post #41 of 8795/28/12 at 8:41pmpost #42 of 8795/29/12 at 3:39amThread Starterpost #43 of 8795/29/12 at 4:46ampost #44 of 8795/29/12 at 5:30amThread Starter
Kali: Hope your quiet means that you're taking time to celebrate a BFP with your DH. I continue to keep you in my thoughts and hope to hear good news from you soon!
Blue: I know already said it once today, but go BFP, go!!!! Hoping you have a chance to post your good news to us this afternoon. I think we're all on pins and needles :)
gtree: Yay! I'm glad we're sort of quasi-cycle buddies :) I'm actually in NY - about 25 minutes from Grand Central (to the North). Where in NJ are you? Everytime I hear that someone lives nearby I instantly want to find a time to have coffee together - is that weird? I know there's a comfort in the anonymity of the boards, but I'm kind of a people person, so I long for the in-person support. Unfortunately, we don't have a Resolve group in Westchester county, and I can't manage to drag myself into the City on a Wednesday night :) All that to say that Jersey's not that far, so let me know if you ever want to grab a coffee!!
AFM: I guess I should wait until later to post, but I just came from morning monitoring. I'm disappointed with my progress, although today I had my least favorite u/s tech, so maybe that has something to do with it. She's still saying that I have 5 on the left, but she has the biggest one at 10 (they told me 11 on Sunday). And, on the right, she sees 10 with a 13, 15 and 8 at 10. Good news is that my lining went from 6 to 11.6 since Sunday. So, I'm guessing they're going to have me stim for another day. Guess I'll know this afteroon. I'm getting nervous, ladies.post #45 of 8795/29/12 at 6:41am
Good luck Blue!! Hopefully you receive a phone call with good news!!!
Teresa, the technician seems to be really bad because she's so inconsistent. I'm unsure how they think you're going to trigger tomorrow because your follies aren't really all that large. By the way, I was a really late responder. They had to keep increasing/changing my dose. I ended up stimming for almost 2 weeks because of it. So by day 7 I only had a few follies that they were even measuring. However, at the end of my cycle, I think they retrieved 23 eggs, all mature. So it may take you a little longer but it will happen. Don't be nervous!
hi everyone else! Back to stalker mode!post #46 of 8795/29/12 at 11:11amThread Starter
Thanks Renavoo. Unfortunately, they are deciding tomorrow whether or not to cancel my cycle .They're prescribing me 4 Menopur tonight and 4 tomorrow AM. If that doesn't do the trick, then I'm out. Trying not to lose hope - going to go listen to my meditations and hope that my ovaries kick into high gear tonight. It's weird because my estrogen is strong (just below 1000). Maybe if they cancel, we'll do an IUI and get a BFP that way? How long did it take for you to respond? Today is Day 8 of meds for me....post #47 of 8795/29/12 at 12:24pmpost #48 of 8795/29/12 at 12:44pm
I'm so sorry and heart broken. i so wanted you to get your BFP. :o( Big hugs to you and I hope that you, your DH and little Abby get lots of hugs and kisses in.
Teresa, looking back at my notes, at day 5, they had to increase my dose because i didn't have any follies >10mm, although my estrogen was rising. The day after the increase in dosage (day 6), I finally had 2 follies >10mm. (16 total follies). Day 7, i had 5 follies between 10 and 13mm and 17 total follies. Dose was increased again (this time my menopur was increased; previously it was the gonal f that was increased). I started the regimen on 7/22 and egg retrieval wasn't until 8/5 so it was a long long cycle. But like i said, i got 23 eggs out of it and they were all mature. 11 fertilized, 7 suffered from polyspermy and 5 just didn't fertilize.
I still think there is hope!post #49 of 8795/29/12 at 1:13pmThread Starter
Blue: I am so, so sorry love. I was really hoping for you and Kali to kick off our summer spate of BFPs. Hope you get some quiet time to grieve before figuring out what's next. I'm sending you all love and peace.
Renavoo: That gives me hope, though I'm not sure if my RE is that patient. We'll see. Whatever is supposed to happen will happen, right?post #50 of 8795/29/12 at 1:51pmpost #51 of 8795/29/12 at 2:02pmpost #52 of 8795/29/12 at 2:12pmpost #53 of 8795/29/12 at 2:14pmpost #54 of 8795/29/12 at 2:52pmpost #55 of 8795/29/12 at 3:02pm
oh ladies, this has been a tough day all around!
rcr, i'm so sorry about your mom. please keep us posted, i hope she's okay.
blue, NO! so unfair. truly. abby is lucky to have you as a mom, and i hope she is a comfort to you and your dh today. your support and advice have been invaluable to us, and it just breaks my heart that your optimism and perseverance couldn't bring a better result. we love you and are sending you hugs.
teresa, your cycle is bizzare! normally they wait to trigger you until your follicles are at least 18-20mm. being that you have one at 15, you're not that far off. they say they usually grow 2mm a day. what's weird is that you have so many but they still would cancel your cycle? and 4 menopur tonight and tomorrow morning!? that seems like so much. didn't they have you coasting a few days ago? could you break down what your protocol has been so far? granted, none of my past have given me a bfp, but i feel like your dosages have been all over the place. mine usually are a lot steadier, with minor tweaks here and there, and i've had a ton of mature eggs for ivf. you must be frustrated, i wonder why they don't just have you go longer. usually i stim for about 10 days in my cycles. also, they usually say that each mature follicle would give you about 200 for estrogen, so you'd think with an estrogen level of 1000 you'd have five good guys in there?
april, so nice to see you! i'm excited that your adoption process is going smoothly, and i'd love to hear more about it. i just know someone is going to pick you soon, just from getting to know you on here, you're obviously going to provide a loving home for any baby lucky enough to get you.
gtree, i know how you feel about the sad and clingy. my dh has to go away for a week in july, right when i'm going to be on stims. damn you comicon! he goes for work though, so i can't fight him on it. he always seems to have to go away when i am at my most hormonal and needy. lucky guy. same thing happened last year, when he was gone during my first ivf stim cycle too. btw, are you in nj? if so, where at?
afm, nothing to report. spent memorial day weekend cleaning the house like a crazy person because we are going away this weekend to a friend's beach house (with 10 other couples), and when we return i have my biopsy on monday, and house guests from monday-thursday. i still have some blood test to do (don't know why i'm procrastinating), and i have to order meds soon. i guess i should get the bloodwork done this week so i can cross it off my list. it's still at least two weeks or three weeks until i start bcp. just twiddling my thumbs....post #56 of 8795/29/12 at 4:37pmpost #57 of 8795/29/12 at 4:47pmpost #58 of 8795/29/12 at 7:40pmThread Starterrcr: I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Has she ever had a seizure before? I can't imagine how scary that must be for you and your family. Sending you lots of love and prayer.
BellyBean:Thanks. Not officially cancelled yet. They'll make the call tomorrow after b/w and u/s. Not sure why I wouldn't just keep stimming, but this is my first IVF cycle so I don't completely understand everything yet.
auraleigh:I know. It's all so confusing. I broke down my protocol for you below. Supposedly on Sunday I had 2 10s and a 14 (I think) on the right - so the 14 should have been 18 by today, but it was only 15. I've had 4 different ultrasound techs so I know that plays a huge role, but it's still really, really frustrating. Also, isn't having a strong estrogen response with not so great follies a bad thing? I thought I heard that too much estrogen would ruin the cycle. So, here's my protocol thus far:
Day 4 (start of stims): 150 Gonal-F and 1 Menopur AM and PM
Day 5: 150 Gonal-F and 1 Menopur AM and PM
Day 6: 150 Gonal-F and 1 Menopur AM - 3 Menopur PM
Day 7: 3 Menopur AM and PM
Day 8: 3 Menopur AM and PM
Day 9: 3 Menopur AM + 3mg Cetrotide (3 day dose b/c that's all I could get) and 3 Menopur PM
Day 10: 3 Menopur AM - 4 Menopur PM
Day 11: 4 Menopur AM - 3 Menopur PM
Day 12: 3 Menopur AM - 4 Menopur PM
Day 13: 4 Menopur AM + 1 mg Cetrotide .... don't know yet what PM will look like.
What do you think?? Trying not to lose too much hope. My husband came home, and I told him about the possibility of a cancelled cycle. He looked at me oddly, and then he said, "How are you not crying hysterically right now?" The funny thing is that he's been out of sorts all night because of this quasi-news! Tomorrow is a new day!!! Hopefully this rain will wash away any possible bad news Jealous about your beach getaway, though 10 couples sounds like a lot. Hope you're all really good friends!!!post #59 of 8795/29/12 at 8:13pmpost #60 of 8795/30/12 at 3:25am
Oh gosh, Rcr, thinking of you and your family! I hope your mom is doing better today. Big hugs!
Teresa, do you know why they are leaning so heavily on menopur? i see that you did take gonal F initially but ended up stopping. I'm just curious because I feel like most of the women I've known have stimmed using both menopur and either gonal F or follistim. May be my faulty memory! High estrogen is definitely a bad thing because it puts you at risk for OHSS but 1000 doesn't seem extraordinarily high to me. I ended with an estrogen level close to 5000 and had no signs of OHSS. The day they measured the 5 follies between 10 and 13mm, my estrogen level was measuring 699- you have bigger follies than me so your 1000 seems on track. But I don't know. I hope that you get answers today! and that they don't cancel your cycle.
Blue, still just thinking of you and your family.
April, Hi!! I'm so happy to see you and to see that things are moving smoothly!
Aura, procrastinate away! i hope you have wonderful weather for your beach holiday. And boo to DH being away during your stim time. I know I would be upset too. :o( We'll be here to support you though! Can't wait to follow you through this next cycle.
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