Escher Holy Smokers! What exciting news! I am keeping FX that this little bean sticks good! Early yes but hopeful out the wazoo!!
Liz What crazy making with the shipment and seemingly delayed O! Hopefully your planets have aligned and synchronized your O with the slow to arrive swimmers!
Sphinxy and Granite Good to see you both. Hoping pregnancy is treating you well!
Fmorris How exciting with the upcoming insem! Wishing you the best!!
AMT Congrats on the successful and sweet insem! Best wishes there and I will keep FX for you!
AFM - So i went for my early US Tuesday,2 days after stopping letrozole. I had several follies on each side and they were all around 9-11 mm. I have been taking dexamethasone as well to inhibit my adrenal glands (which allows for higher FSH) . The dex continues for about 3 more days to continue ripening the follies as letrozole has to be stopped after 5 days. I am going back for another US in about an hour. We will recheck the follie size and depending on the growth we will either stimulate them further with low dose hCG for a few days to coax them into the 20mm and above range then trigger them for insem. The idea behind dexamethasone is that it inhibits DHEA from the adrenals. DHEA inhibits FSH, so beating the DHEA back a bit augments the stimulation of the follies. Follies up to 14 mm are susceptible to FSH only (as opposed to LH). After 14 mm the follies become susceptible to LH as well. This is why we will use hCG in low doses (200 units) to further increase egg size for a few more days before we trigger (hCG 10,000 units). -- This is the really nice mini-lecture (with pictures) I got from the RE the other day. I find it fascinating! WIll keep you posted about this afternoon's news.