IVF ROUND 5
DAY 10 – Monitoring Day
(Sunday Nov 13)
Meds: 75iu Gonal-f , 75iu Menopur, 1 x Cetrotide
Left Ovary: 18, 16, 16, 16, 15, 15, 13, 12, 11
Right Ovary: 18, 16
Well that didn’t go as planned. As you can see not enough growth on the left and something funny with my right so I couldn’t trigger tonight. Maybe Saturday’s tech was overzealous :). And as you can see, my estradiol almost doubled so now they’re dropping my doses down and I’ll likely be doing a Lupron trigger which I’m not excited about.
I don’t know if this is good or bad but the nurse seemed nonplussed. The only thing I don’t like is dropping the dose and the Lupron trigger.
I read about it and I think what they’re doing is called coasting. you drop or stop the hormones if a patient’s estradiol goes over 2500 and the lead follicles are between 15 and 18mm. And you do this for a few days until the estradiol drops to a safer number then trigger. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it as long as you don’t do it for too long.
I just am not a huge fan of the Lupron trigger. It made me really sick last time and while it helps prevent OHSS, I got it in my head that it’s not good for egg quality. But let’s see.
Another bummer of a day. I was looking forward to triggering tonight but I’m okay now. I had a bigger disappointment. We planned to go see a movie and get unlimited shrimp at Outback Steakhouse today. We saw Arrival (pretty good) but stupid Outback was closed for some reason. Stupid Outback!
Anyway, back to clinic tomorrow. Please little follicles grow for mama.
Emotional: More bummed about Outback being closed actually
Physical: The tummy bloat is still there but the bloated feeling is gone. The nausea is back in full swing right now.
Food: Bacon and eggs and guacamole for brunch, Salmon and roasted veg for dinner.