Update to my RE appt this morning

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Update to my RE appt this morning
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 10:45am

So this is what happened this morning.

Still nothing measureable. There has been no change since my very first u/s a couple weeks ago.

Spoke to the dr and he realizes that I am out of pocket and this is what he thinks we should do:

Call off all the dogs. No more drugs.

He said one of two things will happen.

Those follicles will shrivel up and in a couple weeks, AF should start (maybe even sooner).

Or my body will recognize that it is no longer getting a steady supply of FSH and Estrogen from the Bravelle and Estrace and will produce it on its own and thereby create a follicle as if it were any other unmedicated month. If this happens, we will go forward with the IUI.

I am going in for another u/s on Friday to see what’s going on in there.

He really has no inkling as to which way my body will go. But knowing MY luck…well ya know.

He told me I could try using OPK’s but that I may get false +’s do the drugs. I think I am going to start using OPK’s tonight and if it’s + I’ll know it’s the drugs as I KNOW I’m nowhere near ovulating. Hopefully, as the drugs leave my system, I will see the OPK’s go neg as the days go on and if it goes back to being +, I’ll know it’s probably legitimate.

My two BFP cycles, I used Femara CD’s 3-7 and did one big dose of Bravelle on CD 8. I got one or two follicles and a BFP each time. This time we did Femara CD 3-7 and small doses of Bravelle from CD 4 on. He thinks maybe this is why I got a lot of little follicles instead of one or two big ones. After this month comes and goes, that is going to be what we try next cycle.

I have to say, I am a bit worried about what will happen to my lining when I stop the Estrace. I’ve been taking it daily and my lining still measure 7mm which is .5 less than it was on Sunday. I dunno why it would be going down despite the fact that I am still on the Estrace, but I just don’t see paying $20 a day to keep taking it knowing that this cycle will probably fail anyway. What the 7mm lining did show me however, was that I really do need the Estrace. An 8mm lining is ideal. With no help, my lining was never past 5.8 to 6mm. With Estrace it’s now a 7mm or 7.5mm depending on the day. That shows me that even with the Estrace I get a lining on the lower end of normal but still okay so imagine what it would be without it.

Anyway, after this cycle ends, I am going to take a cycle off from meds. I am going to use OPK’s and go in for an IUI the day following my + OPK. Then if I don’t get pg that cycle, we will try my last medicated cycle the month after that.

I’m glad the RE told me what he thinks we should do so that I don’t have to agonize like I did all day yesterday about what to do now. I’m pretty bummed about all this :(

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Registered: 04-13-2010
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 10:55am
I'm sorry Michelle. I was really hoping for you that you would have had one big follie.

I'm glad you have a new plan - it sounds like a great one to me!


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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 11:25am

Big (((HUGS))).

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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 11:34am
:( That stinks royally - but I am so glad the RE didn't leave it up to you. I get so frustrated when docs don't give their opinions and say " What do you want to do?" Arghhhhh.....

BEEBES
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 11:50am
Dustie, no you're not out of line at all. I really thought about that too. But the fact of the matter is, the likelihood that anything will come of this cycle is beyond small. I am on CD 18 now and I know without a shadow of doubt (because of the u/s this morning) that if I am going to O on my own, it won't be for at LEAST another week or so. At $20 a day that is a lot of money to invest on the SMALL chance that my body will kick into gear on it's own when massive doses of injectable meds haven't been able to grow them one single bit. The likelihood here is that I will be annovulatory this cycle and AF will show. And honestly, that is a good scenario as I am worried that this has thrown my body into a crazed frenzy and that AF will not show on her own.
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 12:14pm

I totally understand what you are saying.

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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 12:18pm
You and me both sister. :)
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 12:36pm
I am so sorry about how your appointment went today, but I think its good that he leveled with you and he understood your situation with being out of pocket and is taking that into consideration.

Big cyber {{hugs}}

Sherilyn
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Registered: 06-29-2010
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 1:50pm

HUGS, I know

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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 1:56pm
I wish I could curse here.Sorry isn't even the word to express how I feel chelle. I know it gives you some kind of relief to have the dr make a decision, but I just wish this wasnt happening to ya. Big ((hugs)) chica.
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 3:10pm
(((Hugs))) im so sorry hun
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