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 :(