one is the lonliest number?

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one is the lonliest number?
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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 2:56pm

Well, after my af was 4 days late last cycle, I went in today for a day 8 us and am well ahead of schedule. I had one 16mm follicle and one 10, which I was bummed about because I was hoping for 2 this cycle to up my chances a bit (doubtful the 10 will catch up in time). So I go in for another us tomorrow and based on that could possible trigger tomorrow night and IUI on Sunday. That would be cd 12 for me, which is WAY early (I usually O on cd 16-17). My belly will be grateful for no more injections, but I am concerned about this cycle going so fast. The nurse practitioner didn't seem concerned, and seemed to attribute it to the injectibles, not the late period. What do you all think?

Sandy

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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 2:58pm
I don't know anything about IUI or injectibles but I wish you the absolute best of luck!



 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 12-26-2007
Thu, 09-24-2009 - 3:10pm

I never did IUI with injectables.

Susan L.

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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 5:02pm
I have no experience with what you're going through...I'm sure others will help answer your questions. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you. Please keep us posted...Best of luck....Cath xx
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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 8:12pm

Sandy,


Each time I have done IUI with injectibles, I have responded differently with the # of follies and growth.

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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 8:18pm
I am not sure what drugs you are using, but when I took injectibles to make me ovulate years ago it could definitely speed up your ovaries. In my case they were giving me the actual hormone for egg production, bypassing my pituitary which would normally control all of that. I had to go in for blood work frequently and as it got closer to ovulation I would go in daily. Also numerous u/s to see what was going on in there. Depending on the findings of the blood work and u/s they would then alter the dosage to either speed me up or slow me down. I was a difficult case for them, because I could not go from 1 to 2, but would have to split a vial and go to 1 1/2 or I would go from too slow to crazy fast! I am assuming that what you are taking is a much milder form of the same sort of thing, but I would certainly think that it could very easily cause your eggs to mature at a faster rate.

Michelle


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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 11:31pm

Well, you do respond differently and they do look for different numbers for the size of the follies depending on the 'hormone cocktail' that you are recieving.

With Clomid cycles (and Clomid plus injectibles) they look for larger follies -- 20+, but with the injectible only cycles, the number decreases to 18. I just went over this with my nurse two days ago since I was curious as to how I was responding to the cocktail and what seemed to work best for me in their opinion. This is the protocol my clinic uses, others may differ.

If you have trust in the team that is guiding you, then ask the questions and if you don't understand, ask them to explain again. I found that the nurses are quite knowledgable at my clinic and have guided me well.... I recently fired my doctor because I wanted to make sure I had the right people on my team. If you need to ask extra questions or feel confused, ask. And if you feel uncomfortable, then mabe it's time for a change.

Good luck - I'm rooting for you. KUP.

Jenni
Jenni
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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 11:46pm
Jenni is right on the follicle size, 16 was even considered borderline mature when I was on the injectible only cycles. I am not sure why that is the case, perhaps to try to prevent multiple births which is so much more common using that method.

Michelle


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