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Back from monitoring appt UPDATE E2

I started with an antral follicle count of 8 (3 rgt, 5 left). This was the lowest I've ever had. I had 12-16 last Summer/Fall...ugh.

After four days of stims I have 11 (6 rgt, 5 left). My RE seemed ok with it and said I will probably go a little slow and to continue the dosage (450 follistim, 150 menopur). The largest was almost 10mm. Thoughts? Experiences?

Going to acupuncture today...thanks ladies and Happy Wednesday! 

 

Update: my e2 was 149...re said it matched what she saw on u/s...who knows... 

 

Re: Back from monitoring appt UPDATE E2

  • I don't have any experience in this as of yet...   But I want to say good luck & that it only takes 1 strong one!
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  • imageQzees:
    I don't have any experience in this as of yet...   But I want to say good luck & that it only takes 1 strong one!

    Ditto!

    Me 39 & suspected PCOS, DH 42. Went off BCP when we got married in 11/11, seriously TTC since 3/12.  Six cycles of clomid = BFNs.  Suspected endometriosis & HSG showed both tubes blocked.  Sept 2013 IVF 5D transfer of two perfect embryos = BFN.  Started acupuncture and taking time off to drop some pounds & get healthier before FET in April 2014.
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  • 11 follies is great, especially if they're growing pretty evenly.  Good luck!
  • Slow and steady will hopefully get you high quality follies, but on your stims will cost you more. I found acupuncture to be helpful with the stress of cycling. GL!!!
    TTC since 10/09 Me-43 DH-44 RE and testing 10/10-11/10, Recommending IVF 1/11 New RE AMA and DOR-DH low motility IVF #1.1 cancelled 3/11 due to poor response IVF #1.2 May 2011, one perfect 8-cell embryo, 3dt-BFN, IVF #2.1 Converted to IUI d/t poor response. New RE 9/2011. IVF 2.2 completed using HGH,EPP,DHEA, Q-10 and accupuncture. Transferred one 8-cell, grade one embryo on 10/19. BFP 10/31/11 Chemical pregancy on 11/2/11. Started stims for IVF #3, our final try, on 12-2-11. ET on 12/18. Transferred 3 Grade A embryos-BFFN Planning DE IVF, late March/early April- Donors ER expected to be 4/2-4/4. PAIF/SAIF welcome
  • I haven't started my first IVF cycle, as of yet....so, I can't help with any info., there, but I just wanted to wish you the best!  :)
    Lilypie Trying to Conceive 15 to 80 day cycle tickers
  • I learned somewhere in my cycling that E2 should be 150 for each mature follie. So, if ultrasound is measuring 10 follies, ideally E2 should be 1500 or more. You're still very early, and your E2 should rise each time it is checked. Hope this helps.
    TTC since 10/09 Me-43 DH-44 RE and testing 10/10-11/10, Recommending IVF 1/11 New RE AMA and DOR-DH low motility IVF #1.1 cancelled 3/11 due to poor response IVF #1.2 May 2011, one perfect 8-cell embryo, 3dt-BFN, IVF #2.1 Converted to IUI d/t poor response. New RE 9/2011. IVF 2.2 completed using HGH,EPP,DHEA, Q-10 and accupuncture. Transferred one 8-cell, grade one embryo on 10/19. BFP 10/31/11 Chemical pregancy on 11/2/11. Started stims for IVF #3, our final try, on 12-2-11. ET on 12/18. Transferred 3 Grade A embryos-BFFN Planning DE IVF, late March/early April- Donors ER expected to be 4/2-4/4. PAIF/SAIF welcome
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    I learned somewhere in my cycling that E2 should be 150 for each mature follie. So, if ultrasound is measuring 10 follies, ideally E2 should be 1500 or more. You're still very early, and your E2 should rise each time it is checked. Hope this helps.

    Ok, thanks...Yes, my 11 follies are no where near mature, they are pretty much still resting. Only one measured almost 10mm. I think "mature" is when they get to at least 15mm. ??

    Hoping for a steady rise... 

     

     

  • Wow, those are great numbers!  Without stims I had three total.  After a week of them, I have five on one side and two on the other.  It has been a very long week of slow growth to get to my trigger.  My E2 levels were like yours as well.  I triggered last night with a 21 and a 16, the rest are much smaller. 

    So you are way ahead of the game with your numbers!  Slow and steady isn't a bad thing.  FX for you!!


    me:40; DH:41; 4/30/12 1st visit with RE; 6/30/12 IUI #1 BFN; 7/19/12 IUI cancelled (overmedicated); 8/2/12 IUI cancelled (cyst); 9/1/12 IUI #2 BFP! EDD 5/28/13; 10/9/12 1st U/S at 7w3d--missed m/c (trisomy 16) D&C 10/19/12; karyotyping results normal!; 1/31/13 IUI #3 BFP! EDD 10/25/13 Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Lilypie Maternity tickers
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    Wow, those are great numbers!  Without stims I had three total.  After a week of them, I have five on one side and two on the other.  It has been a very long week of slow growth to get to my trigger.  My E2 levels were like yours as well.  I triggered last night with a 21 and a 16, the rest are much smaller. 

    So you are way ahead of the game with your numbers!  Slow and steady isn't a bad thing.  FX for you!!

     

    I'm doing IVF...you're doing IUI, right?  

     

  • Great update!!! 11 follies is SUPER!!! So happy to hear you are progressing and everything is going well!!!

    My current RE triggers when 4-5 follies are between 18-22.  The first RE I was with would trigger at 16-20...  seems like they all do something a little different :)

    this is a super encourageing update!!!!

    When is the next monitoring appointment? Did they keep your dose the same?

     

    Me = 39 DH = 50 TTC (since 01/2009 after a short break, I stopped counting *cycles* in 2010)
    DX 2010 : Unknown Infertility , AMA
    HSG 2005 = Normal / HSG 2010 = Normal
    SA 2005 = Normal / SA 2010 /2012 = Slightly low count : motility, morphology GREAT!
    Chromosomal analysis, MTHFR, ANA's, Lupus, Protein C, Protein S, APCR = Normal 2011

    M/C : 2005 (7wk), 2010 (6wk), 2011 (7wk)

    8 IUI's 2010-2011 all BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist 01/2012 #1 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist long 06/2012 #2 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF New Clinic/New RE 11/2012 #3 = One beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF 02/2013 #4 = One more beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    FET 6/20 : One 5AA PGS normal transferred Beta 1 6/28 = 53.9 / Beta 2 7/1 = 220 / Beta 3 7/3 = 550!

    1 U/S  6w3d - Heartbeat 119 /  2 U/S - 7w5d- Heartbeat 169 / 3 U/S (OB) 8w5d - Heartbeat still great!

    Baby G welcomed into the world 3/7/2014

    SAIF / PAIF always welcome ****

     

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  • Thanks Bakermom...I guess it's a wait and see how they will mature. My next monitoring appointment is tomorrow morning and she kept my dose the same. It's all the numbers that drive me crazy. I can't control anything so why do I freak at e2 levels or whatever else they are testing. I gotta just let go and let be...

    Waiting for your update too...thanks again! 

     

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