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March 13th, 2013, 08:32 AM
bbm0128 bbm0128 is offline
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I'm late to the March IVF party...

This is our first IVF cycle... I've been on Lupron since 3/6, started Gonal-f on 3/8 and added Menopur on 3/12. I went in today for bloodwork, u/s... RE says there are 3 eggs on my left side & maybe 6 or 7 on my right. I still have 3 days of stims before possible trigger, so he isn't too concerned - wants to let them "cook" a few days longer, but I'm trying hard not to be.

I haven't had that many side effects until today... achy back, crampy, headaches, but other than that I didn't have all of the crazy issues that I've read Lupron causes. I did have a mild reaction to the menopur but know thats normal.

I can't help wonder - would I be feeling more side effects if it was working in my body?

Monday: Estrogen level 220, possible trigger Saturday or Sunday/ EH on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.

Anyone have slow growing eggs?

Thanks! Prayers & sticky wishes...
~Brooke
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Brooke: 31, blocked tubes, diminished ovarian reserve, weak eggs
DH: 35, all cleared
TTC: January 2012


July 2012 - HSG exam; blocked tubes
July 2012 - possible male infertility due to chemo & radiation treatment
August 2012: DH had his testosterone levels checked; low, will recheck in December
December 2012 - test for DH's sperm ** SWIMMERS, YAY!**
February 2013 - IVF consult
February 25, 2013 - sonohysterogram & mock transfer ** ALL CLEARED FOR IVF PROCEDURE **
March 6, 2013 - bloodwork & u/s, start Lupron injections - 10units
March 8, 2013 - start Gonal-F injections (300u), lupron (10units)
March 11, 2013 - bloodwork, u/s, Estrogen: 220, Lupron, Gonal-F, Menopur
March 13, 2013 - Left ovary (3 follicles), Right ovary (5 follicles), bloodwork, u/s, Estrogen: 519, Lupron, Gonal -F, Menopur
March 15, 2013 - bloodwork, u/s, Estrogen: 1305, follies growing, Lupron, Gonal - F, Menopur
March 19, 2013 - Retrieval!! 8 eggs
March 24, 2013 - Embryo Transfer; put back 3 embryos (1 blastocyst stage, 2 morula stage)

April 3, 2013 - beta #1 - 101!
April 5, 2013 - beta #2 - 307!
April 8, 2013 - beta #3 - 1,387!!
April 10, 2013 - beta #4 - 3104! - 1st u/s Friday!

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