Monday, June 16, 2008

IVF #6 update

It's been a while since I wrote. I've had a lot going on at work and at home and just haven't taken the time to post in my blog.

Here is the break down thus far from my IVF

6/7 Baseline Lining = 3.5
start 0.10ml of Micrdose Lupron

6/8-6/11 0.10 Microdose Lupron 2x a day. 225 Gonal F 2x a day (max dosage my RE will do) - Total = 450 FSH

6/12 (4 days of stims)
E2= 442
Lining=7.5mm - weekday tech
Follies= 1@11mm

6/12 & 6/13 450 FSH & 0.10 microdose Lupron

6/14 (6 days of stims)
E2 = 936
Lining = 13.4 - weekend tech measures larger then weekday tech
Follies = R 3@11mm 1@ 12mm
L 13mm, 10mm, 11mm

6/14 & 6/15 450 FSH & 0.10 microdose Lupron

6/16 (8 days of stims)
E2 = 2,445!!!
Lining = 11.5 week day tech
Follies = 12 between 12mm-16mm

6/16 -225 FSH & .10 microdose Lupron in AM

150 FSH & .10 microdose Lupron in PM

The E2 for my last IVF cycles were around 1,500 and each time. IVF #4 I had 12 eggs retrieved (12 follies) but 8 were mature. last IVF I had 13 follies and 9 eggs retrieved (all 9 mature).

e2 for me seems to be about 200 per mature egg so I'm willing to bet I have about a dozen mature eggs right now. I decrease my evening dosage to 150 (total for the day will be 375 down from 450). Then I do my microdose lupron in the AM and go in for more b/w and another ultrasound.

I'm on the microflare protocol. I've been on .10 units of microdose lupron 2x a day as well as 225 gonal f 2x a day. (max dosage my RE does).

I'm not getting my hopes up though because even if by some miracle we end up with 12 eggs (and if my fertilization/ICSI stays as great as it has been we will have 12 embryo's) they could all still be abnormal/multinuclated so we shall see.


Anonymous said...

Amy, I have the same problem as you: slow growing embryos at day 3. I did some research and found out that the protocal (such as micro flare, etc) causing too much LH can do harm to egg quality and therefore embryo quality. Here is the link:

Have you asked your RE about this? I will ask mine next time.

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Amy said...

Yup. Dr. Sher. That's his theory. I've been on a few different protocols and none have given me any better results. My problem is chromosomally abnormal embryo's. LH may or may not effect that. As of now I'm having a better response with this protocol then with my other 5 IVF's so we'll see I guess.

you can check out Dr. Sher's web site at

Amy said...

As far as asking my RE yes I've talked to him about it. Every RE feels differently. Lot's of RE's have different theories as to what works and what doesn't. :)

Either way my embryo's are abnormal. Not to much I can do to fix that.

Anniep said...

I was just going to pm you to ask what your dosage was. Sounds promising. I think I'd die w/ all of the follicles being a) mature and b) fertilizing. GOOD LUCK!!! It really is a numbers game, isn't it? You'd think one of these cycles you'd get a normal one, right?

IVF Truth said...

Your post popped up on my Google alerts. After a lot of expensive medication, as you clearly know, we got pregnant after 4 tries of IVF. I'll read more of your blog.

Jennifer said...

I'm praying that this is it for you! That these embies will be healthy and ready to settle into your uterus for a good nine months!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

M said...

I am praying for you too :) Looks like your body is responding really, really well to this protocol!