Littlejoey - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Amanda and Nicole - With my FS it was not necessary for AF to show if your already down regulated on Synarel. I always got AF, but my clinic told me if AF does not show up it does not matter as long as your E2 count is under 200 it's ok to start. Have you been on the OCP, can't remember if you did say you were or not. Will give you a bit of history of my cylces as well Amanda and Nicole if it helps. 1st stim cycle down reg I was started on 225units puregon, ended up with 7 eggs, only 3 mature, 3 2 day embryo's freeze all, but had 30+ follicles, had a very rare thing happen where when I went in for EPU they could not retrieve most of the eggs from the follicles as they would not let go of the follicles as my FS described to me at the time, they flushed the follicles over and over again and wern't able to get those damn eggs. I asked how did he know there were eggs in them, he said if there are cumulus cells there are usually eggs, anyway I ended up with OHSS and landed myself in hospital for a few days. Stim cycle 2 antagonist, 150us of puregon 7 eggs, 7 mature 6 morula's on d5 nothing frozen. Stim cycle 3, down reg, 150us gonal-f and luveris for 3 days then bumped up to 187.5us, 7 eggs, 7 mature, 3 fertilised, 2 D3 embies transferred BFP then M/C 1 blastocyst frozen. Stim cycle 4, down reg, 187.5us gonal-f and luveris, 10 eggs, 6 mature, 5 fertilised, 3 blastocysts, fresh transfer chemical pregnancy, FET with 2 frozen embies BFP with DD and her twin which we lost at about 8 weeks. Stim cycle 5, down reg, 183.3 puregon and luveris, 13 eggs 9 mature, 2 fertilised, 2 D3 embies transferred BFN. Stim cycle 6, down reg and luveris, 183.3 puregon, 12 eggs, 10 mature, 8 fertilised, 2 cavitating morula's BFN. Stim cycle 7, down reg, 183.3 puregon and luveris, 8 eggs, 6 mature 5 fertilised, 1 Blastocyst and 1 morula, BFN. I have had no frosties in the last 3 stims I have done. As you can see it can vary from cycle to cycle. With all cycles started jabbing on D2 and usually had EPU between D12-14. Amanda what sort of egg numbers are you getting on those high stims? I was told the perfect number of eggs is between 5-10, there is tendency to have better quality embryo's with these numbers. It's so hard to know what to do. It does my head in as well. Is it my eggs, what can we do to improve things or is DH sperm? When will that golden egg appear.
Amanda - I also see Jason Jackson also and have a copy of his book if you want to read
Nicole - How did you go with the psychic?
Lilly - Just out of curiosity what dose of fsh has Wazza got you on? When I went and saw him in Jan for a 2nd opinion he suggested he would bump me up to 200 of fsh and I said no way, then he said how about we try 175. He realised I did hyperstimulate really badly just on 225. My FS at the moment says I am one of those girls who just tend to stimulate too much if you bump it up to much, in most women it is not so much of an issue unless they have PCOS, which they though I might have had, but all testing showed I did not, but I could be very borderline anyway. I have always been regular with my cycles etc as well.
Sparkle - Let us know how you get on with your FS and springwood this week.
AFM - Had my Laporoscopy and hysteroscopy done last Thursday.
All went well. My FS did not do it as he had to go an urgent trip to the UK for family stuff, so I was a little upset, but he gave me the choice of either waiting for him to come back or another specialist to do it. Another FS did itand I was really happy with him. Just did not want to wait another month to have it done if I waited for my FS to come back. Did not have much active endometriosis at all and my ovaries and uterus were adhered to the bowel wall, so now that's been fixed. Still my right tube is blocked, bummer!!! All in all the pregnancy has improved things dramatically