Hi all - I’m in the midst of my first cycle of IVF. It’s also my first experience with injectible meds. Since I’m 38 and my AMH dropped to low levels in the last year (everything else still looks good), the doctor started me off with fairly high doses of stims: 150 IU (2 vials) Menopur AM/300 IU of Gonal F PM. I’m doing long Lupron, so I also do 5ml of Lupron in the evening.
I went for my first check yesterday to see how I was responding to the stims. There were nine follicles at/over 8 mm. Four of them were over 12mm, and of those, two were around 15 mm. E2 was 538. The local RE doing the check (I’m going out of state, leave tomorrow) seemed pretty surprised/concerned that I had some pushing 15 already. There were some other smaller follicles, but she didn’t count those since she said with the big ones, there was no way they’d catch up.
The RE doing my IVF dropped my Gonal-F dose down to 150 (from 300) starting last night; Menopur and Lupron stay the same. I’m wondering if this will give at least the 8-9 mm ones a chance to catch up, and any of the smaller ones to grow into range. I’d really like to end up with at least 8-10 eggs to work with, since we’re doing this primarily to do PGD, so I know I need quite a few to end up with any good blasts. I go in tomorrow after I fly up for another check.
Any reassurance from others out there? I’ve been reading through everyone’s signatures, and I’ve seen at least a few other people who had 12-14 mm follicles on day 5, so that’s been a little comforting.