Hello! I’m 29 and my husband is 30. I was diagnosed with block tubes from contracting chlamydia 10 years back. I’ve had 5 failed IUIs with the last leading to a tubo-ovarian abscess on each side on my ovaries. That was painful. This is my first IVF cycle and it doesn’t seem to be going so well. Here’s my status:
08/02-08/04/13 Stim day 1-3: Lupron 5 units, Follistim 150 units, Menopur 1ml liquid mix with powder
08/05/13 Stim day 4: E2 levels at 800. Lupron 5 units, Follistim 75 units, Menopur 1ml liquid mix with powder
08/06/13 Stim day 5: E2 levels at 1539. Lupron 5 units, Follistim 75 units, Menopur 2ml liquid mix with powder, but draw only 1ml of mix
08/07/13 Stim day 6: E2 levels at 2458. Lupron 5 units, Follistim 50 units, and no menopur
08/08/13 Stim day 7: E2 levels at 3561. Lupron 5 units, Follistim 25 units, and no menopur
08/09/13 Stim day 8: E2 levels at 5124. Lupron 5 units. No follistim and menopur. Coasting time.
I thought my follicles would be a good size by now, but the doctor said they didn’t grow much from yesterday, 08/08. I don’t know if the growth is slowing down due to the medication being reduced, but I’m scared that by coasting, my follicles won’t grow. I’ll be coasting today 08/09 until tomorrow when I have to go back into the office for a blood draw and ultrasound. I’m very worried about my cycle being cancelled due to the high estrogen levels that can lead to OHSS. My doctor’s said if my E2 levels get to around 6,000 then he’ll cancel my cycle. I’ve read forums and watched YouTube videos of people going through an IVF cycle with OHSS. It sounds bad. Please provide comments on your experience. Thank you!