How many days did you stim before triggering?


#1

Just started stims tonight and just curious how long I may be stimming.

Can you list how many days you stimmed, the protocol you were on and meds?

TIA


#2

[quote=loveli]Just started stims tonight and just curious how long I may be stimming.

Can you list how many days you stimmed, the protocol you were on and meds?

TIA[/quote] Hi Loveli,
I was on Micro dose Lupron protocol
10 antral follicle count
diluted lupron 20 units twice daily from 11-19-2010

11-21-ovarian stimulation Gonal f 450,low dose of hcg 6 unit and baby aspirin
11-24 ultrasound 10 follicle e2=200
11-27 ultrasound 10 follicle e2=1061
11-29 ultrasound 10 follicle e2=2345 (left l1-16;2-14;1-11;1-10 right 1-16;1-14;1-11;2-10)
Before trigger 3p.m. 450 gonal F and 11:10 p.m trigger
12.1.2010 Retrieve 7 eggs

12.2.2010 Fert report 6 eggs ferilized
:pray:

I wish you all the best
What kind of protocol you have?
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#3

Thank you! I wish you the best too :flower:

Congrats on the fert report.

I’m on the antagonist protocol. I was on BCP for a couple of months, partly because my November cycle was canceled due to a cyst that had to be removed, and I’m stimming with gonal-f and menopur. At some point I will start ganirelix.


#4

The stims on that study are very short.

Most stims run about 10 days.


#5

They usually run 8-12 days (so 10 being average). I stimmed for 12, but I was oversuppressed to start with. We’re dropping Lupron this cycle, so hopefully I won’t stim that long this time.


#6

Hey loveli…i stimmed for 8 days…no bcp started out with gonal f 225 then every couple days dropped my dose…took my trigger on day 9! Good luck


#7

I stimmed for 9 days. I was on the long lupron protocol and started with higher stim doses (if we do another cycle, I have a feeling we’ll switch to antagonist, but we’ll see). I started with 300 IUs of Gonal-F and 150 of Menopur/day, with 5 units of Lupron to keep me suppressed. At my day 5 scan, I had four follicles already over 12 mm, with two of those around 15 mm. After that, the doctor cut my Gonal-F in half; Menopur the same. After the next check, it was adjusted daily; I did anywhere from 75-150 of Gonal-F per day and only 75 of Menopur for the last three days or so. Lupron stayed constant at 5 units/day.

I had 11 eggs retrieved, 9 mature. I was happy with this, since I thought those four big ones at the beginning kind of doomed me.


#8

Antagonist cycle. First cycle stimmed for 11 days 15 eggs retrieved, 13 mature, 12 fertilized, second cycle stimmed for 8 days, 7 eggs, 5 mature, 3 fertilized


#9

Im also on Antagonist Protocol. Today is day 13th. My estrogen is low (847) got 7 follies: 21.5; 17; 16.5; 14.5; 12; 10.5; 9.5. My RE prefers to do ER with 6 follies minimum. I think he will cancel this one too. :grr:


#10

I did the antagonist protocol, but I was on BCPs for 6 weeks beforehand, which may have oversuppressed me.

I took 600iu follistim and 150 menopur for 11 days and had 1 ganirelex injection after triggering.

I had zero response by day 6 and was sure I’d get cancelled, but by day 9 I had 3 follicles. I ended up with 4 eggs, 3 mature, and 2 embryos made it to day 5 for transfer.

Best of luck to you!


#11

[quote=Eirlis]I did the antagonist protocol, but I was on BCPs for 6 weeks beforehand, which may have oversuppressed me.

I took 600iu follistim and 150 menopur for 11 days and had 1 ganirelex injection after triggering.

I had zero response by day 6 and was sure I’d get cancelled, but by day 9 I had 3 follicles. I ended up with 4 eggs, 3 mature, and 2 embryos made it to day 5 for transfer.

Best of luck to you![/quote]

Wow thats amazing! :clap::bsv::bsv:

Can I ask what was your estrogen level?


#12

Thanks for all the replies ladies :slight_smile:


#13

Get a 2nd opinion.


#14

10 days, microdose Lupron and Menopur.


#15

Hi there-

I stimmed for 7 days on follistim. Good luck!


#16

9 days. Started with 225 IU Follistim, on the 9th day I went down to 150 IU.


#17

7 days???

Hmmmm… did I stim too early? If average is 8-12 days, would that mean that I grew my follies too quick at 7 days and that they were not the best quality? Please let me know what you think.


#18

Thanks for all the responses ladies :nerd:

I ended up stimming for 8 days and triggering on the 9th day.


#19

[QUOTE=artchickadee]Hmmmm… did I stim too early? If average is 8-12 days, would that mean that I grew my follies too quick at 7 days and that they were not the best quality? Please let me know what you think.[/QUOTE]

That’s not necessarily the case. Some women just respond faster to stims. I thought I would trigger days ago with the number and sizes of my follicles. I really hope I don’t get OHSS.


#20

I stimmed for 11 days. Started with Gonal-F 150, upped to 225 and then back to 150.

It really depends on how you react to stims. I was obviously a slow responder.