IVF Diary Vol III: 31 Mar – 02 Apr 16

Medication(s) administered and dosage(s). Stimming phase: day 1 PM: Gonal-F 375 iu & Menopur 75 iu injections. AM Lupron 0.5mg (5 units) injection

My doctor has decided to increase the Gonal-F and reduce the menopur for this cycle (Gonal-F being the more expensive drug, of course!!).  I hope I respond well to this change!!!

Medical procedures undertaken. Baseline monitoring vaginal ultrasound and hormone blood tests.


What are my symptoms?  I have experienced few symptoms, except for mild tummy bloating and a lot of farting!!! I also have what seems to be a cold, although it is pine pollen season so perhaps I am experiencing the effects of the icky yellow goo that spreads itself around this time of year.

How do I feel today? I am feeling perfectly chilled out right now.  I have had two nights in a row of sleeping through the night 🙂 But I’ve had a few bad dreams 😦  We are feeling a little bit emotionally lost about this IVF cycle.  It has been hard to get really excited.

I am planning some fun things to get us through this cycle.  I will be spending some of the two week wait away in DC so I am going to have to do these progesterone injections myself.  The nurse mentioned that if I do get a positive result then my doctor might be OK with me taking turns doing suppositories and injections.  But not until I get that positive!!!

Chris and I had a little walk to the beach and took our solo cups of wine because the weather was nice and warm.  It was our last alcoholic drink to mark the start of our IVF cycle!

Any results?  Estradiol level 20.9 pg/ml. Uterine lining perfect.  Ovaries – nice and quiet with some follicles sitting nicely ready to be stimulated!!

What’s next? Monday morning is my next monitoring appointment, meanwhile we keep taking those wonderful stimming injections!

Weight. I still haven’t got on the scales yet!

Waist. NSTR.

Boobs. NSTR.

The Final Countdown!!!


*Notes.  I take First Response Reproductive Health multi vitamin gummies (pre-natal), 5mg Melatonin at bed time and CoQ10 200mg gummies daily.  NSTR = Nothing Significant To Report.

4 thoughts on “IVF Diary Vol III: 31 Mar – 02 Apr 16

  1. Amy M. says:

    Only a week out!! Hope your stims go well!! I was scared to death of the PIO shots at first. I’ve given every single one to myself though. I won’t lie…there are nights when the needle won’t slide right in and I have to kinda jab it and it makes me sick to my stomach, but I just get through it and am fine! If you ice for a good 10 minutes beforehand, you won’t even feel it. If you need any tips or advice just let me know! 🙂

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