IVF #4 - Trying Again

I started jabbing with Gonal-F yesterday - surprise!

After being told that I would most likely have to go back on the pill and wait for a few weeks before going again, I conveniently got a period the morning of my Synacthen Stimulation Test (the one that was monitoring my adrenal gland function). While we don't have the results of that back yet, my doctor said that we were fine to get started in the meantime - so off we go.
We are doing the same protocol as last time, an antagonist or short cycle. That means I start injecting the Gonal-F for a few days, then add in the Orgalutran to ensure I don't ovulate - and we will adjust as we go. My first blood test is in a week to monitor my response - particularly my pesky raised progesterone. My fertility specialist has slightly reduced my dose of Gonal-F this month (from 200, to 187.5) to try and settle things down during the stimming process, so we'll see what happens.
I'm hopeful that this new round might give us a better shot. They always say it takes a few cycles to figure out a good response.
With my first long/down-reg IVF cycles in 2012 it took two rounds before we got a blastocyst good enough to transfer - and that was Georgia. Maybe it'll take two rounds of this antagonist protocol before we hit the jackpot. It's all such a gamble.
Please let me get in a fresh, 5-day transfer in this cycle. Pretty please with a cherry on top!

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Feisty Harriet said...

So many hugs, dearie.


Unknown said...

Goodness that is a lot of medication, good luck for this round guys!! Xxx

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Crossing everything that I have that this is THE cycle! Hope it goes smoothly. I'm thinking of you!

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