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Monday, 24 October 2005


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Sounds promising! I'm sending hopeful vibes your way.


Sounds just like what my RE says they're looking for early on. So this is after five days of stims, right?

I'm going in for my first scan tomorrow morning (after only three days of stims because I tend to go into overdrive on even low doses and I've never been on a dose this high before). I'm anxious to know what's going on in there!

Let us know when you hear the E2 numbers.


Sounds promising, Thalia!
Wishing you everything good...


Sounds like everything is right on track. My dr likes to say "slow and steady that's what we want". Try not to get too obsessed with numbers...I know how hard that is.


Like the others say - I think you've got some time here for some on target growth. Clearly your body responds to these drugs...it just may be taking its time this cycle. I will thinking about you as friday nears. Crossing all that can be.


Unfortunately I am unversed in stimming, but I'm so hoping that things are where they should be by Thursday/Friday.

Glad your headaches are getting under control with the water, too.


I think you're going to do great. I think the increased dosage will do the trick. The e2 number really isn't bad - it won't start to go up until the follicles get closer to the 10mm range, so it's actually very consistent with your u/s.


Here's hoping things progress the way you want them to. It is utterly maddening to have your body respond differently in different months. In fact, you simply cannot think about it, or you really do go mad (in one month I stimmed, I had 8 follicles in the right ovary and none in the left. The month we did a frozen cycle, I had 8 follicles on the right and 7 on the left, = 15. Mad, I tell you).
Please hang in there and keep us posted on all your details. We're right there with you, and we all so want this to work for you. Be well.


Thinking of you & hoping it all goes well for you.


I hope all goes well, it's a big challenge, just a few more days, you'll get there before you know it!


Try not to stress about the numbers as it will make you feel worse. Just keep taking the meds and stay calm. I know it is hard but to a certain extent, it is out of your control, T.


A lot could happen in a week... especially if they're upping your dose. Keep us updated!


Like everyone else, I don't think you need to worry just yet. It's bizarre, isn't it? I hate that every cycle seems so different.


I hope everything continues to go well. I don't understand why our bodies don't just respond the same way each time.


I think the prevailing wisdom re; stimming these days is that slower = better. So you should be fine. Fingers crossed for you!!


Everyone seems to think things are going well, so I will agree with them. Really, I know almost nothing about IVF numbers, I wish I did so that I could be more helpful. I do know that my RE said that they prefer careful, slow growth to the risk of hyperstimming. I don't know if she just meant for PCOSers or everyone.
Good luck, and I will, of course, be checking in and thinking of you.


It could be going just fine, you never know. I had radically different responses to stims, and the lower dose was more successful ... very odd. Just like Liz above, my doc always says "slow and steady" also. Good luck and keep us updated!!


Sorry that you're having to worry about this. Still hanging on to hope that this will all work out for you.


Not having much experience in this (yet...) I'll just have to be content with wishing you the best this week for just the right number of follicles growing at just the right pace.


Sounds great to me. Every cycle really is different. I think those little follies will do just fine, it just might take them a tad longer.


Hi Thalia,
I don't think I've ever even asked about the E2 number (is that short for oestrogen?)
I think there's some adage about not worrying about anything until there's something to worry about. The first ultrasound is usually just to check that you are responding, oestrogen levels get more crucial closer to retrieval, and even then it may just mean delaying a day. Sounds like everything is going well so far.


I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Good luck!

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