Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Try 8 follicles.

I want to cry. The nurse called to tell me that my E2 is 1466 and I have 8 follicles. Our choices were to cancel or go with IVF. I am not ready for IVF.

Cancelling is the only solution at this point. And, we will need to take the next cycle off, to let my ovaries heal themselves.

Why does this have to be so hard?

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To answer Aurelia, I think it isn't an option. Considering coasting - from what I've read - requires putting the patient on a lower dosage. They put me on 37.5 yesterday, and my E2 still increased by 500. So, I don't think that is a possibility. Also, the follicles were all very close in size 3 at 17mm (the three that I saw), 3 at 14mm, and 2 at 13mm.

17 comments:

Becks said...

I am sorry you had to cancel. I hope you don't feel too bad and that the times just files by till you can start again. Sending hugs.

Nicole said...

Dammit! I will do some stomping around with rage for you. So sorry that you had to cancel. So very sorry.

Aurelia said...

Whoah, why cancel? I've read about this before and you could just keep being monitored, stop the drugs, and wait until your blood levels drop and a few follicles shrink off. (It's called "coasting")

Because they will, and you are only at Day 8. You could see what happens and if there are fewer follies in 3-4 days, then do IUI.

As for recovering, if you do have to cancel, take Provera during your luteal phase, and the leftover follies will shrink pretty darn quick.

Call your doctor and ask about coming back in just to check things out in a few days.

Sticky Bun said...

Argh!! I'm so sorry! Sometimes it just feels like you can't catch a break with this stuff!! Thinking of you...

Melissa said...

Ahg! Dianne! What a bummer. We really never have it easy, do we?

Here's hoping time flies for you!

PCOSMama said...

I second what Aurelia said. If you completely stop the meds (not a lower dose, just stop them completely) and "coast" for a couple of days, a couple of those 13mm-14mm follicles could shrink down and your E2 level should decrease too allowing you to continue with the cycle. It is still early in the cycle so you hopefully wouldn't be ovulating on your own soon. It never hurts to try, if you can get your doctor to do it. All it would involve is an additional ultrasound and bloodwork in a couple days, say Thursday. Rather than canceling now, would they give you a chance that this could work and wait a couple more days to make that decision? May as well as exhaust every option.

Good luck!

Jen said...

I just wanted to say I'm sorry (((hugs))) this can never be easy can it? I hope you can find a way to salvage the cycle, but if not, maybe next time they can adjust according to your response based on this cycle? good luck...

Adrienne said...

Crap, Dianne. I'm sorry that this cycle is not working out for you.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Why does it seem like we clear one hurtle to just be met with another. I am so sorry, Dianne!

LJ said...

That's so frustrating. I am so sorry you have to deal with this on top of everything else.

Piccinigirl said...

I hope that the pp are right and you can coast and get something out of this cycle. it is just so unfair for you to go through all this and not be able to try. My heart is breaking for you.

*hug*

Sara said...

Aargh! It's so unfair. Some women have too few follicles, others have too many, either way, it means cancellation. Why oh why can't our bodies just cooperate?

I hope that you're feeling OK. Good luck getting through this and moving on.

TeamWinks said...

I'm sure this isn't the situation you wanted. I'm sorry. I know how frustrating it is when we can't get our body to do what we need and want it to. **sigh**

Kristen said...

*BIG HUGS* I'm so sorry this cycle didn't work out as planned. I hope that you can find peace with this cycle and find the strength to move forward. I am holding out that coasting may be an option so it isn't a total bust. *TEAR*

Artblog said...

A real disappointment. So sorry :( HUGS

The Town Criers said...

I am so sorry. That just sucks.

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