What's an IVF cycle without drama?
So my E2 was only 72. After two days of stims. Personally, I wasn't too surprised or worried. My first two local cycles I had slow to rise E2 that then rocketed up. And 72 after two days of stims is higher than those cycles after 3-4 days of stims.
But CCR.M. did not agree.
When they called, they said "Your doctor really wants you to add Menopur tonight....(awkward pause)...but it's up to you."
You see, I had raised some issues with Menopur. Mostly because on cycles 3 and 4 my fert rates went to hell and those were my two Menopur cycles. So I was kind of scared of Menopur. I had read research that said to measure endogenous LH and only add it if someone is really suppressed, otherwise, it can funk up the eggs.
So on today's lab, guess what test couldn't be done in one day? Of course. LH.
So they had my E2 and my P4 but no LH.
I squeaked out: "Can't we just wait and see what the LH is tomorrow and then decide? After all, you normally wouldn't have even had any results after only two days of stims..."
They reaffirmed that she wants to add it.
I hung up.
And then panicked. And then paged them back. They were clearly annoyed.
Then they said: "The E2 is really low. And that's not good. So she wants you to add it."
So I did. Gulp.
It's done now.
I know my body. My E2 will take off. The follicles will grow. I just don't want to wind up in a situation like last time where I coasted repeatedly. If I get the LH number tomorrow and it's not suppressed I'm going to be a little upset.
3 years ago