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stims doses - reassurance needed!

Postby Alison » Sat Nov 02, 2002 11:58 am

Hi all - I'm looking for some advice/reassurance as this cycle (my third) doesn't seem to be going like the previous two. The previous times I've sailed through the stims stages, and after every blood test/scan they've just said carry on with 150mils of drugs - the dose has never changed. But this time I went in after day 3 of stimming and they said to up the dose to 225mils(or mgs, or whatever units they use!), and after day 4 they've upped it to 300mg. I went back in this morning so god knows what dose I'll be on tonight!<br><br>I asked this morning whether there was any reason why I didn't seem to be responding to the drugs so well this time and whether there was anything else I could do to respond better (apart from drinking lots) and was just told to pray - I think my doctor has a slightly odd sense of humour! Has anyone else had this sort of experience (with the doses, rather than necessarily a dr with a dodgy sense of humour!)? Did you get a reasonable number of eggs. Before its gone wrong at the implantation stage but I'm just getting slightly worried that this cycle we might not make it that far.<br><br>Thanks a lot<br><br>Alison x
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Postby beck » Sat Nov 02, 2002 6:01 pm

hi <br><br>how was it?? did they up your stimms??<br><br>they do up or reduce the doses according to you over or under responding to the drugs.<br><br>i never had that but they mad me carry on longer on stims as my follies was so small.<br>but i produced 9 follies which is small compaired to some girls.....like they say you only need 1 for it to work.<br><br>good luck and try not to worry.......your be on your 2ww very soon.<br>beck x
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Postby anna13 » Sat Nov 02, 2002 6:50 pm

Hi Alison,<br>I'd had 3 cycles so far and all of them were different.<br>The first one was the most difficult and I was started on the 300 dose and upped to 450 for last 6 days and there were noises made that the cycle may be abondoned.The injections went on for days and days!!!!!<br>The second one was the best and lasted a week on 300 dose.<br>The last one started at 300 and was upped to 375 but I was scanned every other day and it wasn't as bad as the 1st one.<br>Didn't have many follicles and there were no embryos leftover from each cycle to freeze!!!!<br>The doctors scan and fine tune the doses according to how you are responding and they are always worried about over stimulating the ovaries.So,I wouldn't worry if I were you.<br>And at the end,it only takes one egg and one sperm to make it worthwhile!!!!
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Postby Alison » Sat Nov 02, 2002 8:50 pm

Thanks for your replies - well tonight's dose is 450 units! What you've both said though ties in with what they said when they phoned, so I'm feeling a bit less anxious. Other good news is that I don't have to go back til Monday (hurrah, lie in tomorrow!) <br><br>Anyway, I'm off to the pub for a swift orange juice in celebration before coming home for tonight's mega-dose! Take care<br><br>Alison
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