Wow - there are so many of us on the same schedule!! This is great - a lot less lonely having you ladies with me.
Baby - my protocal was essentially the same but my dosage got bumped up. I was taking 150 of Gonal-F in the am and pm. My E2 was low so my doc increased it to 225. My E2 levels quickly responded and shot up (which was great). So this time, I started with 225 in the am and pm. I'm hoping that shortens the time until ER but I'm not sure it will. Other than that change, I'm doing exactly what I did last time. I can't do the minidose protocol b/c of the high FSH reading.
Emfossum - In regards to the AP, I have been going once a week for the last 7 weeks. I have spoken wih the acupuncturist and she told me we will stay on this schedule until ER. We then must get in 3 sessions between ER and ET so people will be poking a lot at me that week. Eeks! I think after ET, we'll go back to once a week. My insurance covers 10 sessions so I'll run out before we're done with this. However, I'm happy insurance kicks in for the 10 sessions. Mine are $100 a session - OUCH! But what are you going to do.
I figure at the very least, if things don't work out, I can say I did absolutely everything in my power to maximize our chances of success. However, I'm hoping it just works!!!
In regards to where to inject Gonal F, I do it into my stomach (about 2 inches from my belly button). I rotate the shots around so it's not in the same spot as last time. Most times I don't feel any pain. Once in a while it will burn though. Make sure that you keep the needle in, shoot the medicine, and then count to 5 before pulling it out. Usually, if I press the area after pulling the needle out I feel the burn or if I forget to count to 5. But in general it doesn't bother me too much. Hang in there girl, it will be well worth it. I've also heard of people icing the area to reduce pain - that might help. In terms of progesterone, I will be getting the progesterone in oil so my hubby gets to be part of the experience. I don't like that shot at all but it's not that bad either. Once you do a few, you quickly become a pro and it becomes part of the routine.