Wow, lots of activity on here.
- Welcome to the club. I guess there really is twin dust going around! Congrats!
It's funny that people are asking about the meds because I was going to ask you guys a question about that as well.
I am currently on PIO and estrodial. I started at 2cc of PIO and 2mg of estrodial three times a day. My doc did a blood test at around 6.5 weeks and decreased me to 1.5 mg PIO and 2mg estrodial twice daily. I will take more blood tests this Thursday, and he will continue to wean me according to my levels. I will be on meds until 12 weeks, but will be slowly weaned off them.
As far as Amy's (Sancap
) question on why we have to be on this, as far as for people that had FET, there is a very logical, medical reason to be on both these drugs. If anyone is curious as to why, let me know, I'd hate to bore you with details. It basically has to do with the fact that the system was suppressed not to ovulate, and so some hormones had to be supplemented. As far as fresh cycles, I'm not sure of reasons to be on estrodial if anyone is on it (sorry no help here). I believe one of the main reasons to be on progesterone, is the major studies and research done that proves that prog. decreases miscarriage rates in the first trimester. Many women that get pregnant normally, and have history of miscarriage or preterm labor will take progesterone supplements.
So here's my question:
My poor little hips are sooo sore ( I give my own PIO in my hips). It is getting hard to find where to inject. Last appt I had at RE's office, my nurse was surprised that I was still on injections. I may ask for Crinone soon since I took that before.
Can everyone write very quickly- Fresh or Frozen cycle, What meds you take (for IVF-do not include prenatal vitamin), in what form, how often and until what week
. This may be nice for all of us to see and compare.
Currently: PIO 1.5ml (150mg) once daily
Estrodial 2mg Twice daily pill
Aspirin 81mg once daily pill
Take until: 12 Weeks
Have a great week, Melanie