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stillllll stimming! Ghost

Postby leorira11 » Fri May 04, 2012 7:42 am

This is the longest stimming cycle I've ever had.

I started 2 Menopur on Cd2 -- and that was 2.5 weeks ago!

After 7 doses of 2 vials, my doctor upped the dose to 2.5 vials. After 3 doses at 2.5 vials, I was upped to 3 vials and added Ganirelix.

Now today will be my 7th dose at 3 vials -- and I'm supposed to do this today and tomorrow and go back on Sunday for another bw/us check! My e2 was a smidge over 3000.

I have 3 big follicles (21, 19 and 17mm) and about 15 smaller ones. The big ones have been growing -- but the small ones were 10-12mm last week and STILL 10-12 mm.

I've never had this happen before. This is my 4th fresh cycle.

Why would this happen? I'm on the same dosage I was last time. (The first cycle I did only Puregon, the second cycle I did Puregon and Menopur and the last cycle I did only Menopur just like this one!)

What does this mean about egg/embryo quality?

I'm so frustrated! Is this normal in an antagonist cycle? Should we cancel and try again? Or do a ER, planning to get only the 3 big ones?
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014
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Re: stillllll stimming! Ghost

Postby HopeThisWorksM » Fri May 04, 2012 1:21 pm

Leorira, honestly your situation sounds similliar to mine in that we only had 3 decent looking follies and some smaller ones in the 10-12 range. We asked the doctor about cancelling the cycle but ended up not doing that. Now we didnt stim as long as you so I don't know how that plays into it. I speak to you on the other thread so you know how everything turned out with me so far, 9 retrieved, 7 fert, 3 xfer, BFP. Looking back now Im glad we didnt abort this cycle but I don't know what the long stimming can actually mean...
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Re: stillllll stimming! Ghost

Postby sciteacher77 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:28 pm

I was a poor & slow responder with my cycles and asked ghost this question. I believe that it is fine to stim as long as necessary if you do a freeze all cycle. Once you stim too long the endometrium is not receptive to a pregnancy. Good luck! It took me a 23 week loss and a million failed/cancelled cycles to get my 2 miracles!
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