Friday, October 16, 2015

All systems go

I heard back from my RE yesterday that DH does not have a chromosome issue. That's wonderful news! He said he was ready to move forward when we were. I wrote back and told him we were ready. He then sent me a tentative calendar that looks a little something like this...

Take folic acid 800 mcg and one 80 mg aspirin by mouth daily.

Begin taking one estadiol 2 mg tablet by mouth in the AM and PM on: 11/14/15

Take estadiol twice daily until instructed to stop below.
Thu, 11/26/15 Take last estradiol tablets in AM 
Fri, 11/27/15 
Sat, 11/28/15 
Sun, 11/29/15 
Mon, 11/30/15 Office visit for ultrasound. If cleared by the office, begin taking Menopur 75 IU, two vials by intramuscular injection in the AM. Take two dexamethasone 0.5 mg tablets by mouth at bedtime. 
Tue, 12/01/15 Take Menopur 75 IU, two vials by intramuscular injection in the AM. Take two dexamethasone 0.5 mg tablets by mouth at bedtime. 
Wed, 12/02/15 Take Menopur 75 IU, two vials by intramuscular injection in the AM. Take two dexamethasone 0.5 mg tablets by mouth at bedtime. 
Thu, 12/03/15 Take Menopur 75 IU, two vials by intramuscular injection in the AM. Take two dexamethasone 0.5 mg tablets by mouth at bedtime. 
Fri, 12/04/15 Take Menopur 75 IU, two vials by intramuscular injection in the AM. Take two dexamethasone 0.5 mg tablets by mouth at bedtime. 
Sat, 12/05/15 Begin taking Ganirelix 0.25 mg by subcutaneous injection in the AM. Take Menopur 75 IU, two vials by intramuscular injection in the AM. Take two dexamethasone 0.5 mg tablets by mouth at bedtime. 
Sun, 12/06/15 Take Ganirelix 0.25 mg by subcutaneous injection in the AM. Take Menopur 75 IU, two vials by intramuscular injection in the AM. Take two dexamethasone 0.5 mg tablets by mouth at bedtime. 
Mon, 12/07/15 Office visit for ultrasound. Take Ganirelix 0.25 mg by subcutaneous injection in the AM. Bring three vials of Repronex 75 IU with you to the office. Take two dexamethasone 0.5 mg tablets by mouth at bedtime. 
Tue, 12/08/15 
Wed, 12/09/15 
Thu, 12/10/15 Anticipate egg harvest today or within the next three days. 
Fri, 12/11/15 
Sat, 12/12/15 
Sun, 12/13/15 
Mon, 12/14/15 
Tue, 12/15/15 Anticipate embryo transfer today or within the next three days. 


It scared me a bit! I mean I sat there and looked at his plan and thought, "ohmygosh! Are we really going to do this again?!?!?" This time will include new meds I did not use in IVF #1, Menopur, dexamethasone, ganirelix, and Repronex. Any of you ladies have any experience with any of them? We have been out of the fertility office for 5 years, so I'm sure these are meds that have taken over and hopefully proven to be more effective than what we used for round 1. It scares me that I will know by Christmas if it worked. So it will either be a great celebration or a devastating blow. It makes pulling the trigger to do it a little harder. But on the same note, I want to get it done before 2016. (Since our deductible will be applied to the new year.)

AF is due any day now... So I need to call and get my BCP ordered. Big decisions are so not my thing. Actually decisions are hard for me in general. This one is a hard one to make and carries so much risk emotionally, financially and physically. Wish me luck!!

4 comments:

  1. Hey hon- I know it is scary doing this hey! I use orgaultran which is the same as ganirelix- I find I get a small reaction from it on my tummy but it's not too bad thank goodness. I've not used the other drugs though. Looks like we will be cycling around the same time

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    1. Thank for the info! I'm excited to cycle with you!!

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  2. Hi! That's exciting that you have your schedule! I have used Repronex and Menopur and did not have adverse reactions. I am wishing the best of luck for you!

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