Friday, April 15, 2011

Bad Response

My body sucks. And yet, I am surprised? Went in this morning and just go the call back. Looks like I have some decent follicles, but theyre growing slowly. Many are still less than 10, the biggest is a 12. The left side has 3 follicles, right side has 4. WHAT THE HELL!? How can there be so few? Also, my estrogen level went down, when its supposed to go up. Tonight, Ill do the same follistim, ganirelix and add in low dose hcg, which should give everything a boost. Or so she says. I go back tomorrow morning. I imagine I will be there every morning until retrieval. My poor veins and gas tank. :( I want to cry. This is so different from my last IVF. Last time, everything went beautifully. This time, the only thing beautiful is my lining. Woo, freaking, hoo. I am ready to throw in the towel.

18 comments:

Krista said...

Oh man! Don't lose hope...sometimes it just takes a bit of a tweek in your meds to make things happen they way they are supposed to! I'll be thinking of you! I had to go in every day for a week before my retrieval, so I feel for ya!! Hang in there!!

Stace said...

I'm so sorry this time is so frustrating! We felt the same way... our first IVF was great, or second was spent with me second guessing the doctors and ended with them only retrieving the follicles from one side. So frustrating and zero to freeze... but I'm so hopeful that you'll get your big numbers with a few to freeze!

Coakley's Journey said...

Agreed, just hang in there and dont give up hope. That was the same protocol I was recently on and they plumped up nicely. It took a bit but they were there. Just stay positive, the little follicles need your positive vibes :)

beth ewing said...

i would never give you false hope but both times i got pregnant on Follistim, i had a slow start and bad response at first...both times! once i got going it was a different story. praying the same for you.

Laura said...

Don't lose hope!! I know it's so hard not to sometimes, I am there right now girl so I feel your pain. I have faith your body will do it's thing in no time! Thinking of you...

Kelly said...

Don't lose hope Erin! I know that is easier said than done... My first IVF was about the same at first and they ended up getting 14 eggs. They also upped my Follistim from 300 to 375 on like day 6 or 7...I can't remember. Maybe you could ask them about that?

Hoping for good news for you tomorrow. This whole thing is such a roller coaster....so just know that everything can turn around any minute!

Thinking of you...

Sarah said...

So sorry sweetie. Your doc knows what she's doing and hopefully if the cycle is too far gone she will cancel and just start you over next month. I have my fingers crossed that things look better tomorrow!

Patterson Family said...

This morning was just your 2nd scan (and your first was yesterday), right? This doesn't sound bad to me. I never had a ton of follicles and my scans were always multiple days apart. Did you ask if you could wait a couples days to come in instead of coming in every day?

((HUGS))

Marianne said...

So sorry! What a bummer - I hope it gets worked out. Hang in there!

Gretchen said...

Hang in there Erin!!! You're doing great, you just have to trust that they know what they are doing, and God has it all in His control. I'm still praying!

B- said...

Don't give up yet! Its all going go work out! It might just take a couple of tweaks in the mess first! Praying for you!

Kristen & Eli Wolfe said...

Hey Erin! Don't give up! Things will work out.
I justed wanted to ask..did you use the Ganirelex (spelling??) with Trevor's cycle?? Or Lupron?? My first IVF cycle was cancelled because once we added the Ganirelex in to plan my ovaries shut down and stopped responding. My second IVF attempt I did Lupron and not Ganirelex and we retrieved 27 eggs, 21 fertilized and 11 frozen!!!

Bailey said...

Don't give up yet. On our last iui (I know different than ivf, but still) I responded crazy slow to the follistim, gave it a few extra days and something "kicked in" and now we have a beautiful baby girl from that cycle. Praying for you!

The Pifer's said...

Praying for you love!!!

Melissa said...

On my first cycle I responded slow also. They had to keep boosting my meds up. I ended up with 8 embabies and Cassie was one of them! Sometimes our bodies just take their time and we have to try to be patient and take each day at a time. Hang in there!!

Kahla said...

Don't give up. We did five fresh cycles an not a one the same but look what two if those cycles gave us! Hang in there, sending prayers!

J said...

Oh man! I'm so sorry honey...stay strong and don't lose hope. I will keep you in my prayers.

twondra said...

Oh hon, I'm so sorry. I know there are no words. I'm praying for you right now sweetie.