Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today's visit--CD 7

Estradiol- 64
Lots of follicles but none of any significant size yet.

I'm supposed to stay on the same dose of Follistim (100 units). Anybody have any experience with this? Do you typically see much growth after being on meds for 3-4 days?

All in all, I'm pretty satisfied. It's Sunday, I didn't have to miss any work for the appointment, and I had a very yummy brunch of pumpkin pancakes. Next appointment is Wednesday.

15 comments:

Lucky Jones said...

That sounds about right - on my first Follistim cycle I had slowish growth at first, then it sped up to around 2mm a day. I have been on 3 Follistim cycles, I reponded faster each cycle. My first was 14 days, then 10, then 7 or 8. As long as they are growing, that's all that matters!!

Fran said...

Hi there! Well, my clinic usually see you on day 6 after starting stimulation, by that time I had follicles around 10mm (but I was on double the dose you are on at the moment. People respond differently but if they didn't adjust your meds it means they are happy with your response. Love, Fran

Just me said...

I rarely have measurable follicles early on. They tend to come out of hiding much later for me. I went from none, to one, to seven, to seventeen last time.

Lorza said...

I have no idea what is normal. :) I am glad things are moving right along!! YEAH!!!

Lorraine said...

You should have a good idea on Wednesday - my RE charts them on a graph that shows how many are growing together and how many are in the "ready" phase - ideally they should be fairly close together within that range. Good luck!

Pie said...

Yeah, that sounds about right to me too. And the follies don't grow at an even rate, so one day you may have not too many, then suddenly BAM, and there they are. Keep on keeping on, and good luck!!

bendingbackwards said...

Thinking about you and wishing the best.

Stopping by for an ICLW visit...
No. 95: The Unfair Struggle (male-factor infertility, good friends, neighborhood rumblings)

Egg Factory said...

Your RE should bump up your dosage if you don't start getting good growth by your next visit, but you still have lots of time.

Hang in there with the shots!

Kristin said...

I don't have personal experience but, from everything I've read, it sounds like things are going well.

Good luck.

~ICLW

Lisa said...

CD 7 is still very early! You'll see some growth in those follies soon!!

Beautiful Mess said...

Happy ICLW!

Glad you didn't have to miss any work AND you got yummy pancakes!

Hope you're feeling well today and your follies are doing their thang ;o)
Sending you LOTS of good juju!
*HUGS*

Hillary said...

Good luck with your cycle....and your breakfast sounds delicious!

ICLW
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strongblonde said...

i feel like nothing really happened until at least 10 days into the cycle. i almost felt like the 7 day US and monitoring were a waste of time!

i am super excited for you!!! :)

Lisa RM said...

I think that sounds right.

Clio said...

I think my follies were growing slow until about day 5, then they sped up really quick. I was on 120u of follis.tim for my IUI.
now I'm dreaming of pumpkin pancakes.. yum!