low stimsNovember 24 2011 at 8:06 PM
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|Antonialisa (no login)|
Response to New to Board (EVERYTHING mentioned, long)
I have nothing to offer on immune issues, but I would be interested in keeping in touch on low stim timed intercourse protocols. I will try IVF very soon (in January I think) but I would like to experiment with low stims to get more than one egg per month going. If you can get 2 or 3 eggs every month then you double or triple your chances, right?
I am 41, high fsh, no babies yet, ttc over 2 years. I'm on estinyl with Dr Check since earlier this year and reacting really well. FSH is under control and my antral follicle count has totally rebounded into (gasp) double digits some months. So I'd like to capitalize on that and get many eggs per cycle. Last month I did 75 IU daily of gonal-f from day 7 and got 2 dominant follicles - but unfortunately the eggs did not release despite a shot of Ovidrel.
How did you end up at 225Ui per day? What is your antral follicle count every month on average and how many follicles do you end up with after the stims?
What I'm wondering is, in thinking about a protocol, how does one determine the perfect balance between stimulating more eggs but not overstimming and getting fewer, or frying the eggs? I have a phone call with Dr. Check soon - an early proponent of low stims - to talk about how last month went and future cycles. I will like to ask how he determines what dose is appropriate and I will share his answers on this Board. Any further info you have that can inform such a discussion would be most welcome.
Good luck to you.
- low stim protocols - BroodyHen on Nov 29, 12:19 AM