Ch.eck's "tiny boost" protocolApril 5 2012 at 10:50 AM
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|Antonialisa (no login)|
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As you may know, Dr. Ch.eck prescribes little boosts of gonal-f, around 75 to 150 max if your follicle is not growing at the optimum rate, 2mm per day.
There is a thread somewhere way, way down, from Kiwichick who was looking into this question about whether and little boosts help. She says that Ch.eck's research shows that pregnancy rates were higher for women who got little boosts than those who didn't. When I do a little boost my estrogen rate really soars nicely. I think it might have something to do with recruiting more or sensitizing the little receptors that surround the egg. These receptors are crucial in giving/receiving signals in all the hormonal/chemical reactions that are necessary in getting the egg to do the right things including implantation. I think it is these little receptors that also get fried by too-high stims and the signals stop working. I suspect it is something like this but I'm not sure how it all works.
So yes, based on what I know (not a lot), I give my self little boosts, always as low as 50 or 75 units gonal f for 2 or 3 evenings in the later part of the follicular phase. I know self-medicating is bad, but its very small and I really don't have anything to lose at this point.
BTW, I don't do TI with Ch,eck anymore because my physician was getting fed up with the monitoring, the drill is pretty predictable after a few months, and i can be a bit more creative and get 2 eggs instead of one.
- Thanks for the input and wondering how you knew you have two follicles w/o monintoring - Kim on Apr 5, 12:15 PM
- My local gynaecologist monitored - Antonialisa on Apr 5, 1:18 PM
- thank you! - BroodyHen on Apr 7, 1:20 AM