Postings about donating, selling or re-selling any drugs are not allowed on this board. Thank you for your cooperation. Anyone who posts about donating, buying or selling drugs will be banned from this board. If you need to contact the board monitor send an email message to: Over 40 High FSH Board Monitor


 Return to Index  

Please help me with your opinion about this protocol going forward.

May 29 2012 at 7:48 PM
No score for this post
SillyPuppy  (no login)


Today is CD 8. I am on my 6th dose of 150 IUs of Menopur. I finished the last dose of Femara 7.5 mg (cd3-7) yesterday on cd. When I went into for a scan on CD 3 I had 3 follicles. Today on CD 8 I still only have 3 follicles the largest follicle is 14. They told me to continue taking the Menopur through Thursday and do a trigger on Friday. IUI would be Saturday.

Since I am supposed to do an IUI this cycle, I think my RE was a little disappointed I didn't have more follicles from this protocol. She feels like I did just as well on the Femara alone two cycles prior.

The month I did Femara only (7.5 mg-- cd3-7) I also had 3 follicles: 17, 16, and 21. These were measured on CD 10 and I was told to trigger that same day and we did TI over the course of the next few days.

Of course that cycle was a bust as I ended up with a killer UTI.

The cycle AFTER this I O'd later than usual, my period started three days later than usual and it appears that I O'd off my Left ovary which I normally do not ovulate off of.

When I took NO MEDS AT ALL I was showing 8 small follicles on CD 3. I have no idea what happened to them over the course of the next few days.

I ovulate monthly and show highs and peaks on the CBFM. I also show peaks on the CB digital. My temps correspond to this as well.

My husband has no issues with sperm at all.

My questions are:

1) is an IUI pointless (her theory is that it puts the sperm closer to the place it needs to be. She had hoped I would have more follicles and increase possible number of eggs

2) she thought in the future I would respond better to Femara only as it seemed I had just about the same result with Femara AND Menopur. She didn't seem to suggest other injectibles.

3) If I had 8 follicles with no meds am I making things worse with meds or is this protocol not correct?

Thanks for any insight you are willing to give.

Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   

  1. Forgot to add - SillyPuppy on May 29, 7:55 PM
    1. Thanks for answering. I am feeling desparate. (yes sad, I know) n/t - SillyPuppy on May 30, 7:07 AM
  2. My thoughts - summerwind03 on May 30, 7:29 AM
    1. Thanks Summerwind - SillyPuppy on May 30, 10:01 AM
  3. hang in there - ElizaN on May 30, 7:47 AM
    1. a PS - ElizaN on May 30, 7:51 AM
    2. Thanks Elizabeth - SillyPuppy on May 30, 10:04 AM
      1. I am a dork! I meant Eliza^! So sorry n/t - SillyPuppy on May 30, 10:06 AM
        1. Hi, no worries.... - Anonymous on May 31, 8:02 AM
          1. me above (ElizaN)... another PS - ElizaN on May 31, 8:13 AM
            1. Thank you ElizaN, you are a dear. - Sillypuppy on May 31, 11:30 AM
  4. my 2p - anne on May 30, 11:38 AM
    1. Thank for the advice - SillyPuppy on May 30, 10:50 PM
  5. well - jkl on May 30, 1:57 PM
    1. Thanks but question - SillyPuppy on May 30, 3:44 PM
      1. confused - jkl on May 30, 4:53 PM
        1. Sorry for confusion hope this helps - SillyPuppy on May 30, 10:08 PM
          1. Barge - None, no benefit. Exactly. - Anon on May 31, 12:15 AM
            1. Thank you for you insight but I will disgaree about one thing - SillyPuppy on May 31, 6:56 AM
              1. oops disagree - SillyPuppy on May 31, 6:59 AM
                1. Re: oops disagree - Anon on May 31, 9:14 AM
                  1. Ok thanks but - Sillypuppy on May 31, 9:42 AM
                    1. Yes.. - Anon on May 31, 9:49 AM
                      1. Well - Sillypuppy on May 31, 10:01 AM
                        1. Re: Well - Anon on May 31, 10:03 AM
                          1. You will be the first to know. I like to be positive and I hope you can try too. - Anonymous on May 31, 10:10 AM
                            1. Above post was me - Sillypuppy on May 31, 10:30 AM
                          2. omgsh...if you can't be supportive then - anne on May 31, 11:48 AM
                            1. case in point... - anne on May 31, 12:11 PM
                              1. All I said was extremely rare. - Anon on May 31, 2:27 PM
                            2. Thanks Anne...I agree be positive people b/c it DOES happen to plenty of woman(child ment) - Kim on May 31, 12:22 PM
              2. Agree.. on other boards - Kim on May 31, 12:16 PM
  6. yes possible (dd ment) - jkl on May 31, 1:44 PM
    1. I'll piggyback on this one too....(child ment) - Kim on May 31, 3:13 PM
      1. my OB/GYN/RE said 47 - ElizaN on May 31, 3:43 PM
        1. Okay I read this recently for all you kind ladies - SillyPuppy on May 31, 6:58 PM
 Copyright © 1999-2014 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement