Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ready, Set, Go!

Our plans our set and our calendar has been sent to us with the dosages and dates. I'm a bit nervous and excited at the same time!

As I mentioned in a previous post, Dr. P put me on an antagonist protocol. I'm already half-way done with the birth control pills and I'll be starting the stims on Friday, February 26th. He's also recommended baby aspirin to take along side the stims.

The dosage for the stims are: Menopur 150 and Follistim 225. I've been trying to search on the internet to see if this is the standard dosage, but it seems that everyone is recommended something different and the dosage can change depending on how you react to the stims.

My retrieval is tentatively scheduled for March 9 and then I'll either have a three-day transfer or a five-day transfer depending on how the embryos do. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes ok.

I'm still going to acupuncture, but I've upped it to 2 days per week based on the acupuncturist's recommendations. And, last but not least, I've added royal jelly and CoQ10 to the daily regimen. Randine Lewis of the Infertility Cure recommends both supplements and they don't seem to have any major side effects, so doesn't hurt to try.

The only thing I haven't really been able to work is my stress level. I'm a bit worried about that (ha! stressed about being stressed). I haven't been able to sleep well and the sleep that I do get is punctuated by fitful dreams of doctors and needles and unsuccessful IVFs. Anyone have any good recs for relieving stress?


Anonymous said...

ohhh! good luck! good luck! i am anticipating my FET will be around the 9th. we can wait out our betas together!

i'm also doing acupuncture. :)

p.s. i nominated you for an award on my blog. check it out!

Sandy said...

hi there - just wanted to wish you luck on this ivf round!! we're on a similar time line. i start my stims tomorrow night, and ER should be around end of this month.

wishing you lots of *baby dust* :o)

Sooz said...

Thank you so much, VV! I really appreciate the award and I've been faithfully visiting your blog every day to check your status.

Good luck to both of us!

Sooz said...

Sandy, good luck on your IVF round. We can wait anxiously together. Keep me posted on how you do!!