Monday, May 24, 2010

IVF Schedule

On Friday, I received a packet in the mail for my next round of IVF.  In it, a prescription for BCPs, my list of drugs I will be on, and my IVF calendar.

For this round I will be doing the Antagonist protocol versus the Lu.pron protocol from last time.  I will be on Ganire.lix instead of Lu.pron, Follis.tim and Meno.pur.   Thankfully, no PIO this time either, I will be on Endome.trin suppositories again.

The antagonist protocol is much shorter than the Lu.pron one. I will not be suppressed for 12 days with Lu.pron.  I will go on BCPs after AF shows up, stims will start on July 2nd and the estimated egg retrieval/transfer will be the week of July 11th.  My nurses consult is scheduled for June 15th.

It's coming up fast.

I could have started earlier, with stims starting on June 25th, but then ER/ET would have been the week of July 4th, and I didn't want to risk it in case we decided to go on vacation that week.  To be honest, I'm not even sure if I want to start that quickly.  I'm thinking about taking another month off before doing IVF again.  I have my reasons, but that will be for another post.

For now, we are have a plan, though that plan could change.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new IVF plan! I know how daunting it is to start on a new IVF cycle (I'm about to start up #2), but we're here to support!

    I was on an antagonist cycle last time around and although, I don't have a lupron cycle to compare it to, I've heard that it's becoming more commonly used b/c it's shorter and requires less shots. Good luck!!

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  2. Good luck! There is something about having a solid plan that makes this all the more manageable.

    Happy ICLW!
    http://just-two-lines-away.blogspot.com

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  3. Sounds like a good plan! Yea - for no PIO shots!!

    http://doihavetobeadink.blogspot.com/

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  4. I've done both now...protocols, that is. The ganirelix was not as 'textbook' for me as the lupron was, but cannot complain about the outcome of either. Praying for you for whenever you start and will be rooting all your little eggs on!

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  5. I have also done both protocols. Good Luck with your IVF and decision as to when to cycle. Having a plan is definitely a good thing!

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  6. Wow, that is just around the corner considering June is almost here. Well, whenever you decide to start I'll be thinking of you and hoping the new protocol does the trick!! And huge YAY for no PIO shots!!

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  7. Good luck with the new treatment !
    ICLW #44

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  8. I am a fan of plans! Good luck with this treatment!

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  9. My IVF was the antagonist protocol. Piece of cake! (Ha!) I do with you luck with the new protocol. I'm jealous about the "no PIO shots." I have such a hard time with those.

    Happy ICLW!
    http://ambivalentwomb.blogspot.com/

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  10. Having a plan always makes me feel better. Praying that all goes smoothly this time, and that there is great news at the end of this cycle!

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  11. Take your time and if you need more time off before starting again, take that time... you and only you know what your body and soul can handle and if it feels too soo then postpone things until you are ready. thinking of you! xxx

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  12. It helps to have the right state of mind when going through IVF. Take your time and do whatever feels right for you at this moment. Good luck!

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