Friday, August 16, 2013

Houston We Have Follicles

Houston we have follicles.

Not that this has ever been a problem I always have follicles. Its them going from follicles to babies that seems to always be an issue. But, since we must start with follicles first- yay for follicles

Right ovary has 11mm, 8mm and 8 mm

Left ovary has 10mm and 9mm

All really good sized for this early in my cycle and all will hopefully continue to grow.

My lining was at 5 which is also good for this early in my cycle. Hopefully everything continues down the right path.

The plan is to continue with Menopur 75 IU and .25 Dex until Monday and go back for another ultrasound and more blood work.

Menopur isn't so bad. It does burn- without a doubt it burns- but the first dose was definitely the worse. Since that dose the other doses have no been as bad because I know exactly what to expect. The side effects are nothing compared to Clomid.

Clomid gave me awful night sweats and I have not had a single night sweat since being off the Clomid. I was laying in bed last night thinking- wow Im not sweating and I don't have to change the sheets. I like this better.

I am a bit all over the place emotionally. I go from happy go lucky and hopeful to sad and teary eyed. Its hormones- but its also infertility in and of itself.

There are good days and bad days. I think the hormones make me go from good minutes to bad minutes in no time. I was trying to fall asleep and I was thinking goodness me I am all over the place. I don't think watching The Odd Life of Timothy Green helped one bit.

I was sobbing like a mad woman. Then I was praying. Then I was laughing. Then I decided I needed to shut off my brain and just go to sleep. Which I was able to do thankfully.

All in all a really good appointment today. Monday will bring more information and another acupuncture appointment.

Hope everyone else is getting good news this cycle too :)


  1. It is such a roller coaster isn't it? And then the meds making it so much harder to even control it! Hang in there, it will all be so worth it in the end! Yay for the follies, now one or two just need to turn in to a baby :)
    As for me, not much to report. No side effects yet from the femara, I go in Tuesday morning for a follicle check and hopefully get the ok to trigger. We'll hopefully be TWW buddies this cycle!

    1. Thanks Kristine! Wishing the best for you and glad to hear the Femara isn't causing you too much trouble! I sure hope we both have wonderful outcomes this cycle!!

  2. These meds could make you crazy (I know from experience!!). A man definitely invented them, no doubt!

    1. Definitely a mans invention lol. The Menopur is much better than the Clomid. Those hot flashes were rough times for everyone in my home.

  3. So glad for the good news :) :) And hope your appt goes well on Monday too!