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Day 11 & 12 – Acupuncture, Bloodwork, Ultrasound, Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 I had my ultrasound today and the five follicles I have that are responding to meds are growing. I have two on the left side at 18.8m and 12m.  On the right side I have three at 16.5m, 15.5m & 13m Tonight was my last night for stimulating injections. The egg retrieval […]


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Day 10 – Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Sunday, August 12, 2012 I am so tired of feeling like crap.  I can’t get rid of the bloating, headaches, cramping and tiredness.  I think the meds this time around are also making me feel moody and down.  These are emotions that I am not use to having.  I am naturally usually very up beat […]


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Day 8 & 9 – Acupuncture, Bloodwork, Ultrasound, Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Saturday, August 11, 2012 What a day.  I started off at CPL around 8:10am to get my estradiol levels drawn.  I had acupuncture at 9:00am and then my ultrasound at 10:15am.  Luckily the doctor was running late for the ultrasound because so was I. My estradiol levels are at 383%.  My ultrasound still showed only […]


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Day 7 – Acupuncture, Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Thursday, August 9, 2012 Very, very tired today. I was reading some IVF blogs and they were saying the steroid gave them insomnia. I think I am having the opposite problem. I am flipping exhausted. I actually feel like shit today.  The meds this round are making feel really bloated and crampy. I had acupuncture […]


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Day 5 – Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Nothing new to report today.  I am taking all three shots along with the steroid in the evening.  I am still doing all of the injections on my own.  I am use to it and with Pete working late I don’t want to wait till 8:00 or 9:00 pm. The shots […]


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Day 4 – Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Monday, August 6, 2012 In addition to the three shots I am now starting on a steroid in the PM.  The steroid is called Dexamethasone.  Below is the description and regular uses for taking Dexamethasone.  In the IVF world the steroid is suppose to decrease inflammation and help your system from not attacking the embryos […]


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