Friday, September 26, 2008

First Femara Cycle Failed

And now I have a cyst on my right ovary that is currently preventing us from trying again. Hopefully it will be gone by the start of my next cycle, and we can give it another shot.

Next time we will be doing:

Femara from cycle day 3-7
Viagra from cycle day 3-12
Estrace from cycle day 10-12
Trigger shot on cycle day 13

The Estrace and Viagra are for my lining and the Femara will stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs again (hopefully). The trigger shot will be needed to tell my body to ovulate, because when we add the estrogen, it will confuse my brain into thinking that I am further along in the cycle than I actually am.

We don't know when we'll get to try again now that we have the cyst. I will get a baseline ultrasound at the beginning of each cycle until it's gone. When we get the all-clear, we'll start the protocol above.

This is getting REALLY old.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mid-cycle scan

Our mid-cycle scan was on September 3rd.

Good news: 2 mature follicles, one on the right measuring 21 and one on the left measuring 20.

Bad news: Lining is only measuring 5mm.

The nurse said she's not happy to see the lining measurement, but it's not impossible to become pregnant. We know this will not work in our favor. I think it's good to at least be able to focus on what is most likely causing the problem. I've been reading a lot about the use of viagra suppositories to treat lining issues. A friend of mine who has done IVF told me that they took her lining from 8mm to 14mm in only 3 days!

I'm guessing that this cycle will probably be a bust, so I am making a list of things for us to ask Dr. Dunn when we go back on the 19th. I'm definitely going to see what he thinks of using viagra. I feel confident that if we can get my lining above 8mm, I can get pregnant. I think.