Yesterday, I had my first precycling baseline appointment and bloodwork. The transvaginal ultrasound shows that I have six follicles on my right ovary and three on the left. My blood work is all normal. I am now scheduled for my hysteroscopy with biopsy on January 9th at Lenox Hill Hospital, which will be my cycle day 20. I am continuing with weekly acupuncture as well.
Last night, Dr. Kiltz returned my call regarding the next steps of my protocol. I spoke to Dr. Grossman earlier yesterday morning and he said we would defer to Dr. Kiltz’s protocol. Dr. Kiltz had to look over my chart and figure out what he wanted to tweak for this protocol. He stated he wanted to shake things up a bit. Today, I got my precycle instructions for IVF#4. I will be taking my normal supplements and prenatal vitamins until January 7th. Starting on the 7th, I am to start taking Estrace tablets twice daily for seven days. Then I am to call with my next period to do a day three monitoring/ baseline appointment and start stims. I will not be taking Estrace for three weeks and Endometrin the last week and starting Lupron like I did before.
I did discuss with Dr. Kiltz my desire to do a double trigger this next cycle, which is proven to mature eggs. The hcg trigger shot is taken 36 hours prior to retrieval as normal. The next morning, I will go in for blood work to test the hcg level and then that night, I will either do a lupron trigger of over 20 units or another hcg trigger.
I will be doing Saizen, 300 Gonal F, 300 Menopur, 5 Lupron (I assume) along with Synthroid and prenatals during stims. After egg retrieval, I will add neupogen, lovenox, prednisone (20mg) and weekly intralipid infusions. I will be doing a two or three day transfer of all embryos this time instead of waiting until five day.
Merry Christmas to you all !