IVF #5 – Lupron Overlap Starts Today – The 411

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Today, in addition to the birth control pills I have been taking since CD3, I added the lupron 10 unit overlap.  Birth control pills and lupron are given as down regulation to down regulate the LH and FSH.

I did the lupron injection this morning and have had a low dull headache all day long.  I am going to take Tylenol shortly and then take a quick afternoon nap.  Headaches are no fun.

I will be doing Lupron injections until Sunday and then I have been given instructions to stop the pill and Lupron after Sunday.  I have a baseline appointment scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th.  They will be checking for activity in response to the meds I have been taking.  Within a week of stopping the birth control pills and Lupron, I should get a period and then I have another baseline and immediately start the antagonist protocol:  ganirelix.

I will keep you updated !

IVF #5 – Birth Control Pills and Supplements – Agonist Day 1 – The 411

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Today, I started taking birth control pills for the agonist portion of my new protocol for IVF #5.  Of course I feel sick on the stomach !   I HATE taking BCPs but will do whatever I have to do to get these twin girls here ! 🙂

I am also back on my supplement regimen of 600mg of Co Q 10 (200mg three times a day), 10,000mcgs Biotin, B6, B12, Zinc, Melatonin, Prenatal Plus Iron, Inositol (4g), Vit D (4000 mg) and baby asprin.  I am also taking 4 Citrical +Mag  & D daily as well.

Taking all these supplements and spacing them out in addition to making sure I eat every three hours 150-200 calories of veggies, fruit, and lean meat is like a job !  I drink 100-125 ounces of water daily, so I am worn out doing all of this.   I am on a mission to drop 25 lbs before I start stimming at the end of April !

Here we go….. IVF #5 … MY cycle !!