Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Today's ultrasound showed the following:

Lining: 5.2
Right: 10, 12, 11, 11, 11, 12
Left: 10, 8, 12, 10, 10

I asked what my E2 levels were this past Monday: 76. Wait, what?! After two days of stims on the same dose of Follistim, my E2 levels were up to 360 last time. This time I've added a vial of Menopur to the mix, so why is it so much lower?

And back up a minute. My lining is 5.2? Well, that's disappointing. But maybe it's too early? And I did just bleed a lot after stopping the pill. Maybe my ute just needed a good shedding.

I don't know why I feel so disappointed. I guess I just expected my response to be the same as the last time. I guess the follie count is about the same for this point. Perhaps a slow rise in E2 is better? I don't know.

What I do know is that today's appointment cast a huge shadow of doubt in my mind. What if my eggs are poor quality? What if we don't get enough to work with? What if they all die away and this doesn't work?

I need to distract my mind from all of this... HA. That's impossible. Ugh.


  1. ((HUGS!!)) those numbers will keep improving I'm sure!!

  2. Everything will continue to improve...don't worry too much about the lining just yet! Also, E2 levels rising slowly is better I think, Mine jumped like crazy and they kept having to lower my dosage of Follistim because they didn't want my levels rising fast. If your doctor doesn't seem concerned, don't stress yourself out too much!

    1. Thanks, doodmama, that is very reassuring :) I meant to ask my doctor today about my levels when he called... I missed the call >:0 Haha, maybe it's better that I'm left in the dark!

  3. I think all of this sounds perfect! Your follies are all around the same size, which is AWESOME! You don't want to get into a situation where your E2 peaks really fast and then you have to coast. 5.2 is a great start to lining. As your E2 raises, it will plump that lining right up! To be honest, I was a little worried about your over responding based on your last cycle. But this sounds excellent!