Monday, January 21, 2008


my baseline was 5 days ago and my e2 was 12pg/dl, which is a good level for beginning stims. today, after 5 days of stims, my e2 is 973pg/dl...which is high. it's very hard to find good ranges for what an e2 should be after 5 days of stims and day 8 of the cycle (and if you know of any, please let me know!) but from what i can gather, the acceptable range is from 100pg/dl to 500pg/dl at this point. so i'm to continue the lu.pron and bra.velle at current doses and stop the men.opur.

in other cycle news, i think i gained 5lbs in one week. so, that plus the high e2 of course i'm all worried about OHSS, and having the cycle cancelled, and other completely undesireable outcomes. i feel like i can feel my right ovary (the good responder). but now i can't tell if i can feel it, or if i just think i can because i'm all freaked out. meh MEH meh.


ultimatejourney said...

I'm sorry I don't know anything about the levels, but I would think the purpose of monitoring is so they can tweak your meds before you get to the point of OHSS. I'm going to be optimistic and say the weight is just water weight and your levels will be in the normal range at your next appt.


In Search of Morning Sickness said...

I just checked my records & on Day 5 of stims (my Day 8 of the cycle too) my E2 was 806.3. So yes you're high, but lowering your doses a little can help with that. How many follicles are growing? I know you started with about 20 antral on one side & not much on the other, but how about now?

FWIW, I was on 150iu of Follistim the first 5 days, and then changed to 125iu the rest of the cycle. My E2 the day of trigger was 4944, so they had me take only 5000 units of HCG, not the full 10,000. I never got OHSS, even mildly.

Good luck!!!

LJ said...

S'okay, you and I can sit around in fatty wear. I'll still love you!

In and Out of Luck said...

I don't know any information to give you, but I wish you the best. Other commenters seem optimistic so I am too! I'm thinking of you.

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