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    E2 Levels during FET

    Hi Everyone,

    I just had my day 14 checkup for my FET this AM and apparently my E2 is only in the 200s. My lining is 6.5 (which they said was fine). I have been taking Estrace for 12 days so far, starting with 2mg/day and now am up to 6 mg. My RE wants to put me on the estrogen patch and re-do my b/w and u/s tomorrow. I am scared that I am going to get canceled. I don't really understand why my lining is going well but my E2 is so low! During my original fresh IVF I was on the lowest dose of stims and I responded very well (28 eggs). I am shocked that I am not responding to the meds well this time.

    What are the standard "good" levels for E2 throughout this process? Any help would be great.

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    Hi there -

    I had the exact same situation during this last cycle. I was on patches for 15 days and my E2 was still below where it should have been. They had me do estrace vaginally for 2 days and when I went back in for b/w after that, everything was fine and the numbers were where they needed to be. So don't worry too much - they told me this is actually very common. Hopefully the patches will do the trick for you!
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    Thanks Pugified! Normally I wouldn't worry because I would figure they would just keep dosing me up until my levels are where they need to be, but evidently my clinic is closing it's lab for 2 weeks in august, so if I don't make it soon I am going to be canceled! Yikes! Are the suppositories supposed to be the strongest? I can ask my RE about them in the morning. Thank you!


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    Have you been on the estrace via mouth or vaginally? The patches are what I was on and then added the estrace vaginally (just the little tiny blue pills in the vagina, not suppositories) for the 2 days - so it sounds like we are on opposite protocols as far as estrogen goes, but I think if you just continue with the estrace and then add the patches for a couple days, you will be all set. Keep us posted!
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    I had the same problem. My lining was nice & triple stripe but my e2 levels were decreasing despite being on 12mg/day. The only thing that did it for me was after they switched 2 of the 6 pills I was taking orally and used them vaginally. In just 2 days my e2 went from 142 to over 700! AND my lining which was already fine went up by 3mm I'd see if they'd let you do a couple vaginally. Can't hurt, might help. Good luck!
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    Wow, it seems like the vaginal way really works! Thanks to both of you for this advice. My lining went up to 8 today, which my RE was happy with. I am still waiting for the lab results however...fingers crossed! When I get my results, if it is still low, I will certainly ask about the pills inserted in the alternative route


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