Today is CD14 for me and I was really hoping that my follies would be mature and we would be triggering and doing an IUI this week. However, AGAIN none of my follies are above 10mm. The last 2 times I went in for an ultrasound they were this same exact size. I have PCOS and a crazy amount of follies so the RE wants to take it slow so I don't produce too many mature follies. My Gonal F 75iu Injections were upped to 112iu for the last 5 nights. Why didn't this make a difference? I feel like they are never going to grow and we are just pumping my stomach full of wasted money. Has anyone ever experienced this on Injections that has PCOS and a crazy amount of resting follies? I am so disappointed today and feeling like this is never going to work. Any input would be much appreciated.
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06-25-2012, 11:02 AM #1sunshine717Registered Userhas no status.
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Follies not growing!
06-25-2012, 12:38 PM #2SC-Impatient_in_VASite Coordinator*ments* Baby pic in album
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This is the way the game is played with PCOS sometimes. You're taking a micro dose of injectables right now, even with them increasing to 112.
The risk is that if they increase the dose too fast, you'll get so many so fast that they have to cancel the IUI. Doctors have lost their licenses over stuff like this (think about the Octomom, though that was IVF and not IUI). They won't risk it. (Mostly.)
So they have to start you slow and steady and keep increasing until they find the golden dose that makes 2-4 follicles but not 10-30 which IS a risk with PCOS. I know it feels useless right now because you aren't seeing any action, but once it takes off, you will see it take off very, very fast. And then your doctor will know for future reference exactly what the perfect dose is.
Don't be discouraged, and don't blame your doctor for not plunging ahead and taking the much riskier route of over-dosing you. PCOS is very manageable, but takes a lot of monitoring to make sure the situation doesn't get out of control. Your doctor is trying to do the smart thing, the ethical thing -- the healthiest thing for your body.
06-25-2012, 01:03 PM #3WhitneyAtFertilityAuthorityRegistered Userreaching out
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Sunshine: Its such a tough road when you have PCOS and wait and watch and find that they're slow growing and way too many of them. I feel for you. Still, BC-Impatient is so right. You can do this and I know it's not what you want to hear but 2 years TTC at 26 years old....you're in pretty good shape. But I know the heart wants what it wants and two years can seem like an eternity!!! Slow and steady wins the race with PCOS. All positive thoughts your way.
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