Hello all. I was hoping to get some advice on here. Reading so many of your posts have helped though-out these past months.
I will try to get to the point but I don't know how to use all the lingo words here so I will just spell it all out if that's okay!
I was just about to start my IVF meds because I got my period. On day 2 of my period, I went to the doctor to get a blood test and sonogram. I received a call in the afternoon on that day letting me know that my estrogen is too high to start the meds and to come back and take another blood test in two more days. I did. My doctor then calls me that afteroon and said that he has bad news. He said that my eggs were not functioning correctly and my estrogen is too high to start the meds. Like, he was going to give up. After reading and learing so much about the IVF process, I asked if there was a way to bring my estrogen level down with birth control pills. He said, yes, we can start you on birth control so come in to the office in a couple of days.
A couple of days later (this Thursday) I went to doctor and they did another blood test on me, gave me a script for birth control pills and told me to wait for their call in the afternoon to see if I'm ready to start the pills. Well, the nurse called and said not to start because I ovulated. She said I was going to get my period within 2 weeks.
My question is: Has anyone else had this problem with high estrogen when you were trying to get on the IVF meds? If so, what did you do to bring the estrogen level down? Did you take birth control pills? If so, when did you start the pills?
Any information would help. Since my doctor thinks in his medical opinion that my "eggs aren't functioning correctly", I want to prove him wrong. I really don't believe that is my case.
Thanks for listening!
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05-05-2012, 02:35 PM #1NotSoLucky71Registered Userhas no status.
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Trying to start IVF Meds but so many problems!
05-05-2012, 03:36 PM #2SC-Impatient_in_VASite Coordinator*ments* Baby pic in album
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My estrogen always runs high. In my case, IVF was delayed for estrogen because I had some cysts that were producing estrogen. Birth control pills got rid of them and got my estrogen down low enough. I don't know when I started the pills because I had also been on Lupron shots so I had a regular period and then a Lupron withdrawal period and then a BCP withdrawal period or something like that. So it was before ovulation.
Did they tell you when to start them? I don't know why they want you to wait for a period since isn't the point of the BCPs to take them for a few weeks, then stop them for a withdrawal period and a new cd3 bloods? I suppose there's lots of ways to do it though. BCPs will almost certainly get the estrogen level under control in the end though - they worked for me when Lupron did not.
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