Lies in tomorrow’s scan. I talked to my RE today, after being a mess for the last 24 hours.
He said, “You’re not really burning up the tracks, here.” Yeah, I figured as much. Basically he said I’m not responding very well to this protocol. My levels have been increasing slightly, but not enough. Tomorrow I will have a scan after 6 days of stims (2 days on 225 IU, 2 on 300 IU, 2 on 375 IU), and if it doesn’t look good, we have to throw in the towel. We will then regroup and form a new plan. He said there are many different protocols, of course. Usually, given my age (28), this protocol should have worked fine, but everyone is different. He said it’s possible that using the birth control might have screwed a bit with my hormones and set me up for failure. Who knows.
I warned him I’d been doing some “googling”, for which he always jokingly scolds me (“Tell your husband to turn on the child-lock feature”). I told him that based on what I’d found regarding “poor response to IVF drugs”, I was worried about ovarian dysfunction/failure. He said he highly doubts that is the case based on my AMH levels. He did say we could test FSH for that in the future, but he’s really not concerned. So that relieved me, somewhat.
Tomorrow we will know. We’ll either have decent follicles and keep going, or have to start all over again.
PS- If you’re here from ICLW, welcome! Sorry I’m so depressing this week. Usually I’m not THIS bad. 😉