IVF injection tips?

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

goldenbrown :  Ijjust got a call from my nurse that they are changing my trigger shot to Lupron. It’ll be tomorrow or the day after, most likely, so I’ll let you know if I have any tips after we do it.

For the more experienced ladies on this thread, they are changing it because of my jump in estrogen levels. Any idea if that’s a bad thing?

Post # 32
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Bumble Beekeeper

LadyBear :  my understanding is that it’s supposed to prevent overstimulation so if you’re at risk that’s probably the reason for the switch. I had mild overstimulation – they were on the fence about continuing with the fresh transfer or waiting and freezing but they decided to let me go ahead with the fresh in the end (and it took! huzzah!). I’ll say being overstimulated even a little sucked – I was tender and I was on a strict 10-pound max lifting restriction. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

LadyBear :  If you have an estrogen level greater than 4000, you are at a higher risk of OHSS so they use Lupron to help reduce the risk 🙂

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

goldenbrown :  Thinking of you! Has your retrieval been set yet??

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

goldenbrown :  I keep getting told “one more day” so I don’t know how it is yet. My tech & nurse seemed pretty confident this morning though, so hopefully Lupron tonight.

Lupron is subcutaneous. I’ll take it in the belly like all the other injections. (I’m pretty jazzed about that, actually, since I was originally supposed to do HCG, which is intramuscular.)

Post # 38
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

MissKristi :  Good to know. Mine is in the 3000s and they’ve dropped my Follistim/Gonal F dosage, so hopefully I can avoid any problems.

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

goldenbrown :   I thought you only use one or the other to trigger, but I would ask your nurse – I’m clearly not an expert.tongue-out

I was originally prescribed HCG, then they told me to order Lupron a few days ago because the doctor wants me to use that instead.

Sounds like we both might trigger tonight! 

Post # 43
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

goldenbrown :  I triggered yesterday evening with .8 cc of Lupron. Nice and easy subcutanous shot. My doctor has opted to do FETs only due to my high estrogen and progesterone levels right now, so we won’t be doing a fresh transfer this cycle. A little disappointed, but willing to do whatever it takes to increase our chances!

 I’m a little nervous about the retrievel tomorrow, but tyring to be optimistic. 

 

Post # 44
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Helper bee

goldenbrown :   LadyBear :  how many days did you stim for, and how many monitoring appointments did you go to? Trying to prepare myself for this fall since we have to travel to a city an hour away to do monitoring. 

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