So yesterday sucked. That about covers it. For those of you who are playing along at home and require more in depth analysis of the game thus far...
Saturday AM monitoring revealed:
Lining: 7.2mm (Really? How did it get thinner?)
Estrogen: dropped to 164 (drop ascribed to Ganirelix)
Left ovary: 2 follicles at 14-15mm, 5 follicles at 7-8mm
Right ovary: 2 follicles at 13-14mm, 3 follicles at 5mm
This is very disappointing. Even the RE seemed a little bummed by these numbers. I'm stimming more slowly than anticipated given the total lack of suppression with this cycle and the 4 months of preparatory DHEA. We're basically looking at four follicles of viable size. Yes, there are several little ones hanging back. Yes, I know "it only takes one". But. The doctor basically dismissed the 5-8mm follicles as not viable and that abysmal AMH level from last year is haunting me. I just don't have many eggs left, and apparently all the gonadotropins in the world aren't enough to really get my ovaries in gear.
They've upped my Menopur dose to 225. Still at 300 for GonalF. And FYI, Ganirelix has a sneaky afterburn to it. At least the Menopur headaches have gone. Look at me finding a silver lining.