PART THREE: Woohoo! I just got the okay to start stims! Tonight I will go back to taking Lupron once a day, and decrease to 10 units nightly. I will also begin 300 units of Gonal-f nightly. Here are some details on Gonal-f:
GONAL-f contains follitropin alfa, which is similar to follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) found naturally in humans.
GONAL-f belongs to a class of hormones called gonadotrophins. FSH is necessary in the growth and development of egg cells (follicles) in women and sperm production in men.
GONAL-f can be used to bring about the development of follicles in women who are not ovulating and who have not responded to treatment with clomiphene citrate.
GONAL-f is also used to stimulate the development of several follicles in women undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
Next up: Very frequent visits to the RE, starting with my next appointment on Friday, 1/15. I have acupuncture tomorrow night to help make me grow good, strong, healthy eggies! Ready, set, grow!
I’m squealing with excitement! Yaaaaaaay!