Aug 14, 2012
8-7-12 First appt with Acupuncturist- treatment
8-12-12 - Aunt Flow started
8-13-12- Saw my RE- US of uterine lining looks good and no cysts on my ovaries! Estrogen was 54. (We are
changing up the protocol this round and doing Gonal F twice daily instead of Gonal F and menopur)
Started Stims: Gonal F- 225 IU in am and 187.5 IU in PM and Doxycycline twice a day for me and hubby.
8-14-12- Acupuncture- (electrical stimulation to needles on abdomen) Weird sensation and had some lower
abdomen cramping for the rest of the day
Gonal F- 225 IU in am and Gonal F 187.5 IU in PM- Doxy twice a day for me and hubby
8-15-12 Gonal F- 225 IU in am and Gonal F 187.5 in PM- Doxy twice a day for me and hubby
I am not sure if it is the meds or acupuncture with electrical stimulation or both! I am having major cramps, low
back pain and discomfort in my ovaries. I usually have a light period- but it is heavier then normal. I didn't have
this last time because I was OCP and bled for the entire month leading up to my stims then it stopped.
8-16-12- Gonal F 225 in am. Took my Doxy this am but not with enough food. On my way to my RE appt I felt so
nauseated and my stomach was killing me. Made it to the office just in time to lose my breakfast.
RE appt went well. My lining is good. I have 5-6 follies on each side. This time they are even in size! Better
than IVF #1. Estrogen was 169. -
Acupuncture appt was good- had needles in my back this time with electrical stim to my legs and low back. I
think it is messing with my period. It was so heavy today! Hope it means my body is working.
Gonal F 187.5 IU in PM along with my Doxy- this time with a full stomach.
8-17-12 Gonal F 225 in Am. Doxy 2x/day. Gonal F 187.5 IU in pm
8-18-12 Gonal F 225 in am. Doxy 2x/day- Gonal F 187.5 IU in pm
Appt with RE- Right side has 5 follies size 10-12, Left side 6 follies- size 11-13.
My blood work was a little lower then expected (forgot to ask #) so they continued same meds for today.
Acupuncture- needles in abdomen with electrical stim to my lower abd and legs. I think he was busy today and
the timer went off and I felt like I was laying there for ever waiting.... I started thinking ...what if there was an
earthquake? I would be stuck on this table with all these wires and needles. Not a good way to let myself r