The follicle ultrasound was Monday and it was slightly better than last time, but it still wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for with 5mg Femara and Estradiol pumping through my system.
The uterine lining was still only a 5, even after being on the Estradiol for a week. No change what-so-ever. What? Has anyone else had no response to Estradiol? My OB would prefer my lining a 7, so it really just means that after I ovulate, I will be starting progesterone immediately, just in case.
My ovaries appeared to have more follicles than last time, but of course, they were mostly really small. There were 3 follicles that were 14mm in size, but really only two of them were decent. One of the 14s was long and skinny, so it’s not very viable. The other two are possible… one of them was almost perfectly round, so I consider that a half-win.
Once again, I got a positive OPK and didn’t ovulate off of it… yet. I got a positive the day before my ultrasound. I showed the nurse and she just looked a little solemn and said, “Yeah, that’s positive. But the follicles need more time to mature.” Okay, so that’s cool and all, but it’s been three days and I’ve got nothing. Unless it happened today? Maybe? Not really sure. My chart still isn’t conclusive either way. I had a HUGE dip yesterday, then it came back up an entire degree… so it is a possibility, I did have a lot of crazy ovary pain today, but man, I really wish my body would get with the program. WHAT is going on? The good thing is if I didn’t ovulate yet I still have a chance for success. If follicles do in fact grow at a rate of 1-2mm/day, then my 14s could be 17-20mm by now. So maybe I’m not out of the running? And maybe, my lining will increase after ovulation with the help of progesterone.
Who knows. I guess I’ll check back in a few days with whatever my chart is doing. FertilityFriend needs at least three days past ovulation before it will mark it on the chart.
I don’t know what will happen if this month is unsuccessful. I haven’t really made a final decision.
15 months not preventing.
10 months trying.
2nd medicated cycle.
Still shocked that it’s taking longer the second time than it took the first time. How is that possible?