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Okay, now I’m confused… I looked back in mychart online and my fsh is 7.7. No idea why he told me 21 today… Or I just heard him wrong!

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  1. Phew! Totally normal. No worries now. Carry on with your life. 🙂

    1. Lol! But then why only 6 eggs??? Ugh!

      1. I’d imagine protocol. Hopefully the next one will be a good fit for you.

        1. I so hope you’re right. Why does making a baby feel like a full time job??

          1. It is. That’s why it’s so overwhelming. It involves uncertainty, science that is like an art (which protocol to use and how to tweak it, etc), conflicting information and views, and luck. My mantra is: take it one day at a time. 🙂

            1. Yes, thank you, still so hard sometimes though!

  2. Oh yeah! Good. You’re fine. Totally fine. 7.7 is great! (Because I’m a doctor.)

    1. Lol. I swear you ladies know more than these doctors most days!

      1. I’ve been doing this far too long. 😉

  3. I don’t know. My FSH was 10 and my AMH was .99. They said I have low ovarian reserve. Our first IVF we only had 5 fertilized eggs and after changing our protocol we had 9! So I hope that changing your protocol will help your success too!

    1. Oh, I hope changing everything up a bit helps us too. I haven’t heard back on my AMH yet… This waiting I tell ya!

  4. i hear you on the egg issue. i had 13 (mature) my first cycle and 7 (6 mature) the second. no rhyme or reason. “just something that can happen”…. great and i’ll just fully except this vague, no accountability answer. i’m hope this next cycle is better for you 🙂

    1. Thank you, I really hope it’s better too. Time will tell I suppose!

  5. The MDL (I assume they’re using lupron for the flare?) protocol should help with the numbers given your age (you’re still young I mean). Keeping everything crossed!

    1. Thank you, and yes, I think they said the Lupron dose at the start of the cycle is so small the pharmacy will have to dilute it for me. Does that sound right?

      1. That sounds really weird, it’s almost always just a straight 10 units. But I have seen women having 5 prescribed, so it’s not unheard of, just not the “norm”. Did they give you the protocol yet or are they waiting until you report CD1?

        I don’t blame you for jumping in especially given the coverage issue. I hope it works for you this next round, I *really* do.

        1. I must be special then because so far I’ve been on 5 units, 10 units, and 20 units at different times of my 2 IVF cycles! They told me this time would be much lower than 5, which is the reason why it needs to be made at pharmacy, as too small for me to correctly measure at home. I don’t have the exact protocol yet, but they did tell me we’ll start with BCPs as usual, then go into the tiny doses of Lupron for just two days and then start Follistim. Beyond that, I’m not sure.

  6. I just looked through my chart, I don’t have an FSH to compare it to, but your number seems well within normal range. So that is wonderful. My TSH free 4 is the one my Dr. has sort of watched. She thinks she will supplement me with thyroid meds the next round of fertility drugs. Do you have anything on your TSH, was that ever a concern? I am going to look at my hard copy files to see what my fsh number was. I can’t see them skipping that test after all of the others, but who knows.

    1. I’ve had my TSH tested twice now, I believe it was 2.52 in June of 2013, which they told me was borderline but didn’t require medication. Then this past January it was 1.06. No clue why the drop, the only change was I was exercising a lot more this past January and for several months preceding January than I had been in June of 2013.

      1. My TSH also declined slightly after starting exercising. I think it wouldn’t hurt to ask them to test again before the next ivf. Not that you want to add to your testing, but I know Dr. Shah was very mindful about my numbers for when I would take the next round of drugs hinting toward wanting me on a low dose thyroid med.

        1. Good to know, I should mention that to them again. Thank you!

          1. You’re very welcome!

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