Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Follicle Check

I took Letrozole (2.5 mg twice a day) from CD4-9.  I had my follicles checked today CD12.  It was a disaster from the beginning.  First of all I get to the office at 7:00am and the door is locked.  I call the office and it goes to another office and they tell me the doctor is on the way.  My doctor travels from office to office and went to the wrong office this morning.  He didn't get to me until 7:45am.  It's a good thing he's so nice...and apologized!!  Then after the ultrasound my DH forgets his coffee mug in the office, so we go back.  We get to the car and start to drive off and I realize I left my prescription and some other docs in the office.  Had to go back up.  Gheez!

The ultrasound was uneventful.  The doctor found my left ovary pretty easy, but the right one was hiding.  He eventually figured out they were right next to each other.  How does this happen?!  He found two follicles on my left ovary one 12mm the other 10mm.  He basically told me anything 10mm or less doesn't count.  So after 6 days of Letrozol I have ONE follicle.  WTH!  ONE!!!  I thought for sure I'd have 2-3....but noooo.  We are dealing with low sperm counts here, I want as many targets as possible.

So I start Letrozole AGAIN today.  I will take it today through Friday and have another ultrasound on Saturday.  He's expecting that the 12mm follicle will grow and should be 20mm by Saturday and then I'll get a HCG trigger shot. He also told me to start taking Glucophage, 2000mg daily.  That sounds like a lot to me!  My sugar levels are fine as is my A1C, he just thinks it may help me ovulate and react to the drugs better.

I wonder if I ever ovulated at all on my own?  It feels good to finally be doing something but at the same time its discouraging.  Just have to wait and see, I guess. 


  1. Frustrating!! Glad it got worked out in the end.

    I get one follicle is better than none!! Maybe you'll start having more as you get more adjusted to the Letrozole. Good luck with your u/s this weekend!

  2. Oops, that should say *I guess* not I get.

  3. Oh, new meds ... So much disappointment when they don't work exactly like we think.
    I hope you get several follicles that work ... Maybe they will grow more than the doc thinks?
    When I've taken Letrozole, I took all my pills on CD3 vs spreading the dosage out. Maybe a super shot of drugs is an option?

  4. I hope the femara works for ya! It took me a couple of cycles to work.....it is exciting to be on a new regime..I am praying for you!

  5. How frustrating! What a relief that it all worked out in the end.

    I hope that your follies grow. All you need is one!