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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Slight fall back

Quick update.  After decreasing my Follistim from 100 to 75IU, my E2 dropped from 366 to 319.  I didn't even know that was possible.  Still no measurable follies.  Several "under 10."  They bumped me back up to 100 and I'll go back on Friday for another E2/U/S.  Hopefully I'll have some development by then.


  1. That happened to me in my last cycle -- it didn't go down, but it only went up by like 4 points or something crazy after days of injections. They upped the dose and by the end it was all okay. I hope the same goes for you, too!

  2. I hope your levels are good again on Friday! Praying for a successful cycle!!

  3. I would get so hung up on my E2 numbers, but my RE would say minor differences like 366 to 319 are essential the same, rather than dropping. That's still hard for me to swallow, but that was her take on it...not that standing still is anything to celebrate either, of course. GL!

  4. Thinking lots of follie growing thoughts for you girl! Good luck with the next monitoring appt!

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    Member of a married, heterosexual couple
    Both you and your spouse are between the ages of 20 – 45
    You do not have any biological or adopted children living in your home
    You are not currently pregnant
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    You have received treatment for infertility in the past six months, or plan to do so in the next six months
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