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2nd stim scan

since Weds when I had my first scan I've had protein shakes, eaten healthy, avocados, all that is recommended but my follicles just don't seem to want to appear. Still only 2 on right that haven't grown much so dosage upped again to 450 and back Monday. Hopefully lots of rest at the weekend being kind to my body may make them appear!

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Hi louisear.That is so disappointing for you. However, a few more days of stims, with the dose increased, may just do the trick. Some of us do have more resistant ovaries than others and need that extra "push". Hope you get better news on Monday. Thinking of you. Diane

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thanks Diane. Trust me to have resistant ovaries!. My fear is an abandoned cycle if I don't get any more. Would egg collection still go ahead with only 2. I'm starting to overthink everything xx

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Hi louisear. Hopefully egg collection should still go ahead, if the follicles are big enough. They need to be more than 17mm for an egg to get into after you have your trigger shot. Good luck! Diane

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Hey Hun trying using a hot water bottle on your stomach area xx

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thank you. I'm cuddling up to it as we speak!xx

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Hiya. That extra dose should give them a shove along. A couple of us (me included) were panicking about follicles in recent weeks and it all came good by egg collection. They can leave you stimming for longer to help get them big enough aswell.

Hot water bottle highly recommended.

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thanks Emma. Am trying the hot water bottle, protein shakes, milk, basically anything recommended that may work then at least I'll know I've done my best. Good luck to you too xx

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Good luck for Monday hun keep going you're doing great xxx

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Hi I've had a little slow growth this week but today I had 1 follicle at 20mm the others 14/15 so they will get there! I was also worried about being abandoned but I'm being rescanned and bloods Monday so I hope they keep growing strong, wishing you luck also x

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thanks Sunnysam. We'll get there. Good luck for your cycle xx

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Hi Louisear,

I was in a similar position last week where the clinic was saying I didn't have many follicles and what I did have were small.

They upped my dose last Friday and my ovaries must have gone haywire over the weekend as I had 7 that were measurable by monday. I took an extra stim on Monday morning and my trigger shot that night.

Needless to say they got 10 eggs at retrieval this weds! I'm currently sitting with one top notch embie back in me and 3 more in the freezer.

Just wanted to share that with you as all is not lost! Try not to worry...which is easier said than done. I had a complete meltdown in front of the poor nurse at my 2nd scan and no amount of reassurance from her would make me feel better!

Best of luck for next week.

Xx

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thanks so much Oakey. It's reassuring to know someone else in my position has had such a happy outcome. It's so hard not to let negative emotions overcome you and there were tears on the way back from the hospital. Our poor OHs have a lot to put up with! Best of luck to you for that BFP!xx

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Just to add I had protein shakes everyday and was permanently attached to my hot water bottle. Not sure if it helped but it made me feel better thinking I was doing something to help!

X

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Fingers crossed for a big leap over the weekend!! If they've upped dose I'm sure it will be fine!! Best of luck xxx

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