I'm on cycle day 9 and short protocol stimming. Had a scan today and got egg retrieval booked for Monday. Already ten follicles around 14 mm and one at 19 mm!
This is my second attempt. First round was long protocol, 14 follicles, 8 eggs, most not mature when retrieved, eventually 5 fertilised but none cleaving properly so nothing to put back.
Hence the change to short protocol, Menopur instead of Gonal F, trying to get more mature eggs this time.
This morning I heard about the last trick up my consultant's sleeve: double trigger shot. Not quite sure I fully understand it, does anyone have experience with this?
She said she considered doing retrieval Saturday but then decided Monday was better due to last time's poor result - let's leave them grow a little longer. But then, in addition:
On Saturday at 6 pm I'll have my last ovulation blocker (Orgalutran), then at 8 pm the regular ovulation trigger shot (Ovitrelle), then at 10 pm two shots of Gonapeptyl (same drug as I had for down regulation on my first long protocol cycle).
Grand objective: get the eggs to mature better.
My inquisitive mind wants to understand better how this "double trigger" is meant to work so keen to hear if anyone has experience or understanding they can share!
Thanks in advance