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How many days did you inject for?

I’m just about to start my third cycle on long protocol (first injection Christmas Day). Was just responding to another post about how “long” the long protocol is, and counted up that on cycle one I injected for 36 days and on cycle two 32 days, before trigger injection. Both times I had reasons for staying on down reg drugs longer than strictly necessary. But the side effects from the buserelin (suprecur) hit me pretty badly. My new clinic are unwilling to let me do a short cycle (I’m not a great responder and am 39) but have promised to try to keep me down-regging for minimal time this round. So my question is, how many days did you all inject for on your long protocols? Obviously if you had the nasal spray rather than down-reg injections then it will have been less time, but I surely can’t be the only person whose clinic is insistent that they have injections rather than the spray?

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I had injections both times, 1st time injected for 10 days, second one 12 days. Getting ready for round 3 now in January!

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Were you on short protocol to only do 10/12 days?

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I was supposed to be on long protocol with both but ended up on short protocol with 1st as AF arrived early!! Only difference between short and long is the down regging. More so the clinic can control who is coming in when rather than have 20 people all ready for EC at the one to time!!

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I’ve injected both times. My consultant believes the nasal spray is less effective. Both times was min 14 days buserelin and then 10 days stims (EC 2 days early both times as my lining gets thick really fast). So I’m at least 24-25 days of injections. x

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Do your clinic keep you on buserelin alongside stims? Mine does so I’ll be on three injections a day as soon as I start stims.

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Yes but just two injections during stims - the buserelin and then add menopur. What are your two stim drugs? x

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Gonal f and menopur. I did just menopur on round one but only got 9 eggs and only 3 were mature. Got 11 on gonal f and 8 were suitable for icsi - but they also gave me a 37 hour trigger not 36 and I think that made the difference. This time I’ll be on both all the way through... good job I have funding or the drugs would be costing me an arm and a leg!!!!

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I have a decapeptyl injection on day 21 of a cycle which puts my body into menopause and brings on a bleed. They scan me a couple of weeks after the injection to make sure I’m definitely down regulated and I only have to top up with burserelin if I go over 28 days after decapeptyl injection before transfer. So on this transfer cycle I only had to do 3 days with the burserelin xx

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This is for a FET though x

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Never had anything to freeze but if we get any normal embryos this cycle then I’ll be having an FET so good to know x

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For IVF cycle, I was on buserelin injection for 9 days until AF arrived. Then started menopur and decreased buserelin to half. My clinic does spray for some people and injections for some; I guess it depends on the consultant xx

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Thanks for the reply. I asked about the spray but they told me it has the same side effects but can be less effective, especially if you have a cold or whatever! The clinic has great results so I trust them (good job as I only have a choice of two clinics when using my nhs funding), but I do wish I was a suitable candidate for short protocol!!

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