Sunday, November 18, 2007

What is a Micro Flare?

Click here to learn:

Micro-Flare Study

I didn't know either though it looks like I am a good candidate.


Hekateris said...

Hunh. Okay, I have to say that this sounds like every first IVF i've ever read about, regardless of age or previous treatment such as IUI?

The thing no one tells you about IVF is that really, they're making educated guesses as to what will work the first time around. Unfortunately for us, what happens afterwards all depends on how we respond initially, and then the matter of luck as to whether or not the blast sticks around after transfer.


Hekateris said...

It's me, I'm back. I wasn't sure if I understood the post you linked to correctly or not, so did a bit more searching and came across the following:

the info is about halfway down the page, and compares the long vs the micro. I had the microflare as well, and it seems like at least half my fellow bloggers have done the same - perhaps it just depends on your doctor or clinic's preferences?

For what it's worth, I nearly over-responded on the micro-flare (but there was a dosing mixup due to them not calling my cell phone when I was staying at a hotel in town), but had excellent results - I'm pregnant. It's certainly possible they did the micro-flare because of my "advanced maternal age" (I turned 39 3 days before retrieval) and PCOS.

Hope that helps!


Hekateris said...

And then I read the next bit and am now thoroughly confused. I was on BCP's for 4 weeks, started Lupron at 5 units 2x per day, after a week or so started Menopur and Follistim, plus Lupron at 2.5 units2x a day, then the trigger shot and nothing else until retrieval 48 hours later...and then progesterone post transfer.

Heck if I know which protocol I was on...

Oro, hopefully being more helpful, and less confusing, than she thinks she is

CAM said...

Sounds good to me! It sounds like that is a good plan for you.
Thanks for visiting me and for the supportive words.

Egged Out said...

Thanks Oro for the extra info. This will be my first IVF cycle so I don't know what is a typical protocol. I guess I had assumed I would just up my gona.l f to the maximum but I see now that there will be more to it.

When I find out what I will be doing exactly, I'll post it. I don't know what my doctor intends and I'm sure they make adjustments on an individual basis.