I’m on the Long Antagonist IVF protocol.
Right now, I’m on Day 11 of a 21 day birth control cycle. Over half way done!
Since a few people have been asking, here’s my medication list and our tentative timeline.
IVF Medication List
|Drug||Dosage||What is it?|
|Marvelon||1 pill daily||Birth control – used to suppress ovulation for 1 cycle prior to IVF|
|Puregon||225 IU||Used to stimulate ovaries. Also referred to as Follitism.|
|Repronex||75 IU||Used to stimulate ovaries. Also referred to as Menopur.|
|Orgalutron||250 mcg||Used to prevent premature LH surge, allowing for a delay in ovulation. Also referred to as Ganirelix or Antagon.|
|Estrace||2 mg 2x day||Estrogen supplement used to help maintain uterine lining|
|Prometrium||200 mg 3x day||Used to increase progesterone|
|Doxycycline||100 mg 2x day||Antibiotic used to prevent infection post-retrieval.|
|Asprin||81 mg daily||Used to improve blood flow to uterus (I think?)|
|Dexamethasone||TBD||Corticosteroid used to relieve inflamation; part of the immune protocol|
|Intralipids||TBD||Administered via IV; part of the immune protocol|
After my DOR diagnosis, they increased my Puregon from 150 to 225. So far, everything else has stayed the same.
|July 28-August 16||Take birth control|
|August 20||Blood test & ultrasound|
|August 20-24||Puregon & Repronex injections|
|August 25||Blood test & ultrasound|
|August 25-26||Puregon & Repronex + Orgalutron injections|
|August 26||FLY TO CLINIC!|
|August 27||Blood test & ultrasound & intralipids. Injections: TBD|
|TBD||FLY HOME – Pregnant til proven otherwise! (PUPO)|