Monday, April 23, 2012

Follicle Count, Ganirelix and HCG Shot

I went to the doctor last Friday for my follicle count tracking. There were 3-4 follicles. One strong leader, one medium and two smaller. The doctor was pretty positive! The doctor didn't want to risk me ovulating early so he put me on Ganirelix to prevent it. I've been taking the shots for the past 3 days. It still mildly burns and itches right after being administered.

Today I went back to the doctor and the smaller ones didn't make it. I have 2 decent follicles though! One at 18.5mm and the other at 14.5mm. What does this mean HGC shot here I come! I will take it tonight and we will have an IUI on Wednesday. So I have been keeping my blood sugars in the best control possible! I am really watching what I eat:) I am not noticing any effect on my sugars from taking the Gonal F. I'm sure the HCG shot will effect me with my sugars a little bit, but I'm hoping not too much. We'll see how it goes. I've also been put on the "No Exercise" restriction for the time being so I know this will effect my sugars as well.

As mentioned we will go in for the IUI on Wed and then I will start progesterone suppositories on Friday. Not so sure I'm looking forward to that

Wish us luck!!


  1. crossing my fingers for your iui on weds. going in for my egg retrieval on weds so its funny to have found your blog recently and be so similar in timing. best of luck to you!

    1. Thank you Amy! Good luck on your egg retrieval and everything that follows! Keep me posted!

    2. I'm cheering for you. I am in a similar situation..Type 1 trying to conceive.

  2. Thanks Suga Mama! I am wishing the best for you as well! Feel free to chat with me if you have any questions or just need to talk to someone who know's what you're going through!