Help! Help! I’m being repressed not suppressed!

Last night was day 10 of Lupron, so I went in for blood work and an ultrasound today. The ultrasound showed FIVE follicles, two of which were at slightly larger than 2cm. It’s like the Lupron’s not suppressing anything at all.

The clinic just called and said to double the dosage of Lupron to 20 units beginning tonight and go in for another check next Tuesday. Yay. Hopefully, that will shrink the follicles and I’ll be able to start stims next week. I was hoping for today, but it was foolish of me to think anything about my lady bits could be textbook.

One of those really large follicles was there, I’m sure, at the last two ultrasounds, which were done in two different cycles. I think it’s a cyst that isn’t going away. The NP said Lupron will shrink it if it’s a cyst. Still, I’m glad I’m also seeing my regular GYN next Tuesday, because I’m going to ask her to do a CA125. Just in case we’re looking at a tumor and not a cyst.


3 Responses

  1. I wouldn’t worry too much about all this. The exact same thing happened to me. I had a cyst that I also think was there a number of months prior that continued to grow, not shrink, even on lupron. Eventually, my estradiol level dropped although the cyst was still there, and I started stims…and now I’m waiting for the ultrasound of hopefully the heartbeat of my baby! Good luck!

  2. Thanks for your comment and congratulations on your pregnancy!

    It’s really good to know that others have been through similar situations. I’m sure it probably is nothing to be concerned about. Unfortunately, though, with my history of ovarian cancer, anything that is potentially a tumor has to be checked, just to be on the safe side.

  3. You have a great team of physicians to find the best solution. Hopefully it is nothing that will slow down your plans.