My IVF nurse called today and we discussed all the details of my upcoming FET.
They removed the BCP from my protocol as discussed. She completely agreed with my theory that the BCP thinned my lining, it didn't fully shed and then I developed a new lining on top of the old.
As soon as I ovulate, I'll notify her, get a progesterone level and then start Lupron 7 days past ovulation. I'll then wait on AF.
After AF arrives, I'll start estrogen patches. Once I start the patches, I'm not allowed any caffeine, which for me, only means chocolate. Had a mini-meltdown over that one. Supposedly caffeine restricts blood flow.
I had sent them a pubmed article where a study was done showing that vitamin E, l_arginine and via.gra suppositories all improved uterine blood flow and therefore improved the lining and receptivity to implantation. Once I start patches, I'm to take vit E 600iu 1x/day and l_arginine 1000mg 2x/day. They did not want me to take the via.gra as they didn't want to chance making my lining too thick.
I asked if I needed to do the 8 sessions of acup again and she said yes, definitely. Seems they feel strongly about it, so I'll be a good patient and obey.
Finances permitting, I will try and get another hypno-therapy session in too. Yes, I know, I still need to post about my previous sessions. Very soon, I promise.