Tuesday, March 15, 2011

First Dose of Intralipids

Yesterday was a very eventful day. It was CD12. I went in to do the usual BW and US and check on my follies. On Friday, I had 16 and 13 on my left. So by my math the larger one would be perfect and maybe the smaller one would catch up. I had a positive opk on Sunday and again on Monday. I have had many positive OPK and then nothing happened so I was not worried. I went in and to my happy surprise they were both gone. I would have never believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. When I got my blood test results, my estrogen and LH went down and my progesterone went up. I am in total shock.....I finally ovulated on my own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I told DH that I want a congratulations on your ovulation cake...

Wow, so something is making my ovaries pay attention. Last month the lupron trigger worked and this month I had a release without a trigger....................could it be the fish oil, the pycnogenol, or the co-Q10???? Is is like a game of clue.

Later on that day, I had my first dose of intralipids. This is a food source and not really a medication. It is oil that is supposed to calm down my over active immune system. A nurse came to my home and started an IV. Her technique was great. I did not feel a thing. I have had many IVs put in and they can be very painful. It has to drip slowly so it does not get stuck. It took 3.5 hours. The nurse was very nice. We talked the whole time.

She checked my vitals to make sure I was not having a bad reaction. Everything went smoothly.
After she left, I noticed that I had some spotting. I freaked out bc I have never ever had any type of mid cycle spotting. Then I thought I had a reaction to the intralipids. It was still there this morning, so I called the nurse. She said that sometimes when you ovulate you can have some spotting. It is gone now, so that sounds reasonable. I also Googled it, so I am not worried anymore.

I am waiting for my instructions, but I assume that I will start the progesterone tomorrow. Then I have to wait for the P+7 blood draw and get my NK cells retested to see if the intralipids made a difference.


  1. Congrats!! YAY!! Good luck with the blood draw!

    Can I ask a question about your US? How did they know that the follicle got to maturity before popped? Do they see something on the US to indicate maturity?

  2. Thanks!
    As far as maturity goes. It depends on the size when you get the LH surge. I use OPK to match this up with the US. Drs differ on what size they like to see. I have read that most like to see 17-20. Mine was 16 on Friday. They grow about 1 to 1.5 a day, I had the pos opk on Sunday so I would guess mine was about 18 when it popped. Hope that helps.

  3. can you explain LUFS to me? I want to understand it but can't find a good explanation. Thanks!

  4. Hi Sunshine. You inspired me to write a post about it. You can find it here. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  5. Hi Simone, I wish you all the best on the lipid treatment and am very excited to see how it goes since I also have found out that they do this treatment in Vienna. So maybe I can try it out. Also congratulations on the ovulation!
    God bless you,
    (The Austrian;)


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