If your testing was completed at the Wisconsin Fertility Institute, we will contact you when the results are in and have you set up an appointment with one of the providers to discuss your specific treatment plan. If your testing was done through your own health care provider, you will need to get your results sent or faxed to our office. Once we have received all of the records, we will contact you to set up your treatment plan visit.
This can be difficult to know for some people, if they are spotting or bleeding stops and starts. Day one is considered the first day you see flow. Spotting does not count as flow. If you are not using a pad or tampon, then it is not day one yet. Do your best to pick which day you first notice flow and count that as day one.
When we call in your original prescription, we also call in several refills. Simply contact the pharmacy from where you received your original prescription and they will mail out more medications. Some pharmacies do not deliver on the weekends, so if you will need more medication on Saturday or Sunday, you should have it delivered by Friday.
About ½ of the women taking Lupron will have bleeding like or less than a period. Continue with your Lupron and keep the next appointment you have scheduled.
There are only two doses of Lupron you will ever take.
The first dose you take will always be 10 Units. Some patients will be advised by our staff or as indicated on the patient portal to cut the dose down to 5 Units. So, each time you give yourself Lupron, you are either giving yourself 10 Units or 5 Units. Some protocols keep the dose at 10 units for the entire cycle.
Mcg is an abbreviation for micrograms. This is the actual amount of drug that you are taking. You draw up the syringe to 10 Units because 10 Units is the volume or amount of fluid needed to pull up the 40 micrograms that you need to take.
When looking on the patient portal Flow sheet Tab, you will notice the medications are listed for each day you are to take them. You can look at the Patient Instructions tab to see when your next ultrasound and estrogen appointment should be scheduled. Please call to schedule the time for that appointment.
You may notice, on the flow sheet tab of the patient portal website, the medications are listed under abbreviations. Generally, these abbreviations stand for the type or category of drug, rather than the actual name of the drug. When we are talking about medications, we generally refer to the actual name of the drug. This key should help clarify:
Please see the Medication Storage Fact Sheet in your IVF folder for a complete listing of medications and instructions.
Any medications besides the ones we are prescribing should be cleared by one of our staff. Please review all medications you take with us. Tylenol and Benadryl products are ok to use during the cycle. Ephedrine based medications should be avoided.
There is no evidence to suggest that restricting intercourse is helpful.