I decided to try Estrace for priming this cycle after my FSH went up instead of down after a week of using the Climara patch last month. I will be taking Estrace and will get 3 injections of Ganirelix at 9dpo this month to prime for next cycle- taking the Estrace from 9dpo until CD1 of next month. My clinic called in the Estrace and when I went to pick it up I was surprised to see how high a dose they prescribed- 2mg 3 times a day (6mg/day). I primed with Estrace once before in the past, but it was 2mg only once a day. Does this seem like a lot to you guys, especially together with the Ganirelix? I was worried about another high FSH month, now I'm worried about over-suppression... Ugh. Sorry for all the estrogen priming angst!
but hmmmmm. I am wondering if the reason for the high dosage is because of what I'd mentioned previously which is that Dr. d had expressed concerns to me about how the body absorbs and treats the Estrace. Maybe he is compensating for that by giving a high dosage. After all with the patch he has you change every other day to maintain a certain level in your system as opposed to using it once per week per medication instructions.
It does seem like a lot to me but I've never used Estrace for priming, only for luteal support so I can't say with confidence or experience.
Do you have dr. D's email? If so I'd shoot him a very quick email. He was always pretty good about emailing me right back.