Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:12 PM
I would consider getting the ERA test. I did one in the Summer of 2018 and it showed that I needed an extra day of progesterone.
Have you also considered doing PGS testing?
Good luck with everything! I pray that the fertility gods are smiling on you.
Me: 36, hypothyroidism, stage 4+ deep infiltrating endometriosis, low ovarian reserve
IVF#1: 5 eggs retrieved, 4 mature, 4 fertilized with PICSI, 4 PGS tested, 3 genetically perfect grade 5AA (6-day), 4AA (5-day), and 3AA (5-day) embryos.
FET #1: BFN (transferred 4AA (5-day))
Prep for FET#2 - 2 months of Lupron
FET #2: BFN (transferred 3AA (5-day))
IVF #2.1: flare protocol with natural start (CANCELLED)
IVF #2.2: short antagonist protocol with natural start & dexamethasone - 8 eggs retrieved. 2 fertilized, both arrested by Day 5 due to poor sperm quality
IVF#3: short antagonist protocol with natural start & dexamethasone with PESA and Assisted Oocyte Activation - 5 eggs retrieved, total fertilization failure due to poor sperm quality
Spring 2018: Surgery to removed Fallopian tubes, which were severely diseased, and cleaned up endometriosis
June/July 2018: Mock cycle with ERA test = pre-receptive, need 7 days of progesterone (test was worth every penny!)
November 2018: DH and I decided to part ways
I will sadly never know if the "everything and the kitchen sink" approach would have worked:
- Estradot patches, prometrium and PIO
- Immune protocol which includes Intralipid Infusions, Claritin, Pepcid, Prednisone
My dream of ever having a family is on hold.