hi this is my first time here sorry if i am going on too long. never thought i would find myself here. am so upset and i feel misled.
i am 40 first cylcle of ivf i flew all the way from uk to get ivf done at a ny clinic for the sole purpose of having boys as my husband really really wants one with 2 grown girls. it is illegal to do pgd in europe. We havent been able to get pregnant for 3 years parner is 50. i assumed it timing due to his frequent travel and prob his sperm count that was issue though we never tried that hard. I went through all the tests, doc said i have good number of follicles each side, and that my only issue was my thyroid levels were off so they put me on 100mg of levothyroxine (sp)which brought them to good levels. When we got here a few weeks ago for his test partner low count progression motility so they were going to do icsi. They started me on 2 vials of menopur in evening and 300 iu of gonal f. after about 5 days they upped the menopur to 3 vials a day. about this time i started to get bit suspicious as they said they could only see a couple of follicles on right side and left was being sleepy. then the last 5 days did ganirelex as well before till they triggered me with ovidril. before trigger shot i stimmed for a total of 11 days.
Day for retrieval they wake me up and say they got 3 eggs from 5 other 2 were empty. i was in shock. i knew there was a problem when they called that night to say all 3 eggs were abnormal and ivf was done. Doc wasn't surprised because of my low amh level. He also made a comment at this time that he thought getting a couple good eggs out of me was going to be a challenge but to hope for a boy was a bit of a stretch - again totally shocked and gutted!! i was totally taken aback bec at no point did anyone mention this to me and that i had issues esp as 3 months before he said he saw good number of follicles.
so now he wants to try the microflare protocol and i saw another doc do a case study stimming with ganirelex and lupon and triggereing with big dose of HCG. I was wondering how many other gals in my position 1st cycle had these drugs and what drugs they did 2nd cycle.
have to now fly back to the uk friday. totally depressed and find another 3 weeks to come back for another round in the next couple of months.
anyone have any advice as i now feel like i hae no eggs and running out of time. thanks guys x