I have no where to vent. I'm a Naturopath, and I have a colleague that's on all the facebook support groups (she doesn't struggle - just in the groups because she treats infertility). I don't feel comfortable posting anything with her always seeing what I say. I feel like I can't be emotional! I'm hoping this is the place where I can be myself and converse with like-minded ladies (and gents).
Starting first and only cycle in Feb. I'm almost 37, and my AMH went from 16 to 9 in 1 year. Last AFC was 19, and FSH ranges 6-7. My RE has completely gone nuts on the drugs. She's giving me 450 IU gonal F and 75 IU luveris. I did an IUI in June, and got 4 follicles on 50IU gonal F. My worry is that I'm going to be over-stimmed and have a bunch of crappy low quality eggs.
Would love to hear some stories of ppl getting beautiful quality 5 day blasts with this amount of drugs.
Thanks for listening!
Me: 37, amh 11.9 pmol, AFC 14-26 depending on month
FSH 7-12 (12 happened one random time after a lot of meds. It's usually around 7)
Compound heterozygous for MTHFR
DH: 42, SA is perfect and DNA frag completely normal
TTC since July 2014
Many many rounds of meds (clomid, fsh, letrozole), 4 IUIs, 5 chemicals but nothing more
IVF #1 (Feb 2016):
BCPs 3 weeks, 450IU gonal, 75 IU luveris, and Cetrotide as antagonist
Cancelled because 6 lead follicles were over 1.5 cm after only 3 days of stims!
Should've kept going because I ended up with 12 follicles and estradiol was 11,000.
Obviously they wouldn't let me try naturally, but kind of wish I did. This process is draining
IVF #1.2 (March 2016):
Natural Start. Same protocol as above and same thing happened.
6 lead follicles took off and were over 1.5 cm by day 3 (wonder if this is d/t high dosage)
12 follicles, 6 retrieved, 4 mature, all 4 fertilized
3 perfect by day 3, all arrested by day 5, nothing to transfer
IVF #2 (November 2016)
Switched clinics to Create.
Currently in full workup. Doing immunology and clotting testing, along with hysteroscopy to r/o anything other RE may have missed
Will have natural start, and do letrozole with 275IU gonal F
UPDATE October 2016: Natural BFP while waiting to start IVF in November. We're floored!
1st Beta 685 at 16dpo
2nd Beta 2468 at 19dpo
3rd Beta 5445 at 22dpo
4th Beta 11,618 at 25dpo (why on earth is my RE doing so many Betas?!)
U/S 6w4d: perfectly on schedule. HB 132. RE said there's only a 5% miscarriage rate at this point!
U/S 10w3d: growth still on schedule. HB 173.
Harmony results came back. Looks like a healthy GIRL!!!