This could be a long explanation :
I'm hoping for some success stories from women who have been diagnosed with Adenomyosis with a MRI and then gone on to have a BFP and successful pregnancy after treatment.
I had 4 full stim cycles and ET's and also 3 FET's with my 1st clinic. After 7 BFN's we switched to another clinic in Adelaide. My new FS immediately suspected Adenomyosis because I'd always had good embryo's transfered but there was never any attempt at implantation. This was confirmed when I had a MRI which is the only way to diagnose it. (Adenomyosis is similar to endometriosis except you get a build up of blood in the muscles of the uterus each month. It causes the same sort of damage and implantation failure - this is a VERY basic explanation) The normal measurement for the lining is 5mm, anything over 10mm has a 98% implantation failure rate - my measurement was 15mm! (I'm not sure where they measure - it's obviously a specific area in your uterus for checking for this condition, not the normal space/ measurement they do as part of an ivf cycle pre-pick up and transfer) To say we were stunned at the time is an understatement and the fact that our previous clinic never thought to test for this and wasted our embryo's for 7 transfers is another story altogether - we are still trying to decide what to do there.
Anyway, thank you if you are still reading. The treatment for Adenomyosis is to be supressed via a long, long, long down regulation, i.e. you are put into menopause for 8-12 weeks using an implant called Zoladex before you even begin a cycle. This should kill of the build up and leave a clear uterus for implantation. I am currently 3 weeks into my first implant and will have my next in another week. As I mentionned at the beginning of my essay I would love to hear from anyone who has been through this and ended up with a healthy bub after going through this protocol.
I should also add that I have every confidence in my new FS. He not only diagnosed this condition within 2 weeks of my 1st appt, he also found that my thyroid isn't working (via BT) and is treating me for that and will also be doing a hysteroscopy and NK biopsy in the next few weeks. I feel like someone is finally doing everything they can to help us achieve our dream.
Thank you so much if you have managed to read this far , can you please share with me if you are also going through the same protocol (I would love to chat throughout this time) OR if you have had success??? Thank you