MrsOC, huge congratulations to you
I don't know if i've posted in here yet, but i'm on my second round of IVF this month after a break through May. My first EPU yielded 9 eggs; 5 were mature, and 3 fertilised well. Sadly they didn't mature as fast/well enough as they'd like, and while i had a blasty and a morula transferred, they were not of a good grade. I got a BFN in May. My FS (Warren DeAmbrosis) thinks that, given my excellent hormone levels, it's an egg quality issue. He has subsequently thrown the book at me for this round - An antagonist cycle with 600iu FSH, Prednisone & clexane through the whole cycle, DHEA, Luveris (to start on CD8) and then Feldene after EPU.
I've never taken DHEA before, and i've been discussing how i'm feeling on it. For the ladies who have taken DHEA, did you feel quite jittery/stimulated when you first took it? I also feel more assertive, hehe (i had a meeting with my manager last week and was certainly not backwards in being forwards lol).
I'm feeling really good about this cycle and hope that with everything i'm on, it might help with my egg quality a little. My FS has also asked me to call my private health insurer to see if they'll cover a portion of Saizen. The idea of more injections doesn't sound fantastic - i'm on 3 a day so far, and that will go up to 5 per day once i'm on certritide and Luveris. I just keep telling myself "all for a good cause, all for a good cause!". I bought some arnica cream yesterday to see if it would help with my bruising too (i have two doozies so far from the bloody clexane)