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    Default When things don't go as expected!

    Hi,

    I have never posted before but wanted to get a feel if anyone else had been in a similiar position before.

    My husband and I have been TTC for 1 year. He is 41 and I am 36. We have unexplained infertility - him having 'outstanding' sperm!

    After months of tracking and then tracking using Gonal-F and Ovidrel our FS suggested giving IVF a try. This was our first month and everything looked good, had ultrasound last Wednesday and had 10 follicles and blood test was good and was to give myself the Ovidrel trigger on Wednesday night in readiness for egg collection on Friday morning.

    Went to theatre for egg collection and afterwards woke up to be told they collected no eggs. The FS came and spoke to me and she said there was egg material in the follicles (and from what I understand, that means that an egg had been there but just wasn't there on pick up).

    I asked the FS if this meant the end of the line for us if I have no eggs and she said absolutely not, she said I am still at the train station, I haven't even gotten on the train yet.

    We were then asked to got to the fertility clinic next door for a debrief with a senior nurse and one who deals with all the 'hard' cases and she said she had discussed my case with the FS and the FS was questioning herself and what had happened.

    They took some blood to see if my progesterone levels were up and they were which, meant I had ovulated. The nurse told my husband I am a bit of an anomoly - it appears I ovulated between the Wednesday night trigger and Friday egg collection...

    They are going to do a blood test for egg reserves but are confident that isn't the issue and it's one of timing. It appears the suppression drugs didn't work so great and that next time, all this will need to be tweeked. The nurse suggested that over a month, the do blood tests everyday to really track what happens in my cycle.

    Whilst I am gutted this cycle is a bust and we went through all that money, time, effort and emotions for nothing, I am ok as it seems like this is not over yet and there may still be light at the end of the tunnel...

    Anyone else had something similiar? I have read other forums and women state they fear they will ovulate before egg collection but don't, but has this actually happened to anyone? and what did the FS do about it?? It seems to be a very rare thing.

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    Hi Levels,

    I'm so sorry this has happened to you. It's very frustrating and of course you want some answers. Did you have a blood test to check your E2 a few days before pick up? I know that can give them an idea of what/quality is inside the follies.

    Often the first cycle can be a bit of a trial to see how you respond. It seems like you responded well and it definitely was a timing issue. I think you were just very unlucky to ovulate early. I know on one of my cycles I didn't get as many eggs as I hoped and I think they were let go to long and got fried.

    I really hope your next cycle gives much better results and your journey is short. Lots of Babydust to you

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    Another thought.... were you using syneral nose spray? It is supposed to be highly effective for preventing ovulation until egg pick up and holding the follicles under trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octoberbaby2010 View Post
    Another thought.... were you using syneral nose spray? It is supposed to be highly effective for preventing ovulation until egg pick up and holding the follicles under trigger.
    I was told by my IPs FS (donated my eggs so not fertility issues) that the nasal spray was only effective if you have no issues with your sinuses. I was put on Lucrin because I had issues with my sinuses that would have affected suppression.
    OP, I have no idea on what may have gone wrong for your cycle, but I have had the same thing happen to me (first donation cycle resulted in no eggs, due to wrong trigger doseage). Sending great big hugs your way.

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    Hi Octoberbaby2010,

    I had my levels checked on the Wed morning just after I had my ultrasound to check the follicles, that's when I was told to take the Ovidrel trigger.

    I have in the past when we were just doing tracking, been known to ovulate very quickly ie. having a blood test on a Monday but being told my E2 levels were not high enough yet and to have another blood test on the Wednesday to be told it was too late, I had already ovulated. It seems timing is a major issue with me!

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    I took Orgalutran injections for suppression, they are trying to work out if that even worked...

    The whole thing just seems like a big waste of time, money (because we were still charged the whole amount!), and of course emotion.

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    You are about the third person I've come across on here where this has happened - these ladies have had their next cycle tweaked and gone on to have a 'normal' ivf cycle (whatever that is! Lol). As the previous poster said the first cycle is where your FS finds out a lot about how you respond hang in there... I've had one cycle with no eggs at pick up and hadn't ovulated which is even rarer, and have gone on to have cycles with 9 eggs at coolection the next time.
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    We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. On my second cycle I used Synarel, on a long down regulation cycle, and actually ovulated too early. I had 11 follicles measured on CD 11, but only ended up with 3 eggs collected on CD 14. Only one of them was fully mature. All the others were overdone.

    Not sure if that is what has happened with you, but Synarel didn't work for me (and I have no sinus issues). On the upside, I did fall pregnant on my third (next) cycle. Hopefully they can tweak your meds and you'll have better luck next time!

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    Thanks everyone for your comments. I will keep moving forward and like a few of your have said, they will work out how to do the next round better. I noticed I got charged the full IVF amount this time though! I suppose the saving grace for me is we're off on a two month trip overseas in 3 week so that has keep my mind off this alot. I probably would have gone crazy otherwise!

    Thanks x


 

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