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.