mrsparso I could have written this... Every cycle DH or I get another diagnosis or issue, but I thank god for Wazza who identifies these issues and takes steps to treat them (AMA, endo, PCOS, Aden, plus a few other weird things for me and DH has motility and morphology issues). We now realise we had no chance with our FS#1 - who put everything down to my age. I've taken growth hormones (GH) with each cycle with Warren. We figure if it saves us a cycle then we'll be ahead $$$ and it might be the key to us having a baby. I get no side effects from GH. We haven't got UTD yet, but have had three normal PGD embies and one of our current batch is a 5BB, whereas with FS#1 we did transfers of very average 2-3 day embies and only got 1 embie per cycle max. We've been seeing Wazza since September (4 stim cycles and now a FET) and whilst we got better embies first time around with him (and higher fert rates etc), the quality seems to be improving as the accumulation of supplements etc builds in our system. Both DH and I have religiously follow Wazza's instructions. Our first cycle with him was better than with FS#1 which I attribute to Wazza's protocol (as only started supplements that cycle), but then steadily we are doing better, despite my being very close to turning 43. So I think the supplements help and possibly GH does too. I've had my best two cycles (when we got PGD normals) from the second of back-to-back cycles - these are hell on the body, but if we need more cycles I'll be doing more back-to-backs. I couldn't physically cope with 3 in a row, but 2 is manageable. I also don't handle cycles well and get very very ill with side effects, so some ladies will no doubt do much better than me. A chemist friend has said she can get SciTropin slightly cheaper for me and if we need another stim cycle then I'll ask Wazza for a script (I think $295 a vial vs $340). Also if you have private health make sure you get a seperate script or whatever your fund needs to claim for each vial, as otherwise they lump them together and you only get one script refunded. Our fund also caps how much GH you can claim for. I imagine Wazza is just passing on what he gets charged, so I imagine/hope he'll give us the scripts.
I have a friend who did 25+ full stim cycles from age 28 into her 40s for unexplained fertility and finally got her bub with their first cycle with Wazza. He really is a miracle worker and as you said a wonderful human being.