good luck for epu today @Gagingi. I hope ohss doesn't kick in and you get lots of good eggs
Caesardust that sounds awful. Is it a full-price clinic? Regardless I'd have thought you should have seen an FS a lot more than that! Maybe complain to ACCC? I think you'd agree that besides the financial and physical cost, the time and heartbreak are the key issues. After 3 cycles they really should have re-evaluated. I see IVF as more and more of a sub-specialty and wish it was recognized as such - not fobbed off on nurses. The difference between Wazza and FS#1 are miles apart. That said if you are moving on, then engaging in a dialogue about their shortcomings won't help you now.
Yes..but there's no real proof that caning the ovaries with super high doses of FSH work either. I know that some women seem to respond better to it as others respond better to lower doses.
For myself, my first 3 Cycles were with doses ranging from 225IU-275IU. Cycle 4 with Wazza was 600IU plus HGH which didn't give me any more eggs or better embryos and my last Cycle with him I started off at 300IU (split doses of course) at my suggestion that was increased up to 400IU for the last couple of days before EPU, no HGH.
So for me personally, more wasn't better. I know for women with DOR/advanced age, higher doses in the AACEP protocol seem to be what yields the most eggs statistically speaking but I think it's a very individual thing.
I also think if you've tried lower doses of FSH for a couple of Cycles, then try higher doses to see what happens and vice versa. Same with protocols. If you've always done Flare Cycles, then try a Long Down Reg or try the AACEP etc to see if they improve your outcomes.
Lovely ladies, as much as I would like to come, I don't think it will be possible. For a start, 27/02 is my Mother's 75th Birthday party, lol. But even if it weren't, it's a good 4 hour drive and a tank of fuel I can't really afford at the moment. Sorry girls I hope you all have a wonderful time though
Hi @Precious40, how are you doing hon? Feeling a little better today? Physically, I mean - I know the emotional side of things never really heals.
I was wondering how you were going to proceed from here? I can't quite remember if you had any frosties stored away? Are you looking at FET down the track or will you need to stim again?
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