Summer I don't know your history, but I came across a bunch of articles the other day that said low-dose and gently easing the eggs along is a fallacy, that has not been scientifically verified. The criticism being that it leads to less eggs and more cycles, therefore greater strain on woman and higher profits for clinics (as extra drugs are PBS). I was researching low LH whilst stimming. They were peer-reviewed articles. I've discussed it with Wazza numerous times and am usually on 450-600 FSH. I am a bit of a go hard or go home kinda girl though.
Caesardust I'm sorry to hear how dejected you feel. Have you thought about putting in a complaint? The 7.30 Report on IVF talked about patients complaining to the ACCC about clinics needing to be more accountable, but think also complaining to clinics themselves is useful.
I know I'll be complaining to QFG about the lack of space in the embryscope given it's been unavailable for our last 2 cycles.
We spend a fortune on IVF and we need good advice.
Hi lovely Ladies - thank you for all your well wishes with EPU. It's been moved to Friday. I've been under the weather and have just read up on all the posts. I'll try to respond more tomorrow after EPU... I'm a bit nervous as it looks like I've got 20+ eggies there and my cycle was almost cancelled due to OHSS risk. I ended up in hospital after last EPU, so we're a bit nervous.
Thinking of you all - glad for the positives, but very sad for the lows.
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.
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