@Caesardust thanks hun, I do plan to live a few days free from IVF worries.
Oh and also have any of you ladies here tried Accupuncture and Chinese herbs? xx
@Mongol I tried chinese herbs and acupuncture but found they didn't help me. I have endometriosis and adenomyosis though so I think only conventional treatments of surgery and drugs were going to help.
@Mongol Im so sorry. Im happy to see you are taking charge and looking to design your own protocol. Im at a "homebrand" clinic, and we do BT's day 1, then 2-3 more before EPU.. Plus 2-3 scans as well. Id be demanding that much attention at least. Thats a late trigger with EPU CD15? Our clinic seems to pull eggs by CD12 average from what Ive seen from others at the clinic. You seem to stim longer. I too was on Luveris but it was added 3rd round and was my best cycle. I hope you find a golden protocol, that leads to the golden everything else xx
In saying all that we react differently to the protocols. Id be asking if they pull ALL eggs or only a percentage. LillyM and I have a FS that pull 50% or so. But my FS has never been on duty the day Ive had EPU, so Ive had amazing egg hunter FS's who get more than predicted.
We had an IVF fight tonight. We aren't even in a cycle ffs. I think the lack of knowledge & support for the male element (Im peeeeed off so thats what Im calling him) is pushed on us. We have never done a FET and he is freaking out he is not needed. Tried to explain he did a good job and he has days off but its not sinking in.
Do you know if I can take Inofolic if I don't have PCOS but have impaired glucose tolerance? I just googled and read about this product and it sounds beneficial.
@Billie2 thanks hun, I figured what's done is done, I can't change it so better move forward.
I did ask my nurse to do BT earlier but she said even day 9 is too early! I was like huh? My last clinic did bloods at the start of the cycle and then every other day towards the end. And this time (new clinic, new FS, new city) I only had 2 BTs and scans throughout my stim cycle. I found them to be too casual and not really realising how important this is for me. It costs a lot of money and theres lots of pain involved. I'm definitely switching FS and have an appointment booked in with my new FS (I saw him last month but had already started stimming by then).
Not sure what's the optimum time/day for EPU but that's something I'll ask my FS. Did your FS add Luveris after monitoring your LH levels? Mine added just because I enquired about it. In fact his rooms asked me 'what do you want to do'? I said ummm I don't know that's why I'm asking the doctor! And they said ok take it.
Thanks, I'll ask them what percentage of eggs do they pull. I'm surprised that I had a lot more mature follicles present at the last scan than the number of eggs retrieved.
Oh hun sounds like you're having to deal with a lot more than drugs and IVF. Hang in there and keep explaining, it will eventually sink in.
@Mongol - I used Gonal f and luveris too. Gonal f has a tendency to lower LH levels quite dramatically. In my first cycle on Gonal f 300 and then 450 midway through stim cycle, my LH dropped to 0.5, which was a problem because they didn't check my LH levels as frequently as they did and by the time they supplemented with luveris, the damage was done.
Second cycle I was on 450 Gonal f they tested for it earlier and supplemented me before it got below 1.0.
In my FET I was on 50 Gonal f and my LH was 1.0 for the entire low dose stim cycle, then the idiots triggered me and I couldn't even try naturally cos the egg was crap.
Gonal f does cause a significant drop in LH, so that's probably why they put you on it, but they should have tested to see when to start you on it. I don't think it gives you a large dose of LH, because when I was on it, my LH before trigger was only 2.3. But still, your clinic should have checked to make sure. Having said that, I have never seen a post where someone was only on Gonal f without being supplemented with luveris.
Oh, and if your doctor prescribes menopur (which is FSH with LH), it doesn't work as well as Gonal f + luveris.
My new FS suggested Elonva to me. It's 1 injection at the beginning of the week, in place of 7 Gonal f injections. Whereas someone like Wazza, the only FS who can extract the most number of eggs from any given woman, does Gonal f one day and menopur the next day at half doses (so half dose in morning and have dose in evening) and adds growth hormone for good measure.
I found Gonal f and luveris got me a good second egg haul at 10 eggs, but I've heard Wazza can get 29 eggs from a woman who was previously averaging 13 eggs..
That man is truly the God of fertility and if you can get an earlier appointment, you truly are da chosen one...
Mongol but I'm not sure... Impaired glucose tolerance is common with PCOS, so from that perspective I imagine Inofolic is safe. I also have endo and aden, so it's fine with those conditions. It's hard to know. It would be good if you could see Wazza or Charlotte...
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