Ok...now that I have a minute to respond to you finally!!
Firstly, you could change your FSH to either: Puregon or Menopur or Elonva instead of Gonal-F.
You could also do a combination of Puregon+Menopur (which is what I did in Cycle 5) or Gonal-F + Menopur, Elonva + a top up of either Menopur/Gonal-F or Puregon (not sure if they use Luveris to top up with???).
You could change the Orgalutran for Cetrotide (I used Cetrotide on both Cycles 4 and 5) and change the Ovidrel for a Pregnyl Trigger instead which might help to get more mature eggs at EPU. Definitely make sure they're aspirating all the bloody follicles and removing all the eggs too FFS's!!! That's what you're paying them for!!!!
Yes, some eggs will be immature, but if some eggs are close to being mature, then there's always the chance they *might* mature in the dish in the lab (it's happened to my eggs before). As for how many days you stim. It does vary according to how your ovaries respond. Some women may stim for 10/11 days, others may go for 11/12/13 days. Obviously you don't want to be going for 20 days as I would imagine that would compromise your egg quality....A good question for Wazza methinks!!!
As for Luveris/LH levels...yes they should be being monitored via BT's through your stimming Cycle. Wazza was going to add Luveris when I was doing Cycle 4 (I did a combination of Gonal-F and Menopur which does have a little bit of LH in it already as has been mentioned) but my levels were good so I didn't need anymore. Too much of that stuff (like anything) isn't good for the developing egg either so it's important that regular BT's are done in the Cycle as well as scans too. You could also try adding HGH (Human Growth Hormone) to your Cycle for egg quality as well. Some women swear by it, others (like myself), feel as though it doesn't make much difference (tried it on Cycle 4 though I do feel it may have helped for Cycle 5 as the effects stay in your system for a few months or so afterwards). It's bloody exxy though I do believe you can get some $ back if you have PHI.
Wazza does get you to do the FSH on alternative days and he also gets you to split the dose morn/night as he believes that promotes more even and uniform follicle growth. For eg. One day I would do 300IU of Puregon. 150IU at 7.30am in the morn and 150IU at 7.30pm at night (I aimed to do it roughly 12 hrs later but you could do it give or take a couple of hrs either way). I'm what they call a "normal responder". The next day I would do the same with Menopur. The following day the Puregon. The next, Menopur and so on and so forth.
Are you a "poor responder" Luv hence the higher dose of FSH?? On my first Cycle with Wazza (Cycle 4) I did a super dooper high FSH dose (600IU) but it made fruck all difference to egg numbers for me so told him I wanted to dial it back down to a lower dose for my next Cycle. Was happy to have tried it in my "leaving no stone unturned" quest, but for me a higher dose wasn't helpful like it is for some women. What dosages have you tried in the past????
What protocols have you also tried?? Long down regs?? Flare?? You could try the AACEP protocol like I did to see how that would go???
Last edited by BlondeinBrisvegas; 16-09-2016 at 12:00.
@BlondeinBrisvegas - when you did the alternate Gonal f / menopur, do you remember how many eggs you got? Someone else followed that same protocol and got a whopping 29 eggs when she used to only get 13 eggs!
Ok, I'm having another moment of panic...(it's that kind of day, sorry )
In a case of TMI, I just went to the loo for #2's. That's right - stuff is allowed out, but nothing goes UP!
Anyway, I made the mistake of 'looking back' afterwards. Just why I have no idea, and now I wish I hadn't.
The toilet was full of pinky-red water. Couldn't see the 'product of my labours' but the water was definitely a strange pink/red hue.
Now...I did eat a spicy hot tuscan chicken last night - chilli and tomato. And I do have a terrible stitch-like pain in my left side. And I've confirmed I'm not bleeding vaginally and my urine has come clear.
Am I dying?
Today I hate IVF...
Nope, haven't noticed anything on the paper but didn't look at the paper til near the end lol.
God. What has my life become.
Am thinking I won't ring the GP just yet. By tomorrow I'll need to go again and we'll 'see' where it's up to then. And I have an appt set for Tuesday for other matters anyway. Hopefully I won't cark it over the weekend....
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