As much of you know my first IVF got cancelled this week. They coverted into an IUI for a last ditch effort to salvage what eggs I had produced. I was cancelled, according to my RE, from a lack of response from the drugs. I guess that means I was a poor responder to the long lupron protocol. My RE believes that I am one of a small group of women that is "sensitive" to Lupron. He stated he believes it oversuppressed me. I had around 15 follies to start off with, but very few (only 4) grew to maturity by day so he decided to pull the plug. Has anyone heard of this "sensitivity" to Lupron??? I have been trying to research this, but really can't find much on Mr. google about it.
I will be on a new protocol come february (if this IUI is unsuccessful). He wants to take Lupron out all together, do three weeks of BCPs, and start stimming with follistim and Menupor, with the addition of Ganirelix. Has anyone had success with this protocol? I've read this protocol is used mostly for woman w/ DOR/POF. I asked specifically if he believed I suffered from this and he said absolutely not... so why the protocol? I also read this protocol produces less eggs. Well, agonist protocol I was on didn't produce a substanital amount of eggs so how is a protocol that produces less eggs supposed to help me????
Sorry for the long drawn out saga, but I'm just trying to understand this IVF process. Still upset I got cancelled :(
Me: 29 DH: 30
IF DX severe endo SA: PERFECT!
7/16/2011 Married handsome hubby!
9/2012 Lap/Hystercopy DX w/ Stage III endo
Bilaterial Uterine Suspension/D&C/HSG
HCG/D&D on R/L ovaries/chromaltubation/Uterine Polyp
10/2012 RE consult. DX move straight to IVF
IVF #1 11/27/2012
IVF #1 Cancelled for Low Response and Converted to IUI #1 --- BFN
IVF #1.2 BCP 12/29 Stims 1/21 w/ New Protocol - Antongonist (225 Menopur, 150 Follistim, & Ganirelix)
ER 2/2/13 11R,9M,8F -- ET 2/7/13 2 Beautiful Perfect Blasts/5 made it Freeze! -- 2/12/12 +HPT -- 2/14/13 Beta #1 71 -- 2/18/2013 Beta #2 521 YAY! Let this be our take home baby!