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Hello/My Intro

edited February 2014 in Infertility Veterans
Hi Ladies, I think it is time to introduce myself. I've read the board requirements and I believe I meet the criteria. Here's my story:

In 2007 I had no idea I was pregnant and had to have emergency surgery to remove the pregnancy. My tube had ruptured and I had tons of internal bleeding. As a result, I lost my tube. While the doctor was in there, they assessed my remaining tube and noticed that it was not in good shape. They took pictures and discussed their findings with me once I had woken up from my surgery. At the time, me and DH were not married and not really thinking about kids. My doctor pretty much told me that I would probably need to remove my remaining tube in the future and IVF may be my only option. Like I said, we were not ready to have kids so I just pushed it to the back of my mind. Fast forward to 2011. At this time DH had been married for a while and we decided to see an RE. We knew we would need to go straight to the RE and my OB agreed.

I was very naive about my condition and just thought that we would do IVF and it would work (yea, what a joke). I thought I had my age (30) on my side. I knew nothing about IVF and just blindly trusted everything my RE told me. My first cycle was an antagonist and was my worst cycle ever. He told me that this was the best protocol for someone who had DOR and that since I didn't do well on the protocol that I would probably not respond well to any other protocol. I started doing research and switched to another RE within the clinic. My 2nd doctor listened to my concerns somewhat and agreed to change my protocol. We did a micro flare. I did much better with IVF2 and even got pregnant. I had taken COQ10 & RJ. Unfortunately I developed a SCH & ultimately lost the pregnancy. We were not sure if it was due to an abnormal embryo or the SCH. I m/c at home so we were not able to test the fetus. I did IVF3 with the same doctor but my response was so/so and I decided to self cancel before ER. At this point my doctor told me that if I did not switch to DE, they would not allow me to cycle again. I happily told them good bye and moved on to my current clinic.

At the new clinic I was armed with a better understanding (somewhat) of how my body responded to the meds and the whole IVF process overall. This time, my doctor really was receptive to trying new things. With a little uncertainty, I tried an antagonist/agonist conversion. It was a bad cycle. I only retrieved one mature egg out of 9. The embryo quality was great but it did not stick. Now, I was convinced that my body did not like any type of ganirelix or antagonist protocol. This was my concern initially after comparing how well I did on IVF2 (micro flare) compared to IVF1(antagonist). My doctor agreed with me after we poured over my records (e2 levels specifically) from each cycle thoroughly. For some reason I seem to do better with some form of lupron. My doctor does not do flare protocols so we did a traditional LLP for IVF4. I had a decent cycle but we still seemed to have a maturity issue. I did get pregnant but it turned out to be chemical. The weird thing was...now that we switched to a lupron protocol, my e2 skyrocketed EARLY. I had to trigger early because my e2 shot up and so did my LH. So I went from being a poor responder to being a somewhat fast responder-WEIRD. My doctor figured that if we dropped the stim dosage for the next round, I would not stim so quickly. We did that for IVF5. We cut the gonal down drastically (from 600 to 300) and used 1/2 vial of menopur. Well my e2 still took off quickly and by day 4, I already had follicles in the 13-15 range. After day 6, I already had two over 20. I just felt like that was not a good sign and decided to cacel the cycle.

For IVF 5.5 (I feel sick just typing that). We are going to do LLP again, but skip the bcp and raise the lupron dose. I hope to not stim so quickly. I feel like we could be close, but we have to get the protocol just right. Also, my FSH has been great (at around 7.5) lately but I know they say that you are only as good as your highest FSH. Sorry this has been a novel but I know that unfortunately a lot of you have been through so much too so you can relate to my misery. I am currently waiting on my period so that we can start our new cycle. My period is late and I am sure that has everything to do with the fact that my last cycle was cancelled. I just hope I don't have any cysts when I go in for my next appointment. I am getting really tired of going through IVF and I don't know how much more I can take. I look forward to joining you guys and supporting everyone however I can. Thanks again for listening.

Me & DH (33), 3 Furbabies, TTC since October 2011
Day 3 #’s (Dec 2012) FSH 9, AMH .77, LH 2.4, E2 31, AFC 9 

DX: Me-DOR + No Tubes, DH-Fine

Ectopic 2007; lost tube/2nd tube removed Dec 2011 (hydro)

April 2012=IVF#1- EPP Antag+ICSI, 2R,0F (BFN), Now dx’d with DOR.

June-July 2012=IVF#2- MDL+ICSI&AH, 8R,4M,3F (BFP 9dp3dt) Beta#1 at 11dp3dt=36, Beta#2 at 15dp3dt=156, Beta#3 at 19dp3dt=671, dx'd with SCH, no growth-m/c at 7wks/Lap Dec 2012 to remove small fibroid.

Feb 2013=IVF#3-MDL, 2/1=baseline, started 10 units mdl, AFC-7, 2/3 start gonal f, self cxld cycle b/c of low e2.

April 2013=IVF#3.5-(with new RE)AG/ANT Conv + ICSI. 4/10-4/23 bcp's, 4/20-4/27 lupron, 4/28-ganirelix until end of stimming, 5/2-600 gonal f, 5/4-add 1/2 vial menopur, 5/13-ER (9R,1M,1F), 5/17-ET, 1 beautiful 8 cell (please be my sticky baby!!!!) 5/28-BFFN.

Oct 2013=IVF#4-LLP+ICSI &AH, 10/14 (6R, 2M, 2F), 10/17-ET, 1 seven cell & a six cell, BFP at 9dp3dt, 1st beta=56, 2nd beta=52, CP.

Jan 2014=IVF #5-LLP, Cxld after 6 days of stims due to fast response and lead follicle. 

March 2014=IVF 5.5-LLP, Lupron 3/10, BL 3/18, 11 days of stims, Trigger 3/29, ER 3/31. 7R, 2M, 2F. ET 4/3. Txfd one 5 cell & one 9 cell. BFP on hpt from 7dp3dt & on. Praise be to God. Beta #1 at 11dp3dt=106, #2 at 13dp3dt=239. First u/s 4/28, measuring on track & heartbeat seen. 5/5-2nd u/s, measuring on track with strong heartbeat. 5/12- 3rd u/s & released from RE. Grow baby grow, we love you! Baby G&T is a BOY! Born 12/2014 via c/s! 8lbs, 8oz & 21 inches.


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  • Sorry to see you over here sweetie:-( Have you ever considered mini-stim/low stim or embryo banking? Where are you located? I know others (myself included, just not "enough) did better with quality with low stim. When you only get a few, it seems like the massive doses fry the eggs. That was my last OE RE's theory.

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days

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    Welcome and so sorry you have to be here. I had good FSH levels and thought I had age on my side as well. We had less than stellar embryos and early losses, but transfer and stim #5 with a new RE and several changes in my protocol brought us the news we'd prayed for. Wishing you the best of luck and hope you find support in your journey here.

    Age: 35 TTC since 2005, MFI & DOR 

    IVF #1 Sep '11 - canceled poor response

     IVF #2 Nov '11  8R/8M/4F 3dt x2 - chemical

    IVF #3 April '12  11R/6M/4F 3dt x2 - m/c

    FET #1 Aug 2012  3dt x2 - BFN

    **new RE**

     IVF #4 Jan '13 BFN 11R/6M/6F 5dt x2 - BFN

     IVF #5 July '13 16R/10M/10F 5dt x2 + 1 frostie

    9dp5dt Beta 1 = 344!! 16dp5dt. Beta 2 = 4822 7wk u/s= 2 heartbeats!

    Twin girls! 3/6/14

     

  • Welcome, I hope that five is IT for you and that this is the right protocol too, it's so frustrating trying to find what works. I hate that for us ladies we've had to go through so many trial cycles to learn when it should be a one and done :(

     


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  • Thanks for the welcome ladies.

    @Mrs.McIrish- I cycle in NY. My next round will be a low-medium stim. Since we dropped to 300 last time, we're gonna drop even more & see what happens. The quality of my embryos (looks & cell wise) has improved so much since I moved to this clinic but that immaturity issue really hurts my chances. I just wish we could somehow fix that. We may add HGH in a future cycle. I've thought about embryo banking but I've never had success with getting to the point of freezing. My doctor would prefer to freeze at the blast stage and not day 3.

    @Zazu13- Would you mind telling me the details of your winning protocol? Thanks!

    @Sorrellam30- GL with your current cycle. I'm going to catch up on some of the recent threads on this board & try to get to know everyone.

    Me & DH (33), 3 Furbabies, TTC since October 2011
    Day 3 #’s (Dec 2012) FSH 9, AMH .77, LH 2.4, E2 31, AFC 9 

    DX: Me-DOR + No Tubes, DH-Fine

    Ectopic 2007; lost tube/2nd tube removed Dec 2011 (hydro)

    April 2012=IVF#1- EPP Antag+ICSI, 2R,0F (BFN), Now dx’d with DOR.

    June-July 2012=IVF#2- MDL+ICSI&AH, 8R,4M,3F (BFP 9dp3dt) Beta#1 at 11dp3dt=36, Beta#2 at 15dp3dt=156, Beta#3 at 19dp3dt=671, dx'd with SCH, no growth-m/c at 7wks/Lap Dec 2012 to remove small fibroid.

    Feb 2013=IVF#3-MDL, 2/1=baseline, started 10 units mdl, AFC-7, 2/3 start gonal f, self cxld cycle b/c of low e2.

    April 2013=IVF#3.5-(with new RE)AG/ANT Conv + ICSI. 4/10-4/23 bcp's, 4/20-4/27 lupron, 4/28-ganirelix until end of stimming, 5/2-600 gonal f, 5/4-add 1/2 vial menopur, 5/13-ER (9R,1M,1F), 5/17-ET, 1 beautiful 8 cell (please be my sticky baby!!!!) 5/28-BFFN.

    Oct 2013=IVF#4-LLP+ICSI &AH, 10/14 (6R, 2M, 2F), 10/17-ET, 1 seven cell & a six cell, BFP at 9dp3dt, 1st beta=56, 2nd beta=52, CP.

    Jan 2014=IVF #5-LLP, Cxld after 6 days of stims due to fast response and lead follicle. 

    March 2014=IVF 5.5-LLP, Lupron 3/10, BL 3/18, 11 days of stims, Trigger 3/29, ER 3/31. 7R, 2M, 2F. ET 4/3. Txfd one 5 cell & one 9 cell. BFP on hpt from 7dp3dt & on. Praise be to God. Beta #1 at 11dp3dt=106, #2 at 13dp3dt=239. First u/s 4/28, measuring on track & heartbeat seen. 5/5-2nd u/s, measuring on track with strong heartbeat. 5/12- 3rd u/s & released from RE. Grow baby grow, we love you! Baby G&T is a BOY! Born 12/2014 via c/s! 8lbs, 8oz & 21 inches.


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  • Welcome, and I'm so sorry everything you've been through has brought you here. You will find an amazing group of supportive ladies here. *hug*

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    Me: POF/DOR - AMH <0.16, heterozygous c677t MTHFR, insulin resistant and gluten intolerant
    DH: Severe MFI

    12/2/11 - IUI #1- BFN 
    8/1/12 - IVF #1 - Zero response from max stims (600iu intramuscularly)
    My ovaries are just for decoration

    12/6/12 - Adopted five embryos that had been frozen for over ten years!
    2/11/13 - DEmbryo FET #1 Thawed four, sadly two didn't survive. Transferred two beautiful blasts. 
    2/16/13 - First BFP of my life @ 6dp5dt! EDD 10/30/13
    3/27/13 - After beta and u/s hell, no heartbeat ever detected. D&C at 9w1d.

    6/5/13 - Adopted four new embryos that had been frozen for seven years!
     
    9/12/13 - DEmbryo FET #2. Thawed and transferred two beautiful blasts
    9/17/13 - BFP @ 5dp6dt! EDD 05/31/14
    9/29/13 - m/c @ 5w1d. :(

    11/19/13 - DEmbryo FET #3. Thawed and transferred one blast from each batch. Wow!
    11/23/13 - BFP @ 4dp6dt! EDD 8/7/13
    Beta #1 @ 13dp6dt - 522  Beta #2 @ 16dp6dt - 1373 
    6w5d ultrasound showed one perfect baby with a beautiful heartbeat of 134bpm!

    Snowflake baby is a girl! 
    Our beautiful Snowflake girl arrived on July 22, 2014! 
     
     
    My embryo adoption blog: Wishing on a Snowflake
     
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  • Welcome! FX you find the protocol that'll do the trick!

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    AMH .97 as of 4/2012! ~ AMH 1.63 as of 4/2013!?!
    Him: 29 ~ perfect swimmers

    Laparotomy w/partial oophorectomy 8/2009 to remove cysts/endo.
    Stopped BCP 4/2010.
    Multiple clomid rounds from 11/2010 to 6/2011. ~ All BFN
    IUI w/clomid 7/2011. IUI w/clomid & injectables 11/2011 & 1/2012. ~ All BFN
    IVF:EPP 5/2012 ~ (4R, 3M, 2F w/ICSI). Both embryos txfrd. ~ BFN
    BCP to manage endo from 10/2012 to 12/2012.
    FET w/donor embryos #1: 10/2013 Cancelled
    FET w/donor embryos #1.2: 11/2013 ~ ET of 2 beautiful blasts on 11/27.
    Beta 1: 503(12dp5dt) Beta 2: 1035(14dpt) Beta 3: 3001(16dpt) Beta 4: 8503(19dpt)
    Twins with an EDD of 8/15/14! Team Purple
    G&B born 6/30/14 at 33w3d via emergency c/s.

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  • You bet. We did:
    endometrial scratch / biopsy the month before cycling
    no BCP
    Estrogen Priming
    max stim dose (600 IU) with 2 vials menopur and 450 Follistim /Gonal-F for 10 days
    Ganirelix on last few stim days
    HGH on stim days 7,8, 9 (Omnitorope)
    HCG trigger
    Intralipid infusions before and after transfer then every 4 weeks
    Lovenox
    Crinone
    Neupogen uterine "wash" on day of egg retrieval
     
    I think that's it... our previous failed cycles / losses had been with Antagonist protocol at doses ranging from 350 - 725 with mini-dose of HCG and one attempt of Lupron Flare with Follistim and Menopur. I don't know what the reason for the succcess was this time (or a combination of factors) but I would do it all over again in a heart beat.

    Age: 35 TTC since 2005, MFI & DOR 

    IVF #1 Sep '11 - canceled poor response

     IVF #2 Nov '11  8R/8M/4F 3dt x2 - chemical

    IVF #3 April '12  11R/6M/4F 3dt x2 - m/c

    FET #1 Aug 2012  3dt x2 - BFN

    **new RE**

     IVF #4 Jan '13 BFN 11R/6M/6F 5dt x2 - BFN

     IVF #5 July '13 16R/10M/10F 5dt x2 + 1 frostie

    9dp5dt Beta 1 = 344!! 16dp5dt. Beta 2 = 4822 7wk u/s= 2 heartbeats!

    Twin girls! 3/6/14

     

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  • I'm so sorry for all that you have been through. There are some of the most wonderful ladies here and I'm sure you'll find amazing support. Welcome!!

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     ttc #2 since 2004 Me (35): Stage 3 Endo, DH (34): High DNA Frag

    IVF/ICSI #2: April 2014: BFP!!!!!!

    ET of 2 great quality embryos. + BFP on 9dp5dt. Beta #1 (10dp5dt): 257, Beta #2 (14dp5dt): 1561,

    Beta #3 (21dp5d5): 8,172. Wow. It seems this is actually working. Shocked beyond belief.

    1st u/s @6w5d: Baby A hb 124, Baby B hb 127 (Both measuring perfectly!)

    Lost baby A. Praying that baby B stays healthy. Baby B hb 175 at 11 weeks

    It's a GIRL!!!

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  • Welcome to the board but sorry to see you over here...This is such a wonderful group of supportive ladies that really know what its like to have been through the ringer! 
    TTC 2 years- Me and DH (28) with (severely) low sperm count- less than 40 total (last 2 SA showed only 5 and 6 sperm each)
    IVF #1: ER 1/23/13- 4 eggs retrieved, 3 eggs fertilized; ET with 1 embryo 1/28/13 2 frosties beta #1 2/5 was 4.8- beta #2 2/7 3.5; BFN
    FET #1- transferred one beautiful 4AA embie. Praying this is my take home baby. Beta 5/7/13- BFFN!!!
    IVF #2: ER 7/17/13: 6R/3F- transferred 1 blast and 1 10 cell embryo 5dt.   Beta hell.  #1 2.5, #2 2.2- BFFFN! REALLY?
    IVF #3: ER 12/1 and only 2 retrieved.  1 fertilized with ICSI.  Was planning on transferring one fresh and one frozen....fresh was only 14 cells at day 5...CANCELLED and devastated due to 5cm blood filled cyst in ovary and blood in uterus.
    IVF #4: Antagonist protocol with endometrial scratch day one of stims.  ER 4/21: 6R/4M/3F- transferred 2 beautiful blasts (5dt) and one was hatching!  No frosties but hoping we won't need it!  Beta 5/4/14- 444(8dp5dt), Beta #2 10dp5dt 1002!  THIS HAS GOT TO BE IT!!!!!!!!!!  First US 5/15 we saw two of the most beautiful gestational and yolk sacs I have ever seen!  
    ****FINALLY PREGNANT WITH DI/DI TWINS!!!!!!!  

    BRINLEY AND RILEY LONG.  Born November 20, 2014 at 32 wks 3 days.  4lbs7oz and 4lbs5oz.  1 month NICU time for "B's" and growing and feeding.  Now healthy, thriving, beautiful little girls!
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  • STL34STL34
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    I am so sorry you are going through all of this.  I had a problem with immature eggs at retrieval on 2 of my 3 cycles.  My first cycle all eggs retrieved were mature.  We only had 4 to retrieve, though.  My next 2 cycles had 7-9 eggs retrieved but only 4 mature each time.  I am pretty convinced that 4 is the maximum number for me.  I am DOR, too.  And, my first 3 cycles were when I was 30 and 31.  My first and third cycles were LL.  My second was antaganist and we had horrible quality embryos that cycle. 

    My third cycle is the one that worked for me.  It got off to a rocky start.  They had me do estrogen and overlap with lupron and then do a few days of progesterone to induce a period.  At baseline I had a cyst.  They tried a bunch of things to get rid of the cyst and had me wait a while (I was still doing lupron and Lovenox at this point).  They finally drained the cyst and had me start stims.  We started at 300 iu of Gonal-F and increased it using step up amounts and then decreased using the same steps.  There were two days that I did one vial of Menopur each day.  I was on Lovenox, HGH (I took this every other day during stims), Nuepogen and did two intralipid infusions that cycle.  But, my doctor at the time and my new RE believe that doing assisted hatching and a day 2 (new RE prefers a day 3 transfer, though) transfer is what made a difference.  Even with low embryo numbers I did blast transfers the first two cycles.

    Good luck!  I hope this next cycle works for you!!

    EDIT - I will be a doing a lupron flare protocol with my new RE.  She believes that because of my DOR, I need to start stims earlier in my cycle.  So, I will start stims on day 2 or 3.  She will also push my follicles a little larger than my previous doctor in hopes of having more mature. 

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    Me= 37 and DH = 41 

    Dx: DOR, Endo, APA+ (really high beta 2 glycoprotein antibody and high everything else tested), heterozygous MTHFR mutation, positive for lupus anticoagulant, high FSH, low AMH and both tubes blocked (per HSG on 3/8/11)

    IVF #1 - long lupron (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 4 retrieved, 3 fertilized; ET 2 blasts and 1 frozen = BFN

    IVF #2 - a version of antagonist with EPP (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized, 2 blasts and 1 frozen blast transferred on day 5 = BFN.

    IVF #3 April was postponed to May, May was canceled. June/July was canceled. Had a cyst aspiration and then began IVF #3 in August. ER on 8/22; ET on 8/24 with AH. +HPT on 9/5. Beta #1 (11dpo) = 3; Beta #2 (15dpo) = 29; Beta #3 (17dpo) = 60; Beta #4 (19 dpo) = 118. Heartbeat at 6 weeks 6 days =132.  Lil is here!

    TTC#2:  Trigger + TI = BFN; Clomid + Trigger + IUI = BFN.

    IVF #4:  BCP + MDLF + Lovenox = 7R, 1F = Transferred 1 6-cell embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #5:  MDLF + Lovenox = 4R, 1F = Transferred 1 10-cell compacting embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #6:  (New RE):  Long Antagonist November 2014 (transferred two 8 cell grade 1 embryos and froze one blast) = BFN

    FET#1:  BFN

  • zazu13 said:
    You bet. We did:
    endometrial scratch / biopsy the month before cycling
    no BCP
    Estrogen Priming
    max stim dose (600 IU) with 2 vials menopur and 450 Follistim /Gonal-F for 10 days
    Ganirelix on last few stim days
    HGH on stim days 7,8, 9 (Omnitorope)
    HCG trigger
    Intralipid infusions before and after transfer then every 4 weeks
    Lovenox
    Crinone
    Neupogen uterine "wash" on day of egg retrieval
     
    I think that's it... our previous failed cycles / losses had been with Antagonist protocol at doses ranging from 350 - 725 with mini-dose of HCG and one attempt of Lupron Flare with Follistim and Menopur. I don't know what the reason for the succcess was this time (or a combination of factors) but I would do it all over again in a heart beat.

    Thank you so much. That was very helpful! I really want to try using HGH in a cycle but I feel like I want to try to get this immaturity issue under control before we buy a $1k dollar med. It sounds promising, especially for my issues but I'm torn b/c it might also be the very thing that gives me mature eggs.

    Me & DH (33), 3 Furbabies, TTC since October 2011
    Day 3 #’s (Dec 2012) FSH 9, AMH .77, LH 2.4, E2 31, AFC 9 

    DX: Me-DOR + No Tubes, DH-Fine

    Ectopic 2007; lost tube/2nd tube removed Dec 2011 (hydro)

    April 2012=IVF#1- EPP Antag+ICSI, 2R,0F (BFN), Now dx’d with DOR.

    June-July 2012=IVF#2- MDL+ICSI&AH, 8R,4M,3F (BFP 9dp3dt) Beta#1 at 11dp3dt=36, Beta#2 at 15dp3dt=156, Beta#3 at 19dp3dt=671, dx'd with SCH, no growth-m/c at 7wks/Lap Dec 2012 to remove small fibroid.

    Feb 2013=IVF#3-MDL, 2/1=baseline, started 10 units mdl, AFC-7, 2/3 start gonal f, self cxld cycle b/c of low e2.

    April 2013=IVF#3.5-(with new RE)AG/ANT Conv + ICSI. 4/10-4/23 bcp's, 4/20-4/27 lupron, 4/28-ganirelix until end of stimming, 5/2-600 gonal f, 5/4-add 1/2 vial menopur, 5/13-ER (9R,1M,1F), 5/17-ET, 1 beautiful 8 cell (please be my sticky baby!!!!) 5/28-BFFN.

    Oct 2013=IVF#4-LLP+ICSI &AH, 10/14 (6R, 2M, 2F), 10/17-ET, 1 seven cell & a six cell, BFP at 9dp3dt, 1st beta=56, 2nd beta=52, CP.

    Jan 2014=IVF #5-LLP, Cxld after 6 days of stims due to fast response and lead follicle. 

    March 2014=IVF 5.5-LLP, Lupron 3/10, BL 3/18, 11 days of stims, Trigger 3/29, ER 3/31. 7R, 2M, 2F. ET 4/3. Txfd one 5 cell & one 9 cell. BFP on hpt from 7dp3dt & on. Praise be to God. Beta #1 at 11dp3dt=106, #2 at 13dp3dt=239. First u/s 4/28, measuring on track & heartbeat seen. 5/5-2nd u/s, measuring on track with strong heartbeat. 5/12- 3rd u/s & released from RE. Grow baby grow, we love you! Baby G&T is a BOY! Born 12/2014 via c/s! 8lbs, 8oz & 21 inches.


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  • STL34 said:

    I am so sorry you are going through all of this.  I had a problem with immature eggs at retrieval on 2 of my 3 cycles.  My first cycle all eggs retrieved were mature.  We only had 4 to retrieve, though.  My next 2 cycles had 7-9 eggs retrieved but only 4 mature each time.  I am pretty convinced that 4 is the maximum number for me.  I am DOR, too.  And, my first 3 cycles were when I was 30 and 31.  My first and third cycles were LL.  My second was antaganist and we had horrible quality embryos that cycle. 

    My third cycle is the one that worked for me.  It got off to a rocky start.  They had me do estrogen and overlap with lupron and then do a few days of progesterone to induce a period.  At baseline I had a cyst.  They tried a bunch of things to get rid of the cyst and had me wait a while (I was still doing lupron and Lovenox at this point).  They finally drained the cyst and had me start stims.  We started at 300 iu of Gonal-F and increased it using step up amounts and then decreased using the same steps.  There were two days that I did one vial of Menopur each day.  I was on Lovenox, HGH (I took this every other day during stims), Nuepogen and did two intralipid infusions that cycle.  But, my doctor at the time and my new RE believe that doing assisted hatching and a day 2 (new RE prefers a day 3 transfer, though) transfer is what made a difference.  Even with low embryo numbers I did blast transfers the first two cycles.

    Good luck!  I hope this next cycle works for you!!

    EDIT - I will be a doing a lupron flare protocol with my new RE.  She believes that because of my DOR, I need to start stims earlier in my cycle.  So, I will start stims on day 2 or 3.  She will also push my follicles a little larger than my previous doctor in hopes of having more mature. 


    I believe AH helped me too. My best cycle so far was my flare cycle. My new RE does not believe in that type of protocol tho. My embryo quality was not great for the flare cycle but I did get pregnant. I believe what ended up happening was that b/c I responded so poorly to the Antag protocol on cycle 1, they KILLED me with stims for my flare cycle (450 gonal, 300 menopur) and my body didn't need the overkill of meds. I think that had I done it with a more moderate does of stims, I would have had greater success. My doctor also waits till my follicles are all over 20 to trigger. She likes to see mine at 22-24. That has given me better results. I have noticed that the general rule of 200-300 e2 per mature follicle does not apply to me. My new RE thought I was being dramatic about it but I explained that looking over my records, it seems like it's more 600 e2 per mature follicle for me. My first cycle with my current RE, I triggered at 800 something and although there were 9 follicles ranging from 16-24...only one was mature at ER. So after that round my RE totally believed me and got on board with trying out new ideas that I had. My RE didn't totally dismiss my ideas before but now input is taken very seriously. We feel like we are really close to a winning protocol but we have to nail the combo of meds. When do you start your new cycle? I will be starting my lupron in 2 weeks if all goes well.

    Me & DH (33), 3 Furbabies, TTC since October 2011
    Day 3 #’s (Dec 2012) FSH 9, AMH .77, LH 2.4, E2 31, AFC 9 

    DX: Me-DOR + No Tubes, DH-Fine

    Ectopic 2007; lost tube/2nd tube removed Dec 2011 (hydro)

    April 2012=IVF#1- EPP Antag+ICSI, 2R,0F (BFN), Now dx’d with DOR.

    June-July 2012=IVF#2- MDL+ICSI&AH, 8R,4M,3F (BFP 9dp3dt) Beta#1 at 11dp3dt=36, Beta#2 at 15dp3dt=156, Beta#3 at 19dp3dt=671, dx'd with SCH, no growth-m/c at 7wks/Lap Dec 2012 to remove small fibroid.

    Feb 2013=IVF#3-MDL, 2/1=baseline, started 10 units mdl, AFC-7, 2/3 start gonal f, self cxld cycle b/c of low e2.

    April 2013=IVF#3.5-(with new RE)AG/ANT Conv + ICSI. 4/10-4/23 bcp's, 4/20-4/27 lupron, 4/28-ganirelix until end of stimming, 5/2-600 gonal f, 5/4-add 1/2 vial menopur, 5/13-ER (9R,1M,1F), 5/17-ET, 1 beautiful 8 cell (please be my sticky baby!!!!) 5/28-BFFN.

    Oct 2013=IVF#4-LLP+ICSI &AH, 10/14 (6R, 2M, 2F), 10/17-ET, 1 seven cell & a six cell, BFP at 9dp3dt, 1st beta=56, 2nd beta=52, CP.

    Jan 2014=IVF #5-LLP, Cxld after 6 days of stims due to fast response and lead follicle. 

    March 2014=IVF 5.5-LLP, Lupron 3/10, BL 3/18, 11 days of stims, Trigger 3/29, ER 3/31. 7R, 2M, 2F. ET 4/3. Txfd one 5 cell & one 9 cell. BFP on hpt from 7dp3dt & on. Praise be to God. Beta #1 at 11dp3dt=106, #2 at 13dp3dt=239. First u/s 4/28, measuring on track & heartbeat seen. 5/5-2nd u/s, measuring on track with strong heartbeat. 5/12- 3rd u/s & released from RE. Grow baby grow, we love you! Baby G&T is a BOY! Born 12/2014 via c/s! 8lbs, 8oz & 21 inches.


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  • Welcome. Good luck with your upcoming cycle!

    TTC#1 since April 2011
    IVF#1 July 2012 5R, 3 made it to blast, sET c/p
    FET#1 Aug 2012 2 blasts transferred BFN
    IVF#2 Oct 2012
    16R/6M/6F/2-8 cell grade 1 transfer
    Beta 1-237.9, Beta 2-566, Beta 3-8657
    US 6w3d shows one baby w/ HB 115
    US 7w1d no more heartbeat/ D&C 11/30/12 normal karyotype
    IVF#3 Mar 2013
    6R/4M/4F 1 compacting and 2-8 cell transfer
    ectopic pg MTX given 3 month break from TTC

    IVF#4 Sept 2013--BFN
    IVF#5-7 Apr 2014, Jun 2014 and Aug 2014 banking embryos for CCS testing. Praying for normals! Image and video hosting by TinyPic image image

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    Grateful&Thankful
  • @Grateful&;Thankful, I am not sure when we will start this cycle.  I was supposed to start a little over a week ago.  But, I was postponed due to a cyst.  They had me try triggering it and then checked my progesterone on Friday to confirm I ovulated.  I am now on high doses of estrogen and waiting for CD1.  I will do baseline on CD2 or 3 depending on when it falls and hopefully (if everything is clear) start stims that night.

    My previous RE didn't believe in the flare protocol.  So, I've never used it.

    Good luck!

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    ~SAIF/PAIF/Everyone Welcome~ 

    Me= 37 and DH = 41 

    Dx: DOR, Endo, APA+ (really high beta 2 glycoprotein antibody and high everything else tested), heterozygous MTHFR mutation, positive for lupus anticoagulant, high FSH, low AMH and both tubes blocked (per HSG on 3/8/11)

    IVF #1 - long lupron (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 4 retrieved, 3 fertilized; ET 2 blasts and 1 frozen = BFN

    IVF #2 - a version of antagonist with EPP (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized, 2 blasts and 1 frozen blast transferred on day 5 = BFN.

    IVF #3 April was postponed to May, May was canceled. June/July was canceled. Had a cyst aspiration and then began IVF #3 in August. ER on 8/22; ET on 8/24 with AH. +HPT on 9/5. Beta #1 (11dpo) = 3; Beta #2 (15dpo) = 29; Beta #3 (17dpo) = 60; Beta #4 (19 dpo) = 118. Heartbeat at 6 weeks 6 days =132.  Lil is here!

    TTC#2:  Trigger + TI = BFN; Clomid + Trigger + IUI = BFN.

    IVF #4:  BCP + MDLF + Lovenox = 7R, 1F = Transferred 1 6-cell embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #5:  MDLF + Lovenox = 4R, 1F = Transferred 1 10-cell compacting embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #6:  (New RE):  Long Antagonist November 2014 (transferred two 8 cell grade 1 embryos and froze one blast) = BFN

    FET#1:  BFN

    Grateful&Thankful
  • Welcome - good luck with your cycle!
    TTC 1/2010 DH Dx - Azoospermia 2/2011
    Hysteroscopy 3/2011 2 Polyps removed 4/2011
    DH on Clomid / Arimidex to address hormonal issues - Sperm found July 2011!
    IVF #1 September 2011 - ER 9/8/2011- 8R, 5M - icsi - 1 made it to transfer - BFFN :-(
    IVF #2 Lucky November 2011 - ER 11/25/2011 - 15 eggs!, 13 mature, 10 fertilized with isci - 7 made it to transfer! Transferred 1 - 8 cell and 2 - 7 cell. BFP!!!!
    1st U/S - Twins! 2nd U/S - 3 heartbeats!!! - HOLY COW!!!
    Prayers for our take home babies!
    2 babies born on 3/27/12 and lost. Last baby born on 3/29/12 and lost at 20 weeks.
    My angels grew wings shortly after birth.
    Ahava Raisel, Matisyahu Nissim & Zev Chaim - Mommy and Daddy will always love you.
    IVF #3 July 2012 - ER 7/17/2012 - 10 R. 5 F. 4 made it to ET
    Transferred 2 on 7/20/2012 no snow babies :-(
    Beta on 7/31/2012 = BFMFN
    A miracle gift expected to come to us through adoption around 9/2012
    Baby girl adopted - Birth Mother changed her mind and took the baby back
    IVF #4 October 2012 - New RE. Doing PGD Testing. 8 R, 7F, 2 made it to 5 day blast for PDG testing. Both Normal (Thank you G-d!!!) 1 boy and 1 girl
    transferred one beautiful 5day blast (girl)
    Please G-d the almighty one - let this be our take home baby!
    Beta #1 158, Beta #2 318, 1 Absolutely magnificent HB at 175! Thank you G-d!!!
    Baby Girl born August 5th. Thank you G-d for our precious miracle.
    AMA. PAIF & SAIF always welcome - I need all the prayers I can get!

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    Grateful&Thankful
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