Hi everyone, I've been looking for an outlet to talk to people about IVF and have finally decided to write my story on here and see if anybody has had any similar situations to ours.
We have been TTC for 2 years now and began with a fertility clinic a year ago.
We have tried timed intercourse, clomid cycles, several IUIs and now IVF.
I am 28yo and DH is 30. We have other medical conditions (I have a brain condition which I've had two brain surgeries for; DH has advanced Crohn's with an ileostomy bag).
We completed our first IVF in May 2017 - using GonalF, Cetrotide and Ovidrel trigger - egg retrieval yielded 9 eggs, only 4 we're good enough for ICSI. Two died by Day 3, one died on Day 4 and the last one made it to Morula and died on Day 5. So our first cycle was a big failure.
We're in our second cycle of IVF now - using 450 IU Menopur, Cetrotide and Lupron trigger. Egg retrieval will be in a few days from now and so far I have 12 follicles on the right and 5 on the left.
We haven't triggered yet but it's coming.
I wanted to know if there's anyone out there who has had similar results, or has done this max dose of Menopur before.
This whole process has been devastating for me and I'm losing hope. RE has said that if this round ends up like the last one then he will not be recommending IVF anymore.