Introduction — The Bump


Hola Ladies,
I am 39, have PCOS and TTC for some time. After my husband and I got married in January 2017, we made it our priority to try. After going to my OBGYN and trying clomid a couple of times he referred me to a fertility clinic to see a RE. After our consultation and labs, I was diagnosed with PCOS and vitamin D deficiency. I have since been on metformin took some high dosages of V-D In September we attempted a mini IVF and prescribed femara, then switched to follistim when there was little response and no follicles growing. After the follistim switch I had some follicles growing about 6ish. I was then given ganrelix and finally the trigger shot on 10/14 and Egg retrieval on 10/16. I had 5 mature follicles where all fertilized 3 made it to day 4 and didn’t grow anymore. The RE had no explanation other than sometimes that happens. Now we are taking on a full IVF and started BC on 10/31 and will go in for my first lab and ultrasound on 11/20. We took out a loan and I am just so nervous about it all. Reading how many women go through various cycles it is incredible.  I received my medication list and have to choose a pharmacy so that the loan specialist can send them the $ and I can order my medications. I just received my for quote of $6470! My husband was of course in shock but he has been nothing but supportive. This cycle I have been prescribed Gonal F 150 IUs Menopur 150 IUs. I worry that I will go through this full Hi stimulation IVF and end up with no embryos to transfer. My IVF package will include PGS which I hope helps prevent implanting abnormal embryos. Sorry for info overload, but I am anxious, nervous and ready! Any words of advice or sharing will help. Thanks in advance hope to find a buddy for this cycle  :) Andy 

Re: Introduction

  • Hi @andy805 welcome but sorry you have to join us. 
    Why don't you pop over to the November IVF thread as we have several ladies who are only starting stims in the second half of the month and will cover retrievals etc  in December too as most REs aren't offering cycles in December due to closing for holidays. So you'll have plenty of company :-) 

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

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  • Thank you @emmasemm I will. 
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