Stim length question, for >35 patients (TW - success mentioned) — The Bump
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Stim length question, for >35 patients (TW - success mentioned)

Hi,

It's been a couple years since I posted here. We are trying again (I just had a child 15 mo ago after our last FET finally being successful).

I'm 39 now and much higher BMI (just slightly under 40). The protocol has stayed the same but IM injections this time versus Sub-Q (450IU + 20IU mini HcG).
I'm seeing that this time my Estradiol isn't doubling every 2 days and it's rising pretty slowly. I've been stimming for 12 days my largest follicle is 13.5mm which is slightly worrying. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar change in cycles as you got older or you had a pregnancy ?

Thanks!!

DH :  36, has Chronic Kidney Disease, on dialysis & is waiting on the transplant list (average wait for B+ is 5 years)

Me:   36, Hypothyroidism, PCOS, BMI 32, need to be done with "child bearing" ASAP so that I can be a Kidney donor (was fun realizing we didn't as much time as we thought :-/ )

We're TTC#1

IUI #1 : 5mcg Letrozole (CD 3-7) + Ovidrel Trigger + Had the one follicle = BFN  (March 2014)

IUI #2 : 5mcg Letrozole (CD 3-7) + 150 iu Bravelle on CD9 (after much begging!) + Had the one follicle = BFN (April 2014)

7th May 2014 - changed REs, this one seems to care (we think....)

IUI #3 : 7mcg Letrozole (CD 3- 7) + 75 iu Bravelle (CD 8-12) + CD12 Scan 5/16 + Had 3 follicles (2 under 15mm) = BFN(May 2014)

IUI #4 : 7mcg Letrozole (CD 3- 7) + 75 iu Bravelle (CD 8-12) + CD12 Scan 5/16 + Had 1 follicle + DH gave best sample so far = BFN(June 2014)

IVF#1 -  ER Only Cycle Sept-Oct 2014, 17  eggs Retrieved, 14 mature, 10 fertilized, 6 made it to Blast & post PGS  5 were not viable due to chromosomal abnormalities
Not sure where we go from here...

We're parents to two very adorable, bratty, affectionate & goofy Bernese Mountain Dog pups who would very much like a 2 legged baby brother or sister of their own!

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