I am considering changing clinics and am just curious what your experiences (if any) have been. Has anyone switched clinics/doctors and the new doctor changed protocol or came up with a new great idea? Has anyone had a new doctor tell them their old doctor was completely off base? I think my current doctor is great but I have had 3 IUI's and 2 IVF cycles with no luck and now we are trying to decide between IVF 3 with my own eggs or to move forward with donor eggs and she doesn't really have a clear path for us. I think it's a good idea to get a second opinion but obviously don't want to pay for all the testing that a new clinic might want to do if it's not worth it (not to mention my current clinic discounted IVF 3 by a couple grand). Any stories or insight would be helpful.
Also on a different note (might as well ask while I am already posting!), has anyone had their doctor suggest using growth hormones while stimming? My current doctor mentioned it when discussing IVF 3.
Thanks in advance!
Me 32, DH 34
TTC #1 since December 2014
February 2016: IUI #1 (50 mg clomid + ovidrel) -- BFN
March 2016: IUI #2 (2.5 mg Letrozole + ovidrel) -- BFN
May 2016: IUI #3 (5 mg Letrozole + ovidrel + prometrium) -- BFN
August 2016: IVF #1 (Lupron, Gonal F and Menopur) -- 12 retrieved, 9 fertilized, 3 frozen and 1 x day 5 hatching blast transferred -- BFN. Sent remaining 3 embryos for PGS testing -- 2 didn't survive thaw, 1 was abnormal.
February 2017: IVF #2 (Gonal F, Menopur, and Ganirelix) -- 12 retrieved, 6 fertilized, 3 sent for PGS testing and all were abnormal
March 2018: IVF #3 (Menopur, Follistim, Ganirelix and HGH) -- 14 retrieved, 12 fertilized, 4 sent for PGS testing, and 3 were PGS normal!!! FET scheduled for May 2018.