HEY! I asked her to join this thread, so hopefully she will! By the time April comes around, we should have lots of company, haha.
I used Lupron. To be honest, I don’t know the difference between Lupron and an antagonist. I was just following my RE’s instructions blindly, which I won’t be doing again. I sort of think I was pretending like I wasn’t going through IVF! Please enlighten me about the difference I’m just going to follow the layout for the IVF success thread to give you the rundown of my first IVF round.
Diagnosis or any known issues: PCOS
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid (3x), IUI (3x)
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): Follistim, Lupron, Menopure, baby Aspirin, prentals, injectable progesterone, estrogen tablets
How many follicles at ER: 20
How many eggs retrieved: 9
How many eggs fertilized: 8 - 2 transferred and NONE FROZE :grr:
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2, one 6-cell and one 7-cell, both were rated 3 (4 is best at our clinic)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: cramps, bloating, swollen boobs
When we got started with IVF, we were under the impression that our chances for success were much higher than they were. I feel like we did everything right (loads of bed rest, meds at same time every day, etc.), so I don’t look back and wonder where it went wrong. What I’ve learned from reading posts on this site, and now through personal experience, is that there is no rhyme or reason why it works some times and not others. Hopefully you’ll be successful your first round though!