Hi there Happy (early) Christmas to you all. (Please be kind–this is my very first post!)
I’m just looking to the community for any success stories and/or experience with IVF after treating your endometriosis with depot lupron. I’m just about done with my 2 month treatment and am scared outta my mind that this time won’t bring us the baby we have waited so long for.
I’ll ask my doctor when I see him next, but does anyone know how the clinic will know if my endo has been suppressed (after endometrial biopsy has revealed inflammation most likely due to endo)?
Thank you for reading. Any and all advice is appreciated (please see my history below).
Me: 33, Endometriosis Stage II, FSH (at it’s highest) = 10.7
DH: 37: Perfect with “super sperm”
October 2010: Married!
March 2011: First visit with RE
April 2011: All our initial tests come back normal (our RE said we’d be “easy” patients)
June 2011: IUI #1 = BFN
July 2011: IUI #2 = BFN
September 2011: IUI #3 = BFN
October 2011: Laproroscopy/Hysteroscopy reveals stage II endo (80% removed)
December 2011: IUI #4 = BFN
February 2012: IUI #5 = BFN
April 2012: IUI #6 = BFN
August 2012: IVF #1 (USC Fertility); 11 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 8 fertilize with ICSI (6 embryos on ice)
September 2012: Fresh transfer with two, 3 day 8 cell “text book” embryos = BFN
October 2012: FET #1 with two 8 cell and one so-so embryos = BFP! (Chemical pregnancy: HCG #1 = 11.7, HCG #2 = 24.3, HCG #3: 23.4)
[Took a short break and bought our first home]
January 2013: Immune and genetic testing = ALL normal
March 2013: Natural FET with (our last) three 8 cell embryos = BFN
July 2013: IVF #2 with a new clinic (HRC Encino) & new protocol; 19 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 16 fertilize with PICSI. Twelve 5 day blastocysts sent for PGD and put on ice.
August 2013: 5 normal embryos!
October 2013: Endometrial Biopsy (I wanted to make sure we did EVERYTHING before our next transfer) = abnormal
November 2013: First Depot Lupron injection
December 2013: Second Depot Lupron injection
Getting ready for a January 2014 FET…