Is there an advantage to Follistim or Bravelle?
I’m 43 and have begun my final IVF attempt. Most likely starting the stims April or May.
Here’s my day 3 bloodwork. (I don’t know much - so would love opinions on this too)
My RE’s plan for me on this IVF is Bravelle and Menopur and Ganarelix.
I have done 2 IVFs. One with Lupron and Follistim and One with Bravelle and Menopur and Ganarelix.
I had a successful IVF about 4 years ago on lupron and follistim. Had about 11 eggs retrieved and 9 fertilized and 5 made it to day 5 blastocyst and 3 of the 5 were A’s and A/B’s. So pretty good quality. Though I was 39.
I had an unsuccessful attempt last year on Bravelle and Menopur. Had 9 eggs retrieved and 5 made it to day 5. The quality was not very good though…only 2 were blastocysts grade A/B or B’s and the rest were slow growing and made it to the Morula stage.
My question is - does anyone have any knowledge or experience on if Follistim or Bravelle are better for an older person? My RE says it’s my choice. She says there is no difference. So I’m just trying to decide which to choose! I have insurance so it doesn’t matter on price.
I am looking for quality not quantity…i think, right?
Thanks for you opinions!