Hello all –
Here I am having just gone thru my 2nd fresh IVF cycle which was an abyssmal failure. Unfortunately none of my embryos made it to blast this time, but it was really a night and day difference from my last experience! Here are the differences in the two cycles:
October 2012 – 23 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized
13 made it to day 5; transfered 2 and froze 4 (this cycle resulted in miscarriage)
Antagonist protocol was 225 follistim, 150 menapur, ganirelix. Stimmed 9 days before trigger.
August 2013 – 12 eggs retrieved, only 3 fertilized, lots of immature follicles.
NONE made it to blast, so nothing to PGD.
Antagonist Protocol was 225 follistim, 75 menapur, but went up to 300 follistim and 150 menapur on day 5. Ganirelix.
Stimmed 8 days before trigger. (New RE prefers to trigger early to avoid hyper stim)
So – this last cycle was a complete failure. Why?? There was not that much of a difference in the protocol, and it’s not even a year later. I just turned 40 the day before my retrieval, but I always have tons of follicles and my FSH has never been above 6. Any ideas what is going on???
I am planning to cycle with this doc again; he is discounting the next cycle and I think he’s quite disappointed, as am I. Has anyone else experienced success after something like this, and is there anything I can do to get a better result on the next round?
Any input from you ladies is appreciated. I’m getting close to tearing my hair out! :grr: