I am so happy for you. You gave me hope again.
whom did u see in ccrm and how much does it cost?
I 'm thinking of having my last ivf with them. I live in ohio but will try to find time to do it
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[/I] FSH 9.0, AMH 0.2, AFC 8
[I] How long TTC: [/I]2 years[I]
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: [/I]My RE, yes, however I wish my OB would have raised this in my early - mid 30’s.[I]
Any natural or herbal remedies used: [/I]Acupuncture weekly for a year (I have great uterine bloodflow), DHEA & CoQ10 (along with all of the other standard vitamins)[I]
Diagnosis or any known issues: [/I]basically[I], [/I]old eggs[I]
Treatments you tried: [/I]7 IUI’s, 4 IVFs (one IVF was converted to IUI due to oversuppression)[I]
Treatment (if any) that led to success: [/I]IVF at CCRM[I]
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: [/I]No[I]; [/I]this was my last OE cycle though
[I] Protocol (meds taken if any): [/I]EPP, Menopur + GonalF (and Saizen) - I stim slowly so early on doc was afraid we’d have to cancel due to slow/low response. Tweak of protocol (adding PM Menopur in addition to AM Menopur) woke up my ovaries.[I]
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 8
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 8
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 8
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 3
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: [/I]Three, 1 9-cell and 2 8-cell “perfect” embryos (as described by doctor and embryologist); 2 more embryos made it to blast/freeze[I]
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: [/I]None. Cramping (I was convinced it was PMS cramps)[I]
What day you got your BFP: [/I]On 11/11/11[I]
HPT before blood test: [/I]Surprisingly no (I wanted to delay the BFN I expected)[I]
Number of first beta: [/I]70 (at 11dp3dt); 2nd beta 201 (13dp3dt)[I]
Number of babies: [/I]My guess is 1 based on beta numbers; ultrasound on 11/28/11[I]
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? [/I]Honestly, it’s because I went to the best clinic with the best doctors and the best lab! I went there without expectation, just to know that I had done everything I could before moving on to donor egg/embryo, which was my next step.I’ll be paying off this cycle for a couple of years, but it’s absolutely worth it!!
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process![/I] One thing I tell people before they start their first IVF is to be informed and while you need to trust your medical team, be your own advocate too. Also, before you start any new medication, be sure you check out your supplies and your comfort early in the day, just in case you are missing something or don’t know how to reconstitute one of the drugs… if you do this during the day, the clinic/pharmacy will still be open so you can get your questions answered. Don’t add unnecessary stress to an already extremely stressful process.[/quote]