Long story short…
I did an egg freeze last year (I am single and have no significant other, so I was trying to ease my mind so I could find that guy without that clock ticking so loudly!) which resulted in 10 eggs that were able to be frozen. At that time I was told by the Dr. there to “hurry and get pregnant in the next 6-8 months”… fantastic… more pressure to find Mr. Right.
I decided to go the donor route… found a donor and purchased all they had as he was not actively donating… Started with Clomid which resulted in 4 follicles, but the side effects made me crazy so they gave me Letrozol (sp) which produced 2-3 follicles in subsequent months. I asked the Dr. if we could do a Clomid/Follistim protocol to see if we could get more eggs for my IUI cycles and up my chances, he said NO, if I produced more than 4 eggs he would NOT do an IUI as it was too risky for having multiples. He wanted to do a controlled IVF cycle.
He had me do an Estrogen primed Follistim/Antigon/Menopur protocol… which resulted in 2 follicles, it was canceled and converted to IUI. On the way to do the IUI I get a call from the Dr. that they "defrosted the wrong sample (IVF) instead of IUI of my donor… I tried to remain calm, knowing that the stress wouldn’t help me at this time. Not Pregnant.
I ask if we can do my suggestion of Clomid with Follistim and he says yes, only after I asked for my medical records so I could get a second opinion.
11 follicles! 6 major contenders and 5 smaller but still growing… I ask about antigon, he says he’ll think about it and we should wait and see how they are growing in a few days… I kept asking each visit about the antigon and he just said, “No, we’re not going to use it, we’ll just trigger you and go”
I wake up from the “retrieval” with my Dr. looking like he just ran over my dog… I ovulated all 6. He was able to get 4 of the smaller ones, but says he wants to do an IUI that day to try and “catch” the 6 (especially since he thought the 4 were too small)
The next day, he calls to say 3 of the 4 fertilized… he wants to implant them all…
NOT PREGNANT… BFN 11/14
Switched RE’s with the same clinic as they are going to do the next cycle at no charge…
All was going well again… 9 Follicles. This time they are adding the Antigon to the protocol.
11/29 (today) was my retrieval day… I OVULATED AGAIN BEFORE RETRIEVAL!!! I’m SO angry. :grr: I don’t even know what to do/say. I spoke with my RE from my egg freeze at NYU Fertility and he says in his 20 years he has NEVER seen such a thing. Told me to switch clinics for sure. I have a phone consult with CCRM on Friday…
Here is my question to you guys… Have you ever heard of such a thing? I totally understand that at my age it is already VERY difficult to get pregnant, but what I thought I WAS paying for was for their medical expertise and monitoring! I know he knows he messed up, because they didn’t charge me for the IUI procedure… AND he said “we’ll talk about this later… we just want to get you pregnant”. I am so angry that when I asked him about doing this protocol as an IUI he said no because it is too risky, yet when he messes up he’s not only willing to do it, but then add 3 embryo’s into the mix… Now with round 2 having the same early ovulation and a Dr. in NY never having this happen, do any of you guys know how this could happen?
Has anyone done a retrieval before the standard 36 hrs?