Hi, everyone. First I want to say, as a newbie to this forum, that this is the coolest place I’ve found! There’s so much information here and I really like the genuine and sympathetic atmosphere — exactly what I need when Im going through this devastating IVF…
So, here’s my story.
Me: age 30, Male factor infertility. AFC 20, FSH 4.5, Hydrosonography and endometrial biopsy comes back completely normal.
DH: age 35, low sperm count. Karyotype test and genetic test normal.
After 4 failed IUIs, we proceeded with the first IVF cycle at our local clinic, which I like very much.
My protocol was the long lupron one:
11/5/2012 Lupron Shot
11/30/2012 Start Stim: Gonal F 225 IU, Menopur 1amp
I felt like I was bit over-suppressed by the lupron, as my E2 was lower than they want for the first 3 days, and my RE upped the dose to Gonal F 250 IU and Menopur 2 vials, then changed it to an even higher Gonal F 300 and Menopur 3 vials. After day 4, my E2 started climbing well and by the HCG trigger shot, I had 9-10 follies between 18-22mm.
My E2 right before the trigger shot was 1224. (Still on the lower side than what I was hoping for…)
12/12/2012 Egg Retrieval
My RE got 9 eggs, 7 of them were mature, and 6 fertilized through ICSI.
On Day 3 we transferred 2 A grade 8 cell embies, and… I had a chemical on Christmas. It felt like a cruel joke. :grr:
There were 3 embies that developed into AB and BB grade blastocysts on day 5 and 6, and they were frozen.
2/18/2013 We woke up two of the frozen blastocysts and did a transfer. This time, both my RE and us thought it’s my lucky turn… and I got a BFP again!
But, at 6 weeks’ first U/S, we didn’t hear the heartbeat. The gestational sac was too small. I had a miscarriage around week 8.
I bursted out in tears in the U/S room. The emotional roller coaster was getting to be too much… My RE was super compassionate and gentle, like he has always been, and for that I appreciate so much.
At this point I’ve been getting advise from friends and family to consider another clinic. But I really like my RE, both as a person and as a doctor, and his staff are friendly and caring, the location convenient… After all this hardship, he and his clinic already felt like a family to me.
So my questions are: based on my numbers, protocols and results, do you think I should give my RE anther try? (He had talked to me about varying the protocol next cycle during our counseling) Based on my fertilization rate and blastocysts rate, what do you think of his lab?
And of course, the last question is, WHYYYYYYY? I had a recurrent miscarriage panel done, the results come back all fine. If it’s just due to random chromosome abnormality, why am I so unlucky? :grr: :grr: :grr: