Question for BFPs (IVF or Injects/IUI)
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|Tue, 07-13-2010 - 11:44am|
I'm working towards a 3rd IVF in the fall and am trying to gather ideas and information to bring to my consult.
Both of my IVFs went well - about 10 eggs each time, good fert rates and good quality embryos with little to no fragmentation. However, we never made blasts to freeze and never a BFP.
(My FET was with 2PN embies frozen right after fertilization after my first IVF failed to produce any blasts. I didn't want to risk not having any to freeze and my clinic only freezes blasts or 2PN embryos).
Anyway, for stims I always did Follistim and Menopur. I have had a few emails from people on the various IF message boards I frequent who suggsted maybe doing a FSH only stim (Follistim only) or a FSH/LH only (Menopur only).
I did 4 injects/IUI with Follistim only (BFN) and 2 more Follistim/Menopur injects cycles with timed intercourse (BFN).
So now I'm wondering if there might be any benefit to trying Menopur only...
I am unexplained, tend to O later (CD18-CD20) and have a shortish LP (10-11 days) even though my 7DPO progesterone is around 24 unmedicated. One blogger suggested maybe my eggs are being released (or triggered) before they are 100% mature and adding more LH might help with that.
Anyone have any thoughts or experience?
My RE wants to do an Antagon cycle without suppression which should also help, but I want to make sure I bring plenty of other ideas to discuss so I can feel confident about our chances. After 2 failed IVFs confidence is in really, really short supply. Not to mention money. :(
TTC #1 - >3 years
DX: Unexplained infertility
3 rounds of Clomid - BFN
3 rounds of Tamofixen & Trigger - BFN
8 rounds of injects & IUI - BFN
2 fresh IVF - BFN
1 cancelled FET
1 failed FET
Saving money (we're OOP) for IVF #3 - hopefully in October.