Thinking about doing IVF a second time

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Thinking about doing IVF a second time
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Sun, 04-10-2011 - 4:56pm

I'm thinking of doing IVF a second time and would like some info on what injectible drugs/protocols you have used.

Me (39) DH (39) TTC #1 for for 8 years (took a break from TTC for the past 7 years). I have high FSH and newly diagnosed endometriosis, including blocked tubes. First IVF- 2004: Used Follistim and Pregnyl trigger. Two embies transferred (one 8-cel
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Registered: 08-26-2008
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 7:54pm

Hi Maria,

my protocol for IVF#2 was BCP's, then 10 days stims with Gonal-F and Menopur. My BCP suppression was not very successful, and I had follicles in aa wide range by day 6, so I started Ganirelix to slow things down from around half way. I got 8 mature follicles, 8 eggs retrieved, 8 were mature and 8 fertilized. We got 7 blasts from this cycle, 2 transferred and 4 frozen. We got pregnant!

We failed IVF#1 due to a progesterone defect (Crinone didn't quite do the job), so IVF#2 we did with PIO shots. After 70 (!) shots I felt like

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Sat, 04-16-2011 - 10:01am

It took me 3x to get a BFP and my doctor used Gonal F with Menopur both times for the stimulation. He supressed me with Lupron and we did the long traditional protocal. I responded very well with these medications

It really depends on your blood work and past responses to meds as to what they will give you. Since it has been

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 6:15pm

Thank you Kim.

Me (39) DH (39) TTC #1 for for 8 years (took a break from TTC for the past 7 years). I have high FSH and newly diagnosed endometriosis, including blocked tubes. First IVF- 2004: Used Follistim and Pregnyl trigger. Two embies transferred (one 8-cel
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Registered: 03-15-2011
Sun, 04-10-2011 - 6:28pm
Hi Maria...I'm Kim. I just started my 2nd IVF cycle yesterday (or at least I started my stimulation meds, already did BCF, Lupron before). My first IVF cycle was in December and I used the Ganerelix protocal with Follistim and Prognyl as my trigger. I had 13 follicles removed at ER and only 2 fertilized and we implanted both and BFN. This time I am doing the Lupron protocol and started that about 12 days ago with baseline Friday and stim shots starting yesterday. I will be doing ER likely April 18-24th. I also had endometriosis and have several adhensions removed in September of 2009. We have been TTC for 3 years in July. Good luck on making your decisions, this is all very tough to get our arms, minds, and everything around. Hope this helps!
A little about my journey: Me (Kim) 37 DH (Mark) 44 - Married Jan 2007. TTC for 3 years in June. Endometriosis found in September of 2009 and treated. Used Clomid for 4 months before endometriosis was found and 2 months after. AGE SUCKS!!! 1st I