Hi Sara Q,
I was sorry to hear below your IVF got cancelled. I hope the next one goes much better. I don't know if Dr. Ch mentioned this to you, but Dr. Co hen mentioned it to me when I consulted with her that if you use ethinyl for mini-IVF and to prevent leads, usually they only expect to get 1-2 eggs. I was shocked when I heard this? I know for mini-IVF they aren't expecting tons of eggs, but it might be worth asking Dr. Ch about? If you want you can tell him you have another friend going to Cooper that was told this and see what he says? At any rate, I wanted to mention it since I know you were hoping for more eggs. I don't know if using another estrogen priming protocol would help, but Dr. Co hen did tell me that if you use estrace you can get more eggs with mini-IVF than using ethinyl. This whole thing was confusing to me; I never expect that I would ever get more than 1-2, so it's not a huge issue for me to use estrace vs. ethinyl, but I know you have gotten more eggs in the past so I just wanted to pass this along (and also to see if anyone else has ever been told this about using ethinyl? Which really makes no sense to me because it's in BCPs which are commonly used for supression anyway??)
I really hope your next cycle is better and that the immune protocol helps! I am eagerly watching for your updates on this! I had my follow-up consult with Dr. B and he apparently doesn't treat low LADS. Mine are also low like yours, so I am really curious to see if the LIT treatment helps you.
I hope you are okay and hanging in there! Hope to hear an update soon
Thanks, Nancy, for posting this. This is quite interesting.
I, too, canceled my IVF cycle. I ended up with 1 follicle today at 19 mm and they wanted me to trigger tonight for retrieval on Saturday morning which I could not do.
The nurse said that I needed to do a consult with Dr. C. Apparently, I had 3 or 4 follicles around the same size on Tuesday morning (about 5 or 6 total). They were expecting a few more follicles this morning, but were surprised to see only one. I was on estinyl for about 2 or 3 days at the beginning of the cycle. And based on your post, I'm not sure why they were expecting more??
I would love to know more about this...
Hoping others chime in....