Check or SIRM NY.....

Check or SIRM NY.....

Kimberle1122
Kimberle1122

August 10th, 2011, 3:36 pm #1

Hello ladies,

Very long-time member of this board, always checking in and rooting you all on!

I need opinions...

I am 40yo with Endometriosis. My periods have been wacky for a few years now but I haven't gotten AF since 6/17/11 and just had my FSH tested a few weeks ago at SIRM NY (even thought it wasn't Day 3) an it came back at 61!!!! So Dr. T. is very sweet and said that unfortunately I'm closer to menopause than any of us would like but he was willing to work with me on his low-stim protocol.

Since this is really my last shot at this, i want to go with the best doctor (of course, both are great but 1 has to be better than the other in difficult cases). In your opinions/experiences, who would best be able to handle me?

Dr. T wanted to give me Provera to bring on a period and then proceed. I haven't consulted with Dr. Check yet but has anyone been in a similar situation or know of anyone who has been and come out successfully?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Kimberle

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BabyDance
BabyDance

August 10th, 2011, 3:59 pm #2

The thing about Dr. Check is that you will not be working directly with him, just under his instruction via the nurses. Dr. T will be hands on all the way. Dr. Check certainly seems to be a specialist at getting people out of menopause, but Dr. T seems to know what he's doing to. I think in your situation, I'd be inclined to go with Dr. T, because he will be with you the whole way, and there will be times when you'd need to talk to your doctor face to face. I have seen both, btw.
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Kimberle
Kimberle

August 10th, 2011, 4:01 pm #3

I appreciate your response...Dr. T is a very short commute for me..Dr. Check is far. Believe me, i'd travel wherever I had to ...

Thanks a lot!

Kimberle
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DeeinNYC
DeeinNYC

August 10th, 2011, 4:59 pm #4

but..I am a huge fan of Dr. T and patient so I am biased However...it seems to me that Dr. Check has been doing low stim protocols since forever whereas Dr. T has only recently started doing these protocols. I trust Dr. T greatly...but in your shoes..I might be tempted to go to Dr. Check. This is a hard one. GL whatever you decide. BTW..on what day did they take your FSH?
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Kimberle
Kimberle

August 10th, 2011, 5:40 pm #5

Hi Dee,
I knew you were a Dr. T. patient..I too was a patient of Dr. Sher's 5 yrs ago so I do love their facility and do trust them! After all, out of the 8 doctors I saw, all but 2 told me Dr. Sher was a QUACK and that i'd wind up right back in front of them after my epic failures with Dr. Sher. Well what i did send them was a picture of my newborn daughter and I giving the finger to them for her 1st Christmas (a little much, I know, but I was still enraged by their awful behavior and treatment of me).

My FSH was taken probably around Day 30 or so...not really sure as my periods are so erratic lately. I technically had a real AF on 6/1..then had brown bleed around 6/17...then poof! NOTHING after that (sorry if TMI).

So he wanted to give me provera to bring on AF, then test FSH again. Problem is my insurance will only cover with FSH of 17 and lower. So I decided to hold off a bit to try some acu and herbs to see if it would be brought on naturally...but no luck yet.

I remember reading on these boards years ago that there were a few women who were literally in menopause and Dr. Check sucessfully got them pg with their own eggs. Not sure if it was an actual case on here or just cases people heard about and then posted...



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August 10th, 2011, 5:51 pm #6

Did you really send that photo to those RE's? I have to admit I've had fantasies about doing that, but I don't know if I'd really have the guts to do it.
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BabyDance
BabyDance

August 10th, 2011, 6:15 pm #7

I'd send it to Spandy, and maybe Grunfeld. But, probably only Spandy. He was a d%ck.
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August 10th, 2011, 6:37 pm #8

Hello ladies,

Very long-time member of this board, always checking in and rooting you all on!

I need opinions...

I am 40yo with Endometriosis. My periods have been wacky for a few years now but I haven't gotten AF since 6/17/11 and just had my FSH tested a few weeks ago at SIRM NY (even thought it wasn't Day 3) an it came back at 61!!!! So Dr. T. is very sweet and said that unfortunately I'm closer to menopause than any of us would like but he was willing to work with me on his low-stim protocol.

Since this is really my last shot at this, i want to go with the best doctor (of course, both are great but 1 has to be better than the other in difficult cases). In your opinions/experiences, who would best be able to handle me?

Dr. T wanted to give me Provera to bring on a period and then proceed. I haven't consulted with Dr. Check yet but has anyone been in a similar situation or know of anyone who has been and come out successfully?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Kimberle
Kimberle, I have been to both. I think both Dee and BD summed it properly. With Check, you would get years of experience with dealing with super high FSH, but you would primarily be dealing with nurses or the other REs for your instructions. With Dr. T, you would be dealing with him every step of the way, and you could communicate with him directly if you have any questions/concerns.
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Kimberle
Kimberle

August 10th, 2011, 6:45 pm #9

Did you really send that photo to those RE's? I have to admit I've had fantasies about doing that, but I don't know if I'd really have the guts to do it.
I sent it to RMA NY, RMA NJ, University Reproductive Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ - all of them were di**s to me! Really rude, obnoxious and uncaring.

My husband thought I shoudln't do it, that i was better than them b/c we were lucky enough to have our beautiful daughter, but I really didn't give a sh**. I did it anyway.

I had hoped it taught them a lesson that being a good doctor not only comes from having knowledge, but also having some sort of bedside manner. I didn't need to go out for coffee with them, but i was on the verge of a nervous breakdown as it was, i certainly didn't need their 'holier than thou' attitude at the lowest point in my life!

A**holes! I'd do it all over again, trust me..

OK..enough ranting! LOL

Thank you!
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DeeinNYC
DeeinNYC

August 10th, 2011, 7:57 pm #10

LOL....sometimes...you need a detour from the high road!!! Maybe they each will think differently the next time they mistreat someone.
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