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Hopeless again
May 3, 2007
Hi Ladies,

Just returned from the RE office after an ultrasound following 7 days on follistim. I only managed to recruit one follicle (yet again) despite the higher dosage of medication. So, now what? My DH has low morphology and well it looks like I obviously have a problem too. Perhaps low egg quality, perhaps a lingering endometrioma is in fact causing problems. My estrogen levels at the beginning of the cycle were also too high.

Do any of you have any advice for me? I am feeling so lost in all this. Three cycles of clomid and two cycles of follistim and the most I seem to be able to recruit is 2 eggs and that was on the maximum dose of clomid.

Perhaps I should have the endometrioma removed with a laproscopy next month? RE suggests at least 3 months on drugs to quieten down the ovaries. This has been such a long long journey and I am feeling like we have to throw in the towel now.

Why is it so easy for so many other women out there and so hard for us? I am so heart-broken and have no one to talk to about this than DH. Please help!!
Sam
Re: Hopeless again
May 3, 2007
Thanks for responding so quickly Tabaya. I am at work crying at my desk and well... I just don't know what to do.

I was on 125 UI of follistim for a day, then 100 UI for the next 2 days and them down to 50 UI because my estrogen levels were climbing up too high. One follicle was ahead right from the start and now all the other follicles that looked like they were being recruited have slowed down almost to a stop. I am supposed to keep going on the drug and take ovidril on Saturday with an IUI on Monday, but all of this feels like a waste of time to me with only 1 egg! I know all it takes is 1, but with male factor as well, it seems like another lost month and I am just so depressed.
Sam
Re: Hopeless again
May 3, 2007
Thanks Kathy and Kari. Your encouragement and kind words mean the world to me right now. I know that you understand what I am going through.

I did have the FSH test done over a year ago. At the time it came out pretty low, so my RE was not worried. I am only 30, but now my RE says I am exhibiting signs of poor egg quality (something he says he mostly sees in women 10 years older than me) because I don't seem to respond to ovarian stimulation all that much at all. At the same time my estrogen levels are out the roof. They were as high as 88 when I began this cyle. Typically they are supposed to be down at 40 at the start of a cycle. After three days of follistim, my estrogen was so high that RE cut my dosage in half.

Spoke to DH on the phone for the last 30 minutes and he suggests we move on to IVF. But perhaps first remove the endometrioma?? Any of you hear about problems with follicle production due to an endometrioma on ovary? My RE seems very confused, he honestly does not seem to know what we should do next and that of course is extremely disheartening!
Sam





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