I havent posted much, but have been following this forum for months. It has been so helpful! Anyways I went to see Dr. Check this March after my first ivf cycle was cancelled and the RE kept forcing DE. Well one cycle with Dr. Check & Im happy to say I am pregnant! My first betas this week were 507 & 1071. Im still in shock and cant believe it, but I wanted to offer some encouragement to anyone else thats in a similar situation.
Heres some of my basic stats: Im 31yrs with POF and high FSH. My highest FSH was 78, my AMH .1 and my AFC in December was zero t. My 1st ivf cycle in Feb. was 450 follistim & 150 Menopur for 7 days. I started the cycle with 6 follicles and ended with 2. My protocol with Dr. Check was 10 Lupron for 10 days then 150 follistim & 150 menopur, a fraction of the first cycle. I ended up with 18 follicles, 17 eggs, 13 fertilized, 10 froze and 3 transferred. All embryos were excellent quality mostly 8 cell grade a & bs.
In addition to ivf Ive done a complete 180 on my life for the last 6 months. I eat nearly all organic foods, removed all toxic products from my home. I do acupuncture weekly and take wheat grass/green powder shakes, royal jelly, dhea, , etc daily.
I understand that not everyone has the same results, however I hope my story can help even one person. If you asked me 6 months ago that I thought this could happened, Id say you were crazy. My initial diagnosis came when I was having full blown hot flashes, night sweat, etc. My gyn told me I was at the tail end of menopause and my 1st RE whos at a well renowned state-of-the-art facilityboth told me my only option was de. The only reason the RE did a cycle was for my own peace of mind before moving on to de. Basically to prove my eggs were no good. Clearly they were wrong. Well thats about it. Im sorry to have rambled, thank you all again for the knowledge of this board. Lots of baby dust to everyone