I just wrote a whole long post, and it vanished...
So the story is this: My FSH a month ago was, for the first time, above 10. So my RE said our odds of success are lower now, no more than "5 to 10 percent." But I'm wondering if those odds change with each successful step of IVF... we just transferred two "perfect" day 3 embryos yesterday, and I'm wondering if our odds are OK, despite my FSH of 14. After all, FSH is about ovarian reserve... so if we have two perfect embryos, surely that's got to mean something promising?...
Anyone have any reactions or info?
Age 41 (DOR/AMA). My partner is 35.
Patient at Shady Grove FC in Maryland
2012: Insurance will pay for 3 rounds of IVF, and then we will have to quit.
2nd IVF (April 2012): Microdose flare. Lupron 20 (2x day), Gonal-F (450/day), Menopur (150/day). Egg retrieval will be 4/30 +/-. Currently 10 follicles.Also taking MRM micronized DHEA (75mg, acupuncture (2-3x week), Montana Big Sky royal jelly/bee pollen, no alcohol, South Beach diet for years, a lot of meditation and fertility magic. Had bariatric surgery in 2006 and lost 110 lbs.
FSH (March 2012): 14
1st IVF (February 2012): Gonal-F, Menopur, Ganirelix: 9 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 4 fertilized, 2 transferred. No pregnancy.
3 rounds IUI (no pregnancies)
6 mo drug break to get assessed for breast cancer/ ovarian cancer risk
3 rounds timed intercourse (Clomid, etc) (No pregnancies)
FSH (September 2011): 8
1 miscarriage (at 7 wks) from a natural pregnancy
FSH (2010): 6