I know it’s a cliche but I know a lot of you are probably thinking what was different this time, is there anything I can do? Now as you know from this blog I am a great believer of trying anything and everything that might make a difference, however this time round I didn’t really do anything I hadn’t tried before. It’s easy to say now but I do believe that maybe we finally got to the front of that bloody queue there is no other reason why this should have worked and the others didn’t. I also suppose if you try something for long enough the chances of success must increase, not that we have got there yet but I am trying to be vaguely positive! Anyhow IVF wise we went back to the same drug regime we did in July 2011 which was Antagonist Profile
Because of my low AMH I don’t take the pill to shut off my ovaries so we went straight in at day 2 to 450 iu of Gonal F and then added in at day 5 Orgalutran .25g to prevent ovulations
On Day 14 I triggered with a double dose of Ovitrelle 250 mcg (so 500mcg)
Post Egg Collection I took
– 25mg of prednisolone a steroid
– doxycycline twice a day -an antibiotic for 7 days
– progesterone perseries not gel twice a day – how much nicer than the gel?? Seriously Crinone is horrible !
Post embryo transfer which was a 3 day transfer I started on clexane 40mg, which I will now remain on until 32 weeks as per the new St Mary’s recurrent miscarriage clinic guidelines.
Now the “alternative” stuff.
I had acupuncture this cycle, which I didn’t have in January but did in every other cycle. I also had it in the lead up. I am still not convinced it does anything but given I have better cycles when I have it it must magially do something!
I ate a load of protein during stimming and had a decaff latte every day to up my milk intake. All this is meant to help with egg quality.
I cut out the booze / caffeine and took my vitamins like a good girl but that’s normally isn’t is?
Post Embryo transfer I have had one of these green smoothies EVERY day!
We went ski-ing about 10 days before we started this cycle and I got the worst cold I have had in years, which probably meant my immune system was the lowest it had been for years so maybe that with the steroids helped?
Now I did also mean to detox the month before but with our ski holiday and various other stuff happening I didn’t have time so I had a colonic. I will do another post on this as I am so not convinced but in the interest of sharing what I did I will!
So there you have it. Nothing special, nothing magic, nothing different – it’s really annoying isn’t it!?