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Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 11:12am

Reasonable AMH but poor response to stimulation - advise, view, comments please!

In 2013 i underwent IVF using the standard long protocol approach. AMH was 16 - No birth control pill to start off, straight onto Buserelin, 10 resting follicles - FSH Gonal F, 6 eggs collect, 3 of good quality, 1 went onto to become my son!
Had another treatement at the end of 2015. AMH had gone down to 9 which clinic says was ok? Not sure if that is high or low? This time they started me off on the pill, then took the same route as above, Buserelin to down reg then FSH Gonal F to stimulate. I had 12 resting follicles, but my ovaries failed to respond to stimulation. There was no response at all! Treatment was cancelled.
I've since been back to clinic to discuss undergoing a further, treatment..our last as we have to pay for our treatment and just cannot afford for any more cycles. The consultant said my AMH is normal but for some reason ovaries didn't respond. Possible suggestions were that It could just be an "off" cycle or it could be that although AMH is ok my ovaries are struggling and declining. They have suggested two options for the next treatment. 1) No Birth control bill ( this was mainly due to my concern that when i didn't take it before it was successful) start on Buserelin again at day 21 then stimulation with 75iu Gonal F plus Pergoveris (150iu FSH & 75IU LH) X2.
2) Antagonist Protocol- using Centrotide.
So we have to decide which route to go down..Been trying to research but find I just get completely confused! Consultant also suggested using DHEA supplements - however on googling i find lots of negative info about it) It's such a minefield it seems so difficult to make a decision with all the conflicting advice and information! Any advice, help, support would be much appreciated :)



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Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 6:18pm

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Friday, February 12th 2016, 3:31am


On my last cycle we did the short protocol which switched from gonal f to cetrotide to try and get a better response. It took out the down regulation and buserelin also.

I didn't actually get a better response in terms of numbers it was actually my worst cycle yet number wise but quality was superb and resulted in my little girl.

I'm not sure if that helps at all but thought I would share. X

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