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BPC before IVF with endometriosis?

Chemby
Chemby

Hello Ladies, I have some doubts about my protocol. I'm in BCP since my last period untill february when i'm going to start an IVF cycle. Any similar experiences?

I have moderate endometriosis, high FSH (12,7) and low AMH (1.1 ng/ml),

Thank you!

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I have sever endometriosis and because of that I was advised to have three months of zoladex implants before I started IVF. It's job is to put you into a temporary menopause with the aim of taming the growth of the endometriosis. I went straight from this into my first IVF cycle which started in September. I got a BFP on 1st November.

My advice would be to make sure you feel completely comfortable with your treatment plan. If you have questions talk to your consultant/clinic. They won't mind explaining the evidence behind their advice which may help put your mind at ease. Good luck xx

Mango100
Mango100 in reply to KGipp

Hi KGipp congrats on your bfp. :-)

I hope you don't mind me asking about the zoladex. How did you feel on it? Also what meds did you take, and when, to prepare your body for stims? I am going for FET so my goal isnt growing follicles, but thickening up endometrium, and I can't get my head around this. Thanks!

KGipp
KGipp in reply to Mango100

Thank you.

Please know that everyone reacts differently to Zoladex. I did a lot of research on it and for some it works wonders and for others it makes things worse so I am a firm believer that you need to give it a go to see how you react to it. For me, it did reduce my endometriosis symptoms but the menopausal side effects were horrid. I suffered headaches, hot flushes and mood swings. I persevered as I knew it was to aid the IVF but it isn't something I'd want to do again.

I had a fresh cycle so will probably be different to you but when I had my third and final zoladex implant I called the clinic and started taking buserelin 21 days after. I was on this for three weeks before I stated stimulating on gonal-f.

I wish you the very best of luck xx

Mango100
Mango100 in reply to KGipp

Many thanks for your response. I have read lots about it and the side effects worry me, but yes will do all I can to help with implanting. Your details on meds is very helpful. Thanks so much and I wish you a smooth journey onwards. Xx

Hi. My clinic has a slightly different approach and advised me (as I'm 37 with low egg reserve AMH 3) to try to collect eggs over 3 cycles of IVF and freeze embryos before dealing with endo. I now have frozen embryos and need my tubes blocked, but re endometriosis I am to go on zoladex for a couple of months to suppress it then kickstart body to prepare for FET.

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