Hi everyone, I know it's a little late but happy new year and I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. After 2016 was spent enduring 3 rounds of IVF (2 fresh, 1 fet) all of which failed we are hoping this year proves to be more positive 🙏🏻 It didn't start so fantastically though, our (nhs) clinic is experiencing staff shortages so we were told the wait to see a doctor prior to our next cycle would be 6 months! I would perhaps wait as I really feel like we need the break, physically and emotionally but I'm very concious of my age..I turn 40 in January of 2018 and my clinic want me to go on prostap (I have endometriosis) for 3 months prior to starting out next cycle, in the hope that it will give us a better chance of success. However I wasn't actually sure why and how prostap helps and needed this explaining to me, of course this would have meant waiting for 6 months! I am so grateful we are entitled to 3 cycles of funded treatment where we live, I only wish everyone was but I felt that 6 months wait then a further 3 'months on prostap when time isn't on my side was risky.
Anyway, I'm waffling now! We decided to see a doctor at a private clinic in order to try and get these answers and saw a wonderful doctor who also does work for my clinic as well as privately. He explained that prostap can make the bodies of those with endometriosis less inflamed and therefore more likely to accept an embryo, I thought I would pass this on in case any ladies with endo were also wondering, or perhaps wanted to suggest it to their clinics as an option.
He also said those of us with endo are more likely to have high NK cells, something I have been concerned about because despite great quality blastocysts, none of our embryos have implanted.
So now I will start prostap in the next few weeks for 3 months then go straight into our next cycle, we are really hoping the prostap works and we finally get our dream.
Wishing all you lovelies a positive & successful 2017, I reckon we all deserve it xx