Hi everyone, bit of a random question but one hopefully someone has knowledge of. I'm currently on prostap (which shuts down the ovaries and puts you into a pseudo menopause) for three months before our next IVF cycle. I know it stops ovulation but what I'm wondering is, does it stop the ovaries doing anything at all, such as producing follicles?
The reason I ask is because my diet has slipped a little since my previous IVF cycle and I'm worried that I could be negatively affecting any follicle/egg growth & quality which in turn could hinder the number and quality of the eggs retrieved during our next IVF.
I've always been so healthy during every cycle..eating right, lots of protein & healthy foods, no alcohol or caffeine, loads of water etc. Since the failure of our 3rd cycle though I guess I'd kinda had enough of being so saintly only for it to still not work and have eaten what I wanted, had a few drinks and although I still drink decaf my water intake has also slipped.
I wondered if it actually matters because I'm on prostap, if my ovaries aren't doing anything at all anyway, would it not matter what my diet is like?
I know a healthy diet is important for so much more than egg quality, and I will be getting back to my usual healthy routine, I guess I'm just worried I've already caused damage! IVF makes you so crazy 😳
Any advice much appreciated! x