I'm very new to the forum and have only just started my IVF journey. My husband and I are both 26, we were trying for a year and then found out I had PCOS and he has a very low count.
Since December I've lost 18lbs and brought my hormones into the normal ranges but I still have cysts on my ovaries. We have to have ICSI due to hubbys low count but I've been told I can choose either long or short protocol. Long might give us more eggs but I'm at risk of OHSS. Short is less risk of OHSS but probably fewer eggs so might have to go through it more times?
Since finding out I have PCOS a lot of my mood swings and down days have started to make sense. I've heard that a long cycle has a much bigger impact on your moods and mental health and that as I have anxiety a short cycle might be better for me mentally.
On the cost side though this round is NHS and as long cycle is much more expensive should I just get as many eggs as I can whilst they're free?
I'd value any advice, this is a total nightmare to decide!
P.s. sorry for the essay!