I'm getting the maximum amount of drugs to make sure success in producing eggs. At the time i thought that was good because i wanted to take whatever i can to make this work however, curiosity got the better of me and i have been looking into it more and surprise surprise i am worried now. I have read a lot about the disadvantages of this even in older women and mild IVF should be the way forward. Lots of drugs can result in an increase in chromosomal abnormalities there for not resulting pregnancy that lasts longer than a couple of weeks. Does anyone have any thoughts on this ?
Long Protocol Max Amount of Drugs - Fertility Network UK
If you’re worried- have a chat with your specialist so they can explain their reasoning for choosing the drugs you are on. I was 36 at the time of my stimulation and ended up on two types of stimulation drugs for a part of my treatment. The fresh cycle was not successful but we’ve had a frozen transfer from that round and I’m 15 weeks pregnant and so far the Harmony Test has shown low risk for Downs, Edward and Patau syndrome.
I would check that the study showing increased chromosomal abnormalities compared women of similar age on high dose vs low dose - as over a certain age the overall risk of chromosomal abnormalities goes up regardless of conception method. Sometimes things aren’t straightforward when looking at these studies.
Don’t be annoyed with yourself- it’s natural to feel worried and to want the best options for yourself. There is so much information (sometimes misinformation too) that it is so hard to know what to do. I would say don’t be afraid to ask questions from your clinic and ask them to explain what they are doing and why. Xx
I’m on cycle 3 now. I have low amh and am slow/poor responder. The first cycle short protocol I was on a fairly high dose - 300 merional. I got 6 eggs; 2 fertilised and both were out back in at day 3. BFN. Cycle two was long protocol and my drugs started at 225 menopur but were upped to 375. I got 8 eggs but only four mature. 3 fertilised but they all arrested and didn’t make it to transfer. This cycle I was on clomid for first 7 days and bemfola 150 from day 2. Egg collection is on Wednesday this week so I won’t have an idea on the comparison with the higher drugs until the end of the week. But so far my cycle with the highest results ended up with the worst results. I think that is to do with the meds but maybe it’s just my crappy eggs!