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Long protocol w/ high AMH - help!

Anna_88
Anna_88
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Happy New Year!

I can’t believe I am writing this, but I am gearing up for my FOURTH cycle 🤦🏼‍♀️

I am trying the long protocol for the first time, but slightly nervous because most doctors don’t recommend it if you have high AMH (mine is 33). But, I need to try something different as I have such a low number of mature eggs.

Has anyone tried the long protocol with average or high AMH? Did you feel sick or get OHSS? How does it compare to the short protocol?

Thanks so much xx

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hey hun. Let me first say best of luck and I hope this round brings you what you most wish for!

I have no experience with a long protocol as I’ve done 2 short ones. My amh is 32 so almost the same and I have polysistic ovaries. I did 2 EC on both I had over 35 follicles. With my first one we got 4 eggs only and nothing made it past day 2. With the second we got 7 eggs and 3 made it to day 5.

Honestly I think we never know what will happen. I’ve seen women with 20-30 eggs collected who end up with zero embryos to freeze.

So hang in there and keep positive! Make sure you have a high protein diet, drink water with electrolytes (smart water), full fat milk, eat avocados and eggs daily because all this is meant to help you avoid the risks of ohss and just stay positive! Wishing you all the luck with this round! 🥰🥰🥰🥰💕💕💕💕🤞🤞🤞🤩🤩🤩🤩

Anna_88
Anna_88 in reply to Klndmr

Thank you so much lovely! That’s really helpful advice. Nice to hear from you and hope the transfer preparing is going well. I have everything crossed for you xxxx

Klndmr
Klndmr in reply to Anna_88

Thank you ever so much! I will keep my fingers crossed for you too hun 🥰🥰🥰🥰💕💕🤞🤛

Hi there,

Happy New Year.

I did a long protocol in November (my first IVF try) I have an AMH of 34.4. My doctor said it did risk me getting OHSS but was my best chance and that she would keep a very close eye on my progress to limit any problems. I think she took this chance since I am 42 and have had 3 miscarriages in the last year from natural pregnancies. So no time to waste as it were!

I started the first 3 days on low does of meriofert and fostimon 75 iu of each. After my first blood test on day 4, my fostimon was upped to 150iu per day then after my day 6 scan and bloods my meriofert was upped to 150iu per day, that's how it stayed until trigger injection. I stimmed for total of 11 days. I also had human growth hormone during stims (helps quality of eggs).

I got 12 eggs and out of the seven that fertilised 4 made it to blastocyst. Two were put back in and two are frozen. I am now 8 weeks 6 days pregnant!

I did have very sore ovaries from half way though stimulation up to about a week ago, which sometimes made walking uncomfortable and getting out of bed etc. But, I can not longer feel them now and at no point did I need to seek any medical attention for it.

Hope this helps, good luck x

Anna_88
Anna_88 in reply to Bluebirds7

This really helps....thank you so much for such a detailed response! It is really reassuring, thank you x

Huge congratulations on your pregnancy ❤️

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