1st Cycle abandoned

The scans today confirmed that I’m not responding to the Menopur.

Fertility specialist decided to abandon this cycle.

Basically I’m not producing many follicles, so they decide we should stop now 1) before we lose any more money and 2) go through with this cycle only to be disappointed when it’s not successful.

He advises we go a different route, namely Estrogen Priming Protocol, or EPP. He also tells us he’s confident that going this route will result in a pregnancy. That’s positive I suppose.

I’m not 100% sure how EPP works, but when my next cycle starts I will start the Minulette pill for 21 days and from day 18 I will need to use Lucrin untill my next cycle starts. After that Estroderm patches and Gonal F. So basically we’re only starting the actual IVF process again in April. 

I am slightly disappointed as I was really hoping to do the actual transfer this month.

I guess everything happens for a reason, but that does not make it any easier.

I am sad that we couldn’t go through with it this time, but rather now than later when, we realize that abandoning the cycle is what we should have done in the first place would it not have been a success. 

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