So, this is my first round of trying IVF, though it seems I will not be going through it now this month as I expected. I am 39 and have a high FSH - 15. My doctor put me on the birth control pills for about 17 days, then I got my period. Then I started shots - first Gonal F and Repronex which apparently didn't do anything. So she switched me to six days of Follistim and Lupron. I got my blood test results today - estradiol 19!! She told me we would have to just stop, let me get a natural period and then start again next month. She says she thinks maybe the birth control pill suppressed the shots from working as sometimes this happens in the "older" patients. Why did she put me on them in the first place? Has anyone else had the experience of the drugs not doing anything to them at all??
Thanks for your thoughts. This is a pretty big bummer.