Don't worry about being nosy or anything, that is why we are here!
Yes, I was over-stimulated during my first and the only fresh IVF cycle. I had low FSH and responded to stimulation too well and produced 24 eggs with 20 of which fertilized by ICSI, but only 19 made it to cleavage stage and they were all frozen. All my two pregnancies are from the same batch of embryos through FET.
No, they did not use growth hormone, they used standard mini-dose flare protocol which involves taking birth control pill (BCP) for 14-21 days, and then low dose lupron during stimulation with Gonal-f pen (morning) and Repronex (evening) for 11 days.
One of my ovaries produced a large follicle in my first FET cycle which was not supposed to be there since I took BCP for 21 days and then lupron for 14 days, they two drugs should have beaten my ovaries to death (suppressed them to produce eggs)! Yet, I went ahead to make egg and ovulated on that cycle. As a consequence, they canceled this cycle which wasted me two months! After that, they changed the protocol on me, they let me use BCP/Lupron/E2 patch 5 days overlapping to each other, which worked very well.
Good luck on your coming cycle.
Everyone else who are still pursuing ivf, please update so that we know that you are there somewhere.
My first US schedule on 16th of this month and I will update then. Eloise just had her first surgery yesterday (putting two tubes in both ears to avoid frequent ear infections, she has had one almost every other month since 6m old!) and we are having our hands full lately.
Thanks for listening,
Me, 50 DH, 40
IVF, 11/05, 19 embryos(e), no ET, OHSS
FET, 02/06, cancelled, dominant egg
FET, 04/06, 4e, BFN
FET, 06/06, 6e, DD born 02/07
FET, 05/08, 5e, DS born 01/09