I am 43 yrs old with 1 ovary and just lived through my IVF experience. It ended very sadly in 5 follicles, but no eggs found at retrieval. The RE says it could have been caused by a late trigger or it could be empty follicle syndrome - they just don't know.
As I do research to try to figure out what happened, I am seeing a lot of evidence that perhaps I was not on the right protocol.
My protocol was Microdose Lupron. It started with BCP for 23 days starting on cycle day 3. 2 days of no meds then 20 units of Lupron 2x day for 2 days then add 2 vials of Bravelle and 2 vials of Menopur 2X day.
What I am reading is the Lupron and perhaps Menopur caused too much Lupron which could have caused premature ovulation or poor egg quality.
With my age and only 1 ovary, I have been simply devastated with this result.
Do any of you have a recommendation based on your experience. I visit the RE tomorrow for a follow up and to determine next steps.
Thank you for anything you can offer.