Saturday, June 15, 2013

Goals: # 4 Research Different Protocols for DOR

If you're just joining us now, this is the list of my personal goals as I work towards raising enough money and preparing my body for IVF treatment in Sep, 2013.  Here is a list of the previous posts in this series if you would like to look back.


1)  Financing.
2)  Improve AMH
3)  Egg Quality
4)  Research protocols for DOR IVF


Okay, I won't lie.  I am WAY over my head on this one.  I've read... maybe 50 articles on PubMed discussing various protocols for DOR patients.  Some say Add GnRH AND Micro HCG.  Others say adding HCG can lower the clinical pregnancy rates.  I know for a fact that my protocol, chosen by Dr. C will include Micro-HCG so I am specifically looking into studies that include it.  *Sigh*  I am WAY over my head. 

All the information I have on my protocol is a list of the drugs I will be needing.  Part of me wants to know exactly what he's planning so I can get opinions and reviews from those who have gone before me.  Another part of me wants to just let the man do his job and not stress over the intricacies of the protocol he has come up with. I am torn between the two.

So if you want to drive yourself batty I recommend that you mosey on over to PubMed and go hog-wild.  As for me... I think I am going to sit on this one a little longer.


  1. Hello there. I don't know much about DOR but the infertile chemist is a really great blog (it's not mine, I promise) written by a chemist who is currently going through IVF and has DOR. She explains her protocol and meds excellently. I think you might like it.

    Good luck!

    1. THANK YOU for the referral Ana! I'll check it out. I have EVERYTHING crossed for you right now. It SURE is looking positive.

  2. Freija,

    What state do you live in? I have an idea to run by you for a way you could possibly get free IVF...

    1. Replying on my tiny phone screen and hit wrong button. Reply is below with my email address. Thank you!!

    2. Replying on my tiny phone screen and hit wrong button. Reply is below with my email address. Thank you!!

  3. OMG really?? I'd love to hear more. I'm in Texas. Would that work? is my email. *fingers crossed*