Hello, I've been lurking and I think I'm ready to introduce myself. First of all, I want to say to msgoodbuns that I'm SO sorry about your BFN. (((HUGS)))
My issue is that I don't menstruate. I think I've had three periods in my life on my own (not induced by BCP's). I *think* I had a period once or twice as an adolescent (though honestly I don't totally remember -- I remember *telling* my mom I did so I could get out of going to swimming lessons, but I don't know if I did actually have one before that). Then at the age of 21 I went on BCP's. I did that for ten years and then when my DH and I decided to have a baby I went off of them. Nothing happened, and two years of infertility treatments (Clomid, Metformin, lots of IUI's with injectables) followed. Finally, on our first round of IVF, we were successful. Two years later we tried using our one remaining frozen embryo but that failed.
I had pretty much resigned myself to being the mom of an only child (though always searching for the "solution" to my problem through supplements, since I did have two periods about two years ago on my own, which led me to believe it was technically possible). We didn't have the money to do another round of IVF (since everything is out of pocket for us). But then...my mom completely surprised us by offering to pay for IVF if we wanted to try again.
The RE I was using is no longer doing infertility treatments, so we're starting over at the same clinic with a new doctor. Our first appointment is on Thursday.
I was trying to figure out the timeline. Maybe some of you can help me? I'm guessing they'll have to induce a cycle with a round of BCP's. Is day one of the next cycle the first day of my bleed? And then at about day fourteen of that cycle is when they do the egg retrieval?
I know I'm getting ahead of myself with all this, but my son is 4.5 and I never thought I'd get the chance to do this again.
Also, to whoever recommended taking DHEA and shared the link from that clinic in New York, thank you! I'm almost 39 and after reviewing the information I am definitely starting DHEA. I'm SO much more informed about nutrition and supplements this time around. I'm really hoping I get the chance to do it all again, smarter this time.