Isn't it funny? Small world, for sure. I remember when I first got my diagnosis of GDA, I tried and tried to find information on the subject and there is literally nothing to be found on it. In fact, you are the first person I've found who has the same diagnosis, or even knows what it is! So glad we found each other so we can compare notes. :)
You're right, waiting is the absolute worst. Don't be surprised if the 3 months of menopause they've told you to expect turns into 4ish. I took my depot lupron injections in June & July of 2010 and it didn't wear off until the beginning of October. I was desperate and trying everything I could think of to get my period to start (obviously now I realize that was futile, lol!). At which point we had to wait another month to get started because they found a cyst on my ovary which had developed because of all the drugs. Then, I missed the Nov. 1st cutoff date to get in for an IVF cycle before Christmas ... so, yeah. Unfortunately for us, 3 months of waiting turned into 6. On top of all the other waiting of tests, trying to find out what the cause of our infertility was, etc. etc. And now I am waiting again. :(
I know it's hard not to, but please don't have the fear that Dr. C's protocol won't have any effect. After everything I have been through, he is honestly the only dr. who has taken the time to find out what our fertility issues were. We went through years of thinking we couldn't get pregnant and then one miscarriage, then more years of infertility and 3 unsuccessful rounds of IUI before we even got referred to him and he actually did more tests to pinpoint our problems. And he is the only doctor, even now, who is trying to get to the root of my miscarriages. I had the same fear you had, especially after our first IVF didn't work. I remember thinking that I had come so far and tried everything, and yet had nothing to show for it. I remember thinking that none of this would work, I would never get pregnant, that my body was so far beyond repair, etc. etc. It's very hard not to get into that cycle of thinking. In fact, even now, waiting for my miscarriage results, I'm starting to feel the old doubt tugging away at my soul. But honestly, every time I talk to Dr. Cadesky, I feel like a weight has been lifted. He always seems so, so positive that this will work for me. And it's not like most doctors would do, just to try and get your money (although it is a business, I know). I have a friend who figured she needed IVF after years of not getting pregnant and, after he ran tests on her and her hubby, he basically prescribed them some high-potency antioxidants and told them to have lots and lots of sex, that they didn't need him after all. So I trust his opinion. Although he did tell me the depot lupron was only effective for up to a year, so I'm not sure if when I talk to him again he'll prescribe it for me a second time. Has he recommended the agitation of your lining before your next cycle?
I'm curious to know why Dr. Cadesky didn't do your endometrial biopsy before your other rounds of IVF, though? And what is the issue with your hubby's sperm why you need a sperm donor? Just curious because my hubby is missing acrosomes, but Dr. C. has told me ICSI is fine and we don't even need to consider a donor.
I'm sorry to hear of your losses as well. Miscarriages are devastating, but even more so to someone who has desperately tried to even get pregnant in the first place.
Also, you said you are hypothyroid - was this one of the issues why you were having a hard time getting pregnant, and if so, what protocol are you on for it? I'm curious because part of my recurrent miscarriage testing were tests to check my thyroid. Also, how have your frozen cycles been - have your frozen embies survived well being thawed for transfer, and how many did they transfer for you? We are doing a frozen cycle next (for the first time) but we only have 1 embryo. Dr. C. says its survival rate is 98%, but I'm still worried I'll get there on the day of my transfer and it will have died. :(
Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.
Oh, and the acupuncturist I see also prescribed herbs for me to take between now and when I get started on treatments again. According to her, I have a spleen qi deficiency, and I am taking an Astragulus & Ginseng formula. It's not necessarily for fertility, but in Chinese medicine, everything is connected, so if you have a deficiency in one area, fixing it fixes your entire body, basically. Also I have read wonderful things about Vitex (chastetree berry), which I'm taking daily and she said it's safe to take right now as well. I've heard that taking L-arginine can increase your endometrium's receptivity, but I haven't looked into it much yet.