IVF Antagonist Protocol

I want to post my IVF Protocol, because during my research phase, I scoured the web looking for these.

This is what I would refer to as a modfied Antagonist Protocol, as it has been tailored to my specifc issues.  The difference?  It includes Lovenox, and does not include birth control or estrace.

Lovenox (blood thinner)
Gonal F (follicle stimulating hormone)
Menopur (follicle stimulating hormone)
Ganirellix (to suppress the LH surge and ovulation until the follicles are mature)
Ovidrel (final maturing of eggs and trigger the release of mature eggs)

I am also taking:

Medrol (steroid used to increase the chance of implantation by altering the immune system slightly for a short period of time so that embryos are not rejected)
Doxycycline (antibiotic to reduce the risk of infection related to the egg retrieval)
Endometrin (progesterone suppsitory crucial for the development of a uterine lining that will support the early pregnancy)
Metrogel (for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea)

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A baby or a house?

A little background.

In 2009, I (today, age 36) was diagnosed with multiple clotting disorders:  MTHFR, the Prothrombin Gene Mutation, and the Lupus Anticoagulant.  I also have a few other #’s that aren’t fantastic, such as a high count of CardioLipin IGM Autoantibodies and a slight Protein S Dificiency.

In 2011 my husband (today, age 38),  was diagnosed with male factor infertility, specifically 1% morphology.

In July 2011, I had an early miscarriage.  And then a Saline Sonogram.  Both sucked.

In October 2011, we are scheduled for IVF with ICSI and PGD.  It will be an antagonist protocol, with Lovenox, but no Lupron or birth control.

And that picture above?  Those are my meds for the October IVF.    They just arrived.  I almost vomitted:  at the sheer amount of medications, but mainly at the overall cost.