Question about use of norethisterone in DE conception
DareGreatly · 24/11/2020 18:45
Hi. I'm trying to weigh up the pros and cons of frozen egg donation versus fresh.
My understanding is that with fresh egg donation you'd need to synch your cycle with the donor's, so I was just wondering if this meant it was highly likely you'd have to take norethisterone (NET)?
The reason I ask is I took this for one of my OE cycles and I had a bit of a bad reaction to it (pelvic pain), which I've since learned does happen to some people.
So - just wondering if anyone who has undergone a fresh DE cycle might remember / have some insight! Thanks.
Lauren83 · 24/11/2020 20:32
When I did a fresh donor cycle I down regulated on buserelin and the donor took the contraceptive pill and then came off it to start stims when I was ready
DareGreatly · 24/11/2020 21:25
Oh okay thanks @Lauren83 so no need for NET? That's encouraging.
How did you decide between fresh and frozen? (Sorry if this is covered a lot - I've only just decided to go for DE!)
Lauren83 · 25/11/2020 01:35
At the time my clinic only offered fresh, I have done 3 fresh donor egg cycles. The first one I got low numbers so frozen would appeal plus it takes a lot of the stress out and much easier to plan
DareGreatly · 25/11/2020 07:35
Oh that's encouraging to hear re frozen too. I must admit the extra cost of fresh is a worry too, as it would take quite a few more months for us to save for that. So hearing the advantages of frozen is really helpful!
Persipan · 25/11/2020 16:01
I think for fresh I just synched on the pill and then did buserelin injections, from what I remember. But best bet would be to ask your clinic about their protocol!
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