Simple question

Nothing cute, funny, or insightful today (at least not yet). I just need to throw a curiosity question out to the blogosphere in the hopes that someone has some experience to share.

Dr. Sleepy has added the growth hormone Saizen to Mia’s protocol in the hopes of improving the quality and quantity of her eggs. Has anyone used also used Saizen? What effect did it have on the quality and quantity of eggs?

Thanks in advance, homies.

4 Comments

  1. sara on April 28, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Wow, no I’ve actually never heard of that but I did see Mel add it to Lost and Found so hopefully someone will answer your question. I’ll be interested in the answer. Is it experimental?



  2. Moxie on April 28, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Sara, I had never heard of it either before now. I don’t think it’s experimental, but I haven’t turned up very many instances of its use for infertility. It’s commonly used for treating children and adults whose bodies do not produce enough of the natural growth hormone.
    I did a teensy bit of research on it today and I ran across one study of Saizen used in a blind study of 100 women ages 40+. Some were given Saizen and others were given a placebo. The results showed that while the egg quality and quantity and initial pregnancy rates did not differ much between the two groups, the placebo group had a much higher incidence of miscarriage. Those who received Saizen had a higher take-home baby rate, which is a good thing to hear given our mediocre chances for a live birth.
    I hope I hear from some others who’ve had it as part of their protocol.



  3. Erin on April 29, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    No info to add, but just wanted to thank you for leaving me with the thought of hope being scary..it’s been on my mind quite a bit.
    I’ll keep the Jazzfest food pictures coming. Your husband needs to get you all to New Orleans to experience the city. We need people here more than ever.



  4. SAHW on April 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I’m brand new to the IF blogging world, so I have no earthly idea about many things such as this yet 🙂 I just wanted to say thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog and that I actually replied to one of your original posts from January, which I found really touching. 🙂