DOR with MIS blood test
I turned 40 in May and I'm ttc for the 1st time with my husband. I've tried 1 IUI cycle with Clomid last year, charting, saliva tests, ovulation kits, FSH, Estradiol, Progesterone etc.
I recently took an MIS blood test to determine my ovarian reserve and was told it was diminished and should go right into IVF. This is with a very well known fertility clinic in NYC whose focus is heavily on IVF. While I'm not necessarily against IVF, donor eggs or even adoption for that matter, I would like to ttc naturally. More importantly I would like to deal with doctors who don't only speak doom and gloom.
I have had 2 cysts removed a while ago, one on each ovary. One was a chocolate cyst the other I don't remember. I have had ultrasounds to check for recurring cysts, fibroids, etc and I'm clear. I recently had an HSG also and my tubes are open. The left tube is questionable but appears to be open. My period is every 25-28 days for 3-4 days. The doctor said that there is still a slight chance with IVF since I'm still having regular periods. He also said that one reason why I might have DOR is because of the surgeries depending on what type of cysts they were.
Do you think acupuncture, lifestyle change, herbs could help me? Is all hope lost? I still have an iota of faith which is all I need because I already see "Myles" - my son :) - in my life.
BTW, my husbands sperm was last checked about this time last year and was normal. I will say that his urge to perform has lessened due to stress, financial issues and whatever other factors. Thanks so much for your opinion.