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  1. Our baby girl story
    ... IUI...no luck and then I did one month of injections follistim and ovudrel with IUI and I was successful! We...

  2. Our Successes
    ... that I wasn't ovulating and DH was fine. I started Follistim injections with BD, and on the third round, I finally ... on occasion. Finally, went back to RE and did one Follistim cycle with BD, had 2 great follies, and got my BFP...

  3. Laurie's Story...
    ... informed me IVF is the only way January 21st - started follistim January 22nd - went to "IVF Class / Orientation" ... (note, AFTER follistim .) January 25th - u/s showed 8 follicles January...

  4. Our IF roller coaster
    ... injectables. Medications tried: Lupron, Gonal F, Follistim , Menopur, Repronex, Clomid, and Femara. Surgeries...

  5. Praying4us IF journey...
    ... numerous u/s and gallons of blood Medications: Clomid, Follistim , Estridial, Prometrium, Metformin & doxycycline ...

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  1. IVF vs. adoption, any thoughts?
    ... treatments are simply not working on me (I am going to try Follistim shots with IUI, but beyond that I am very reluctant...

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  1. Follistim, estrogen, and IVF
    ... t even check my blood until I had already been on Follistim for 4 days. And, as I said before, by the time she...

  2. 1st IVF Cycle...How big do they want the follicles, and high estrogen??
    ... over in size. I think they may have decreased the follistim so you don't hyperstimulate since you seem to have...

  3. Ovidrel with Follistem
    ... (to induce ovulation) after I have been taking my Follistim shots or can I take Follistim alone without the Ovidrel...
    ... when I was going for my first cycle of IUI, I took Follistim but then I started ovulating on my own so I didn't ... take the ovidrel. Then for my IVF cycle I also took Follistim and then ovidrel to trigger ovulation. Your doctor...

  4. Is there anyone else like me??? Feeling hopeless...
    ... call me today with the bloodwork results. I am on Follistim and Menopur. They said if my estrogen is falling...
    ... to me on my last fresh cycle and I'm only 31. I did Follistim soley on my 2 fresh cycles in '06 and was almost at ... wanted to cancel, I insisted we continue so we tried follistim and menopur together and I got results but stimmed...
    ... to me on my last fresh cycle and I'm only 31. I did Follistim soley on my 2 fresh cycles in '06 and was almost at ... wanted to cancel, I insisted we continue so we tried follistim and menopur together and I got results but stimmed...

  5. Hello - new here!
    ... to do this. I guess I am going to be getting 300iu follistim and 4 vials menopur daily - which is a heck of alot...

  6. September 2008 Cycles
    ... be doing 4 shots a day, 2 of lupron, 300 units of Follistim and 150 of menopur. Anyone else been on something...

  7. August IVF/ICSI Cycle
    ... Last night was the first round of follistim /repronex. I figured out how to use this stuff-pretty ... neat. The follistim pen is cool the way you dial up the dose. And then...

  8. Ladies, I need your opinions! Which injectible should I get?
    ... company to see which brand that they cover, Gonal-F, Follistim , or Bravelle. Before checking with them, I'd like...
    ... Coco: I just finished with my first round of Follistim injectables and got a BFP. After 4 rounds of Clomid ... miscarriage)...the next 3...nothing. 1st round of Follistim is all it took. I just wish I did them sooner. Doc...
    ... my insurance company will cover either Gonal-f or Follistim . I heard that Follistim is stronger than Gonal-f,...

  9. lupron and bravelle 150 Injectables
    ... for an IUI, thats what it turned out to be. I was on Follistim (same as Gonal-F) and Menopur, when it was cancelled...

  10. August/September 2008 Cyclers
    ... follicles have stalled on the menopur. They gave me follistim to take home and I'll find out later how much to take...
    ... issues with just one dose. Dont loose hope there, Follistim does a great job. Solange, OMG, what a wonderful...
    ... Tonight though, I'll have 3 shots becuase I'm mixing in follistim . lgs, thanks for asking...I'm depressed and feeling ... because he wants to do my sono. I'm afraid that if the follistim doesn't do anything by tomorrow, then he'll cancel...
    ... Tonight though, I'll have 3 shots becuase I'm mixing in follistim . lgs, thanks for asking...I'm depressed and feeling ... because he wants to do my sono. I'm afraid that if the follistim doesn't do anything by tomorrow, then he'll cancel ... well tomorrow at your sono. I have never been on follistim but I have seen a lot of people post about it and...
    ... good luck at your sono tomorrow... I really hope the follistim gets things going for you. Solange, congrats on...
    ... sorry that things are slow for you. I am praying that follistim does the trick for you :) Thinking of you... Mady...
    ... morning! I'm not sure why they didn't have you on Follistim in the first place, but I really hope it gives your...
    ... KM- I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. Follistim is usually very good and I also question why they ... didn't put you on it sooner. I used Follistim for my first IUI and now for my IVF and I've had a...
    ... happening again? Why wasn't an adequate dosage of follistim delivered in time to prevent this? What did they do...
    ... KM, great news! Obviously that Follistim did the trick for you. I'm so glad they were able...
    ... Km those are awsome news, great job on ER. I knew follistim would be good for you. Let us know how you do on...

  11. From IUI to IVF
    ... been transfer from IUI to IVF? I have been taking follistim for an IUI cycle but yesterday my doctor called me...

  12. Anyone else stimming for IVF? Cycle Buddy needed!
    ... ultrasound. I am on an antagonist protocol with 225 Follistim and 150 of Menopur daily for now. I am 38, I know...
    ... took menopur once with my 2nd cycle but mostly was on follistim . I went in today and have some follies at around 5...
    ... stimming, but have had a horrible week. I was on follistim and my estrogen went up way too high very quickly ... stimming the friday before you did, I think. I took the follistim for one week and my estrogen shot up to 30,000. My ... follistim was stopped and now we are just hoping the estrogen...
    ... At the moment, I am still doing IVF. Going to try follistim today and see what comes of that, but still no change...
    ... KM - good luck with the follistim . I was on 225ius then 300ius of Folistim and 2 vials...
    ... been updating on the August/September cyclers thread. Follistim worked for me. They retrieved 19 eggs on Tuesday and...

  13. Going in for an IUI on Friday
    ... yrs old. This is my first attempt at and IUI with Follistim . I've had IUI's before with Clomid and each time ... first day of my period, IUI. This time with the Follistim , I did injections for 7 days and now tonight I am ... Does anyone on here have any experiance with this Follistim injections? I see a lot of people have done the Clomid...
    ... . I tried it 3 more times...and then moved on to Follistim Shots...followed with the Ovidrel and an IUI. If...
    ... Does anyone on here have any experiance with this Follistim injections? I see a lot of people have done the Clomid...

  14. IUI - Follistim & Ovadril
    ... I then moved onto the Gonal-f injections (same as follistim ) and Ovidrell. We did three cycles with BDing and...
    ... found out DH has low sperm count. I started taking follistim 75iu and had my first IUI two weeks ago, but it didn ... ready for second IUI, I'm starting today with 100iu of Follistim shots. I also have Ovidrell but didn't have to take...
    ... I then moved onto the Gonal-f injections (same as follistim ) and Ovidrell. We did three cycles with BDing and...
    ... clomid without success and then was switched to the follistim and ovidrell and was success after two months! I...
    ... clomid without success and then was switched to the follistim and ovidrell and was success after two months! I...
    ... time got pregnant - but miscarried). Moved on to Follistim injections. When the doc says it's okay...it will ... be my second try with Follistim . Good luck and I hope you have a BFP....

  15. July-August 2008 Cycles Cont.
    ... know what is the next step, most likely will start follistim tomorrow again. I'm a little down but I need to stay...
    ... estrogen was 48. This morning, after just 3 days of follistim , my estrogen was 1600 and I have had nausea and vomiting ... for two days. My doctor reduced my dose of follistim from 225 to 175 for Monday and Tuesday night, but...
    ... unfair, I hope that you can start back up with your follistim tomorrow....
    ... for my second IUI. Today I will start with 100iu of Follistim shots. I feel positive and ready about this second...
    ... back and it was 5900 (after 5 days of stimming)! My follistim was decreased and three days later, on Saturday, my ... estrogen was 21,000. So, the doctor stopped my follistim . Then on Monday I went back and my estrogen was 30...

  16. Any1 here try Letrozole or Clomid? pro's & cons you experienced?
    ... and for me to move onto an injectable drug called Follistim . I am on day 3 today. I don’t like needles and...

  17. Another question about HCG shot: how deep should the needle go in?
    ... like I was when on Clomid. The injectable I did was Follistim and very easy to do. No sore belly either. Again...

  18. Starting IUI
    ... m currently on my first month, I have been taking Follistim injections (75iu) and tomorrow I have my third ultrasound...

  19. Over 35 TTC with FSH levels over 10 or had successful pregnancy
    ... process. I conceived my son with the help of Clomid, Follistim , and IUI on a 2nd cycle of trying that. It took a...
    ... FSH level at 37 was only 6.1. Then 1 injection of Follistim was also added to it. I had been seeing an OB/GYN ... The RE was going to have me take 7-10 injections of Follistim , but I found out that I had a large cyst that cycle...
    ... thinking about just trying to sell my repronex and follistim at discount just to recoup some of my money back and...

  20. OHSS when not on meds
    ... out of the system? I was only on about 1200units of Follistim for 2 months. Right before my O this month my ovaries...

  21. May/June Cycles
    ... bunny. :) How is Gonal-F treating you? Were you on Follistim with your first IVF? Do you feel any difference? I...
    ... took Gonal last cycle also. The only time I've taken Follistim was my first IUI because it was donated. Otherwise...
    ... closer to E/R. At the begining I was giving the follistim shots to myself, until I had a nervous breakdown,...

  22. Preg on a natural cycle, could it be?
    ... BCP for about a week. Then, lupron for a week, then follistim injections. But everyone is different. Your RE may...

  23. May/June Cycles
    ... like with my first IVF, except for the outcome :). Follistim and menopur (ouch). Accupuncture is treating me...
    ... Do any of you know what bad can happen if I had my follistim shot 3 hours later than supposed to? Babydust...
    ... would not fret about a 3 hour time difference on your follistim shot. I really don't think it's too big of a deal...
    ... tomorrow. Let us know how it goes. A few hours late with Follistim really shouldn't make a big difference. April and...
    ... fast. Kari, I wasnt too woried about the late follistim , I actually went to Sea World that day and just couldnt ... the dosage stays the same. I dont think I even have follistim extra, if we need to up the dose. But anyway, this...

  24. Kari's Cycle - Pt. II
    ... 1500". I'm happy with that! I only do 25 units of follistim tonight. I think I'll prob trigger on Monday cause...

  25. Kari's cycle
    ... .. I think it's similar to menopur) and pure FSH ( follistim / gonal-F). Well since I responded much like someone ... keep that dose low and also keep my evening dose of follistim low... starting out at 75 and 125, respectively. ...
    ... shot! I did repronex this morning and I'll do the follistim tonight. But uh oh, I literally just realized I made...
    ... coming! Hi Mrs! Well they did up my dose a bit... Follistim went from 125 to 150. Still just the one vial of...
    ... so a very nice jump. They said to still do 150 of follistim tonite but drop it back down to 125 tomorrow. Morning...
    ... now!:) Oh, and they did adjust my dose... My follistim is being decreased again from 125 to 100... it's crazy ... cause that seems SO low to me, but what's cool is the follistim is so expensive I guess that is the one benefit of...

  26. I'm back for IVF Round 3!
    ... appt and i'm trying to stay positive. My dosage of Follistim was 225 tonight and Menopur was ALOT...they had me...

  27. April/May Cycles Part II
    ... wednesday, and we are not changing anything. Same Follistim and menopur, and start with the same dosage. Love...
    ... the repronex Fri morning and then do 125 units of follistim in the evening. Sunday will be my first monitoring...
    ... me really low... I've only been doing 125 units of follistim . Will keep you guys posted!...
    ... my morning b/w and u/s appt. Hopefully the little follistim increase the last couple days will get some action...
    ... thread, your E2 looks wonderful. And they upped your Follistim a little. 150 its still pretty conservative, I will...
    ... I donno how well will they work once I get on the Follistim , it seems to give me a hard time. Mady...

  28. This 2WW is killing me!
    ... lost. This last cycle I used about 1100 units of follistim for the whole cycle. When the nurse ordered the meds...

  29. Increased my meds!
    ... Never used bravelle, I used follistim . Although I did respond to the meds my RE did up...
    ... Hi Vira, I used bravelle along w/ follistim for my IVF cycle & my dr increased my dosage according...

  30. Need some advice - Follistim & IUI
    ... Hi Amy, I was on Follistim and had IUI last month and although we got a BFN last ... cycle your numbers sound similar to mine. I also did Follistim and IUI this cycle and am currently in the 2ww. Both ... cycles I had 5 follicles develop and I was on 100 of follistim for the first and 75 to 100 for the second. I would...
    ... will admit I was expected more side effects from the Follistim . I remember having side effects 5 years ago with...
    ... how it goes. Regarding the lack of side effects w/ follistim , that's very common. It's a much kinder fertility ... the same results as you regarding side effects. The follistim did help me grow some nice follicles & it sounds like...
    ... meds, but they still grow when you coast. I was on Follistim 150 for 5 days then gradually dropped down from 100...
    ... 14mm and 15mm. I am going to take another shot of Follistim tonight (150) and then get my HGS (I think that is...
    ... So all is set to take one more injection of 150 follistim tonight and my HCG injection in the morning and then...

  31. hi all.. i'm baaaaaaack!
    ... again. I am glad that you are starting on femara and follistim , I am sure that this is going to be it for you and...
    ... good, so DW started femera this monring. will start follistim (oh joy! injectables!) thursday PM. another u/s...
    ... lots of endo scarring(poor girl). just started follistim yesterday morning, with iui scheduled for next friday...

  32. Hello
    ... don't know what to expect. I have lots of left over follistim and repronex from my first two IVF stims, but I wonder...

  33. I need a 2ww buddy.
    ... after I O, but never before. Perhaps it's because of follistim ?? I opened my big mouth today at work. One of...

  34. FSH level
    ... alittle different. Last month it was 10.8. I took follistim and now this month it's 12.8.:( Does anyone know...
    ... Pinkie, I think that the follistim can elevate your FSH. I am surprised they didnt'...

  35. Anyone else using injectable drugs with IUI
    ... familiar with Bravelle or Ganirelix, I'm currently using Follistim . There is praobably someone on this board who may...
    ... had the same crampy feeling as you describe. (i used follistim and ovidrel.) my RE and nurse told me that these are...

  36. Side Effects of Follistim
    ... Hi REF sorry to hear you are feeling so bad.I took follistim but never had such side effects.Do you think maybe...
    ... time as well really makes me think this is from the follistim . Went to the RE today and he said things are looking...
    ... I'm sorry you are having bad side effects from the follistim . I hope it pays off & you get that beautiful bfp...
    ... RFF, My last cycle I used 200 units of Puregon ( follistim ) daily and fortunately I didn't have any side effects...
    ... clomid and it was a breeze. Now with adding the Follistim it is way different. My DH just doesn't get how awful...

  37. Thinking of you Kari
    ... 2ww. I did a no no :)this month, I had some leftover follistim in the fridge since our IVF, you know when that was...
    ... I seriously look at all of these xtra meds I have ( follistim , repronex, clomid, u name it!) and I just know if...

  38. PCOS and IVF
    ... itself . Actually i have read that for pcos fsh ike Follistim is considered better than menopur(combo. of FSH and...

  39. The most painful ovulation, 7 eggs!
    ... anyone else has had this same experience. I was on Follistim , was triggered and ovulated between my IUIs (yay!...

  40. Almost ready for 4th IUI, trying not to stress!! who will be joining me in the 2ww?
    ... everyone is doing well! Well, I've been taking Puregon ( Follistim ) this cycle and I'm responding well (4 follicles all...

  41. Holly's IVF cycle
    ... morning, 1 vial of menopur in the evening, & 25 units of follistim in the evening. Last time my dose of follistim was...

  42. Starting Cycle 4 with Puregon
    ... Sorry, just realized that in the US the drug is called Follistim ...
    ... your upcoming cycle~I hope it is the one!! I used follistim for my IVF cycle, and it was cake. I loved using...
    ... from that drug! I really think you will like the follistim much more. Holly...
    ... Europe and I had no side effects at all.I also took follistim when I was in the US also had no side effects.Like...
    ... Hey CG, I took follistim for IVF on my last fresh attempt... I did a dose of...

  43. Injectable Cycle #3 continued
    ... medicine refrigerated???? I think you were taking follistim , and I know my follistim is kept in the fridge. Well...

  44. April - 2 Weeks till Lupron!
    ... it all with the nurse! They had me down to use Follistim but I asked if I could use Gonal F instead. I've...
    ... nurse agreed to switch you over to the gonal-F. The follistim and gonal-F are the most expensive of all the meds...

  45. Feeling a little discouraged, but things are moving along
    ... Sorry I can't answer your question regarding the follistim but I just wanted to let you know what a big impact...
    ... you & I wish you all the best w/ your cycle. I used follistim w/ IVF, and I reacted really well to it. I also have ... hopefully since we are in similar situations, the follistim will work well for you too. :) Good luck to you,...
    ... on Gonal-F (which like Kelley said is the same as follistim ) now for the 3rd cycle and i have produced some follicles...
    ... happening with my ovaries even after 3 days of being on follistim , I feel twinging. I was just feeling frustrated with...

  46. Not sure what to do
    ... just wanted to let you know that on my first cycle of Follistim injectables and HCG shot with timed BD, I am pregnant...

  47. IVF Meds
    ... Here's my problem though, my RE is going to prescribe Follistim for my upcoming IVF. I wonder how strict they are...
    ... first IVF try was with Gonal-F and my second with Follistim . BTW, April, I think these two stims are very ... which is equal parts FSH and LH). My NP told me that follistim is a bit stronger than gonal-F. Not sure if that...

  48. Concerned.....
    ... My period has changed since I started taking Follistim . My periods used to last 5-7 days and now I have a...

  49. Worst possible start
    ... don't even know too much about the meds yet either, follistim for 4 days, then ganirelix, then luveris, and I think...

  50. Back from u/s
    ... want2beamama: We did not do IUI or IVF, just BDing with Follistim injections. I had 2 good-sized follies and they both...

  51. Things are really moving!!
    ... different this time around. Last time I was on lupron, follistim , & menopur. This time they are adding bravelle. ...

  52. I start BCP on Sunday!!!
    ... music, please...) All I want for Christmas is my Follistim , my injection. Gee if I could only have a sonogram...

  53. Can you still ovulate while taking follistim but not trigger?
    ... the cycle isent a total waste.BTW why were you on follistim for so many days?12 days seems like an awful lot to ... be on follistim .I remember I was only on it for a few days.Maybe 5...
    ... without trigger. My last cycle on Gonal-F (same as follistim ) My cycle was cancelled because my follicles did not...

  54. Most likely our only shot at IVF
    ... will trigger & what day my retrieval will be. My follistim dose has been steadily decreasing (started at 125U ... estrogen was increasing so well they kept lowering follistim meds. But today they had me do 75U injection tonight...

  55. I need to talk to some who can relate to what I am going through w/ IF.
    ... another baby. We have tried several rounds of Clomid and Follistim w/ no luck. All of my tests have come back normal...
    ... period this month. If I do, I will be starting the Follistim injections again. This past month I did not do the...

  56. Jan/Feb IVFers?
    ... the next couple days as expected, then I will start Follistim and Repronex this Friday!! We will know around Feb...
    ... yesterday and have my u/s tomorrow then start Repronex / Follistim on Friday! I'm excited....
    ... 5th day of stims today and they keep cutting back my Follistim - which I'll take as a good sign that my bloodwork...

  57. Never thought I'd be doing IVF, but here it goes
    ... felt out of my element with talk of trigger shots, follistim , transfers, etc and thought (naively) to myself -...

  58. Yet another 2WW thread- who'll join me?
    ... so I guess I'm about 5 weeks. I got pregnant using Follistim injections and just BDing. It's very exciting because...

  59. Nauseous with Gonal F?
    ... Gonal F (as these symptoms are still here). I did Follistim last time (because it was donated), and didn't have...
    ... do work with someone who had similar symptoms with Follistim , though, so it may be normal. I'd check with your...
    ... help either as I never used gonal-f before (I used follistim ). I just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear that you...
    ... strange, because I didn't have any side effects from the Follistim last time. Oh well...I'll get through it!!! ...
    ... I didn't have any trouble with the gonal-F or with Follistim . I do get lurpon headaches, but I'm sure you are...
    ... seriously have no more than I had last time with the Follistim . I'm very disappointed, but they never directed me...
    ... my last IVF cycle I was primarily at 150 units of follistim and I ended up with 30 eggs retrieved. BTW, did your...

  60. My cycle has begun
    ... s good! What dose are you using? I'm not sure if Follistim & Gonal-F are the same dosage wise. Hope you had...
    ... 37,5 iu, I think Gonal-f is a little stronger than Follistim . I used to react well on clomid 50mg, that is why...

  61. New Cycle w/ Injectables
    ... done. There were no cysts, so I get to start the Follistim injections tomorrow (125 i.u.). The nurse actually...
    ... to celebrate a double BFP with you guys! Hope the follistim is treating you well so far. I used it during a recent...
    ... Hey Kari, thanks for the well wishes! The Follistim is going good, but I've only had one dose so far....

  62. 1st Appointment with new GYN
    ... Ah yes, follistim is very similar to gonalF. My NP told me it is just...

  63. Christine Seeiay
    ... If this doesn't work we'll move on to a clomid and follistim combo. We were given a demo kit to practice with just...

  64. why is weight loss a big deal?
    ... maybe you need to move on to injectables. I used Follistim injections when I conceived my first child, and will...

  65. No O this cycle???
    ... get the results, I can start the Provera and then Follistim when AF comes:) I'm excited to finally get this show...
    ... at the end of this month. I am sure once you start follistim you will get your BFP:) . Keeping fingers and toes...
    ... you must be anxious/excited to get started on the follistim . It's what worked for you w/ your first child, right...
    ... I was using Follistim when I got pregnant with Jackson, so I am very excited...

  66. others w/ male factor?
    ... 2 with Femara, and the last one with Femara *and* Follistim injectable) we are almost broke and ready to stop...

  67. A little bit afraid
    ... though, if you dont mind me asking? Are you still on follistim now? Or he just has you coasting? He must know better...
    ... good about it. They had me down to only 25 units of follistim this morning and I'll take a little more tonite, but...

  68. Any success conceiving on Clomid?
    ... when I conceived my son, nothing worked except for Follistim , but it looks like I'll probably be going that route...

  69. 2ww
    ... when I found out I was pg 3 years ago after using Follistim & HCG, I took an HPT I think around 12 DPO and it...


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