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  1. Has anyone else experienced bleeding between transfer and test after 2WW?
    ... many follicles, which was a result in my dosage of follistim being too high. The third time he backed way off...

  2. IVF - basic questions
    ... normal limits, I would get the FSH injections (Gonal F, Follistim , Repronex, Bravelle), which stimulate follicular developmen...
    ... course of stimulation meds to create lots of eggs ( follistim , gonalF, etc.), then when you're really close they...

  3. Clomid - good or bad?
    ... stopped clomid). Since seeing the new RE, we began Follistim injections with IUI and I feel a million times better...

  4. What can i do if it's not hapening?
    ... frustrating and sad it is. I am on fertility treatments ( follistim injections with inseminations). I definitely would...

  5. Advice from the experienced about Clomid
    ... Also what is the next step after Clomid? How is Follistim used and what other meds are used with it. Some one...
    ... regular gyno. He took me off clomid, and put me on Follistim injections. Last month was the first month on the ... get pregnant:( We just started the second month of follistim injections on Saturday. I go for my bloodwork and ... ultrasound tomorrow morning. I reacted very quickly to the follistim , I only had to do the shots for 5 days (where the ... questions, I can try my best to help out:) Are you using follistim also? cmarie...
    ... I am tired all the time. At a pharmacy how much is follistim or what is the cheapest injectable. Is there any thing...
    ... pharmacy told me that the month's worth of treatments ( follistim , hcg trigger shots, needles, and syringes) was about...

  6. I want to vent
    ... about $1600 and the meds to about $900. The meds were follistim (4 vials of 600IUs), Lupron, Dexamethasone, Medrol...

  7. How do you stay motivated through an IVF?
    ... doc tried to get it under control by decreasing my follistim dosage but it was too late, the numbers didn't go...
    ... meds are you taking? The first time I did IVF I did follistim injections twice daily and ganirelix shots for a few ... days. This time I did follistim injections twice daily along with lupron shots once ... take my doc wanted to try lupron in conjunction with follistim intead of ganirelix this time around. Don't be ... subq ones in your belly. A tip if you are using the follistim pen, there is more in the vial than they say there...

  8. Canceled IVF cycle due to high Estrogen levels??? Help.
    ... Last november this happened. I was on Lupron and Follistim . On day 10 my estrogen was a whopping 9000! We started ... Doc started me out way less than last time on the follistim dosage and I just had my day 5 ultrasound and my level ... was still high. He's decreased the follistim dosage even more and I have another appt on MOnday ... successful transfer) but we were on ganirelix and follistim instead of lupron and follistim. We also had 2 failed...

  9. These are the longest days of our lives
    ... IUI, the last 2 times we have done clomid 100 mg, follistim for 2 days and the trigger shot. We will have one...

  10. 5th IUI.........2 WW
    ... today, this is our second with Clomid, Injectibles ( Follistim AQ) and also with the HCG trigger shot. I had 2 mature...
    ... just had my 3rd IUI this morning. I was on 5 days of Follistim injections and one hcg trigger shot. I am keeping...
    ... Didn't you say in a previous post that you took the follistim for 5 days? I have only taken the follistim with...
    ... oral or vaginal progesterone. I did take the follistim for 5 days. I did not take it with clomid, I only...
    ... me!! I would like for my dr to switch me to just follistim as it seems to have better results, but I guess he...
    ... site that a woman who was on the same injections ( Follistim ), trigger, and IUI got pregnant. She said she totally...
    ... same meds and had the same things done as you, IUI, Follistim , HCG trigger and I was also on clomid, but if I remember...
    ... ultrasound on Friday. We start the injections of Follistim again today (Sat.). I go on Tuesday for more bloodwork...

  11. Give me the straight goods on IVF.
    ... took Gonal-F injections for the first 4 cycles, and Follistim for the last (the only one that worked). My biggest...

  12. FSH and Estriodol levels
    ... years. We are done with clomid and will be doing Follistim injections starting on Thursday night. Any info...
    ... had 5 IUI's and just did the 5th today with clomid, follistim and the HCG trigger shot. I had 2 mature follicles...
    ... conceive since. We started injections at home of Follistim on this past Thursday night. I just went to the doctor ... be on Thurs. morning (26th). I only had to do the follistim for 5 days! They told me it would be more like 10...

  13. hyperthyroidism and infertiltiy
    ... undergone one ovarian hyperstimulation cycle with FSH ( follistim 225IU) and had a good response (two follicles 18mm...
    ... days to wait to hear about Pg from my last IUI with follistim treatment. What kind of treatment have you had?...

  14. New to the Board, and awaiting IUI!
    ... done with the clomid and I will start injections of Follistim at home along with the IUI. we will do it for 3 months...

  15. Fertility feedback needed!! PLEASE!
    ... month, the doctor will start me on home injections of Follistim . My husband will have to give them to me probably...

  16. New to clomid
    ... pregnant on the 11th, we will start injections at home of Follistim and continue with the IUI. We will do this for 3...

  17. Anyone taking follistim?
    ... I took 3 courses of follistim for IUI which unfortunately didn't work. We have...
    ... to IUI's with gonal F which I think is the same as follistim . The first round of gonal F failed, but the doc said...

  18. 1st Specialist Appointment Today - NERVOUS
    ... get pregnant then we will do injections at home of Follistim and inseminations. He will do this for 3 cycles....

  19. Anyone stimming on IVF now?
    ... I'm currently taking Follistim right now, I go for another ultrasound and bloodwork...

  20. On 2WW.................very anxious!
    ... be!! I just had my 4th IUI with 100mg clomid, 150 Follistim a day for 3 days, Noverel (HCG shot) and the prometrium ... . This is the first cycle with Follistim so I am pretty excited about that. Everything this...

  21. My nurse cancelled my cycle because it falls on Thanksgiving is this normal?
    ... ultrasounds go. I am supposed to start my injections of Follistim this month. I've had my last 3 cycles cancelled do...

  22. Positive test
    ... does not work out. This cycle I took 100 mg clomid, Follistim injections for 3 days and then the HCG trigger shot...

  23. Iui
    ... that did it for me in the end. I took Gonal-F and Follistim and then a trigger for the last 4 cycles (a total...

  24. Follistim Injection success??
    ... some of you who are going thru the process of having follistim injections/ tubes cleaned out etc if your dr has told...

  25. 3rd IUI............nervous!
    ... This time I was seeing another doctor and he gave me follistim 300mgs injectibles... The office monitor me closely...

  26. Ovulation protocols for "poor responder": help neede
    ... aggressive protocol with the highest dosage of Follistim (450iu daily) without Lupron, based on my IUI response...

  27. Need Some Positive Thoughts and Encouragement
    ... lifetime. We decided to try IUI. He started me on Follistim , but also found out my FSH was 13. Well, it looks...
    ... of HCG to help mature the egg. So, I have been on Follistim injections everyday and that helps the follicles to...

  28. repronex side effects?
    ... days have you been on it? I am asking because I used follistim (very similar) and felt bloated while taking it -...

  29. TTC and IVF issues
    ... am on clomids, 100 mgs for days 3 to 7. I am doing Follistim injectibles along with IUI this month.. Keeping my...
    ... is good.. That is the reason why I wan to try the follistim injectibles along with IUI.. Wish me lots of luck ... pocket with doctors that are not in our network.. The follistim 300 amps is $200 itself and that is not consider doing ... very small... under 9 mm which means, DH will give me follistim injectible on sunday for 50amps.. Then Monday will...
    ... was good which is in the 420 range and he dose my follistim to 75 mgs stead of 50 mgs.. He found 3 follicles but...
    ... meds and injectibles.. The shots where DH gave me follistim still have a mark of bruise on me.. :) Doctor gave...

  30. June IVF/ICSI buddy needed
    ... June. I am on day 3 for my stimulating medicines Follistim and Repronex. This is my first IVF cycle and we will...

  31. new to this board
    ... clomid and iui (with no success) and just started follistim and iui. i didnt respond very well to the clomid ... this time, so im hoping that the follistim works better....thats about it for me..this board...
    ... for me...i started with the injectable medication( follistim ) this cycle and I have to say that I had less side ... with the clomid and I have had none of that with the follistim . i went for an ultrasound today and I had a really ... good response from the follistim . i have 3 eggs that are mature and they are thinking...

  32. May Miracles
    ... working well and to see I guess what dosage of the follistim I should take! Let me know how your ultra sound went...
    ... your ultrasound then you will get your protocol for follistim , I'm currently taking 300iu my RE wanted me to produce...
    ... to 5 units and decided to give me 125 dosage of the follistim for 2 days then move it down to 75 for the next 2...
    ... imagine what I am gonna feel like when I start the follistim on Saturday. Oh I am so excited for you, please when...
    ... put in you. The shots are going good, I start the follistim and repronex Saturday. Pretty much just scared of...
    ... called me last night and had me go ahead and lower the follistim down to 50 and tomorrow at my next appointment they...
    ... How weird is that, I receive the lupron and follistim in the thigh. The Repronex is given in the abdomen ... am taking 5 units of the lupron a day 50 units of follistim and 1cc of the repronex. Interesting I guess each...

  33. starting ivf and scared
    ... Gosh, it's been a long time!!)....either Fertinex or Follistim . And I was on the other when we began IVF. Anyway...
    ... days of birth control, followed by lupron shots and follistim . It really wasn't that bad. My husband would prepare ... the lupron and follistim shots for me and I would give them to myself in the ... that I just felt "out of it". Once I started the Follistim I was able to decrease the Lupron dose by 1/2, which ... with clomid and then 3 IUI cycles with injectibles ( Follistim ). All 6 were unsuccessful. I am happy to say...

  34. FEB IVF Anyone else???
    ... ahead and proceed. I have only done 2 IUI's both w/ follistim . When I go back, I will either go straight to IVF ... or do one more IUI with increasing the follistim and adding in lupron. That is when the time comes...
    ... stims, I went down to 5 mg per night. He put me on Follistim 225 mg, 1 bottle of Repronex and 1/2 cc of sterile...
    ... embarrassed in my life!!! Then I did 3 IUI's with follistim each with 2 mature follies. My RE would not allow ... me to "grow" more than two mature follies with the follistim because of the high chance of multiples. I think ... m to wait for AF to arrive and start my stims.. 75 follistim , 75 Repronex, doxycycline for both DH and I, and...
    ... Then I did 3 IUI's with follistim each with 2 mature follies. My RE would not allow ... me to "grow" more than two mature follies with the follistim because of the high chance of multiples. I think...

  35. Protocol for Injectibles
    ... I Have done 2 months of injectibles ( follistim pen). I did 50 the first month and got 2 mature follicles ... days on 50. That was followed by BFN. Then I did 75 follistim for 8 days and got one mature follicle followed by...

  36. Has anyone tried the Instead cup to aid IUI?
    ... try. I'm at the start of my second IUI cycle using Follistim pen and Ovidrel and I'm game to give the Instead cup...
    ... Hi there! I have done 2 IUI's (both w/ the follistim pen) and have never heard of the INSTEAD cup. Hmmmmm...

  37. Hi, I'm new here
    ... her HSG. I'm starting my second cycle to IUI with Follistim and Ovidrel. Tomorrow is Day Three and the start of...

  38. Question about SA
    ... confused. :) My treatment is currently Metaformin, follistim and hcg trigger. I do ovulate but usually only one ... mature follicle. Follistim is conservative at 50 (pen) for about 8 days. Does...

  39. Sore ovaries-Possible endo-Anyone w/ a similar situation? What did you do before lap?
    ... that could change at any time. We did two IUI's w/ follistim last year - both unsuccessful. We will probably move...
    ... periods. My IUI's - both were done with injections of follistim , finishing with an hcg injection. An IUI is were they...

  40. 16 Week Update
    ... those who don't. I have PCOS, 2 1/2 years ttc for DD ( follistim , metformin, trigger shot, timed intercourse). Now...
    ... PCOS. TTC 4 yrs. I take everything you did. Met, follistim , hcg...blah blah. Still nothing. Been on Met 5 months ... . Follistim and hcg 2 months. Tried clomid before that. I do ... dont know what we will do next month yet. How much follistim did you do? I did 50 with the pen and only got one...
    ... carb diet - have you tried that? I was on 75 mg of follistim the last time and 1500 mg of metformin. I had four...

  41. Block Tubes and not producing enough eggs
    ... taken in pill form. Then comes injectables (Gonal-F, Follistim , Repronex, etc). These are self-administered injections...
    ... Stephanie, What do you think of this situation. I did follistim for 2 months. I took 3 weeks each time to produce ... 18 and 19. This does not seem like good response to follistim to me. Or could it be that Re is being a little cautious ... coital multiple SA for DH Laproscopy ultrasounds follistim Diagnosed PCOS Thanks Vic...
    ... with the dosages on the pen. I was on 275 units of Follistim for 4 days, then dropped to 187 for a day, then 75 ... sounds to me like you didn't respond that well to the Follistim . It took a really long time too. 3 weeks to grown ... might say that I think you needed a higher dose of Follistim , or perhaps another drug all together. I would definitely...
    ... never did injectables with IUI so my experience with Follistim was strictly with IFV, where they can manage the multiples...

  42. Cant Take Much More Of This!!!1
    ... I too am on Metaformin. I have done two cycles of follistim which is an injectible. Still nothing. I really ... going to do this month. I did as well without the follistim and yet I took $1,000 worth of it last month. Clomid...
    ... were still too small. We have now done two months of follistim with no luck at conception. However the follies grow...
    ... risk of cervical cancer with the use of clomid. With follistim , the only problem is making sure that they start the...

  43. Hpt Bfn
    ... my expensive meds and they offered to give me some Follistim , etc. for free that they had left over from a study...

  44. 5th round- IUI's
    ... it cause me RE says this is the last IUI cycle with Follistim . S- Relax, and don't worry. things will work...

  45. No ovulation/Low progesterone
    ... effects of this in me. I am on my second cycle of follistim . The first time I had 2 follies that measured 19 ... I did that well on my own!!! I spent 900.00 on follistim this month and got less results. What is up with...
    ... Hi Vic, I have never heard of follistim , is that an injectable? Also, have you tried other...
    ... Follistim is an injectible. We did the clomid route already ... and it did nothing. At least on the follistim I ovulate and produce normal size follicles. The problem...
    ... thread, and I am also on my second cycle with gonal f ( follistim ). During my first experience I had 4 great follicules...

  46. Follistim question please
    ... having a frustrating time. I have done two IUI's w/ follistim and did respond okay - but I O too early and the follies...
    ... ovulate anyway. Is is possible that if they stop the follistim this month, I will still ovulate on my own? I hate ... then nothing. I have spent $900.00 this month on follistim . I cant believe how they sock us so hard in our attempts ... child. By the way...last month....my first month on follistim ...I ovulated with only 50 for 7 days. I dont know...
    ... Yes, I think you will ovulate even if they stop the follistim . I would get an OPK and monitor yourself regardless...
    ... Basically I am spending another 300.00 to take the follistim for one more night and then the rest will be wasted...
    ... try anything!! It cant cost more than $900.00 in follistim . Seriously....I cant take many more months of this...

  47. Dsak!
    ... Hi Tera, AF arrived on the 8th :( I started my follistim on the 11th. Let's hope that I get a Christmas miracle...

  48. Starting Follistim on Saturday. NERVOUS!
    ... Melissa! I was nervous too when I was about to try follistim . I did it 2x - once with the vials and once w/ the...

  49. "sped up" cycle question
    ... Last month I got AF on 11/12/04.. my RE gave me more Follistim for that cycle... I figured my IUI would be somewhere...

  50. In-Vetro Update - Need a little encouragement
    ... past my first calender with Lupron, Started Lupron & Follistim Nov. 28th. My first sono records, Dec 3rd were Estradol ... level 869 and maybe 7-9 eggs. The lowered my Follistim to 225 IU's. So I had to go in again on Saturday ... 17's.. but Only 4 above 18... So I took 75 IU's of Follistim tonight and my Estradol level has jumped to 3373....

  51. ANY ADVICE/SUPPORT 1ST Time Injectibles User-Pen?
    ... glucophage for PCOS. Do you know the success rate of using follistim ? We have been trying to get pg for 4 years now. ...
    ... start them the day after my seciond IUI. I use the follistim pen. I also agree once you do it...it's a breeze...

  52. Mind if I join you?
    ... ovulate. After 4 years of trying new RE started me on Follistim . I produced two good follies, followed by hcg trigger...

  53. Low Progesterone And Infertility
    ... my fertility issues have been resolved. Thanks to Follistim , HCG trigger, and Glucophage. I have PCOS. The only...
    ... my fertility issues have been resolved. Thanks to Follistim , HCG trigger, and Glucophage. I have PCOS. The only...

  54. WOW! IUI 2morrow
    ... they can do that? I was definately taking much more Follistim this cycle. I have three plump follies and 2...

  55. Question about EPT
    ... done on Wednesday Nov. 10 after being on a cycle of follistim . I'll find out on Wednesday Nov. 24 if the IUI worked...

  56. All of us with Infertility!
    ... He put me on bromacriptine and then started me on follistim this month. I had IUI done last Wednesday and am...

  57. help - ovidrel trigger/+hpt did I test too soon???
    ... I am on break - I did two failed IUI's, both with follistim - I will start back up probably in January - adding...
    ... I think follistim and gonal f (which is what I'm doing) are the same...
    ... - we have to decide on IUI (with a bigger dose of follistim and lupron) or to go ahead with IVF (better odds)...

  58. Healthseeker
    ... might be a little busy right now?!?!?! :p You and your follistim pen are all that matter right now...period! Thanks...
    ... He skipped the clomid alltogether and started me on follistim and IUI's immediately (July and September). I ... then said if we do another IUI, that we would up the follistim and add in Lupron b/c my body always wants to O early...

  59. Twins..Clomid..Another PG...lots of Q's!
    ... those 5%. I used clomid and now I'm on injectables ( Follistim ) which increases the chance for twins to 25%. ...

  60. Anyone come to terms with.....
    ... place to stay without being a b*tch?? I started my follistim last night. There's a part of me that really doesn...

  61. 2WW after IUI
    ... 50 days while using the clomid. I've only used the follistim for one month and I'm praying that it works. Have ... you ever consider trying Follistim or other injectables? My doctor monitored me almost ... everyday while using the follistim and within 7 days from starting my af I had 12 follicles...
    ... I did an IUI with gonal f. I think gonal f and follistim are the same (both brands of fsh). This is my second...
    ... for endometriosis. Her insurance doesn't cover the follistim . I had gotten $4,200 worth of medication that my ... insurance covered. I had to buy 10 300IU vials of follistim for which I only used 2. I would love to be able to ... give her my follistim since she'll have to pay cash for it. Well thanks...

  62. no sign
    ... though, unfortunately I m/c. I moved on to injects ( follistim ) and Boy! what a difference...no s/e at all. ...

  63. INJECTIBLES??? Thinking about them. CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THEM?
    ... injectibles (some contain only FSH like gonal F and follistim and some contain FSH and LH). I don't know why some...

  64. Follistim Pen Question PLEASE read
    ... Hi there. I have used the follistim pen a couple of times. My nurse said that they "overload...
    ... Hey! If I am put on more meds than just the follistim pen (and they are talking about adding Lupron too...

  65. Hi! I'm new here! A bit about my family....
    ... extra strand) I'm now in my 2WW but this time I used follistim instead of clomid because I couldn't handle the s...

  66. Iui
    ... Hi S- I think they had me take more follistim to increase the egg growth. And now that 3 are ready...

  67. Bfp!!!
    ... shaking. DD is only 11 months old - curteousy of follistim , ovidrel, metformin, timed intercourse, ttc 2 years...

  68. follistim tonight
    ... Yeah! Good luck! I got pg my first month using follistim . Now have a 10 month old dd, and I am starting again ... t explain it, but once I went off clomid and onto follistim , I felt like a fog had been lifted. I had really ... s/e from clomid (moodiness), but nothing with the follistim . That's why dh and I are jumping right to injectibles ... this time. My RE told me though that follistim isn't available anymore and that I can only use Gonal...
    ... (maybe IUI too if I can convince the DH). Does Follistim have an increased risk of multiple birth? BD, ...
    ... Hi girls! Jody- The Follistim that you used to have to mix isn't avail anymore. ... with clomid the chance for multi is only 5%; with Follistim and other injects it's 25%...with the Clomid me RE...
    ... Hi there! I used follistim for both of my IUI's (July & Sept) and really had...
    ... Doreen - I too started Follistim last week. I started doing them last friday. I do ... My schedule sounds alot like yours. I have to use Follistim until my follies are mature, then I have to give myself...
    ... Yippee!!! I also did not have ANY s/e from the follistim !!!! No more clomid for me EVER AGAIN!!! L- I hear...

  69. Dh22
    ... kicking the cr*p out of me this month :( I'll be using follistim , ovidrel and progesterone. I too hope that they won ... Clomid. So they are putting me on the least dose of Follistim and I'll be going for blood and u/s every other day...
    ... sounds funny, but your RE sounds exactly like my RE. Follistim (least dosage), Ovidrel, the whole nine-yards! I...

  70. Sadly..I Join you all on this Journey...
    ... moved quickly to injectibles. 10 days of 75mg of Follistim , I produced 3 eggs. Then, trigger shot to ovulate...

  71. Just have to vent for a second...
    ... couch. Earlier that night I had mentioned that if the follistim / timed intercourse didn't work, we would just save...

  72. Gonal F Questions
    ... intercourse for 3 months didn't work, so we moved to Follistim (sister to Gonal-F) with trigger shot and timed intercourse ... you be PG! I didn't have any side effects with the Follistim , as a matter of fact, it was quite a relieve because...

  73. Ovulation Question
    ... numbing cream for the injections. The injections are Follistim (follicle stimulator), Antigon (ovulation suppressant...
    ... When I finished those on Monday Oct 18 I started Follistim for follicle development on Friday Oct 22. What is ... repronex? Is that the follicle stimulator like Follistim ? When I do the ER they are not acutally putting me...
    ... take Lupron. All I did was BC for a month, then the Follistim and Dexamethasone. Tomorrow I start the ganirelix ... good response to the meds" so he downed my dosage of follistim , which is a good sign. He said I had a ton of follies...
    ... started. Have you started the meds yet? I didn't start follistim until 3 days after the baseline. I did that for 11...
    ... Hi Lorrie, I wont be on follistim , just repronex I start tommorow night and on monday...

  74. IVF Cycle Cancelled - lack of Follicles
    ... anyone had this happen w/injectables? I took Lupron, Follistim and Repronex. Took Clomid for 7 cycles (5 w/IUI)...
    ... but I have never done IVF before, just IUI's with Follistim and both times I started mine on CD3...maybe it is...

  75. Aunt Flow has arrived
    ... HcG shot to ovulate, and then moved on to metformin, follistim (injectibles) and HcG shot, and timed intercourse...


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