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Hi Pinkie

Sorry I can't answer your question regarding the follistim but I just wanted to let you know what a big impact you have had on me. I really admire you and DH for having the courage of your convictions and I am sure that doing IUI instead of the free IVF can not have been an easy decision to make.

You obviously have great faith and I know that you will be richly rewarded with your BFP soon.

Good luck and babydust.

Hi Pinkie,

I'm glad that things are moving along for 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 polycystic ovaries but not PCOS. Not really sure exactly what that means either, but hopefully since we are in similar situations, the follistim will work well for you too. :) Good luck to you, I hope to be reading about your bfp soon.

Hi Pinkie I am glad that things are moving along and that you are one step closer to you BFP.

I have been on Gonal-F (which like Kelley said is the same as follistim) now for the 3rd cycle and i have produced some follicles. Good luck I am sure you are going to grow some nice follicles.

Thanks everyone. I'm feeling better now, I feel like something is happening with my ovaries even after 3 days of being on follistim, I feel twinging. I was just feeling frustrated with the whole process, which I'm sure everyone can relate. I just needed to vent, and I'm so thankful you gals were here to hear me out. Thank you, thank you, thank you!:D

Thanks Ruby for those kind words. I hope DH and I made the right decision to not go through with IVF. I don't think it's wrong, but it was wrong for us. I'm glad I opened my spot in the clinical study for someone more desperate than me, not that I'm not desperate for a child, I am, but not as much as I used to be. It was an obsession for me a couple years back, but I think I've laxed a bit. I hope I made sense and not offend anyone with that last statement.

I have been incredibly blessed with a son 5 years ago today, he's the joy of my life. I really REALLY wish this blessing upon all you ladies. I know you'll all make wonderful mommies. Our BFP will be coming soon, I think 2008 will be the year!:D