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  1. Soon to be IVF Girls
    ... can cycle again, then I will be taking 225 IU's of follistim and 225 of menupor, then ganirelx, estrace for lining...
    ... started faint spotting today and the last 2 cycles on follistim I started AF about 12-13 dpiui so that would mean...
    ... Because my levels and lining have been so good on follistim my RE is okay with me doing the suppositories. So...
    ... I know, my lining seems to love the follistim so no more lining worries I hope :) I did respond...
    ... good. I forget what my progesterone level was with follistim but I remember that was really good too which was...
    ... together. i experienced some very awful burning on Follistim last cycle so that's why I asked to try Bravelle this...
    ... sounds like I was on the same meds as you. I was on Follistim , Menopur, Ganirelix, HCG of course, and progesterone...
    ... lupron because I had that cyst. But once I started the follistim , I was only on it for 8 days and then I had the trigger...
    ... inj and estrace on 4/27. Continue lupron and start follistim and menopur on 5/10. Baseline u/s on 5/8. U/s and...

  2. quick update
    ... to move forward for my last IUI cycle (#5). I start follistim tonight and go back on Monday to start monitoring...

  3. Bravelle and 100mg clomid.......
    ... I'm staying on follistim but they will up my dose the first few days to 125iu...

  4. Started spotting...
    ... today after my first IUI with injectables. I used follistim and was so hopeful with 3 follicles and a decent show...

  5. Question for those who have done a fresh IVF
    ... just went for an u/s & b/t on Wed. (after being on Follistim 225 for 6 days) and I had 19 follicles that measured...

  6. Anyone heard of/taken Fostimon?
    ... Hi Kari, It is possible that you mean Follistim ?? I have not heard of Fostimon. If it's follistim...
    ... Kathy :) - thanks for respodning, but no, it's not Follistim ... the name on the box is Fostimon. I even *****...

  7. Questions about my follicle scan???
    ... start the injectables and what kind? I did 150cc of follistim from cd3 to cd8 then Orvidrel on cd9. I had my last...
    ... is cd8 and they were at 12. I am taking 150cc of follistim from cd3 up until today and I was instructed to keep...

  8. New 2ww thread
    ... Hi Kari, I am taking 150cc of Follistim and I took it starting cd3 and ending on day cd9....

  9. IVF girls
    ... past week. If it does, I will be able to start the Follistim injections, which I just can't wait to get things...
    ... that cycle I will be starting all of my injections ( Follistim 200IU, Menopur 75IU, and Ganirilex). So, I'm basically...
    ... since. We have done 6 rounds of clomid, 4 rounds of follistim injections, 6 IUIs, one, hsg (all clear), one lap...
    ... the stupid cyst shrunk and we can get moving on the follistim . Still no sign of AF???? I have been on the lupron...
    ... tomorrow and cyst is shrunk away to nothing. bring on the Follistim ! seems like we're all hitting roadblocks this month...
    ... coordinator just called and guess what.... I start Follistim on FRIDAY:blob_fire :blob_fire :blob_fire :blob_fire ... game plan: Friday-lupron 5units in the morning & follistim 225 at night Sat.-lupron 5units in the morning & ... follistim 225 at night Sun.-lupron 5units in the morning & ... follistim 225 at night Mon.- bloodtest & ultrasound at 6:45am...
    ... and to make sure it is still alright to start the follistim tomorrow night. I am finally back on the positive...
    ... info. Next cycle I will be taking the same dosage of follistim as you and also may do IVF so keep the info coming...
    ... get moving with this IVF stuff. I hope you can do Follistim tomorrow as planned. Mapia! I am a little nervous...
    ... Got the call back and AF will not disrupt the Follistim tomorrow...so we are still moving forward with the...
    ... questions for my RE. I was so excited to start the follistim tonight and now I am just devastated! Ladies...
    ... ever questions you may have. Can you still start the follistim or have they delayed your cycle??? What tests did...
    ... I was able to still move ahead and start the follistim last night, so I guess that is good...he wouldn't...
    ... am so glad that you were able to continue with the follistim and that your now taking the extra folic acid for...
    ... I had my first b/t and u/s after starting the follistim . The u/s lady said that the scan was great for this ... 10mm. The IVF coordinator called and said I will do follistim 225 tonight and tomorrow and then will go back for...
    ... coordinator called and I will do one more shot tonight of follistim 200, lupron 5 in the morning and I go back tomorrow...
    ... IUIs (6 rounds of clomid & the last 4 IUIs were with Follistim ). So, it has been a very long road. We have been...
    ... I read somewhere awhile back that you were taking follistim , if you were, how much were you taking? Is that what...
    ... Hi Carisa- I was on Follistim 225 for 6 day and 200 for 2 days (a total of 8 days...
    ... little nervous about it. I will be doing 200IU of follistim and 75IU of Menopur, then they will have me on Ganirilex...
    ... those other injections you are on, I have only done Follistim . I can't wait to hear how your cycle progresses!...

  10. Mapia - G/L with day 12 U/S
    ... same treatment. So the last time i did injections ( follistim ) and an hcg trigger (ovudrel sp???) and had 2 definate...

  11. left over meds
    ... I am wondering if anyone has ever used Follistim after 28 days when the rubber stopper has already ... been pierced? The makers of Follistim tell you to discard it after 28 days if it has been...
    ... the injections are so costly and can expire. I am on follistim too but I am not sure if already opened if ok to use ... throug the whole process of injections and tx and follistim is not effective. So that's what I would do. Good...

  12. Dim light at the end of the tunnel....
    ... until I get back into town. Then I will start 225 of follistim and 225 of Menupor. Hopefully I will have a good response...

  13. Has anyone heard of this....
    ... and my largest follicle is 12.8!!! I am on 175 of Follistim twice a day and they aren't increasing though my hormone...
    ... increasing your dosage?? I was "supposed" to take 225 of follistim and 225 of Menupor this cycle and I am not even ant...
    ... cycle (this is my first one) I will start on 225 of Follistim (but only once a day). Can they increase your dosage...
    ... My last IUI cycle i did 300IU of Follistim once a day. so maybe increasing your dose is a possibility...

  14. Beyond Upset!!!!!
    ... down the process by taking Antagon along with the follistim . But if they are follies my lining will not have time...
    ... worked both times. This time because I took 5 days of Follistim (sp?) that wasn't necessary. Just an idea but you...

  15. Ok..here we go 5th and last IUI
    ... Seeing RE Wed for b/w and u/s and being put on 225 of Follistim and 225 of Menupar on CD3 then CD6 taking Antigone...
    ... Keeping fingers crossed. :) laurie-I will be taking follistim 225 IU's and Menupor 225 IU's estrace for lining and...

  16. Clomid Craziness
    ... of the fertility drugs do this?? I will be starting Follistim and Menopur in a couple of weeks. Do these do the...

  17. Menopur injections
    ... put on this injectible. I will be taking 225 IUI of follistim next cycle and 225 IUI's of Menopur. From what I read...
    ... Hi Kathy, I will be doing 200 IU of Follistim for the first few days, then 150 IU of Follistim for...

  18. Good Luck Deluka
    ... ! and more importantly that when he increases the follistim that I will respond with more egg production. This ... Questions: Does anyone know between Gonal F and Follistim is one stronger that the other when measuring the ... e. Is 75 IU of Gonal the same as 75 IU’s of follistim ??? If you are taking progesterone, how long does...

  19. Poor Follicles Maybe....
    ... started our first round of IVF and I am on my 6th day of follistim injections. We started with 75 twice a day, but I ... they want it b/w 100 and 200. So they increased my Follistim to 125 two times a day. Well today I went in for...

  20. Follistim Injection Success?
    ... I had a total of 7 IUI's, the last being with Follistim . I felt like I had a better result from the Follistim...
    ... rounds of Clomid w/ Metformin, we decided to do the Follistim injections. The first cycle was just a trial and ... get too discouraged and maybe just stick with the Follistim for a couple more months as long as it's making you...

  21. Questions for you all
    ... on the pill or did you start injections??? For the follistim is 4 amps 75IU's X 4 days. If it is well I was on...
    ... about the pen. I have used the pen for Gonal F and Follistim . The burning thing never had to endure...yet anyway...

  22. Update on IVF cycle
    ... u/s they will tell me when to start stimming with Follistim . The dosage on the follistim will be 225 units:) ... is ovidrel in the stomach. Then I stop all shots ( follistim and lupron). The day after the hcg trigger, I can...
    ... am just waiting to get my period so I can start the Follistim shots. Just wanted give you all an update on where...
    ... see if it shrinks. If it does then we can start the Follistim shots. If it has not, we will have to stay on lupron...
    ... that if the cyst shrinks by Thursday we can start the follistim , which would be on track for the protocol they gave ... on the lupron until you are ready to move onto the follistim ...so I guess that is a bright side to it! I would...
    ... was the highest it has ever been, even when I was on Follistim ...go figure). My RE said that I will most likely...

  23. New at TTC - On Femara
    ... it up. Along with the Femara, I am taking 5 days of Follistim (sp?) injections. This is suppose to help the growth...

  24. Positive Feedback Please and advice on meds
    ... to hear how someone found the CHEAPEST version of Follistim . [/FONT]...

  25. injectable cycle: experiences?
    ... of the anticipation of doing the shots. I use the follistim pen which is already premixed and a very thin needle...

  26. Anyone starting 2WW???
    ... if she is going to so they can tripple my dose of follistim ! :) That should be fun. Poor DH he will have to deal...
    ... cycle to the next? How many days to you take the Follistim ?) Holly and Mapia - I'm glad you are safe and warm...

  27. anyone have a thyroid problem and done ivf?
    ... the mail with all of my ivf drugs. I was reading the follistim information and it says do not take if you have thyroid ... Anyway, does anyone know if it is even safe to take the follistim and a drug like synthroid for the thyroid together...
    ... anyone else who may have thyrod issues and is put on follistim :)...

  28. frustration!
    ... many mature follicles either even with 150 IU's of Follistim this month I only have two. Just try to think it this...

  29. Moving on to injectables
    ... gotten pg yet. So she wants to move on to injectables. Follistim I think. I don't know anything about injectable meds...
    ... She's a witch! I am on my first inj. cycle with follistim and I was very nervous to try them - hate needles...
    ... Injectables, (Gonal-F, Follistim ) run about $1000.00/ per quantity (such as 1 tray ... however you have to stick yourself with a needle daily. Follistim worked alot better for me than Clomid or Gonal-F. ... I got my BFP on my 7th cycle, (1st on Follistim ). Also, Clomid will cause hostile cervical muscous...
    ... think the injectibles can help. I just switched to Follistim and I am going for my 4th IUI. I take 150 Iu's. I...

  30. Confused
    ... pregnant. As soon as AF was to start we are going to use follistim this cycle. AF usually shows up on cd28 or 29, and ... get this cycle started since it's the first one with follistim . Any insight would be great. Thanks, Crystal...

  31. Woo-Hoo!!! My lining is a 9!
    ... mark already for my lining! This is my first time on follistim too but it seems like it takes a while to get started...

  32. I'm back, IUI Cycle Question
    ... October after an IUI. We're doing another IUI with Follistim and I am on day 11 and the weirdest thing happened...

  33. First Time IVF Cycle beginning
    ... there yet because of $. We have several units of Follistim yet so I am going to talk him in to one more IUI,...

  34. Bfn :(
    ... another IUI cycle but this time I will be doing the follistim pen, Femara and progesterone. From another thread...

  35. AF finally arrived and inj. question.
    ... Thanks Kathy, I'm doing the follistim pen. Do you know if that is any different? I'm new...
    ... Hi Lori, From what I saw of the Follistim pen it is just a tiny bit more difficult to use b ... I was told at my last RE appt. I am switching to follistim for my next cycle, so I wil catch up with you soon...
    ... I too did the Follistim Pen...and I hate needles and it was no problem. I...
    ... I have used the Follistim pen for 4 cycles. It is extremely easy to use, you...

  36. Anyone using donor sperm????????
    ... chemical pregnancy. The last cycyle was with menopur and follistim pen, progesterone pills and ended in a bfp at 10dpiui...

  37. scared of ovarian hyperstimulation with ivf
    ... Hello ~ I've been doing follistim injectalble for three cycles (just finished my third...

  38. Sick Feeling on Injectables
    ... has gotten sideeffects from injectables. I'm taking Follistim and diluted Lupron...and have been feeling crappy...

  39. Green Light!
    ... start Lupron. Then once I get my period, we will do Follistim . I have never been so excited to go on the pill and...

  40. To lap or not to lap???????
    ... HSG one more time and if OK try 2 IUI cycles with follistim at a higher dosage than my first RE did & he also...
    ... we tried for 3 months naturally and 1 month on the Follistim with IUI, all which we got BFN:( I was really excited ... really sounds like he has a good game plan, trying Follistim and bumping up the dose sounds good. I wish you...

  41. Spotting / On the Pill
    ... have been doing the microdose..which is Lupron and Follistim twice a day. In between the cycles I have to go on...

  42. Estrogen levels
    ... Hi Hopeful, Thanks for the response. I am on Follistim . Good luck at your baseline. cmarie...

  43. F/U Appt - Update from Lap
    ... cost of the injections etc. I know that i gave my follistim to a friend that i had left over to help her with...

  44. Who is on or near cycle day 5???
    ... currently on cycle day 5 today!!! I am doing 100units of follistim injections (began them on Monday). I go for my 1st...

  45. New Cycling Buddies
    ... Friday) with IUI on Monday. This is my 3rd IUI with Follistim , if we do not get a BFP this month we will be moving...
    ... I went today for my u/s and b/w and will start the follistim injections tonight through Thursday 11/30. I go back...
    ... Hi ladies! Tonight is my second night of follistim 100 injections! I go back on Friday for u/s & b/w...
    ... new to report on me, tonight will be my 7th shot of follistim , 100mg. Except I gave myself one extra click two...
    ... with my meds, I was 25 units short last night with my Follistim , I ended up using a leftover one from my last cycle...
    ... estrogen was rising well. I am supposed to keep doing Follistim 75iu tonight, Sat, and Sun. Back for another u/s...
    ... will have my IUI on Wed. I will do one more shot of follistim tonight(Mon) and will trigger tomorrow morning after...
    ... back from the office and I will do one more shot of follistim 75 tonight. We will trigger on Wed night at 8pm....

  46. Injectables and Clomid
    ... samples (yahoo, saved me like $1500 a cycle). I think Follistim is another FSH product similar to Gonal-F. I also...

  47. Questions about OHSS?
    ... caused her to be on bedrest for 2 weeks. She was on follistim and apparently, with the injectibles, OHSS can worsen...

  48. Need Knowledge on IVF
    ... you start stimming with possibly bravelle, repronex, follistim , gonal f.. it could be any of these!! you ususally...

  49. cycling together part 2
    ... am little discouragred...seems after 350 units of Follistim and 150 Units of Repronex a day, I only have one lil...

  50. Has anyone had reactions to Repronex???
    ... stop taking it and just continue with 350 units of Follistim ...why go through all that pain if you aren't reaping...

  51. Who's in the 2ww?
    ... also had my 5th IUI on Wed. 11/8! I did 8 days of Follistim 75iu followed by the trigger. I have my progesterone...

  52. It's Been a while...how is everyone???
    ... needles! That was 4 cycles ago...we are now doing Follistim , Repronex, Ganarelix, HCG Trigger, and Progesterone...
    ... putting ME through all of it; the shots, (Lupron, Follistim , Repronex, etc.), the retrieval, the anesthesia, and...

  53. Update after my first u/s
    ... suggested iui. Aug. 06 started first iui cycle 150 ui of follistim , ovaries overstimulated and doc almost would go thru ... business travel oct. 06 2nd iui with 1/2 75ui of follistim doc was very pleased with results only left ovary...

  54. looking for cycle buddies
    ... in:) My IUI is tomorrow (11/8). I did 8 days of Follistim injections, trigger on 11/7. It looks like I had...
    ... What did you do this month with the IUI? I did Follistim 75iu with the trigger. Here's to our 2ww:blob_fire...
    ... am right with you! I am on CD 7...have been taking Follistim for 5 days and began Repronex tonight...not having...

  55. high hcg # and multiples
    ... I just need to wait and see. Pennie, I was on follistim 75 units from cycle days 4-12 with full trigger on...

  56. New Cycle starts
    ... the one failed attempt, we could definitely try the follistim . We did and just have to wait now. She may want to...

  57. IUI Protocol Comparison
    ... starting day after IUI thru af coming. 2nd Cycle: Follistim day 3-9 Ganirelix to stop possible premature ovulation...

  58. Starting new Follistim w/ IUI...
    ... IUI #2. Last time used Clomid and this time moved to Follistim . Tomorrow is cd12 and IUI time (triggered last night...

  59. New - 2nd IUI starting Follistim w/poor morphology
    ... there. I had my 2nd IUI this cycle. I've never used follistim , but did use a similar product (Gonal F, which is...

  60. Anybody's DH have poor morphology?
    ... clomid with IUI and this round went for injectibles ( Follistim ). Will let you know if it works!...

  61. Beta Positive!!
    ... ve read lots of your posts and if I got it right, follistim finally worked for you! Can I ask, what your infertility ... are going through) We have poor morph and are trying follistim right now (just took last dose). Hoping this will...
    ... but then RE said do it one more time and gave us the follistim . That was the magic trick and we pray that this one...

  62. Number of follicles?
    ... Last month I started Follistim injections and was scheduled for an IUI. By the 7th...

  63. RE Canceled Cycle this Month
    ... Clomid 6 months DW 30, DH 33 1st month Fertility meds Follistim with IUI BFN 2nd month fertility meds follistim and...

  64. 2nd Iui
    ... Hi all! I am starting my second round of follistim (day 3 of injections) and last time my RE had me on...
    ... am currently on CD6, I just did my 3rd injection of follistim 150IU and I go in tomorrow to see how they are growing ... last month. My RE gave me a free round of meds so Follistim is it. I hope we get our BFP this time!! Keep posting...
    ... This cycle they bumped be up to 100 units (tried Follistim this time)right away, yesterday when I went in for...
    ... could wait until monday to come in next and kept my follistim at 75iu. I was really surprised that I had so many ... follicles, doc is hoping that with continued lower dose of follistim 3-4 of my follicles will become dominant and rest...
    ... Very Happy Today With The Results Of The 75 Units Of Follistim . Last Time I Almost Overstimulated And Had To Cancel...

  65. Question Doing Follistim again Ovaries not Responding
    ... :) I am so sorry about the Follistim . I have started on Follistim 150IU, this is day2 of...

  66. Going for another round!
    ... want us to have another one. I will be starting on follistim , which is different from menopur. Has anyone taking...
    ... of the drugs I took during the stimulating time was follistim , unfortunately I also took menapur with it. One thing ... I can say is that the follistim is dispersed in a pen like deal and the needle is...
    ... in January. at least the drugs part... unsure if follistim or not. Best of luck to you.. :)...
    ... in January. at least the drugs part... unsure if follistim or not. Best of luck to you.. :)...
    ... to do it one more time. This is my second month of follistim and they are easy. It is in a pen form and the cartridge ... least that's how they make me do it. Last month I did follistim with IUI and it didn't work now this month my ovaries ... are not growing with the follistim and my FSH level is on the high side. I go back on ... Let us know if you have any questions regarding the follistim . Kim...
    ... you luck with your next cycle and let you know the follistim is a piece of cake. I was on gonal F when I conceived ... load the syringe yourself. As the others said, the follistim is so easy you just load the cartridge into the pen...
    ... and everything looked good. I'm on CD4. I am taking Follistim 150IU everyday and return Friday for another scan...
    ... start my next cycle. I don't have any experience with Follistim . Hope it works well, keep us posted....
    ... the 2ww around the same time. I gave myself my first follistim injection tonight...WooHoo. I am glad that the cyst...
    ... so together. :) How awesome you've started the follistim ! I bet it feels good to be doing something. That...
    ... I started on my first round of Follistim 9/17. I had been on 7 rounds of Clomid and the I ... total of 10cm!! They were huge and very painful. The follistim is very easy to use. I started on 100iu for the first...
    ... this one. They switched my medicine from Menopur to follistim . It wasnt because I wasnt responding, it was free...
    ... For me, Follistim was a breeze compared to the others. I used Clomid ... for 4 cycles, Gonal-F for the next 2, and Follistim with the last one. There is a slight difference between ... Gonal-F and Follistim even though they are both a form of FSH. I think ... Gonal-F is alpha and Follistim is beta. I can't tell you how they differ, but Follistim...
    ... follies, my E2 was 400, they decreased my dose of follistim to 100IU and I return on Saturday for repeat labs...
    ... just got the call, My E2 1000 (OMG), he dropped the follistim to 75iu with antigon tonight and then 50iu with antigon...
    ... antagon helps stop premature ovulation when follistim is used. Pennie...

  67. After all my complaining...
    ... to try again this month, so he changed my meds to Follistim 150IU with the IUI sometime next week. The is our...

  68. ??Question?? FSH
    ... t respond to the stimulation drugs (in your case, follistim ). Certainly there are situations where a woman's...

  69. 1st visit with RE
    ... procedure, however I was surprised when the meds ( follistim - $1400.00) I only had to pay copay(40.00) Just rec...

  70. IUI success?
    ... 35years old. When you are on the stimulating shots ( follistim ) you have to go in every few days for blood tests ... control the greater the pregnancy rate would be. The follistim is expensive (my ins. covered the drugs (would have...

  71. Beta test Negative, injectables next
    ... have any side effects with the injections. I took follistim and an ovidrel. I read on another post that doing...

  72. IUI w/ injections
    ... Hey lilyTTC, I just got done with my Follistim injections last month and had my IUI last Wednesday...

  73. Our IVF Journey
    ... Withinreach what is your protocol? I am at 75 units of follistim and 1 Amp vial of Repronex. Cubed are you on BCP now...
    ... and I are still on the same path. I am on 150 of follistim and 75 (1 vial) of menapur. ASPROUSEY05....keeping...
    ... tomorrow morning....which is today. So I am still on 150 follistim and 1 vial (75) of menapur and .5 of lupron.....this...
    ... morning though and they are going to give me my dose of follistim because they are unsure if it is going to be lowered...
    ... waiting for a couple of eggs to mature up. He raised my follistim 1 click above 75 for this morning. And the last 2...
    ... On my left they are about 18-19. So he lowered the follistim again and I am going to take half repronex tonight...
    ... stop since starting Lupron. And this go around the follistim and menapur have upset my stomach. So having to deal...

  74. Did anyone else get welts from the repronex?
    ... I also got the go ahead and started menapur and follistim on Sat.....so waiting you and I are still on the same...

  75. Info on Ivf Protocol?
    ... just went thru my first iui (unsuccessfully) with follistim and hcg trigger shot. Can anyone who has had iui ... w/injections of follistim and hcg trigger and ivf tell me how the protocol might...
    ... then u start stims.. for example with gonal f (or follistim ) then the re might have u then start stimming with...


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