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  1. IUI BFP Please what did you have?
    ... had a BFP this past IUI cycle. I did injections of follistim , and hcg trigger. The other two IUI's i took femara...

  2. cmarie313...do you have good news today?
    ... is confirmed. I decided I am not going to do the Follistim injections this month...I just can't take the ups...

  3. RE moved up IUI by one day
    ... IUI. I think it is great that with the help of Follistim injections I am able to Ovulate on my own but should...

  4. Trying to Decide - Clomid/IUI again or move to injectables?
    ... both unsuccessful. I then moved onto injections ( follistim ) with IUI. We were successful the first time with...

  5. TTC Stats
    ... follies, HCG, IUI ...hopefully BFP:blob_fire 10/3 follistim 150IU, Lining 13.2mm, E2 1600, 11 mature follies,...
    ... to RE in June In 2ww right now from first IUI with Follistim . Anxiously waiting. Best of luck to you all!!...
    ... RE did Clomid again with RE 2006 I just started Follistim injectibles 2 weeks ago with Ovidrel today to get...
    ... month was out of town when a/f came so couldn't start follistim on day 3. 10/06 - hopefully try 2nd iui this month...
    ... the last ones. 9/06-finally met with RE. Started follistim last Sunday-went in yesterday for day 7 sonogram and...
    ... clomid 100mg with IUI-BFN clomid 100mg with IUI-BFN follistim injections with IUI-BFN follistim injections with...
    ... proceed until this month. October 2006 - Started Follistim - good results so far. Find out tomorrow when we do...
    ... June 2006, result: chemical pregnancy Two IUIs with Follistim : June/July 2006, result: BFN, July/August 2006, result...
    ... isn't a good thing....so... Began first cycle of Follistim w/ HCG trigger and Progesterone in July 2006. Not...

  6. Back to the RE today
    ... said I need to come in. Iam CD3, and I should start Follistim today if they have it in the office. This is the last ... here in full force). I will keep all updated! If any follistim users have any thought....let me have them. Does it...
    ... excited for you! I can't tell you anything about follistim , but I will say good luck -- and I am sending LOTS...
    ... month. I just had my first IUI yesterday and I was on Follistim and my RE said it does not cause a thin lining and...

  7. new to injectibles - any buddies?
    ... of treatments I did injectables. I was on 75IU of follistim for 7 days. During your monitoring they look at how...
    ... did. I didn't have as many side effects with the follistim (mood changes/weight gain) like I did on femara. ...

  8. Abdomen sore??
    ... that we did IVF, then they stimulated my ovaries with Follistim . I was so much in pain and so balooned up that I looked...

  9. Newbie
    ... bring on AF. I have just started my injections called Follistim and I am on 350 dosage everynight at 9pm. I go back...

  10. What different types of Dosages for Follistim
    ... they grow 2mm per day (??). I don't know about the follistim doses, b/c I was on a different med (gonal-f + repronex...

  11. My follicles suck!!!
    ... talking about!!;) When I stimmed for a week on follistim with my 2nd IVF, I only had 2 that were measurable...

  12. Upcoming Prego Tests
    ... react to the meds. They are going to increase my follistim because they only retrieved 3 eggs last time...not...
    ... paying a lot of attention to my protocol when the follistim starts because last time I got hyperstimulated and...
    ... was the lupron (wasn't on it the first time) and the follistim is being upped to 150 from 112....

  13. Which day of cycle do you IUI?
    ... normal ranges, CD 3-7 I took clomid, CD 8 & 9 I had follistim injections, CD 10 had an U/S to check the progress ... follicles and since they were all pretty small I did the Follistim injections CD 10 & 11 followed by the HCG trigger...

  14. Finally Started Fertility Shots
    ... Hi Ladies, I am excited I was able to start my Follistim injection last night at 9pm. My RE called and said...

  15. E2 Levels??
    ... to be getting higher at all. After 7 days of stim ( Follistim 100 IU) my E2 is only at 131. As of my u/s yesterday...

  16. update
    ... felt like I had the flu for the first few days taking follistim . Are you doing IVF or IUI? Don't give up...I had...

  17. Second Phase of the IF battle...
    ... (not sure if we're doing Gonal - F, Bravelle, or Follistim ) I guess whatever my insurance covers we'll do. ...

  18. Iui Scheduled For Thursday!!!
    ... stimulating drugs did you take? I took 150 iu of Follistim . I am sure next cycle my doc will lower that. I...

  19. Newbie --- Questions about Injections?
    ... I thought all stimming meds were sub-q! I used the follistim pen that went in my tummy. I never used gonal f. Sorry...
    ... summer off for a mental break and just started with the follistim shots a little over a week ago. Just so you know ... day I started my period 8/4. I started 75 units of follistim from 8/5-8/10. I went in for another sonogram on ... sent me home for more shots. I had 75 more units of follistim 8/11-8/13. Today, 8/14 I went in for another sonogram ... was a bit thicker. They gave me one more shot of follistim and I will do the ovidrel shot tomorrow and then the ... recommend sub-cutaneous not intramuscular. I have had the follistim in my upper leg, belly, and back of arm. The ovidrel ... maybe not. My regular pharmacist priced the follistim for hundreds of dollars more than the mail-in pharmacy ... which I had never used before. I paid $390 for 650 IU follistim and $65 for the ovidrel. My sonograms are paid for...

  20. help
    ... So Next Time They Will Know Not To Give Me As Much Follistim . Sorry I Couldn't Answer Your Question But I Feel...
    ... So Next Time They Will Know Not To Give Me As Much Follistim . Sorry I Couldn't Answer Your Question But I Feel...

  21. US and blood work today!! Have questions??
    ... combo of clomid and the natural FSH (like menopur and follistim ) used. Interesting. What matters is that you're responding...

  22. reproductive consultation fees?
    ... however I am on my first cycle Iui and the meds ( follistim ) I only had to pay a copay of 30.00, I wasn't expecting...

  23. infertility
    ... Middle Of Our First Iui, I Am Taking Stimulation Drug Follistim And With An Ovulation Trigger Shot And Sperm Washing...
    ... Middle Of Our First Iui, I Am Taking Stimulation Drug Follistim And With An Ovulation Trigger Shot And Sperm Washing...

  24. Iui Update and ?
    ... expecting that!!!) Ultra Sound and started 150 unit of follistim on Monday (day 3) AF was really cranky this visit...

  25. Starting BCP
    ... the other two surviving. I don't do lupron...I am on follistim and menapur...my ER and transfer won't be until Sept...

  26. What to expect from the fertility shots
    ... I just completed my first month of injections ( follistim ) with IUI. I actually liked being on the shots better...
    ... and Koukla that was very helpful. I will be taking ( follistim ) with IUI as well as Koukla. I am really starting...
    ... Hi fila! :) I did gonal-f (similar to follistim ) w/ repronex for IVF and am now doing my progesterone...

  27. IUI info?
    ... Day 10 And 11 And Had Not Ovulated Yet I Wonder If Follistim And The Other Follicle Stimulating Drugs Cause You...

  28. having a bad day
    ... What meds did you take with your IUI? I only took follistim and Ovidrel (sp). Im just wondering if there are...
    ... second or third try. As far as the shots go, I was on follistim and went on vacation. My doctor gave me a pack that...

  29. 2nd month Clomid - need a friend/want to hear your experiences
    ... I gained a lot of weight. My new RE started me on Follistim injections and I felt a million times better, all...
    ... hopeless. I just see a gyn, but am now interested in the follistim , since it worked so much better for you. Do you have...
    ... welcome to the board! :) I've never been on clomid but follistim has worked and continues to work for me now through...
    ... just rereading my post and thought I should clarify. Follistim worked in the sense that it did the job it was meant...
    ... ovulating on my own for a while. But, now I'm not. Is Follistim for people who are trying the "natural" way, or is...
    ... Usually follistim and other follicle-stimulating hormone injections...

  30. Lap next week
    ... start to spot 10 dpo which is today but I started follistim this month instead of femara so I don't know if my...

  31. An update
    ... track with my stimming. They upped my dose to 175 follistim b/c @ 125, over the weekend, the follies didn't grow...
    ... within range, and they are actually decreasing my follistim ! I am on 2 other injections right now with the follistim...

  32. follicle size
    ... doing IUI and that's why I was on a very small dose of follistim . I also have approx 10 little ones on my right side ... Will they still continue to grow even if i stop the follistim ????? Im sorry that I am so uneducated about this...

  33. 2ww in August, together?
    ... This was my 3rd IUI and my first with injections ( follistim ). I just find out that I was successful this round...

  34. pls answer me
    ... concern. I had done my first iui last saturday after follistim for several days and hcg(24 Hrs before iui). after...

  35. Follistim injections
    ... Here is what my two cycles on follistim was like.... Cycle #1 Bloodwork on day 2: FSH was ... 8.61 and Estriodol was 45 Days 5-8 Follistim 100 Day 9 Follistim 75 hcg shot at 8pm on day 10 ... was 45 and I don't have the info on FSH Days 3-7 Follistim 100 Days8 &9 Follistim 75 Days 10 & 11 Follistim...
    ... familiar with IUI but during my IVF cycle, I was on Follistim about 10 days and then triggered with HCG on day 12...
    ... I just didn't know how many days I would be on the follistim . My insurance originally said that they covered the...
    ... the whole cycle. That does sound like a lot of the follistim so good thing you didn't pick it all up! Best of luck...
    ... your month, ;) you can save, refrigerate and have the follistim for your next cycle if you need it or even for IVF ... you may decide that route. I still have plenty of follistim left from my first IVF in the frig. They ordered so...
    ... know for sure that I am going to have to pick up more follistim on monday based on blood work and I doubt that I will...
    ... Hi everyone, I gave myself my first follistim injection tonight...and it didn't hurt!!!!:) :) I...

  36. Go ahead to start!
    ... have atleast 10 follicles on each side. So I start follistim on friday day 5 of my cycle and they only have me...

  37. Acupuncture is the way to go!!
    ... time of your cycle you do the treatments? I start my follistim on friday and I wouldn't be able to do it until after...

  38. Approaching 1 year TTC mark
    ... on something else for 2 more IUI's, then finally on Follistim for IVF. Before we did the IUI they checked hubby...
    ... month is the first month that I am going to start follistim for superovulation and IUI. We are moving a little...

  39. The week from hell
    ... Ok this is my stim week and I have been doing follistim 250u with Lupron microdose all this week. First blood...

  40. 3rd IVF attempt in Aug. Anyone want to share experiences?
    ... looks good ;) and I go back in on Wed. and will start follistim that day. AaaaaHhhh!!:) I can't believe that's in...
    ... rest for at least 2 day? Asprou.....when do you start follistim ? Cubed by the looks of it your a few days ahead of...
    ... sometime after that if im ready to stim.. and i dont have follistim , i have gonal-f and repronex... ?? how long after...
    ... actually according to my calendar I would start the follistim on September 2 and continue till 9/11 and the pregnyl ... tablet of baby aspirin a day? And you aren't taking Follistim you are taking Gonal-F right? So sounds to me like...
    ... Follistim with Repronex...but yea it is interesting you have...
    ... looked at my calendar and it said that I will begin follistim on the 2nd of September. So I am pretty excited I ... not doing anything to much yet. I think it was the follistim that effects me. You know whats funny is I am at a...
    ... thing believe it or not. So Saturday I am starting the Follistim and Repronex. Thank you girls so much for your ... start stimming? And are you going to take Gonal-f or follistim ? Oh yea and I was on 20 units of Lupron and now I ... hyper stimulated they changed my dose from 125 of follistim to 75 to start. So I am happy about that at least...

  41. Am I pregnant? so confused
    ... excited to see if it worked. We are doing Clomid, Follistim , HCG shot and IUI. Keep us posted!! Again, congrats...

  42. confused in Michigan
    ... pregnant with IUI, Clomid, HCG trigger shot and also Follistim injections, it did end as a tubal pregnancy, but I ... have possible never gotten PG had we not tried the Follistim with all the other meds. There is not a way to test...

  43. IUI without using med. such as clomid,etc.
    ... done 4 IUI's with drugs (2 with clomid and 2 with follistim injections). My girlfriend also saw an RE and he...

  44. Anyone who is willing to listen
    ... know that they only way they are growing is through Follistim . Do I sound like a person with no clue because I...

  45. Finally Got The Green Light
    ... meds the following morning. I injected myself with Follistim and Menopur. The nurse said I am on a very low dosage ... of Follistim and on vial of Menopur. It wasn't that bad YET. ...

  46. Increased chances month after month?
    ... I was on Follistim 75 to 100 one time a day for up to 12 days. Then...

  47. why cant i ovulate?
    ... trigger shot to help my ovaries release the eggs) and Follistim Injection and then we did IUI (artificial insemination...

  48. UPDATE: PinkLadyBug
    ... starting where we left off with Clomid, Novarel and Follistim with IUI. I guess I am just trying to say that...
    ... as it was for me. I did clomid with injections ( Follistim ) and it worked on the first try. You definitely should...

  49. FHS Shots
    ... insulin needle" (very small) for the Lupron and I used a follistim pen with my stims. My DH did them, and usually didn...

  50. About IVF...
    ... lupron, (about a week later) and before stims, (I took follistim ) about 10 days later. Then, I had 2 about 2 days apart...

  51. What is the next step?
    ... Then I continued with that and then ended up adding Follistim to the whole picture. I ended up getting PG but it ... getting PG while on 100 mg Clomid, HCG Trigger Shot and Follistim . Does your doctor take US to see if you have any...

  52. Anyone doing IVF in June/July?
    ... small. I just got a call and they are increasing my follistim to 150 and the menapur stays at 75. Good Luck to...
    ... Well I start Lupron am and pm tomorrow and then Follistim Friday eve. I had my baseline today and also my trial...
    ... believing with you on all the good signs! I started follistim yesterday and was sooo emotional this morning - hard...

  53. Feeling discouarged
    ... me from scratch. I went from having to do only 1 Follistim shot to about 10. Once she increased my dosage after...

  54. $$$$
    ... and drugs, but I know that the one month supply of Follistim injections was about $1100!!! I was so thankful I...

  55. ivf protocol
    ... about 10 days and had a baseline u/s and b/w to start follistim . Then, I had u/s & b/w 3 days later, and then a few...
    ... For me day 3 blood/us. If Ok start first med, inj follistim sq. Day 5 blood/us if ok second med Ganirelex sq added...

  56. IVF Question
    ... it like an IUI? What about the shots, I have done Follistim injections for about 12 days with IUI along with Hcg...
    ... guidance. The shots weren't that bad. If you've done follistim before, then it's probably pretty similar. ;) I guess...
    ... IUI with clomid (2 more months) then 2 months with Follistim injections. Drives me crazy! The only thing I can...

  57. Any experience with discount drug programs/online pharmacies?
    ... Supposedly gives discountes on Organon products ( Follistim , Ganirelix). I guess Metro mail order pharmacy and...

  58. Clomid and Overstimulated
    ... beginning and only 3 matured. I was on clomid 100mg plus follistim 75mg. From what I know (which isn't so much)...

  59. starting IVF
    ... for about another 10-12 alone before stimming with follistim . Had another light period for almost a week after...

  60. 1st shot ....done
    ... sure about foods to avoid. But, as soon as I started follistim , I stopped all alcohol and had stopped caffeine a...
    ... Thank you so much for your prayers! :) Wow! 450 of follistim is much higher than what I did. I started out with...

  61. Help, I need advice
    ... few days longer after AF stopped before I started follistim because my estrogen was too high? too low? I forget...

  62. More Waiting...
    ... little high but not as crazy as when I've been on follistim . It wasn't all that bad. Ice the spot on the tummy...

  63. HCG to not hyperstimulate? Need help 2 night!
    ... I had to stop follistim so as not to hyperstimulate and I have to take HCG...

  64. Some encouraging news!
    ... from my b/w & u/s this morning and after 5 days on follistim , I'm responding really well. They said I have 6 follicles...
    ... but actually started Lupron on the 10th. I started follistim on the 21st. So the whole thing for me from when I ... estrogen was up to 3000! :) So, they are stopping my follistim and starting me on a light dose of HCG, (not the trigger...

  65. Some follistim/follicle questions...
    ... Okay, so I've been on follistim for 4 days now for IVF and feeling a little emotional ... supposed to be at this point, almost half way through the follistim ? And, what size do they need to be for the retrieval...

  66. BFP after HCG trigger on 3/9
    ... This was my first IUI. I had clomid 100 mg and Follistim (75 ml), as well as an HCG trigger. Two days before...
    ... and it worked. I was on clomid 100mg (Days 5-9) and follistim 75 Days 5, 7, 9, 11 and had an hcg trigger shot on...

  67. Concern re: FSH Levels
    ... I responded will to 100 mg Clomid (days 5-9) plus Follistim (75mg days 5, 7, 9 and 11). I also had an antral...

  68. Stressing about starting IVF
    ... go in for another b/w and u/s and then I will start follistim . These next few weeks, I know will be the hardest...
    ... bet the real "symptoms" will start when I start the follistim , which should hopefully start tomorrow. When do you...
    ... I start the follistim tonight, so I'll let you know what symptoms I have ... BCP on the 14th, started AF :o , and tonight I start Follistim and continue Lupron but 1/2 the amount. Two shots...

  69. folicle count on day 3 US
    ... feel free. I just got done with doing all the meds ( Follistim and Clomid 100 mg) and had the IUI on 3/15 so I'm...
    ... put on Clomid (100 mg) Days 5-9 and on injections ( Follistim ) Days 5, 7, 9 and 11. I then had a HCG trigger shot...

  70. Has anyone gone out of state for IVF?
    ... back on Sat for the baseline u/s & b/w to start the Follistim . Then, my clinic monitors me EVERY DAY until the retrieval ... even less than that.) They said I could be on the follistim for 10-14 days before the retrieval. I hope this...
    ... the transfer. They say, although it is unlikely, the follistim or other similar drugs can make you grow so many follicles...

  71. what's the order of things with ivf
    ... until retrieval but they will lessen when I start my follistim shots which is this Saturday, if all is going well ... give or take. (10 days BCP, 10 days Lupron, 10 days Follistim , and then the retrieval.) We may be close to each...

  72. No symptoms after IUI
    ... medications? I had 100mg Clomid for days 5-9 and then Follistim 75 ml for days 5,7,9,11. I ended up with 2 or 3 mature...

  73. Ivf????
    ... you don't ovulate on your own), then I will start Follistim injections for 10-14 days. At my clinic, they monitor...

  74. AF hardly there...3rd day u/s affected?
    ... blood so far, I bruise. And they said when I'm on the Follistim , I'll have to come in every day...not looking forward...

  75. Postcoital Test
    ... My doctor would like me to do one more month of follistim injections along with IUI, but I don't know if I can...


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