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March 28th, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Hi Julie! Good luck with your upcoming IUI! I actually went straight to IVF, so I'm about to do my first IUI. I just started injections Monday, so here are the answers I have so far:

- what did you use? Follistim, Novarel, Crinone

- What did it cost? $40 copay for Follistim, $4 copay for Novarel, $40 copay for Crinone, $30 copay for each monitoring visit ( I think there will be 3) and $550 for IUI
- what dosage did you use? CD 3-6 100 IU Follistim (don't know the rest yet)
- did it work? praying for a BFP!
- did you have any side effects? and if so, were they as bad as clomid (or femara)? Clomid was dreadful for me and I was a witch with crazy mood swings. So far I've only had a mild headache with the Follistim
- what did your insurance cover? see above
- anything else I should know or ask about?? Who is injecting you? I'm doing the injections and they are all subQ. They are easy peasy and truly not painful *at all.* I just do one at night in my stomach with the Follistim pen.
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Lindsey - 38
Joe - 46
TTC baby #2

lap surgery Apr 2010 stage 2 endo removed
IVF #1 BFN 11/2010
IVF #2 BFP! 12/2010
Wonderful, sweet daughter Khloe born August 2011
FET #1 - Oct 2012 BFN
FET #2 - Dec 2012 BFN
2nd lap surgery Dec 2012 stage 1 endo removed
IUI Apr 2013 cancelled due to producing 10 mature follicles
IUI June 2013 BFN
IVF #3 Sept 2013 BFN
IVF #4 Nov 2013 BFP! on 8dp3dt
Expecting boy/girl twins 8/1/14

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