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February 8th, 2013, 06:04 AM
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Hey ladies, I am back on board. We had to take a couple cycles off, and it ended up only being 1 cycle because it lasted 75 days

So far we have done 2 medicated cycles, with femara, trigger and IUI. Except the second cycle I didnt respond , so we never got the IUI. We were told we would be moving on to injectables, (follistim).

So, yesterday, I got my follistim, and am starting it tonight, cd 3. I am starting at 75 iu, and go in monday for blood work, to see if they are going to change the dose.

I am nervous about the follistim, mostly just because I am worried about side effects. Does anybody have any input?? Thanks in advance
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Our TTC journey: I went off the pill April 10, 2010. I have had irregular cycles ever since. We have tried everything from soy isoflavones, fertili tea, fertil aid for both, sperm count and motility boost for DH, femera, relaxing, giving up...no luck. SA 06/2011-5mil, 05/2012-no live sperm, 07/2012-17mil!! HSG 7/25/12, all clear. Next cycle, Femara 3-7, scan cd 11, 5 follies 17, 12, 12, 11, 10, trigger cd 12, IUI (8/30/12) cd14: BFN, AF showed 9/13/12 -On to cycle 2 with medication and IUI. 9/28 quit groqing, cycle cancelled. 2/6/13 follistim cd 3-12, follies 19, 18, 17, 12, count 1.7 mil, BFN. Skipping this cycle.

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February 8th, 2013, 07:18 AM
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good luck
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February 8th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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I haven't used follistim, but I have used Menopur and Bravelle, and honestly, I had less side effects with the injectibles than with clomid or femara. SO excited for this cycle for you!

The great thing about injectibles (vs clomid) is that you aren't trying to trick your body to produce hormones...you're actually getting the hormones. I'm sure you're going to have a great cycle! Best of luck!
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February 8th, 2013, 07:53 AM
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I hope so, thanks!
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Thanks JMC1988 for the great siggy!
Our TTC journey: I went off the pill April 10, 2010. I have had irregular cycles ever since. We have tried everything from soy isoflavones, fertili tea, fertil aid for both, sperm count and motility boost for DH, femera, relaxing, giving up...no luck. SA 06/2011-5mil, 05/2012-no live sperm, 07/2012-17mil!! HSG 7/25/12, all clear. Next cycle, Femara 3-7, scan cd 11, 5 follies 17, 12, 12, 11, 10, trigger cd 12, IUI (8/30/12) cd14: BFN, AF showed 9/13/12 -On to cycle 2 with medication and IUI. 9/28 quit groqing, cycle cancelled. 2/6/13 follistim cd 3-12, follies 19, 18, 17, 12, count 1.7 mil, BFN. Skipping this cycle.

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February 8th, 2013, 09:45 AM
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February 8th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I don't know anything about it but I just wanted to say good luck and I hope it works for you!!
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February 8th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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sorry, no advice... just GOOD LUCK!!
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February 8th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Hi, I used Follistim for my first IVF, really had no side effects from it. I also felt that out of all the injectables I’ve been on, the Follistim burned the least (Menopur being the one that burned the most).

Good luck to you!!!!
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February 10th, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Hi, and welcome back!

I used 75 iu Puregon (which is another brand name of follistim), and experienced bloating and cramping.
The shot itself was a pen type, and never hurt.

FX for you.
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February 10th, 2013, 01:06 PM
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So, I have 2 days in, and I was pretty bloated yesterday and today. The shot itself isnt bad at all. I have been a little sick to my stomach on and off, but I have started metformin again, (3 days ago), so it could be from that too. I get b/w tomorrow to see what my levels are at and decide if I stay on 75, I guess they are going to check every 2 days. Wednesday I will have b/w and u/s, so I'm pretty excited to see how many follicles there are!
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Thanks JMC1988 for the great siggy!
Our TTC journey: I went off the pill April 10, 2010. I have had irregular cycles ever since. We have tried everything from soy isoflavones, fertili tea, fertil aid for both, sperm count and motility boost for DH, femera, relaxing, giving up...no luck. SA 06/2011-5mil, 05/2012-no live sperm, 07/2012-17mil!! HSG 7/25/12, all clear. Next cycle, Femara 3-7, scan cd 11, 5 follies 17, 12, 12, 11, 10, trigger cd 12, IUI (8/30/12) cd14: BFN, AF showed 9/13/12 -On to cycle 2 with medication and IUI. 9/28 quit groqing, cycle cancelled. 2/6/13 follistim cd 3-12, follies 19, 18, 17, 12, count 1.7 mil, BFN. Skipping this cycle.

http://nikki52687.blogspot.com/ Donate to our IVF fund here: http://www.gofundme.com/210zuw
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