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March 10th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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This might be TMI but here goes.

Ever since I took Follistim, my AFs are SO HEAVY.

I took Follistim in November, and then had a chemical pg. in early Dec. That was a really heavy AF but I expected as much.

Took December off from meds and got AF in January and it was SUPER, SUPER heavy again---lots and lots of big, heavy clots.

Did Follistim again in January and got AF in early February, again super, super heavy.

We are moving onto adoption now so we're NTNP; I just started AF 2 days ago and it's the same thing. I mean, I have never had anything like this before, but the last 3 months it's been awful.

Anyone else experienc this? Is it related to Follistim?
Married with two awesome 7 year olds, we're TTC with unexplained infertility.
Thank you sophiasmomma for my beautiful siggy!
Nov/Dec Follistim cycle = BFP, chemical pregnancy
Dec/Jan TTC naturally after m/c, BFN
Jan 2010 2nd round of Follistim

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March 10th, 2010, 03:34 PM
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Mine got lighter on Follistim and Clomid, so I am not much help. Can you call your dr or talk to their nurse to see if that is okay? Sometimes heavy periods mean something, I just don't know what!

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March 10th, 2010, 04:49 PM
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I have just done one round of Follistim, and while my periods weren't heavy with clots, it definitely made a difference with my flow - - I went from (in a "regular"' period) spotting for a few days, having maybe 1-1.5 days of super tampon use, then more spotting - - to having to use supers for the first 3-4 days, which I have never had to do.
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March 10th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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Follistim will make your estrogen levels higher, which usually results in a much thicker lining...so yes, your AFs could be super duper awful afterwards. Sorry to hear that you are dealing with that...I hope she goes away very soon

Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)

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March 10th, 2010, 05:30 PM
momma S's Avatar Super Mommy
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I never thought about the higher estrogen levels... good point! I hope it gets better soon for you... Not an easy thing to deal with!
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March 10th, 2010, 09:41 PM
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to Melissa... that's exactly what I was gonna say.

They say that on average it takes about 6 months for the fertility hormones to level out again in your system, so hopefully this doesn't last too much longer!

Yet another wonderful siggy by HeatherW.... thank you so much!!!

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