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April 30th, 2011, 08:04 PM
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going tomorrow am for day 3 stuff - hopefully will start this injection tomorrow night - can anyone think of any questions i should ask tomorrow regarding this medication, how to inject, etc; dont really want to know side effects bc i will develop them

any positive experiences anyone?

any negative experiences or helpful hints for me?

thx
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Married May 2010
TTC since August 2010, almost a year
IUI in December 2010 - BFP - chemical
IUI on 3/13/11 - BFN
April natural cycle - BFP on 4/22 - chemical confirmed 4/28
IUI done on 5/12 - BFN

IUI #4 done 6/6 - BFN
so sick of getting BFNs

total of 4 failed IUIs
IVF in July

using acupuncture 1x week, Royal Jelly, pre natals, organic Spirulina, Maca Root and Red Raspberry tea
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April 30th, 2011, 08:26 PM
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I used the Follistim pen for my IVF cycle and LOVED it! The pen is really easy to use and it is a really, really tiny needle, so you barely even feel it. You'll do great!
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May 1st, 2011, 08:05 AM
aogilvie's Avatar Super Mommy
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I had the same experience as Melissa. Super easy and kind of fun I'm doing Gonal-F + Menopur this time and it doesn't look NEAR as easy.
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TTC #1 with Endometriosis & Antiphospholipid Syndrome since December 2008
Dec 2008 - April 2010 #17 Natural cycles
May 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
June 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
July 2010 - IUI + clomid 100mg BFN
Sept/OC 2010 - IVF #1 (1 embryo transfered; none to freeze) BFP!!!
Oct 25 2010 - First ultrasound at 6.5 weeks TWO HEARTBEATS!!! The embryo split; we're having identical twins!!!
Nov 30 2010 - Ultrasound at 11 weeks; no heartbeats & no growth past 9 weeks
Dec 2 - D&C#1
Dec 7 2010 - D&C#2
Dec 22 2010 through current - Weekly acupuncture treatment
May/June 2011 - IVF#2 with acupuncture (1 embryo transferred; 4 embies on ice!!!) BFP!!!
June 29 2011 - First ultrasound at 7.0 weeks. Everything looks great so far!

July 18, 2011 - Second ultrasound at 9.5 weeks. Baby is doing great!

Feb 10 2012 - Molly Eileen arrived at 7lbs 11oz and 19inches!!!
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May 1st, 2011, 08:58 AM
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US revealed 8 tiny follicles ; awaiting FSH results and green light to see if I can start tonight

what dose were u ladies started @?
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Married May 2010
TTC since August 2010, almost a year
IUI in December 2010 - BFP - chemical
IUI on 3/13/11 - BFN
April natural cycle - BFP on 4/22 - chemical confirmed 4/28
IUI done on 5/12 - BFN

IUI #4 done 6/6 - BFN
so sick of getting BFNs

total of 4 failed IUIs
IVF in July

using acupuncture 1x week, Royal Jelly, pre natals, organic Spirulina, Maca Root and Red Raspberry tea
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May 1st, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Location: Aurora, Colorado
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LOVED Follistim! had great response, and never over-stimed. Had some complications but that was more PCOS (had some cysts cancel a few cycles!)

Hope this gives you a gorgeous BFP!
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After years of trying, 2 years of fertility meds, multiple surgeries, blood draws and needle sticks, some awful pre-IVF complications, and endometriosis and PCOS,
We are done TTC. Praying for peace as we accept this...
Hoping for some comfort after our most recent (and 3rd) surgery and starting Lupron!






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May 2nd, 2011, 12:23 PM
*SamF*'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I did great on Follistim also!! Good luck!
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