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  1. Our baby girl story 12th March 2008
    ... IUI...no luck and then I did one month of injections follistim and ovudrel with IUI and I was successful! We...

  2. Our Successes 28th January 2008
    ... that I wasn't ovulating and DH was fine. I started Follistim injections with BD, and on the third round, I finally ... on occasion. Finally, went back to RE and did one Follistim cycle with BD, had 2 great follies, and got my BFP...

  3. Laurie's Story... 25th January 2008
    ... informed me IVF is the only way January 21st - started follistim January 22nd - went to "IVF Class / Orientation" ... (note, AFTER follistim .) January 25th - u/s showed 8 follicles January...

  4. Our IF roller coaster 23rd January 2008
    ... injectables. Medications tried: Lupron, Gonal F, Follistim , Menopur, Repronex, Clomid, and Femara. Surgeries...

  5. Praying4us IF journey... 23rd January 2008
    ... numerous u/s and gallons of blood Medications: Clomid, Follistim , Estridial, Prometrium, Metformin & doxycycline ...

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  1. Kari's cycle 18th April 2008
    ... .. I think it's similar to menopur) and pure FSH ( follistim / gonal-F). Well since I responded much like someone ... keep that dose low and also keep my evening dose of follistim low... starting out at 75 and 125, respectively. ...

  2. April/May Cycles Part II 17th April 2008
    ... wednesday, and we are not changing anything. Same Follistim and menopur, and start with the same dosage. Love...

  3. This 2WW is killing me! 3rd April 2008
    ... lost. This last cycle I used about 1100 units of follistim for the whole cycle. When the nurse ordered the meds...

  4. Increased my meds! 1st April 2008
    ... Never used bravelle, I used follistim . Although I did respond to the meds my RE did up...
    ... Hi Vira, I used bravelle along w/ follistim for my IVF cycle & my dr increased my dosage according...

  5. Need some advice - Follistim & IUI 24th March 2008
    ... Hi Amy, I was on Follistim and had IUI last month and although we got a BFN last ... cycle your numbers sound similar to mine. I also did Follistim and IUI this cycle and am currently in the 2ww. Both ... cycles I had 5 follicles develop and I was on 100 of follistim for the first and 75 to 100 for the second. I would...
    ... will admit I was expected more side effects from the Follistim . I remember having side effects 5 years ago with...
    ... how it goes. Regarding the lack of side effects w/ follistim , that's very common. It's a much kinder fertility ... the same results as you regarding side effects. The follistim did help me grow some nice follicles & it sounds like...
    ... meds, but they still grow when you coast. I was on Follistim 150 for 5 days then gradually dropped down from 100...
    ... 14mm and 15mm. I am going to take another shot of Follistim tonight (150) and then get my HGS (I think that is...
    ... So all is set to take one more injection of 150 follistim tonight and my HCG injection in the morning and then...

  6. hi all.. i'm baaaaaaack! 24th March 2008
    ... again. I am glad that you are starting on femara and follistim , I am sure that this is going to be it for you and...
    ... good, so DW started femera this monring. will start follistim (oh joy! injectables!) thursday PM. another u/s...
    ... lots of endo scarring(poor girl). just started follistim yesterday morning, with iui scheduled for next friday...

  7. Hello 24th March 2008
    ... don't know what to expect. I have lots of left over follistim and repronex from my first two IVF stims, but I wonder...

  8. I need a 2ww buddy. 19th March 2008
    ... after I O, but never before. Perhaps it's because of follistim ?? I opened my big mouth today at work. One of...

  9. FSH level 18th March 2008
    ... alittle different. Last month it was 10.8. I took follistim and now this month it's 12.8.:( Does anyone know...
    ... Pinkie, I think that the follistim can elevate your FSH. I am surprised they didnt'...

  10. Anyone else using injectable drugs with IUI 16th March 2008
    ... familiar with Bravelle or Ganirelix, I'm currently using Follistim . There is praobably someone on this board who may...
    ... had the same crampy feeling as you describe. (i used follistim and ovidrel.) my RE and nurse told me that these are...

  11. Side Effects of Follistim 13th March 2008
    ... Hi REF sorry to hear you are feeling so bad.I took follistim but never had such side effects.Do you think maybe...
    ... time as well really makes me think this is from the follistim . Went to the RE today and he said things are looking...
    ... I'm sorry you are having bad side effects from the follistim . I hope it pays off & you get that beautiful bfp...
    ... RFF, My last cycle I used 200 units of Puregon ( follistim ) daily and fortunately I didn't have any side effects...
    ... clomid and it was a breeze. Now with adding the Follistim it is way different. My DH just doesn't get how awful...

  12. Thinking of you Kari 5th March 2008
    ... 2ww. I did a no no :)this month, I had some leftover follistim in the fridge since our IVF, you know when that was...
    ... I seriously look at all of these xtra meds I have ( follistim , repronex, clomid, u name it!) and I just know if...

  13. PCOS and IVF 26th February 2008
    ... itself . Actually i have read that for pcos fsh ike Follistim is considered better than menopur(combo. of FSH and...

  14. The most painful ovulation, 7 eggs! 25th February 2008
    ... anyone else has had this same experience. I was on Follistim , was triggered and ovulated between my IUIs (yay!...

  15. Almost ready for 4th IUI, trying not to stress!! who will be joining me in the 2ww? 21st February 2008
    ... everyone is doing well! Well, I've been taking Puregon ( Follistim ) this cycle and I'm responding well (4 follicles all...

  16. Holly's IVF cycle 15th February 2008
    ... morning, 1 vial of menopur in the evening, & 25 units of follistim in the evening. Last time my dose of follistim was...

  17. Starting Cycle 4 with Puregon 13th February 2008
    ... Sorry, just realized that in the US the drug is called Follistim ...
    ... your upcoming cycle~I hope it is the one!! I used follistim for my IVF cycle, and it was cake. I loved using...
    ... from that drug! I really think you will like the follistim much more. Holly...
    ... Europe and I had no side effects at all.I also took follistim when I was in the US also had no side effects.Like...
    ... Hey CG, I took follistim for IVF on my last fresh attempt... I did a dose of...

  18. Injectable Cycle #3 continued 11th February 2008
    ... medicine refrigerated???? I think you were taking follistim , and I know my follistim is kept in the fridge. Well...

  19. April - 2 Weeks till Lupron! 10th February 2008
    ... it all with the nurse! They had me down to use Follistim but I asked if I could use Gonal F instead. I've...
    ... nurse agreed to switch you over to the gonal-F. The follistim and gonal-F are the most expensive of all the meds...

  20. Feeling a little discouraged, but things are moving along 8th February 2008
    ... Sorry I can't answer your question regarding the follistim but I just wanted to let you know what a big impact...
    ... you & I wish you all the best w/ your cycle. I used follistim w/ IVF, and I reacted really well to it. I also have ... hopefully since we are in similar situations, the follistim will work well for you too. :) Good luck to you,...
    ... on Gonal-F (which like Kelley said is the same as follistim ) now for the 3rd cycle and i have produced some follicles...
    ... happening with my ovaries even after 3 days of being on follistim , I feel twinging. I was just feeling frustrated with...

  21. Not sure what to do 31st January 2008
    ... just wanted to let you know that on my first cycle of Follistim injectables and HCG shot with timed BD, I am pregnant...

  22. IVF Meds 28th January 2008
    ... Here's my problem though, my RE is going to prescribe Follistim for my upcoming IVF. I wonder how strict they are...
    ... first IVF try was with Gonal-F and my second with Follistim . BTW, April, I think these two stims are very ... which is equal parts FSH and LH). My NP told me that follistim is a bit stronger than gonal-F. Not sure if that...

  23. Concerned..... 25th January 2008
    ... My period has changed since I started taking Follistim . My periods used to last 5-7 days and now I have a...

  24. Worst possible start 23rd January 2008
    ... don't even know too much about the meds yet either, follistim for 4 days, then ganirelix, then luveris, and I think...

  25. Back from u/s 18th January 2008
    ... want2beamama: We did not do IUI or IVF, just BDing with Follistim injections. I had 2 good-sized follies and they both...

  26. Things are really moving!! 18th January 2008
    ... different this time around. Last time I was on lupron, follistim , & menopur. This time they are adding bravelle. ...

  27. I start BCP on Sunday!!! 17th January 2008
    ... music, please...) All I want for Christmas is my Follistim , my injection. Gee if I could only have a sonogram...

  28. Can you still ovulate while taking follistim but not trigger? 16th January 2008
    ... the cycle isent a total waste.BTW why were you on follistim for so many days?12 days seems like an awful lot to ... be on follistim .I remember I was only on it for a few days.Maybe 5...
    ... without trigger. My last cycle on Gonal-F (same as follistim ) My cycle was cancelled because my follicles did not...

  29. Most likely our only shot at IVF 9th January 2008
    ... will trigger & what day my retrieval will be. My follistim dose has been steadily decreasing (started at 125U ... estrogen was increasing so well they kept lowering follistim meds. But today they had me do 75U injection tonight...

  30. I need to talk to some who can relate to what I am going through w/ IF. 8th January 2008
    ... another baby. We have tried several rounds of Clomid and Follistim w/ no luck. All of my tests have come back normal...
    ... period this month. If I do, I will be starting the Follistim injections again. This past month I did not do the...

  31. Jan/Feb IVFers? 30th December 2007
    ... the next couple days as expected, then I will start Follistim and Repronex this Friday!! We will know around Feb...
    ... yesterday and have my u/s tomorrow then start Repronex / Follistim on Friday! I'm excited....
    ... 5th day of stims today and they keep cutting back my Follistim - which I'll take as a good sign that my bloodwork...

  32. Never thought I'd be doing IVF, but here it goes 21st December 2007
    ... felt out of my element with talk of trigger shots, follistim , transfers, etc and thought (naively) to myself -...

  33. Yet another 2WW thread- who'll join me? 30th November 2007
    ... so I guess I'm about 5 weeks. I got pregnant using Follistim injections and just BDing. It's very exciting because...

  34. Nauseous with Gonal F? 28th November 2007
    ... Gonal F (as these symptoms are still here). I did Follistim last time (because it was donated), and didn't have...
    ... do work with someone who had similar symptoms with Follistim , though, so it may be normal. I'd check with your...
    ... help either as I never used gonal-f before (I used follistim ). I just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear that you...
    ... strange, because I didn't have any side effects from the Follistim last time. Oh well...I'll get through it!!! ...
    ... I didn't have any trouble with the gonal-F or with Follistim . I do get lurpon headaches, but I'm sure you are...
    ... seriously have no more than I had last time with the Follistim . I'm very disappointed, but they never directed me...
    ... my last IVF cycle I was primarily at 150 units of follistim and I ended up with 30 eggs retrieved. BTW, did your...

  35. My cycle has begun 2nd November 2007
    ... s good! What dose are you using? I'm not sure if Follistim & Gonal-F are the same dosage wise. Hope you had...
    ... 37,5 iu, I think Gonal-f is a little stronger than Follistim . I used to react well on clomid 50mg, that is why...

  36. New Cycle w/ Injectables 31st October 2007
    ... done. There were no cysts, so I get to start the Follistim injections tomorrow (125 i.u.). The nurse actually...
    ... to celebrate a double BFP with you guys! Hope the follistim is treating you well so far. I used it during a recent...
    ... Hey Kari, thanks for the well wishes! The Follistim is going good, but I've only had one dose so far....

  37. 1st Appointment with new GYN 29th October 2007
    ... Ah yes, follistim is very similar to gonalF. My NP told me it is just...

  38. Christine Seeiay 21st October 2007
    ... If this doesn't work we'll move on to a clomid and follistim combo. We were given a demo kit to practice with just...

  39. why is weight loss a big deal? 17th October 2007
    ... maybe you need to move on to injectables. I used Follistim injections when I conceived my first child, and will...

  40. No O this cycle??? 15th October 2007
    ... get the results, I can start the Provera and then Follistim when AF comes:) I'm excited to finally get this show...
    ... at the end of this month. I am sure once you start follistim you will get your BFP:) . Keeping fingers and toes...
    ... you must be anxious/excited to get started on the follistim . It's what worked for you w/ your first child, right...
    ... I was using Follistim when I got pregnant with Jackson, so I am very excited...

  41. others w/ male factor? 6th October 2007
    ... 2 with Femara, and the last one with Femara *and* Follistim injectable) we are almost broke and ready to stop...

  42. A little bit afraid 5th October 2007
    ... though, if you dont mind me asking? Are you still on follistim now? Or he just has you coasting? He must know better...
    ... good about it. They had me down to only 25 units of follistim this morning and I'll take a little more tonite, but...

  43. Any success conceiving on Clomid? 1st October 2007
    ... when I conceived my son, nothing worked except for Follistim , but it looks like I'll probably be going that route...

  44. 2ww 24th September 2007
    ... when I found out I was pg 3 years ago after using Follistim & HCG, I took an HPT I think around 12 DPO and it...

  45. IUI Oct. 2/3...where r my cycle sisters??? 23rd September 2007
    ... from last month is gone! So I'm officially on to Follistim , which I'll start tomorrow (Wed.) night at 150 units...
    ... time is the charm for you!!!!!! April, I start follistim tomorrow as well, and it is also my first time (I ... . I've used the pen before with gonal-F, but the follistim definitely seems to work a bit differently. The needle...
    ... Also, I just wanted to let you know that I did my follistim shot this morning. Setting up the pen was not bad...
    ... Okay, so I just did my first Follistim injection...and that was it??? That was so easy!...
    ... Hi Nicky! This was my Follistim shot...so it's my understanding I'll take these for...
    ... used daily during an IVF cycle), I really think the follistim and gonal-F pen needles are far more painless and...
    ... hoping for the best for you. I'm on cd7, day 5 of Follistim Things are going well although I've been a bit crabby...
    ... by what I was advised for my IVF cycle, but I used follistim for that, so I think there must be some similarities...

  46. New to all this! Help! 20th September 2007
    ... lining in the uterus constantly sheds. He recommended Follistim which seems to be a good one from what I've been reading...
    ... about the endo, and I'm just myself about to start Follistim (most likely next week). But I can help you with ... however you could have many smaller ones too. With your Follistim cycle, I'm guessing you'll have a few more US and...

  47. E2 levels 18th September 2007
    ... E2 levels and it was 1752. They want me to lower my follistim dose and see me on thurthday. Do you think they will...

  48. Cost of Injectibles??? 18th September 2007
    ... Hi Kia. My Gonal-F or Follistim cost around $2,500 for a cycle. Keep in mind I used...
    ... you need allot. For my IUI with injectibles, I got follistim 600IU and trigger shot and was a little under 500...

  49. Step after Clomid???? 17th September 2007
    ... motility/mobility and me with PCOS. I used Gonal-F and Follistim . My one and only BFP was on Follistim, but I did...
    ... to injectables. I have used Bravelle, Gonal-F and Follistim . They all produced about the same amount of follicles...

  50. O test at 0.6 13th September 2007
    ... me...I've never used gonal-f either, but I did use follistim , and I hear they are pretty much the same thing. ...

  51. a very timid Hello... 11th September 2007
    ... presribed even if you do ovulate, meds such as clomid or follistim can increase the number of eggs that you produce as...

  52. IUI Success stories 9th September 2007
    ... thats bad or good......I am also taking Injections ( Follistim ):(...

  53. Mady 8th September 2007
    ... Shots are going well, I have this fear though of the follistim , my poor DH has to wrestle with me each time for that...
    ... very stressed about it. Anyone else on repronex and follistim ? Mady let us know you b/w results from today. I...
    ... part of my concoction! :( I'm also gonna be doing follistim this time around too. I'm a little worried cause ... honeycombs inside me! Mady, what is it about the follistim that concerns you? Does it really burn like I've...
    ... Kari, I don't have alot of trouble with Follistim . It burns a little no big deal. You are right you ... can take Gonal-F or Follistim the doctors don't care. I picked follistim because...
    ... show to my kids when they are brats. :D Kari, Follistim doesn't hurt at all, its just that I just feel afraid...
    ... And who knows, it might just keep them in line. The follistim pen is bulky, but the needle itself is nice and skinny...
    ... favorite now is the Lupron. I just finished another follistim shot, DH had to wrestle with me again. Did you start...
    ... naughty teenagers! I'm sorry you're finding the follistim shots so awful - I'm sure it will all pay off in the...
    ... them too, and they were pretty easy. Sorry the follistim isn't getting any easier for you. But you're almost...

  54. Finally Got RE Appt 7th September 2007
    ... that would be better. Anyway, the plan is to start Follistim injectables again if I get AF, unless I decide to...

  55. whats happens next 7th September 2007
    ... Ok....so I started (first time ever) my injections Follistim on Wed. did it last night and tonight....tomorrow...
    ... appointment to see how it goes. My doc last time on follistim gave me 4 shots for 4 days in a row, that was the...
    ... for Wed...if my 2 follicles grow more......Im taking Follistim ....so well see how this works.... I did take Clomid...

  56. Hope I'm not jinxing myself... 7th September 2007
    ... thinks they will be able to provide me w/ all the follistim I need (which is the most expensive med & will save...

  57. Sept/Oct IVF 4th September 2007
    ... we begin stimulating and also upped my dosage for Follistim a little. Will be starting tomorrow to stimulate...
    ... than 8, or not too too many. Ughhh, have 200 of follistim tonight ....:( Good luck to you and your little...
    ... down side is that she said she prob can only get me follistim instead of gonal-F, and although I've heard they are ... basically the same drug, I've heard the follistim burns. But I'll take it considering it could save...
    ... well last time my RE is upping my doses. I also take follistim .........I get to mix the repronex together with the ... follistim so its only one injection. How lucky you are getting...
    ... and doc upped my meds from 150 to 200 /day, thats Follistim , and have also 75 of Menopur. I hope I dont get OHSS...
    ... Ladies anyone here on follistim + repronex? I got my first shot last night and it...
    ... thread, but it sounds like you mix the repronex and follistim in one shot, right? I think Aimee did that on her ... shot approach to me when I told her that I'd be doing follistim and repronex this time around. I know the repronex ... was bad by itself, but I have not (yet) done follistim . Hope it gets easier for you! Oh, and as for hydration...
    ... I never used repronex, but I did do follistim and menopur (I am guessing the menopur and repronex ... and left bruises. I had no problems at all w/ the follistim , but I didn't mix my shots together... Luba, I...
    ... I don't mix follistim and repronex in one shot. Repronex is intramuscular ... :( and follistim goes into my belly. When one supposed to feel fullness ... in your belly from stimulation? I've started my follistim shots on monday in PM so today is day 3(or4) but I...
    ... From now on will go in every other day. How much follistim are you doing daily? Mady...
    ... repronex. Tonight i will only have to get 300iu of follistim and then on friday i will get follistim and repronex...
    ... Im doing Menopur 75 in the morning and 200 follistim in the evening. Thats what I did each day since Monday ... . On my last IUI I was only on 125 of Follistim for 4 days and I felt really bad. My belly got big...
    ... such a huge dose! Has anyone else been on that much follistim 450iu? Mady how long are you going to be stimulating...
    ... Luba, I was on 200 units of follistim a day, so your dose does look higher than most, but...
    ... over and I start stimming tomorrow. My doses are 225 follistim and 2 vials of repronex which is higher than last...
    ... started your stims today right? Are you mixing the follistim and repronex or are they separate for you? I had...
    ... if needed. I am taking only 1 injection, I mix the follistim and repronex together, it stings a bit but I can handle...
    ... called and said to lower my dose, so now I am on 150 of follistim and keeping repronex the same. She said my estradiol...
    ... doing FSH only for now. I start tomorrow with 50 of follistim in the am and 150 of gonal-F in the PM. So if it...
    ... I'm not sure about the repronex either. I used follistim and menopur for my last cycle, and I think I will...
    ... going for you? I hope the shots are not painfull. Follistim and repronex are both stimulate follicles, but I think...
    ... Luba, I did start stims this morning. Took 50 of follistim and it was very easy. I'll be doing 150 of gonal...
    ... said I am to just slightly decrease my dose (evening follistim to go from 175 to 150, still 50 in the morning). ...

  58. Got back from the RE... 2nd September 2007
    ... Talk about frustrating...I was on Follistim injections and only had one good-sized follicle. ...

  59. New to this message board 31st August 2007
    ... had a cyst (6.2 cm). Cycst resolved in August. I did Follistim 100 IU and Menopur 75 units for 7 days which produced...

  60. Anyone else always get a cyst after treatment? 30th August 2007
    ... getting them each time? Also, I was supposed to start Follistim this month (but I'm sitting out)...will it cause cysts...
    ... having to sit a month out. I was supposed to start Follistim this month and that was what was really keeping me...
    ... have cysts from Clomid cycles but I did have after a follistim cycle. The only thing that was different that month ... is that the follistim dose was a little too much than I needed and I developed ... there were 3 cysts and didn't hurt. I had another follistim cycle the month before but that was just a little ... clomid works differently from person to person. Maybe follistim is the lucky med for you. Take care and baby dust...

  61. Introductions 30th August 2007
    ... more months. After not becoming PG we then added follistim to the mix and after the second round of clomid/ follistim ... off and started back with treatments and did IUI/ Follistim / Clomid/ HCG trigger shot and progesterone supplements...
    ... which didn't work at all), I finally got pg using Follistim & natural BD. Our son, Jackson, was born in 2005 ... (2 cycles) with BD. Next step is to go to RE for Follistim injections if not pg soon. We'd really love to...
    ... ttc #2 now for almost 3 yrs and have used Clomid & Follistim injectables. I have never heard of any studies on...
    ... ttc #2 now for almost 3 yrs and have used Clomid & Follistim injectables. I have never heard of any studies on...

  62. ??? Letrozole 27th August 2007
    ... we'll see. I will probably be put on injectables ( Follistim ) and also just BD with the RE. Hope this info helps...
    ... is good to know. I'm going to see if I can get on follistim too. That way I know that I am producing mature eggs...

  63. Will anyone be on 2ww at begining of sept?? 27th August 2007
    ... get back to treatment next month. We'll be trying Follistim for the first time and I can't wait (is it sick to...

  64. So Frustrated 23rd August 2007
    ... records from then and know the specific amounts of Follistim I used when we conceived our son, so hopefully that...

  65. 2ww 22nd August 2007
    ... page. I'm going to see if my RE will prescribe the Follistim for me too so I can do all of this at home. I bought...

  66. what is considered a high dose of injectibles? 21st August 2007
    ... using injections. They started me on 175 units of Follistim . Is this considered a lot? Also, what size do...

  67. IUI with Low Sperm Count 7th August 2007
    ... I am taking Letrazole (Femera) on days 3-7, and Follistim injectibles days 7- 10. Last time, I only produced...

  68. August IVF 6th August 2007
    ... need. I didn't use gonal-f, but I used repronex and follistim . Your cycle sounds like its moving perfectly. Stay...
    ... Ha ha! Jill, I agree!! I used menopur, follistim , and lupron for my IVF cycle - the menopur was def...
    ... miracle of all miracles, it didn't sting like the follistim used to. i was quite happy about that. so i do lupron...
    ... it! no pain, no stinging, it's so much better than follistim for me. i just pray it makes lots of follies for...
    ... call doc with period and schedule U/S. I will be on Follistim and Menopur for stimulation. Don't have the calendar...

  69. question for ivf girls 31st July 2007
    ... donate the meds to my clinic. I have a $900 package of Follistim that went to waste. It expired while I was between...

  70. Sick to My Tummy.... 25th July 2007
    ... cannot really attribute to the lupron. I also took follistim , no effects. Started menopur today, no effect except...
    ... and made me kinda mean for spurts of time. The Follistim and Repronex made me weepy and bloated from my ovaries ... needles didn't hurt at all, and my RE let me mix my follistim and repronex so it didn't burn at all. The Progestorone...
    ... you will do just fine! :) I used bcp, lupron, follistim , menopur, and prometrium for my IVF cycle. I was...
    ... for my IVF. I have always taken the lupron, gonal-f/ follistim /bravelle, HCG shot, crinone, and PIO shots. the only ... problems I ever had was i thought the follistim burned more than the other stims drugs and some of...

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