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  1. 3rd IUI............nervous! 4th August 2005
    ... This time I was seeing another doctor and he gave me follistim 300mgs injectibles... The office monitor me closely...

  2. Follistim and Hair Loss 10th July 2005
    ... hear your story as I was reading it.. I haven't took Follistim yet.. I do have thin hair and do you think by taking ... the follistim injectibles will make my hair more thinner.. I haven ... yet, but next month I am doing IUI along with the follistim injectibles.. Did you have side effects on the Follistim ... Was your hair really healthy before you took the follistim ?? I do hope in time your hair will soon come all back...

  3. Ovulation protocols for "poor responder": help neede 2nd July 2005
    ... aggressive protocol with the highest dosage of Follistim (450iu daily) without Lupron, based on my IUI response...

  4. Need Some Positive Thoughts and Encouragement 26th June 2005
    ... lifetime. We decided to try IUI. He started me on Follistim , but also found out my FSH was 13. Well, it looks...
    ... of HCG to help mature the egg. So, I have been on Follistim injections everyday and that helps the follicles to...

  5. repronex side effects? 30th May 2005
    ... days have you been on it? I am asking because I used follistim (very similar) and felt bloated while taking it -...

  6. TTC and IVF issues 23rd May 2005
    ... am on clomids, 100 mgs for days 3 to 7. I am doing Follistim injectibles along with IUI this month.. Keeping my...
    ... is good.. That is the reason why I wan to try the follistim injectibles along with IUI.. Wish me lots of luck ... pocket with doctors that are not in our network.. The follistim 300 amps is $200 itself and that is not consider doing ... very small... under 9 mm which means, DH will give me follistim injectible on sunday for 50amps.. Then Monday will...
    ... was good which is in the 420 range and he dose my follistim to 75 mgs stead of 50 mgs.. He found 3 follicles but...
    ... meds and injectibles.. The shots where DH gave me follistim still have a mark of bruise on me.. :) Doctor gave...

  7. June IVF/ICSI buddy needed 9th May 2005
    ... June. I am on day 3 for my stimulating medicines Follistim and Repronex. This is my first IVF cycle and we will...

  8. new to this board 1st May 2005
    ... clomid and iui (with no success) and just started follistim and iui. i didnt respond very well to the clomid ... this time, so im hoping that the follistim works better....thats about it for me..this board...
    ... for me...i started with the injectable medication( follistim ) this cycle and I have to say that I had less side ... with the clomid and I have had none of that with the follistim . i went for an ultrasound today and I had a really ... good response from the follistim . i have 3 eggs that are mature and they are thinking...

  9. May Miracles 13th April 2005
    ... working well and to see I guess what dosage of the follistim I should take! Let me know how your ultra sound went...
    ... your ultrasound then you will get your protocol for follistim , I'm currently taking 300iu my RE wanted me to produce...
    ... to 5 units and decided to give me 125 dosage of the follistim for 2 days then move it down to 75 for the next 2...
    ... imagine what I am gonna feel like when I start the follistim on Saturday. Oh I am so excited for you, please when...
    ... put in you. The shots are going good, I start the follistim and repronex Saturday. Pretty much just scared of...
    ... called me last night and had me go ahead and lower the follistim down to 50 and tomorrow at my next appointment they...
    ... How weird is that, I receive the lupron and follistim in the thigh. The Repronex is given in the abdomen ... am taking 5 units of the lupron a day 50 units of follistim and 1cc of the repronex. Interesting I guess each...

  10. starting ivf and scared 11th February 2005
    ... Gosh, it's been a long time!!)....either Fertinex or Follistim . And I was on the other when we began IVF. Anyway...
    ... days of birth control, followed by lupron shots and follistim . It really wasn't that bad. My husband would prepare ... the lupron and follistim shots for me and I would give them to myself in the ... that I just felt "out of it". Once I started the Follistim I was able to decrease the Lupron dose by 1/2, which ... with clomid and then 3 IUI cycles with injectibles ( Follistim ). All 6 were unsuccessful. I am happy to say...

  11. FEB IVF Anyone else??? 24th January 2005
    ... ahead and proceed. I have only done 2 IUI's both w/ follistim . When I go back, I will either go straight to IVF ... or do one more IUI with increasing the follistim and adding in lupron. That is when the time comes...
    ... stims, I went down to 5 mg per night. He put me on Follistim 225 mg, 1 bottle of Repronex and 1/2 cc of sterile...
    ... embarrassed in my life!!! Then I did 3 IUI's with follistim each with 2 mature follies. My RE would not allow ... me to "grow" more than two mature follies with the follistim because of the high chance of multiples. I think ... m to wait for AF to arrive and start my stims.. 75 follistim , 75 Repronex, doxycycline for both DH and I, and...
    ... Then I did 3 IUI's with follistim each with 2 mature follies. My RE would not allow ... me to "grow" more than two mature follies with the follistim because of the high chance of multiples. I think...

  12. Protocol for Injectibles 12th January 2005
    ... I Have done 2 months of injectibles ( follistim pen). I did 50 the first month and got 2 mature follicles ... days on 50. That was followed by BFN. Then I did 75 follistim for 8 days and got one mature follicle followed by...

  13. Has anyone tried the Instead cup to aid IUI? 11th January 2005
    ... try. I'm at the start of my second IUI cycle using Follistim pen and Ovidrel and I'm game to give the Instead cup...
    ... Hi there! I have done 2 IUI's (both w/ the follistim pen) and have never heard of the INSTEAD cup. Hmmmmm...

  14. Hi, I'm new here 10th January 2005
    ... her HSG. I'm starting my second cycle to IUI with Follistim and Ovidrel. Tomorrow is Day Three and the start of...

  15. Question about SA 8th January 2005
    ... confused. :) My treatment is currently Metaformin, follistim and hcg trigger. I do ovulate but usually only one ... mature follicle. Follistim is conservative at 50 (pen) for about 8 days. Does...

  16. Sore ovaries-Possible endo-Anyone w/ a similar situation? What did you do before lap? 7th January 2005
    ... that could change at any time. We did two IUI's w/ follistim last year - both unsuccessful. We will probably move...
    ... periods. My IUI's - both were done with injections of follistim , finishing with an hcg injection. An IUI is were they...

  17. 16 Week Update 7th January 2005
    ... those who don't. I have PCOS, 2 1/2 years ttc for DD ( follistim , metformin, trigger shot, timed intercourse). Now...
    ... PCOS. TTC 4 yrs. I take everything you did. Met, follistim , hcg...blah blah. Still nothing. Been on Met 5 months ... . Follistim and hcg 2 months. Tried clomid before that. I do ... dont know what we will do next month yet. How much follistim did you do? I did 50 with the pen and only got one...
    ... carb diet - have you tried that? I was on 75 mg of follistim the last time and 1500 mg of metformin. I had four...

  18. Block Tubes and not producing enough eggs 2nd January 2005
    ... taken in pill form. Then comes injectables (Gonal-F, Follistim , Repronex, etc). These are self-administered injections...
    ... Stephanie, What do you think of this situation. I did follistim for 2 months. I took 3 weeks each time to produce ... 18 and 19. This does not seem like good response to follistim to me. Or could it be that Re is being a little cautious ... coital multiple SA for DH Laproscopy ultrasounds follistim Diagnosed PCOS Thanks Vic...
    ... with the dosages on the pen. I was on 275 units of Follistim for 4 days, then dropped to 187 for a day, then 75 ... sounds to me like you didn't respond that well to the Follistim . It took a really long time too. 3 weeks to grown ... might say that I think you needed a higher dose of Follistim , or perhaps another drug all together. I would definitely...
    ... never did injectables with IUI so my experience with Follistim was strictly with IFV, where they can manage the multiples...

  19. Cant Take Much More Of This!!!1 27th December 2004
    ... I too am on Metaformin. I have done two cycles of follistim which is an injectible. Still nothing. I really ... going to do this month. I did as well without the follistim and yet I took $1,000 worth of it last month. Clomid...
    ... were still too small. We have now done two months of follistim with no luck at conception. However the follies grow...
    ... risk of cervical cancer with the use of clomid. With follistim , the only problem is making sure that they start the...

  20. Hpt Bfn 24th December 2004
    ... my expensive meds and they offered to give me some Follistim , etc. for free that they had left over from a study...

  21. 5th round- IUI's 20th December 2004
    ... it cause me RE says this is the last IUI cycle with Follistim . S- Relax, and don't worry. things will work...

  22. IVF Medication 16th December 2004
    ... Syring MIS 29GX1/2" (Q20) - Sharps Package (Q1) - Follistim AQ 600IU (Q7) - Follistim AQ 300IU (Q1) - Follistim...

  23. No ovulation/Low progesterone 15th December 2004
    ... effects of this in me. I am on my second cycle of follistim . The first time I had 2 follies that measured 19 ... I did that well on my own!!! I spent 900.00 on follistim this month and got less results. What is up with...
    ... Hi Vic, I have never heard of follistim , is that an injectable? Also, have you tried other...
    ... Follistim is an injectible. We did the clomid route already ... and it did nothing. At least on the follistim I ovulate and produce normal size follicles. The problem...
    ... thread, and I am also on my second cycle with gonal f ( follistim ). During my first experience I had 4 great follicules...

  24. Follistim question please 13th December 2004
    ... having a frustrating time. I have done two IUI's w/ follistim and did respond okay - but I O too early and the follies...
    ... ovulate anyway. Is is possible that if they stop the follistim this month, I will still ovulate on my own? I hate ... then nothing. I have spent $900.00 this month on follistim . I cant believe how they sock us so hard in our attempts ... child. By the way...last month....my first month on follistim ...I ovulated with only 50 for 7 days. I dont know...
    ... Yes, I think you will ovulate even if they stop the follistim . I would get an OPK and monitor yourself regardless...
    ... Basically I am spending another 300.00 to take the follistim for one more night and then the rest will be wasted...
    ... try anything!! It cant cost more than $900.00 in follistim . Seriously....I cant take many more months of this...

  25. Dsak! 13th December 2004
    ... Hi Tera, AF arrived on the 8th :( I started my follistim on the 11th. Let's hope that I get a Christmas miracle...

  26. endometriosis in the cul-de-sac region? 9th December 2004
    ... on with it" if I want a family. So, I did an IUI w/ follistim in July and then another in Sept - both unsuccessful ... aggressive and said that I can do another upping the follistim and adding in some lupron, which postpones ovulation...
    ... using it w/ me during an IUI round (combined with the follistim ). I think I take it less than a week...not sure. ...

  27. Starting Follistim on Saturday. NERVOUS! 9th December 2004
    ... Melissa! I was nervous too when I was about to try follistim . I did it 2x - once with the vials and once w/ the...

  28. "sped up" cycle question 7th December 2004
    ... Last month I got AF on 11/12/04.. my RE gave me more Follistim for that cycle... I figured my IUI would be somewhere...

  29. In-Vetro Update - Need a little encouragement 6th December 2004
    ... past my first calender with Lupron, Started Lupron & Follistim Nov. 28th. My first sono records, Dec 3rd were Estradol ... level 869 and maybe 7-9 eggs. The lowered my Follistim to 225 IU's. So I had to go in again on Saturday ... 17's.. but Only 4 above 18... So I took 75 IU's of Follistim tonight and my Estradol level has jumped to 3373....

  30. ANY ADVICE/SUPPORT 1ST Time Injectibles User-Pen? 2nd December 2004
    ... glucophage for PCOS. Do you know the success rate of using follistim ? We have been trying to get pg for 4 years now. ...
    ... start them the day after my seciond IUI. I use the follistim pen. I also agree once you do it...it's a breeze...

  31. Mind if I join you? 2nd December 2004
    ... ovulate. After 4 years of trying new RE started me on Follistim . I produced two good follies, followed by hcg trigger...

  32. Low Progesterone And Infertility 28th November 2004
    ... my fertility issues have been resolved. Thanks to Follistim , HCG trigger, and Glucophage. I have PCOS. The only...
    ... my fertility issues have been resolved. Thanks to Follistim , HCG trigger, and Glucophage. I have PCOS. The only...

  33. WOW! IUI 2morrow 21st November 2004
    ... they can do that? I was definately taking much more Follistim this cycle. I have three plump follies and 2...

  34. Question about EPT 20th November 2004
    ... done on Wednesday Nov. 10 after being on a cycle of follistim . I'll find out on Wednesday Nov. 24 if the IUI worked...

  35. All of us with Infertility! 18th November 2004
    ... He put me on bromacriptine and then started me on follistim this month. I had IUI done last Wednesday and am...

  36. help - ovidrel trigger/+hpt did I test too soon??? 17th November 2004
    ... I am on break - I did two failed IUI's, both with follistim - I will start back up probably in January - adding...
    ... I think follistim and gonal f (which is what I'm doing) are the same...
    ... - we have to decide on IUI (with a bigger dose of follistim and lupron) or to go ahead with IVF (better odds)...

  37. Healthseeker 15th November 2004
    ... might be a little busy right now?!?!?! :p You and your follistim pen are all that matter right now...period! Thanks...
    ... He skipped the clomid alltogether and started me on follistim and IUI's immediately (July and September). I ... then said if we do another IUI, that we would up the follistim and add in Lupron b/c my body always wants to O early...

  38. Twins..Clomid..Another PG...lots of Q's! 15th November 2004
    ... those 5%. I used clomid and now I'm on injectables ( Follistim ) which increases the chance for twins to 25%. ...

  39. Anyone come to terms with..... 15th November 2004
    ... place to stay without being a b*tch?? I started my follistim last night. There's a part of me that really doesn...

  40. 2WW after IUI 13th November 2004
    ... 50 days while using the clomid. I've only used the follistim for one month and I'm praying that it works. Have ... you ever consider trying Follistim or other injectables? My doctor monitored me almost ... everyday while using the follistim and within 7 days from starting my af I had 12 follicles...
    ... I did an IUI with gonal f. I think gonal f and follistim are the same (both brands of fsh). This is my second...
    ... for endometriosis. Her insurance doesn't cover the follistim . I had gotten $4,200 worth of medication that my ... insurance covered. I had to buy 10 300IU vials of follistim for which I only used 2. I would love to be able to ... give her my follistim since she'll have to pay cash for it. Well thanks...

  41. no sign 10th November 2004
    ... though, unfortunately I m/c. I moved on to injects ( follistim ) and Boy! what a difference...no s/e at all. ...

  42. INJECTIBLES??? Thinking about them. CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THEM? 3rd November 2004
    ... injectibles (some contain only FSH like gonal F and follistim and some contain FSH and LH). I don't know why some...

  43. Follistim Pen Question PLEASE read 29th October 2004
    ... Hi there. I have used the follistim pen a couple of times. My nurse said that they "overload...
    ... Hey! If I am put on more meds than just the follistim pen (and they are talking about adding Lupron too...

  44. Hi! I'm new here! A bit about my family.... 28th October 2004
    ... extra strand) I'm now in my 2WW but this time I used follistim instead of clomid because I couldn't handle the s...

  45. Iui 27th October 2004
    ... Hi S- I think they had me take more follistim to increase the egg growth. And now that 3 are ready...

  46. Bfp!!! 22nd October 2004
    ... shaking. DD is only 11 months old - curteousy of follistim , ovidrel, metformin, timed intercourse, ttc 2 years...

  47. follistim tonight 19th October 2004
    ... Yeah! Good luck! I got pg my first month using follistim . Now have a 10 month old dd, and I am starting again ... t explain it, but once I went off clomid and onto follistim , I felt like a fog had been lifted. I had really ... s/e from clomid (moodiness), but nothing with the follistim . That's why dh and I are jumping right to injectibles ... this time. My RE told me though that follistim isn't available anymore and that I can only use Gonal...
    ... (maybe IUI too if I can convince the DH). Does Follistim have an increased risk of multiple birth? BD, ...
    ... Hi girls! Jody- The Follistim that you used to have to mix isn't avail anymore. ... with clomid the chance for multi is only 5%; with Follistim and other injects it's 25%...with the Clomid me RE...
    ... Hi there! I used follistim for both of my IUI's (July & Sept) and really had...
    ... Doreen - I too started Follistim last week. I started doing them last friday. I do ... My schedule sounds alot like yours. I have to use Follistim until my follies are mature, then I have to give myself...
    ... Yippee!!! I also did not have ANY s/e from the follistim !!!! No more clomid for me EVER AGAIN!!! L- I hear...

  48. Dh22 15th October 2004
    ... kicking the cr*p out of me this month :( I'll be using follistim , ovidrel and progesterone. I too hope that they won ... Clomid. So they are putting me on the least dose of Follistim and I'll be going for blood and u/s every other day...
    ... sounds funny, but your RE sounds exactly like my RE. Follistim (least dosage), Ovidrel, the whole nine-yards! I...

  49. Sadly..I Join you all on this Journey... 4th October 2004
    ... moved quickly to injectibles. 10 days of 75mg of Follistim , I produced 3 eggs. Then, trigger shot to ovulate...

  50. Just have to vent for a second... 4th October 2004
    ... couch. Earlier that night I had mentioned that if the follistim / timed intercourse didn't work, we would just save...

  51. Gonal F Questions 21st September 2004
    ... intercourse for 3 months didn't work, so we moved to Follistim (sister to Gonal-F) with trigger shot and timed intercourse ... you be PG! I didn't have any side effects with the Follistim , as a matter of fact, it was quite a relieve because...

  52. Ovulation Question 21st September 2004
    ... numbing cream for the injections. The injections are Follistim (follicle stimulator), Antigon (ovulation suppressant...
    ... When I finished those on Monday Oct 18 I started Follistim for follicle development on Friday Oct 22. What is ... repronex? Is that the follicle stimulator like Follistim ? When I do the ER they are not acutally putting me...
    ... take Lupron. All I did was BC for a month, then the Follistim and Dexamethasone. Tomorrow I start the ganirelix ... good response to the meds" so he downed my dosage of follistim , which is a good sign. He said I had a ton of follies...
    ... started. Have you started the meds yet? I didn't start follistim until 3 days after the baseline. I did that for 11...
    ... Hi Lorrie, I wont be on follistim , just repronex I start tommorow night and on monday...

  53. IVF Cycle Cancelled - lack of Follicles 20th September 2004
    ... anyone had this happen w/injectables? I took Lupron, Follistim and Repronex. Took Clomid for 7 cycles (5 w/IUI)...
    ... but I have never done IVF before, just IUI's with Follistim and both times I started mine on CD3...maybe it is...

  54. Aunt Flow has arrived 12th August 2004
    ... HcG shot to ovulate, and then moved on to metformin, follistim (injectibles) and HcG shot, and timed intercourse...

  55. New to these board 7th August 2004
    ... this past april. the doctor wanted to start us on Follistim injections for super ovulation and we did the first ... sex only. We are currently on our second month of follistim and almost time for the HCG shot. I have a doc appt...

  56. Had US today 4th August 2004
    ... let you know that my follicles grew very quickly on follistim . I think you said before that you were on Clomid and...

  57. teseaya02 where r u? 26th July 2004
    ... Hi S- I started the follistim last night, and boy am I a wimp. I truly tried to ... the RE on friday for more b/w and u/s. I hear that follistim will speed up your cycle though. You are lucky...

  58. First Clomid + IUI Cycle 23rd July 2004
    ... Hi there Stacy! I did an IUI last week with Follistim and an HCG trigger shot. Now I am in the middle of...

  59. Here we go again!!! 20th July 2004
    ... beautiful baby girl (7 months old), curtosy of metformin, follistim , ovidrel, and really good timing! I have PCOS and ... made me really moody! I'd like to jump right to the follistim and HCG! Oh well. Plus, if I switch insurance companies ... anymore (HAP will pay for another 6 months worth of follistim ), even though they will pay for the ultrasounds and...

  60. an HSG while taking stims? 6th July 2004
    ... heard of this? I may have to have an HSG while taking follistim . :)...

  61. IVF cycle buddies 30th June 2004
    ... following Monday. I'm trying to remember how to use the Follistim pen I will practice this evening. Hi Tracy - how...
    ... Lupron and Gonal-F and Repronex. They are putting me on Follistim for stim, Antigon for ovulation suppressant, and then ... the difference between the meds? Why i'd be using Follistim when you use Lupron?? Hoppie, did your IVF work...

  62. I had ovarian drilling 15th June 2004
    ... with other symptoms. Then I will start a round of follistim injections! I've never been so excited to start AF...

  63. Bella - how are the herbs? 14th June 2004
    ... , but decided against because I am about to start follistim injections and just wanted my system to have no other...

  64. Clomid and thin endometrium, N E good outcomes? 8th June 2004
    ... Clomid, once by itself and once in combination with Follistim . Both times my endometrium was thin and not optimal...

  65. 16 months - still not pregnant 10th May 2004
    ... of the visual "disturbances".. but the next step: follistim , wouldn't be covered until I had twelve failed IUIs...

  66. ovarian drilling 8th May 2004
    ... recovery time? I did not respond to chlomid, metformin, follistim , or gonal F. My Dr. is saying I should consider ovarian...

  67. My temp went down today does this mean 3rd May 2004
    ... induction therapy" next week.. daily injections of follistim and an injection of hCG to induce ovulation. While...

  68. Looking for success stories about Clomid- starting first round 28th April 2004
    ... me right off of it and I'm starting on injections ( follistim ) later this month. From what I've read, the visual...

  69. I Need Cycle Buddies 17th March 2004
    ... so my protocol was changed instead of 3 bottels of Follistim I will take 2 bottles in the am and pm until Sunday...

  70. LauraJane - How are You 10th March 2004
    ... from days 3-5. On day 5 (Sunday) I start two shots of follistim and do two shots again on day 7. Then I go back to...

  71. IVF vs. adoption, any thoughts? 9th March 2004
    ... treatments are simply not working on me (I am going to try Follistim shots with IUI, but beyond that I am very reluctant...

  72. prog. supplement/almost done w/ 2ww 1st March 2004
    ... was also on clomid from days 3-7. I also did the follistim shots and the trigger shot. I did the trigger shot...

  73. IUI Question 1st March 2004
    ... few more cycles of IUI, but this time paired with Follistim , which is stronger than Clomid. I wish you luck...
    ... will find its way!!! Have you started your IUI with follistim yet? Please keep me posted as you how you are doing...
    ... Clomid not always working on everybody. I'm hoping the Follistim will work better for me. I'll likely start that in ... go to the RE for a boatload of ultrasounds when on Follistim , and I'm going to be out of town a few times, which...

  74. Question on IUI 10th February 2004
    ... yet, but we'll be doing more, this time paired with Follistim hormone shots. I hope yours are successful right out...
    ... luck to you and keep me posted, when do you start the follistim ?...
    ... me feel totally liberated! -- and then we'll start Follistim in April. If Follistim doesn't work, then IVF is really...
    ... I forgot to ask you, what inectibles are you on? Follistim , by chance? I'd love to hear about your experiences...
    ... having a little cramping daily. Did you do clomid, follistim and the HCG shot? I am sorry to ask a personal question...
    ... having a little cramping daily. Did you do clomid, follistim and the HCG shot? I am sorry to ask a personal question...
    ... a great count. I have PCOS so I have to go through follistim injections ect. When I had my IUI I cramped during...

  75. New Gal on the Board 6th February 2004
    ... was only on clomid. Next I'll go on to injectibles ( Follistim ) with the IUI. I hope it works for you. I think it...

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