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Follistim - Did you get follies on both sides?

Morning,

Just got off the phone with my RE going over the plan for next month. Since I've now wasted two cycles on Femara developing follies on the side of my blocked tube, we decided to do an injects cycle next before making the leap to IVF. She said she'd put me on 100 IUs days 2 - 10. Then do Ovidrel + IUI when the timing is right.

For those of you who've taken Follistim, did you get follies on both sides??

Thanks!

Me, 33, DH, 36
Me - Right Tube blocked & Hashi's. DH - Fine
Trying for baby #2 since July 2011
6 natural & 6 medicated cycles, all BFN. 1 missed mc in 10/11.
Surprise natural BFP on 6/18/12, CP on 6/27/12
Began stims (Bravelle & Menopur) for IVF #1 on 7/20/12
ER on 8/2 , 7R, 5F ET on 8/7, 2 embies transferred
Beta #1 - 231 (9dp5dt), Beta #2 - 695 (12pd5dt)

Re: Follistim - Did you get follies on both sides?

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    Yes, well, no. I started developing follies on both sides but ended up with 2 mature on only one side in the end. I don't think that has anything to do with the Follistim though. When on Femara sometimes I had follies on one side, but I also had a few cycles where I had follies on both sides. It's the luck of the draw. The meds just make it more likely to have more follies over all, they're not side specific. 
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    When taking Follistim I had mature follies on both sides. I never got any to mature on Clomid or Femara alone so I can't compare it to anything else.
    I'm 29. DH is 29. 
    TTC #2 since 1/14
    DX= PCOS and Annovulatory
    Cycle #1- Failed IUI 5/12
    Cycle #2- Injectibles and TI- BFP 7/13/12. Due 3/2/13
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    imageMsGMChick:
    Yes, well, no. I started developing follies on both sides but ended up with 2 mature on only one side in the end. I don't think that has anything to do with the Follistim though. When on Femara sometimes I had follies on one side, but I also had a few cycles where I had follies on both sides. It's the luck of the draw. The meds just make it more likely to have more follies over all, they're not side specific

     This.  With 100IU/day, I had only 2 follicles worth mentioning... and a really small one... all on my left side.  I ended up with 1 mature.  I didn't respond to Femara at all.

    Me: 32, DH: 45... TTC #1 since May 2010
    July - Nov 2011: Testing with OB... OB said everything looks good
    March - Sept 2012: Moved to RE.. 4 treatment cycles - responses of one or no follicles
    09.03.12: Diagnosed Poor Ovarian Response.. DE IVF only option
    Feb - Nov 2012: Pursued Adoption. That door slammed shut.
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    ShaylizShayliz member
    No. I did 75iu of Gonal-F (similar to Follistim) and only had one follicle on my left. 
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    I did Follistim and got 2 on one side and 3 on the other.  One didn't mature so we ended up doing an IUI with 1 on one side and 3 on the other.

    Like the PP said it really can be the luck of the draw but maybe you'll get lucky?  FX for you. 

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    Got it. Thanks ladies for your helpful responses.

    Me, 33, DH, 36
    Me - Right Tube blocked & Hashi's. DH - Fine
    Trying for baby #2 since July 2011
    6 natural & 6 medicated cycles, all BFN. 1 missed mc in 10/11.
    Surprise natural BFP on 6/18/12, CP on 6/27/12
    Began stims (Bravelle & Menopur) for IVF #1 on 7/20/12
    ER on 8/2 , 7R, 5F ET on 8/7, 2 embies transferred
    Beta #1 - 231 (9dp5dt), Beta #2 - 695 (12pd5dt)
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    at lower doses i got onlyone per side.  when i did alternating 112 and 150 each day, i got 3 follicles, 1 on right, 2 on left (Or vice versa i forget ha)

     

     


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