Well its CD34 and no AF so I was pretty pysched that I would be getting good blood results. NOT.... It was negative and we are now done with Clomid and RE wants to put me on 75 units of Follistim. I am nervous about injections. What are the side effects. If anyone has any experience on it please fill me in with what to expect. I will be going in for monitoring every other day so that they can adjust my meds as needed. RE told me my chances of multiples increases 20% and that is why i need to go in every other day to make sure we dont over stimulate. TIA ladies.
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Re: BFN and on to Follistim
TTC #2 since 2009 Have PCOS two close calls with letrozole and hcg trigger. Hoping 3rd time does the trick...
Thanks. I am nervous about doing the shots but the doctor said its like insulin shots and my mom has no problem doing hers. Im sure after the first it wont be bad but it is total mental thing. Yeah I am fine with twins but I definitely dont want more than that at one time.
MPZ born June 2011
TTC #2 ... Cycle 1-3: IUI = BFN | Cycle 4: IVF ... canceled but 3 snow babies
Cycle 5: FET .. BFP! | EDD - 3/15/2014
The Mob Boss
Birth: 10lbs 11oz, 21.5 inches <> 1 mo: 14lbs 7oz, 23.5 inches
I am sorry about your BFN, but follistim isn't that bad. It comes in this pen thing that is easy to dial up the amount and the needle is very small. The best tip I got from someone on here is they put extra overfill and you can sometimes get a half or extra dose out of it (saving some $). Tho you might have to stick yourself twice, but really as PP said it is a mental game! Also, write down the date/dosage/and location of injection. You think you might not remember from night to night, but it does start to blur together. GL!
BFP on Cycle 14--TWINS! Identical twin boys stillborn at 19wks(1/9/10)
3 break cycles; took clomid 50mg, BFP #2 Beta #1 35, Beta #2 338!!! Owen was born 2/11/11!
TTC#2: 4 cycles on clomid: BFNs
BFP #3: Cycle #5 100mg clomid; beta #1 21; beta #2 6=CP
Cycle #6 break cycle TTC no meds=BFN
Cycle #7: 150 clomid+ovidril+IUI=BFN (switched to RE)
Cycle #8: follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
Cycle #9 Forced break due to cyst
Cycle #10 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
Cycle #11 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
Cycle#12 Forced break due to cyst, went on BCP; did repeat HSG, Saline U/S
Cycle #13 IVF: Follistim/Menapur ER 11-30 11 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized and 3dt on 12-3; BFN
Cycle #14: IVF#2 lupron/follistim/menopur ER 1-22, 19 eggs, 14 fertilized, 5dt on 1-27, BFP!! beta 1: 63, beta 2: 119; EDD 10-15-13; 1 frozen embie
When I was on 75 and 100 units of Follistim I didn't really notice much as far as side effects go but now that I'm on 225 units I've had a pretty constant throbbing headache. Hopefully you will have no problem what so ever.
The shots themselves are really nothing. Even easier than others such as Lupron and Ovidrel for me. GL and I hope Follistim is just the answer you need.
First Time: DD born 3/2011 after trying for two years, LAP, and two IUIs w/ Femera + Ovidrel
This Time: 4/12 Femera IUI #1 BFN, 5/12 Femera + TI BFN, 6/12 Femera + IUI #2 BFN, 7/12 Femera + IUI #3 BFN, 8/12 Follistim IUI #4 BFN
IVF #1: ER 11/5/12 : 17 eggs retrieved/6 fertilized, ET 11/10/12 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFN
IVF #2: ER 1/28/13 : 12 eggs retrieved/9 fertilized, ET 2/2/13 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFN
IVF #3: ER 4/15/13 : 13 eggs retrieved/7 fertilized, ET 4/18/13 : 3dt of 3 embies/0 frosties BFN
Laparoscopy 5/24/13 : Stage 2 Endo, Scaring, and Both tubes Blocked but successfully Opened
IVF #4 (Clinical Trial): ER 7/22/13 : 15 eggs/8 fertilized, ET 7/25/13 : 3dt of 3 embies/0 frosties BFN
IVF #5: ER 11/4/13 : 13 eggs/12 fertilized, ET 11/9/13 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFP!!! Beta 11/20/13 = 447 1 Beautiful Baby! EDD: July 28, 2014