I am getting ready to start injectibles (Follistim). I am curious to see what other people’s treatment
protocol looks like.
How many IUs of FSH (Follistim/Gonal F) are you taking
What cycle day do you start it on?
How many days do u take it for?
Angela (35) DH (34) DD (4)
TTC#2 with no luck from May 2008 to Aug 2010. Dx'd with secondary infertility due to high FSH.
My secondary IF journey:
Sept to Dec 2009 - Femara/HCG Trigger multiple times = all BFN
Jan 2010 - Femara/Follistim/Trigger = BFN
Feb 2010 - Femara/Follistim/Trigger with IUI = BFP on 11dpo but low beta...chemical pg
March 2010 - TTC au naturale = BFN
April 2010 - Femara/Follistim/Trigger with IUI = very low beta...chemical pg again
Current - TTA due to starting a new job...not sure, but we might be done for good.
I started 225 of Gonal-F on Day 3 of my cycle. I took it for 4 or 5 days, overlapped with Ganirelix for the rest. In total, I stimmed for 9 days.
ETA: I was wrong!! Thank goodness I kept notes. I did 225 of Gonal-F for 8 days, overlapped with Ganirelix, for a total of 9 days.
I did 225 mg Gonal-F on cycle days 2 &3, then 150 mg days 4-8 for 7 stim doses total. I did ganirelix as well days 7,8 & 9. Then I triggered on day 9 and retrieved on day 11.
Dmr- I know you got high E2 and were at risk for OHSS. Looking at my package insert (yeah, I'm a label reader), the recommended dose for women under 35 is 150 mg Gonal-F. I bet your high doses were why your E2 got so high. Of course, you also had a great result so maybe it was the way to go after all!
Me: 33, no problemsDH: 31, MFI- severe, caused by bilateral hernia repairs at age 3
IVF/ICSI #1 Jan'10. eSET of 1 blast, BFN.
IVF #2 March'10 first ever BFP!
Welcome, November 11th, 2010!
Very interesting! thanks for the info. I was supposed to do 200 of Follistim, but insurance wouldn't cover it.
it took about 2 cycles to figure out what dosage I needed because I responded very fast to it. I started off with Gonal-F but was making to many follices. I was doing injectable for IUIs and doc didnt want more than 3 possible eggs! Once we got my dosage figured out I was on 50-42 IU of follistim for about 9 days (+/- a few days depending on E2). I averaged 2-3 follicles with that dosageI will be starting a new protocol for IVF, not sure what dosage that will be yet!!
Me (29) DH (32) DS (6) + 6 8 years unexplained infertility:- 9 IUIS - 1 chem preg, - the rest BFN - 2 HSG test (2003 & 2009) - both normal- 2 SIS test (2009 & 2010) - both normal
RPL testing - NormalKaryotyping - Normal; results on our daughter I m/c'd - Normal - IVF #1 Feb '10; 2 blast transferred - @ 5 wks- IVF #2 June '10; 3 blast transferred - @ 4w5d - IVF #3 (FET) Aug '10; 3 blast transferred - lost our baby girl -IVF #4 (FET) Dec '10; 2 blast transferred - @ 5w2d
Found out I am a carrier of MTHFR (2 copies of C677T) IVF #5 - ER June 30. ET 7/5 Please God let this work