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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 20:35 PM   1
phoenixrose
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FSH Injections?


After 3 failed rounds of clomid, my FS wants to move onto injectables for 3 more months. At the end of round 2 of clomid all be mentioned was FSH injections, so I wanted to find out more about them before my appointment so I can be better prepared. Do they have different names, like different brand names? What day do you start? How long do you do it for? How often and where do you inject yourself? I'm sure there's more q's but that all I can think of.

Ok, one more...anyone have success on fsh injections, especially if after failed clomid?

(sorry if this is a repeat for some, but I wasn't getting many responses in the other forum)



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 17:21 PM   2
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I am pretty new to this forum but have also had 2 failed chlomid attempts and dr has recommended fsh injections. Have been diagnosed with pco's and ttc for 9 months (although wish we had started so much earlier). Not getting lots of advice from dr - and so feel a bit unsure about next step. seems like lots of people have tried clomid for longer than 2 cycles but dr is adamant it's not going to work for me. Don't know much about fsh injections and there doesn't seem to be much info out there.

Good luck and let me know how you get on xx



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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 19:13 PM   3
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Hello Ladies .. no personal experience with the FSH Injections here but talked briefly with my FS yesterday. I'm trying Femara+HCG Trigger Shot+IUI a couple of times and if not successful, I'll be moving on to the injectibles.

I got the price list for the following FSH Drugs and my FS said that I would start them on CD#3:
-Gonal-F
-Puregon
-Bravelle
-Repronex
-Menopur

I'm hoping we get more information. Thanks for starting this thread, Phoenix!



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 06:18 AM   4
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I am pretty new to this forum but have also had 2 failed chlomid attempts and dr has recommended fsh injections. Have been diagnosed with pco's and ttc for 9 months (although wish we had started so much earlier). Not getting lots of advice from dr - and so feel a bit unsure about next step. seems like lots of people have tried clomid for longer than 2 cycles but dr is adamant it's not going to work for me. Don't know much about fsh injections and there doesn't seem to be much info out there.

Good luck and let me know how you get on xx
Saffronspice, you have PCO and not PCOS? I have the same thing. There are so many out there that have PCOS, it's hard to find those who just have polycystic ovaries without the syndrome. And it's impossible to find out anything online about it because everything is about PCOS. I will definite let you know how my appointment goes and anything new I learn. From what I read so far, mrs compass was right, those are the names of the name brand drugs that all work about the same way and since you have to be more careful of OHSS you have to be monitored a little more closely. Someone from the 'assisted conception' forum said they have a pre-scan, a scan somewhere between cd 7-9, and then another a few days later. So, for me, that's only one more then on clomid (I had a pre-scan between cd 1-3 and then cd 12ish).



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 11:16 AM   5
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I'd like to know more information on this too, as next month I'm starting FSH injections and know nothing about them. All I know is that I am starting very low (75?), and being carefully monitored. If I produce 4 or more mature eggs, they will cancel my iui and instruct me not to bd. My RE said the risk of multiples is increased (20% chance of twins and 1% chance of triplets). A little scary, but I need something new to try!

I'd love to hear details from a FSH expert! Good luck to all.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 11:56 AM   6
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So I had my appointment this morning. Confirmed BFN on last round of clomid. I am going to start injections of Follitism on cd3, which is probably Wednesday. I'm also starting at 75 IU once a day for up to 9 days give or take, depends on what they see when they're monitoring me. I normally ovulate on my own but the follicles don't mature well so thats why the FS wants to start me low. It looks like I get a scan every other day, so including the day 1 scan I would have about 6 scans (ugh...$$$$$$$$). Then he wants to do an IUI at 36 hours past hcg injection to maximize the chances and cover all the bases. I'll keep you guys posted on how it goes.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 12:20 PM   7
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Goodluck Phoenix!

Are you doing chlomid as well, in addition to Follitism?



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 13:36 PM   8
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So I had my appointment this morning. Confirmed BFN on last round of clomid. I am going to start injections of Follitism on cd3, which is probably Wednesday. I'm also starting at 75 IU once a day for up to 9 days give or take, depends on what they see when they're monitoring me. I normally ovulate on my own but the follicles don't mature well so thats why the FS wants to start me low. It looks like I get a scan every other day, so including the day 1 scan I would have about 6 scans (ugh...$$$$$$$$). Then he wants to do an IUI at 36 hours past hcg injection to maximize the chances and cover all the bases. I'll keep you guys posted on how it goes.
Sorry about the confirmed bfn, but good luck on this cycle. I totally know what you mean about all the money...ugh.

I just posted something similar on the femara forum, so sorry if this is repetitive, but I just received an e-mail from my nurse informing me of my meds next cycle:

Bravelle: 1-75 IU vial
Ovidrel: 1 vial
Prometrium: 20 pills

I guess they are just doing one FSH injection. I'm not exactly sure why just one day. Hmm...



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 14:53 PM   9
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Goodluck Phoenix!

Are you doing chlomid as well, in addition to Follitism?
Nope, no clomid. Doc wants to keep that out of the mix. He says he can better control follicle growth with fsh alone.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 14:55 PM   10
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s08, I have no idea why they would do only one day. Let us know what you find out.



 
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