not responding to current Follistim dose...:(

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Registered: 03-02-2008
not responding to current Follistim dose...:(
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Sun, 02-27-2011 - 10:54pm

I have been on 150iu of Follistim for 9 days. I had my ultrasound today and my follies were only all less than 5mm on both ovaries. :( So basicly not responding at all. My RE upped my dose to 225iu and another ultrasound next Friday. Im frustrated...

Has anyone had follies that small that grew enough in a week to trigger?

TTC#2 Me 34yrs DH 34yrs 2003-Dx PCOS 10/4-Will start Lupron 10u!! 10/13-Follistim 150u started, Lupron decreased 5u 10/21-Follicle monitoring U/S~30 follies all less than 5mm. 10/21-Follistim increased to 200u 10/28-Follie U/S~6 follies 13-16mm 1
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Registered: 03-02-2008
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 10:13pm
Hi Ann! Thanks for the supportive words!
My next u/s is Friday the 4th. My RE has me trigger when my follies are ripe. So when they measure 18+ and have at least 6 good ones.
Friday seems so far away! I am anxious!
TTC#2 Me 34yrs DH 34yrs 2003-Dx PCOS 10/4-Will start Lupron 10u!! 10/13-Follistim 150u started, Lupron decreased 5u 10/21-Follicle monitoring U/S~30 follies all less than 5mm. 10/21-Follistim increased to 200u 10/28-Follie U/S~6 follies 13-16mm 1
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Registered: 12-08-2009

I was on Follistim and was a slow responder, but slow and steady won the race. I went in on day 8, there were some follies, but they weren't measurable, went back on day 10, there were a couple measuring 14, went back on day 12, a few more to measure but wanted me back again on day 14 - finally had 5 follies (I'm 41 so wasn't expecting a lot) and they were able to retrieve 3 eggs. Again, not ideal, but with my age, average. So be patient - I had one follie go from 14 to 21 in two+ days... I'm hoping the upped dose will give those follies the kick in the pants they need. Do you have to trigger on a certain day - is that how your RE works? I know mine was just when my body was ready... GL and please keep us posted - when is your next u/s???

Hugs~

Ann

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Registered: 05-09-2005

Hi there, sorry you are going thru this.

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC