injections question

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Registered: 07-13-2003
injections question
Tue, 01-06-2004 - 6:45pm
I am on my 2nd cycle of follistim, skipped last cycle because of residuals. I am 44 and never been pg except once only 1 week and miscarried 8 years ago.

Been married 10 years - and so I decided to see an

RE. I am not doing IUI or IVF yet.

If any of you are similar, would like to hear from you.

My lab results came back on Monday with the following:

Est: 30

FSH: 4

LH: 4

This cycle I took 4 vials per day of follistim, 2 in the a.m., 2 in p.m.

I get my HCG shot tomorrow morning.

Also, do any of you get FM while doing follistim and is that normal? I had lots of FM for past 2 days, we bd yesterday before the HCG shot. Suppose to bd again Thurs and Friday after the HCG shot. I never feel any ovulation pain - is that normal?
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Tue, 01-06-2004 - 9:49pm
Your FSH level was excellent! Doctors like to see numbers less than 7 but anything under 11 or 12 is still okay (women in menopause have numbers as high as 50 or 100!!).

I've never used any injectible other than Repronex and I'm not familiar with the acronym "FM" so I can't really help you. But I wanted to chime in and tell you that your FSH levels are great!

Good luck!


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 01-07-2004 - 9:31am

I agree your fsh levels are really good.


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