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How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby AndyandAndy » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:12 pm

I just started round one of Bravelle today 75 iu ..curious if this is the typical dose..it seems a little low, doc told me he was going to push my dosages up b/c I'm almost 40 and have history of infertility and a m/c from a round of climid in 2007.
Me: Andrea,40
DH: Andrew, 29
DD: Lexy,17
Unexplained fertility since 2003
12/2006 - 1st rd Clomid (w/ex dh)= BFN
2/2007- 2nd rd Clomid+HCG trigger=BFP
4/2007- mc at 9 weeks
9/2013 - laproscopy 4 ends
11/20/2013 - 1sr rd of Letrazole canceled on day 2 bc of cysts on ovaries. 2 weeks of BCP's
12/9 - Letrazole 2.5mg 2's/day cd 2-6 / Bravelle 75iu cd 6-10 / Ovidrel trigger shot
12/310/2013 - BFN
3/2014 - letrazole+Bravelle+ trigger
3/2014 - BFN
5/2014 - same as rounds 2-3 but w/ IUI instead - BFN
7/2014 - same as prev rounds also w/IUI - BFN
9/2014 - first IVF, Bcp's for 2 weeks, bravelle/menopur 75iu ganilrelix, only had 3 follies, cycle converted to IUI
10/11/2014 - BFP!!!!
10/13/2014 - BFN - chemical pg =(
11/20/2014 - started round 7 - bcp's day 1-6 microdose lupron+bravelle+menopur
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby vanjust14 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:12 pm

Hello, I am really new to this but I was told I am going to start 75iu of Follistim for 5 days for my first IUI in January. My RE wants to see how I respond and she will increase the dose if needed. Good luck!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
Beta #1- 1,630
Beta #2- 7,616
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby AndyandAndy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:11 pm

Thanks and good luck to you too! I just did my CD10 u/s and am showing 8 follicles! I go back in two days to see if they've grown and are all viable...baby dust to you!!
Me: Andrea,40
DH: Andrew, 29
DD: Lexy,17
Unexplained fertility since 2003
12/2006 - 1st rd Clomid (w/ex dh)= BFN
2/2007- 2nd rd Clomid+HCG trigger=BFP
4/2007- mc at 9 weeks
9/2013 - laproscopy 4 ends
11/20/2013 - 1sr rd of Letrazole canceled on day 2 bc of cysts on ovaries. 2 weeks of BCP's
12/9 - Letrazole 2.5mg 2's/day cd 2-6 / Bravelle 75iu cd 6-10 / Ovidrel trigger shot
12/310/2013 - BFN
3/2014 - letrazole+Bravelle+ trigger
3/2014 - BFN
5/2014 - same as rounds 2-3 but w/ IUI instead - BFN
7/2014 - same as prev rounds also w/IUI - BFN
9/2014 - first IVF, Bcp's for 2 weeks, bravelle/menopur 75iu ganilrelix, only had 3 follies, cycle converted to IUI
10/11/2014 - BFP!!!!
10/13/2014 - BFN - chemical pg =(
11/20/2014 - started round 7 - bcp's day 1-6 microdose lupron+bravelle+menopur
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby vanjust14 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:15 pm

Oh wow, that sounds great! I hope they grow and are viable. Please keep me posted!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
Beta #1- 1,630
Beta #2- 7,616
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby AndyandAndy » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:12 am

Well I was showing 9 on cd12 but my E2 was only 219..and on cd14 a different nurse had trouble finding my left ovary ...which originally had 7 follies ..when she did find it she said there were only 2! So I ended up with 4 mature follies according to her...but I'm not sure that I trust that..how to 5 large follies just disappear ?!
I triggered last night and will O tomorrow morning!
Me: Andrea,40
DH: Andrew, 29
DD: Lexy,17
Unexplained fertility since 2003
12/2006 - 1st rd Clomid (w/ex dh)= BFN
2/2007- 2nd rd Clomid+HCG trigger=BFP
4/2007- mc at 9 weeks
9/2013 - laproscopy 4 ends
11/20/2013 - 1sr rd of Letrazole canceled on day 2 bc of cysts on ovaries. 2 weeks of BCP's
12/9 - Letrazole 2.5mg 2's/day cd 2-6 / Bravelle 75iu cd 6-10 / Ovidrel trigger shot
12/310/2013 - BFN
3/2014 - letrazole+Bravelle+ trigger
3/2014 - BFN
5/2014 - same as rounds 2-3 but w/ IUI instead - BFN
7/2014 - same as prev rounds also w/IUI - BFN
9/2014 - first IVF, Bcp's for 2 weeks, bravelle/menopur 75iu ganilrelix, only had 3 follies, cycle converted to IUI
10/11/2014 - BFP!!!!
10/13/2014 - BFN - chemical pg =(
11/20/2014 - started round 7 - bcp's day 1-6 microdose lupron+bravelle+menopur
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby vanjust14 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:30 pm

hmm, that is strange. At least you have four confirmed mature follies! Good luck, I hope this works for you!!! :babydustg: :luck:
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
Beta #1- 1,630
Beta #2- 7,616
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby AndyandAndy » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:02 pm

Yes ..I would be VERY happy with 5 mature ..I'm just afraid that she missed some and I will end up with multiples ..guess only time will tell now...on with the TWW!
Me: Andrea,40
DH: Andrew, 29
DD: Lexy,17
Unexplained fertility since 2003
12/2006 - 1st rd Clomid (w/ex dh)= BFN
2/2007- 2nd rd Clomid+HCG trigger=BFP
4/2007- mc at 9 weeks
9/2013 - laproscopy 4 ends
11/20/2013 - 1sr rd of Letrazole canceled on day 2 bc of cysts on ovaries. 2 weeks of BCP's
12/9 - Letrazole 2.5mg 2's/day cd 2-6 / Bravelle 75iu cd 6-10 / Ovidrel trigger shot
12/310/2013 - BFN
3/2014 - letrazole+Bravelle+ trigger
3/2014 - BFN
5/2014 - same as rounds 2-3 but w/ IUI instead - BFN
7/2014 - same as prev rounds also w/IUI - BFN
9/2014 - first IVF, Bcp's for 2 weeks, bravelle/menopur 75iu ganilrelix, only had 3 follies, cycle converted to IUI
10/11/2014 - BFP!!!!
10/13/2014 - BFN - chemical pg =(
11/20/2014 - started round 7 - bcp's day 1-6 microdose lupron+bravelle+menopur
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby scubaturtles » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:11 pm

It's just weird how follicles drop off, but my RE explained that some just pull ahead and the rest just kinda lose momentum. I had nine follicles total on my d11 scan. All ranging from 11-14. By by d13 scan there were just 2 that pulled ahead (18 and 17) while the rest stayed around 13. I usually do 2 powders of brevelle at a time because 75IU (one powder) doesn't do anything for my follicle growth.
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby vanjust14 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:44 am

Thanks for the info, scubaturtles! FX that you get your BFP this time around!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
Beta #1- 1,630
Beta #2- 7,616
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby losalfaro » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:29 am

Hi ladies. @vanjust14 what day are you doing iui. I go in Saturday the 4th foe my last try at it. check out my post
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby losalfaro » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:29 am

Hi ladies. @vanjust14 what day are you doing iui. I go in Saturday the 4th foe my last try at it. check out my post
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Re: How many iu's of bravelle/follistim?!

Postby vanjust14 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:08 am

Hi losalfaro! I won't go in until around the 24th or so. I will check out your post :)
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
Beta #1- 1,630
Beta #2- 7,616
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