Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Changing It Up For IUI #3

I got the call back from my clinic about my protocol for this cycle and I will be doing a combined stimulation protocol. What does this mean? Well I will tell you my friends, it means I will do:

CD 3-7 50 mg of clomid
CD 4, 6, & 8 75 units of follistim

I still have to take the evil clomid! Damn, damn, damn. It makes me hot and fat and I hate it. I start OPK's on CD 8, and go in on CD 11 for my follie check. I really hope I get a good response with this combined stimulation, I am nervous that 75 units is not going to be enough, but I at the same time I worry about over stimming on a higher dose. I guess we'll just have to see how my body reacts. Until then, I'll be wondering and waiting.

If any of you have done clomid AND follistim leave me a comment and let me know how you responded! Thanks!


Ashley said...

I just wanted to wish you good luck!

The Wilson's said...

I did femera and follistim, I know its a little different that clomid - but it did the trick! My follies weren't quite big enough at my CD 11 check, so they had me do a follistim shot an additional night before we triggered. I'll be thinking about you!

P.S. I left a comment for you earlier in the week from a friends account by accident. So the mysterious Stephanie was me:)

jkt said...

I am pretty sure I already told you this but I did tamoxifen and follistim. I was only on 75 ius of follistim too because they were super worried I would overstim. I didn't trigger until CD 17 and my IUI was CD 19 but I did have 3 good follies. Good luck! I am excited for you! (jmkatz)

Lisa said...

Thanks girls! I am hoping this combo does the trick for us.