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    Quote Originally Posted by Chats View Post
    Thank you faithhope, I've heard before that you could roughly tell the follicle size by E2 level (how many follicles and how big they are), but I believe scan should be better indicator...

    By the way, I have another question to you all in this thread! At a maximum, how many FSH injections have you done in one cycle? (or how many in average?)

    I have done 9 injections so far in this cycle and haven't see any growth, but began suffering from headache (side effect?). I was just wondering if I might need to continue these injection for several more weeks, or even another month...? If follicles don't grow big enough, what will I do then? Will I take pills to start all over again? Please let me know if there is anybody who experienced it before.

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    Welcome all the newbies!!!! There are a few of you and I only have a minute so a group welcome will have to suffice at the moment

    Chats, I always get headaches with the FSH injections. My fs said that it's because i never get my periods so when I finally have some FSH in my system, my body isn't used to it, hence the headaches... Every time...

    Nt too sure about the max time for injecting. I got close to 30 days once, that's the longest it's taken, but I have heard of other girls getting cancelled after a month of injecting and upping the dose because nothing was happening. Everyone is different and every fertility specialist is different. Maybe ask yours what the usual is for them. I guess it also depends on if your bloods are doing anything..

    Nine injections and nothing happening is not unusual at all! Are you on metformin?? Sometimes that helps with follicle growth, I know it does for me. What dose are you on?? How is yr diet?? The more sugar you eat the less likely you will be to grow them (especially if you have pcos) because of your insulin levels inhibiting your ovaries...

    Take care girls!!

    Oh minipolly, I have a blood test on Monday if no AF, but going to POAS on sat if still no AF, boosters should be out by then!! Tis 2ww is going really well, think its because I am anticipating a BFN and onto ivf!! And I'm REALLY looking forward to a weekend full of wine if AF shows up!!!! Haha!!

    Xoxo

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    Thank you mam83! So, I just have to put up with this headache, don't I? Hope my body will get used to it soon.

    > I got close to 30 days once, that's the longest it's taken, but I have heard of other girls getting cancelled after a month of injecting and upping the dose because nothing was happening.

    Wow, 30 days!? That’s quite daunting... sorry but another quick question! What do we do when the cycle is cancelled? Do we take pills to get withdrawal bleeding? I asked the nurse, but she just said "it's too early to ask that question".

    > Are you on metformin?? Sometimes that helps with follicle growth, I know it does for me. What dose are you on?? How is yr diet?? The more sugar you eat the less likely you will be to grow them (especially if you have pcos) because of your insulin levels inhibiting your ovaries...

    I was on Metformin during Clomid cycle with GP/Gyn, but my FS told me I wouldn't need Metformin as I don't have PCOS. My FSH dosage is 115 now. Regarding sugar, yes, I have to admit that I take way too much. I love chocolates, Nutella, ice cream, etc... need more especially when I'm stressed out. Vicious circle, isn't it...

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    Hi Chats,

    My very first cycle with injections went up to 40 days, then FS cancelled the cycle as nothing was happening. Subsequent, injections went up to 30 days then 27 days.
    My current cycle, I'm in my day 22 of injections.
    As mam83 mentioned, everyone is different so may take different doses/days to work.
    When my first cycle was cancelled, I had to take primoult. But for the previous cycle, I got the bleeding after about 10 days of 2WW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chats View Post
    Thank you mam83! So, I just have to put up with this headache, don't I? Hope my body will get used to it soon.

    > I got close to 30 days once, that's the longest it's taken, but I have heard of other girls getting cancelled after a month of injecting and upping the dose because nothing was happening.

    Wow, 30 days!? That’s quite daunting... sorry but another quick question! What do we do when the cycle is cancelled? Do we take pills to get withdrawal bleeding? I asked the nurse, but she just said "it's too early to ask that question".

    > Are you on metformin?? Sometimes that helps with follicle growth, I know it does for me. What dose are you on?? How is yr diet?? The more sugar you eat the less likely you will be to grow them (especially if you have pcos) because of your insulin levels inhibiting your ovaries...

    I was on Metformin during Clomid cycle with GP/Gyn, but my FS told me I wouldn't need Metformin as I don't have PCOS. My FSH dosage is 115 now. Regarding sugar, yes, I have to admit that I take way too much. I love chocolates, Nutella, ice cream, etc... need more especially when I'm stressed out. Vicious circle, isn't it...
    Hey chats and faithhope!

    Depends on what it was cancelled for... When I overstimulated I just had to wait and naturally ovulated the 3 eggs!! Then AF came and was able to start again... But it was a strange AF... Hardly any bleeding and lasted like 2 days... If its cancelled and nothing happens they get u to take something like provera to get a bleed.

    Well, I feel I am almost at the end of this injections road!! Unfortunately my journey is longer than I have planned... Started some dark spotting... Not quite blood but I have had it for the last 3 cycles so I imagine that this one is just going to be the same. Ah well bring on the weekend and the next leg of this journey!!!

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    My experience with my cancelled cycle (my first, which was 9 days Tamoxifen, then only 7 days of injections (starting at 25iu then up to 37.5iu) resulting in no follicle growth and only minimal lining thickening) was once we got told we were cancelled.

    We did nothing, took nothing to bring on bleeding at all - in fact FS gave us no follow up. We just waited - I got a normal period 4 weeks after the cycle was cancelled (almost to the day) and that is the period we've now done this cycle off.

    Hope everyone is still hanging in there fine.

    I'm trying so hard not to read into my symptoms ... I know that could be led by the HCG injections I'm injecting. Bring on Monday to give me an answer so I can either start sleeping again or start stressing about maintaining a pregnancy

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    Scans and bloods today showed things are still moving slowly. One folliw at 12 and one about 11 now. We're continuing on 75 for the injections and back again on Friday for more scans and bloods. Fingers crossed my follies are bigger then!

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    I took injections for nearly 3 weeks this cycle and my follies weren't doing anything and then 4 days later at my next scan, bam I had a massive one. They seem to grow pretty quick! Fingers crossed for ur next scan Becca

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    Faithhope, mam83, Tropical Bub, LittleDove, thank you all for your responses! I understand that the dosage and length of FSH would depend on each person, but was really glad to hear different experiences. Faithhope, you've even continued for 40 days! Wow...let's see how mine goes. It seems that follicles could grow all of sudden, doesn't it? I did actually read before that follicles don't grow in direct proportion.

    I'm sorry for another question. Has anybody here ever done hMG injections, instead of FSH? The difference is as below.

    FSH (contains mostly FSH + little LH) ex. Gonal-F, Puregon / Follistim
    hMG (contains FSH + LH) ex. Humegon, Pergonal, Metrodin, Ferring

    I was on hMG before I began FSH treatment in Australia because my LH level was/is super low (like 0.1). I'm wondering if injections are not working because I would also need LH? Has anybody heard about this kind of thing? I asked my FS before, but was just told that hMG was old in Australia. I know I shouldn't think too much, but every day, or even every single moment, I'm only thinking about my fertility problems. I really want to get out of this maze!
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    Hi girls,

    Hope you're all well! Am just hitting 13dpo today so that makes it 14dpiui for me. I've been very disciplined and haven't had a hpt in the house so haven't been feeling too eager to test yet. Have had a few symptoms that I might be preg but am wary that the drugs plus pre-AF symptoms are often the same. Most notably have been thirsty constantly, as well as needing to use the loo all the time! Yesterday I had dull period pain aches down there but nothing major. Slightly worse today but no AF so praying I'll make it to tomoro so I can test. Good to read some good positive news about follicle sizes and things on here. Hope those little jabs aren't doing you all in

    LL

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    Hey Littleleo, good luck & fingers crossed for you .

    My last HCG jab tonight (thank god) ... now the magic wait til Monday for my blood test (this has got to be the longest 2 weeks in my life!!)

    Chats, I can't help with your hMG query ... my injections was Puregon.

    Hope everyone's still holding in there


 

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