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    Quote Originally Posted by Gagingi View Post
    @Summer I don't know your history, but I came across a bunch of articles the other day that said low-dose and gently easing the eggs along is a fallacy, that has not been scientifically verified. The criticism being that it leads to less eggs and more cycles, therefore greater strain on woman and higher profits for clinics (as extra drugs are PBS). I was researching low LH whilst stimming. They were peer-reviewed articles. I've discussed it with Wazza numerous times and am usually on 450-600 FSH. I am a bit of a go hard or go home kinda girl though.

    Yes..but there's no real proof that caning the ovaries with super high doses of FSH work either. I know that some women seem to respond better to it as others respond better to lower doses.

    For myself, my first 3 Cycles were with doses ranging from 225IU-275IU. Cycle 4 with Wazza was 600IU plus HGH which didn't give me any more eggs or better embryos and my last Cycle with him I started off at 300IU (split doses of course) at my suggestion that was increased up to 400IU for the last couple of days before EPU, no HGH.

    So for me personally, more wasn't better. I know for women with DOR/advanced age, higher doses in the AACEP protocol seem to be what yields the most eggs statistically speaking but I think it's a very individual thing.

    I also think if you've tried lower doses of FSH for a couple of Cycles, then try higher doses to see what happens and vice versa. Same with protocols. If you've always done Flare Cycles, then try a Long Down Reg or try the AACEP etc to see if they improve your outcomes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnite01 View Post
    @Blossom74 i know you really want to ... no pressure hun!!!

    Lovely ladies, as much as I would like to come, I don't think it will be possible. For a start, 27/02 is my Mother's 75th Birthday party, lol. But even if it weren't, it's a good 4 hour drive and a tank of fuel I can't really afford at the moment. Sorry girls I hope you all have a wonderful time though

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    @Gagingi, good luck for EPU today hon.

    @Caesardust, fingers crossed for a positive result with your BT today

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    @Gagingi & @Caesardust good luck today gals

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    Hi @Precious40, how are you doing hon? Feeling a little better today? Physically, I mean - I know the emotional side of things never really heals.

    I was wondering how you were going to proceed from here? I can't quite remember if you had any frosties stored away? Are you looking at FET down the track or will you need to stim again?

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    Hi @Infinity

    Bet you're super excited about your upcoming appointment. Not long to go now love!

    How are you doing otherwise? Keeping well I hope?

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    @Gagingi best of luck for EPU, 20 eggs is mammoth!!


    @Caesardust thinking of you and sending you luck for today too. Sounds like you've prepared yourself for bad news but Im really hoping its a surprise BFP. Sorry to hear about the mess up with progesterone, In saying that though, Ive always been given either pregnyl or crinone/pessaries, as the pregnyl should trick your body into making the progesterone so its weird that it hasn't worked for you. BUT in saying that its negligent of them to have not been monitoring you, that is until you suggested it. Very bad form.

    @Precious40 hope you're feeling better and you can start to recover emotionally


    about the doses of FSH, I agree with Blonde, that more is not proven to be better, my FS and other colleagues of hers all say that going over about 300 is supposedly just giving money to the drug companies as theres apparently only so much that your body will actually use. Now I have always disagreed with this as my BFP and better cycles have been with 375, but in saying that Ive always had mixed results even there. For me every cycle is always different, and it seems that the cycles later in the year yield more eggs for some weird reason. Ive often wondered whether its lifestyle factors as nov/dec always involve more alcohol and less good girl/boy behaviour!

    But whenever they have lowered it I've always had the worse responses, so I think it is a very individual thing. They won't however go over 375, although Im tempted to ask if we can try 400 to see if it makes any difference.

    Higher amounts are given in the US aren't they and from what Ive read it might give you more eggs but not more embryos or quality embryos.

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    I'm tempted to self prescribe a higher dose!

    Cycle 1 Gonal-F = 300 1 egg, failed to fertilise
    Cycle 2 Gonal F = 400 (7 days) & 450 (2 days) 3 eggs, 2 fertilised sucessfully
    Cycle 3 Gonal-F - 200 No eggs able to be retrieved, two follies but way too small
    Cycle 4 - Have been prescribed 400 Gonal-F, but I have some spare in the fridge.

    So bl00dy tempting to knock the dosage up to 450....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    I'm tempted to self prescribe a higher dose!

    Cycle 1 Gonal-F = 300 1 egg, failed to fertilise
    Cycle 2 Gonal F = 400 (7 days) & 450 (2 days) 3 eggs, 2 fertilised sucessfully
    Cycle 3 Gonal-F - 200 No eggs able to be retrieved, two follies but way too small
    Cycle 4 - Have been prescribed 400 Gonal-F, but I have some spare in the fridge.

    So bl00dy tempting to knock the dosage up to 450....
    I'd knock it up yo 475IU or 500IU myself 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeinBrisvegas View Post
    I'd knock it up yo 475IU or 500IU myself 😁
    There's no way they could find out I'd done a sneaky on them, is there? And no detrimental effects in doing it? I'm going to be doing 100mg of Clomid as well.

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