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    Default Gonal f vs other FSH medication

    Hey ladies!

    So I’m currently going through round 2 of ICSI, I’ve got Mild PCOS and slightly overstimulated on my first cycle where I was taking gonal f 100

    This cycle they brought me down to gonal f 87.5 and by the looks of it it isn’t doing much for my follicles as I’ve only got one that is a decent size (15-16mm)

    I wanted to ask whether you ladies know why they give different FSH to different ladies and whether you’ve had any experience with both gonal f and other FSH medication?

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    Hello I didn’t want nobody to reply to you. How is your cycle going?

    I have mild pcos and overstimulated on my 2nd ICSI cycle. My first cycle I used gonal F and orgalutran and the eggs weren’t very mature. The 2nd cycle the eggs were much more mature with menopur. Even through I overstimulated and it was a freeze all cycle I still got to freeze 3 embryos. Which resulted in my daughter.

    The drugs will react differently for everyone but I would think if your specialist isn’t seeing good results you should be changed to a different drug or combination of drugs.

    Wishing you all the best! X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieces View Post
    Hello I didn’t want nobody to reply to you. How is your cycle going?

    I have mild pcos and overstimulated on my 2nd ICSI cycle. My first cycle I used gonal F and orgalutran and the eggs weren’t very mature. The 2nd cycle the eggs were much more mature with menopur. Even through I overstimulated and it was a freeze all cycle I still got to freeze 3 embryos. Which resulted in my daughter.

    The drugs will react differently for everyone but I would think if your specialist isn’t seeing good results you should be changed to a different drug or combination of drugs.

    Wishing you all the best! X
    Thank you for getting back to me

    If this cycle doesn’t work out I’ll definitely be speaking to my FS about looking into other FSH medications.

    Did you have any frozen with your first cycle using gonal F? My main issue with gonal f (or at least a high dose of gonal f) might be making my egg quality not so great and therefore getting no frozen

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    You're on a pretty low dose of gonal - if you overstimulated on 100 a slight decrease is pretty reasonable even before trying a different drug, especially since pcos can make the response a little volatile. Did they see lots of other, smaller follicles?

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    I was on a low dose of gonal f and was over stimulated. But was able to do a freeze all while my body recovered in hospital. Quality was fine, infact excellent. Sometimes it is trial and error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalina View Post
    You're on a pretty low dose of gonal - if you overstimulated on 100 a slight decrease is pretty reasonable even before trying a different drug, especially since pcos can make the response a little volatile. Did they see lots of other, smaller follicles?
    They lowered my gonal to the next lower dosage which was 87.5 but my body didn’t seem to be reacting to it well as none of the follicles (around 60 small follicles) were growing, so now they’ve brought me back up to gonal 100. This worries me bc my FS mentioned in our last appointment that my egg quality is bad and it could be due to the gonal so I really don’t want another repetition of last time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkers View Post
    I was on a low dose of gonal f and was over stimulated. But was able to do a freeze all while my body recovered in hospital. Quality was fine, infact excellent. Sometimes it is trial and error.
    That’s amazing! Do you have pcos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ra1209 View Post
    Thank you for getting back to me

    If this cycle doesn’t work out I’ll definitely be speaking to my FS about looking into other FSH medications.

    Did you have any frozen with your first cycle using gonal F? My main issue with gonal f (or at least a high dose of gonal f) might be making my egg quality not so great and therefore getting no frozen
    Many things went wrong with my first cycle when using gonal F so we didn’t get any embryos. Not to say you won’t. And I don’t believe gonal F was the problem. It was my first cycle so just testing the waters really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieces View Post
    Many things went wrong with my first cycle when using gonal F so we didn’t get any embryos. Not to say you won’t. And I don’t believe gonal F was the problem. It was my first cycle so just testing the waters really.
    I hope you see better results in your following cycles!


    Are you stimming at the moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ra1209 View Post
    I hope you see better results in your following cycles!


    Are you stimming at the moment?
    Yes all my cycles are stim cycles. Not currently right now but need to save again for another FET. How is your cycle going ?


 

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