This is my first cycle using injectables (Follistim 150iu). I've noticed on some of the other threads that people have ovulated around day 10-12. Clomid made me ovulate later than usual. I know everyone is different just want to get a general idea. Without meds I o on cd 14....
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03-13-2008, 07:34 PM #1Ruby711Registered Userhas no status.
When do you ovulate when using Follistim?
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03-13-2008, 07:38 PM #2PharmGirlRegistered Userhas no status.
I ovulated a little later when I was taking clomid on days 5-9, when I did a combo of clomid/femara and Gonal-f my follicles were ready for IUI on CD 12 or 13 and I triggered 36 hours before the IUI.Angel
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03-13-2008, 07:59 PM #3DanasingleRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
It is hard to predict. Fortunately monitoring often will get you there.
My cycles in the past year have been all over with injectibles. Sometimes CD14, once CD21. Not as predictable as Clomid or your regular cycles.
Your first injectible cycle is an educated guessing game on the RE's part. My first inject. cycle (4 yrs ago) I only stimmed six days, then had my DIUI the next day. (worked though, so I was pretty pleased).
03-13-2008, 08:28 PM #4Second ChancesRegistered Userhas no status.
I just did, or still am in my first Clomid/Follistim cycle. I did 150 mg. clomid for cd 4-9 and 75iu Follistim days 9-13. My Dr. didn't do an ultrasound until cd 13 and I was worried SICK that I would O early. But on cd 13 I had one 21mm follie on one side and an 18 plus on the other.
Personally, I think I was lucky. Just to be safe, I started doing OPK's at home on cd 9.
03-13-2008, 09:30 PM #5fetchRegistered Userhas no status.
I just completed my first Follistim cycle.
I started out at 75ui, then upped to 125ui. I started to surge on my own on cd12 w/ 20+ follicles w/ DIUI to follow the next morning.
With Clomid I never surged on my own as I got Ovidrel around approx cd17.
Without any meds at all, I have long cycles and ovulate on my own around cd25 or later.
03-15-2008, 01:21 PM #6CaliRegistered Userhas no status.
My natural surge without drugs is around CD 14-15, when I was using Gonal-f, I was ready to take the trigger shot around CD 11-12. With my inject cycles, I was suppose to OPK once in the a.m. and once in p.m. beginning on CD 8 or 9 I think, to catch a natural surge if it were to happen. I never did surge on my own; they always told me to trigger before that happened.
03-15-2008, 10:30 PM #7Ruby711Registered Userhas no status.
thx....I go in Monday, and will ask them if i need to do opk...today I got a little worried, I started feeling some pains on my right side, almost like o pains, but a little worse...but figured I wouldnt feel anything after 1 shot, must be mental....
Fetch - if you don't mind me asking, what's your dx?
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03-16-2008, 07:48 AM #8ladyshanaeRegistered Userhas no status.
I don't ovulate at all. I also don't ovulate with clomid. So after doing clomid and 75ui of Follistim, I did my trigger shot on day day 12 and the IUI was early on day 14.
I am probably not the idea candidate to look at in this situation since I don't ovulate on my own lol
03-16-2008, 09:10 AM #9fetchRegistered Userhas no status.
Originally Posted by Ruby711
As for me, unexplained at this point. We didn't think anything was wrong w/ me in the past, but it hasn't worked for me in the past 5 cycles, so no idea unfortunately.
I had an HSG in January which went okay, other than them nicking my cervix and causing me to cancel a cycle until it healed. Very frustrating. At least if I knew what was wrong, it might be easier to deal w/. This is all just a guessing game.
03-17-2008, 12:31 PM #10Ruby711Registered Userhas no status.
sorry to ask so many questions, but im so scared of ohss....I just had cd6 us and had one 10, one 11, and some that were borderline....I don't have bw results yet...does this sound okay
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