So this morning the hubby and I got up early (well he got up his normal time) to make it to our RE’s office by 8am. I was nervous at first, but hubby kept me laughing. We had to wait a little bit, but all was well. We met with the main pcos lady which I hadn’t seen in a while. She first checked over my records to make sure everything was up to date like our genetics testing for different stuff, which I was surprised about because I have been there so much. Then she got the pen out and taught us how to assemble it and how to get the medicine.
I will be using 50 iu of Follistim a night after I take my Femara. It seems pretty cool and I’m excited to start. I’m a little nervous about getting the whole pen put together and doing it right but my hubby is an eng.inee.r and I think has it down pat. Another reason why I brought him. She said I will take my Femara on days 3-7, come in for a monitoring appointment on day 11 and then that day they will call me with when to start the Follistim. I think she said that she expects me to have to inject for about 12 days or so since they are staying at the lowest dose. Seems like a lot since I’m also doing five days of Femara, but they probably just going slow to see what my body does. Anyone with experience with Follistim have any advice? Luckily, my coordinator had a coupon for a free 300iu of Follistim (half my total dose for this cycle) so I only have to pay for half of it this time. Hopefully there won’t be a next time. I feel confident about this cycle. Higher dose of Femara that a lot of people do good with, I got to tryl with the second highest dose of clomid and this is the second highest dose of femara so hopefully that will carry over, it doesn’t thin my lining, and injectables to give it that extra boost.
Now we just have to get AF to show up. I have a tentative baseline appointment on saturday just in case she does show early. They normally schedule my baselines on monday, but the lady I had my consult with was like no, we want to start things on day 3 so no day 4 baseline. Yea for feeling cared for.
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