I’m been taking 50 ui of follistim starting cd 3 until I have a follicle that is 18 or greater. I’m 28 and have no fertility problems. Since my insurance covers the drugs, my RE went straight to injectables.
For the past two cycles, my RE triggered with only 1 mature follicle. I’m stressing. I thought the point of going through this was to have multiple eggs released. I’m concerned that I’m producing the same amount of follicles that I would be naturally. This is so much stress and money for sperm. I feel like I’m going through all of this while I could be doing this naturally and get the same result.
I realize that follistim can really disrupt my body and that my RE knows what’s best. I don’t want to over stimulate, risk cancellation, or risk having more than twins. I know it only takes one follicle, too. I just want more that one dominant follicle to increase my chances.
I’m wondering why my RE can’t up my dose just a little bit. He said he doesn’t want a Jon and Kate situation, but why does it have to be 1 follicle or 8? Would taking 60 or 75 ui really make me overstimulate etc? I guess that I don’t understand how the drug works, because there must be a real concern with upping my dosage even a little.
Is anyone else in this position? Am I being crazy?