This is my first round with follistim, and so far it hasn’t be a smooth ride. I went in for my day 3 ultrasound and estrogen level, and my ovaries were cyst free, but estrogen was only 0.6 - it could hardly be lower! So they didn’t let me start the follistim.
Then I returned on day 5 for a repeat estrogen and that was 18. I took 250 IU daily x 4 days.
Today is day 9, I went in for another ultrasound and estrogen. One ovary appeared to be responding, the other showed nothing, and my estrogen was DOWN to 15. They told me they expected it to be 500. I’m continuing with the 250 IU today and tomorrow, then have to return to the clinic on Monday to check it all again.
I am trying not to be completely discouraged, but it’s pretty hard not to be. If I don’t respond to the Follistim, I feel like I should just give up.
Does anyone else out there have this low estrogen problem? Or took an extended period of time to respond to injectable medications? I need some hope to get me through this.