One pen may not be enough.
[quote=MamaDee]I am 44…I have just completed 3 rounds of clomid and didn’t make more than one follie each time. I was going to try Femara (because I have an unused trigger shot) for a last ditch effort next cycle, knowing that I probably won’t make more follies to trigger on that, either. I O on my own, so the goal here, at 44, is to make more follies.
I cannot afford injectables, hubby has said no to that cost. But…a friend has some menopur and a 900 follistim pen she will GIVE me. It’s an answer to my prayers.
So…what would you do? I am working with my OB who only does one ultrasound at CD11…that’s probably not enough with injectables, right? If I call an RE and tell them I can afford one 900 follistim pen…do you think they’d be willing to work with me?
I don’t know how to handle this, but I do NOT want this opportunity to get away. Any advice?
First, I don’t think any Fertility clinic is going to care where you got your meds as long as they are in good condition. Meaning that the Gonal-F or Follistim has been refrigerated. If it has not the meds start to disintegrate and are no longer good after 28 days.
What that said. Everyone’s treatment protocol is different based on their bodies. For what little you shared it sounds to me that you have ovarian reserve issues due to age. Do you know what your FSH, Estrodial and AMH levels are??
See my sig line as we are not too far apart in age … For my first cycle the Doc had me on 600iu of Gonal F per day. Two shots at 300iu spaced 12 hours apart. I had three follicles from the meds. What that means is that I went through a pen every 1.5 days. I took the Gonal-F for 12 days … that was a little more than 9 pens… So I think having one pen isn’t going to help you too much.
Can you share more of your circumstances? Do you have insurance? Why does the hubby not want to spend the money? Can you apply on the Gonal-F website for drug aid? (They really do give you a discount!).
Regardless I hope you do not give up on your dream of being a mother to your biological child. I am in the same boat and even though family and some friends have given me lectures and a hard time I am still going for with what I desire and what I need to be fulfilled in this life.
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