IUI with Gonal-F or Follitism?


#1

Hello, gals.
Well it’s a quiet Sunday and I’m working on a “road-to-pregnancy” schedule.

It’s my first try with acupuncture this month, and I would like to continue acupuncture with IUIs for 2 more cycles before I try something else (possibly IVF with DE). So if this cycle is negative (I’ll find out next week), I’m looking at two other IUI attempts around:

  • [B]Dec 3[/B]
  • [B]Jan 1[/B]

My first IUI was with [B]Clomid[/B], and while the RE was very happy with my response (3-4 follies), I developed a large cyst and don’t want to use the same drug. So for my next two attempts, [B]I would like to try possibly Gonal-F or Follitism[/B], as it seems that many women have had success with them. The injections scare me a little bit, but what do you gals think:

Gonal-F or Follitism (or another drug), which one do you like the best? And how many follicles did you have with these meds?


#2

Gonal-F and Follistism are the same type of drug… I heard follistism is more expensive than goanl-f. Depending if your insurance covers the drug, will depend on which one you get… I always got gonal-f… My office gave me follistim since they wanted me to start before i received my medications, from my insurance company… once i received the gonal-f then i will give them that prescription as an even exchange… but i got my medication on time and used gonal-f the entire time…

[quote=HopefulinNY]Hello, gals.
Well it’s a quiet Sunday and I’m working on a “road-to-pregnancy” schedule.

It’s my first try with acupuncture this month, and I would like to continue acupuncture with IUIs for 2 more cycles before I try something else (possibly IVF with DE). So if this cycle is negative (I’ll find out next week), I’m looking at two other IUI attempts around:

  • [B]Dec 3[/B]
  • [B]Jan 1[/B]

My first IUI was with [B]Clomid[/B], and while the RE was very happy with my response (3-4 follies), I developed a large cyst and don’t want to use the same drug. So for my next two attempts, [B]I would like to try possibly Gonal-F or Follitism[/B], as it seems that many women have had success with them. The injections scare me a little bit, but what do you gals think:

Gonal-F or Follitism (or another drug), which one do you like the best? And how many follicles did you have with these meds?[/quote]


#3

I’ve done 3 of my 4 IUI’s with Follistim. 2 were chemical pregnancies. Im on my 5th IUI with follistim. Since you responded well on clomid, you’ll probably get started on a low dose.


#4

I noticed no difference between the 2, this will be my 3rd cycle w/iui and injectibles. Biggest negative was the very significant weight/water/abd size increase I had each cycle but getting back at my daily exercising so am hoping that will go far, far away. Good luck to you.


#5

Thank you so much for the replies–very helpful! :clap: