Side Effects from Follistim?


#1

I started my stims. I started with my first injection yesterday it wasn’t as bad as i thought. My doctor prescribed 300 of follistim and low dose HCG. Has anyone had insomnia with their injection? I woke up at least 5 times last night hot and threw off my covers, then i woke up cold, pulled up the covers. This is a really annoying side affect to say the least.


#2

I will be stimming in sept/oct to oct/nov on 375 of follistim, so any additional info on side effects are welcome!


#3

I had insomnia with Lupron (& moodiness and headaches) which I started first, by the time I started Follistim, I’m not sure if there was any new side effects or just an exaggeration of the Lupron ones. Since we only stim for less than 2 weeks the side effects are manageable since there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I started PIO IM injections tonight, and I’m not looking forward to those side effects because they mimic early pregnancy symptoms and they mess with your head!!


#4

Last night was much better than the night before. I just woke up once which is normal for me. No headache this morning and no hot and cold through the night. I guess my body got use to it. Also yesterday I kept drinking water. Every 45 min to and hour I drank a cup of water.


#5

[QUOTE=HopefulCanuck;n2595444]I had insomnia with Lupron (& moodiness and headaches) which I started first, by the time I started Follistim, I’m not sure if there was any new side effects or just an exaggeration of the Lupron ones. Since we only stim for less than 2 weeks the side effects are manageable since there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I started PIO IM injections tonight, and I’m not looking forward to those side effects because they mimic early pregnancy symptoms and they mess with your head!![/QUOTE] I will be on leupride ( micro dose lupron) so,I am hoping those effects won’t be so bad. Anyone know if tablet progesterone give the same side effects as PIO?


#6

I start my Stims today… 150 follistim and 150 menopur! I was wondering of what to expect side effect wise also!!! R u guys doing Iui or ivf?


#7

I spoke too soon! Day 3 of stims, I went to bed at 10pm woke up hot, at 11:50, 1:50am, 4am then finally got up at 6. Good thing I only have to do this for a few days more. I’m doing half and ivf, egg freezing only.


#8

I spoke too soon! Day 3 of stims, I went to bed at 10pm woke up hot, at 11:50, 1:50am, 4am then finally got up at 6. Good thing I only have to do this for a few days more. I’m doing half and ivf, egg freezing only.


#9

[FONT=arial]I have used Follistim quite a bit, and I definitely experienced insomnia. That really was the only ill effect I’ve ever had. HCG made me hungry all the time until it got out of my system.[/FONT]


#10

Test post.


#11

[QUOTE=Nikim02;n2595912]I start my Stims today… 150 follistim and 150 menopur! I was wondering of what to expect side effect wise also!!! R u guys doing Iui or ivf?[/QUOTE] I will be doing ivf


#12

Went in for my day 4 ultra sound. looks like 6( 3 > 10mm and 3 around 9mm) growing on my right and 5(3 > 10 mm and 2 around 8) on my left. I asked about the insomnia and they said “it’s a good sign that means your estrogen is up :)”.


#13

Today I’m on Stim day 8. I started ganerelix last night and I woke up this morning and walk down there stairs where every step hurt my chest. I had to turn around go upstairs and put a bra on.


#14

ER done 14 retrieved 8 Mature/ 8 Vitrified. HCG does make me hungry, ever since my trigger shot I’ve been chowing down. I went from 117lbs ->120. 1lb a day