Follistim Pen

Monday, January 16, 2012
How It Works: Follistim is administered as a subcutaneous injection. Follistim acts like naturally produced FSH by stimulating a follicle (egg) to develop and mature in the ovary. Follistim is also used to stimulate the development of multiple eggs for assisted reproductive technologies.

I mentioned in the past the Clomid didn't work for me so I was upgraded to Follistim Fertility shot. As of right now I have been giving myself the shot every night at 12am, because that's the time for me. The dosage I take right now is 75mg because I have 18 eggs in me. The Doctors don't want too many eggs to grow at the same time because if too many grow then Doctors will not perform the IUI. The good news however is that my estrogen levels have gone up 65% since taking the Medication.

I have to go back to the clinic soon to do another sonogram. This sonogram will determine if my eggs are growing or not, and if not then they will slowly increase the dosage. Below is a video I found as a guide to follow when I took the shot for the first time. The video shows step by step how to set up and administer your Follistim Shot.


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