Friday, August 28, 2009

Follicle Sizes...Injections....Symptoms...Oh My!

So its day 2 of stimms....Go.nal F and Re.pronex. And I feel...well...normal. Not a symptom to speak of. I don`t even know if I would have symptoms this early into stimms, or what they would be. I am assuming the typical.... feeling like your ovaries weigh about the size of an elephant, and crazy hormonal bitchiness.

I am on 2 shots a day right now. 0.1ml(0.5mg) of Lupron in a teeny little SubQ injection. 225IU of go.nal F and 75IU of re.pronex in one giant IM injection together...and it goes in my behind. I do it myself...I guess thats the nurse in me....but it is difficult...very difficult, and since today was day 2 and I have now done one shot on each side, I have found it is much easier to turn myself into a pretzel to the right rather than the left.

I go back to the clinic on Sunday for a follicle check and bloodwork. What should I expect on Sunday....should I expect these follicles to be massive, or tiny, or what? I tried goo.gling this to find out, but have come up with nothing.

I hope everyone out in IF blog world is doing well...congrats to all the newly knocked up girls! and to those cycling or still waiting for your miracle...know I am here for you!


  1. I just did Gonal-F (different doses depending on cycle). I want to say it took about 4 days to see follicles in the 8-10 range. It usually took about 10-12 days to get to the Ovidrel shot from my first dose. Some cycles were closer to 10, some closer to 12 (or even 14 once).

  2. I wish you the best of luck in this cycle!!