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Doctor insights on: Follistim Aq Medication

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Could follistim make eggs grow faster?

Could follistim make eggs grow faster?

Yes: That medicine can help eggs to grow and to grow faster. How much it works and how big the effects is depends on a number of factors including age, FSH and AMH levels in your body as well as the dose and number of days the shot is taken ...Read more

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What happens if I miss a dose of follistim/antagon?

What happens if I miss a dose of follistim/antagon?

Missed dose: You must let your doctor know asap. Antagon is a gnrh-antagonist to prevent premature ovulation, and timing is critical; follistim is a gonadotropin for ovarian stimulation and missed doses may be less critical than with antagon, but can still have huge impact on a stimulated cycle. ...Read more

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How effective are follistim injections for getting pregnant?

How effective are follistim injections for getting pregnant?

Very: Those injections can be used in combination with sex, insemination, or ivf (in vitro fertilization). Pregnancy rates vary by individual and by diagnosis but pregnancy rates can be as high as 50% per month depending on the treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, usg shows no dominant follicle (cd9) after 8days of follistim-75iu. Should continue with the same protocol? Or should ask my RE to up the dose?

Hi, usg shows no dominant follicle (cd9) after 8days of follistim-75iu. Should continue with the same protocol? Or should ask my RE to up the dose?

Continue on same: If this is your first cycle with follistim-75, then continue on the recommended protocol for now. It may take more than one cycle to be effective. ...Read more

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What to do about infertility follistim medicine/iui?

What to do about infertility follistim medicine/iui?

Follistim: Fsh IUI treatment can be effective. If after 3-4 cycles and no success, move to IVF. ...Read more

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When a dr test for levels of LH and fish, does that determine to use follistim vs bravell?

When a dr test for levels of LH and fish, does that determine to use follistim vs bravell?

No: If you are about to undergo fertility treatment he may perform these tests to determine as the above answer indicates your pituitary function, which will reflect the probability of success and can help the doctor determine your dose. It does not help him decide which brand of medication to use. ...Read more

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We tried to get pregnant for random times but never succeed, my doc gave me follistim 50. I take it at night 2tablets. What is it? Y should I use it??

We tried to get pregnant for random times but never succeed, my doc gave me follistim 50. I take it at night 2tablets. What is it? Y should I use it??

Fertility visit: Follistim comes as an injection not a pill. It would be strange for a doctor to distribute fertility drugs to a 20 year old who has only tried to get pregnant at random times. It is also highly unusual to give fertility medications without going through testing and extensive counseling regarding the risks and benefits of the medications. Consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I am on follistim for IUI. Does the dose have to change each cycle if 1-3 follicles are produced and estradiol is increasing appropriately.?

I am on follistim for IUI. Does the dose have to change each cycle if 1-3 follicles are produced and estradiol is increasing appropriately.?

No it doesn't have t: But it definitely could, if you see the difference. You might go through 3-4 cycles without ever changing a dose (if the US and E2 support that,) or you might change doses several times in each cycle. A woman's body is not a machine so monitoring is critical to doing gonadotropins safely and well. Good wishes. ...Read more

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On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle. 3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle. 3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

Not too high: It's still a standard dose, used frequently. Whether it's "too high" really depends on how you responded at lower doses., especially what your estradiol (estrogen) level peaked at. Trust your doctor, but ask him/her questions if unclear. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What would be follistim side effects? I've taken it early dec. And rushed both ovulation and period. Past over 1 month now I have pain in lower abdom.

What would be follistim side effects? I've taken it early dec. And rushed both ovulation and period. Past over 1 month now I have pain in lower abdom.

Large ovaries: Your ovaries are probably large from the follistim. The residual cysts after ovulation that have remained are probably what's causing the pain. Have your physician evaluate you if this persists or get worse. ...Read more

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I have three cysts after using clomid (clomiphene) and follistim last cycle. They are functional based in E2. Will this interfere with ovulation this cycle?

I have three cysts after using clomid (clomiphene) and follistim last cycle. They are functional based in E2. Will this interfere with ovulation this cycle?

Functional cysts: Functional cysts are the cysts in which the eggs grow and from which you ovulate so they are necessary for ovulation to occur. They can also be the corpus luteal cysts which develop at the site of ovulation and produce the progesterone that gets the uterine lining ready for implantation. Again necessary for successful pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How soon can I have intercourse after taking Progesterone shot, Pregnyl shot or the Follistim shot.

How soon can I have intercourse after taking Progesterone shot, Pregnyl shot or the Follistim shot.

Depends: You will typically ovulate about 36-8 hrs after the Pregnyl shot. The timing of when you should try though depends on what procedure you are doing, IVF, IUI, etc and different centers have different instructions for their patients. It is best to check with your clinic / fertility doctor. ...Read more

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Follistim has miraculously stopped my chronic spotting during my follicular phase. What is the physiology behind this? I have normal estradiol levels.

Good: This medication increases your hormonal levels and leads to a thicker (hopefully more stable) lining of the uterus, and this is a good sign that your fertility may be better too... ...Read more

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I am 25 with pcos. Did 1 round of Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg 3-7 days with no response. My re wants me to start follistim inj. What do u advise 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) or inj?

I am 25 with pcos. Did 1 round of Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg 3-7 days with no response. My re wants me to start follistim inj. What do u advise 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) or inj?

Sorry: This is a decision that can only be made with a doctor who knows your medical history; an online recommendation wouldn't be appropriate. Sorry! ...Read more

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I have developed an ear infection but trying to conceive. On follistim injections and day 12. Are antibiotics safe? Which ones?

Most are: Just let the prescribing doc know what you are doing and they can choose based on that information. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more