- Today is CD8, day 7 of Follistim.
- My baseline E2 on CD2 was 83.
- My second E2 on CD6 was 65. It went in the wrong direction!
- As a result of the decreasing E2, we increased my Follistim dose from 75 IU to 100 IU. I’m still in the “baby steps” phase of this cycle, and still feel pretty hopeful, but was definitely discouraged to hear my E2 went down. But, as I said before, this cycle is the “trial and error” cycle… I’ve never done Follistim before now so we’re taking it slow.
- My third E2 is tomorrow, CD9, and we’ll see what is going on from there. I’ll have results after work.
- The injections make me pretty tired and fatigued, but I’m sleeping well at night because of it, so that’s a win.
- The injection sites are starting to get tender. Most of the time it’s not too bad, and some bleed more than others, but I’m definitely noticing tenderness the next day.
Now down to business:
Today on Fertility Authority, I am sharing a glimpse into a PCOS’s patient journey to the first Follistim cycle. This post was really hard for me to write. I’m not sure why I struggled so much, but I eventually got it out of me and I am pleased with the final result.
Please go check it out and share it on social media. As previously disclosed, my posts for Fertility Authority are paid opportunities for me. I get paid based on the number of views each article receives within a 30-day period. All funds are going towards our cycle. The first pay I received covered my first ultrasound last week that I had to pay cash out of pocket for. The second pay I received will cover my next ultrasound. Every little bit helps.