Gonal F Pen question

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Gonal F Pen question

Post by Sue1234 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:29 am

Hi- I am on my 3rd Ivf attempt. I am doing Ivf w/ PGD this time and my RE increased my Gonal F dosage to 225 in the morning and 225 in the evening. My last two IVF' s I only had the dosage of 150 daily. Has anyone had this high of a dosage? My first follicle check is not until Friday. Thanks!


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Post by emfossum » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:51 am

Hi Sue- My dosage began with 300 units of Gonal F. I stayed on this dosage until last night when I triggered where it was reduced to 150 units.

I feel fine and I have 14 follies.

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Post by Anie » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:02 pm

im on 3rd cycle too and my dose will start with 300iu as well.

Anie :) Me 32, DH 34
1st IVF : Aug/07 - 6eggs but no fertilization :(
2nd ICSI: Oct/07 - test:22/Nov=BFN :(
3th ICSI: July/08; Testing:5th Sept-BFP :D


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Post by jharris12 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:42 pm

On my first cycle, I actually ended up on 600ius!! My 2nd cycle, I was started on 300IU's, but ended up on 412iu's. So I wouldn worry too much about your dosage. I'm sure your doctor is basing it on how you responded during your previous cycles.
Me: 32 DH: 30!
1st IVF 5/08 - BFN
2nd IVF 7-8/08 BFP!! :D
ER 7/22, ET 7/25
1st beta 8/8 - 72
2nd beta 8/10 - 150
3rd beta - 43
4th beta - 15 - chemical pregnancy

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Post by sweetmomi » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:50 pm

I started with 225.

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Post by ivfnurse » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:51 pm

Because it is your 3rd attempt is why you are on 450units. That is our highest dose that we use and we use it a lot on pts who have had failed prior cycles. The good thing about gonadotropins is that they can be adjusted to the desired effect. When you go in on Friday if the level is rising too high they can lower it. So don't worry...This is why there is so much monitoring.
I am an infertility nurse and I work in a major IVF facility. I am willing to answer questions and give guidance, however, since I am not treating you, only your physician can give you the most accurate information.

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