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The 2016 Clomid Challenge

This week, I began my first course of Clomid! It’s all in furtherance of the Clomid Challenge Test, which is designed to assess ovarian reserve (basically, collecting clues about how many good eggs I have left). 620 more words


FSH and the development, progression of prostate cancer

A new review in the American Journal of Hematology/Oncology addresses the putative role of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in the development and progression of prostate cancer. 215 more words

Drugs In Development

Where do we go from here?

I pop in to Dr C’s this afternoon. He’d asked me to come and see him after my last aborted fertility treatment. I suspect the nurses told him about our hysterectomy conversation too. 496 more words

IVF Diary

Follistim AQ

Follistim AQ

Generic Name: follicle stimulating hormone (FOL ik al STIM ue lay ting HOR mone)

Brand Names: Follistim AQ, Follistim AQ Cartridge, Gonal-F, Gonal-f RFF, Gonal-f RFF Pen… 1,456 more words

Your Doctor

Treatment options- Least Invasive

So even if you have not been diagnosed there is one thing that you can do without the advice of our doctor: well-timed intercourse. Make sure that you are hitting the right window. 369 more words


Mile Marker 1075 (IVF#2)

So far so good. Discomfort is increasing but all in all things are going well. March 28th was my last day in the office. I have decided that it would be far more comfortable to work from home for the next little bit before the egg retrieval (ER). 436 more words



So today is Day 6 of Gonal-f (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and good lord, am I bloated.  I have developed a spare tire that actually looks like a spare tire – a big water-logged, blubbery spare tire protruding from the anterior 180 degrees of my midriff – and am terrified that at some point in the near future someone’s going to offer me a seat on the tube.   336 more words