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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

Infertility

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

Infertility

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

Infertility

Bloating

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