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Old 07-25-05, 03:57 PM
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Cool FSH Shots....

....just wanted to get an idea what these entail? I have my doctors' appt on the 4th where he'll explain everything, but just wanted to get a heads up.

MY ??s so far are.....

where does the shot go? Will I have to have someone else give them to me (my best friend had to have them in her high hip/butt so she couldn't do them herself)?

Would I be taking them the whole cycle or just until I ovulated?


Thanks ladies for all the anticipated advice.
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Old 07-26-05, 12:41 AM
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I know nothing about them, but you would probably only take them until you ovulate. If they are IM shots, you would take them in the upper hip quadrant (separate your
 
cheek in imaginary quarters, and the upper right one is the shot area) or the top of the thigh. If they are Sub-Q shots, then you would just take them in the tummy fat. Even in the thinnest of people, there's a little extra there and it makes the shot painless.
 
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Old 07-26-05, 10:05 AM
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FSH injections are follistim, gonal f or bravelle. Other meds such as repronex are a combination of fsh and lh. I did the injections myself. I know women who can give themselves these shots in their butt. I was not so talented. I gave them to myself in my upper thigh. Usually the injections are started on day 2 or 3 of your cycle. You will continue the injections until you have a nice supply of juicy follicles. At that point, the dr will prescribe a HCG injection to trigger ovulation.

Of course, your dr could have a totally different protocol in mind. The above is just one scenario.

Good Luck Trisha!
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Old 07-26-05, 01:01 PM
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Thanks, Tracy & Glinda. My girlfriend did repronex.
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I gave all the shots myself...actually hubby gave them..either in my thigh or tummy - I preferred tummy as it seemed to be less painful. All my shots were sub-q although this seems to be very different in the US...
 


You take them only until follies are mature then I used another trigger to release matured eggs - but some sitll ovulate naturally...timing is more controlled if you use a trigger!


 
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