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    I went for CD6 u/s yesterday and had only immature follicles 8mm and under. But today i've started feeling crampy and bloated. Is this normal?
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    Yes. I felt crampy through my whole gonal-F cycle last month. It will likely get a little worse as your follie gets bigger and maybe a few more too. If you're seeing the doc every other day or so, then they'll keep a good eye on your progress. Good luck!
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    I'm on my 8th day on gonal-f now - u/s yesterday showed nothing over 10mm yet - and yeah I've been feeling really crampy - like af lower back crampy and a little bloated. I can't remember feeling this way in the past, maybe I did though.

    Are you still on 75iu? I went up to 112.5 and then 150 yesterday after the u/s - really hoping I don't over stim, which happened with the pregnancy last time.

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    Thanks girls you have put my mind at ease. I am still on 75iu at the moment but am going again tomorrow so they might raise my dose then

    Good Luck to both of you!
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    Hey Lisa,

    I bloated and cramped alot on gonal f also. However, this past cycle I tried follistim, and surprisingly the gloating was practically nonexistent and no cramps. Good luck and hope you get your bfp this cycle and don't have to go down the meds street again. Baby dust!
    Me (30) DH (31) TTC since Jan 2009 HSG: Feb 2009 - all clear
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    10/2010 - Lap ~ 12/2010 - Clomid 100mg - No O
    05/2011 - Follistim - Overstimulated and cancelled
    06/2011 - Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI - 06/29 - BFP, 07/19 - HB no longer present. Miscarried at 6.5wks
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    Hi Lisa, Gonal F made me feel crampy and bloated toward the end of my treatment, but probably because I started out on only 37.5iu and went up to 112.5 (that's when I felt crampy/bloated). I am using Follistim this month - on CD 15 and yesterday I had a 15mm, 2 14mm, and 3 <12mm. I am REALLY keeping my fingers crossed that the below 12mm ones stop growing and the 15mm reaches full maturity by tomorrow when my next u/s is. Wish me luck - last time we had to cancel the cycle because of 6 follies greater than 16mm. It's SOOO tricky to get the right dosage - I've literally been on 25iu alternated with 50iu this time around and still have lots developing down there....

    When is your next u/s?
    Amenorrhea 10 months, visit to RE: diagnosis with "think PCOS"
    Clomid 100 mg - nothing
    Femara 5mg, HCG trigger, IUI - one mature follicle - BFN
    New doctor + 2000mg Metformin + Femara + timed intercourse = BFN
    Another new doctor + 75iu Gonal-F injectables + Ovidrel + TI
    5/23, overstimulated
    7/3 - started low-dose Follistim cycle
    7/16 - u/s and hopefully trigger injection+ TI

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraDB View Post
    Hi Lisa, Gonal F made me feel crampy and bloated toward the end of my treatment, but probably because I started out on only 37.5iu and went up to 112.5 (that's when I felt crampy/bloated). I am using Follistim this month - on CD 15 and yesterday I had a 15mm, 2 14mm, and 3 <12mm. I am REALLY keeping my fingers crossed that the below 12mm ones stop growing and the 15mm reaches full maturity by tomorrow when my next u/s is. Wish me luck - last time we had to cancel the cycle because of 6 follies greater than 16mm. It's SOOO tricky to get the right dosage - I've literally been on 25iu alternated with 50iu this time around and still have lots developing down there....

    When is your next u/s?
    I am just waiting to start a new cycle after no O last cycle. It would appear that i triggered 2 cysts. I go to see the RE tomorrow to talk about what we're gonna do next.

    I hope that the 12mm stop growing and you just have one big fat follie tomorrow!! Good luck
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    3 follies -17.5mm, 16.2mm & 15.4mm and lining 11.9mm trigger 2 days later P4 level 36 @ 5dpo

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