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Follistim vs. Ganirelix for Infertility

Follistim

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/ 77,351 posts
Other Names: Follitropin Beta

Ganirelix

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/ 13,838 posts
Other Names: Antagon
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 77,351 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 13,838 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Urofollitropin is a purified form of follicle-stimulating hormone that is manufactured by extraction from human urine and then purified to remove various proteins and other substances. FSH is important in the development of follicles (eggs) produced by t... Read more on Wikipedia
Ganirelix acetate (or diacetate) is an injectable gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist). It is primarily used in Reproductive technology to control ovulation. The drug works by blocking the action of GnRH ... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Follistim vs. Ganirelix

3,831 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
tonight too. Day 4 of stims and I feel like a big bloated...
...will likely start Ganirelix and reduce my dose of Follistim. I am SO bloated tonight too. Day 4 of stims and I feel like a big bloated mess. No weight...
effects for me were very very severe back pains, bloating...
...and ganirelix.  The follistim didn't hurt at all.  Side effects for me were very very severe back pains, bloating (of course), and bad heart burn.  No side effects from ganirelix, however, it burns...
menopur, ganirelix, PIO, but have had no side effects...
...time, but I'm not really scared. Actually, strangely enough, none of the fertility meds have affected me at all so far (knock on wood!)... I've been of BCPs, follistim, menopur, ganirelix,...
and Follistim...and holy cow I had a headache for 11...
I hear ya! I was on Ganirelix, and Follistim...and holy cow I had a headache for 11 days that...
meds as you. I was on Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix, HCG of...
...as you. I was on Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix, HCG of course, and progesterone suppositories. Good luck, it worked for me!! I...
Merry Kay gave me coupons for Follistim and Ganirelix (I'm...
...Merry Kay gave me coupons for Follistim and Ganirelix (I'm on that too..apparently it's a \"less suppressive\" suppressive. I'm guessing that helps them get...
since starting this cycle, follistim ganirelix low dose...
Ali- since starting this cycle, follistim ganirelix low dose hcg and lupin. I have been EXHAUSTED. and I mean exhausted to the point where I have been taking...
cycle with timed intercourse and was pregnant immediately...
...Ganirelix during my Follistim cycle with timed intercourse and was pregnant immediately. All other IUI cycles w/just FOllistim and HCG failed. It prevents...
I started with the follistim (250 IU), added ganirelix,...
...cycle was with follistim (200 IU), ...This cycle I started with the follistim (250 IU), added ganirelix, then yesterday he reduced follistim to 50, still taking same dose of ganirelix and added ...
say that since starting follistim, my heartburn/acid reflux...
...to say that since starting follistim, ...ganirelix), but the night sweats have been horrible.  I barely get any sleep because I wake up burning up and completely soaked in sweat.  I'm still havi...
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