Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Follistim Savings!

I started stims last night!  I also learned a great trick, which I figured I should share with all my bloggy-buddies.

Dr. SS ordered my Follistim in all 300 IU cartridges, I was a little irritated by this because it meant lots of extra shots.  Little did I know that he clearly knows all the tricks and was saving me lots of money.

I knew I’d have to take two shots last night since I had part of a 900 IU cartridge left after my last cancelled cycle.  I should have had about 150 IU left so I dialed the pen up to 375 and watched in wonder as it continued to go down all the way to 125… 100 IU more than it should have, then I freaked out. 

Was my pen dosing me wrong?  How had I gotten an extra 100 IUs out of that vial?  Then I go.ogl.ed the crap out of it.  Turns out many inferts have already figured this trick out.  Follistim overloads all of their vials by almost 100 IU. 

Here are the number breakdowns in percent savings by cartridge size.

900 IU cartridge - get an extra 11% free
600 IU cartridge - get an extra 17% free
300 IU cartridge - get an extra 33% free

So yet again I learned the importance of having a doctor that knows what they're doing.  My last cycle I got two cartidges a 900 and a 600.  This cycle I got 6 - 300 IU cartridges.

As for the V-supps, which I also started yesterday, I would rather take 4 more shots a day, they are awful.  I’ll save that for another post.


  1. Wow, that's great info to know! Yay for saving money! :)

  2. Ugh, I feel your pain...those V-sups were grade A awful. I hated every moment of them.