Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:23 AM
This is not medical advice. I am not a doctor or nurse. What I did myself is below. But always check with your doctor/nurse. I take no responsibility if this goes wrong. If you're not comfortable, don't do it. You've spent enough on a cycle that, while this savings is great, if you make a mistake or the below is incorrect, it is not worth it.
Disclaimer out of the way, for the equation when you draw the last bits of the pen into a syringe; a 300iu pen = .5ml (this is stated on the gonal f box). So for each .25ml you can get out, you're at the equivalent of 150iu. I recommend doing this with a max .5ml syringe for accuracy. If you're collecting from multiple pens, I also recommend using a fresh needle syringe with what you have in the end. Rub alcohol on the tops of the cartridge etc. before you try to withdraw. There are youtube videos that show how to withdraw from the cartirdige.
If you want to get a different number, you can times the iu you need by .0017 to get the ml conversion. I got .0017 by dividing .5/300.
I would only use amounts that are fairly easy to draw up with accuracy. Example: 50 iu = .083333 but 150iu = .25.
(age 38) June 2016 IVF #1 antagonist, 13 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 blast frozen
October 2016 FET #1 cancelled, thin lining
(age 39) April 2017 FET #1.1 BFN
July 2017 partner has vasectomy reversal
Feb & March 2018 - Medicated IUI x2 - BFN (even with 7 mature follicles on the 2nd IUI)
(age 40) May 2018 IVF#2, lupron flare, 7 mature eggs, 5 fertilized, 1 blast & 1 morula fresh transfer, BFN. 1 low quality blast frozen
June 2018 IVF#3 mini stim, 1 egg, immature
Sept/Oct 2018 IVF#4 antagonist with HGH - CANCELLED due to high estrogen/29mm cyst
Oct 2018 IVF#4.1 antagonist with HGH - 7 eggs, all mature, 6 fertilized, 2 blasts on day 6, PGS tested/euploid
November 2018 FET #2 w/immune protocol and 1 PGS tested - BFN
Locus Medicus testing for virus, bacteria and immune issues. Husband treated.
(age 41) April 2019 IVF#5 converted to IUI#3 due to follicle growth. BFP 12 day post IUI. Di/Di twins.
Dec 17 2019 - Baby boy and girl born at 36 weeks + 2 days. Everyone very healthy.
See my 'about me' page for more detail on my treatment history.