No news is good news

August 25, 2009 at 6:03 pm 4 comments

I’ve decided to spare internet-land the daily blow by blow of my lu.pron suppression. But really, it’s a good thing I decided to do this, because the daily blow by blow would be boring as sh*t.

I’ve got nary a symptom from the lu.pron. In fact, all of the minor things I am feeling right now I believe have more to do with the caffeine withdrawal, because we chose this week to give up coffee.

That’s right, I have more symptoms from giving up my daily cup of joe then from the powerful drug causing my body to go into menopause that super-husband is injecting me with each morning. I guess that says a lot about how I am pretty strongly addicted to coffee!

Ok, no symptoms at all isn’t exactly the truth. I’ve had insanely vivid dreams every night since the first injection. Not really bad dreams, just very vivid. I remember them so clearly when I wake up. I’ve also had a wicked case of (*ahem*)  feminine dryness. And that’s it!  Really!  I don’t know what I was so worked up about.  Come on stims! Bring it on! Let’s see what you’ve got!

I still haven’t been able to inject myself though… super-husband has gotten quite good at it and I figure why mess with a good thing?  It’s a nice way to keep him involved I guess.

Next up… I will (hopefully) get my period on Thursday, then I can go in on Friday for an ultrasound and some blood work and start the meno.pur!  I’m hoping that egg retreival will be about two weeks from now and then the real fun can begin…. !


Entry filed under: IVF #1.

Let’s get this show on the road! Killing time

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kate (Bee In The Bonnet)  |  August 26, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I know it’s weird to say so, but I love the fact that you are going through all of this just a few weeks before I do. I love reading with such immediacy about what my experience *might* be like. I mean, I know that no two journeys are exactly the same, but still. I am just craving information and experience right now, and it’s like you just share exactly what I need to know. Maybe lupron will make me crazy. Maybe I won’t be able to inject myself. But however it happens, it’s nice to know someone who has their own experience as possible answers to the questions I have.

  • 2. annacyclopedia  |  August 26, 2009 at 11:06 am

    That is so great that you and Kate are going through this almost exactly at the same time! I’m hoping you will both get knocked up together, too!

    It’s great that you are not suffering too much from the Lupron – you never know how you’re going to react but it’s hard when you hear so many horror stories to feel anything other than trepidation at the start. Hope stims are equally easy on you!

  • 3. planningdoesntwork  |  August 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I used Synarel (a nasal spray) for my suppression instead of Lupron and had next to no side effects from it. The stims didn’t bother me too much either, other than to make my ovaries huge and uncomfortable.

    I have an infertile friend who firmly believes that the better you react to the drugs, the more likely they are to work for you. I have no idea if she has based this on research (which she does a lot of), but it sounds good.

    I hope it all continues going well for you!!

  • 4. Womb For Improvement  |  August 27, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Hope your period turned up on time and you are on your way!


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After 5 IUIs, 2 IVFs, and the diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve at the ripe old age of 29, I am now looking for information on embryo donation and adoption. I'm taking a break from blogging but will return when our path out of the world of IF becomes more clear.

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