IVF_Diary_Vol1gMedication(s) administered and dosage(s). 3 injections: (AM) Cetrotide 0.25mg, (PM) Gonal-F 300iu and Menopur 75iu.

Cetrotide – is this evil in disguise?  Maybe.  The injection did not hurt going in, I could barely feel it compared to the other two injections, but my goodness it stung afterwards.  It was like a wasp had crawled into my stomach and couldn’t get out.

Medical procedures undertaken. Nil.

How do I feel today? Having used half of my menopur medication stockpile I am kind of excited by this this fact!!

Tuesday night is games night in our household.  This evening we learned that we should perhaps never play games ever again whilst on these drugs.  Chris beat me at risk – well I conceded after 10 minutes of play.  Then he beat me at cribbage.  Seriously Chris, you were supposed to let me win at least one game :_-(  Oh and I also scared the cat out of his skin when I jokingly screamed at Chris after I lost at risk “I’M HORMONAL – YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BEAT ME”  (perhaps the neighbours think I am mad now too).  I have also lost my voice from shouting; it serves me right really!!!!

What are my symptoms? OH TODAY HAS SUCKED. After the cetrotide injection, I got into work and immediately wanted to go home and curl up in bed.  My colleagues were telling me to go home when they saw me.  However, I still have this project to finish, so I made myself a hot water bottle and managed to make it through the morning.  The pain was from the injections, I felt like I had done 1000 sit ups, my muscles ached, and my skin was sensitive to touch – when my work pass touched my stomach I winced. I thought I was going to have to go home at lunch, but suddenly my stomach felt a whole lot better after 1pm so I stayed and felt quite chirpy for the rest of the afternoon.

How does Chris feel today? He is going to write his own blog post tonight.  Bless him, he still gets nervous with the injections.

Any results? NA.

What’s next?  Tomorrow I have another monitoring appointment.  We are half way through the stimulation part of the IVF cycle now! (Hopefully).  I am not looking forward to the next cetrotide injection in the morning 😦

My mum is flying in from the UK tomorrow to stay for three weeks so I will be picking her up from the airport!

Weight. Apparently I weigh less than yesterday….not sure how that is possible when I look down at my stomach.

Waist.  Oh my waist is still a little pot bellied bloated.

Boobs. NSTR

Hours of Sunshine 🙂 Only 1/2hr of sunshine whilst I tidied up the garden this evening.


*Notes.  I take First Response Reproductive Health multi vitamin gummies (pre-natal) and CoQ10 200mg gummies daily.  NSTR = Nothing Significant To Report.

2 thoughts on “IVF DIARY VOL I: 28 JULY 2015

  1. Wifey says:

    I hope you feel better soon. I didn’t take any of those particular meds when we did IVF, but gosh that sounds awful to feel so bad. I enjoy your hubby’s posts about the injections. DH became quite the pro so I’m sure yours will have it down pat in no time!


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