I'm Bev, 34, first time IVFer, unexplained infertility, currently on 2nd day of Stimms (Menopur). EC currently scheduled for 17th March, ET for 20th March which means I'll be testing on April 3rd - Mother's Day - ironic or what?!?!?
Live just north of Newcastle, going to Centre of Life.
Hello on the new thread.
can't believe that you have been given a EC date already - I have a blood test tommorrow and that's as far as I know at mo. Am thinking that it will be around the 14th (my clinic don't do EC's at weekend). Weirdly started injections exactly same date as my first cycle and had EC on 14th of July last year. Don't really want a repeat of what happened as only got one embie from that in the end. However this time had different side effects as I said before so maybe things will be different this time.
I am finding the buserlin injections hurt more - must be the needle - not finding it easy to get needle in, takes me a couple of goes. The stimm injection seems to go in easier but is such a big syringe I have to push the end a lot more and that hurts a little.
When is your next appointment? let me know how you get on.
I got a print out of dates from the Centre of Life before I started down regging. After next Thursday's scan, all the dates are "subject to change" but it's really handy knowing roughly when everything's going to happen. I think my clinic is open 7 days a week (better check!)
Well done you for doing your own injections - I'm not needle-phobic but I'm still not sure I could inject myself - thankfully DH is quite happy to it and is rather adept at it too as he used to be an ambulance technician so has done loads of injections before.
I haven't really had any side effects from the stimms so far, I was a wreck when I was down regging but, so far, I feel pretty happy and positive, let's hope it stays that way.
Hope you had a great weekend,
PS Any more ladies want to join us - we won't bite!
Im a very nervous first timer! Im on buserelin nasal spray at the moment and start menopur injections next wednesday 16th march. I
have scan on 23rd march so hopefully all these mood swings and hot flushes will be worth it, and i hope i can cope with it all as im a bit of a stress head!
Do the injections hurt(maybe a stupid question?!) and where do you think is best place to inject? My nurse said stomach or thigh?
Welcome Sarah, hope you're having a good day. I also went a bit loopy when I was sniffing buserelin, don't think I've cried so much! I started injecting Menopur last Friday and feel much better, really happy and positive...
Are you doing your own injections? My DH is doing mine. The actual needle going in bit doesn't really hurt but you can feel the stuff going in which is a bit painful but bearable. The way I see it, if I can't handle a bit of pain now, I really shouldn't be doing this as I get the impression childbirth is not exactly pleasant either!
How are you today Jess? How did your blood test go? Any news on dates yet?
I'm abit behind. Starting my sniffing next week tuesday 15th. Ec and ET will be around w/c 11 or 18 April.
I'm getting bit worried on the sniffing already. Bev, you said u never cried soo much before? If it's that bad, I don't know how I'm gonna cope at work. Really don't want to break down in tears when I'm at work!
I'm started yoga and hopefully the breathing exercises will help with the mood swings.
Bev thanks for welcoming me. I will be getting DH to do injections as i just dont think i could do it! If he cant do it (im sure he will be braver than me!) a colleague at work has offered, shes a ward sister at bristol hospital. What you said is so right, if you cant handle injections then how will we ever handle childbirth?!?!?!
Welcome May! Hope you are feeling ok about everything? I have found the nose spray not too bad, just been getting really hot flushes and teary, its the same emotional feeling you have with AF, thats how ive felt anyway!! you will be fine and doing the yoga is a good idea. Im nervous about starting injections!
May - welcome! Sorry, didn't mean to scare you about the crying! I told everyone I work with about the IVF and they've been really understanding, have only cried once at work. Like Sarah said, it's a bit like having AF every day. I found shopping and chocolate helped massively!
Hi Sarah and Bev
What is AF? Do you mean pms? I've only told a couple people at work.not ready for whole world to know yet, although it would help people stopping bugging me about when we're gonna have a kid!!!
My hubby been really good.he's started pinching me, to work out where he's gonna do the injections. I swear he's more scared of needles than me, but we will see ;-p in a few weeks time.
Bit nervous, but wanna get it over and done with.
Shopping and chocolate sounds good Bev. Good excuse for me to eat more than one cadburys creme egg a day:-)
So the hot flushes and mood swings stops when you start the stimms? Wasn't sure as they said I got to keep taking the buserelin spray even when I start the injections.
Let's keep this thread going girls:-) Its good to have people going through same stuff to talk with.
I got up for work this morning after a rubbish nights sleep (night sweats and restlesness) and just broke down! I am now sat at home feeling sorry for myself, im just feeling really tired and emotional!
How am i going to cope?!? My hubby has been really sweet about it but im afraid he will get fed up of my mood swings and restless nights.
Sarah - don't worry about feeling like that, I think it happens to all of us - you just have to remember that it's the hormones - you're not going mad! Do whatever it is you have to do to make you feel happy. Failing that, put on a sad film and let it all out. It WILL get better, I promise...
May - AF=Aunt Flo, it's a bit nicer than saying "period". There are a lot of abbreviations people use on here and other forums to save typing everything out all the time, it's like having your own secret language! I googled and found a list for you, hopefully this link will work, need to stick 3 Ws in front of it cos you're not allowed to post links:
Jess - how are you doing chick? Still not heard how your blood test went the other day.
Got my next scan on Thursday to see how the stimms are working, if all goes well, I go for EC (Egg Collection) on 17th - can't believe it's come around so quickly, seems like ages since I started sniffing.
I don't do Baby Dust but hope everyone is feeling happy and positive today, I am!
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