I had a BFN this week on day 14 after 1st time donor egg cycle. I have been through menopause early afer MC last year so not expecting a period but I dont know what happens now, I have slight cramps, crazy sore boobs and quite bloated. Can anyone tell me if I will bleed or absorb the lining?
I gave up trying to find the answer after looking through 200 pages in the general section, surely others have had this question?
thanks for any advice
Hello my friend!!
As you know, in the same position as you ( and gave been before).
On e you stop the drugs, you will have a period-it sometimes takes a few days-it did this tome with me. It definitely won't be absorbed.
As I also had prem menopause I horribly get hot flashes etc quite soon after stopping all drugs, so once I had got to day 5 of my period ( as it were) I started taking Leostrin which is contraception with a minute amount if hormone-enough to stop the perimenopausal symptoms.
My GP wanted to give me am SSRI in a sub therapeutic dose as this stops the symptoms without hormones. I'm not taking that as I am going to have FET in September and don't want to take that.
When I'm due to start my 'lining' drugs again, I stop taking the pill and day 2 start taking the estrofem at 6 mgs, they check my lining in about day 12/13 and then transfer a couple of days after upping the dies to 8mgs-it's a much easier regime than fresh cycling!
Hope that helps
Hugs to you
Ah how lovely to find you looking after me here, you must be my guardian Angeleyes!
Thank you for letting me know, I stopped the meds onThursday evening so I guess I can expect to bleed any minute now, tick tock that effing clock, the bain of my ovaries.
Tell me about those hot flashes, I had a pretty good idea this was a no go last week when I started to get them again even before the test day, they are blooody awful, do you do that thing where you get up in the middle of the night in January and stand naked by an open window, or press your body against a cold wall? i am so dreading all that again, the interesting thing now is that all the cramps have stopped my boobs feel almost normal and im already less bloated, i thought it would take a while for that to go away, maybe i will fit in a bikini after all haha.
Why does no-one warn you about how bad symptoms of peri -menopause can be?
I felt like I was a mad woman until I was diagnosed!!
And yes, I have done that getting up in the night - feeling quite panicky with terrible nights sweats and feeling my head was going to blow right off.
I also got terrible headaches and fainting spells - I was like a Victorian lady!!!
This is from someone who has not ever had a headache or been a 'fainty' sort of person.
I am fine on Leostrin though, especially as it is only 20 mcg - just enough to take away the symptoms. Is your GP any good? they can prescribe for you. Why should we suffer just because of a darn trick of nature? (and too all that think it is not suffering - try it!!!). Anyone woman who says that she was fine during menopause, didn't have it early - it is known to be much harder).
With my first transfer (which was a BFN) I did get hot flashes before test date as well.
Do you know when you are going to go again? At least you can plan it for you rather than feeling that anxiety of whether the embies are viable, etc, which has been so hard, I'm sure.
Ohh, I'v just read back what I have written and realised that I sound a bit feisty!!! I've just had a conversation with someone about upgrading my iphone and managed to get a deal (now feel like I should work on Wall Street hehe).
Well, that's me for now; you take care and yes, I AM your guardian angeleyes, if that suits you!! (I think we may have quite a few parallels in our lives in fact and the thread you started was one of my lifesavers this past few months, so you are my guardian angel also)
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