Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This is not fun

I am on day 4 of Gonal at 225 iu and it sucks! Please tell me there are other women out there who have had issues with stims. I can't even really describe how I feel. I feel anxious a lot of the time and just kind of all over the place. I think my body is revolting. I only have one more day at 225 iu and then Thursday and Friday will be at 150 iu. I am over this. It is funny because I had no real issues with bcp or Lupron. A headache here or there, but nothing to complain about. Please tell me I am not slowly going crazy. DH thinks I am just sick with something else and doesn't think it is from the meds. I do think my allergies may be flaring up, which can make me feel loopy. I just need to make it until Saturday and hope my follies are looking amazing. Also, I am feeling some fullness in my lower abdomen already. Is it too early for that? I am not like having to wear different pants or anything like that, I just feel a bit bloated.

This IF stuff is not for the weak.


  1. The first few days of stim were always hardest for me. I felt like I was going crazy. I did 150 in the morning and 300 at night of gonal f!! Hang in there, it will get waaaay better!

  2. I never noticed any side effects, but I also wasn't on lupron, which might make things different.
    Seems odd to me that you're going so long before the first monitoring appointment - I think I was in by day 4 of stims to make sure the E2 was rising, but not too slow or not too fast. And then day 6, and then daily after that to figure out when to start my orgalutran.
    Hope you get great news on Sat, and that you start feeling better before then.

  3. This all sounds normal to me. Stimming can be tough some days!! Hang in there...it will get better I promise!!! Just keep thinking about big beauiful follies!!!!!! xox

  4. IF is definitely not for the weak. I hope your stimming lets up on the side effects!!

    I left you some awards on my blog :) Hopefully it'll take your mind off the stims!

  5. I didn't have problems with gonal-f, but each person is very different. Just keep your chin up and it will be over very very soon. Hope that your follicle checks are looking great!