We are about to start IVF for the first time!!
Now I am wondering just how all those hormones will react with my mood.
Should I expect an extended PMT like experience?
Worse? Not that bad?
Any physical reactions I should know about?
I guess it will be one of those unknown until I do it things.
Share your wisdom please.
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30-04-2012 17:33 #1
What should I expect from all the meds?
30-04-2012 17:49 #2Senior Member
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Moody, emotional, weight gain, bloating, headaches, tiredness, nausea. Lots of wonderful side effects
30-04-2012 17:56 #3
Wow... sounds great Mrs P .
Basically you are describing morning sickness combined with PMT? Excellent.
Note to self: Minimise stress eating.
30-04-2012 18:03 #4Senior Member
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In contrast, I had none during the cycle. It was only after the embryo transfer that I had issues (due to hyperstimulation)
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30-04-2012 18:08 #5
I'll have that cycle option! but not the after option
30-04-2012 18:16 #6Senior Member
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I had a bit of bloating for a week before EPU and was also more emotional than normal. No pain after EPU at all just tender boobs from progesterone cream. Overall I think I've been lucky with my response to all the drugs. It hasn't been bad at all.
30-04-2012 18:30 #7
Thanks for the luck Motherwillbe.
Sore boobs? OK... sigh.
I am bracing myself for the emotions (not going to reach for chocolate!).
30-04-2012 18:33 #8
Synarel or lucrin (for a down reg cycle) can give menopause symptoms, most common being headache.
FSH (GonalF, Puregon, Elonva) stimulates the follicles. So if it works you get symptoms from having large ovaries. Can be an ache in the back, and a sensation of fullness.
As the follies grow they will make oestrogen, so you'll get symptoms from that. Oestrogen is responsible for the EWCM. Copious EWCM in an IVF cycle does not mean you've ovulated, it just means you're growing a lot of follicles (and hopefully eggs too). Oestrogen also grows your endometrium.
The hCG trigger (Ovidrel, Pregnyl) is the same hormone that pregnancy tests look for. It tells your ovaries to keep making progesterone, so you'll get symptoms from that which are the same as pregnancy symptoms. (When you think about it that's obvious because it's the same hormone as for pregnancy.) Progesterone causes sore boobs, increased peeing, slower movement of food through intestines (may lead to constipation), aches and niggles because it relaxes smooth muscle.
Progesterone (is supposed to) keep AF away if it's above 30. That's its job. I find for me that since progesterone goes so high after a stim (each follicle makes about 40 progesterone at its peak) then if the cycle is a BFN my body is ready for AF as soon as progesterone gets back down to 30-35. Also on a BFN stim cycle, my boobs stop being sore and I get a wave of hormone-induced sadness when progesterone is dropping through about 40. Since the support my FS had me on after EPU adds about 30 to my progesterone, then I usually made it to my blood test before AF (although sometimes only a few hours before).
Progesterone also changes your endometrium slightly so that it's more comfortable for an embryo.
Antagonist (Orgalutran) can cause itchiness at the injection site for a few minutes.
But, yes, as you indicated, your personal response to the drugs will only be known after you've done it yourself.
30-04-2012 18:47 #9
I'm on an antagonist cycle.
Mainly bloating for me started around day 3 of jabbing!!!
By EPU my pants were so tight & I looked 4 months pregnant & I became pregnant & popped out even more (went down quickly after m/c)
I was a little moody / emotional & had some headaches... After the transfer I ended up in hospital a few days later, I thought it was the crinone but wonder now if it was implantation... Whatever it was, it was horrible... Migraine, vomiting, hot cold sweats, bloating, cramping :-(
When I was pregnant I didn't even realise, it just felt like AF was on her way....
FIRST CYCLE FEB/MAR 2012
IVF ICSI ANTAGONIST
BFP - but sadly miscarried @ 6 weeks.....
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30-04-2012 19:38 #10
felicita- thanks so much for all that detailed information. I see you are expecting twins! Congratulations.
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