Monday, March 28, 2011

IVF Monitoring Appointment #1

Yesterday was my first official monitoring appointment after beginning my meds. It went okay I guess. I really didn’t expect a lot after only three days of medication. I apparently have 22 total follicles – but they are all under 10 mm. My estrogen came back at 160. They tell me that all is well and that this is all normal at this stage. I’m hoping to see some bigger changes at my next appointment tomorrow morning. Keeping my fingers crossed but trying not to expect TOO much at the same time. So far, they haven’t changed my medication dosages. I’m still on 108 ius of Follistim and 75 ius of the Menopur.
One thing I was not expecting was for my injections to hurt so much! I really hope that no one thinks I’m just being a baby about it but the Menopur burns terribly! Before I began these meds, I had several people say to me that the meds don’t hurt at all and that they really aren’t a big deal. But I really don't like them. The Follistim really isn’t too bad. It stings just a little and it goes away pretty quickly. But the Menopur…. OH the burning! I hate it. I’m still not used to it. Thank goodness my hubs does all of my injections for me. It would probably take me forever to psych myself up enough to give them to myself. I just keep telling myself that it will (hopefully!) all be worth it in the end. At least I’m not having any major side effects or anything. I’ve had a few hot flashes but nothing major. No bloating either… although I’m sure that will change as time goes on.
Sorry for the boring post… just nothing too exciting going on just yet! :)


  1. Ouch! Sorry about the Menopur. Good luck at your next appointment : )

  2. Great to have so many follicles... cheering for them to grow :)) Sorry to hear that the injections hurt so much - this IVF thing sure isn't pretty :( Thinking of you throughout your cycle and FXd for you all the way xoxo

  3. I did not like the Menopur either... but what's even worse...the PIO that you have look forward to. :)

    GL dear! I hope this is your first and LAST IVF cycle.

  4. Sorry the meds are stinging so much. I've heard the Menopur can be nasty. Oh, and don't worry about PIO shots. I was really nervous about them, but so far so good :)

  5. Thanks ladies! Although... no PIO shots for me... I get to look forward to vaginal suppositories... :) Not sure which one is worse!