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! :)