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Ohss

I had my ER on Wed and they retrieved 43 eggs. Because of the large number, I'm now dealing with ohss. I've been pretty much out of commission since Wednesday. I've been drinking Gatorade and V8, eating lots of protein and taking an Rx my RE prescribed. 

Anyone else go through this?  I feel terrible and my stomach is huge!  My RE said this was expected due to the large number of eggs, but I was not ready for the pain, cramps and general feeling of being extremely uncomfortable. 

Any advice?

Re: Ohss

  • Kp214Kp214 member
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    I'm sorry you are hurting.  I have nothing useful to contribute since I'm on the other end as far as number of eggs. Just wanted to say I'm thinking about you. 
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
  • srh18srh18 member
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    I am sorry to hear about this. :( I have not yet had my ER but with PCOS I am at risk for ohss. Know that I am thinking of you and am hoping for a quick healing!!
  • cmm012cmm012 member
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    I had 32 eggs and had OHSS. I remember feeling see full for about 2 weeks. Chicken soup helped, but I did not turn the corner until I had extra fluid drained. If you have trouble taking a deep breath, call your doctor ASAP. I called mine daily until we drained me.
    *******
    Married Jan. 2014
    Me:36 DH: 39
    TTC since August 2014, Mild PCOS + uterine fibroids
    Myomectomy June 2015- 18 fibroids removed
    IVF #1, May 2016 = 32 eggs retrieved, 12 fertilized, 7 frozen, 3 PGS normal
    FET#2, July 2016 = one embryo transferred 
    TRIGGER
    BFP! Beta = 617
    Due date = 4/9/17
    Delivery date = 3/20/17
  • Thanks for the well wishes @kp214 and @srh18

    @cmm012 thanks for the soup idea. I did eat it last night, but I feel like I'm so full I don't want to eat. But, this morning I am down half an inch around my stomach and down a pound too. Yesterday, at times it was hard to breathe, but today seems to be a bit easier. So hopefully I'm on the right path...fingers crossed. 

  • I was border line with gaining just under 5 lbs. I drank my weight in gaterade! I think by the 3rd or 4th day I was feeling like had lost all the bloat and weight. Good luck, I'm sorry you are having to go through this! 
    I also did like minestrone soup that I think was pretty salty! 
  • I have PCOS and had 46 eggs retrieved. I had moderate OHSS. I took the require medication and tried to drink at least 100 ozs of Gatorade. I was sooo nauseous, which was my biggest side effect. I asked the doctor for anti-nausea meds which helped tremendously. Hang in there. I felt much better after about 5 days. 
    Me (38) DH (40)

    May 2010- TTC #1
    Aug 2010 - BFP
    5-2-11 - DS born. 
    July 2013 - TTC #2
    May 2015 - Discuss options with Gyn. Send for HSG. HSG shows lots possible scarring.
    June 2015 - referred to RE - diagnosed with PCOS and suggests laparoscopy and hysteroscopy for possible scarring. Insurance doesn't cover so we must wait until new insurance kicks in. 
    Sept. 2015 - Hysteroscopy and laparoscopy to remove many polyps and unfuse Fallopian tube from ovary. 
    Oct. 2015 - TI w/ clomid - BFN
    Nov. 2015 - TI w/ clomid - BFN
    Dec. 2015 - TI w/ clomid - BFN
    Jan. 2016 - IUI w/ clomid - BFN
    Feb. 2016 - IUI w/ clomid - BFN
    Mar. 2016 - IUI w/ clomid and ovidrel - BFN
    Apr. 2016 - IUI w/clomid - BFN
    May 2016  - decide to move on to IVF
    June 2016 - start  BCP, Lupron and Follistim - meds work a little too well estradiol level over 6000 on day 8 of stims
    July 5, 2016 - ER - retrieve 46 eggs, 42 are mature. 28 fertilize with ICSI, 26 on day 3, 16 on day 5 biopsied and frozen. PGS testing show that 8 are normal. 
    July 2016 - start FET #1 - estradiol and progesterone
    Aug. 8 - transfer 1 embryo - BFN. 
    Sept. 15 - transfer 1 embryo - BFP beta #1 86, beta #2 101 mc 5w5d
    October 28 - transfer 1 embryo - BFN
    December 19 - transfer 2 embryo - BFP beta #1 25, beta #2 20, beta #3 120 beta kept climbing, but no baby mc 8w3d
    Long needed break January - August (During the break we had ERA, recurrent loss blood work and saline sono.)  Hooray for receptivitiy!!!
    Sept. 6 - transfer 1 embryo - BFN
  • Thanks @Sunflower5678 and @Christianner. I've been trying Gatorade but feel SO full that I am struggling to get anything down.  I had an appointment with my RE this am and I have fluid filling my abdomen and into my left lung. So I went to the ER to get IV fluids and protein to try and combat it. I'll head back to my RE tomorrow again to check in with her and hope things turn around. 

  • Oh, I am sad to read this @jodes727.  I hope things turn around very soon for you.
    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

  • Thanks @bells52000. I'm just getting a bit scared/nervous now. I've gained even more weight and I'm not feeling much better. I've called my RE and now I'm just waiting for a call back. 

  • Looks like they are going to aspirate me. Hopefully this is the procedure that will help me. Just waiting on a call back from radiology for my appointment time. What a ride!!

  • @jodes727 - I've heard others say that often once you've been aspirated, often you'll start feeling a lot better Hope you recover quickly! :smile:
    jodes727
  • Thanks @caseyw8784, hoping that's the same for me!  My stomach looks like I am 6 months pregnant, kind of a mean trick! 

  • You will feel 100 times better after they drain you. Fluid leaking into the lung cavity is not good at all. They should not have waited that long to aspirate.
    *******
    Married Jan. 2014
    Me:36 DH: 39
    TTC since August 2014, Mild PCOS + uterine fibroids
    Myomectomy June 2015- 18 fibroids removed
    IVF #1, May 2016 = 32 eggs retrieved, 12 fertilized, 7 frozen, 3 PGS normal
    FET#2, July 2016 = one embryo transferred 
    TRIGGER
    BFP! Beta = 617
    Due date = 4/9/17
    Delivery date = 3/20/17
  • I had this my first round of ivf. It gets better, but try not to drink too much water. I was told to drink milk and eat lots of protein. 
    Me: 34 / Hubs: 35
    Married December 2008
    TTC: 2010
    3 ectopic pregnancies, moved on to IVF 2011
    3 rounds of IVF, 1 miscarraige, two BFN
    Started with new RE Fall 2015
    Diagnosed Compound Hetero MTHFR
    Hysteroscopy to remove abrasions 
    Began Stims for IVF #4 10/11/16
    Long Lupron protocol
    ER 10/23/16 6R, 5M all 5 fertilized via ICSI
    ET 10/28/16 Transferred 2 5bb blasts; 2 frosties! BFP!
    Twins! EDD 6/25/17
  • Thanks for the support!  They drained over 2 1/2 liters today and I can breath!  
    @taradise99 I should keep up with protein and Gatorade?  I haven't talked to my RE since the procedure. 

  • cmm012cmm012 member
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    edited August 2016
    @jodes727 I would keep up the fluids and protein for a few more days.  Monitor your weight if it starts going down.  Sooooooo glad you are feeling better.
    *******
    Married Jan. 2014
    Me:36 DH: 39
    TTC since August 2014, Mild PCOS + uterine fibroids
    Myomectomy June 2015- 18 fibroids removed
    IVF #1, May 2016 = 32 eggs retrieved, 12 fertilized, 7 frozen, 3 PGS normal
    FET#2, July 2016 = one embryo transferred 
    TRIGGER
    BFP! Beta = 617
    Due date = 4/9/17
    Delivery date = 3/20/17
  • Wow! Sounds like you may finally get relief! Hope it is fast!
    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

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