I am so glad I found this forum. New to this whole IVF thing so not sure of anything, I feel so lost sometimes and wonder if I am doing it right...it's nice to read the comments and know there are other and I am not alone! I started my stims on 1/14 with Gonal and menopur. The menopur stings everytime and my headaches come and go throughout the day. Had my day 5 U/S and labs yesterday And was told to start the cetrotide tonight. Not looking forward to that! I am feeling extremely tired last 2 days. Usually I wake up when my husband moves at night, but last 2 night don't remember anything! Did anyone here got so tired? I am literally trying to keep my eyes open as i write this. @matfi236 and @ed2018, i think you guys started to do the stims a day before me?
Re: Hi, newbie to IVF
I did my first round of IVF back in Dec. I had the same reaction I was Exhausted, headaches came and went, and the Cetrocide would leave me all red afterwards like for an hour. All those side effects seem pretty normal. I know some people get no sides effects. We got 29’eggs retrieved, 21 fertilized with ICSI, 12 made it to day 5 and we have 5 gorgeous PGS tested embryos waiting for us in March! It’s all worth it hang in there!! You’re so almost done if you added Cetrocide!
I just started on Friday (1/19), so I'm day four right now. I'm totally with you on the tiredness and headaches!
Has it gotten any better?
Married: 5/09 ~ TTC Since: 10/10 ~ PCOS ~ Progesterone from 10/10 - 2/11 ~ HSG on 3/18 - Clear ~ Started Metformin 1000mg & Clomid 50mg 2/11 ~ Metformin upped to 1500mg 4/6 ~ 6/7 Now going to SG and put on Clomid, Ovidrel, Gonal F, Prometrium, Estrace ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP!!!!!! March 6th our little man was born.
6/17/13 - Ovidrel, Follistim, Prometrium ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP! March 17th our St. Pattys day baby arrived
10/29/17 - Started process for IVF, got pregnant & miscarried a 2nd time since summer. 2/22 started stims - Menopur, Gonal F, Cetrotide - retrieval 3/6 - , PIO, estrace 3xday - FET 4/18 = Beta 1: 616; Beta 2: 1342 = BFP