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Trigger shot - side effects?

Can anyone tell me about their side effects from Ovidrel (250)?  I was on 2.5mg of Femara and I triggered on Monday evening with one mature 22mm follicle (two additional immature follicles, both at 11mm). 

Ovulation was incredibly painful and nauseating on Wednesday morning.  For the past 24 hours I have been very bloated, and my ovaries are killing me.  They feel like they're going to explode every time I take a step.  Is this normal?  Of course I'm worried about OHSS but I didn't think it was common at all on oral meds.  I'm drinking powerade and lots of water now.

Anyone else have pain and bloating following ovulation?  I think I'll call my doc this afternoon if things don't get better.


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Re: Trigger shot - side effects?

  • I've had the same symptoms. They get worse the more mature follicles I have. It is so miserable and uncomfortable! For me, it usually goes away in a couple of days. :
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  • image kimberm0511:
    I've had the same symptoms. They get worse the more mature follicles I have. It is so miserable and uncomfortable! For me, it usually goes away in a couple of days. :

    Okay, I am glad I am not the only one!  Well, I'm not glad you have to deal with this, too, but it's good to know it's not abnormal.  My stomach is so bloated and uncomfortable!  I know this is nothing compared to the side effects from some other drugs, I was just surprised by it.

    Crossing my fingers it goes away soon!


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    BFP #2 DS
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    BFP #3 5/13/12 M/C 6/10/12
    BFP #4 8/12/12 M/C 8/18/12
    September 2012 - 2.5mg Femara + Ovidrel + TI = BFP #5 Beta #1 - 61 @ 12 dpo, Beta #2 - 183 @ 14 dpo, Beta #3 - 1466 @ 19 dpo
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  • I have also had the same thing.  I could feel my ovaries for days after the shot and kept wondering if I even ovulated or not simply because of the pain.  Hope it goes away soon.
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  • I have had the shot 4 times but we use it as a booster after ovulation, so I never experienced any pain. I hope it goes away soon!

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  • I had all of the above each time I triggered. I also had thigh pain as well. I noticed that if I had more than one follie that the pain was worse. I hope you feel better soon!
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  • image ChiTown Bridget:
    I had all of the above each time I triggered. I also had thigh pain as well. I noticed that if I had more than one follie that the pain was worse. I hope you feel better soon!

    I have been having thigh pain, too, on the side that had the mature follicle!  That is so bizarre.  I thought I was crazy.  :)  Guess not!


    BFP #1 12/28/09 D&C 2/15/10
    BFP #2 DS
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

    BFP #3 5/13/12 M/C 6/10/12
    BFP #4 8/12/12 M/C 8/18/12
    September 2012 - 2.5mg Femara + Ovidrel + TI = BFP #5 Beta #1 - 61 @ 12 dpo, Beta #2 - 183 @ 14 dpo, Beta #3 - 1466 @ 19 dpo
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