I don't know whether to post this on the Infertility Network page or here.
But given that its about my Endometriosis pain which seems a lot worse since I started down regulation I hope that maybe someone can help or has some advice.
I started down regulation for my first ever IVF with the highest amount of Prostap on 31.12. and now 8 days later my period is the worst it has ever been in my life!! I have been getting sickness and diarrhoea (sorry for TMI) all of last night and I have shooting and stabbing pain everywhere. The bleeding is also a lot heavier than usual
The nurse from the IVF clinic said that the only tablets I am allowed to take are 2 Paracetamol every 4-6 hrs. That doesn't even touch the pain.
I got up this morning to go to work but before lunch time I had to tell my boss that I am in so much pain I feel like I am going to pass out.
I work as a Nanny which means that I need to be physically fit as I run after children at work and need to be a happy person and not sit there in tears.
They know about the IVF so just told me to catch a taxi and go home. Had to leave my car at work as I am not fit to drive.
Has anyone on here been through the long protocol? I am on protocol 9 which means they use the most amount of drugs available to try and get me to respond as I have a very low egg count. If I don't respond to these drugs then there is nothing they can do. Thing is I am only 8 days into my IVF and already I am in an awful amount of pain and had to leave work. Is this normal?? Will it get better?
And what did some of you do to cope with the pain?
Thanks for reading this xx