menstruation hasn't started yet

Okay, so I have made dipherelin shot 5 days ago and I was told that usually they start in 5-7 days, so I was hoping to start taking pills as soon as possible but nothing's happened yet. Is that normal? How was your experience? Maybe it is too early? Maybe I should've done something?

I am thinking of asking my manager what to do, but what if I am just overreacting..?

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  • as far as I remember it takes up to 2 weeks to get your menstruation so don't worry! you may write to you manager and tell her that you are still waiting.

    i just think that everyone reacts to meds differently and it may take some time.

  • I don't know it quite well, but my manager has told me that some women have waited for up to 2 weeks before they could go for the stimulation.

    I am just happy that I will not have to stop it right now and go to my gyno to see if something's wrong with me. and that i wouldn't have to fly again to the clinic... because it is really exhausting

  • yes, I know how tiring it is flying to another country, I suppose that you are also getting your ivf treatment in the center abroad?

    For me though, if our surrogate had lost a baby, we wouldn't have to go there again, it would just delayed our program for some time, matching a surrogate mother isn't as quick as matching a donor though. plus you should be happy that your donor didn't have to end her stimulation abruptly!

  • yeah... it would be really sad if we had to look for another donor, because we were choosing this girl for 2 days, I mean, the database is huge and we wanted to see every single girl.. when I was waiting 5 days for the menstruation I was even considering waiting for other 6 months before our donor is ready for another stimulation. I am not that old, so we could afford spending some time like this.

    so you didn't undergo any stimulation? because i would have to go to the clinic to get another set of meds..

  • no, i did not, but even if i did and I was out of meds, I would not have to fly to my clinic to get some medications, because in my clinic they say usually that you have to buy meds on your own if something happens and then they will refund them (cos I was opting for surrogacy on my own eggs at the beginning)

    but it is great that your clinic supplies you with meds at all, it is rare I think

  • Hi johannashr. Sometimes the presence of an ovarian cyst can sometimes delay a period when on dipherelin. Always best to check with your clinic if any delay in case they want to check you with a scan. It just may be that you will have to wait a few days longer. Good luck! Diane

  • Thank you so much! But everything is fine right now! I am on my 3rd day of the cycle and begun taking other shots and pills!

    I am really glad that it is not a cyst!! and my manager wrote me that I should wait for a bit and the same day it started.

    thank you!!!

  • Hi johannashr. Phew - that's a relief! Hope the rest of the cycle goes without any hitches. Thinking of you. Diane

  • Thank you! You are very kind. I hope so too! xx

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