Fertility Network UK
13,088 members21,176 posts

You have to laugh at yourself 🙈

Hi ladies I'm just realising I've learnt a lot about myself since starting this IVF journey around 16 months ago..mainly that I'm unhinged!! 🙈I'm on day 6 of stims and feeling ok, which you'd think would be good, except..this is my brain you're talking about 😏

I'm only bloody worrying because I feel well (yes you read that right!) because I'm not feeling achy or any 'activity' around my ovaries, so this must mean it's not working right!

On my first cycle I was over stimulating on Gonal F and feeling pain and discomfort so my dosage was reduced and we went on to get 8 eggs. Second cycle I was on menopur and felt fine throughout, just a few twinges but only got 4 eggs. This time I'm on a combination of both Gonal F & menopur at a much higher dose than both previous cycles but now I'm wondering if good things are happening in there because I can't feel a thing, not even a twinge. Who'd have thought I'd want to feel discomfort, there's something wrong with me! I could find something to worry about in any situation it would seem 😩

I have a scan & bloods on Thursday so I'll know more then, until then I'll be a little worry wart..I never used to be like this! IVF makes me a complete loon (please say I'm not alone!!)

Xx

19 Replies
oldestnewest

Definitely not alone and definitely not a loon - if you are then we all are 😂

I would take this as a good sign. Slow and steady wins the race; your body is hopefully responding as it should and not racing ahead! Try to relax hon, you'll know more Thursday which isn't long away. Xx

2 likes
Reply

Thank you WeeMrsH! That's going to be my mantra now 'slow and steady wins the race' 😊😘

2 likes
Reply

On my last cycle i felt bloated and could feel something was different in my body .

This time around with a new drug no bloating.just a bit of nausea on day 5 of stims .its really been a breeze stimulating this time around and i responded very well.triggering tonight.i really dont know how the meds work but it seems every cycle is different.i also have moments when i feel like a complete loon.haha but i blame it on the ivf process😊.good luck with your cycle

Reply

Aw thank you Lawmom, hopefully it'll mean I'm responding well too then! Lots of luck with your EC and thanks for your wishes xx

1 like
Reply

You really are not alone! I compare everything to my last cycle and over think everything! Roll on Thursday for your scan!x

1 like
Reply

I do too Se99 even though I know every cycle is different 😏 Nice to know I'm not alone, thank you xx

1 like
Reply

I didn't feel much and I got 15 eggs, 1 of which is inside me, and 5 more 4AA and 2 lower quality in the freezer. So, not feeling anything can go rather well, is what I'm saying! Totally here you on being a loon - I think few of us can honestly say we aren't when going through this process!

Reply

Aw that's great Hun, lovely to hear such a positive story (when feeling nothing!) and I really hope this brings success for you & your days of loondom are soon over! Xx

1 like
Reply

😂😂 you do make me laugh!

Your not alone! It all sounds normal to me.

I never felt anything during stimms on my last cycle, it was so strange compared to the others, I was convinced nothing was happening! Went for my first scan and was almost ready, got 11 eggs!!

There is no logic or pattern to these cycles, I have gave up trying to second guess but then where is the fun in that 😜

Good luck for Thursday, keep us posted xx

1 like
Reply

Thanks so much LDM1979, great to hear another positive stimming story 😀 I don't think I could give up the second guessing even if I tried so the fun will continue!! 🙈 Roll on Thursday, I'll keep you all posted 🙏🏻 Xx

1 like
Reply

Did I just read a post from myself?!?? Welcome to loon club. No membership fee required. I was just saying to WeeMrsH the other day... I have no symptoms! What if my lining isn't getting thicker! Turns out my lining was fine. 😊

2 likes
Reply

Ah no way emu! No it's not your post, there's just a scary amount of us out there 😂 Beware normals! Never known anything like IVF for hear smashing! Xx

2 likes
Reply

It does send us a bit mad! Big hugs... you aren't alone xx

1 like
Reply

You put a smile on my face and I love your zest for embracing this challenging. Bring on Thursday, all the very best of luck I'll be thinking of you! xxx

Reply

Glad to be of service Sarah! Thank you xxx

Reply

It just drives you mad doesn't it the daily monologue that runs through our heads 😫we are all with you so we must all be loons 😄together, Thursdays scan will be here before you know it wishing you all the best and sending you lots of baby dust xxx

Reply

Thanks nmill, yeah it does! Sounds like there's a lot of us 😂 Xx

1 like
Reply

Oh this has really made me chuckle after what has been a horrible few days! I think we are destined to worry about every little niggle (or lack thereof!) so don't worry you're completely normal (well, IVF-er normal anyway 😉) fingers crossed for some good numbers at your scan, still plenty of time for you to start feeling uncomfortable / bloated / sore xxxxxx

Reply

Aw glad it's made you smile at a really crappy time for you Hun, hope you're doing ok today.

Thank you for your wishes and for reassurance that I'm (IVF!) normal! 😘 Big hugs xxx

1 like
Reply

You may also like...