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Done my egg collection this morning!

Hi everyone,

First of all thanks for all your support! you all are amazing!😘

Did my egg collection this morning! I can say it wasn’t bad at all, I felt absolutely nothing during the treatment. I was so panic this morning I even cried and told them I don’t wan do it I’m going home. The staff were amazing so nice they really looked after me. Then they made me ready to enter the room!and omg I entered and cried in front of everyone🙈 think I’m the worst person in the world. Anyway injected me sedation drugs put the oxigen mask on my face and I can’t remember anything after that! Just remember they put me back on my bed. That’s it!its done! They collected 9 eggs which they said it’s good, normally it’s between 5 to 15 eggs. They gave me tea,hot chocolate biscuits and paracetamol,told me I have to go to toilet before I go home. I still have pain it’s like a bad period pain even with painkillers I still have it but I’ll be fine soon hopefully. They going to call me tomorrow to tell me if the eggs and sperm fertilised or not, hope they do🤞🏻🙏🏻. And at the end, to all you nice ladies that going to do your ivf and scared like me! Nothing to worry about I promise you, I’m the worst person,even a simple smear test is a nightmare for me so if I could do it you defiantly can,please don’t worry. Thanks for your time 😘xxx

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So pleased to hear it at went well and 9 is a great number. You might feel a little uncomfortable for the next few days just rest up and drink tons of water. Hopefully tomorrow brings more positive news 🤞xx

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Thanks E_05! Yeah I’m so uncomfortable at the moment think I’m gonna stay in bed all day with my hot water bottle as I’m scared to walk in case if I get more pain. One question! Can you plz tell me why I should drink tons of water? I heard it a lot but don’t know the reason xxx

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Sounds like a good idea, I was told its to help prevent OHSS and after all the meds its best to keep well hydrated xx

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Awww this is such perfect timing, I've been searching the exact same thing, I'm only early, not had my first scan to see if Buserelin has worked as it should but already thinking too much about EC, especially after reading some of the stories on here, sometimes best not to read!! Your post has just made me fee so much more reassured though, even if mine isn't as easy going as yours at least I might be a little less worried about it beforehand, thank you!!!

Glad it went well for you and I'll keep my fingers crossed for good news tomorrow, will be watching out for an update. Take care xx

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Ah TMTM_ glad my post helped you! Honestly honestly don’t worry about it,if you see my other posts you’ll see how panic I was,I’m really bad not joking. Pre-treatment was the worst for me as I was scared but during it felt nothing can’t even remember it. Feel very uncomfortable at the moment but I’ll be fine, for me hardest part done.dont worry and if you need to know anything else let me know. Good luck xxx

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Awww bless you, thanks so much. I hope you're feeling more comfortable very soon. Take advantage of the down time and get a good box set on the go, hopefully take your mind of the pain. xx

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Well done, so glad it went well and 9 eggs is fantastic! 😀 xxx

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Thanks Amanda86! Finally haha. Finger crossed for tomorrow 🤞🏻. Feel very uncomfortable hardly can walk to go to toilet hope it gets better soon. Xxxx

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That’s exactly how it was for me 🙁 regular paracetamol and plenty of water and lots of rest. Hope it passes soon xxx

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Why should I drink lots of water? Xxx

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They didn’t tell me why but I’d imagine it’s just to flush everything out and to maintain hydration xxx

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True! Thanks Amanda xxx

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Can anyone tell me why I should drink tones of water? What is it for? They didn’t tell me anything about it xxx

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Hi Anna00 you need to drink lots of water as it can prevent or lessen the symptoms of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (or ohss for short). Because of the drugs your ovaries are still possbly being stimulated, even after egg collection, which seems to be made worse by lack of fluids. I'd suggest at least 2 litres of water, water is better as things like tea have caffeine so can dehydrate further. Glad your EC went well, good luck for your update tomorrow x

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Thanks Lilli79 for the reply! Defo I’ll drink it as now I know what is it for xx

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No problem Anna, if you want to read up on it, Google the Mayo Clinic advice which is the best I think (sorry my phone won't let me copy link). The clinic should normally tell you about it. Don't look into symptoms too much though as sometimes progesterone can have similar side effects, and ohss is quite rare. Obviously if you're worried ask on here or call your clinic x

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Thanks very much Lilli xxx

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Fantastic, I was in this morning too & everything went well. Don't remember a thing lol! They told me to drink plenty too. Said it was due to fasting before the op??? They will call me tomorrow also 🤞 xx

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Glad all went well for you! Hope you’re ok now. Finger crossed for tomorrow 🤞🏻🙏🏻XX

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I told you it would be fine! Exactly how I had described! How good do you feel now you have achieved a major milestone on this journey! X

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Omg I know Gem! Feel the hardest part done and I still can’t believe it! Still very uncomfortable didn’t move from my bed since I back home can’t walk, hopefully I’ll be better by tomorrow 🤞🏻xxx

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Good luck! Hope you get excellent news tomorrow x

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Thanks lovely xx

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Yes Anna, good woman. I knew you could do it. So glad you received such excellent care. What a fantastic result also, 9 eggs is brilliant. Well done you. Try to rest up now this evening and get yourself back in tip top shape for your embryo transfer. Hoping the embryologist has lots of good news for you regarding fertilisation numbers when they call tomorrow! Keep us posted 😘 xxx

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Thanks Dunla😊 finally I did it after all stress I had! Finger crossed for tomorrow 🤞🏻Still so uncomfortable can hardly walk to toilet,lots of rest,water and hot water bottle for me at the moment. Thanks for the message 😘xxxx

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Glad it all went well! 9 is a good number that's how many they got from me! The pain might stay for a few days so make sure you get plenty of rest xxx

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I’ll do thanks Penders! Actually can’t do anything else just rest still very uncomfortable xxx

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Am so glad to hear that it went well and 9 eggs is fab 😁

Rest up! xx

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Thanks Lou7744! 😘xx

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Well done, you did it x

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Yeas finally! Haha still very uncomfortable but I’ll be fine,finger crossed they give me a good news today xx

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Ah amazing news, well done u! Im so glad it went well for you! Fingers crossed for u! Keep us up to date on ur embryos 😘 xx

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Thanks TTCs, fingers crossed 🤞🏻, Will do 😘xxx

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I cried too! I was so emotional! They must be used to it. Fingers crossed for tomorrow xx

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Glad I wasn’t the only one!🙈yeah I was so emotional too! Thank you xxx

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I’m so happy the procedure went well and they got lots of eggs 😘

Sorry you’re in pain- I’d ask the pharmacist for stronger pain relief- you haven’t had the transfer yet so it’s safe. Or get your hubby too go on your behalf. Don’t suffer in pain. After my surgery I got myself stronger pain relief. 😊

All the best hope lots of the eggs have turned into beautiful embryos 😍😍😍

Good luck xoxo

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Thanks jess! I asked them yesterday if I can take iboprofen instead of paracetamol and they said no not at all! Don’t know why! There is no embryo in my body so should be ok. I’m not suffering a bad pain at the moment but still very uncomfortable, hopefully I’ll be fine in next few days, waiting for them to call me fingercrossed give a good news🤞🏻🙏🏻. Thanks again 😘xxx

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I don’t understand that but I haven’t had ivf only surgeries. I guess there must be a reason for it. But could you take stronger paracetamol from the chemist perhaps that would be safer? Maybe the other ladies on here can advise you how they dealt with pain post egg collection it’s grim to be in pain ( I suffer with endometriosis so I know all about pelvic pain 😩) xoxo

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I’m using hot water bottle and it helped a lot! Probably paracetamol is the safest option that’s why,even when you’re pregnant you can have it sometimes if you need it so it must be the safest. I suffer a very bad period pain each months it’s like a disability to be honest and I hate it🤦🏻‍♀️Xxx

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Hi, I kinda worried about the pain from egg collection, I had a scan yesterday lots of follicles (nearly 40)but still a little small. I'm really bad with any pain, is it the more you have the worse the pain. Panicking now...

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Hi Kdixxy169, believe me no one is worst than me not joking! I terrified even for a simple smear test! I felt nothing during the treatment I was under sedation,after that I had pain and cramps like a bad period pain but you’ll be fine with paracetamol, you won’t get more pain if you have more the only thing is it takes more time for your dr to collect them,normally takes between 30 to 40 min but you’re sleep so won’t feel anything. I still have a bit pain but it’s normal just take rest if you can take few days off and drink lots lots of water. Doing my transfer tomorrow. Good luck 🤞🏻Xx

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Thank you, i'm just stressing myself out lol xx good luck for ET, i'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you xx

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Try don’t stress too much, it’s funny I’m telling you this as I was terrible if you see my previous posts🙈 I think it’s more stressful before you doing it but believe me after that you can manage the pain and everything. I know what they gonna do tomorrow and still have stress guess it’s normal because we care about it. Thanks lovely xx

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I did my egg collection yesterday. We got 9 eggs too. I'm really sore. Just waiting on the phone call. I got sign off for 3 weeks which helps too. All the best. 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

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I got 6 embryos! First they said it’s 5 but yesterday told me it’s 6, doing my ET tomorrow so scared, yeah it’s so sore at the beginning take a good rest don’t walk too much drink lots of water. Good luck 🤞🏻Xx

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Hello, Anna. Congratulations! I hope things work out for you from here. This is great news. Thank you for the inspiring note in the end. It's really supportive of others undergoing the process. Sending lots of baby dust, your way.

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Hi, my post was for 5 months ago!

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