Hi Ladies, just wondering if those of you who have been through more than one round of IVF hve found the 2nd round much harder? This time I constantly have headaches and such severe lower back pain to the point that I have been sleeping on the hard floor. Last night I had such an aweful experience, I woke up around 2am with a sore tummy so I got up to go to the loo and I was fine until a few minutes later when I got hot flushes, my ears blocked up and my body started tingling. I put cold water on my face and managed to scream for my husband and dont remember anything else until I woke up on the floor with my hubby hovering over me with his phone tryig to decide if he should call an ambulance. I am still not feeling completely myself. I went for a scan this morning and the dr didnt seem too phased by whats happening so I presume this is all normal? He did the scan and said everything looked fine, I have 8 follies (last time only 5). In bed resting but wondering if its just me thats a ninny 🙈.
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Hi. It's the first stage of a long protocol of IVF, when your hormones are "switched" off prior to using stimulation drugs to grow follicles for eggs to get into after the trigger shot. I know Pergoveris, which is used and artificial FSH used to produce follicles on your ovaries, but I'm afraid I don't know much about Fyremadel, but I believe it slows down the LH surge. Hope it all goes well for you and is successful this time. thinking of you. Diane
It’s good you were at the clinic today and were given reassurance from the doctor with regards to your symptoms. Mind you that’s no help to you if you’re feeling absolutely rubbish. You poor thing. I always have really terrible headaches but never the hot flushes you describe. Hormones can completely mess you up.
Great to hear your follicle numbers are looking good so far. Stay in bed and rest up for as long as you can xx
Hi there, thanks for your message. Yeah, it could very well be a virus or something else. I was feeling better this afternoon but it seems the later its getting the hot flushes are coming back. Thanks, I have heard that acupuncture is really good but I have the worste phobia of needles (yes you would never say so with all these darn injections). I have just heard of a lady that does fertility massages, maybe I should settle for one of them. Thanks again for your message xxx
If you’ve managed to do the self inject needles then I reckon you could do Acupuncture. They’re so thin that they’re barely even needles, and you don’t have to look when they put them in! They only go in the top layer of skin unlike needles for injections.
But a fertility massage sounds really lovely too.
The actual birthing process through IVF is no different than if you had conceived naturally.
So I'm going to assume you mean the pregnancy, and because that is physically the same as a natural pregnancy (with the addition of a few extra medications and some additional ultrasounds) I'm going to answer how it felt emotionally.
During the two week wait before the pregnancy test I had convinced myself I wasn't pregnant… several failed transfers will destroy your optimism. I was actually dreading having to pee on the stick (I was out of the country on vacation…you usually go in for a blood test to check for pregnancy). When it turned positive I was in disbelief, up until then it was the single most life altering moment I have experienced.
After that I had doubts. I didn't feel pregnant, I had no symptoms, no weight gain but with each blood test and ultrasound it became more real and I let myself get a little more excited. And once I felt my baby move around 4 months all the doubts went away.
It makes me sad that I have to go through it again for my next child, not because of the pain or the cost those are very minor. What sticks with you and doesn't get easier is the emotional aspect, it can be a heartbreaking process.