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norethisterone

Started my first IVF cycle now and taking norethisterone for 9 days before waiting for baseline scan. Have had terrible period like pains, so much so every time I use the loo I’m expecting to see so much blood (sorry if tmi! 😳)

Anyone else had any side effects on this medicine? Thanks in advance xxx

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Hi there, I had horrendous period pains on the medication, however it cleared my lining well to begin menopur injections so try not to worry too much xx

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Thank you! Glad to know it’s not me going mad! Did the pain last all the way through the medication? Xx

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No, just at the end and three days after finishing the tablets I got a huge bleed!! Apparently that's really positive as they need you to have a really thin lining before menopur. I know how nerve wracking it is. This was my second cycle started as I managed to underdose with stimulation meds before Christmas, so had my cycle cancelled,felt like such a fool!! Hope you feel better with the norphisterone soon, have you long left on it? X

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Another 5 days 😭 so shocked; thought the side effects would be so small and barely noticeable but I was bent over in pain today. Got a hot water bottle on my stomach and hope I can sleep. Dreading coming off it now if it get worse! 😂 are you in the middle of a cycle? Thank you for replying, felt like a right drama queen today! Xx

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Awww never feel that way xx it's stressful juggling all the medications, hormonal ups and down as well as mega stress!! I'm having my transfer (all being well with the embryos tomorrow), I've been causing drama all round though, I managed to spill my last dose of cetrotide on Sunday so had to get an emergency prescription, had a crazy panic about thinking I'd do the same with my trigger shot Sunday (was fine, no shaky spillage :-D), had my egg collection Tues and managed to be the one in a million person who went funny after the sedation so currently in hospital till the Morning!! On the plus side though, we had a great result with number of eggs etc. It's been nuts!! Xx

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Oh gosh, that sounds so stressful. Hope your ok, take it easy and fingers crossed for you tomorrow! Let me know how the transfer goes! Xx

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I am on day 8 and have pretty much the same I’m on them until the 18th March.. mood swings are a bit grim too 😂 x

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I can’t believe how quickly the side effects started and how painful they were. Feel so teary today because of the pain but you could be right with the mood swings! I warned the Mr to be prepared for a bumpy few weeks! 😂 are you on the long protocol? I’m doing short (no idea what that really means?!!) xx

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I’m on long protocol yeah. It’s to avoid Easter that’s why I’m on the tablets for so long. Collection was booked for Easter Monday before. My husband offered to move out 😂 xx

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Haha! The Mr may decide it’s safer to live in the shed! 😂 ah, my egg collection is booked in for the week of the 2nd April 🤞🏻 then transfer the week after. We shall see how that works out! Still feels like I’m a long way from that, gotta get through the norethisterone first then the injections 😬😬😬. Is this your first IVF? Xx

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Mines booked for the 4th April.. Quite close together. It’s my first IVF yes what about you? Where abouts are you from x

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Wales, you? Yeah ditto, first IVF cycle. It can be so overwhelming, and reading so many posts on here I feel like me and the Mr are really only at the beginning of this thing! Did you have investigations into your infertility? I was so shocked when my AMH came back at 7. Scared me a lot to think I might not get the chance to be a mum. Baby dust to us both xxx

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Chester. We knew pretty quickly that it was a Male factor for us. My AMH is 25.7 which is borderline PCOS. Hubby has very low count. He has type 1 Diabetes so we think whatever caused that has caused his infertility. It’s tough adjusting to the fact that we never be biologically related to a child of our own if the treatment doesn’t work. We’ve said that it doesn’t matter what happens we will be parents one day, it may well be adoptive parents but we are at peace Witt that x

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When my better half had his SA back we knew it was causing a problem and when we saw the consultant about it he was pretty confident that I was young and healthy so my AMH would come back fine!! 🤔 not quite... we were gutted because we really wanted to donate some of my eggs to help others in this situation but it was not to be. Yeah it takes a little time to get your head around need to have some invasive intervention to do something that others do on accident. We attended an adoption open evening and the IVF open evening in the same week. We decided to try the IVF first and then see where we go from here, Mr really wanted to try this so that we get a shot at being natural parents first and I would be gutted not to give it a go. But it’s such an emotional experience and a little scary. Really hope it goes well for you. Nice to know that others feel the way we do and that I’m not going mad with the medication!! Xx

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Nope the medication is zapping me at the moment it’s like a 3 week PMT 😩 x

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