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Anyone had serious headaches after egg collection?

hifer
hifer
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Hi,

So was on the cusp of being over stimulated after egg collection this time and was put on cetrotide and cabergoline for a week. The headaches started 2 days before egg collection and have continued all throughout. It’s now 2 weeks after egg collection and I’ve still got them. My clinic say that the hormones should have settled down by now and as I’ve had a period they don’t know what else to suggest and have suggested going to my GP. My GP won’t do anything and it takes a month to get in to see them anyway!!

Anyone else had this and got any advice please? I drink a tonne of water so it’s definitely not that.

Thank you 😊

X

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gemmy999

Hey, sorry your suffering. Have you tired reflexology? I found that really helped when I had headaches from the drugs and also helped detox. I think it can take a while for the hormones to go and your body to settle back down. Xx

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hifer
hifer
in reply to gemmy999

Hey no I haven’t actually. Had quite a lot of acupuncture over this whole process (although not recently) but haven’t tried reflexology. Thanks for suggesting. I will look into it today x

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Cezza83

I still have the headaches at 19 weeks pregnant . No one is really concerned, I have been given propranolol to try help, had baby aspirin before but didn’t do much x

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Raejay411
Raejay411
in reply to Cezza83

Hi jumping in on your reply!! Cezza83

How much propranolol do you take? I take it for anxiety and was worried about side effects for baby x

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Cezza83
Cezza83
in reply to Raejay411

Hi Raejay, my consultant prescribed me it for headaches, it’s supposed to help stop them being frequent . One a day, however you do require extra monitoring as it can make the baby smaller so it’s only recommended if necessary. You should speak to consultant and see what they suggest x

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Raejay411
Raejay411
in reply to Cezza83

Clinic said it was fine. But if you google it it says may have risks so I guess it depends who you speak to. And I think there hasn’t been many trials done so they don’t really know. Thanks for reply x

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Cezza83
Cezza83
in reply to Raejay411

Yes there is risks when pregnant so that’s why you would need to be given them by the hospital consultant and monitored closely, I have extra scans and bloods done frequently but so far all has been fine. Best wishes x

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DianeArnold
DianeArnoldAdministrator

Hi hifer. Sorry to hear you have been suffering so. Try and drink extra water, especially if you are living in one of the hot areas of the UK like me! Hope it soon settles. Diane

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Dogpark

Hey hifer I had another egg collection today and was also on the cusp of hyperstimuation, I was just prescribed some cabergoline for a week. Did you experience side effects outside of the headaches e.g. dizziness from it?

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hifer
hifer
in reply to Dogpark

No, just headaches (and abdominal pain which is pretty standard.) No dizziness. To be honest I went back for a review with my consultant as I was really worried about them. He said that he really didn’t think it would be the drugs at this stage. They will be clear of my system. They have actually gone now anyway and I actually believe they were stress headaches. Now I’m back to exercising and not worrying so much (and not in so much pain) I haven’t taken painkillers for a while now. X

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Dogpark
Dogpark
in reply to hifer

Great to hear you're doing better. Where are you at with your treatment now, are you getting ready for transfer? I have opted for PGS this time around and I really hope to be done with egg collections.

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hifer
hifer
in reply to Dogpark

You and me both lovely. I’m not sure I can face another egg collection!! My last one was pretty tough. I have 2 good embryos from PGS testing, 2 that need further testing, and 5 that were not viable. I have to have an aqua scan this month and then we will transfer next month. Wishing you the very best for a speedy recovery and excellent results from your testing xx

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Dogpark
Dogpark
in reply to hifer

That's amazing news! Very happy for you!

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Dogpark
Dogpark
in reply to Dogpark

How many eggs did you get this time around, to get so many blastocysts?

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hifer
hifer
in reply to Dogpark

I got 14 eggs and 9 fertilised. How did you get on today?

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Dogpark
Dogpark
in reply to hifer

I got 31 eggs (?!) but I have no idea yet how many are actually mature and how many will fertilise. I would be happy with 14 mature eggs and 9 fertilised! Looks like you had a great conversion ratio from fertilised eggs to blastocysts!

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hifer
hifer
in reply to Dogpark

Wow!!! That’s amazing! I was told that if I’d had 20 eggs I may have been hospitalised for OHSS. It’s so strange how everyone is so so different. The woman in the clinic next to me had 33 eggs collected and she looked fabulous after egg collection! It’s all so personal as you say. Everything crossed for your phone call in the morning x

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Dogpark
Dogpark
in reply to hifer

They looked at my Oestradiol levels 36h before egg collection and they weren't extremely high (14000), on this basis alone, they decided that my risk was low. Because I did proactively ask about how the suddenly high number of eggs could lead to increased risk, they prescribed some cabergoline to me for a week. Hadn't I said anything, they would have left me walk away without anything .

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hifer
hifer
in reply to Dogpark

Hmm I think definitely better be safe than sorry. Well done

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hifer
hifer
in reply to Dogpark

Thank you x

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hifer
hifer
in reply to Dogpark

Hope all goes well with you 😊

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