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Progynova Side Effects, Frozen Embryo Transfer.

Mara84
Mara84

Hi ladies, hope you are all well in this crazy time.

We have started our frozen cycle as some of you might know, we couldn’t transfer any on our second cycle as I had Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and then Covid19 happened and we were on hold.

I’m grateful we have started as so many of you are still waiting but first of all I’m so hopeless, I feel we will fail, no matter what... also I’m having really bad side effects, Buserelin was killing me already and now my body can’t cope with Progynova, since I have started it I’m having so much headache. Did any one was facing same side effects with Progynova? Any tips?

We are booked for second scan in a week and also we have to do a Covid19 test and believe me I’m so nervous that it could come positive, although I’m super careful, also I really don’t get the point of this test as we can catch it the moment after the test is done!

Sorry for moaning and I hope you all are having better day. ❤️

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Hi,

I had awful headaches on progynova too ☹️ The only thing that helped me was drinking loads of water (way more than you want to!). Also you can take paracetamol but they didn’t have a huge effect for me. If you want to avoid medication I found those menthol sticks you roll on your forehead helpful - I can’t remember the brand but they sell them in Boots etc.

Wishing you lots of luck for your cycle xx

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Solly-44

Thank you for writing to me although you are super busy with your newborn 😍

Hope you are well.

Sorry you had headaches too, I noticed paracetamol doesn’t help and of course I don’t want to take anything stronger... I’ll try drinking water. Finger crossed it will help me too.

Xx

Defo load up on the water , only thing that seems to help 😘

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to RhinoCat

Thank you for writing to me, I’m trying let’s hope it helps 😘😘

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to Mara84

I took paracetamol too, with water and juice. I found sugary drinks and ones like lucozade sport helped too . That and naps 😘💐 you’ve got this 💐

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to RhinoCat

I’ll try sugary drink, good luck and keep us update if you hear anything from your embryos ❤️

FertileMind
FertileMind in reply to RhinoCat

Hey RhinoCat ...Did you know that 380ml of lucozade contains 46mg of caffeine, same a cup of tea? I didn’t until I started checking labels for the amount of sugar in everything, even flavoured yoghurts 13g sugar 😳no wonder so many of us has/had immune problems 🥺

I chose to cut out caffeine and sugar for me (sugar causes inflammation which contributes to implantation failure, which I’ve struggled with) But we all make our own decision as to what’s best for us 💕

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to FertileMind

in lucozade sport ? The flat orange juice one??? 😱

FertileMind
FertileMind in reply to RhinoCat

The raspberry Lucozade Sport apparently has 80mg caffeine. Not sure about orange...

...also they use aspartame as an artificial sweetener which breaks down into 2 amino acids, one of which is phenylalanine...which crosses the placenta... worth reading about to see if you’re comfortable with it. 😘

RhinoCat
RhinoCat in reply to FertileMind

Phew! I looked it up. Same as a cup of tea, which my clinic say is ok for one a day so allllll good! Eggs out now so by Monday it will be well out of my system 🤩Nice scare tho 🥴🤯🤣🤣🤣🤣

FertileMind
FertileMind in reply to RhinoCat

Sorry I didn't mean to scare you...just to make you aware if you didn't know as some people have one or more energy drink a day and think it's good for us... without realising the down sides! Fingers crossed for your transfer - hope it all goes well xx

Yep can relate with the headaches, they were really bad after a week of progynova but not so bad now. Also the cyclogest is making me so sleepy!

Best of luck for your scan/swab which is also very unpleasant 😑

Don't worry about moaning feel free to vent any frustrations and worries xx

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Rach82

Hope you are feeling better and thank you for writing to me. I do hope I can cope with this bloody headache. 😘😘

Hi hun think our timeliness are quite similar as I just made up egg collection before lockdown and then hot ohss due to my one ovary getting too over excited in response to stims lol. We did our fet last Thursday so in the 2ww! I initially reacted terrible to progynova. I had the worst migraines nausea and even depression like symptoms probably for the whole first week! All the symptoms seemed to spontaneously resolve themselves by the second week so hang on in there! Keep yourself well hydrated as I found that helped too. Best of luck! Xxxx

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Net25

Oh Wow! We are Ivf sisters ☺️ I’m praying for a good news in two weeks then.

Thank you for writing to me, I’m drinking more water and try to keep busy.

Keep me posted 😘😘

Hello 👋 water is definitely your friend with progynova, and lots of rest. Good luck 🤞😘

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Spacegirl123

Hi 😊Thank you for writing to me, I’m drinking more water, hopefully it will do me good too. 😘😘

I am also in my fet cycle waiting for 2nd scan next week. I have had headaches too and don't feel like myself really but have put this down to the progynova and patches I drink lots of water to try and help. Good luck . Nice to know someone else is at the same stage xx

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Georgie17

So good to know to find my two weeks buddy! I hope you are coping with the headaches, I’m worried for Covid test too! I’m not meeting up with any one but I’m still really worried... good luck and let’s keep in touch 😘😘

Georgie17
Georgie17 in reply to Mara84

I am staying away from others too... this will be my 8th transfer so whilst you can say I am in expert at this, it’s still nerve wracking each time. It will be great to keep in touch xx

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Georgie17

I’m hoping this is the last one and the outcome is your baby 😍 praying for both us 🙏🏼♥️

Hi Mara, I also suffer from the Progynova headaches!! I echo what the other ladies have said, drink lots of water. I also drink caffeine free Diet Coke, for some reason that just seems to help me (don’t know if it’s the fizzy bubbles!). I do find the headaches start to get a little better the longer I’m taking it, it could be my body adapting to the hormones. Good luck with your FET xx

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Lavender96

Thank you so much, Unbelievable the effect of tiny pills on our body. do hope my body adjust to it, and hope you are doing well. 😘😘

Hi hun with regards to the headache I was exactly the same, it was pretty unbearable for the first week, but it does pass! Have lots of water and best of luck for your fet 😊💕

OK this is how crazy my 2ww has made me lolll, I already responded to this post last week and have just re responded 😩😩😂sorry hun ignore! Xxx

Cmc2020
Cmc2020 in reply to Net25

😂😂😂this made me laugh that’s the kind of things I do lol xxx

Net25
Net25 in reply to Cmc2020

What an absolute nutcase I've become 🤔😂. Day to day, I'm a somewhat normally functioning adult, I promise! 😂😂

Cmc2020
Cmc2020 in reply to Net25

Haha that’s me on a daily basis not in the ttw I blame the blonde hair lol 😂good luck anyways 😊when is your OTD ?

Net25
Net25 in reply to Cmc2020

Haha I'm a brunette so what's my excuse 🤔🤔. My otd is next Wednesday but have been testing up until yesterday and all bfn. So have been spending the weekend coming to terms with it, half moping and half spoiling myself hehe xxx

Cmc2020
Cmc2020 in reply to Net25

😂😂I suppose you don’t have an excuse then 😂Well it’s still early so fingers crossed for you 😁I am just waiting on my period to start my FET treatment after months of waiting just hope it goes ahead this time wish you all the best and I will look out for your update keep spoiling your self you deserve it hehe xxx

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Net25

Why not I felt extra special 😛❤️

Mara84
Mara84 in reply to Net25

Wishing you best of luck ❤️ Hopefully you will give us the good news soon 😊🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

Thanks so much lovely. This covid wait has been terrible hasn't it as if you need any more to contend with 😩 but your lovely frosties will be sat there all protected so I'm crossing everything for you and hope you get your period soon! Xxx

Cmc2020
Cmc2020 in reply to Net25

Yeah it’s been a nightmare and thank you so much 💕it’s due in 5 days so here’s hoping 🤞 xxx

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