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IVF makes Survival happening in Mood

It’s too Obvious to have IVF along with some herbal remedies to cure side effects. I have tolerated many side effects like vaginal infection and dark spots around the breast area, too much irritating that all was but thank God that doctors suggest me to use herbal remedies and vitamin capsules.

Felt a big difference in mood. It keeps in Swinging as situation creates with my life. I was becoming a panic kind of woman. How freaky it is.

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Dear all this is common but you should use the products advised by the experts and as we all know that herbal products have no side effects so use them regularly.

And its not because of ivf . during natural conceiving one should face all these issues as our hormones change . so nothing to worry :)

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Hi Trupti. I'm confused. The side effects are caused by what? The herbal medicine or the IVF meds? I have been considering IVF for some time now. The thought of side effects scares me off though.Should I go for it?

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. Yes but it's ok it's the symptom we can't just get rid of it. The great thing is what you said that you used some side remedies to cure yourself from side effects of the problem, Thanks to that surgeon but first of all thanks to Go. About that mood swings just try to keep calm and not observe something too much closely it leads your mood towards bad or aggression. Just try to avoid it and you are good to go , best of luck dear.

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Hi! If you're finding infertility treatment tough going, you're not alone. It's normal to find such treatments physically and emotionally draining.

Thankfully, there are a few techniques to try to offset the side effects of your treatments and help you to cope. Here's the fertility expert's suggestions on the matter. (I've come across once & thought it will be helpful to share)~

'Taking pills such as cabergoline and metformin alongside meals can help to prevent stomach upsets. It may also help to take pills at the same time every day if you have daily pills, or on the same day each week if you have weekly pills. Unwanted side effects will also often improve as your body adjusts to the medicine.

When you first start taking dopamine-agonists, such as bromocriptine or cabergoline, they can cause your blood pressure to drop and can make you drowsy. It can be safer to take them at bedtime when you'll be lying down anyway.

If bromocriptine is making you feel sick, placing the tablets directly in your vagina can sometimes help. Do talk to your doctor about this first, though. Placing your tablets in your vagina allows the drug to get into your bloodstream without having to go through your liver first. Side effects such as nausea and diarrhoea often begin in your liver. Your doctor may also be able to prescribe patches as an alternative form of taking the medication.

If you're having injections, hold an ice-bag next to your skin first, and then warm the injected area afterwards. This can help to prevent pain and bruising. You could also ask your doctor to rotate the site of injections, to help reduce bruising.

Even milder medications, such as clomifene, can cause breast tenderness, insomnia, irritability or mood swings. Any of these can be hard to live with, or make you hard to live with! But it may be reassuring to know that they're completely normal and don't last beyond the treatment.

Ovarian swelling is a common side effect of the drugs used for ovulation stimulation during in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). You can look after yourself at home as long as the symptoms are mild. Symptoms may include bloating and discomfort in your belly and nausea. Painkillers prescribed by your doctor, such as paracetamol or codeine, are safe to take and should help to relieve pain. But avoid taking anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, as they can affect your kidneys.

You should also drink water to keep your fluid levels up. Just drink enough so that you don't feel thirsty. Although you may think more fluid is the last thing you need when you're bloated, it will help the rest of your body to keep hydrated.

Whatever your symptoms, you don't have to suffer in silence. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, seek out some support. It may help to talk though your worries with a friend or someone in your family.

Talk to your doctor, too. She may be able to adjust your dosage or switch you to another drug. She may also refer you to a fertility counsellor or support group. You can discuss the difficulty you’re having with fertility drugs in our community.

Occasionally, the side effects of fertility drugs can be serious. Your doctor will give you information about the warning signs to look out for. You should also be given an emergency number. Call for help at once if you notice:

Vision problems, including blurred eyesight, or seeing spots, while taking clomifene citrate.

Allergic reactions to your drugs such as difficulty breathing, tightness in your chest, or swelling of your lips, mouth or tongue.

The symptoms of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)'.

Hope this helps. All the best!!

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