Vivian In Vitro: Days 1-5
Part 1: Days 1-5
Our IVF cycle is in full swing! I began stimulation injections last Thursday and had my first monitoring appointment yesterday morning. Everything is trucking along pretty smoothly (for now). I have to give myself 3 injections every night in my stomach: Follistim, Menopur, + Lupron.
One of my medications (Follistim) was decreased by half after my appointment yesterday. I'm assuming it was due to the fact that I had several (like 20+) follicles that were present. We don't want all of those bad boys to grow because of the risk of OHSS and too much estrogen.
The side effects have been bearable. Aside from having intense then lingering headaches and feeling lethargic I must say it hasn't been too bad!
More to come in a few days. For now, injections and monitoring appointments!
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