10/9 - CD 20 - Vivelle Dot .1 MG (Patch) & Ganirelix Acetate Injection 250 mcg/.0mL (Ganirelix):
10-/10 - CD 21 - Patch Day 2 & Ganirelix: [achy and crampy in stomach area from shot]
10/11 - CD 22 - Apply Patch & Ganirelix: [achy and crampy and a little weepy from estrogen]
10/12- CD 1 - Patch Day 2 & Ganirelix: [Menstruation begins period cramps depressed]
10/13- CD 2 - Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur; [morning nausea]
10/14 - CD 3 - Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur [morning nausea]
10/15 - CD 4 - Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur [starting to be aware of ovaries]
10/16 - CD 5 - Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur [Bloating pain in abdomen area and back]
10/17 - CD 6 - Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur [Still crampy and not feeling great in general]
10/18 - CD 7 - Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur [Not as crampy, I actually found some Panaway essential oil a friend gave me a while back (just sitting out on the counter like an angel left it there for me), and I have been sniffing it whenever I am uncomfortable and I put a couple drops on my wrist; it has been working well for me. I have a super short fuse and am just in an over all in a bad mood. Taking care of a toddler feeling this way has been rough and I am scheduling some extra help from babysitters and my husband for Friday and the weekend to give myself a break. I don't think last time I felt this badly because I was in such a bad place from the fertility struggle, it didn't seem so bad - it was also my only way out of the pain I was in. Now, life is pretty sweet so relatively this is miserable. Oh Einstein it really is all relative.]
10/19 - CD 8 - Morning Ganirelix/Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur
10/20 - CD 9 - Morning Ganirelix/Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur
10/21 - CD 10 - Morning Ganeirelix/Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur
10/22 - CD 11 - Morning Ganirelix/Evening 450 Gonal F & 150 Menopur
10/23 - CD 12 - Morning Ganirelix/Evening Ovidrel 2X (trigger shot)[I just realized I haven't updated this for a while. The symptoms for the past few days have included feeling like a different person who is totally miserable, overthinking, stress, fatigue, I wish I could just curl up in a ball and stay there all day.]
10/24 - CD 13 - Doxycyline 1 in the am, 1 in the PM
10/25 - CD 14 Doxycyline 1 in the am, 1 in the PM
10/26 - Doxycyline 1 in the am, 1 in the PM
Retrieval DONE!! YAY!!
Frozen Embryo Transfer
11/22 - Metformin - start with (1) 750mg pill for a week. Then bump it up to (2).
11/28 - 12/4 - Metformin - bomb up to 2 - (one in the morning and one at night) but have bad side effects with 2 (headache, anxiety and insomnia). So, ultimately I keep it at 1000mg.
12/5 - 12/9 Continue with Metformin and start birth control (Kelnor brand) and had bad nausea. Switched brands (Junel) and my tummy fared better. You can read about this in more detail here.
12/9 - 12/15 Continue with Metformin 1000 mgs and BCP. I did try to go up to 1500 mgs for a couple days during this period again but again had a headache and insomnia so I went back down to 1000 mg. Other than just not totally feeling myself, I am slightly nauseas still from the BCP or possibly the combination of the drugs.
12/15 - 12/21 Continue with Metformin 1000 mgs and BCP. Physically, I have had only some nausea. Emotionally, the estrogen is brutal. I am crying multiple times a day and a total hot head. A dream to be around, I am sure...
12/22 - 12/26 Add Lupron. I didn't notice any new symptoms with the Lupron.
12/27 - 1/5 The 26th was my last day of BCP. I feel so much better since stopping the BCP.
1/6 - 1/9 - Start prednisone, delestrogen and lovenox. Feeling pretty decent.
1/9 - 1/14 - leterozole for 5 days
1/16/18 - Last Lupron
1/17 - 1/20 - Start progesterone. Some minor constipation and fatigue but fairly good still.
1/20 - 1/22 - started to feel some fullness in uterus.
- also took some antibiotics prior to transfer that completely destroyed my gut health.
1/22 - Transfer! Went really well.
1/23 - 1/26 - Very hungry, sometimes tired and full uterus feeling with some cramps
1/30 - HCG - 0 - BFN - Transfer did not work.