So far today the side effects haven’t been so bad. Still bloated. Always. I think I’m getting used to it now so it doesn’t seem as bad. I am still tired as well. My sickness from last week is finally almost gone. Just the occasional cough which is super fun because it puts pressure on my ovaries when I do so. I had a mild headache but nothing unmanageable (says the girl with chronic migraines). There has been some breast tenderness. The nausea and dizziness are pretty much my biggest complaints.
I ended up coming home from the office around noon and working from home the rest of the day. I have been getting really dizzy around 1-2pm and remaining that way for most of the afternoon/evening so I didn’t want to get caught in a situation where I wouldn’t be able to drive home. When I talked to the nurse she advised me not to drive any longer because of my dizziness so I will be talking to my team about working from home the rest of the week.
We just did the Gonal F 150iu and Cetrotide. I used a heating pad on the right side to get ready for the Gonal F. I have found heat works best for that injection. It went much more smoothly than last night. I hardly felt it and it was done. The Cetrotide was a different story. I had a bit of an issue mixing the meds and getting everything drawn up into the syringe. Then there was an air bubble in it that we couldn’t get out. We accidently squirted some meds out twice so I hope we didn’t lose too much! Finally we gave up with the air bubble. Google told us this was a common problem and since it’s not going in a vein it’s not a huge deal.
I iced my left side for the Cetrotide because I read that was the best to do for least amount of pain. The needle is a lot bigger so I freaked out. Chris injected it and it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t feel it that much when we stabbed me. I felt some stinging with the medicine going in. It definitely hurt when he removed the needle. Then I started crying. Why? I don’t know. I thought Chris was mad at me. He wasn’t.
It has been about 30 mins since the injection. I am nauseous and dizzy as usual. The injection site for the Cetrotide is itchy. I did get a hot flash. I am more afraid that if I get up I won’t be able to walk from the dizziness and will just fall over. My legs feel like jelly and I am laying down. We will see. I will let you all know what happens when I finally decide to get up. Heck, I might get Chris to video it for y’all because I’m sure it will be hilarious!