Ramblings... 8 days after transfer

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Ramblings... 8 days after transfer
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Sat, 03-19-2011 - 7:43pm

Not to be pesimistic, but if I'm not pregnant, when will my period start? I want to be prepared and not have a mess on top of all the disappointment that will bring, you know? I don't think I've had my period since early Feb, so I have no idea!

Maddening that so much of the progesterone side effects are also preg symptoms! I'm so nauseous and exhausted and bloated. I'm pretty sure the meds caused me to gain 7 lbs in the last 6 weeks. My husband is starting to get all excited for the first time, poor guy, after all we've been through, the entire time we've been married, trying to get pregnant. I haven't seen him so positive.

He gave me a massage certificate for my birthday a few weeks ago. I wish I'd schedule that for this week. My head is killing me and I'm so bummed. I'm pretty sure I can't take my favorite - excedrin - for a headache. Debating some tylenol. I think the dr notes says tylenol is ok, but I know if I were preg that you can't have that for the first trimester.

Running out of some of the meds. Had to order a bunch more to get me through this week. Hope that I will still need them and will really be pregnant! My clinic says that if I'm pregnant, I have to continue these meds 10 more weeks!

One other thing on my mind..........went to two baby showers this week, looked at two other people's ultrasound pictures of babies, and my niece had a baby. I hope these aren't evil teases and just good signs!!??

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13

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Sat, 03-19-2011 - 8:29pm
I don't think you can take Excedrin because it has caffeine and aspirin in it but my RE says plain Tylenol is okay. Don't throw in the towel yet! I know of lots of ladies who just knew they weren't pregnant and they really were. After my IVF cycles, I got AF about 11-14 days after transfer. I will keep you in my prayers! Sending super sticky embie vibes :)

Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47     

 

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Sat, 03-19-2011 - 10:29pm
What you're feeling is pretty normal. Fortunately you'll know one way or another very soon! There's been a lot of baby dust floating around this board lately, so I have high hopes for you!

You might not get a period without stopping meds. The progesterone may keep it at bay.

Tylenol is generally considered safe throughout pregnancy, so that's a good bet.

Hope your feeling miserable is a good sign! Keep us posted. :)

 


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Sun, 03-20-2011 - 12:14pm
Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in.. After my xfer, I thought for sure AF was on her way, felt crappy, bloated, pain down my legs.. AND, I ended up Preggers.. Hang in there, the wait is hard but you will find out soon enough..

RE suggested Regular strength Tylenol is okay.

Keep the positive thoughts:)

Kristi
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Sun, 03-20-2011 - 12:27pm
I'm sorry you're feeling so awful. Unfortunately, the symptoms associate with meds and early pregnancy are so similar. Either way, as spencer said, you'll have an answer soon. Don't lose hope. I wasn't so sure on our last cycle since I felt like total crap, just like my BFN cycle. Keeping fingers crossed for you.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 9:26am

Hang in there.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 3:25pm

Wishing you lots of stickies!!!

I start my Lupron injections tomorrow and April 13 I have my ultrasound and bloodwork done to see when the eggs will be collected.

Did you have any side effects with the Lupron and patches?

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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 7:25am

Enjoy the skinny luprin needles, because the progesterone ones are bigger and hurt so bad! :(

I had diarrhea with luprin - and nosebleeds - but that's all I noticed, and maybe they didn't relate.

OK BIG NEWS...........today is day 11.............did a home preg test...........it says positive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How confident should I feel????? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blood test is Friday.

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 8:19am
Seeing a positive is always,well, positive. Keeping my fingers crossed for you

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 8:31am
I think that is Great!!! Wishing you loads of sticky vibes for Friday's beta:)

Kristi
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Tue, 03-22-2011 - 11:50am

Awesome!

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