Feb 25 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 6 (Add Cetrotide)

The day started off for me waking up to a phone call from the RE.  Jess was on her way to work, and I was still sleeping.  Now the first thing you think of when the doc is calling that early in the morning on a day your not even scheduled to go there, is that something must be wrong.  Fortunately for Jess the nice doc was just calling to tell her that she should could come in today instead of tomorrow because of the snowicanes impending doom!!  Unfortunately for me, I was unable to get my beauty sleep (believe me I need it!!)!  My little sidekick Keena thinks that when the phone rings, it’s time to get up!!  That is her alarm clock!!  Oh well, I guess I’ll live!!  It definitely makes it a hell of a lot easier now that we don’t have to try and trek out tomorrow morning in all the snow.  Enough about me, let’s move on to Jess.

Jess had to leave work early to get to the docs office today for her unscheduled surprise blood test and ultrasound.  Isn’t she lucky, she got to do it 2 days in a row!!  It’s kind of like practice for when they make her come everyday.  That should be coming soon!  We won’t be able to get any results from the blood work until tomorrow, and the ultrasound showed the same follicles as yesterday, but a whole lot more small ones!! (Grow Follies, Grow!!!)  The doc said to continue her meds the same with the addition of the extra Cetrotide shot tonight, and that they would call tomorrow with the blood test results.  Unfortunately for Jess, the addition of the Cetrotide, means the addition of another subcutaneous shot. 😥

As for symptoms, Jess began getting the migraines again, like she did last cycle. In fact on the exact same cycle calendar day.  It was pretty bad for her today.  When she got home from the docs office, she took a long nap.  When she woke up, she felt a little better but it was still lingering in the back of her head.  The doc prescribed her some pain meds, so hopefully I can get out tomorrow and get them filled.  I’m not quite sure how much snow we are going to get, so I don’t know when or if I will be able to get out.  It’s looking like around a foot, so if that’s the case, I will be able to get out, but not till afternoon.  The (2) shots tonight, were a bit worse than normal.  Jess had a little more pain than normal, and some itching that she never had before.  It could be the addition of the Cetrotide, but who knows.  It’s been almost a year since the last cycle, so I don’t remember everything.  Let’s just hope that this is the worst of the worst!!  If it is, I know she can handle it, she is a trooper!!  Plus, it will be well worth it in the end!!

Today’s Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur(2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (300Units), Add Cetrotide shot as well (.25mg).  Kenny  200mg  of doxycycline (ouchy on my tummy :-()

Feb 24 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 5 (We Got Some Follies!!)

After a terrible night last night for Jess, she had to get up at the butt crack of dawn and head back over to the docs office.  Today was her CD5 blood test and ever so exciting/wonderful ultrasound.  (Yep she didn’t get away without one this time!).  The headaches seem to be leveling out, and she’s still getting some hot and cold flashes.  The most uncomfortable thing has become the bloating!  She is completely full all the time!  Otherwise today is the best she’s felt since the injections have begun.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this continues!!

Her ultrasound results were– Endometrial Lining at 4.2, 2 measurable follicles on right side 10 and 9, and 1 measurable on the left side 8.  Blood Test results – E2 level 224.  They want her continue the same meds today and tomorrow, but add the Cetrotide shot tomorrow.  The Cetrotide shot is to prevent ovulation.

Today’s Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur(2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (300Units).  Kenny  200mg  of doxycycline 🙁

Feb 23 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 4

Today was Jess’ first day this cycle to do her injections alone.  I am at work and wont be home until tomorrow morning.  From what I could get over the phone, she was having the normal headaches, hot and cold spells, and tummy aches.  Today’s new symptom is uncontrollable emotions.  This is the symptom I don’t like, especially when I’m not there to get her through it.  We both went to bed early.  She has her first ultrasound for this cycle (after starting stimulation meds) tomorrow morning.  Let’s hope for a bunch good measurable follicles!!

Today’s Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur(2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (300Units).  Kenny  200mg  of doxycycline

Feb 22 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 3

This morning was Jess’ first Doc visit after starting the injections.  She had a blood test only.  No ultrasound today (Woo Hoo for that!!).  Her E2 level was 91.  They want her to continue on the current amount meds she has been taking for the next 2 days.  They will adjust them in necessary following Wednesdays appointment.  Last cycle her Day 3 E2 level was 134.  I’m guessing that reduction of Follistim in this cycle from 375 to 300 is the cause of the lower number.  Her last cycle resulted in OHSS, so this is why they have lowered the Follistim dose.  As for her physically, a little bit of tummy pain at the injection site, and the terrible headaches have started again.  The usual hot and cold flashes are back as well.

Today’s Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur(2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (300Units).  Kenny  200mg of stomach splitting doxycycline!!!!!!

Feb 21 2010

Stimulation Meds – Day 2

To start out I would like to welcome anyone here from ICLW!!  You came here right at the perfect time!!  Please forgive these boring posts (that I’m spewing out everyday).  Especially the three I shot out today, which according to the date of this post, is actually tomorrow.  That would make today, yesterday or, vice -versa.  Now that the confusion is cleared up, the reason I’m dumping a bunch of posts on you at once, is because I fell a little behind in writing when we got started with the stimulation meds. 

Anyway, we are currently involved in a cycle, and I like to try to document everything.  Yep, that means annoying, daily posts, that only provide information.  I’ll try and throw some emotions and humor in every once in a while, but I’m not promising anything!!  So lets get to the meat and potatoes for today!!

Jess decided to do her injection tonight a little earlier than last night.  I think the same thing happened last cycle.  The meds are making her have some trouble sleeping.  The last cycle, we pushed them 15 minutes earlier each day until she felt comfortable when she went to bed.  Nothing else ground breaking to report, some hot and cold flashes, injection site pain, etc…  Jess is again taking it like a champ.  She does her shots and gets right back to doing what she was doing.  For me, on the other hand, I am a big baby.  I don’t have to inject myself with anything with any adverse reactions, I only have to take my doxycycline and then complain about how it upsets my stomach.  I want sympathy too!!!  😉

Today’s Meds – Jess’ Injections – Menopur(2 vials and 1/2 cc diluent) and Follistim (300Units).  Kenny  200mg of stomach splitting doxycycline!!!!!! 🙁