I'll be starting off with 150IU of Menopur and 150IU of Gonal-F, plus 5 units of Lupron. I was really nervous about this injection because A) I have to mix it myself and B) the needle is a tiny bit bigger than the Lupron needle. I stressed way more than I needed to about the mixing part. It's really easy, but I just can't help freaking out that I'm missing a step or miscounting or something so I have to quadruple check everything. Then as soon as the injection is done I start doubting myself.
Anyway, I think that I did okay. Injecting the needle was pretty painless and I didn't really have too much burning with the solution injection, but it was definitely weird. I didn't really care for the pressure of the medicine going in so it was kind of a mental battle to force myself to keep going. I'm sure it will be easier next time. Hopefully. Puppy snuggles make everything better afterwards anyway.
|I have the sweetest nurses in the world.|
I'd also like to say that I'm really grateful for all of the advice and support I've received so far. This whole process has been really nerve-racking for me, but it's been really helpful to have so many people willing to share their experiences and well-wishes. Thank you all!
IVF #1 Progress Report
Status: Stimulation Phase!!
Lupron: 5 units
Stims: Menopur and Gonal-F (150 IU each)
Other: Doxycycline (yuck)
Side Effects: Bad headaches since stopping BCPs. Eating seems to help.