Im waiting to hear my bloodwork to check estrogen levels to make sure I stay on the same dose of the Gonal-F. I started cetrotide, which as they said, burrrrrrrrrrns for 30 mins after. Holy cannelloni. But I have done all the shots myself, and honestly they do not hurt at all. The bloodwork/ultrasound hurts more.
So I should explain what these two drugs are doing. The Gonal-F is pure FSH (follicle-stimulating-hormone) and it does what it says- stimulates the super production of follicles that make eggs. The Cetrotide is to prevent premature ovulation. The goal is to mass produce several follicles & mature eggs but NOT to ovulate- to retrieve them at the clinic. So I do the Cetrotide in the morning, and the Gonal-F at night.
The nurse said today looked so much better than 2 days ago and I could be ready as soon as Sunday to trigger. Once you are given a trigger, within 24 hours we can do the egg retrieval. For now I am doing acupuncture, massage and drinking LOTS OF WATER to help with preventing severe OHSS.
Positive vibes. Now to rest, drink water & relax with mike. Happy Halloween!