I’m on day 4 of Clomid 100mg and day 2 of Follstim 325 units.
Clomid (2) 50mg tabs every night CD 3-7 – Only 2 more doses
Follistim 325 units every night CD 5-?
I started feeling pinches in my ovaries after a couple doses of Clomid. I was somewhat surprised to feel something so soon. Although, I seem to be pretty sensitive and aware of what’s happening in my ovaries after paying attention to them for so long. lol.
A few of my cycle buddies have seemed concerned that they haven’t felt anything in their ovaries yet — but that’s okay. Everyone is different. Some people are more sensitive than others. I’ve heard of ladies with like 15 follies that didn’t really feel much. I tend to feel it, even if there’s only a couple follies in there.
Yesterday, after 3 doses of Clomid, I began to feel bloated. Especially if I ate or drank too much, it felt like there wasn’t as much room in my lower abdomen.
Last night, after my 4th dose of Clomid and 1st dose of Follistim, I felt dizzy and tired. I still feel really tired today.
I have never injected that much Follistim into my belly at one time. It burned quite a bit, even after a couple minutes had passed. It wasn’t terribly uncomfortable though. No pain, no gain! 🙂
I also feel quite warm. I normally feel pretty warm compared to others, but these meds make me feel like I’m burning up! I had to crack the bedroom window last night, even though it’s below freezing! I’m like a menopausal woman right now.
No mood swings…yet. lol. Not looking forward to those! No headaches yet either – yay!
Other than that, I just feel spacey and out of it. I don’t know how much the meds have to do with that because I’m also just anxious and easily distracted.
I keep playing out different scenarios in my head. I’m trying to think about how things might go. There’s no possible way to know though. Most of my thoughts and scenarios are positive, but occasionally, a bad one slips in.
I’ve been reading books by this author – Jodi Picoult. She is SO good. She wrote My Sister’s Keeper, which was made into a movie. Reading is such a great escape and has helped me shut off my thoughts. I’ve been reading every night before bed and sleeping much better.