Tonight will be my 3rd dose of Femara. I haven’t felt any side effects yet, other than hot flashes. I’ve had to sleep with the bedroom window cracked, even though it seems like Winter is re-visiting us right now. LOL. Poor hubby freezes at night. My first dose of Follistim was supposed to be TONIGHT, but I mixed up my days and took a dose last night! OOPS! LOL. I’m sure it will be fine though…maybe it’ll help my follies kick into gear a little better. 🙂
I am NOT liking my steroids (Dexamethasone)! They give me the munchies SO badly. I try to fill up on water and healthy food, but I keep craving carbs and junk! This is not good. I have to be careful what I eat, due to my poor egg quality (and overall health, of course). I can’t stop craving Nutter Butter wafer cookies. OoohhEmmmGeee…they are SO delicious! 🙂 At least they have peanut butter in them, right?! LOL. I’m trying my best, but man, I’m not getting on a scale anytime soon. The Dex also makes me retain water and look bloated. The other issue I have is that it makes me feel kind of hyper and speedy. I’ve been taking it early in the day, otherwise I have difficulty sleeping (which I’m still having some trouble anyway).
Other than that, I’m feeling good! I really can’t complain because I’ll do whatever it takes! I *think* I’m starting to feel a little activity in my ovaries now. I keep hearing that people don’t produce as many follicles on Femara, so that makes me nervous. I’m hoping for more than just a couple because my eggies are not in the best shape — so I need all the chances I can get to catch my “golden egg”. I’ve done IUI before with 2-5 follies and didn’t get pregnant or had a chemical pregnancy. Hopefully with the Follistim/Femara combo, we’ll see some decent follies on Tuesday (CD 9). And hopefully they are good quality. Fingers crossed!!
Please go visit my friend, Aub @ The Deep Silence of a Long Suffering Heart. She just recently did IVF and got her BFP, but has been bleeding badly. Her betas and pee sticks seem to be progressing, but she could use some prayers and support during this stressful time of not knowing what will happen. *Sticky vibes*