Monday, September 19, 2011

Breakdown #1

I've been on Lupron for 8 days.  The first 5 days were a breeze- the occasional hot flash, but nothing serious.  Life on Lupron was G-O-O-D good.

Last night, I got a headache.  By 7am, it had escalated to a full-blown, light-sensitive, vomit-inducing migraine.  Thank God I don't have to work tonight, because today was spent alternating between crying, throwing up and reciting all of my vital info to myself-  I was sure I had developed a head bleed from all of the aforementioned vomiting.  Any moment, I might have forgotten my social security number and would need to wake up the hubs to take me to the hospital.  As of 10pm tonight, I still know who I am and have a post-migraine hangover.  I have survived Breakdown #1 of this IVF cycle.  It was a doozy.

I guess this is what I get for feeling all smug about escaping the "major" Lupron side effects, huh?  Paul, in his infinite wisdom, had a fabulous suggestion.  Instead of being negative about feeling like complete shit, I should view this a "cool experiment on what different drugs do to my body".  God bless him- I know he was trying to help improve my frame of mind, but that probably wasn't the best way to do it.  You've got to give him credit, though.  He was trying to help, and I know that I'm incredibly blessed to have such a supportive, caring husband.

I just keep repeating my mantra:  This will all be worth it!

***We're going to Houston for suppression check on Thursday.  Please keep your fingers and toes crossed for no cysts and sleepy ovaries!***


  1. I've got everything I can cross, crossed for you! Yeah, migraines are never on my must do list. It sounds absolutely, positively horrible. Yuck! But, as you said, it will be worth it!

  2. Oh you poor thing. How horrible for you, but it will all be worth it in the end and all this will become a distant memory.
    Take care
    Gill xx

  3. So sorry about the horrible headache, my fingers are crossed and my positive wishes are being sent your way.