And we know that in all things God works for the good of those that love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Medication Update

So today I did a little bit of venting/whining to some of my family and friends. For some reason my injection sites are really sore this time around. My muscles are aching like I just ran a marathon (okay, I may be exaggerating a little since I've never run a marathon and can imagine that would probably be worse!) But, the point is I'm hurting and it's not fun. On top of that, I'm having terrible headaches. I'm assuming it's from the Lupron shot which I take in the morning because I wake up fine, but by noon it starts to hurt and gets steadily worse all day.

So I complained a little via text message and phone call to some understanding friends and family! (Sometimes a girl just needs to vent!) I felt guilty when I did it because #1) Some of them have done IVF which I know is worse than this! and #2) I would really do anything to have a baby and I did choose to do this!

So, about the time I stopped complaining my phone rang and it was my nurse with my blood test results. My levels went up, but not as much as they had hoped. She explained that they weren't concerned yet and figured I was just slow to get rolling. (This has happened to me every time!) But because we had decided to be more aggressive this time, the blood test meant a change in my medication. I'll now do two injections of the Lupron daily (one in the morning and one at night) and two injections of the HMG everyday (one in the morning and one at night).

That will teach me to complain about 2 shots a day... now I get to do 4!!!

I'm most concerned that the Lupron-induced headaches will be really bad now that I have to take two of them and that the added medication is going to quickly cost us much more money than we had planned. Please pray with us that the medication will start to work quickly and that the side-effects will decrease! Thanks so much!!


  1. Sorry to hear that you are having some challenges. You are often in my thoughts and prayers. I was reading your post tonight and was wondering if you have ever heard of Hypnobabies. I used it with Drew's birth and I didn't use it 100% but it helped with much of the discomfort of pregnancy and my sleeplessness etc. I believe that they have some tracks for infertility, but it may help you deal with the discomfort and headaches. It definitely impacted how positive I was about everything and I still use it when I need to. If you friend them on Facebook, there are a few free tracks so you can check it out. I know Heather Hansen used it and Skye is thinking about it as well. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  2. Will keep praying for you sweetie.. love you, Mamaw