Lauren- how are things going? Did you get everything straightened out with the doctor and nurse? Oh and on the PIO shots, so I have a needle phobia....I know, a great thing to have while going through IVF. Anyways, I've been using the numbing cream for ALL my shots, but it is awesome for the butt shots. Everyone does it differently, but if you are interested in more info, just let me know. it's called EMLA cream and you can only get it with a script, it's not expensive and it's TOTALLY worth not having to feel the shots. I combine the cream with some ice(the last 15 mins of the cream being on my butt) and I typically don't feel anything. I still stress out before each shot, but that's just my phobia talking....so I can honestly say that they aren't a big deal, BUT only because I use the numbing cream
Zdia- I never got OHSS, but the girls that did talked about drinking gateraide(not sure why I can't spell it....maybe because I don't drink it so I can't remember how to spell it) and chips..... and one of the girls talked about a super yummy smoothy you can make with pineapple, mint, water and ice.....I think that was all that was in it. Good luck with this cycle. Is the doctor changing your dosages or your meds?
Pocos- you still out there? Can you share your pineapple yummy stuff recipe with us again?
Christy- So I don't know about you, but I'm super mad that I didn't win the powerball thingy. I don't ever play, but my hubby is religious about buying tickets. He doesn't buy many, but does buy. I was dreaming of paying off all of our debt, quitting work and starting another cycle quickly....oh well, my dream bubble was popped. I'm assuming you didn't win either unless you drove to Ohio or Arizona to get your ticket....I think those were the 2 states, right?
Leora- how are things looking with your cycle this round?
AFM- Well, I finally broke down and went to my regular doctor today and he put me on antidepressants. I'm hoping that will help get me out of the funk that I am in. We shall see. I sent my IVF nurse an email late today, so hopefully I'll hear back from her on Monday to figure out when we can start the next cycle...trying to figure out when we would have to pay for it will make a difference if we start with my period in December or Jan, but I'm pretty sure at the latest, we will start the cycle with the BCP with my period in late Jan. I have been enjoying my acupuncture and am hoping that it is making a difference. Sorry if I missed anyone.....