Today I went in for my baseline scan and blood work. They make the IVF patients come in between 7:15 and 7:30! I think for all the money we are paying we should be able to come in whenever the hell we want! At any rate, although I am not a morning person- must get over that if want baby- it went ok.
I was a little dissapointed that my antral follicle count was 6 on one side and 4 on the other for a grand total of 10. I thought it "should" be much higher than that, according to Dr. Google, but the u/s tech assured me that was just peachy. Lining was at around 4, which I understand is good for beginning of stims. The nurse called in the afternoon to tell me bloodwork looked good, so I was all clear to start stims tonight.
All went well with the exception of a lovely reaction to the Menopur. Follistim I have done before, no prob, easy. The Lupron has also been a piece of cake. Menopur, on the other hand, not good. It stung going in much more than the Follistim and later was itching like crazy. I looked at the injection site (on the stomach) and it was red as HELL and all welted up in a nasty way. Of course, the hubby got me all concerned I was having a bad allergic reaction and convinced me to call the "emergency" cell phone number to the IVF nurse. It's available until 10:00 p.m. but I still felt bad calling at 9:00 on a Friday night!
At any rate, if anyone needs to know- that is apparently a very common reaction to Menopur. She said some batches do that more than others and to try it in the leg tomorrow. If it still welts up, then I am to ice the area both before and after the injection. So, if this happens to anyone, you are likely NOT going into anaphylactic shock, it's just a normal reaction to the crap you are paying tons of money to shoot up with. Lovely, eh? :-)