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    Cadence, I'd meet with your FS again before stopping anything, but also definitely let them know how you're feeling with it all.

    FSH is something that we produce anyway but higher doses can make PMT symptoms worse, so it could be that it is making you feel depressed.

    Definitely go and see your doctor hun,



    Good luck
    S X

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    Thanks Sue,
    I did speak to my FS last week and told her how I was feeling. She doesn't want me to stop as she feels that we are close and if I stop now then the last three weeks will have been for nothing, however I did say to her that if nothing happens this cycle then I might take a month off the medication as I feel that I need to get myself feeling 'normal' before complicating things with a pregnancy. I have an IVF appointment in March as that would be our next step but am just feeling worried about it all.
    I appreciate your comments and thoughts!

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    No problems Cadence.

    It's a nightmare hey? Not only do we have IF to deal with but the side effects of these "helpful" medications.

    I am doing acupuncture along with this and am finding it amazingly helpful for my mind and body.

    Have you thought of that?

    S X

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    I'll second that about seeing your FS before changing anything in your treatment... (Sorry - didn't realise you'd seen her already!)
    In regards to dealing with it - I guess I try and look at it as having a purpose... Like they say with labour pain - can be easier to process if you constantly remind yourself that it's pain with a purpose. I constantly remind myself that things AREN'T as bad as they seem, I know it's the hormones, and it'll ease up when I come off them - and it's for a REALLY good cause - a beautiful baby at the end of it all!!
    Sometimes it also helps to think of it as practice for being a horribly hormonal pregnant woman! I get the opportunity now to try out strategies of coping so that when it happens for real later hopefully I'll be able to get more of a handle on it
    Hope that helps you somewhat.

    Keep in mind as well that the IVF drugs are more hardcore and likely to play even more havoc with your emotions! Maybe the practice in dealing now is a blessing in disguise??

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    Thanks girls,
    I really appreciate that! It's true I know that it will all be worth it in the end and I am trying lots of relaxation techniques. I did have acupuncture in Dec and ended up bruised and sore so have been put off a bit. I also had to travel pretty far in traffic to get there so it made it so stressful so may look into somewhere closer to home.

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    Just remembering you're not alone can help too I had a lump in my throat watching Captain Planet cartoons over my brother's shoulder a couple of days ago - I mean - CAPTAIN PLANET come ON are you SERIOUS!!!!

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    Thanks Shades,
    You have put a smile on my face- CAPTAIN PLANET, hehehe!
    I nearly lost it the other day at the bakery just because I couldn't decide whether I wanted seeds on my bread or not-lol.
    It really helps to know that I am not alone, it is easier to cope with if I can put how I am feeling down to the medication that way I know that one day I will be able to stop the medication and start to feel better!

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    Hi Cadence, so sorry to hear that you're finding things tough. The drug information sheet does not actually mention anxiety and depression that I can see but this doesn't mean that the drug can't be causing it. Your hormones must be all over the place and just think how bad some people feel with PMS!

    I wouldn't underestimate the effect of the whole process on your emotions though and this would make you much more susceptible to mood changes. All those feelings that we have, will it work, won't it work, what if it doesn't, is it my fault etc etc can be very damaging to us. Also, 20 days of injections would get to anyone!! Have you looked into having counselling through this process?? Most FS can recommend a few places that specialise in fertility issues, or go to your GP and enquire- I think medicare gives rebate on 10 sessions or something like that, or if you work some workplaces give a free confidential service (I get 6 free sessions a year should I need it- I[ve been to 1 and it was really helpful). It might give you strategies to cope and help you deal with the emotions that the drugs are giving you.

    Of course it's up to you, and you will know yourself and what's best for you, but if it were me I would give counselling a go before throwing in the towel.

    I really hope that things work out for you! I know what depression feels like so can empathise. Good luck. Maybe you should go for a long walk in a beautiful place, by the beach, in a park, that always really helps with me!

    LS x

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    Thanks LS,
    I might speak to the FS about the counselling thing. Have been pretty good about getting out bike riding, walking in the sunshine and you are right it does help.
    It has made me feel a lot better today knowing that there are people who understand and have experienced similar things. Thanks for youe thoughts and comments, much appreciated!

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    Hi girls,

    This is my first time on a forum so sorry I am not familiar with most of the abbreviations.

    My background: I don't ovulate so going down the path of OI before IVF. I have been through 4 cycles of clomid with no response what so ever. But had terrible emotional side effects. Horrible stuff!

    1st cycle of puregon with pregnyl triger produced 2 eggs that were released. But to no evail

    2nd cycle produced about 6 so had to abandon the cycle

    This is now my third cycle and had trigger shot Saturday 24th and hopefully ovulated morning of 26th. Pregnal support shots on 29th, 1st and tomorrow (4th Feb).

    I have been naughty and doing lots of HPT's. I am geting a really faint 2nd line but realise this could be the pregnyl?? (also it is only 8 days after ovulation I guess) Does anyone know when I could do a HPT and get a reliable result??? I just cant wait

    I am also getting quite bad pain behind my left hip and it hurts to walk and sit. The FS said this was quite normal. Has anyone else experienced similar??

    Thanks and goodluck everyone

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    Hi Noodles
    Welcome to BB!
    Anything is possible! In general a 10,000 iu trigger shot of pregnyl would take about 10 days until you were clear to test (which by your dates would be today), but it may still be around.

    I know it is hard but pregnyl can cause false positives and you will probably have to wait until your blood test or when your clinic says to POAS.
    Sorry but I don't know about the pain you are experiencing.

    I hope this round gives you the BFP you so want.
    xx

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    Hey Noodles,
    I've been told at my clinic not to POAS following the pregnyl at all and to wait for the blood tests.

    I've not had my trigger yet though with the IUI so it is easy for me to say. I'm sure I'll be desperate to see if I am pg.

    Sit tight though babe, only a few more days to wait!!
    S X

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    Hi noodles!

    We have lost of similarities! We are same age, no response with clomid and now trying FSH and pregnyl. Do you have PCOS? I had trigger on 22nd and had my last pregnyl boost today with BT on Monday 9th. I got lots of ovary pain but not really in my hip. I phoned the clinic and they said that it was probably just swollen ovaries.

    I've been reading lots about POAS and it seems that it's generally not recommended as it can give false hope. Even a small 1500 dose can stay in your system for 4-5 days so generally your blood test is more reliable. It's hard not to do it though. I did one yesterday just to check if I was doing the pregnyl injections properly really and it came up faint positive (2 days post 1500 dose). I think I'll try and not do another until my BT.

    Getting lots of period type pain now and PMS symtoms ? drugs? cos it hasn't worked?

    Anyway, good luck!!!

    LS x

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    hi there, it's a while since the last post so just wondering if any of you girls are still watching this thread....

    i took my first puregon injection today for our first IUI cycle and am interested in what you've all been saying about it, and also in having someone to share this path with as my usual forum in births.com.au all talk about clomid but noone seems to be on puregon...

    let me know if you're still on the thread!

    cheers
    Kirsten

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    hi kirsten

    there are a couple of threads around about trying to conceive using assisted conception - one is devoted to TTC with IUI - i'd jump in there - all the ladies in there are currently actively TTC using IUI - it's great to share with people that get it! it can be a long journey, but some of us have had success that makes it all worth it!

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    Hi Kirsten,

    Good luck with your puregon journey!! As for me it works out wondefully- I was extremely lucky!! I started off at 50u with no effect then went to 50u alternating with 75u which worked and they saw one good follie on US and a few smaller ones. We had timed intercourse (3 nights in a row) with the trigger injecton in the middle and then I had 4 pregnyl injections over the next 2 weeks. The long and the short of it was that it worked!!! I am now nearly 7 weeks pregnant with 1 baby. I really hope that you are as lucky but I know that for some people it can take a few cycles so don;t lose hope if it doesn't work first time. Emotionally the journey was MUCH harder than I expected - I was a complete wreck by the end of it, and I was getting lots of strange pains and wierd feelings- all normal apparently. Also I was completely sick of the injections by the end of it- but of course now it all seems worth it!

    I really really hope that you are successful with this treatment!

    LS x

    ps Briggseys' girl if you see this thanks for your words of encouragement! Your story gave me lots of hope that this would work for me.

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    Red face did anyone get pregnant afther be on puregon and clomid

    hi my name is meme i am trying to get pregnant more then 2 years now i know i have some problems the dr put me on clomid plus puregon and metfformin i just finish my 6 injection of puregon now i need to wait 2 weeks to know if i am pregnant i am so nervous did anyone have good results

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