Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I got my period yesterday (4-1/2 days after stopping the PIO injections). I was nervous it would be a more "difficult" period, and this has turned out to be true.
And, since I am talking about a period, I should add a TMI warning here for any sensitive readers. :)
It started the night before the period arrived. I woke up about 2 hours after going to sleep covered in sweat. Completely and literally covered - so gross. I had to get up and change pajamas because they were wet. I have read about people having night sweats on clomid, but this is so bizarre because it was 12 days after my last stim injections, 4 days after my last PIO injection and estrogen patch, and I obviously haven't been on clomid for awhile. I have NEVER had a side effect from any of this until now. I have read that the drugs can stay in your system up to 6 weeks, so I guess I have to attribute it to the crazy IVF drugs.
On the day of the period's arrival, I felt my emotions dip, rise, and swirl uncontrollably. This day was just plain sad....sad that I was not pregnant, sad that I may never be pregnant, and sad in that general sort of way that just comes with a sad day. Hormones - ugh.
The period itself has been rather heavy. Last night my sleep was interrupted yet again by a full on period accident. No, I am not in Jr. High - I am just having my post-IVF period, thank you very much. So I missed sleep again to change my pajamas and clean up.
Good news: I think the worst is over, and I should be able to sleep well tonight.
Posted by Hillary at 3:36 PM