Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lesson Learned

Whew, so while I'm pretty good at being just an infert, I am soooooooo green when it comes to this IVF thing. This is a whole new ball of wax.

I've mixed Menopur and the Follistim was a breeze (thanks to 2 prior IUI inject cycles!). You'd think something as easy as taking an antibiotic would be easy, right? Uh, no, that was the bad part of yesterday.

Yesterday I took the med with no food (per the bottle's instructions). That was a BIG mistake. I was sick for over 3 hours - and that's AFTER I'd eaten breakfast. I was pretty useless the first half of the day. Thank goodness I work for myself.

I took the antibiotic after dinner last night and it didn't effect me at all. I did not make the same mistake this morning and we're all good.

I am certain this is not my last misstep, but my nurse told me that the only thing I HAVE to get right is the hCG shot.

I'm totally pulling a Little Engine That Could - I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.


  1. I had the same problem with the antibiotic. I hope it doesn't make you sick again.

    I used a cheapie HPT the morning after I triggered to make sure it worked, because I was worried about that too.

    Good luck! I hope you're growing lots of follicles!

  2. I had the same issue when I took my antibiotic before my HSG. Hopefully this will be your one and only mishap!

  3. YOU CAN, YOU CAN!!!! I guess we all have to live and learn, the certainly didn't teach us this stuff in health class!

  4. I believe that I did the same thing last year with my antibiotic and I was incredibly sick to my stomach. So glad you remembered to take it with dinner this time around ... and in the grand scheme of IVF mishaps, it's a relatively small one. At least it wasn't a medicine mishap with the mixing :)

  5. sorry for the sickly morning! Glad you figured it out and are feeling better, though! You can do this!!!