Sunday, August 14, 2011

Symptom Insanity

OMG! I don't know if I'm going to be able to hold out and not POAS before my beta on Wednesday! This weekend has been unbearable. Please talk me away from the edge!

I have all of the following symptoms:
  • Sore breasts...seriously achy and I have never had sore breasts
  • Constipation! I haven't had any more prune juice since the incident last week when it worked a bit too well and now, well, now I'm having a "hard" time of it.
  • Sleepy. Very sleepy.
  • Cramps galore and increasing every day.
I'm so scared that all of these symptoms are a result of the meds, both the progesterone and the estrace. I particularly think it may be the estrace because I've never taken estrace orally and I know that taking the hormone meds orally can increase the side effects. All the other meds, I've taken during my other IVF cycles and I had no real side effects. I'm only taking one 2mg pill of estrace orally because my estrogen levels were a little bit low on the day of my transfer. The rest of the estrogen is being administered by the Viv.elle patches.

Has anyone taken estrace orally? Did you have any of the same symptoms?

Please, please, convince me that waiting until Wed is the way to go!


Jen said...

I've taken estrace orally and didn't have any major symptoms - maybe this is a very good sign of things to come!? Good luck - wishing you all the best with your beta!

Anonymous said...

I've never taken estrace orally, only vivelle patches. Sounds like RPS to me! I'm no help, because I was a POAS addict & always needed to know one way or the other. Thinking good thoughts for you & keeping everything crossed!!

Brave IVF Girl said...

Hold out. :) I never POAS.

Unfortunately all these meds cause exactly the same symptoms that some pregnancies cause.

I just hate the idea that HPTs aren't very reliable so I hold out to the bloodwork.

FX for you!

Kelli said...

I take estradiol orally and this time I don't seem to have any boob soreness at all...last time I was quite booby and very sore. I hope you can hold off til Wednesday...I was so torn last time on what to do...peace with your decision!!

sienna said...

Never been on estrace, so can't help with that but I have to think that sore boobies when you've never had them during the 2ww before has to be w good sign! Your between sounds like it is on the early side? IF so, don't poas and make yourself nuts pls. But if it's not an early beta, not as big a deal. Have you peed on a stick in your other cycles? I say the direct l opposite of what you've done before! Xoxo.

TurtleMama said...

Wed is not that far away - You can do it! It's just torture not to know. . . I think cramping a really good sign that something is going on in there! Good luck!

Jem said...

Isn't it crazy-making that these very meds make us have PG symptoms? Take care of yourself. Wed is right around the corner. You'll know soon enough. I'm like you in that I want to POAS, but won't.