This is my first time posting here, and I was hoping to get some insight on what I’m experiencing during my first IVF cycle…
I had 17 eggs retrieved Thurs, 9 embryos fertilized. My day 3 ET got pushed to day 5 (today) since my embyros looked so good (I have 8 blastocysts now, will be implanting 1). I’ve been pumping well over 100 oz of water and Gatorade.
My RE says I am overstimulated, as my ovaries are still big, however I’m stabilizing and have been cleared for ET. I feel like my symptoms have not been entirely that of OHSS, from what I read as normal after ER. My bloating has gone down, and really the worst I feel is constipation and a sore behind from progesterone shots! HOWEVER, last night was very uncomfortable for me. Between muscle pain from the shots and discomfort in my ovaries… I felt a short sharp pain in my ovaries as I tossed and turned in bed- as if I was twisting the wrong way. This morning, I was back to normal. Still needing to take it easy, but all in all feeling good.
I really believe my constipation is the culprit for last night, not OHSS (it’s now been 5 days and counting!). I’m feeling conflicted about today’s ET- I don’t want to make a stupid decision and make myself feel worse if prego, but also (as we all are) would be devastated to cancel today.
Sorry this is lengthy, but any insight/advice would be greatly appreciated! I’m very last minute posting this before I need to make a decision!