I had 16 eggs and my estrogen was below 3,000. I have moderate late onset OHSS and am up in the middle of the night because the pain is so horrible. I weighed 110 pounds on a saturday and 115.4 pound by the next afternoon (Christmas). This is beyond horrible. My belly looks 5 months pregnant. My RE appt is in a few hours, the monday morning after Christmas. I am counting the minutes because this is torture.
From what I have read from your OHSS thread it takes WEEKS to get over this? Were you told of an increased chance of miscarriage with late onset OHSS?
This is what I wrote earlier on a thread I have with the women who all did IVF in dec with me… I will just copy it onto here because I am so sick I can’t write it again…
I don’t even know how to describe my day yesterday (its 12:12 am so it is technically Monday.)
I went from 110 pounds to 115.4, I can’t walk or sit up on my own, it is hard to breathe, I peed myself twice because of the pain, I sent my mom a pic of my abdomen and she cried and told me to get back in bed and not move an inch, the pain is beyond SEVERE & beyond description, I had extreme nausea and I threw up EVERYWHERE (which was SO PAINFUL). I am so surprised my RE didn’t tell me to go to the Emergency Room and I am surprised I didn’t go on my own. I guess because it is Christmas and I feel so guilty for ruining it- which is stupid.
I can’t sleep (obviously I am writing this) - I cant lay on a side because my belly is so big and hurts so much and my back is killing me from being flat on my back for so long.
I started getting symptoms of the OHSS on Thursday- the day my HCG registered and I felt nausea. I was under the impression that OHSS happened right after your ER! NOT EXACTLY! There is early OHSS (Right after the ER) and Late Onset OHSS which happens when you become pregnant and start releasing HCG. From what I read 97% of the time the women with late OHSS are pregnant with multiples which is interesting. It is RARE. From what I have found the chances of getting late OHSS are 2.7% and usually have to be admitted to the hospital. They say that all your fluids in your body and the fluids you drink go to fill your ovaries, around the ovaries and your belly and your kidneys can shut down- your urine will turn “tea colored” which mine was earlier but since returned to normal. It is hard to breathe- YES, I understand this one- the fluids start right below my boobs. You can have blood cots and you can have miscarriage. It happens mostly in women under 30 which is am not and mostly in women with low BMI which I have. Also, some data shows that if you have cysts you may be more likely. OHSS is classified into mild moderate and severe. Late OHSS like I have is almost always severe. I don’t think I have severe- because my urine is back to normal and I can type this to you right now my electrolytes must be okay- but I definitely have moderate.
I will be leaving my house in 5 hours (I have been counting down since yesterday 8 am) for my RE appt and I will tell you what they say. My most important questions: Does having this increase my chances to miscarry and how do we fix me?
I hope there is a medicine I take. At this point I don’t even care if they stick a needle in my belly and drain me. This is horrible.
My sweet DH got me lovely presents and I could barely open them. He cleaned up urine all over me, vomit EVERYWHERE and did everything for Christmas. I love him so much- Thank God I have him.