PCOS and OHSS
Ive started fertility treatment and am getting ready to start my injections on the 7th…The nurse talked to me about OHSS for PCOS sufferers and now this has got me really worried now. Has anyone had any experience of this?? please try and put my mind to rest lol xxx[/quote]
Chelle- I recently had my ER on Friday and I too, have PCOS. However, both my RE and Nurse told me that although they retrieved “a lot” of eggs (33), they weren’t too concerned with me developing OHSS.
I’ve been closely monitoring my symptoms… the bloating is DEFINITELY uncomfortable but I’ve been following their advice of drinking lots of fluids (waters & coconut water is what I prefer), eating protein, and applying a heating pad whenever I’m off my feet. Also, for the first two days, I took Tylenol to really calm the cramping.
Ooh… Some advice… weigh yourself the morning of the ER and then weigh yourself every day after. I was basically told that gaining a couple of pounds is normal but if I gain more than 5lbs in two days and my clothes don’t fit, then call their offices.
Honestly… I can best describe it as indigestion that occurs after a REALLY large meal. Since all of the meds, stims, and anesthesia have the tendency to get patients constipated, the feeling is culminated by feeling like you have really bad gas blockage!
Don’t screw yourself into the wall though… Stay calm… Stay vigilant of your symptoms and if you have ANY concerns at all about how “severe” things should get, call the doctor! Discomfort is expected… Pain, not so much!