I woke up this morning in a pool of sweat. My shirt was completely soaked, not a dry spot on it at all. My hair felt like I had just gotten out of the shower. My nausea was finally gone, but the headache was still faint. Gonal…
Rewind back to Thursday, at my appointment that talked about the “F” word. Dr. Silverberg gave me the OK to start Gonal F, the “stim” med. This med should give me lots of eggs…hopefully! 🙂 Gonal is given via injection, through a fancy little pen. This was also the most expensive of all of my meds, I think five pens cost me a little over $1000. Total cost of meds for me was $3000, everyone is different though. One lady spent $10,000 on meds alone. Yikes!
Since starting the Gonal I have been very tired, the sweats have increased, and I pretty much have a constant headache. After I give myself the injection, I have been having some nausea as well. Nothing I can’t handle. THIS IS ALL WORTH IT. I have to give myself the injection at 8:15 every night.
Last night my husband wanted to a date night, him, my son, and myself. We went to a really cool Japanese restaurant for my last feast of sushi until after baby. 🙂 Well, because of the time, I had to bring my cooler with the medicine just like my airport adventure. 8:15 came along and off to the bathroom I went. Tiny little stall, I had to make it happen. I started sweating of course, it doesn’t take much these days, and then the process began. After it was all said and done I told my husband, dinners must be done and over with before shot time so I can be home to do this LOL. Not only was it uncomfortable to do in a bathroom stall but I became very nauseous. It was awful. By the time we got done eating I was exhausted and almost to the point of throwing up my awesome sushi dinner.
We finally got home and the feeling was so much worse. I googled side effects of Gonal and nausea is definitely one of them. I will stock up on Ginger Ale. So yea, this morning, sweat pool. So gross. So when my alarm went off for me to go take my Lupron shot, I jumped in the shower straight after. Best shower ever!
As I said, it will all be worth it. I am not complaining (at all), just telling of my experience. I will take headaches, nausea, sweating, anything thrown at me to have a successful outcome, a healthy baby. 🙂
Dr. Silverberg will start seeing me every 2-3 days now to do an ultrasound, I go back tomorrow. I will also get my blood drawn before every appointment to check my estrogen levels. He estimates I will be on Gonal around nine days from when I started (last Thurs). As I said before, he also estimates that between April 5-8th we will do retrieval. I. Am. So. Excited.