blood work Cetrocide estrogren Gonal-F infertility injections IVF IVF prep IVF/ICSI IVF#1 Menopur ttc ultrasound

IVF CD6- Protocol Adjustment, Bloat, and the Itch of Cetrocide?

Well, today has been a really long day.  I started it with my 8AM blood work and ultrasound.  The doctor was pleased that my uterus looked “gorgeous” and my follies were “beautiful”.  They grew quite a bit last night.

Another visit to the office!

My left ovary produced 13.1, 11.7, 13.0, and 11.7 mm follicles.  My right ovary produced 12.5, 12.8, 13.3, and 12.8 mm follicles.  The follicles weren’t the only thing growing.  My estrogen count is now 1152 up from 724 yesterday.  The technician confirmed that I will now be visiting the doctor’s office every day.  Tomorrow’s appointment will be at 7AM.

So, let’s talk about symptoms.  Well, the headache still comes and goes, but it is nothing major.  The big one is the bloating.  Oh my goodness!  I feel like a whale out here.  Everything is sluggish and nothing wants to move.  But that’s okay.  As long as it means things are growing, I’ll keep my complaints to a minimum.  I drank a bunch of Gatorade and water today and that didn’t really seem to help too much.  But our lovely #ttcsisters have suggested coconut water, so I’ll see if I can locate some fresh tomorrow.

I do have one new symptom.  Tonight, I took my cetrotide after the upped dose of Menopur.  Almost immediately after I took it, I started itching at the injection site.  I mean really itching.  A few minutes later I saw a red rash around the area.  It calmed down as long as I didn’t put any pressure on it, but it was a good ten minutes that it was there.  Anyone else experience this?

Speaking of cetrotide, I am having a harder go of it.  Not because of the injection, but because of the reconstitution of it.  I always seem to run into some trouble mixing it.  I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it soon, but man!

Other than that, I am a bit tired today, so I’ll call it until tomorrow.  Have a great evening and I will talk to you again tomorrow, God willing.

Stims Day 5

  • Gonal F- 112.50 iu
  • Menopur- 75 iu
  • Cetrotide- 25iu (1 vial)
Stims Day 5 Side Effects/Symptoms

  • Slight headache that may or may not be related to the injectables (or estrogen)
  • On again/off again cramping in my abdomen
  • Mood swings
  • Medium Bloating
  • Itching/Rash at the injection site
Stims Day 5 New Developments
  • Estrogen levels have increased to 1,152
  • Gonal F injections reduced by 37.5 iu
  • Second dosage of Cetrocide taken


Next Appointment
  • Blood work and Ultrasound-IVF CD7

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.