Three days into Lupron and I can definitely tell it's working. I feel downright...menopausal. Reminiscent of the first two IVF cycles and of my symptoms after the abrupt halt of my menstrual cycle caused by ABVD chemotherapy for my Hodgkin's 9 years ago (thankfully temporary - my cycles returned approximately a year after stopping treatment).
Needless to say, I don't have positive associations to hot flashes, night sweats, and the general all-over-achiness I am currently feeling. I spent last night sweating, tossing and turning, waking up poor Will repeatedly.
In my groggy attempt at positive reframing around 3AM, I thought, "Well, at least I know it's not a placebo." That's the best I could come up with in the pre-dawn hours.
This morning, I reflected on my ability to "forget" the harder aspects of IVF. Call it some kind of protective mechanism, I suppose. For me, Lupron is one of the more physically unpleasant parts of the process (that and the dreaded PIO shots). Note to self: I will start to feel better once I start the stims. Another note to self: Take it one day at a time. Stay sane. You can do this.
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