Thursday, May 12, 2011

Good bye Lupron (ok... 1/2 of Lupron)

This is what I did last night. 

I’m trying to fully enjoy my last few days of bachelorette life.  I also watched Glee Prom.  Over all it was a fabulous night for a girl all alone but I’m ready for Blue now.

Last night was my final Lupron only night, I’m looking forward to dropping the dose.  I start stimming today, 150 IU of Follistim and drop my Lupron to .5 cc.

I don’t know why but I’m worried about how to use the stupid follistim pen… It’s been forever since I had my lesson on how to work it and I realize it’s a silly thing to worry about but I’m still worried.  I have an acupuncture appointment today so maybe that will calm me down!

Here are a few questions for you girls who’ve been there and done that. 

  1. I’ve heard that Follistim makes you really feel your ovaries but does it also make you bloat?  Worse than Lupron bloat? 
  2. How long does it take for your ovaries to start hurting?  Will I be miserable already by the time Blue gets home??
  3. If I ice my stomach before the shots can I give them in the same iced area or do I need to give them in completely different spots on my stomach?
  4. Am I a total spaz?

Ok, well now I have to do some work and stop stressing about things I cannot change… much easier said than done.


  1. I've never taken Lupron, but from my experience, you will not need to ice the spots on your stomach from your Follistim pen. I've found belly shots to be pretty easy. My nurse suggested I alternate sides each day [but the injection spot needs to be close (an inch or 2) to your belly button, just a little to the left or right].

    You are going to bloat for sure! But that's just because you are going to be priming up lots of follies for ER!

    And no, you aren't a total spaz :)

  2. It took about 4 days of stimming before I felt my ovaries kick into high gear. Hope it'll go smoothly for you.

  3. ICE WORKS ALL THEY WAY!!! If you ice a large area you can do both around one another. I did one on each side. The past couple days I have been such a baby I have to ice the area for like five mins before a needles comes near me :)