Saturday, March 31, 2012

Estrogen-crazed! - Molly

Progesterone has been added to my repertoire. Three times a day I have to "insert" 100mg of progesterone into, well you can guess where. (and if you are not sure, look at the picture more closely)

So far, so good. My levels are where they want them to be. Transfer is scheduled for Monday at NOON! I will check in at 10:15 am for blood work and then acupuncture. Transfer at 12pm followed by another round of acupuncture.

They will be giving me a Valium so looks like Jason will be driving home.

Side effects? The progesterone hasn't started to bother me yet. I do notice a bit of water weight, but nothing that is too bad. I am sure by the 8th week (fingers crossed!), it will.

The estrogen, well that's another story. I did an estradiol test (blood test for estrogen) on Tuesday. It was supposed to be around 300 and it came in at 94. Yikes, not good. So they called in a prescription for Estrace (estrogen in a pill form). 

Between the patches (still on 4) and now the pills, I'm in rare form. A LOT OF ESTROGEN IS PUMPING THROUGH MY BODY.

Side effects? I thought I was home free, but between yesterday and today, I have been a total B.

I'm just on edge. I can feel it build up inside of me and I don't know why or what it really is. Once it starts, it just keeps building. I don't freak out or anything, but I am edgy, even mean and my poor husband is taking the brunt of it.

I don't know if it's the drugs...or if it's me. I am hoping that it's the drugs and that it passes soon.

Until then......I'm sorry.


Liz said...

It's the drugs. And, it probably doesn't help that this is a stressful situation. I'm sure you aren't being as bad as you think you are. ;)

Hang in there!! Our prayers continue for you and Jason!! We love you guys!!

Stuart said...

Goog luck Molly!! We will be thinking of you and carrying a prayer in our hearts for you and Jason.

Alison said...

Good luck tomorrow. And I know it's probably too late but, for the record, my song choice for you guys is 'Let's Stay Together' by Al Green! Thinking of you.

Olivia Stipe Manke said...

Hugs honey! It's probably a combination of hormones and anxiety about the procedure. You're almost there!