I don’t know why I forget. But every time I take progesterone, I remember that I hate it SO MUCH! I think it’s because I only hate it for a few days, and then I get over it. But a few days after I start taking it, my body freaks out - bad.
I started taking Crinone 8% on Sunday, twice per day. In an FET cycle, the ovaries are pretty much shut down, so they don’t create estrogen or progesterone like they’re supposed to. I’ve been taking estrogen via pills and patches for a couple weeks now, and then I added progesterone. I was fine the first couple days, but last night I was not fine!
I spent from about 3 – 5 am clutching my belly, going back and forth between the bathroom and bed, but not being effective in my bathroom time… I didn’t feel constipated, but I just felt pain and nausea. It hurt so bad – unlike any kind of pain I’ve ever had. Finally about 5 am it subsided a little, and I was able to sleep a little, but only if I was on my stomach in a contorted position and didn’t move. I feel somewhat better today, and I pooped a little after downing a bunch of Metamucil and oatmeal. But I really hope I feel better soon. At least by Friday – the FET Time!!!
I’m so stressed at work. We have a huge deadline of getting some stuff out to the Board of Directors at work for their meeting next week. I told everyone including my bosses that we had to get everything out by the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday). And then my head boss pushed – can’t we send it out on Friday? Um yes, but I won’t be here on Friday to supervise the process of sending it out. So now I have to write detailed lists to people on what exactly to do to get this information to the Board. Yes, I’m a control freak. But this is the Board – it has to be perfect! And do I trust my immediate boss or the guy that works for me to get it right? I don’t know… I wish I was going to be here to do it. And I have a list a mile long of things that need to be done by the time I leave work tomorrow. Oh, and the hubs and I need to move furniture, wash sheets, and clean the house tonight before a friend of ours comes to stay for a week tomorrow. Seriously??? Sometimes it seems like it’s all too much.
Oh yeah, and the hubs told our friend that’s coming that we could go out to dinner with a bunch of people on Saturday night. I had to remind him that I would be on bed rest – sure he could go, but I would be flat on my back. Where have you been, dear hubs? We’ve done this before – no, I can’t just run out and have dinner, silly! Did you forget about all this? Men - ugh!
All I have to say is my body better get used to the progesterone very soon. I will keep drinking the Metamucil and such, and hopefully I won’t have another painful night…