Follistim....side effects???
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Lupusgal68 - March 5

Good Morning Everyone,

Well last night I gave myself my first injection of Follistim to stimulate egg production. I was wondering if anyone had been on this drug and how you reacted to it.

ABout one hour after the injection I started feeling very gasy. I went to sleep and woke up this morning (3:30am) very sick to my stomach, constipation followed by diarrhea, and felt some what short of breath.

After an hour or so of being up and sipping on some ginger ale I felt a bit better. Just praying I am not having a bad reaction to this med as I do not want to have to stop it. :(

It was only one dose of 150ui I can't imagine you can come down with Ovarian Overstimulation Syndrome that quickly???
I am also on Lovenox due to Lupus and clotting issues and I am already dealing with some pluerisy and pericarditis and I fear this will worsen when I read the leaflet. AM I over thinking?

Feeling kind of anxious.

Thanks
Pam

 

Lupusgal68 - March 5

I made a mistake... I am taking 300 twice daily. Is this an unusually high amount? I will doing this until Saturday. THis would mean that I felt that ill during the night only at 150 because I gave myself the wrong dose.

Thanks
Pam

 

bp72 - March 12

Now that you mention it, I have been a little gassy too---not really tooting but bloating and feeling tight in the belly if that makes sense. I didn't relate it to the Lupron. On day 1 and 2 of taking Lupron, I was extremely moody and impatient. Then the day I got AF, I had the worst headache ever. I wanted to vomit and the room was spinning. I had to sleep for 3 hours in the afternoon just make it through. I ended up getting AF that evening, and the IVF nurse told me it's b/c I have no estrogen in my system and once I start stims, I would feel better. She was right. That Lupron is some nasty stuff especially in the beginning.

 

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