I know I’m preaching to the choir on this one, but I SERIOUSLY hate the progesterone injections. I am pretty sure they are the worst part of this process so far. Yes the recovery from retrieving 37 eggs is not fun, and my ovaries are still achy…but at least the worst of it is over within a few days.
Here are the lovely side effects I get from the progesterone injections:
Bruising/pain at injection site, oily skin and hair to the point that I look like a creepy car mechanic, breakouts, vivid and very weird dreams, nausea, swelling, moodiness/extreme irritability (apologies to my husband).
Most of these are familiar to me because although I am new to the injection format, I definitely have experience with progesterone supplementation. Hopefully next week I will get a positive pregnancy test so that my insurance can cover the cost of the gel progesterone and we can give my poor ass a break. The rest of the side effects, I am going to have to learn to deal with for the next 11 weeks if I get pregnant….but that is a small price to pay. I’ll update later this morning with the status of our beautiful embryos!