Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Feeling Shitty

I'm back working from home again today. I felt SO shitty yesterday. Completely sleepy and all around crappy. I called my nurse who said I'm most likely OHSS and constipated...which don't make a good combination. If I don't feel better by tomorrow morning, they want to do an u/s to see how much fluid is in my belly. They don't like doing the vag cam after transfer, but if I'm not feeling better...

On the train on the way home yesterday, I got completely light headed and broke out in a sweat. I thought I was going to pass out right there. I sat back in my seat and luckily it passed after 15 minutes or so.

Today, I'm feeling the same. My tummy is tender to the touch, but doesn't look distended to me. I also can't go #2 for the life of me. TMI alert...I mean I've passed one or two nuggets, but nothing I would consider "normal". I even bought some glycerin suppositories, but haven't worked up the nerve to try one yet.

So the meds I'm on...prenatals (cut back to every other day now to try to help with the #2 issues), baby aspirin, 1ml of PIO, 1 200mg pr0gesterone suppository 2x a day and today I'm starting the Estr0gen patches. 2 patches every other day. I'm gonna be one fucked up woman.


Jen said...

That is a lot of medication, no wonder you aren't feeling well. I hope it gets better soon.

Alex said...

I'm so sorry you're not feeling well.

As I recall, you've been hypothyroid in the past. Have you had a TSH done recently? Many of your symptoms could also be due to an un- or undertreated thyroid, and if that were the case you'd want to catch it quickly, because hypothyroidism threatens pregnancy health.

Whatever's causing it, I hope you'll feel better soon.

Denise said...

Ick. Being constipated sucks big time. Progesterone makes you constipated and you're on quite a bit of it. Can you add colace or a fiber supplement? I know colace takes awhile to work, but Benefiber seems to have done wonders for me. Hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

I would try colace. They give that to new and nursing moms. So that SHOULD help the #2 issue.

Definantely sounds like OHSS though. Have you weighed yourself? I know our RE's general rule is 3+ lbs a day and you are getting drained....OUCH.

Miss said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling good, I hope you're feeling better soon. I'm still thinking lots of good thoughts for you :) Take care!