Warning: bloated, black & blue stomach pics below. I've used all of the tricks I was taught in the OR to minimize bruises and irritation around the injection site, but it still happens.
So far, so good. My fabulous nurse thought I would run out of stomach area within the first few days, but I forgot to tell her that I have 20 plus pounds of weight from the first IVF around my stomach, so I should be good to go until later next week, lots of room to work with. Everything is going well and the heparin is leaving surprisingly small marks, minus the one Follistim injection. Yes, the big bruise is called when Follistim injector pen meets blood vessel. Eh, it happens.
pm- heparin, Follistim, and Luveris
The side effects are fairly minimal, though I'm only a few days in, so we’ll see. Follistim headaches are a joke compared to the Gonal-F that I was on the first time, and no dizziness either. Yay. Just a little bloating, a little weight gain, some irritability according to my husband ;), and I’ve been really tired. Other than that, nothing to report.