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Lunch Break Update – Mystery Meds!

February 16th, 2012.  CD8.

 

Hi friends.  I had a few minutes at lunch, and figured I’d update the good ol’ blog.

First, I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day.  I left work early to make a special dinner for the husband, who had ordered me some BEAUTIFUL flowers to be delivered to my office.  Flowers that arrived promptly after I left.  Boooo… Valentine’s fail.

The flowers were just as lovely the next day though, and they continue to brighten up my desk space.  I love that husband o’ mine.

Next update I wanted to give, was that said husband is really liking his new job.  The commute hasn’t been bothersome thus far, and he has his own desk and phone and radio so he can walkie-talkie his little work friends.  I know it’s probably a lot more masculine and professional than that, but I like to think they have fun on the job.

Aside from that, the only other update I have is in regards to my Mystery Meds.  The bottles are very plain, and there’s no way to tell what I’m taking, but there are side-effects aplenty.

  • Headache – I mostly recall having these with Clomid, although it’s tough to say.  I’ve also been cutting way back on caffeine (read: one caffeinated beverage per day), and that could also be causing these special little showstoppers.
  • Nausea – I think this has passed, but who knows what fresh Hell tomorrow may hold.  It seems to be just in the morning after I take the pills, and is fairly easily controlled by piling food on top of said pills.
  • THIRST – My God, the thirst!!  This is straight-up Clomid 100%.  I was never this parched when I took Femara, and I cannot get enough water right now on this round of meds!  If this turns out to be Femara, it must be a higher dosage than I have taken in the past, because WOW.  …At least I know my kidneys are functioning properly!

My week has been fairly uneventful, and I hope to close it out with a spa/shopping/movie/dinner date with one of my besties who is coming into town this weekend!  I am super excited to spend time with her, and I am getting my first professional massage!

I have heard some things about getting massages at different times in your cycle, and was wondering if any of you readers have any suggestions about this timing.  I am coming into my fertile period and will probably have my IUI in 6 – 8 days.  Is now a good time for a massage?  Will toxins be sent spiraling out of control and screw up conception?

I mean, I want to feel relaxed, but I don’t want this little whim to ruin my chances on what is looking to be a really great IUI cycle…

Any input is appreciated!

Have a happy Thursday, friends, and I shall return with more updates soon.

Oh – and one more little note to all of my readers…

Thank you to all of you who take the time to follow my little journey, and thank you to those of you who have referred your friends and family members here.  I know I’m not the only woman going through this, and I know I have it better than many, but I certainly do appreciate every ounce of support – whether you’re a regular commenter, or a secret lurker.

Thank you all!!  🙂

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4 comments on “Lunch Break Update – Mystery Meds!

  1. Jackie xo
    February 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    I am a massage therapist..it is always good to get a massage before your fertile period. It is better to get rid of the toxins before and drinking A LOT, and I mean A LOT of water after your massage to flush all that crap out too. By A LOT, think of what A LOT might be and drink a few glasses more 🙂 Also, be sure to tell your therapist to work on your lower back a little bit longer. Blessings~

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    • Tracy
      February 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      Thank you for the guidance! The massage therapist was wonderful. She knew what to avoid and what to concentrate on, and she gave me some advice on yoga positions and meditation that can help strengthen my reproductive areas.

      This is definitely going to be a repeat activity! 🙂

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  2. B
    February 17, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Ooo! Enjoy your massage! You’ll need it after taking the evil Clomid. 😉
    Also I’m really relieved that I’m not the only person who overanalyzes every possible consequence of my actions during my cycle.

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    • Tracy
      February 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

      Oh man… you are definitely not alone! Case in point: today I bought a whole pineapple while grocery shopping. The husband asked why I didn’t just buy the pre-sliced pineapple available in the produce section, and I told him it was because I needed to eat the core to help with implantation.

      He now thinks I am crazy, and now I’m rethinking the pineapple. LOL. Oh well… what does he know, right? 😉

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