Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot!

I started taking Clomid this week. This drug helps the ovaries to ovulate. Ovulation seems to be the only problem I have left. Hopefully Clomid will do it's job. Not being able to ovulate = infertile which equals insurance won't cover. So getting an ultrasound is already a huge bummer when you are looking at an empty uterus but it's an even bigger bummer when you have to pay $200 for it.

Last night I started having an aching feeling near one of my ovaries. It didn't go away and I got a little worried. So being the paranoid person that I am, I called the after hours nurse. She calmed me down and let me know that my ovaries were just working over time because of the drugs. She advised me to drink lots of fluids and take tylenol. But if I were to have excruciating pain, start bleeding, or have a temperature I was to go to the emergency room.

As I lay in bed about to go to sleep, all I could think about was pain, blood, or a high temp. A few hours later, around 2 I woke up sweating to death. I was so hot, I couldn't handle it. I got up and got a drink and went back to bed. I thought to myself- I have a fever and I am going to the ER in the morning if it's still there. Again around 4 the same thing happened. This time on my way back from the bathroom I stubbed my toes on that post at the bottom of our bed. I was so bummed as I thought about missing our ward breakfast because of the dumb fever.

When I woke up for good at 6:30, I had the same symptoms. I took my temperature and to my surprise it was just normal, maybe a little on the low side of normal.

While in the shower I remembered the most common side effect from clomid: HOT FLASHES. So apparently I am a little paranoid while taking medication. But I am so glad that I am only having hot flashes and I'm not admitting myself into the hospital right now. haha.


Michele said...

oh i really hope this works out for you guys! good luck!

Jolene Huff said...

Hopefully that means it's working! I am so excited for you!

Brianne said...

Oh how I love Clomid! I feel your pain. My biggest symptom with it is totally MOODINESS. It makes me super ornery. Hahahaha. Good luck! Hope it works!

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Nick and Ashley said...

Bob and Alyse,
Ashley and I are hoping for the best for you guys. Glad your surgery went well. Good luck and we are thinking about you. Hopefully we can see you guys soon

The Olson Family said...

Hi Alyse! Clomid made me insane, literally crazy insane! Be careful, you could end up with twinners...actually I hope you do. :) E-mail me and I'll send you an invite to my blog.