I’m back from my overseas vacation!
I promise to update you on my shitty Christmas and my amazing time in Malaysia in the next few days but right now I just need some advice…
I’m currently on day 5 of my fourth fully stimmed IVF cycle (yep I started a cycle as soon as we landed in Melbourne – super keen!) but I’ve come home from my holiday with an awful head cold.
For the past 48 hours in particular I’ve had a sore throat, fever, cough, headache and terrible blocked up nose.
I don’t know what it is but I always seem to get sick around my IVF cycles. Right before my first attempt I had temperatures above 40 degrees celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and severe vomiting. Before my third cycle I had pneumonia. But I’ve never actually been sick during a cycle. Not while I was injecting myself with FSH anyway.
Right now I’m panicking because I have no idea what affect my illness will have on the quality of my eggs and also because I don’t know what I’m allowed to take right now to make myself feel better.
I’ve been sleeping a lot and gargling with warm salty water but so many medications say “do not use while pregnant” and I don’t know whether that excludes me or not.
So here’s my questions for you all:
1. Is there even any point still bothering with this cycle? Will my sickness severely affect the quality of my eggs?
2. Can anyone advise what medication I can take at the moment to relieve symptoms? I’m dying here.
Thanks in advance!
I look forward to catching up on all of your blogs soon.