Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birth Control Blues

I am hoping it's the combination of taking my birth control + taking Midol for my horrid cramps that is leaving me sick to my stomach, and not the actual birth control. Only 2 days on it and I feel awful :(

Birth control always did make me sick though, this 2-3 weeks hopefully will fly by! 

I do have a question to all of those who have done IVF and have taken birth control...

1) What kind of birth control did you take? (I'm on Levora)

2.) Does it even matter what kind of birth control your on as long as you are on the birth control for an IVF (just curious?!)

3.) What time of the day do y'all take/took y'alls birth control? I'm taking it at night with my supper...


a5e6c610-62ad-11e0-bd65-000f20980440 said...

Hey Girlie, So excited for you. The pain will go away, just think at the end of this journey, you will have a baby. :)

1. I took that, they usually give you a lose dose bcp.
2. Doesn't matter, they are all the same, just some are low dose.
3. I took mine before I went to bed.

Ashley said...

1) I took Apri. It was a little stronger than they usually give because my hormone levels were off after taking the first kind. (whatever it was...can't remember)

2)I think there are several kinds that they will allow you to take, but I don't think just any kind goes.

3) I took mine first thing in the morning when I brushed my teeth. It was easy for me to remember that way.]

Good Luck!!! Hang in there! :)

Becky said...

I can't remember what type of BCP I took, but I think it was a lose dose one. I think the purpose of them is to "quiet" everything down to suppress ovarian cysts and depending on the doctor to allow for scheduling of retrieval (my RE did all cycles in batches). I am pretty sure I took them at night because they made me feel awful. For me BCPs were the worst part of IVF.

I am praying for you!

Erick and Kristen Cedeno, and Abbi too! said...

I'm sorry you are not feeling well. :( I am taking Loestrin 24 and I don't really have any side effects from it that I can recognize. I start my Lupron shot next friday and I'm kind of scared of the side effects that can come with it. But it will all be worth it in the end. :) Will you be doing Lupron? I am using Lupron, Menopur and PIO.

Charla (SHar-la) said...

1.) I took a low dose (don't remember exactly which one)

2.) I don't think it matters which one you take because the purpose is to just ensure any cysts you have on your ovaries will be taken care of BEFORE stimulation.

3.) I always took mine as I was going to bed, after dinner. I put them on my bedside table so it was easy to remember.

Rathi said...

I don't think it matters which one you take.. I would take mine in the evenings.. I think if you take it right before bed it will help since you will sleep through it and maybe not feel the side effects!

twondra said...

Yay for getting the cycle going!

I had issues with mine (I had Desogen). I took mine at night right before bed and had much fewer side effects and it was much better for me. I had no other issues with any other IVF meds so hopefully the BCPs are the worst for you like me.

Good luck sweetie!! Soooo pulling for you!!

Kristen & Eli Wolfe said...

I had the same problem. I had to be on Birth Control for over a month before my IVF cycle. Since I was so nauseated they switched my pills to a lower estrogen level. I know my RE would rather I be eating healthy to prepare for IVF then not eating at all! You should ask about this!! Good luck!!

Miranda said...

Try taking it right before you go to sleep.

BrokenBirdsBees said...

I've taken about 4 different BCP brands now and they have all made me sick. Some it is nausea, vomiting and watching the room spin around me. Others I am nauseous all day. I'm told it's the estrogen. It sucks. People always ask if I'm pregnant with morning sickness. Fuck them haha.

Lori said...

I was searching for Levora for IVF and found your blog! I am 1 day behind you on the BC pills :) Looks like I am taking mine a week longer though. So I am right with you on this IVF, same pills and all! Good luck, I will be following you!.

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