Today was the start of my injections. Lupron to be exact. Just a small needle, the size of what a diabetic needle probably is. Went in my belly. Didn’t hurt, but after several minutes it started itching, turned red and a little blotchy. But give it an hour or so and it was back to normal!
So not a big deal, right?! Until I researched the side effects that could, and most likely will, be coming!
Ready or not, here they come!
Side Effects include (but are not limited too…):
nausea, constipation, headaches, dizziness, and the most likely to appear, hot flashes and insomnia
Woo Hoo! So while I already don’t sleep through the night most nights, this will enhance that. But with that, some women have experienced some pretty vivid dreams. Should I be blessed with those I will have to journal about those! Could be pretty interesting to say the least.
So for the next 3 weeks, as I suppress my ovulation, my family will also be experiencing the roller coaster ride I am jumping on. Hot flashes, crabbiness, persistent tiredness. Should be fun!
Luckily, after talking with a friend who is on her surrogacy journey, just a week before my timeline, she said after I start my hormone replacement (more on that later) my headaches and hot flashes will go away! And that starts Sept 7, so maybe these side effects won’t be so long-lasting!
But ready or not, here they come!
(As requested by my hubby, a link to this song bc he doesn’t know this one. Ready or Not by the Fugees