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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hot Flashes...Blurred Vision...and Tears! Oh My!!

Ok, so as with any medication there are side effects to the Clomid that I'm taking.  I am on the maximum "recommended" dosage which is 200mg.
The side effects are:

  • multiples pregnancy (twins, triplets)<- this one is my favorite and the side effect I hope for :)
  • Hot Flashes
  • Bloating, Abdominal Discomfort
  • Weight Gain
  • Mood Swings
  • Nausea, Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Vaginal Dryness or Thickened Cervical Fluid
  • Blurred Vision 
  • Ovarian Cysts (how's THAT for irony)
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
Yesterday I was peeling potatoes for dinner and all of a sudden I turned bright red and started sweating...What the HECK!?!? Oh yeahhhhh...hot flash!  I had forgotten what those were like.  It HAS been 10 years or so.  oh well...

Then there's the blurred vision...the best way I can described it is like when we were kids and would blindfold each other for a game, you remove the blindfold and it takes a minute for your eyes to focus...PLUS when you have pictures done at a family function and it's like you're related to the paparazzi.  The flashbulbs stop but the flashes don't *-* Yeah...It's like that EVERY time I blink.

And the last side effect I'll mention for today is the mood swings.  I'm coming off of an AMAZING NKOTB experience (highest of highs for me!) and my brother's dog is missing and has been for a week now (lowest of lows).  I feel like I'm frikkin bi-polar or something!  It's been so hard with my brother's dog missing. My sister in law is 8+ months pregnant. I know she's not sleeping well (I wouldn't be!), not eating well, and she's profoundly sad.  I'm SO sad for them.  I've been trying to help but we're at a point where there really doesn't seem to be much we can do anymore.  We've done the posters, the calls and visits to shelters and vet offices, canvasing the neighborhood. We've had leads, sightings, prank calls, and just plain jerks and even worse, NO calls :( ...more highs and lows.  I stopped at the pound again today, praying that Shia's in there and I can just walk out with her.  I walk in and check the book of  animals..."tan and white Chihuahua" (HIGH!!) "male" (low).  Then I walk thru the kennels that hold the strays that have been brought in.  I ease up on each kennel hoping that I'll see her little nose popping thru the gate.  I walked out disappointed and so very sad...heartbroken.  I drove around their neighborhood again hoping for a sighting...anything. Again came up empty-handed.  I'm sure that the medications only compound the sadness and disappointment.  I cried the whole way home :'(  I want so badly to have Shia back at home where she belongs so my brother and his wife can be happy and joyful with their daughter's impending arrival. This should be the greatest month of their lives and they are not able to enjoy it :/

Sorry, got a little off track there.  It's just THAT's the foremost thought in our minds lately. 

So here I sit sweating, blind, on an emotional roller-coaster...with two more doses of Clomid to take.

Dr's Appointment tomorrow afternoon to see if the Clomid is working to induce ovulation. *fingers crossed

1 comment:

  1. Praying for you and that this medication will work in your body to give you that baby you have longed for. Those are some tough side effects! (((HUGS)))