Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mental Health Day

I have declared today a mental health day and I will be hibernating all day. The first week of lupron brought migraines but not much else in the way of side effects. That has since changed. I am very irritable and cannot sleep. The past 2 night I have only gotten 4-5 hours of sleep. I am soooo tired! And that makes me even crabbier. I constantly have a headache which crosses over to the migraine side in the evenings. Lupron is awful stuff! Did you know that it is a chemotherapy drug?? That should give you some indication of how powerful a drug it is. Crazy what we will do to get knocked up!

Sundays usually consist of me attending Sunday School and helping in Junior Church second hour. I love working with the kids but I knew that today I would not be very nice to them. It is not their fault that I am infertile and I didn't want to take it out on them. Now my hubby on the hand, poor guy is at the receiving end of my wrath too often. He is out of town and he called me last night after I texted him that I was already in bed and not to call. He didn't read that text and just called. Needless to say I was not very nice and I hung up on him. I have never, ever done that before!! I felt horrible and called to apologize this morning.

So for the sake of everyone else in the fertile world I decided to stay home and hide from all that irritates. Which is just about everything right about now. Oh the joys of fertility meds!


  1. Hibernating sounds like the best plan. Here's hoping the lupron does what it's supposed to do, & doesn't just stick to giving you the side effects!

  2. Hope you feel better soon and get lots of rest today!

  3. Mental health days are definitely needed for most people, ESPECIALLY IFers on hormones!

    I, too, feel bad for my DH as he always gets the brunt of my moodiness as well. If your DH is anything like mine, he's good with knowing that my moodiness is hormone-related and not really based on anything he's done.

    Happy ICLW!

  4. Glad you got to stay in!! Nothing better than that when you arent feeling up to dealing with things!

  5. Oh, that evil loopy lupron. Good for you for taking time for yourself. Good luck fir you FET!! I hope it leads to a very healthy, uneventful pregnancy.


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