I started Repronex last night. The nurse called my house phone and left my instructions. Continue Lupron, Gonal-f and start Repronex. You mix this using this needle then switch needles. Blah blah blah. I was so confused. I called the nurse and she explained it to me better. I said can you please put down to call my cell phone? I asked her if it is ok to workout. She said I wouldn't do anything strenuous. Just walking and light weights. She said by Sunday your stomach is going to feel full. Sunday I go in for blood work and ultrasound. So hopefully we can see how I am responding to the medications.
So last night I started the Repronex. I mixed it fine and injected it in my stomach. That is where they want me to. Well this morning I have a little black and blue that is sore.
I got up this morning and went to teach my muscle class that I normally do. I teach on Thursdays and Saturdays.
I walked in and sat down with the group fitness director. I told her I needed some time off. She knew what happened to me and I told her I am going through IVF and I need some time off. If I get pregnant I wont be coming back and if I don't I will be back. She understood and told me she would find a replacement for a few weeks until I know for sure how things go.
I taught my class and told them that I am going through IVF. I need some time off and to please keep me in their prayers. My class knew I miscarried 3 times and have been so supportive. They all said we are keeping our fingers crossed. We love you! What a great feeling. After class they all gave me hug and told me they would think and pray for me. One lady said that I was such an inspiration! What a wonderful group of woman I have. I feel lucky I am so well liked and respected.
Here is a description of what Repronex does and the side effects and a video on how to do it. You have to mix it up before you inject it.
Repronex is combination of hormones. It works by stimulating the ovaries to produce eggs. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is then given to cause ovulation (release of an egg). It also stimulates sperm production in men with certain types of infertility.
Repronex may cause dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Repronex . Using Repronex alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
Possible side effects of Repronex :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abdominal pain; back pain; breast enlargement; chills; dizziness; fever; flu-like symptoms; flushing; general body discomfort; headache; menstrual changes; muscle or joint pain; pain or rash at the injection site.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abdominal bloating; changes in speech or vision; chest pain; decreased urination; diarrhea; fast heartbeat; nausea; one-sided weakness; severe abdominal pain; severe headache; shortness of breath; sudden leg pain; vomiting; weakness; weight gain; yellowing of the skin or eyes.