At my last appointment, the doctor suggested HCG. I'm on progesterone post peak and my last P+7 blood draw looked good. She's recommending it because I'm getting one or two deep breakouts each cycle and one turned into cellulitis last spring. Yuck. And Ouch. They don't think it's related to the progesterone, but thought we might as well see if this has an effect. I have a few questions for you ladies...
1) Are there short and long term side effects of HCG?
2) Any tips on giving the injections? Does it have to be in the behind?
I've totally put off starting this for two months. The prescription was sitting at the pharmacy that long. I'm a little nervous about the injection and the side effects. I feel so good right now- I don't want to mess it up. Plus, I really haven't researched this drug at all. The Napro nurse called me this week to see how it was going (I love that he calls to check in on me...) and I told him I hadn't started. He told me this might make me feel even better and "it might be just what I need." I was very clear the last time I was in that at this point, treatments would be for general health and not fertility related. That could change, but that's where I am right now. He gave me a little bit of hope with that last sentence. I haven't given up hope, but it's been fading over time. Not fading in a bad way. Just naturally fading as I enjoy and am thankful for the life God gave me.
Love you guys- praying for you everyday!!