Side effects include rapid weight gain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and acne


Oh, and OHSS…. And that’s just the ones that stuck in my (fuzzy), brain! I almost wish I hadn’t fished out the pamphlet and read the side effects but after feeling unusually tired yesterday and today I felt I needed to educate myself. Ladies, this could be terrible! Not to mention that the pamphlet applies to one vial, or a standard dosage, of gonal f, and I am take FIVE vials a day.

I was also warned not to take any other medication as we do not want anything thinning my lining. I usually take a mild, natural sleeping remedy but am too scared to take that so am now writing this late at night, husband snoring at my side, brain ticking away…. Whilst feeling exhausted…. Arghhhh!!!

Sorry for the vent ladies, will try some positivity on for size tomorrow morning… If I get some sleep…

9 thoughts on “Side effects include rapid weight gain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and acne

  1. I was on gonal-F at 375 a day and did not experience any acne or vomiting. I did have weight gain and fatigue, but that could be due to a number of things. I think I probably had the least side effects from the gonal! Don’t worry 🙂


  2. I hope you were able to get some sleep. I would ask your doctor/nurse about anything else you want to take. Wishing you all the best!


  3. Oh my goodness, is this your first stim? I’ve had some practice, so feel free to holler if you need a sympathetic ear or have a question. I actually did have mild OHSS with my first IVF cycle, but we wont borrow trouble for you. One thing that may help for sleep is Melatonin 3mg at night time for sleep. Not only is this a good sleep aid, but it also has antioxidant qualities that improves fertility in men and women by scavenging free-radicals that can damage delicate sperm and egg DNA. This is something you would STOP after you trigger. Good Luck! I hope you get that sleep!


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