Welcome ICLWers! I'm so excited to see some new faces especially since many of you are right around IVF#1 too!
I've been pretty lucky throughout my IF journey to avoid most side-effects. I responded well to just 50mg of Clomid and have not taken much else.
But I have had a terrible headache over the last couple of days and it finally clicked that it's probably the Estrace! I'm taking 4mg a day (1 in the morning, 1 at night). I've taken up to 6mg before, but vaginally and only for 3-4 days. Today is day #7 of the 4mg.
I've suffered occasionally from migraines in my life and my head seems to be the most sensitive part of me. This headache is like pinching between my eyes or my forehead. I originally thought it was from scanning quickly through...well...Facebook updates...on my phone. But as it worsened throughout the day yesterday, even while staying off my phone, I decided it was definitely googleable. (Is that how you would spell googleable?) And yes, I did see headaches listed with Estrace use.
I'm also having weird moments of queasiness - like just for a flash. This is probably part of the reason I keep having pregnant thoughts. I've also been quite tired and have had a bit of heartburn and my boobs are slightly more tender than normal. (I don't get boob pain, so slightly tender is about as much as I ever feel.)
All of these seem associated with Estrogen. But I prefer to hear from the masses.
What were your experiences on Estrogen? Will these last forever? Or is this just a slight precurser of all the crazy I will be feeling when I get to injectables?
ETA: I told my students to "Stand up for the quiz" instead of "the pledge." Then I started a quiz saying "Ok, number 2" totally skipping number 1. I've definitely done this word switching before when I've had migraines. I emailed my nurse to make sure she is not concerned.