Has anyone with FM done IVF (in vitro fertilization)?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JenniferT, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. JenniferT

    JenniferT New Member

    Hi everybody,

    This is my first post on this forum.

    I am hoping to hear from FM patients who have undergone IVF or taken Lupron/Antagon/Cetrotide, Pergonal, Follistim, hMG, etc...

    I have had fibromyalgia for 14 years and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 18 years. In the past 3 years my doctors have begun using the word "severe fibromyalgia or severe case" when referring to me.

    I've come here because the FM body is different from so many other chronic conditions and a healthy body. How we respond to things is totally different than the average person (toxins, medications, etc.)

    If you have undergone IVF and have FM/CFS, please contact me.

    Before you say anything, adoption is not an option for us financially and we would most likely not be chosen because of my disabilities. Our insurance covers IVF.

    Thank you [This Message was Edited on 04/04/2009]
  2. sorekitty

    sorekitty New Member

    Hi Jennifer,
    I did IVF although I wasn't dx with fibro yet at the time. I did multiple cycles and I think it was hard on my body. I was on IVF meds until about 9 weeks pg. I did not have much nausea and never vomiting. I was very, very tired though. During my 2nd and 3rd tri-mester I slept 10 hours a night and would take a 2 hour nap in the afternoons. Towards the end of my pregnancy I started pre-term labor (32 weeks). I was on bedrest for 5 weeks and my son was born at 38 weeks. I saw a dr regarding pain and fatigue when my son was 8 mos old. I was dx soon after.

    You are very fortunate that insurance covers your IVF. Wow! I wish you a lot of luck with your cycle. I do not know if my story helps you at all. Ask any questions and I will try to remember. My son will be 7 this coming Mother's Day!


    P.S. Have you asked your RE about how this may affect you?
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