OHSS... did you suffer?
PostiveThinkingRainbow · 11/09/2018 10:13
OHSS as this affected you and your IVF cycle? Would love to hear your stories and any advice?
I had my Egg Collection yesterday, I have PCOS and a very high AMH so I was always going to be a candidate for OHSS.
The collected 28 eggs from me, the clinics policy is to freeze eggs that come from egg collection that is of 25 eggs or above.
18 of the eggs have fertilised so will have to wait and see how many make it to day 5 for freezing.
I have been signed off for the week by the clinic and have been told to be on strict bed rest and drink loads of water to help keep the OHSS at bay.
I also have a scan tomorrow and Friday. I feel fine in myself but have noticed I have gained 5lbs and I feel and look so bloated!
janinlondon · 11/09/2018 10:20
Yes - but it was 18 years ago! I was hospitalized for three days. If you start to vomit get thee to a hospital fast so they can get a drain in you. Good luck!
RubyBoots7 · 12/09/2018 23:13
Yeah i got a mild case of OHSS after 31 collected eggs. I didnt feel ill but my ovaries were massive on the scan and i had a bit of water retention. At the time I was disappointed that our plan for a fresh transfer was put on hold (we could have gone ahead but they advised not to and we wanted two embryos which they refused because of the increased risk). Actually it was the best thing as we got to have a break from it all, went on holiday, had a bit of normality and then got ourselves together and my body prepped for a FET a couple of months later. We were really fortunate that it was successful. And now we have a lot of frosties on storage if we ever want to put ourselves through it all again to try for another. Wish you all the very best x
RubyBoots7 · 12/09/2018 23:19
Just to add the main risk would arise if you had the transfer and became pregnant due to the hormones then produced that'd exacerbate the OHSS. Because a mild case of OHSS could become severe if pregancy occurs and potentially life threatening. And this why a twin pregnancy would be even more risky as double the hormones.
Without a pregnancy or stimming drugs, there's no reason why you won't return to normal over a couple of weeks and the risk should continue to go down until your ovaries are back to their regular state. Then you should be all good to go :)
physicskate · 15/09/2018 09:28
I was put on blood thinners three days after collection (to reduce the effects of possible ohss?). I think I was just super bloated and had a VERY sore recovery from collection though.
We went ahead with transfer and I was completely fine. We were very fortunate to have a successful cycle. Got to ditch the injectable blood thinners at 12 weeks!!
PostiveThinkingRainbow · 16/09/2018 10:41
@crazyeyes on the day of egg retrieval I had 42 follicles?
physicskate · 16/09/2018 11:19
@positivethinkingrainbow - ouch. I had 18 eggs collected (some follicles were empty - think I had just over 20). Surely you're at high risk of ohss. Take care. I've heard isotonic drinks are good to stave it off!!
Crazyeyes3 · 16/09/2018 12:20
I had a scan on Friday and I had 15 on one side and 11 on the other. Wasn’t sure if this was too much. I have had my drugs reduced and I have another scan tomorrow so will see what they say.
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