Round 7, Day 6
Last night I woke up covered in hives. Again, this is a me thing, not an IVF thing. At least, it's a "me on IVF" thing. I have a histamine disorder and the hormones really flare me up.
My skin was on fire and I couldn't seem to regulate my body temperature. I lay awake for an hour increasingly feeling trapped in my own body and panicky before I gave in and took an antihistamine. My thought process in giving in is that the research shows a potential drop in blood supply to the uterus as a side effect of antihistamine use (because it narrows blood vessels), but the only thing that's happening down there at the moment is the thickening of the lining. So I can afford for that to grow a little slower.
I figure that the more important time to not take antihistamines is after the transfer when a fetus might need the blood supply. I'm dreading the 2WW on just that basis.
Managed to not shit myself today. Yay, me! The squirts have eased up and my period has dried up pretty much completely. In other news my nipples have become super sensitive and I can smell EVERYONE and EVERYTHING. Oh, hormones!