Round 7, Day 4
My period, which is usually viagra falls (lol autocorrect and I'm leaving it, more like VIAGRA FAILS AMIRITE?) has tapered off due to the progynova. Small mercies.
I managed to have a hot shower before Offspring awoke and the hormones combined with heat of the shower gave me hives (don't worry this is just a ME thing not an IVF thing) and so I spritzed a little topical Benadryl antihistamine on them - instant relief.
Then of course I wondered about antihistamines and conception. I'm not big on medicine if I can avoid it but I do take a fair amount of them, a Zyrtec every few days when the hives get too much, as well as topical antihistamines when my skin is on fire.
Well of course the internet has a lot to say about antihistamines and conception, not a lot of it good. Stuff like it has been shown to reduce blood flow to the uterus and impact implantation. Oh lawd I'm going to just have to be a hivey miserable mess this cycle aren't I? I can do it. Honest I can.
Glass of wine (and some soft stinky cheese) with lunch while I still can, and sat out in the winter sun for a while during nap time. Glorious.
http://www.lanefertilityinstitute.com/blog/antihistamines (note references at bottom of article):