IVF #5 – 7DP3DT – Emergency Room Visit Again – The 411


Today, May 12th, the fifteen anniversary of the passing of my father and the day after my best friend, Gary Anthony Sturgis, lost his mother to a cancer battle, I am seven days post three day transfer and spent my morning in the emergency room due to extremities pain !

My legs and arms ache with a pain that feels like it is in my veins.  It is a deep pain and ache that prevented me from sleeping.  I took 2 Tylenol and is helped a little but only temporarily.  I started to become fearful that the pain was a DVT that had moved so I I forced myself to get up and get dressed and drive myself to the emergency room.  I got there, got checked in quickly and was given and IV for fluids due to dehydration.  The doctor felt the pain was related to the Neupogen injections, but was going to repeat the doppler to ensure I did not have a blood clot.  He felt that the pain was due to the combination of medications I am taking.

A nurse came and drew my blood, put the IV line in and shortly thereafter, I was wheeled to Radiology and scanned.  I was taken back to my room and then the doctor came about 30 mins later to inform me there is not clot and that my blood work was off.  White and red blood cell counts are elevated and my calcium levels were very low.  I was given Tums and a prescription for calcium supplements and told to follow up with my fertility doctor within the week.  I have an appointment with my Internist, OB, and RE next week in NYC back to back anyway.

My arms are KILLING me !   I had to go out to LabCorp at 8:00 am this morning for the first blood draw after transfer.  My beta will be next week.  They wanted me to go on Monday, but I already had appointments scheduled in NYC so I will wait the few extra days and have it done then.

Nap Time ! 🙂


9 thoughts on “IVF #5 – 7DP3DT – Emergency Room Visit Again – The 411

  1. The pain you’re in sounds scary! I am glad it’s not a DVT, and that it sounds like it is relatively treatable using supplements and changing your meds up a bit. I hope you feel better soon and get some good news in a week 🙂

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  2. So glad you’re okay. I had neupogen pain when my dosage was increased. Felt like it was in my bones but passed after a few days. Braverman had me on 1200 mg of calcium while taking Lovenox and prednisone which deplete your body of it.

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