Sunday, January 9, 2011

Big Fat Infertile Woman

So, Not only do fertility drugs make you feel moody, bloated, dizzy, headaches, sickly, hot flushes, emotional, but also you gain weight!

This became all to apparent at a wedding we went to yesterday. I knew i had gained 2 kilo's, which doesn't sound like much, but it kinda will start to add up, if I then gain more during IVF. At this wedding we got a couple of pictures,and I just looked yuck. I may be acting stupid and saying this sounds very vein and superficial, but after all the other terrible side effects and how you feel inside it would be nice just to still look good from the outside.I do know this is really the last thing I should be worried about, and I'm kind of contradicting myself here, I do care but at the same time I don't care, if that makes sense. We all want to still look good right? even if we feel crap, looking good would be nice.

Oh well, what can you do......Its all part of it, and one day when we are happy and have lot's of children running around, this will all just be a distant memory, and running around after all the children we are going to have is a good way to lose those kilo's!


  1. I hear you, I've been there too. It can be so depressing..I really notice it in my clothes if I put on 1 or 2 kilos too and it really can affect how you feel. Yes just think one day when we are chasing around those little terrors we so long for it will just melt away. Heres hoping anyway.

  2. I totally understand. Its like pouring salt on the already painful wounds. For me its a constant battle. Lose weight, go back on meds only to regain it again, over and over again. It totally sucks. I have found that it is possible to keep the weight gain to about 5 lbs so it is not so hard to get back on track.
    wishing you the best of luck.

  3. I'm right there with you! And I try to not care about the gaining weight and chalk it up to one of the many sacrifices to TTC. But that's way easier said than done.

  4. Ugh! I am feeling the same way...I'm pretty sure my butt has doubled in size recently. Oh joy!

  5. Oh I hate this part about IF treatments! Adding insult to injury...