Thursday, 3 January 2008

Is it me, or is it hot in here?

I am now - hopefully - past the half-way point in the down regulation phase. I've been taking the Nafarelin spray for ten days now, and the side effects seem to be kicking in nicely.

I'm getting a lot of headaches and hot flushes (hence the title of this post!). I also feel terribly depressed, and I cry at the least thing. I don't know whether this is because I AM depressed, or whether it's because of the meds - somehow I feel horribly out of control, both of my body and my emotions.

This first phase of the treatment seems to be really dragging - I still have another week to go before our next appointment at the clinic. Hopefully then they will confirm that it's OK to start the stims - maybe then I will start to feel like a bit more is happening.


Katarina Jelly Beana said...

Poor dear!

I'm pretty sure it's the combination of meds and stress that are keeping you kind to yourself, try to eat well, move your body, get your rest...I know I sound bossy, but it really does help. Well, it keeps it from being worse, which is almost as good.

You're doing GREAT!! Keep up being strong!!!

Meghan said...

I hate hot flashes! They better invent some good meds by the time I hit menopause!