I just got my first HCG shot on Friday. It wasn't too painful. I read about some of the side effects online, but I'm wondering if it can cause sleep disturbances. The past two nights, I have woken up multiple times. I noticed that I woke up several times during the night when I was on progesterone, too. Perhaps, it is my body's reaction to coming off the licorice root, which I think would help me to sleep better at night, since it increases the half-life of cortisol. I only take licorice root for the first 10 days of my cycle, since a side effect can be increased blood pressure (which is bad if you become pregnant, of course).
I am cautiously hopeful about this treatment. The nurse mentioned that it can take a few tries before the HCG works.
I just hope I don't have another hemhorragic cyst like I did two cycles ago. I am pretty sure that, although not confirmed by ultrasound, I had one on my right side last cycle. I wonder if cysts on the ovaries are hereditary, because my sister had terrible pains in her side about a month ago and found out that she had ovarian cysts that burst...on both sides.
Well, I am praying for a miracle, but also the grace to withstand my disappointment if this cycle doesn't end the way I desire.
Prayer Buddy, I could really use your prayers right now. : ) Thank you so much.