I triggered last night. And in a cruel twist of irony, the clinic made me take a pregnancy test this morning to ensure that the Hcg absorbed. Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of cruel to make an infertile take a pregnancy test and see a positive result when we know full well that we're not actually pregnant? I do.
Ok, I'm putting this out there because I'm having pregnancy symptoms related to the Hcg shot that I would have interpreted differently if I were actually pregnant.
I'm bloated. My lower abdomen definitely feels larger and a bit firmer than it was yesterday. And I'm getting little stabbing pains, well not pains exactly, discomforts I guess, in that line of the crotch from front to back.
If I were pregnant, I would attribute this discomfort to the extra weight of a baby pushing down on those muscles and ligaments but since I'm not, I guess those are pains from the hormone itself.
I don't have a whole lot to say about it, but just putting it out there so newly pregnant people have the benefit of knowing what some of their discomforts are from. I'm in the rare position of having the hormone in my body without an embryo growing so I figured I should allow others the benefit of my current knowledge.
But yeah, I just readjusted in my chair where you lift yourself up and plop yourself back down and it kind of sent a bit of mild shock through my crotch and tush. So early pregnant people, if you feel that, it's not you causing an impact on your baby, it's something about the Hcg hormone that's causing it.
And I'm feeling a little sick. Nothing severe. Just enough that it's like I can't figure out what kind of food will make it go away. Am I hungry? Did I eat too much? Have I had too much sugar today? Would plain toast make the oogies go away? Not sure.
And my butt feels all bruised from the injection site.