Going through infertility can make you feel like you’re going crazy – the emotional rollercoaster, the stress (medical, financial etc.) and of course the meds! Anyone who has ever gone through any form of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) such as IVF or IUI knows what I’m talking about. But a recent article opens up the dialogue stating that all the stress and medication issues may not be the fault of your IVF cycle.
So I was recently surfing the web and on Yahoo I came across an article by Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy,, “5 Myths About IVF You Need To Stop Believing.” The article focused on Dr. Lisa Hasty, a reproductive endocrinologist, infertility specialist and her take on debunking 5 common beliefs about IVF medication. It tackles the idea of whether or not the infertility meds are really to blame for all your erratic behavior and stress. Per the article, a new study in Oxford’s journal Human Reproduction discredits the theory that the drugs are to blame and explains that women who exhibit neurotic tendencies before treatment will maintain that state during treatment, and those who do not, will not.
Another way to put it … no it’s not the Clomid (or insert drug of your choice here: Menopur, Gonal-F etc), it is you! WTF?!?! Continue Reading