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    Question Anyone use Dexamethasone?

    Ladies - I have a question for you all on dexamethasone. Its basically a catabolic steroid to assist with good egg quality when I start the stims.Has anyone used it in their cycle - I started taking it with my day 1 of lupron. I feel like its making me extremely tired and giving me headaches & nausea but of course, it could all just be in my head. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced other side effects...

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    Hi Anju - I was on Dexamethasone until my 8th week and I didn't have any problems with it. Your headaches may be from that but also could be from Lupron (i think you just started that???) I had a few SEVER headaches from the lupron. I hope this helps.


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    I took Dex, and I really don't remember side effects. BUT! The only cycle I used the dex was my BFP!


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    Thank you for responding ladies. You're right - I started lupron yesterday as well, so it might be from either of those meds. I am guessing my body will adjust to this in a couple more days - I'll keep you all posted during the rest of the cycle. I am so tempted to start a blog and capture this journey as a life experience, so I may just do that!!!Sticky vibe to all of you...

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    I used dexa with each of my cycles and didn't experience any side effects. However I only used lupron with one cycle and I had MONSTER headaches.
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    I took dex with 2 of my cycles, there was a post on it somewhere. Mayabe it's in the archives. I will look at little later so I don't have to retype it...lol

    Yes though the side effects are nasty but that could also be the lupron?
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    I know this is a old thread but i am hoping we will have some input from the ladies on the board now


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    I took Dex with both of my cycles between ER and ET. I don't remember any side effects with it. However all steroids can make you a bit unusual. Hungry and moody come to mind.
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    Brand new here...on dexamethasone

    Hello ladies! I'm just going to jump in with both feet and start posting...I'll do an intro later.

    I'm on day three of my stim shots but have been on lupron and dexamethasone since 8/4. The only side effect I notice from the dexamethasone is that I have a lot of trouble sleeping if I take it right before bed. Instead I've been taking it after dinner or after an 8pm snack (you are definitely supposed to take it with food), and that really helps avoid the ups and downs all night.

    Anju, I wonder if your headaches and nausea could be from the lupron? I think both are listed as "possible side effects."


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    Good luck with your stimms. Did your RE tell you why you are on Dex?


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