False. Drug therapy to stimulate your ovaries before freezing your eggs is short and is not going to cause you side effects. You can set aside your doubts, because you’re not going to get fat, nor is your body going to suffer or have the menopause earlier. The only thing that might happen is that you feel mild abdominal discomfort, much like what you have each month when you get your period.
This type of discomfort is due to the increased activity your ovaries are being subject to and should not affect your daily life. In any case, they will subside once the treatment is completed. If you need to relieve it, you can take a painkiller.
Instructions for the medication
Ovarian stimulation involves the application of daily injections that you will be able to administer yourself. Don’t worry: it is simple and many women like you have done it. During the first visit with the doctor you will be given a pen drive with the instructions so that you know how to administer your medication at home.
This is a process that usually takes between 8 and 14 days, in which you will have to administer the medication yourself every day at the same time, preferably between nine and eleven in the evening. This medication is the one that will make several of your eggs mature simultaneously, thus preparing for the moment of freezing.
During this process, we will schedule several medical check-ups (the so-called “follicular controls”) at which by means of a blood test and vaginal ultrasound, we will assess the maturation of your eggs, to assure ourselves that everything is ready on the day of freezing the eggs.