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Hi everyone.

I'm new to this, too. I found out that the only way to get pregnant is IVF last Monday, and this past Monday I started taking shots. I have had no time to think, which may be a good thing, due to timing. All I know is that I am an emotional wreck, my stomach is crampy and I feel fat, I don't know if this is normal, and I feel like I live in the doctor's office. I don't even know too much about the meds yet either, follistim for 4 days, then ganirelix, then luveris, and I think E/R next Thursday. My head is spinning- it's all so fast, and I feel like I could cry at the drop of a hat. This is my first IVF everything- cycle, experience, the works. POSITIVE thinking I keep telling myself, and this board really has been helping me, reading the many experiences. But I feel like I'm losing my mind. Is this normal? Or is this the "worst possible start" for me, too. The kicker is that I'm going to attempt to do this with two bad tubes, in hopes that it takes... and if it doesn't, I have to have them out. So many ifs... I am trying to be positive.. BIG GRIN! UGh! ;)