Egg Donation

I am an egg donor, and here you'll find details of my donation cycles. Go to the beginning of the blog for day-by-day details of each cycle. Questions or Comments? Email

Saturday, May 27, 2006

To Cass: On Hyperstimulation

Cass posted a comment a couple posts down. Since she didn't leave an email address, I want to make sure she sees this reply:

Hi, Cass,

Yes - you have Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS). This happened to me on my first cycle, too. You can read about it on an earlier post:

Your clinic should have had you come in and they should be checking you frequently. When this happened to me, I had to go in every day.

There isn't a lot they can do unless it gets REALLY bad and then you go to the hospital. What you can do is to intake a LOT of salt. I literally was drinking grainy salt water, eating rice swimming in soy sauce, etc. That helped it go away. All together, I gained 17 pounds in 3 days and it took about 2 weeks for me to go back to normal.

I was so scared. I cried and completely freaked out. I know how scary this must be for you.

Try the salt and what your clinic recommends. If it gets to the point where normal breathing hurts or is difficult (that's how it was for me), insist that they bring you in and do an abdominal sonogram to see if it's getting worse. If you need to just talk about it or if you have questions, email me at


At 10:50 PM , Blogger cass said...

I feel much better reading what you said. I have all the same problems and I am miserable and scared. The clinic didn't seem to think it was a big deal, but then agian they don't have a sharp stabbing pain and 10 pounds extra weight in their belly either. I am going to start drinking salty stuff, and see if it helps.


At 10:54 PM , Anonymous Egg Donor said...

Hi, Cass,

I'm glad you found your way back here. please keep me updated on how it goes. Good luck and feel better!


At 7:33 PM , Anonymous Dirty said...

Question for you about the salt. What's the logic behind that? I thought salt makes you retain water, so doesn't that seem counterproductive? I didn't do much after my retrieval to combat the weight gain and I would really like to minimize the discomfort next time so if you can explain this to me I'd appreciate it very much!

At 6:08 AM , Blogger Leila said...

I recently donated and have been having hyperstim problems. I went back to my doctor's and they should be the pockets of water on an ultrasound. He told me to stay away from salt though. I'm still up the 12 lbs I've gained from the reaction and uncomfortable. Does the salt really work? I'm hestitant since I was told to stay away from it. I also donated 32 eggs so they said my reaction may be a bit worse than usual.

At 6:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Egg donation is a very sensitive and delicate process.

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At 11:45 PM , Anonymous Egg Donors said...

Great Post.....

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Thanks for sharing....

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