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IVF Cycle Psychosis

on June 24, 2013

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I’ve coined a new medical diagnosis- IVF Cycle Psychosis.  Anyone that goes through an IVF cycle either with their eggs, donor eggs, or donor embryos has this disease.  The only potential cure for it is a Big Fat Positive on a pregnancy test.  Once a BFP is achieved the disease remains dormant until the baby is born.  If you have a miscarriage then you relapse and the disease is reactivated with your next IVF cycle. Repeat occurences of IVF Cycle Psychosis worsen over time. 

Symptoms:

1) a horrible rash of the what ifs

2) chronic mood swings that range from hope to  impending doom

3) feeling like you have no control

4) irritable bowls due to the scared shits

5) irrational thoughts

6) aversion to pregnant woman and babies

7) a need for a bigger wine glass

If you have been self diagnosed with IVF Cycle Psychosis know that you are not alone.  5 out of 5 IVF cyclers suffer from IVF Cycle Psychosis.  But there is hope.  What that hope is I have no fucking clue (that’s just what they say at the end of every disease public service announcement)

The End

 

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5 responses to “IVF Cycle Psychosis

  1. Suzanne says:

    You have no idea how much I needed to read a post like this. Thank you for finally giving me an official diagnosis!

  2. Margy says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself!!

  3. newtoivf says:

    I’m in the 2ww and VERY MUCH in the grip of IVF psychosis! And I can’t even self medicate with wine!

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