Yeah Fola! I'd be sooo relieved after that long cycle too! And congrats to all the recent IUIers - fingers crossed!!
I did it. I called on Monday and got an early morning HSG appointment yesterday... I only took one extra-strength Tylenol, and I think that might have been a mistake (I'm pretty sensitive to meds, so I didn't want to overdo it - forgetting that I'm also really sensitive to pain!). From what I've read of others experiences, there seems to be two responses - those who just get the crampy-pinchy pains (I describe them as moderate cramps - enough I had to breathe through, but they waited until the cramp passed to continue), and then those who get the yelling/screaming/swearing pain. I only had the former for the first half of the test - even got to see the fluid cleanly passing through my left tube, no troubles. Then came the blinding pain (ok, so it was only blinding because I had my eyes screwed shut
) - I yelled. For about 90 seconds. Everyone was very supportive though, and it was over quickly. I took another tylenol and had nothing besides minor menstral-cramp like pain the rest of the day - actually it was weird, because the outside bits didn't hurt at all, and normally they do for me during AF
. There's a chance that the pain was actually the contrast fluid clearing out the obstruction in the right tube, but I won't know the results for another week and a half.
I hope, in my need to report, I didn't scare you booja's mom!!!! I certainly don't want to do it again, but it was short, and I don't think it was over-the-top excessive - I just happen to be very sensitive!