My First Time Using Synarel

★★☆☆☆: Necessary but disgusting

Photo of the author’s Synarel nasal spray bottle beside a box of tissues and a glass of orange juice
Photo by the author © Kim Barrett

The first part of my FET (frozen embryo transfer) cycle is to turn off the part of my brain responsible for marshalling my ovaries into action. This is done through a nasal spray taken twice a day called Synarel.

My first impressions of Synarel were not great. The little bottle, about 5cm tall, sat on my…



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