Progesteron in oil shots, tips?

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Progesteron in oil shots, tips?

Post by rwb08 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:44 am

Hi all! First time in an IVF chat room. We've been shooting up for weeks, cakewalk, but this oil stuff! Any tips on making these round of shots easier on the hips? It's my first time. Loving this site. Hi to all you out there I've been reading! Good wishes to you!


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Post by NY4thtry » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:47 pm

Use a heating pad for 10 min before 20 minutes after.. whatever you do NO ice...
Me 43 dh 65
6 cycles 3 chemicals
13+ banking cycles. 2 failed transfers to Surro
12/9 transfer 2 hatching blasts to surro beta 12/ 15

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Post by loopie » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:09 pm

Ask your doctor for Lidocaine cream- put it on about 20-30minues before your shot- put some plastic wrap over it(so it doesn't rub off on your clothes) and voila! no pain!
however- after about 8weeks of it- it hurts no matter what

best to you !!
Me 41 Dh 41
1st IVF BFP!!! Jan 2008


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Post by rwb08 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:45 am

Thank you! Great suggestions. I love my heating pad, never has it been used so much! We're newbies on this. Just found out today that we have 3 embryos from the 4 thawed. Yeah! We implant Wednesday.

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Post by lilmd » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:39 am

It also helps to put the oil in a bowl of wrm wter for a few minutes before you prepare the injection.. seems to thin it out a bit. I also take a deep breath in and let it out as my husband does the injection.

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Post by waiting for 4 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:26 pm

i never found the shots to be bad. this round of IVF my RE actually switched me to the suppositories and I requested to go back to the shots...

the way I did it (and it didnt require any 30-40 minute prep bc I never had time for that) was to lay in the fetal position on the bed and have DH inject in the spot the RE says to. It helps to keep the circles drawn on with sharpie (ask the RE or nurse to draw it initially) so DH will always know where to go. I prefered the higher portion of the hip. Have DH count down and when he hits one, breathe out as hard as you can and focus on that. Most of the time I couldn't feel the needle. It will be uncomfortable sometimes but as long as DH is quick with it and stays in the right area, it won't ever hurt :D Also, it helps to have a dog or cat handy to keep you distracted while DH preps and injects :lol:
Me 25, DH 27

10X clomid, 3 w/IUI
IVF 1- BFP, MC@9 wks
husband laid off- no infertility coverage
3X with femara, all BFN's but has regulated my cycle and FINALLY got positives on ovulation test
Currently on my 4th cycle with femara

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Post by tigersuz22 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:16 pm

Hi waiting,
Honestly, we never iced or did lidocaine or used a heating pad and they were pretty easy. I did get lumps under the skin a few times but my husband was pretty good at injecting around them. Just as long as he's quick and confident- it'll be no big deal.

Toward the end, your hips are sore and it will sting a little - but with your hand, lightly massage the area for a minute or two and it will go away.

Good luck!

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Post by Warren Dew » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:26 am

On our successful cycle, we eventually switched to the front of the thigh because there were no bruise free spots left on my wife's behind. You could ask your nurse to show you that location.

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Post by BIGREDIOWAN » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:28 am

I usually rub the area lightly right after I give my wife the injection. We switch everyday from right buttock to left buttock, then right hip and left hip. It gives her four days before you have to go back to the area again. I also keep the syringe under my arm for 15 minutes or so to thin the oil out. Tell your husband to go slow with the injection and to not go to fast while doing it. I've noticed that if I go to fast a small amount of the fluid will come back out of the needle hole after I've removed the needle and you want to keep that all in there if you can. I've also noticed that my wife tends to get lumps in those areas if I inject the oil too fast. Good luck on Wednesday and try to remain as calm as possilbe. We go on Thursday for our first ultrasound. :D
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Post by natashamom » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:18 pm

Hello all,

my nurse told me to just sit and tend towards one side and inject on the side your kinda leaning to,do not push the needle in but just kinda stick it in very gently.

First warm a glass of water in the micro for few sec` then put the oil in it for a little bit,then you can inject when its warm.

Remember to go slow when injecting.

I`m starting mine tomorrow,it has to be at least 2 weeks,twice a day but then if preggo can switch to suppositories.

Good luck to us all and baby dust!!!


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Post by natashamom » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:19 pm

Forgot to mention:when you`re about to inject,first pinch your flesh.

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