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question abt injections

Post by appy » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:17 am

Hi .......I am a little confused abt which needles to use to administer my
injections............ Have to start my injections on thursday
I have insulin syringes which I presume are for Lupron....I need
to inject lupron microdose twice daily(10 units)
.......But I am a little confused abt Menopur......I have Norm -ject syringes
(1CC) and 30 G 1/2" needles..........and Q caps and also two 3 ml
22G 11/2" syringes/needles..........
Which one do I use for menopur? And what r those 3 ml syringes for?
Are they for novarel? Do i use the Norm ject syringe with the q cap
for mixing and then attach the 30G 1/2'" needle to the same syringe?
Have forgotten everything learnt at Injection Training

Would appreciate if someone could clarify this for me.........Thanx!!

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Post by tkh2008 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:59 pm

I hope someone can help you. Maybe call your RE? My lupron came in kits so the needles were in the box but also had extras. My needles came in ziplocs packaged with the appropriate meds but I ordered from an online pharmacy. Good luck!

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Post by SilverAngel679 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:38 pm

the tiny needles are for your stim shots. the bigger needels are for the poi. The clinic'll explain everything to you when it's time to start
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Post by esperanza » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:56 pm

yes, your RE or nurse practitioner will clarify everything for you. The tiny ones (insulin) are for Lupron. The bigger needles are usually to get the progesterone in oil out of the vial, and then you switch to a smaller needle to inject it in your body.

When I first got my box of meds I was both excited and overwhelmed but after getting the crash course from my nurse everything made sense :) and half way through you will feel like an expert!

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Post by tkh2008 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:07 pm

Yes, you feel like a pro at the end. Dh is terrified of needles & he is now a pro at giving me my shots. You will catch on quick once you are shown.

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Post by Kas101 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:25 am

I am also on the micro lupron protocol so i can tell you what I use if thats any help??

For the microdose Lupon (i do 20 units) i use the insulin syringe 1/2cc with a 29 gauge 1/2" needle

For the Menopur i use a 1ml syringe, add the Q-cap, draw up the dilutant then add it to the powder, mix and repeat as necessary (adding powders). I then inject with a 27 gauge 1/2" needle

PIO is different and i havent done this yet as last cycle i used suppositories instead, but from my med training i can see i use the 3ml syringe, mix it with the big fat needle (18 gauge 1 1/2' needle) and inject after changing the needle to the smaller (but still unpleasant) 22gauge 1 1/2" needle.

Remember my RE might have given different needles etc, but hopefully this might help :)

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Please help...

Post by natashamom » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:19 am

I think I made a mistake and injected to myself:NOTHING!!

It was my first day and I had to wait for my replacement at work who was late so I was late to go home and then read the instructions so quick that I didnt turn the bottle upside down and just injected like I said nothing,so now I`m so worried,did anyone did the stupidity I did?!Please help!!


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Please help...

Post by natashamom » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:20 am

I think I made a mistake and injected to myself:NOTHING!!

It was my first day and I had to wait for my replacement at work who was late so I was late to go home and then read the instructions so quick that I didnt turn the bottle upside down and just injected like I said nothing,so now I`m so worried,did anyone did the stupidity I did?!Please help!!


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Post by appy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:41 pm

Natasha,So sry to hear abt this..........I understand how worried u must be Wish I could help u here but have never been in that situationn!!!!!!!But I suggest U call ur RE immediately.They r the best people to guide u in this situation.All the very best to u......I'm sure it'll all work out well :)

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Thanks!

Post by natashamom » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:23 pm

Appi thanks so much for the encouragemnent words,actually everything worked out well for me,the nurse said no biggy!!

I did inject perfectly to myself this morninh,yeah!!


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