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Any suggestions for injections?

Postby the3lowes » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:39 pm

I have been taking Lupron, and this morning had my first Menopur/Bravelle injection. It hurt!!! Any suggestions for how to make this injection go more smoothly?
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Postby Kat » Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:04 pm

Hi
I remember someone saying they numbed the area with ice beforehand
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Postby lynne » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:27 pm

Hi,
I don't know if you're using a pen or a syringe, but from reading other people's experiences, the syringe seems to hurt less.
I used a cream called EMLA (don't know if it will exist in the US but there must be similar) so couldn't feel the needle, but could feel the liquid go in. If you give the sight a quick rub afterwards it helps the liquid disseminate. But I found aloe vera gel an absolute boon as it took away the stinging.
Hope this helps.
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Postby charlie77 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:52 pm

hiya
when we were going through tmt my wife found that if i pinched a good amount of flesh ( we called it pinching the fat)
then when u gotta good handfull pull up away from the leg as hard as you can then inject very smoothly into leg then as said previously rub area straight afterwards
hope this is of help to you and best of luck
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Postby Libby » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:48 am

When you 'pinch the fat', look for a white patch - where it is white there is not so much blood circulating and so it hurts less. Test with the tip of the needle first and if just a little pressure hurts, move elsewhere. Also make sure the liquid is room temp before you inject - it is always worse cold. I found the best place to inject was just under my navel.
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Postby the3lowes » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:31 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. We have been using the ice pack and it has helped tremendously. I have now had 4 shots, and the last 3 have been with the ice. I wouldn't do it without it now!!!
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Postby LisaB75 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:48 pm

Hey - just another suggestion. My best girlfriend is an RN and she has been kind enough to give my progesterone shots since my dh is terrified of needles. Anyway - I was doing Lupron and Stimms myself and I, too, thought the stimms burned! She told me to make sure that the rubbing alcohol is completely dry on the skin before injecting b/c that can make you burn. After she told me that - they no longer burned. I found it got easier as I went along. The ice trick works too - I use that on my butt before every progesterone shot.

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Postby the3lowes » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:35 am

Another tip for the injections -
If they are stinging as they go in, inject very slowly. I barely feel them now!
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