I’m going to be doing PiO shots for the first time later this summer for IVF #3 and I’m a little freaked out… :eek: For my first two IVFs at my previous clinics I had used Endometrin suppositories. So for the PiO, you are injecting in the area you would normally administer the HCG trigger shot? And after you inject the PiO, do you recommend massaging the area or a heating pad or anything special?
[quote=musicgal]I have always done my PIO by myself, it’s not too difficult.
For my first cycle, the PIO was the most horrible thing in the world. I had bruises, knots, bleeding, you name it. It took months for the knots to go away.
For this last cycle, I figured out what I had been doing wrong. I don’t use ice or heat. You MUST be sure that you are doing them in the right spot. That was the problem with my first cycle, I was injecting too low and that’s what was causing all of my problems. If you split your behind into 4 sections, you should inject in the upper, outer segment, but ALWAYS above the top of your crack (for lack of a better word ). It will feel like you are actually injecting in your lower back, but this is the correct spot. If you go lower in the cheek, you will get the knots and bruising and terrible pain.
Hope this helps, I think most people don’t do them in the right spot but I watched a ton of videos on IM injections and asked my RE and the nurse and they verified. While they are never pleasant, I hardly had any pain throughout the entire 12 weeks that I did them this time.[/quote]