[quote=StepMom33]Just need to vent about these AWFUL shots! I tolerated them okay the first two weeks, but this past week I have ended up with bruises and tenderness in one hip.
I asked my nurse today if it was possible to give myself the IM shot elsewhere, and she said I could try the thigh, but I think that will hurt terribly.
I had the option of using Crinone but it was such a MESS the first time I opted to stay on the shots. Plus (if this is TMI, I’m sorry) I ended up with a terrible yeast infection right before this past cycle and didn’t want to stick anything else in there if possible, lol.
Anyone have advice on the shots and how to tolerate them up to 10 weeks?[/quote]
I must say I did my gonal f shots in the thigh and it did hurt as well as burn and I was using a 28 guage needle. The PIO shots use a 22 gauge needle which is much thicker! I had my DH give me the PIO injections. I would have him feel the spot at which he was going to inject. If it didn’t hurt when he pressed on that area I would ice it for about 15minutes. I would lay on the couch with my butt facing my DH with the side that he was injection was up. For example, if he was injecting my Right buttock I would be on my left hip facing the back of my couch. I was able to stablize myself better verses standing. Once my hubby unjected the spot he would place a heating pad on the injection spot and rub the spot with the heating pad over it. This helped in that I never had welts following the injection ever. The heat helped the oil absorb into the tissue. To this day I do not have any scarring areas. I did at one point bruise but it was because my hubby hit a nerve and boy was it black and blue!!!
I did the crinone inserts and liked them. I just had to wear a pantyliner everyday to make sure that it was not going to be a mess. I would much rather have the inserts than take the PIO injections everyday.
Good Luck with everything! :flower: