Hello lovely brave ladies. Just a quick question. Have any of you had progesterone injections rather than pessaries? I'm having them this time as I didn't make it to the 2ww last time and they think it may help. However I'm a little nervous about them and the nurse said I can't do them myself. I'm not sure if this is really the case and I'm a little worried as my husband works crazy hours so he won't be able to do them everyday. Any experience or advice very welcome. Xx
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Hi Daisy -Mae I'm on cyglogest pessaries and lubion injections too. I do these myself and into my tummy.. Needles are small and quite easy to do. Last cycle I was on Gestrone, and they were intramuscular and hubby had to do those in my thigh as I wasn't allowed too. good luck xx
Hello Daisy Mae, I've had lentogest which is progesterone in oil and is an intramuscular injection. I think it's sometimes called gestone or at least they are similar progesterone injections. I had to inject mine into my butt, well the mass of muscle just above my butt. The needle is the same one you use to draw up and mix your stim drugs so thicker and longer. I did it myself. Just used a mirror it was very easy and actually not painful at all.
So if your on the same then my advice look on you tube for a video as there's loads of women self injecting.
I did these and had all the same worries exactly. In terms of the actual injections, they are not nearly as bad as I thought they might be. My advice would be to make sure you rub the area of your bottom after the injection before you sit down. Give it a bit of a massage! Also... Make sure you go in the upper outer part of the bottom and not the fleshy fatty bit, it's much less painful!
In terms of managing having it at the same time... We found evenings much easier for us and adjusted it as needed. We tried to keep it within half an hour of the previous day and if we needed to give it much earlier one day then we would bring it forward by 30 mins each day in advance. Does that make sense?
I am more than happy to chat about these things so give me a shout if I can help anymore xx
We specifically asked to do them at night. They were fine with it but we started the night of egg collection rather than the following morning. They said as long as it was the same time each day roughly then am or pm didn't matter.
My hubby did them. I know some people do them themselves looking in the mirror but personally I would've found that quite tough.
Let me know if you have any other questions xxx
I had the progynova pessaries and had injections of Lubion which are subcutaneous ie in the lower abdomen, like the stimming injections. As my husband was away and the clinic an hour away they felt these were better for me to do myself- I'm a needle wimp!!! However, they are expensive if you are self funding!!! The other progesterone injection Gestone goes intramuscularly ie thigh/bum is cheaper but you may need someone to do it for you, again these are cheaper than Lubion if you are self funding but more tricky to dispense and can be painful. It's worth having a chat with your nurse. Mine was brilliant and looked at what best for me. Hope that helps!