This isn't my first IVF round... When it comes to injecting I can only describe my injecting experience as a walk in a meadow on a warm sunny day.
In comparison this round... I'm 7 injections in and already my tummy looks bruised and battered. There are red blemishes and deep purple and brown bruises coupled with tender tummy muscles which I think is normal anyway. I'm really struggling to get the needle in.
In order to improve the needle going in I've tried:
1. Not squeezing my skin so tight so it isn't hard
2. Massaging the area a little before
3. Taking a deep breath and telling myself to get a grip
4. Putting the needle at a 45 degree angle instead of 90.
Tonight after trying all those combined it still hurt, maybe not as much, but I bled quite a bit and then bruise is here already. I've watched videos and I'm not doing it any different.
Any tips greatly received!
Ps: while I'm here...Any tips for grumpy tearful moods also helpful. 😂