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Starting first injection tonight!

So AF finally showed up yesterday! Got the go ahead from the doc to take my first injection tonight eeek! It's all becoming real now!

I'll be taking Gonal F. Any tips to make this first injection go as smoothly and painless as possible?!

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How exciting ! I’ve got egg collection tomorrow. I have found an ice pack to the area helps reduce any pain with the injections. Good luck xx

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Oooh good luck with the egg collection! How are you feeling about it?

Thanks I will give the ice pack a try (well the frozen veg in my freezer :-D)

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Good luck! they look more scary than they feel! I had a phobia of needles, adn literally done it everyday without no hassel at all, didnt hurt or feel a thing! after the first one its all ok! xx

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Thanks Gingergirl! To be honest I think my excitement of finally being able to start definitely beats my fear of needles so that is definitely something :)

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Good luck, I start my stims tonight too. It’s the second round for me, I used to be scared of needles but found them surprisingly fine last time! I just put them in really slowly and can hardly feel it. I definitely found it easier doing them myself rather than my partner doing them for me.

Exciting though! 😀

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Ah good luck to you too! May this second round be the lucky one :)

Are you on the long or short protocol? What injections will you be taking?

Very exciting indeed! :-)

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I’m on the short protocol because of high risk of ohss. I’m on 225 of menopur this time, last time I was on 150 but didn’t respond very well so they’ve upped it a bit.

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Ooh I'm also on the short protocol with a high risk of ohss! I'm on 150 of gonal, I hope that's enough now you've said that!

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Good luck! I had gonel-f too. The needle is tiny you will hardly feel anything :) just pinch yourself really hard - that would probably hurt more than the needle itself! You can also numb the area with an ice pack...when my husband sterilised the injection area with alcohol wipes, I didn't even know he was doing it, that's when I knew I wouldn't feel a thing. You will do absolutely fine!

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Ah now those are some very reassuring words! Thank you! :)

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