Hi, I am on day 23 (tonight) of Buserelin and day 5 (tonight) of Menopur and Gonal F. I’m not going to lie I’ve found these stims injections HARD! Whether it’s the effect of moving from 1 to 3 injections a night or they are just taking their toll on me I don’t know, but I feel like I am over injections now and I’ve still got at least a few days if not a week or more to go 😫 don’t get me wrong I’d do ANYTHING to be a mum but I think I completely underestimated this part of the journey (you know, like the main part, the actual IVF 🙄🤦🏻♀️).
Anyway, my actual question is that the injections are really painful and the needles don’t pierce my skin easily. My husband does my injections as I hate needles, but he really has to push hard to get them through my skin and I have to squeeze my tummy or thigh (we’ve tried both areas) quite a lot to get them taught enough to push through. This ends up just being a dreadful and painful process which I now have to go through 3 times every evening. I’ve not tried ice or numbing cream but it’s got to the point now where I need something. What’s everyone’s experiences with either? Is there a preference? Anyone else’s skin like a rhinos and hard to pierce needles through?! Please help!