Thursday, March 19, 2009

Trigger Shot

I was dreading doing the trigger shot. I've heard so many times about how it stings and I'm just a big suck when it comes to any kind of pain. So, I searched around the 'nets and eventually found a small piece of advice hidden in a message board. I follow said advice and there was no sting. Nothing. In fact, it was so pain free I had to check to make sure I'd actually injected the HCG and not the saline.

As a PSA, I will pass this tip on to you. Mix the saline with the powder about 15 to 20 minutes before you're going to inject it. Roll the vial between your hands to mix and dissolve the mixture. Then let it sit there until you're ready to give yourself the trigger. This extra time will allow the powder to dissolve even more... presto no stinging or minimal stinging.

About 2 or 3 minutes after I gave myself the shot in my belly, the injection site got red and splotchy and incredibly itchy. It was like that for about half an hour or so and then slowly dissipated as the night went on.

Yet another hurdle has been met and passed.

Next up ER. By this time tomorrow it will be done.


Spacey said...

I can't believe I missed all these updates! I didn't get a chance to check the blogs this week, but I kept thinking of you.
I hope everything went well with the ER and you are recovering nicely!

Lost in Space said...

Have been thinking about you lots and hope everything went okay yesterday!!

The belly triggers I did were sub-q with smaller needles. It was the IM ones with the bigger needles that really made my ass hurt. (-; I'm glad yours wasn't bad!!

Spacey said...
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Spacey said...

I don't mean to be nosey, but how did the ER go?
I hope everything went well and you are doing ok.

Sorry for the previous comment, but there were some technical dificulties.

CHAR said...

OH I am soooooo excited for you!!!!