Last night was my first follistim and maybe I'm a huge wuss - but it hurt. Do you ice first?
(I realize this is a small shot compared to many others).
Not for the follistim. I did mine in my thigh and stomach and found that if you pinched your skin for a few seconds before hand that seemed to help me - didn't really feel much.
The Ovidrel trigger shot I learned to ice before hand. For me that was much more painful b/c it's a thicker needle. THe first IUI I didn't ice, and the second IUI I did ice. Made a lot of difference.
I only ice for HCG and PIO (IM injections).
If it makes it easier for you, I say keep doing it.
yep, I ice before every injection - no matter what it is. I bruise and bleed otherwise. Plus, I am a wuss too. It doesn't matter how many times I do it!
I ice for HCG and PIO (then do heat after shot for PIO)
The follistim was such a small needle I barely felt it.