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FET IM injection question!

I thought this might be the best place to ask...if not, please feel free to redirect me!!

I'm starting my delestrogen IM injections on Tuesday for our FET. Then, two weeks later, I'll start PIO. My question is where to put all these shots. I only did the PIO for a few weeks during my fresh cycle and my hips were so sore by the end. My nurse said I could do my delestrogen in my thigh if I wanted. I'd have to do these until 12 weeks into pregnancy. So, what to you ladies do? Are your thighs sore from the IM there, too? My thinking is, if my hips are both going to be sore, do I really want my thighs to be sore, too?! It's only 2 shots/week, so would this really make a huge difference in my backside? I'm thinking not, but really wanted advice from seasoned IM'ers before we start estrogen next week.

Thanks ladies! Hope to join you all so very soon!!

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Re: FET IM injection question!

  • Ouch! I have no advice because my RE didn't prescribe injections. I used Viv.elle Dot and Endo.metrin. GL
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    4 blasts frozen (3BA 4BA 4BB 5BB) b/c of moderate OHSS
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  • I got kind of a numb area on my bum that is still kind of numbish feeling. I quit PIO a week and a half ago. I think the kind of oil used can also effect how painful it is. Mine really wasn't that bad except for a few times. I used sesame oil.


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  • I wouldn't mix them if it was me. Bridejackie was on both and I know she didn't mix them and gave both in the hip.
    Married 9-10-11

    Together 6 years before marriage

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    Dx endo 2007 Sx laparoscopy

    End bcp 9/2011

    Dx annovulatory, DOR, Low AMH

    Hysteroscopy due to polyp 2-1-12

    IUI#1-3 Cancelled due to low response

    IUI#4 BFFN

    IVF#1 8/30 Beta#1 256, 8/31 Beta#2 482 BFP!! M/C 5w3d

    FET#1 Cancelled due to uterine fluid and thin lining

    FET#1.2Cancelled due to abnormal bleeding

    Hysteroscopy 12/28/12 All clear

    FET#1.3 2/2013 Cancelled

    FET #1.4 Start meds 2/19

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  • Thank you Crystal! I couldn't imagine my RE thinking it was a good idea or he would have mentioned it up front. Until I saw it online, it never even crossed my mind as an option! Two pokes it is then...sore butt, here I come :)

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     ttc #2 since 2004 Me (35): Stage 3 Endo, DH (34): High DNA Frag

    IVF/ICSI #2: April 2014: BFP!!!!!!

    ET of 2 great quality embryos. + BFP on 9dp5dt. Beta #1 (10dp5dt): 257, Beta #2 (14dp5dt): 1561,

    Beta #3 (21dp5d5): 8,172. Wow. It seems this is actually working. Shocked beyond belief.

    1st u/s @6w5d: Baby A hb 124, Baby B hb 127 (Both measuring perfectly!)

    Lost baby A. Praying that baby B stays healthy. Baby B hb 175 at 11 weeks

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  • BrideJackie11BrideJackie11
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    I saw this on IF first and responded over there :) they really aren't too bad at all. You can do it! Let me know if you have more questions after you read my response. I have tons of needles and syringes if you need some.

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    April 2012: MRI- questionable cyst 8mg by 12mm in pituitary ; referred to RE by Ob-gyn after amenorrhea x 4+ months, provera ineffective, low estrogen level
    cycle 1: May 2012, clomid 50mg; cycle cancelled, thin lining, no response
    cycle 2: June 2012, femara 5mg; cycle cancelled, no response
    cycle 3: July 2012, femara 7.5mg; cycle cancelled (largest folli on Cd12 & cd 16: 11, lining 4)
    Repeat MRI July 25,2012- Cyst unchanged, likely old infarction.
    Aug. 8: met with RE, move to injectables if HSG and SA normal
    Aug. 23: HSG all clear; DH- perfect
    Switched to a new RE in early Sept. IVF here we come
    Genetic testing reveals: Fragile X- Intermediate risk/grey zone.
    IVF#1: ER 11/30: 14 retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized. E2 prior to trigger 5200. Decision made to freeze 6 embryos and transfer later due to OHSS.
    IVF#1.2/FET #1: estrogen injects start 1/18, FET delayed to try to thicken lining. lining 5.4mm. FET- 2/18- transferred one 3AA expanded blast. BFP 5dp5dt. Beta #1- 2/27 9dp5dt- 102.27 beta #2 3/1: 147 :(, beta #3 3/4: 268 told to stop meds and let nature take its course. requested 4th beta (3/6); Beta hell for 2 months.

    FET # 2: endometrial scratch 5/6, added estrace vaginally and ASA to delestrogen and PIO. June 10- transferred one 4AA hatched embryo, BFP 4dp6dt, Beta 1 (9dp6dt) 187, Beta 2 (11dp6dt): 412; Beta 3 (15dp6dt ): 4452. U/S #1- one beautiful embryo with a heartbeat of 133 at 7 weeks.  8 weeks: heartbeat 156. EDD 2/26/2014: born 2-3-14 induced due to Pre-E and HELLP at 36w5d.

    12/1: met with RE to discuss trying for #2


  • I saw this on IF first and responded over there :) they really aren't too bad at all. You can do it! Let me know if you have more questions after you read my response. I have tons of needles and syringes if you need some.

    Thank you so much for your response on IF Jackie! I really appreciate it! I'll let you know if I need more needles. We have quite a stash, but hopefully I'll need them for the long haul and will need more!!

    BabyFruit Ticker

     ttc #2 since 2004 Me (35): Stage 3 Endo, DH (34): High DNA Frag

    IVF/ICSI #2: April 2014: BFP!!!!!!

    ET of 2 great quality embryos. + BFP on 9dp5dt. Beta #1 (10dp5dt): 257, Beta #2 (14dp5dt): 1561,

    Beta #3 (21dp5d5): 8,172. Wow. It seems this is actually working. Shocked beyond belief.

    1st u/s @6w5d: Baby A hb 124, Baby B hb 127 (Both measuring perfectly!)

    Lost baby A. Praying that baby B stays healthy. Baby B hb 175 at 11 weeks

    It's a GIRL!!!

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  • I just switched sides on my backside each day. I also did delestrogen every 3rd day and then PIO too until 10 weeks. Yesterday was my last day of shots! 

    The first few days are the worst, and then your body just gets used to it. 

    Me: 33 DH: 32 SA#1 low count (6mil) SA#2- now in IUI range!(30mil) Dx:MFI
    11/1- IUI#1,12/1- IUI#2, 1/2- IUI#3 all BFFN
    IVF#1. Long Lupron.ER 3/8 10R,4M,5F. ET 3/3-one 1AB, 2 frosties 5dp5dt-BFP!! Beta 3/25-794 Beta 3/27- 1794
    First u/s 4/8 saw hb. 4/22 missed mc 8w3d. d&c 4/26
    FET #1- bcp start 6/9. ET 7/12. 2 perfect blasts.5dpt-BFP!! 
    Beta 7/24 -1,239!! Beta 7/26- 2569 Beta 7/29- 7120.  U/S 8/7 hb 118! U/S 8/14 hb 143! U/S 8/20 hb 170. Graduated!! Stick baby stick! 


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