I had my ER this morning and my RE wants me to start medrol and progesterone in oil shots tonight. I'm feeling nervous about the PIO and am wondering what experiences you have had with it. I know to numb the site with ice and I can put a heating pad on it after. DH is going to give them except the two nights he is away on business...I'll have to do those myself. I've done the HCG IM shots myself but I've heard these are a lot worse. Also, should I lie down or stand up? I'm so not looking forward to this.
Clomid/IUI #1 Feb 2010- BFN
Clomid/IUI #2 Mar 2010 - BFP April 2010 DD born Dec 2010 :-)
Started TTC #2 Dec 2011
IUI #3-5 Aug thru Oct 2014 - BFN
HSG revealed one blocked tube but was unblocked during procedure
IUI #6 and 7 Nov/Dec 2014 - BFN
IVF #1 Feb 2015 - 19 eggs retrieved, ZERO fertilized initially, 2 fertilized with rescue ICSI, then 2 more then following day, all 4 frozen
Re: Starting PIO - tips wanted
Warm the oil in your bra before injecting, at least 15 minutes, that helps a lot!
I did not ice first,, I found the oil went in better with nothing being cold, but I did walk around rubbing the site for at least 10 minutes after injection. It helps to keep the oil moving so you do not get bumps or knots.
And then heating pad after that.
When injecting yourself have RE or nurse or your DH draw two circles of injection areas, you can find images on various web sites too if you are unsure.
Then here is how I inject my own PIO, once drawn up I half sit half lean on the bathroom counter so I can see the injection site in the mirror.
I twist my body to make sure I can reach.
Holding the syringe a quick dart like motion.
I also keep everything on the bathroom counter including my sharps box.
So a towel to put the needle on once done injecting, if you do not want to try and put it in the sharps box right away, and a gauze pad or alcohol wipe to rub the site with when finished.
There are some great videos on you*tube of people self injecting PIO I watched them and they helped me a lot, it seemed very scary at first, but it is a bit better self injecting since you know it is coming.
Good Luck, you will be great
Two years, two losses and three IUIs...
We are having TRIPLETS!
GGB born November 2015!
DOR and AMA
2/12-5/12: 4 IUI cycles = all BFN;
7/12: DE IVF # 1 (with ICSI)- 20R, 16M, 14F, 5DT of 2 blasts; 6 frosties = BFN;
Lupus anticoagulant initially high, then found to be normal on hematology consult;
Follow up testing in September all clear;
Started synthroid for "high normal" TSH;
FET # 1- late October 2012- BFP on FRER; beta # 1- 21(low), beta # 2- 48 (still low), beta # 3- 132, beta # 4- 1,293; beta # 5- 5,606; last beta- over 100,000. First u/s 11/21- heard heartbeat
12/12- Officially an OB patient!
Level 2 ultrasound at 20 weeks shows vasa previa and VCI
Referral to MFM and mandatory c section for delivery
Beautiful baby girl born at 34 weeks
Finally home after 15 day NICU stay!
Trying for sibling: FET # 2- May 2014; beta 5/31, BFN
FET #3, early July 2014; beta 7/14, BFN
DE IVF # 2- August 2014; 14R, 13M, 11F, 5dt of 2 blasts (3 AA), 5 frosties = BFN
FET #4- December 2014, yet another BFN
Dr. KK work up shows borderline uterine blood flow, elevated NK cells, and MTHFR mutation (homozygous for c677t)
Added baby aspirin, prednisone, supplements, Metanx, and intralipids
Switched to large clinic for final attempt; had endometrial receptivity testing in January; FET March 2015 = yet another BFN
Likely OAD- NBC