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Itchy red skin w/lupron?

I was surprised that after both my morning and evening injection of my MDL, my skin was itching right around the injection site.  When I looked, it was also kind of blotchy red.  It goes away within a half hour or so of giving the shot.  I plan on checking with my nurse to make sure this is ok, but has anyone else here experienced this?  Pretty sure it's normal since upon googling I've found similar descriptions of reactions.  Just wondering what your doctors have said about it.  I haven't had any reaction to gonal F, menopur, or ovidrel so I was surprised with this one.
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Re: Itchy red skin w/lupron?

  • mm29mm29
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    It is not uncommon to have a little irritation with injection sites, as long as it goes away shortly after.  It is just super annoying!
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  • My skin gets red and itchy at my injection sites.  It goes away, but it's still not fun. I get little red bumps that don't go away too. But my nurse told me it was normal. Are you switching sides with each injection? 

    It's normal. It's just one of those fun perks that come along with IVF!

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    2/06 - surprise pregnancy - twins
    3/06 - m/c 1st baby at 6 weeks 
    5/06 -2nd baby had no heartbeat at 14 wks.
    D&E - Bled out. Blood transfusions. Week in ICU - Cheated Death!
    Diagnosis: Blood clotting and bleeding disorder, immune issues, & cervical stenosis
    5/10 - 1st IVF cycle - BFN
    FET - 10/12/10 - BFN
    1/11 - IVF with PGD - BFN
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  • I think it's normal, too.  Cetrotide did the same thing to me.
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  • if you aren't already try icing before.

    lupron gives me large, raised, red welts at injection and then it subsides after 30 min or so.  the icing helps with this and also minimizes the burning (it burns for me too)

    GL cutie

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  • Thank you!
    Mr. & Mrs. UMich! July 2006! :-)
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    DX: High FSH/DOR
    It took 44 cycles, just over 3 years, 6 failed IUI's in MI, and 1 round of IVF at CCRM to get our BFP!

    Beta #1 (9dp5dt) = 206, Beta #2 (11dp5dt) = 438
    1st u/s @ 6w5d = 11/11/11 = ONE little bean! HB 120bpm!
    ?Our Baby Boy Born June 26th, 2012?

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