The downside of a new protocol.June 20, 2012 at 8:28 am | Posted in IVF #6: Quiet Hope | 8 Comments
I did my first repronex injection on Monday morning. Like a mad scientist, I followed my clinic’s instructions and mixed two vials of the medication with one vial of the saline fluid.
It’s a LOT of fluid – 2ccs of it. I watched as it pooled under the skin in my belly, but left it, thinking it was better to let my body absorb it.
By 5pm that night, it was bruised and red and swollen and painful to the touch. And massive – about three inches in diameter. Right on the waistband of most of my pants.
Dr Google tells me it’s a side effect of repronex. A lot of women complain about it – it leaves welts on your belly at the injection site; it feels bruised and is painful to the touch for a couple of days. A few women suggested that if you massage it in once you do the injection, the welts aren’t as bad.
So I tried that yesterday morning – after injecting, I rubbed the area really hard; trying to work it in. Thankfully the welt is MUCH smaller than it was that first night, but I still have a painful lump at the injection site.
Will be three tonight.
I hope I don’t run out of places to inject the stuff next week.