Oh my word the NEEDLES

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Registered: 08-06-2010
Oh my word the NEEDLES
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Fri, 08-06-2010 - 2:15pm
We have just begun the process, I am new to all of this. I just got my box of fertility drugs in the mail and I am seriously freaking out over the needles. I hate shots. I am a huge baby. There are over 70 of them in this box, and the needles are HUGE. How am I going to get through this?

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Registered: 08-06-2010
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 4:55pm

Thank you all SO MUCH for your encouraging replies and advice!! This has helped me ENORMOUSLY. I really mean it, I know you are all just a bunch of strangers on the internet but you can rest easy knowing you have made someone else's anxiety lift with your kindness.

I'm dealing with the needles...I find out I shouldn't have freaked as much as I did...some of them combine 3 drugs into one shot, so that's good, and all the big giant needles were for mixing, all of my shots are subQ so that helps too. So far I've had 8 (yes I'm counting!!) and it hasn't been awesome but it hasn't been as awful as I expected either. I can do this!

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart! :)

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 7:02pm
I almost didn't do IVF because I too am afraid of the needles but I made it through it, I am currently on my 2 week wait for cycle # 2.
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Registered: 08-05-2010
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 8:22pm

I myself am freaking out about the IM shots also! My good friend has gone through IVF twice and has given me some pointers but I still can't stop thinking about it. This whole process is so overwhelming and stressful...it better be worth it in the end!

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Registered: 08-02-2010
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 11:48am

I am the same as you.

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Registered: 08-08-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 9:46pm

I completely agree with everyone here.

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Registered: 01-08-2005
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 5:18pm

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Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Registered: 01-08-2005
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 4:49pm

We just went today for the injection training, and I too was a little freaked out by the size of the IM needles, plus the whole idea I would need an IM injection.

Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Registered: 10-21-2008
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 4:36pm

Hello!


I was pretty overwhelmed myself when I saw all the needles.

 
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Registered: 08-06-2010
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 2:35pm

Thank you, Amy, you are very sweet. I appreciate the encouragement.

From what I can tell there are 30 subQ needles prefilled, and 40 intramuscular meds, not pre-filled. They also sent 50 more empty IM needles but I can't figure out what meds those go to, as the ones I have to mix do have the administration needle as well as the mixing needle. The subQ ones I can handle, it's those huge IM ones that are freaking me out. I'm glad to hear there may be more than I actually need.

This is all so overwhelming and it feels like it's happening so fast! At the same time so sloooowwwly! I really appreciate your post.

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Registered: 12-26-2006
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 2:29pm

Hi!


I know getting your meds is completely freaky and overwhelming!

 

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