HCG trigger shot...scared`

Okay, if you havent noticed by now, I hate taking medication!! I am on my 6 round of Clomid. I am now seeing a fertility specalist who is moniterning me with ultrasounds. I am going in on wednesday for an ultra sound and they may give me a trigger shot. I have never had this..kinda worried about it. Any side effects I should expect??

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 5:14 am
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jackieg
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Its a very very small needle...my husband gave me mine...just don't take a pregnancy test too soon because the shot causes false positives!
Posted on September 27, 2012 at 7:18 am
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I wouldn't necessarily call it a very very small needle. HCG trigger shots are intramuscular and in most cases the needle is about 1 1/2 inch long. But fear not. If a nurse is administering it, the shot will be quick and easy. They will most likely inject on the top quadrant of you butt, just below the hip. Just keep your one leg relaxed so the muscle isn't tight. Depending on your threshold of pain it may or may not sting. The only side effect I had was muscle soreness on the butt which last an hour. DH had to inject during my IVF treatment and he thought he was doing me a favor by doing it slowly. Believe me, the quick jab from a nurse is the way to go!
Posted on September 28, 2012 at 8:53 am
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I am not worried about the needle.....I am worried about the effects of the shot. Ie: hot flashes, cramping. Have you guys had anyhting like that?

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 11:58 am
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I felt nothing more than a sore butt.
Posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm
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Mine was small, pre-loaded.
Posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm
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Mine was small, pre-loaded. And I didn't notice any effects.
Posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm
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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 4:53 am
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My HCG for IUI was a tiny needle that I gave myself about an inch away from my belly button.  Super easy and no side effects at all.  The HCG that I will give myself for IVF will be huge and intramuscular...dreading especially because DH will most likely be at work.  Hope you are doing well.

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 8:46 am

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