So I took my first progesterone shot yesterday afternoon! I am planning on doing them at night, but I could not have gone through the entire day being a worried wreck!! Especially because it was the first time doing an injection. OMG – it was NOTHING….no pain at all…blood tests are worse and I don’t think blood tests are bad. Seriously I was worrying over nothing!!! I didn’t even use the EMLA cream to numb the area that they prescribed me. Pat said to try the first time without the cream just so I had a baseline of pain...Just so I would know what the worse it could be! Pat was actually excited to give me the shot…he was smiling. He is studying needles and tests at school right now. I made him watch the informative video they instructed us to wtch right before. He felt like he was doing a medical procedure on me. We set up everything in the bathroom and I sterilized like CRAZY! I could’ve slapped him bc my knees were shaking I was so nervous! He was loving it. I was being such a big baby. Pat just couldn't stop laughing at me! He said OK - I am going to count to three...1...2...3...boom! He said you will feel some pressure bc he had a hard time injecting the think oil out of the tiny needle. For 1 cc, it took a solid 10 sec just to give you an idea.
Don’t read everything online about the PIO shots. I use a 25 gauge needle which is a pediatric needle and it isn’t painful at all. I could do it everyday if need be. Not that I would want to but just to give you an idea of the pain tolerance. Plus my booty was a tad bit sore from the intramuscular shot later in the day walking up stairs and what not, but nothing to stress on….it wasn’t a big deal at all. The muscle pain is the only mild discomfort of the entire process but is 100% tolerable. My advice - do not listen to everthing you read online about the PIO shots. They are not a big deal at all! What a huge relief!!