Lupron, Day 1

I took my first Lupron shot this morning. I feel like an old pro since I’ve been giving myself Enbrel injections for about five years now, so this was really no big deal to me. It was a little different in that I have to inject air and then fill the syringe from a bottle, but it’s pretty simple.

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I was pretty excited about starting my meds this morning. I woke up thinking about it when Joe’s alarm went off but managed to get a few more hours of sleep. A cuddly kitty sure helped with that!

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I was expecting it to burn when it was injected like the Enbrel does, but I didn’t feel it at all. I’m guessing that’s because it had been kept at room temperature. However, a few minutes afterward I started experiencing pain and itching at the injection site (boy, do I sound like an Enbrel or Humira commercial right now or what??). That never happens with the Enbrel, and it was a little annoying, but it went away.

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So, it was pretty uneventful. I hope all my shots are like that, but since my IVF coordinator told me the the progesterone shots are terrible, I’m expecting those to not be a lot of fun. I don’t think I’ve really had any side effects from the medicine. I had some cramping this afternoon, and I’ve been feeling rundown, but that’s it, which is good. I’m pretty paranoid about side effects since finding out that I have cataracts thanks to my prednisone. I hope the meeting I’m covering tonight goes quickly. I’m so ready to go home and veg out.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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Comments

  1. Lisanne says:

    Like I said on your Flickr, it’s REALLY neat that you’re taking pictures to document this process. It will be fun to show your child(ren) later! 🙂 I don’t know if I could give myself a shot. I might have Jeff do it.

  2. corrin says:

    I am way too much of a wuss to give myself shots, but you are a total pro!

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