10 things that hurt more than giving yourself an IVF stim injection

I tried not to think about what it would be like to give myself the first injection. I knew I could do it, and I knew I would do it, but quite honestly… getting blood work done used to make me pass out, so I definitely had some trepidation about inserting a needle into my belly over and over again during the IVF process.

However, I wish I had known how little a shot in the stomach would hurt. Like, “Wait, is it even in me?” little.

The List

So for you ladies out there who are looking for some reassurance prior to your first injection, here is a list of 10 things that hurt less than giving yourself a subcutaneous shot.

1. Acupuncture

2. Popping a pimple

3. Plucking your eyebrows

4. Pulling out a single piece of hair from the top of your head

5. A papercut (these hurt sooooo much more)

6. Dealing with an annoying hangnail

7. A mosquito bite

8. Ripping off a Band-Aid

9. Sneezing (I don’t know…sometimes sneezing hurts!)

10. Picking a scab

Of course, injecting yourself in your muscle is going to hurt more. And, certain medications can really sting from what I have heard from my other IVF buddies.

I would love to hear your experience… can you think of any others? Let me know in the comments below!

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