Ok - I need some advice from fellow Clexane users. I did my 1st injection last night and it hurt real bad. I have the meanest, ugliest looking bruise and am worried I am going to end up covered in them esp if I have to use for the full twelve weeks. Any suggestions in how to make it easier? Do you ice the area beforehand? I had no problems with the Gonal-f and the ovidrel but these Clexane shots are just mean! Oh and I had trouble piercing the skin. Thinking it hurt cause the needle wasn't deep enough?
Redrobin - Agree with April. Don't think about it and just jab it in. Definately no rubbing after as it gives you the world's worst bruises. I also find ice-ing the area before the shot helps as most often you just don't feel the needle then.
Thanks girls - maybe it was the rub afterward (whoops!). I might try icing the area first tonight too. Funny how they show you how to do the other shots but just leave you to your own devices with the Clexane - esp when it seems the harshest one.
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Pinching the skin and doing it on a 45 angle stops the bruises. I am terrible for bruising and had hideous ones before I read the 45 degree tip somewhere. No bruises now. They still hurt like a mofo though!
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Goodluck today littlesunflowers, rachael3 and tootyfruity! Am thinking of you all
Girls with the clexane questions - can I ask a dumb one of you please?
Why are you on clexane? Is it a blood clotting thing?
I only know of clexane from my brothers leukaemia treatment, when he got a clot in his central line.
Is it a miscarriage treatment thing?
Sorry, just being inquisitive!
As far as I know it's a blood thinning thing that reduces the chance of clots etc? After my last blood test they said everything is fine and that once my dose is finished (10 injections) I don't need it any more. So in short...I don't know
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