Progesterone in Oil. From what I hear, it’s NOT fun.
I was very lucky with our fresh cycle and the protocol I was on did not involve any PIO. Instead, I used Crinone – a vaginal suppository. I did have to self inject many many times, but most were subQ, not IM.
I hear PIO is worse than most since it’s so thick.
Some tips I’ve been reading include:
– warm the progesterone bottle against your skin so that the oil will thin
– ice the injection site for about a minute
– after injecting, rub the area
My nurse put circles (actually smiley faces) on each side of my butt as targets so I would know exactly where to inject.
Been watching videos on how to inject it properly – hope they help, since Mr. Right has a serious fear of injecting me.
First injection – Sunday night!