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Hey girls, Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with P17/progesterone shots. I have to start tomorrow in hopes to prevent me from beginning preterm labor. I know there aren't many side effects that are considered terrible, but everyone has their own experiences and I'd love to hear them!
We had several women in my DDC (now the October 2012 Playroom) that got them. Other than soreness at the injection site, I don't remember anyone mentioning awful side effects.
I was on progesterone in the form of vaginal suppositories during my 2nd pregnancy to prevent preterm labor. The only side effects I noticed were related to the gel that the progesterone was in, not the medication itself.
Melissa - Mama of IVF babies Claire (3), George (1), and Abigail (1)
I have not had any serious side affects from the shot (and am currently getting them). I get the soreness at the injection site and around 5 weeks into getting the shot I started getting very itchy inflamed area around the injection site. They altered the compounding agent and it seems to have helped. Other than that though not too bad.
I used them with my last pregnancy and i didnt have any side effects other than soreness.
the one thing i did not expect is they use a big needle. The progesterone is a thick liquid so it requires a big needle. No one told me this and i was kinda shocked at first. How often will you be getting the shots?
I've used them for multiple pregnancies, one just the first trimester, the second was all the way through the pregnancy because my progesterone levels were really low. I didn't notice a big difference in my mood swings, I did notice some, but I couldn't pinpoint it and say when or what triggered it. As said above the biggest thing I remember is the big needles, and how bad my hips hurt and the itchiness at the injections sites. I was getting injections twice a week, in alternating hips, and whatever hip was done was sore for days. That's my most vivid memory.
I had them with my second pregnancy from 17 to 34-35 weeks. The one at 19 weeks was the worst as a nurse that had no clue what was going on, did it quickly and left a nasty bruise. I was sore for a few days. At 20 weeks my husband started doing them and I had no other symptoms, aside from the occasional itching as PP have mentioned.
Seemed to work as my little guy was born at nearly 9 pounds and 38+1weeks!
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I'm getting the weekly injections right now, and would definitely recommend them. I truly believe they are keeping me pregnant. I notice some minor side effects, mostly hormonal, but it's well worth it.