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October 1st, 2013, 04:15 PM
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So, I'm hearing that the pre-filled syringe of Ganirelix has a stupid dull needle on it (WHY would they do that?!), and is very painful. I'm pretty much terrified of it. Is there any reason I can't transfer it into a different syringe, or even mix it in with my Menopur? I'm going to ask at my appt tomorrow, but I wondered if anyone had done this or had any opinions. I won't have to take it until at least tomorrow evening, but I've been worrying about it all day! TIA for any advice!
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October 1st, 2013, 04:27 PM
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No advice! Hoping you fin a solution! Gl
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October 1st, 2013, 05:40 PM
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If I remember correctly we were not allowed to mix it in, but we did mix in our Follistim and Menopur. I don't fully remember why it had to stay a separate needle

I definitely don't remember it hurting more, but at that point you are usually so used to needles that it's not a big deal to add another. It's the progesterone that makes you want to kick the wall
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October 1st, 2013, 07:30 PM
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It has been a few years since I have used any sort of fertility meds, but I don't remember ganirelix burning or having a dull needle. Maybe they've changed it? I did develop an allergy to it after a year or so. I had to apply Benadryl cream to the area I was to administer the shot 20 minutes before I injected. Good luck!
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October 2nd, 2013, 08:17 AM
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I just finished an IVF cycle using Ganirelix and I don't think it felt any different than my follistim shots. This whole shot thing is mind over matter. Once you conquer your fear of shots, you'll be fine. I've done so many that I've said if I had to take a shot every day for the rest of my life I would be ok. I guess that's a sad realization to come to.

I'm sorry you're so afraid of the shots. Think of the wonderful reward at the end of all this!
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October 2nd, 2013, 08:53 AM
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Thanks for the responses. It's good to hear that it wasn't bad for everyone. I tend to focus on the bad experiences, unfortunately. I will be starting this tonight, so we'll see. Up to 3 shots at once - Yay.
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October 2nd, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Hope your shot of Ganerelix was okay. I didn't notice a difference between it and the Follistim.
I hated needles before TTCMA, now I can watch them do the blood draw and not even flinch!
Good luck with your cycle!
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October 2nd, 2013, 01:33 PM
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I don't think you can mix it with anything else. I do agree it is a little tiny bit more painful than the menopur shots, but it's got nothing on the Lovenox shots, those things are the DEVIL!

((HUGS)) you can do it !!
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October 2nd, 2013, 02:40 PM
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I hope the Ganerelix was easier than you thought
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October 2nd, 2013, 04:03 PM
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Yeah, they told me I couldn't mix anything, not even the Follistim and Menopur. So, 3 shots it is for me tonight. I have found some people online saying the ganirelix was their easiest shot, so hopefully my experience is like that.
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October 2nd, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Ya i found it super easy and loved that it was premixed and good to go!
hated the follistim pen and the menopur stung IMO. But honestly the ganirelix was easy peasy
Good luck!!
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October 2nd, 2013, 08:37 PM
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It was the most painful one I've done, but it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I feared. Definitely quick and easy with the prefilled syringe. Thanks for the encouragement ladies!
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M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

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