How bad does it hurt?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

daniellemc :  ovidrel is no biggie! The needle is tiny and it really doesn’t hurt. You can ice beforehand to numb the area but there’s no need to, I never did. It is over in a flash! Don’t worry about injecting fast or slow just do it normally, as long as it gets in there. Good luck! Is your husband going to do it for you? I did some of my own shots but it was easier when he did them for me! 

Post # 3
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

It didn’t hurt me at all! I did it myself, but if you have a fear of needles, I would have your SO do it for you. Like PP said, it’s over in a second!! The anxiety leading up to it was the worst part, not the injection itself. 

Post # 5
384 posts
Helper bee

Girl you’ve totally got this!!!  I was sweating up a storm the minutes leading up to when I did my trigger shot myself and it was no big deal.  The needle is so tiny I could barely even feel it.  I also think it contributed big time to the perfect timing of our IUI which now has me 38 weeks pregnant!

Post # 6
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

It doesn’t hurt and it’s over so quick. I did multiple IUIs + IVF so was giving myself at least 3 shots daily for 10+ days plus blood work, felt like a pincushion! I preferred doing all my shots myself because I could control the pressure of the needle going in and then injecting. Darling Husband prepped shots, had the alcohol wipes ready, disposed of needles and gave moral support🙂

Post # 7
9174 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if i recall the ovidrel is a subq shot.  a piece of cake.  it felt like a little tiny pinch for one second.

i did all my shots for my IUI and IVF rounds to get DS.  when we did an FET for my current pregnancy, it was 10 weeks of IM shots in the butt.  PIO was not fun.  after a few weeks of self injection in my butt, i told my husband he had to suck it up and do them.

Post # 8
933 posts
Busy bee

I almost hyperventilated before my first Ovidrel injection and after it was over, I was like, “that’s it?!” Barely felt it.  


You can do this!! The anticipation is SO much worse than the actual event.

Post # 9
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It doesn’t hurt at all. I have had to use the trigger shot several times. I usallg gave it to myself. Most of the times I never even felt it! Sometimes a very small pinch. The first time I took it out and let it get to room temperature in case there was burning. No burning and the other times I took it right out of the fridge and no burning. The first time doing injections can be scary so I think it’s nice you have Darling Husband with you for support. You got this!!

Post # 10
7919 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

daniellemc :  it doesnt hurt but I would have hubby do it. I cried and shook and it took me 20 minutes to work up the nerve to stab myself even though I knew it wouldn’t hurt (and it didn’t). I did it but when we moved on to IVF he did all,of them,to avoid the drama lol. 

Post # 12
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Yay, so glad it went smoothly! Good luck this cycle! 🙂

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