Fertility Shots / IVF
If you are struggling with infertility issues, your doctor may prescribe medicine, infertility drugs, to help you get pregnant or improve your chances with IVF. These fertility drugs help trigger ovulation, and often are given under the skin (subcutaneous) or in the muscle to act slowly. Common infertility drugs include Bravell®, Follistom®, Repronex®, Lutrepulse®, Lupron®, and Antagon®. Whether getting a shot in the upper arm, stomach, upper thigh, or buttocks, Buzzy helps reduce pain. Fertility treatment is stressful enough - improve your infertility patient experience by reducing needle pain from frequent infertility shots/injections, finger sticks or blood draws required for treatment.
In general, warm the injection at least to room temperature. Experiment with needle angles and fast/slow push to improve comfort. Consider making a fun ritual, like having a song you can sing along with loudly while injecting.
For Stomach Injections
For stomach injections, the nerves run sideways coming around from the back towards the belly button. Leave the Buzzy® 30 – 60 seconds (the skin is thinner here, so the cold may get TOO cold), then slide 2cm lateral out to the side and do the injection.
For Buttock Injections
For injections, Buzzy® needs to be “between the brain and the pain.”
In the gluteal area, the nerves run laterally from the base of the spine. Leave Buzzy® directly on the injection
site for 60 seconds. Immediately before cleaning the site, move Buzzy® up toward the tailbone and leave in place while cleaning and getting the injection.
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