Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lumps

Hi ladies -
Do any of you have any home remedy suggestions to break down these lumps I have from the PIO injections? My nurse suggested using a heating pad at various points throughout the day to try and break up the build up. It hasn't been helping yet. I now have one on each side and they really, really hurt.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.



8 comments:

Jes G said...

i was using a heating pad after each injection for about 15 minutes.... it kept the welts from getting too big.
but i think the feeling may never be the same.....i have not had a PIO shot since mid june and it still feels different there.... that's the worst part :(
it's all worth it though.... at least i hope. :)

Krista said...

I didn't get any lumps from the pio....I found the only thing that helped was ice packs! I'd sit in them at my desk at work when my backside was sore. Heating pad didn't do anything for me. Oh....I also used our hand held massager....that helped a lit too!!!

Andrea said...

I used suppositories instead of PIO so I don't know first-hand, but I've heard of some ladies having their hubby's massage the injection site after giving the shot (along with the heating pad) and they said that helped some. But I don't know of any remedy to get rid of them once they're there. Sorry :(

amiracle4us said...

Massage, heat and time are the only ways I know of :(

Lauren and Brian said...

I hate those shots! When i was doing mine icing the site before helped so much. then after the shot I would put heat on it and he would massage for several minutes. I could barely walk from those stupid shots! Good luck girl! Loving your updates :)

Pam said...

When I was taking them we would heat the oil in a heating pad first, so it was nice and thin. Matthew would give me the shot, rub the area for about 5 min and then I'd sit on the heating pad for 15-20 min afterwards. I didn't have any problems with lumps and had very minimal bruising. I was sore, but not nearly as bad as I expected. Try doing some of those things to see if they help.

As for the lumps already there, you will probably just need to use heat to break them up and then massage the area to really work it out. That's all I can think of to help. I hope it gets better soon!

Sarra said...

Yuck! I hate that you're having some pain and lumps from the shots. How many days until your beta? Did you call and ask the doctor if there's anything else they can do about the shots? I hope the heating pads or ice are helping. Been thinking of you a lot lately and just praying that this is the miracle you've been waiting for. Sending love and happy, positive thoughts your way!!

The Lowry Family said...

Hello! My name is Danee and too have been going through IVF. My lumps got super bad. I did the heating pad after every shot but the best thing was having my hubby massage the "back boobs" as I call them!