This is my second cycle of IVF and have observed something really odd! Anyone had similar experience or idea what it is? I did ask the nurse at my first scan and she seemed very unconcerned...
First cycle of IVF I did the stim injections (myself) with absolutely no pain or tenderness: it was really easy! I alternated sides of my tummy and avoided previous injection sites - all great!
This current (second) cycle of IVF feels very different: I noticed that the injections were feeling much more tender! After a few days, I realised that it was always the one (left) side that was causing the problems... I can still inject in my right side, but anywhere on my left side is actually too tender to inject into (feels like someone is sticking a knife into me - can't do it....).
I have a few little bruises (both sides) too this time (didn't notice any last time). Both cycles have been gonal F injection pens.
Originally thought that it might be "scar tissue" from the first round, but that makes no sense: can't be continually hitting scar tissue on the same side (varying the injection site hugely)... Maybe there is a damaged nerve that has made a whole segment of muscle sensitive.
Managed to find a spot on my left side that was ok last night. Last dose in the fridge - scan (day 13 of injections) tomorrow: hoping for EC either Weds or Fri. Getting to that stage of feeling "yucky" (has 18 days of injections last time and had really had enough by then).