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How To Ease Pain Of Gestone Injections
Dear drs, I had FET on 5/12, was given im gestone and hCG 4 times b4 18/12 (which is my test day) qualitative blood test is faint + & bhcg > 67.1ml?
Pregnancy: A positive urine pregnancy test and a value of 67.1 on blood testing signifies pregnancy. However, having taken HCG injecting before the test does confuse the picture. If HCG dose used was high, then it may be an HCG effect. Talk to your doctor to get their opinion on the bhcg value. ...Read more
Am 7wks pregnant w/ivf twins. Ivf doc put me on 2ml gestone daily. New doc adds Primolut depot (?) weekly due to brown blood. Is this safe?
Unusual choice: Primolut is a synthetic progestin, norethisterone: it would be an odd choice of treatment, at least in the us. Although it's actions are very similar to native progesterone, most advise avoiding synthetic progestins when pregnant. Discuss your concern again with your doctor, for sure. ...Read more
I m 5wk pregnant IVF &had slight spotting yesterday. Taking gestone & crinone (progesterone gel) as progestrone is 14.3 only. Is it normal to have spotting?
Maybe: Generally Progesterone levels should be very high in early pregnancy and over 100 is not uncommon. With twins it should be higher. The fact that it is 9.1 is probably not a good sign and may suggest that you are miscarrying. The best way to tell what is happening is to get an ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more
Can be treated: You've shown courage in writing to healthtap and that's a big plus. Get with your physician and see about a referral for a short course of cognitive-behavioral or desensitization therapy. It's like minor surgery on your thought patterns and your triumph is likely to carry over in other areas of your life. In the meantime, think why am I having the injection -- the good things it makes possible. ...Read more
Are you considering:
A lethal injection? F you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Weird protocol: First, a barbiturate to put the person to sleep. Then succinylcholine to make the person not move. Then potassium chloride to stop the heart. The latter would be very painful if the person isn't asleep. It's easily bungled especailly with well-intentioned people making the barb (pentothal) hard to get. ...Read more
Scars or marks: Usuually you can suspect someone may be using drugs via injection (iv) methods when you see multiple puncture marks on their arms (usually at the fold of the inner elbow) hands, neck, feet/toes and even woman's breasts (yep, their breasts). Repeated abscesses (like a large pimple) can also develop at the sites where they are injecting. ...Read more
Clozapine??: Are you sure there is an injectable form? Can't find any info about that. 1 brand name for Clozapine in Canada is Leponex. It is an antipsychotic that requires that a patient fail trials with at least 2 other antipsychotics before it's use. Blood work must be drawn at least weekly for the first six months. It is used for Schizophrenia. I have never used this medication due to possible side effect ...Read more
Osteoporosis drug: Forteo is a medication which is used for men and women with osteoporosis who are or may be at risk for fragility fractures. This drug is injected and can lead to increased bone mass and strength. To determine if you would be a candidate for these injections, I would recommend initial consultation with your primary care physician. ...Read more
Hyperemia means increase blood flow through an area. Scratching causes hyperemia and so can any injury.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Not great evidence: The question is, what are you getting the injection for? There are parkinson disease "doctors" who promote this scam as a treatment for parkinson disease when a recent trial did not show benefit. It is very expensive and of dubious benefit. There are a lot of sites that promote glutathione injections for other reasons...You'll notice that none of the sites are medical, and all are expensive. ...Read more
Almost anywhere: It is hard to go wrong with B12 injections. Anywhere there is enough fat can be used, but usually the stomach, buttock, upper arm. I teach my patients to do home B12 injections all the time. There are actually lots of You Tube videos teaching people how to give shots. ...Read more
Several: Botox has on label and off label uses. On label means uses that the fda has specifically approved it for and off label are other uses not "on the label". Some common uses are: decreasing the appearance of wrinkles, migraine headache treatment, clenching/tmd, overactive sweat glands, and relief of muscle pain. ...Read more
Certainly, but so can you, your husband, your family.
I started giving my dear departed mother insulin injections daily beginning at age 8. Took some time to get used to but soon OK.
FYI, in those days we checked blood sugar levels in the urine and the different colors had no effect on the dose.
Not pleasant to do but turned out OK for me and Mum. ...Read more
Safer than peanuts: Botox has been around for decades! There are more deaths from peanuts and penicillin than there are from botox. Botox side effects are generally mild and they resolve without any treatment. There is no chance whatsoever of getting botulism from botox. It is a purified protein not a bacteria. Find a doctor with lots of experience and try it! ...Read more