Lupron- aka the drug that shuts down your ovaries and makes your body think you are now in menopause at a much too young age. Expect: hot flashes, headaches, irritability
I'm skipping some pictures here.. My 17yo may have over- documented the first shot. Let's just sum it up : Wipe the top of the vial with your alcohol swab, draw up as much air in your syringe as you plan to draw up lupron (20), shoot the air into the lupron vial (this makes it easier to draw the liquid out) and then draw up your 20units of medication. Check for air bubbles. Clean your tummy with the 2nd alcohol swab and then insert the needle.
I won't lie. This last step (inserting the needle) probably took me a good five minutes. It's not that it really hurts, it doesn't. It's the mental aspect of stabbing myself with a needle. We can all clearly see that no one will ever have to worry about me committing suicide when I can't even poke myself with a tiny needle without first psyching myself up about it.. lol!
1 down, only 24 more to go (of Lupron.. ha).