Saturday, April 23, 2011


About a week after I stopped the PIO (progesterone in oil) injections, I developed a weird rash on my left butt cheek where the injections were given:
Kind of gross-looking isn't it? The bumps look like hives, they sometimes itch, they don't ooze & it seems to come & go. I've been putting hydro-cortisone cream on it but it doesn't seem to be helping. We have our WTF appt this Wed & I'm going to ask the NP to take a look at it. I'm not sure if it is an allergic reaction to the sesame oil or the preservative in the PIO or something else? My right cheek looks fine.

Has anyone who has done PIO injections seen or heard of this happening at the IM site? Whatever it is, I just want it to go away.


Anna said...

YES!!! I had that too! Mine wasn't until almost 2 weeks later, but the itching was HORRIBLE and when I scratched it, it was painful. My RE said they've only seen a couple of people have that reaction. It went away after about a week.

Angelwingsbaby said...

I did not have hives but did end up with nerve damage in my left hip from all the pokes. I had to to do them longer than most people due to complications.I opted for the suppositories for my upcoming FET and am hoping I don't get switched to the PIO again. Hope it gets better soon. -Megan

Michelle said...

poor thing!! Hope it goes away soon! I've been thinking about you sweetie!! I hope your WTF goes well and you get some good answers and come out of it with an awesome plan to get you KU!!!