- Dec 24, 2019
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You mean the 0.5 ml is low? That is pretty high. I started with 0.3, and at the highest point I was at 0.6 ml. I am currently on 0.4, and plan to go down to 0.3 ml again.That's a low dose to start off with. about half of what I take.
Thank you for your advice Lexxi, you are looking very pretty in the picture as I have not been on here lately.I take Valerate so I don't have any experience with Depo, so I don't know if that's a high, medium, or low dose. I know @Linde and @Katie both take Depo though, so they'd be the ones to chime in about that.
My draw needles are 18 gauge and my injection needles are 22 gauge. Both of them are one inch long.
The very best advice I can give is the link I used to learn how to do my shots. I originally went to my nurse so she could teach me, but her method wasn't very good. I used to have all kinds of problems doing it her way. So I asked around on Reddit and someone gave me the link to the video they used to learn how to perform their shots. It was made by Planned Parenthood out of Dallas I believe.
After I started doing my shots like the video instructed I never had one single problem again. I've been on shots since July 12th of 2019, so I've done a whole bunch of them now. If my math is correct I've given about 81 or 82 of them counting today's shot. Unlike what the girl in the video does I don't just stab the needle in real quick...I give my shots in super slow motion. I know some probably don't like doing it like that, but it's what works best for me.
The very biggest piece of advice I can give about shots though it...don't forget to let go of your muscle before you take the needle out of your leg. You'll get blood if you forget that. So just poke it in, push the plunger kind of slow, let go of your muscle, then withdraw the needle and cap it. Then you're done.
Oh I thought of one other thing. My doctor told me to save a used laundry detergent bottle for my sharps containter. The plastic is very thick so no needles will end up poking through it. She said when it gets full just dispose of it in my regular trash. That way it shouldn't cause anyone to want to open it up and look to see what's in it. I am thinking about pouring something nasty over the container though when it's time to throw it out. I want to make it nasty enough no one will even think about digging into it.
@Linde, I take 1ml per week (5mg). 0.5ml is half the dose I take. And I need more to feel comfortable all week, instead of feeling good for just half the week! I should be taking 1.5ml to 2ml per week. But that is just me! Remember, YMMV!!!You mean the 0.5 ml is low? That is pretty high. I started with 0.3, and at the highest point I was at 0.6 ml. I am currently on 0.4, and plan to go down to 0.3 ml again.
You say you take 1.0 ml of the Depot stuff per week? What do you want to achieve with it, except a solid case of DVT?
Where will you be taking your shot? For gluteal you'll want a 1.5 inch needle, unless you are super skinny. I'd also recommend a 25g for the shot, though 23g shouldn't be painful. 25g 1.5 inch needle was the base I used when I was giving vaccines1 ml syringe, 23 gauge needle, 18 gauge needle
Are you taking the Depot stuff? That would be gigantic amounts, and should bring you well up to 400 to 500 pg/ml, or even higher. This is way higher than a mid 20 year old natal female has at the time of ovulation! Even with injections I would be concerned about possible DVT with these amounts of estrogen.