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Monthly Zoladex injection!

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Re: Monthly Zoladex injection!

Glad you're OK. It's not much fun, but you get used to it x

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Re: Monthly Zoladex injection!

Thanks Sue C and Keelybelle

 

I had my first jab this afternoon and I had got myself a little worked up I must say! 😞  However I had used the Emla cream an hour beforehand and I am very happy to report that it was painless! 🙂 🙂   Was feeling a bit more fragile than normal 😮

 

Thanks!

 

MM

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Re: Monthly Zoladex injection!

I've been having them since October. Not sure if dosage varies though.

My practice nurse is very good and my most recent one I didn't feel at all.

If you apply the cream they'll inject there. Below the belly button to the side slightly. Just remember to apply cream to the opposite side next time.
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Re: Monthly Zoladex injection!

Yes its in the tummy. Alternate each month between left and right side, below the belly button. I had to goggle it before I had mine because no one told me either!

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Re: Monthly Zoladex injection!

Hi again Sue C

 

Where do they normally give you the injection, is it the tummy?  Have managed to find some Emla cream but it's a tiny little tube so not knowing for sure the presise area to be jabbed I may have to wait and use it next time and perhaps go without tomorrow! 😮

 

MM

 

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Re: Monthly Zoladex injection!

You can get it on prescription. Its called Emla cream which you need to put on an hour beforehand and then cover it with a clear bandage, which you can also buy at the chemist or failing that, clingfilm!

Good luck x

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Re: Monthly Zoladex injection!

Thanks Sue

 

Will nip to chemist later and maybe in future will try and get something on prescription if I'm lucky.

 

MM

 

xx

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Re: Monthly Zoladex injection!

Hi

Yes I think its just a standard dose. Would recommend getting some cream to numb the area as it can hurt abit.

Sue x

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Monthly Zoladex injection!

Hello

 

I am due to start having monthly Zoladex injections as of tomorrow 😮 

 

Apparently no dose has been stated in the letter, just that it is monthly Zoladex.  Are there variable doses for the monthly injection or is it just a standard dose? Do you know?

 

Also, would it be recommended to have a numbing cream/spray on beforehand?  Or not necessary?

 

Thanks in advance

 

MM