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Okay, so I have a phobia about sticking ANYTHING up my vagina. I can't even handle a tampon.<br><br>
My mw has recommended vaginal insertion of EPO and the thought of it is just nauseating. I don't want a tablet stuck up there! I can just hear myself screaming to "get it out!!!" and not being able to retrieve it. So, DP and I were brainstorming ways around this issue. The best we could come up with is if we cut the EPO open and spread it over his penis and inserted that. Does anyone have an opinion as to whether that would be effective? What if I just poke a hole in the capsule and kind of squirt it into the opening of the vagina?<br><br>
I know this seems silly and (maybe?) a bit vulgar, but I really need to find a way to get the oil up near my cervix without having a nervous breakdown in the process.<br><br>
Thank you mamas.
 

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I use the bottle of oil, not the caps, but you're supposed to be able to open the caps and put the oil on directly too. Using DH as an applicator sounds more fun than using a turkey baster <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> He can use fingers too, amd work on some perineal massage while he's there!
 

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Okay, so once I have the oil out of the caps (or if I buy a bottle of oil), how do I get it up there, near the cervix?<br><br>
Thank you so much.
 

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Hmmm....tough one. I would think putting it on his penis would cause some of it to not make it all the way to its destination. And just squirting it at the entrance of the vagina is probably not going to get it close enough to the cervix to do its job.<br><br>
I had to use vaginal progesterone for 12+ weeks at the beginning of pregnancy, so I was pretty used to vaginal insertion and not too worried about it. However, I found the EPO capsules to hurt a little bit unless I was well lubricated. Perhaps your DH could insert them for you? It may make things go a little more, um, smoothly!<br><br>
There are also "pill applicators" that have a tube with a plunger. I used one of those for my progesterone, and it makes things go really quick and easy, and put the capsule much closer to the cervix than you might be comfortable reaching with your finger. Of course, if even tampons bother you, this might not work either.<br><br>
Getting it as far up as possible will help with the drainage factor as well, which can really be annoying.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Well keep in mind they're not really tablets. They're capsules and they melt really really quickly. I would poke a hole in mine and they would melt very shortly. I couldn't feel it in the least bit. What about if you poke a hole in it and put it at the opening and then have DH use his penis to push it up to your cervix? Once it's there you won't feel it and it will melt very very quickly. If you buy the actual oil I would get a doseage syringe from a pharmacy and use that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Maybe put the oil from a pierced capsule on his fingers and have him apply it carefully near/on your cervix. Or use your fingers if you can reach.<br><br>
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I agree with using your or dh's fingers. I put two in a night and I HATE tampons and such, but these are small and melt easily, so it's totally different.
 

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Maybe you could thread the capsule? That would not only pierce it so it will start to dissolve faster, but it would also give you a thread to pull on in case it really is uncomfortable. FWIW, I really don't think you'd have trouble removing it, even without a thread, because I'd think you'd know almost immediately if it was going to bug you or not, so it wouldn't have time to get "lost", KWIM?<br><br>
But the dh-as-applicator option sounds fun, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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