OMG!! I just had my mom give me my first progesterone shot - and I almost died LOL I dont recall it hurting as bad - and maybe my husband was just better at stabbing me LMAO (which is possible because he has no fear, my mom hesitated) but it was bad - I bled alot for a shot and like I said I dont remember anything like that the last cycle (which was 5 years ago)... the guage on that needle is 18. Does anyone remember - or for current cyclers, what guage do you have? I swear thats bigger than I recall- YIKES!!