Froggie wrote:If it doesn't bother you, manual injections are definitely less painful. It gives you a lot more control of how fast the medicine goes in. Since I am fair of skin with a lot of surface veins, I have to watch for capillary beds, which are not always easy to see. Hitting one of those can be quite painful. I find that warming the syringe for about 10 minutes before injecting is helpful too. Good luck!
Umm, sounds like you are talking about my skin!! I'm not crazy about injectinng manual, but it does feel better than autoject. I still get bruises, but I seem to be getting smaller ones.
I remain very concern with lipoatrophy and hope it won't show too soon. I will keep track of used sites with the perforated plastic maps of my injectinon zones I cut out. I even use color coding. Red, then blue and green the week after in each of the seven zones. When it is time to go back to red, I change the color of the last red mark to black. I must sound nuts
Maybe I can ask if anyone has had true success in avoiding the indentations? I don't have much fat to start with (weight is 115 for 5'5''). I hope to keep injecting every day for 6 months. After that, I plan to switch to EOD of even twice weekly if 40 mg syringes become available.
Anyone is welcome to add their 2 cents!!