Location of injections

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Location of injections

Postby thinkingoutloud86 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:14 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone might have information or experiencing regarding the location of injections.

Initially, when I started my copaxone, I followed the regimen and rotated between the different sites as they recommended. Some of the locations really stung and it was irritating, so I've been injecting into my buttocks for the past month or so. I haven't had any problems with it. Does anyone know if that could impact the copaxone's absorption into my system?

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Postby Loriyas » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:45 am

I had trouble with stinging in the back of my arms. My neuro said I could skip those sites. So I do stomach, buttochs and thighs. I don't know what happens if you only stay with one area. But it seems that it must be ok to skip some.
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Postby thinkingoutloud86 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:35 am

Thanks lori

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Postby Brownsfan » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:20 am

I do the same. Shouldn't effect how C works, as long as you inject in fat.
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Postby thinkingoutloud86 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:47 pm

Thanks Brownsfan...BTW...are you guys going after Brady Quinn or Adrian Peterson?

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Postby Fern » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:00 pm

i would agree with others that the site of injection shouldn't affect efficacy.

Just try to rotate the sites as much as possible. I stopped doing arms and legs years ago and now do just hips and belly. Guess i could try buttocks as i've felt concerned lately that i'm running out of spots and dont' want to repeat too often.

Do you inject anywhere on your butt? Isn't it then sore when you're sitting?
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Postby connieb » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:16 pm

Instead of doing my arms (I want to keep those intact!) I inject a bit above the sitzbones (sp?) and no it doesn't bother me when I sit down. I do inject at bedtime, to give it a chance to calm down. I also include dates in those little boxes in copaxone planner pictures, in order to try and rotate as much as possible. Still get bruises and lumps, but they are not horrible since I started injecting manually.
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Postby Brownsfan » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:15 pm

thinkingoutloud86, I sincerely hope we go for Peterson (we have bad luck with first round QBs!)
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Postby connieb » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:04 am

Where on your thighs do you all inject? I always do it way on the side, on the inner thigh, because I can't find enough fat elsewhere and don't want to inject into muscle. Is that right or am I setting myself up for more dents because the area I use is smaller?
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Postby Fern » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:09 am

OK, what are the sitzbones??

I agree, i think injecting manually is better cus you can control the speed and force of the injection. I actually inject fairly slowly.
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Postby connieb » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:31 am

Sitz bones are sitting bones-- it's all nice and fatty right above them when you sit down-- at least in my case :lol:
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Postby thinkingoutloud86 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:29 pm

ha..ha...now i know what a sitz bone is!!!

brownsfan...peterson would be a great pick for you guys...up here in viking country, he's one of the players they are also hoping to land...

i know this is a copaxone thread, so football conversation is probably not a perfect fit...good luck with your team's draft...maybe we can touch base after the draft on a more appropriate thread...

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Postby Fern » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:19 am

ok, next question, now that i know what a sitz bone is...how it he world do you twist around to REACH that spot??

or would you sort of sit and lift your leg up???

you definitely wouldn't want anyone watching when you did this!!
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Postby connieb » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:57 pm

Oh stop Fern, you're giving me all sorts of ideas there-- but they have nothing to do with injecting :lol: I just sit down, turn around and reach back with my arm--while singing that song-- "you put your left arm in... you shake it all about... " etc! (All those hours of Pilates training are finally paying off!)
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Postby Fern » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:18 am

(laugh) oh, ok...i think that's mostly what i do, except i'm injecting more in the hip area.

god, wouldn't you luv to to just pop a pill? going on 8 years of daily injections. It's amazing what you can do when you have to.
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