One thing to take some of the pain away, and therefore the dread of doing the actual injection, is to use "Emla" cream. It is a local anaesthesia that can be purchased without a prescription. It comes as a patch as well, but is much cheaper as a cream for regular usage. The main problem is that you need to apply it to the site, up to an hour before the injection. So it makes it hurt less, but increases the nuisancesurfbird wrote:Any tips/tricks to make it not hurt so much or make the whole process less of a nuisance?
surfbird wrote:Do all the interferons/Copaxone have a sting to the actual medication?
When y'all say to inject slowly, do you mean to slowly put the needle in, or once it's in, push slowly on the plunger?
I am pretty fit and thin, so I guess that's why the shot in my stomach hurt so much...right into my abs. I don't have much fat, which is good, except for giving myself shots, I guess. Yikes!
One more question for everyone - I want to try injecting without the auto injector to see how it feels, but I'm kinda scared. The nurse only trained me to use the device. Do you think it's better if I give myself at least a few injections without the betaject before I try to do it without? Or just go for it? 2nd shot is tonight...
Surfbird wrote:Do all the interferons/Copaxone have a sting to the actual medication?
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