I have been taking Rebif a few weeks now. I prefer to use the Rebiject for the normal reasons. However, I noticed something every time I inject, and the RN's always give me conflicting answers, so I am hoping to get some help from "real" people (nothing against the nurses).
I load the syringe into the housing until it clicks. When I remove the needle cap, there is not just a drop on the tip, but a sizable amount of med as a couple of drops on the inside of the injector. After I inject, I notice there is a drop still on the tip. It is small, but it is there. When I unscrew the injector, I see more med being pushed out. Not much, but enough to notice. My main concern is that I am not getting the full 44mcg.
For some reason I did not have these problems when I started. It actually went more smoothly at 8.8 and 22 than it is now. I use a depth of three. Maybe I am not pushing the needle down all the way? One nurse told me I should hear 2 clicks, another said, just until it clicks. I also remove the needle cap slowly, becasue I thought by removing it fast it is so violent it makes the excess drop splash?
I know I am getting some med because I feel the side effects the next day. Maybe I am making a big deal out of nothing, but I was just wondering if anyone has had this same experience.
Thanks in advance for hearing me out!