I've been of Rbif a litttle over two years. I can only relate what I do, which is based on conversations with my Rebif nurse, and with people in my local MS support group.
The bottom line is, it's ok to inject anywhere on your body, so long as you have a sufficent layer of fat to stick the needle in. The medication doesn't care where it goes in, as long as it does. Myself, I have substitued my middle-aged love handles for my arms. Lots of men do this, according to my Rebif nurse. I've even heard of people using their calfs, back of the thighs, anywhere with a layer of fat.
Have you considered using a location not "approved" by the drug company? As long as it works for you, it isn't wrong.
Good Luck with a new shot location!
carolsue wrote:Hey EyeDoc,
The only thing I would add to the discussion is that I warm the medication up to BODY temperature before injecting. It is far too painful for me at room temperature. I couldn't bear it.
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