carolsue wrote:and I highly recommend letting it warm up to room temperature or even bod temperature before injecting. I put the syringe under my armpit for a few minutes before--much less pain.
good luck with it!
Yeah... What she said
Except I've tricked my wife into warming it up for me in her hands... makes it more like "we're doing it together"....
I found the Ice didn't help a bit with the burning (because it's a strong base) during injection... but heat helps some. I use a moist towel with a heating pad over it for bout 20 minutes prior to sticking myself. Last night's stick didn't sting at all....
And don't even bother with that stoopid Rebiject thing In My Opinion... most everyone I've heard from has rejected that thing after a while.
My inject pattern is belly, right thigh, left thigh.... I alternate sides of the belly button week to week... but that's about as complicated as I've gotten with it.... no need to hit all the sites unless you get one of those injection site reactions which I haven't had so far -- Thankfully
If you haven't taken any interferon before, you're probably not going to enjoy it at first.... but if you tuff it out, it gets better. Actually, I still don't enjoy it....
And of course - Your mileage may vary. I wish you the best Becky!!!!
I'm learning to breathe under water. It's quite beautiful down here.
I used to think that if I tried, I would drown.