I posted before I proof read my post. I intended to say that I am brusing at the site of my injections.
Where do you inject? I get bad bruising/site reaction when I inject in my thighs because I don't have much fat there. When I inject into abdominal fat (I have plenty) the reaction is much less and does not last long.
Whew, there's a couple of times I've had some UGLY bruises. I must of hit a capillary or just plunged too hard. I've noticed if I keep the syringe at an angle with the beveled part of the needle towards me, I don't bruise. I always inject in the stomach and switch sides each time. Also, I don't jab myself as hard anymore. At first I was so nervous my hands would shake and I'd just jab that needle like it was a torpedo. I've learned a few tricks after 11 injections like pulling the needle out just a tiny bit from the tummy before injecting. It seems to cut down on the bruising and the medicine goes into my fat which I have plenty of in that area as well. Never have injected in the leg. Hope that helps.
I always did it in my thighs and got bid round plotches that lasted a week, I was always too afraid to do it in my abs. I will be injecting my daughter in two weeks, and thought I would do the thighs, but if anyone has a better ideal let me know.
Can we inject in the buttocks? I couldn't reach back there on myself but wondering if you will be injecting your daughter each week, wouldn't that be a good fatty area? Not saying she has a large bottom, just saying maybe that's a good place? Oh, damn Trinity, just shut up while you're ahead.
Someone on this board (maybe Mikkimoe) injects in the buttocks, I think. Obviously that would be a trick shot to do alone but with Mom to inject that should work ok.
that woukld be great, but I thought that you weren't supposed to do it there because it was too fatty? Anyone have a difinitive answer on the but question??
I don't know how you could inject into the thigh or the buttocks with out giving your self an intra muscular injection. My injections are subcutaneous. The only places that I have given subcutaneous injections is in the back of the arm and over the abdomen?
Dunno about the buttocks... thinking Forrest Gump pronunciation....
But do know that I had ugly brown stains from bruising on my stomach that lasted until about 3 months POST TX.
Icky things they were.
But they are --- without a doubt gone... not that I'm going to be running around in a bikini any time soon - wouldn't want them to send out the harpoons for me... LMAO!
Having received a lot of injections of Demerol after surgeries, the bruising was common. The nurse would come in with a little tray full of hot water and a hand towel and had me dip it in the hot water, then wring most, but not all of the water out and press it on the injections sites. It did help bring the swelling and bruising down. Make the water as hot as you can stand it and it will work better and faster... Good luck