Numbing Spray

By Monica1972 Latest Reply 2013-09-24 22:40:47 -0500
Started 2013-09-21 11:13:30 -0500

Does anyone know of or use a numbing spray before they have to inject themselves? I have been able to inject myself, but sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesn't.

4 replies

IronOre 2013-09-24 22:40:47 -0500 Report

Sometimes what I do is pinch myself really hard where I am going to give the shot ~ the hurt from the pinch of my fingers takes away from the pain of the needle.
Yes, normally sometimes it does hurt, and sometimes it doesn't, I guess it depends how close you get to a nerve ending.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-09-23 11:22:14 -0500 Report

What are you injecting when it hurts? I know Lantus is acidic and can burn at times, I don't think a spray would help that.

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2013-09-21 18:11:51 -0500 Report

Yes…rotate and be aware of veins and areas with little fat/ over the bone. Right over the hip hurts, but the outer thigh is less sensitive. . Even the inner thigh isn't bad. Rotate around your tummy if that's the region you like, pretend its a clock and go around the circle within the week, then each spot has a week to heal.

Ally-1since1991 2013-09-21 17:49:32 -0500 Report

When I used to take shots, on the pump now, re-using the needle or the same spot can not only hurt but can b tough to stick the needle in (not to mention the other medical reasons). I would rotate by starting with my left arm go to left buttocks then left thigh then go to right thigh, buttocks, arm and … Also if I was taking a big dose I would push the plunger in slower than with a smaller one.
If that doesn't help, try a finer needle… I hope that helps, let me know…

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