Did my B-12 shot with smaller needle

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
The smaller needle made a big difference. I did 1 1/2cc in one leg and 1 1/2cc in the other. I know, 2 injections! Ugh! But, it was alot better. It didn't hurt at all and it didn't make that pocket under my skin. I'm so glad because I was nervous about that. Everything went well.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


scorpio1960
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Great!! I'm so glad it worked out for you.

I hate my B12 injections. lol

CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I swear, I have to talk to myself everytime I'm about to give myself one....actually, it's two now!! Haha!

It definitely better though.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


scorpio1960
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   Posted 6/3/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I asked the pharmacy if they could prepare the injections using a smaller needle and for some strange reason they refused. It's not the needle that hurts me but right after the injection the area hurts like heck for a few seconds. I know I sound like a big baby but it really does HURT! lol

I'm glad you managed to resolve the issue.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/3/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Scorpio,

What size needle are you using? Is it a pre-filled needle?
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


Razzle
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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
After the shot, gentle massage of the area where the shot was given should help diffuse the pain and help the B12 absorb into the muscle.

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.


scorpio1960
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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Cajungrl, I'm not sure of the size but it's pre-filled.

Razzle, Thanks for the suggestion. I'm already doing that and it still hurts like heck. I've given myself different types of injections in the past with no problem but for some strange reason it's not going as well with the B12. If it starts to help, I won't mind sucking it up. lol

RottenDog
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   Posted 6/3/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
scorpio, did you know you can go to any co-op tractor suply store and get neddles and seringens they do not coast much either.you could do this and then redo your shots to a smaller gage. i know couse i give all my babies there shots, and shhhhh you didnt hear this from me, but you can also get penacilen there too,sold in 50 cc viles. maybe not sure tho, but ya maybe able to buy B12 there also.

if i wasnt algirc to pen. i would give it to myself and forget the Dr.s..lol
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/3/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Scorpio,

Have your doctor prescribe the vial then you can buy the size needle you need at the pharmacy. At CVS, they are .25 cents a piece. I just got a 25 gauge 1 inch needle but you can go smaller than that.

I still get a little sore in the area sometimes but I think that is normal beings you are sticking yourself in the leg, LOL. I don't think it should hurt as bad as you describe though.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


Razzle
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   Posted 6/3/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Perhaps a heating pad or hand warmer on the injection site would ease the ouches?
 
Also, don't tense the muscle you are injecting into - that causes pain after the injection.  I learned this after feeling like I had the flu for weeks from my B12 shots a long time ago and had forgotten about the need to relax the muscle getting injected...
 
I hope this helps - take care,


-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.


scorpio1960
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   Posted 6/4/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everybody. The pain sets in a few seconds after the injection and only lasts another few seconds. I'm probably making more of it than I should.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/4/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Scorpio,

Some people are just more sensitive than others. I totally understand because I am like that with medicine. I've had doctors get agravated with me for askng for a lower dose. I can take one Tylenol and be knocked out the whole day.

I'm just curious....where are you injecting the B-12?
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

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