Giggle. I remember how long I kept refusing to give the B12 shots myself. The thought horrified me!
When I finally agreed to at least TRY, my doctor's nurse promptly thru the filled syringe away and returned w/a newly filled syriinge w/a needle on it CONSIDERABLY shorter and thinner than the one they use in the office!!!!!!
Whew! That made the idea a little easier to wrap my brain around! The first shot I gave w/the nurse standing by to encourage and direct me was hilarious. I was sweating, my hand was shaking, I pinched up a bit of thigh and stuck the needle in w/great trepidation - only to pull it out in reaction!!! She got a new needle and I tried again and it was a piece of cake!! NOT painful, nothing!
After that I was giving myself B12 injections WEEKLY for over a year before going to once a month and now not currently needing them at all.
Mind you, I'm the gal who when my kids were infants and getting their infancy shots the doctor had to bring the syringes into the room on a tray covered w/a sterile sheet and tell me to close my eyes whilst he gave the shots - or I would immediately on just seeing the syrnge go into dry heaves or vomit!!!
You can do it. And will be amazed at how easy and painless it is. Just in case, if it will ease your mind, ask your doctor to script
the shortest, thinnest needle that can be used w/B12.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.