I had the nurse do it for me, I had 4 injections, 2 in thighs, 2 in stomach. Walgreens gave me 2 shots and 2 pens which at first I was angry about, then I thought about it and figured, ok then I get to see which one I "like" better. I thought the syringes were less painful. I heard the pen takes longer, but to me it seemed to take the same amount of time. I went with the intention of watching the nurse inject me so I would be ready for the next time, but it burned so much, I totally wimped out and did not watch at all. I also didn't numb the injection sites and I did the 2nd time and that did help with the pain.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil, Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08