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7 thoughts on “Anticipation

  1. You sound like me when I started on my first biologic. I think you’re on to something. Even though the injection is two weeks apart, that gives you time to build up the dread. I still hold out hope that the med will work for you. Fingers crossed!

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  2. Irma says:

    The good weeks are when there is no jab scheduled. I had to handle an actual syringe, stick the needle in, pull back on the plunger to make sure I was in the right place and then push the plunger in. It stung for a bit. I hated it, and I usually used my abdomen. I would recruit my friends to inject my arms. Never did do my thighs. Couldn’t make myself do it! I hope this starts working for you soon.

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  3. mary says:

    Like Irma I prefer the stomach. Lord knows there is enough padding there. I always found the thigh stung. Hope the Humira kicks in soon and you get some relief.

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  4. J.G. Chayko says:

    I know how you feel. I go through that same thing when it’s time for my lab work. Almost every time, two arms are involved. I hate that feeling, but love the relief when it’s over. I hope these injections will subdue your dragon. Sending you my best wishes.

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  5. I do hope it starts to work for you soon – that’s a lot of dread build-up for no result so flippers crossed there WILL be a positive effect very soon now!

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  6. Kim says:

    I haven’t gotten to the point in my treatment that I need to self inject. I’m a nurse, I’ve injected thousands of patients, but… when it comes to sticking anything in my own body, I tend to be a baby. Checking my own blood sugar during testing of equipment (and in school) was always a challenge to me; I had to close my eyes and look away. Counting to three only built the anticipatory sting, so I stopped counting and just did it. I’m glad I have people to go to, if and when this becomes part of my treatment.

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