I recently started injections, tonight was my third one, what is the least painful part of the body to inject and is there any special techniques? The first 2 days I injected myself didnt feel it at all. had some discomfort afterwards but it didnt last any more than a few minutes. tonights injection was on the left upper side of my stomach and it actually hurt. I didnt pinch up the skin a bit like i did my first 2 times injecting myself. would that be part of the reason I felt it? I'm literally terrified of needles, I always use to say if i ever had to take injections I would rather die due to my needle fear
I use a lantus pen with the smallest needles you can get, so I think maybe just a lack of experience stabbing myself but i was hoping there was some suggestions out there that may help me get through my injections without so much anxiety and fear of pain.
When I was doing injections I also found pins to be stiff, clumsy, and more painful. I use BD U-100 Insulin Syringes 31g 8mm 3/10cc 1/2 unit markings for corrections.They are small, very smooth operating , and easy to handle.
Part No. : 328440 UPC : 382908440011...Walgreen brand is #653532 about 2/3 the price of the BD brand.
Most of the time a injection is not going to hurt but on occasion you will find a nerve it just part of the game. You will adapt, survive, overcome, it's in our nature...;-)
Straight and fast does it for me. When I was diagnosed 39 years ago I remember the nurse saying our nerves on the skin are 1/3 of an inch apart, so sometime you hit one, other times you don't.