I've finally gotten over an intense fear of needles (with the help of a great counselor), and I took my first injection of Byetta today without panic or wincing. Autocover needles helped too!

After taking my first shot, I proceded to eat a Swanson fish TV dinner (the 89 cent jobs). Bad choice I know, but the veggies in them are pretty good. I ate the whole thing, but it took me over 15 minutes due to the way the meds were making me feel! Before, I could eat 2 of those things in 5 minutes, so this is definately an improvement.

I am now feeling the side effects most people get in the first few days of taking Byetta. Right now I feel like I got off of . The nausea is more like motion sickness, but milder. At least I can still walk and work, and don't feel like I need Dramamine.

I hope that my courage today of conquering my fears continues, so I can help my father and my kids learn how to stay healthy.

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Comment by debb on June 18, 2008 at 8:06pm
great job kris. your right about the motion sickness. mine was bad enough that i would have to go lay down for about a half an hour. then i would be fine. i'm fine with the byetta needle. i think i would have to have a few white russian's before i were to tackle a "real" needle. lol!!! but as in all things, we step up to the plate when we have to. as you have just proved.

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