Life with MS & EDS

April 25, 2010

Did It!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by mseds @ 8:35 pm
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I did it!  I gave myself a shot without the autojector!  A stomach shot was definitely the right place to start.  It was physically easy to do, my quite challenging mentally.  After a few minutes I got the narrow tip in, but just couldn’t push the needle all the way in.  It took me a couple of minutes before I was able to insert the whole needle.  I’m a giant wimp, so this was a huge step for me!  Then I had to press the plunger.  That took another moment and I did it very slowly.  It wasn’t without pain, but I wouldn’t call it painful.

I will admit that I didn’t like the manual shot any better than the autoject method.  My main reason for trying the manual method was because I had a lot of medicine drip out of the syringe when I pulled the cap puller off of the autoject.  Well, I had almost the same number of drips just pulling the cap off on my own.  So, I think I’m going to stick with the autoject for now.  I believe Rebif is working on new autojectors and I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that an improved version will be out soon!



  1. Congrats!

    Comment by WackyLisa — April 26, 2010 @ 2:57 am

  2. I don’t know what can stop the drips. I got them, too. Leaving the needle in longer seemed to help, it always seems like the medicine pools under the surface and only so much can go in and it can’t go anywhere else.

    Comment by karen — April 27, 2010 @ 10:02 am

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