Tips on Self-Injecting MS Medications for Needle Phobes
This is an overview of some techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy that you may want to try. My favorite tip in here is to "succeed a couple of times." Really, once you do it and realize that you are still in one piece, it makes the whole process a little more tolerable.
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When to Massage Injection Sites for People with MSThe timing of massaging your injection sites varies according to which medication you are on, which came as a surprise to me.
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Ease the Pain of Injections by Finding a Helper
As mentioned in this article, my husband was a lifesaver when it came to my injections until he started buzzing like a bee while holding the syringe. I guess he figured that I was fully capable of injecting myself (he was right).
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Make Injections Easier by Breathing
Whether you use this technique for easing injecting anxiety or not, I suggest you take a look at it. This is great for people (like me) who have not yet gotten the hang of meditation and just need a "quick fix." I use this all the time when something is worrying me and I can't go to sleep or when I need to really focus. Set aside your skepticism and try it for yourself – you'll be glad you did.
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Make Injections More Pleasant with a Ritual
Use this suggestion as an excuse to do something that you really, really want to do before or after an injection. Pamper yourself. It eases the pain.
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Readers Respond: What do you do to make injecting your MS drugs easier?
I have just given you a couple of ideas of things that work for me. Take a look at some of the things that other people do to make injecting a little better. If you have a tip of your own, by all means, share it with us. You may really be helping someone.
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Using Visualization To Reduce Stress When Injecting
I really like this. Sometimes I picture myself somewhere fabulous, like at a sidewalk café in Paris. Other times, I just imagine the glass of wine that I am going to pour for myself 30 seconds after the injection is complete.
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