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Posted by laura j (Member # 14257) on :
I'm about to do my first injection and I thought it would look more liquid. It looks very thick and white and not liquid. Is this what it is supposed to look like? Just want to make sure before we try to inject this.
Posted by David95928 (Member # 3521) on :
It looks like Elmer's glue. That is, thick and white.
Posted by laura j (Member # 14257) on :
Thanks a bunch Dave!
Posted by AnnaL (Member # 18464) on :
Also, there might be air pockets inside the thick liquid, but you can't see them from the outside.

It's quite a shock when you hit one and the plunger moves really quickly. It's not dangerous--just surprising the first time it happens.

Posted by laura j (Member # 14257) on :

That did happen to me tonight w/the air pocket thing. My husband said "uh-oh, that was weird" and I was freaking out! [lol]
Posted by AmandaM (Member # 17466) on :
How bad did they hurt?
Posted by METALLlC BLUE (Member # 6628) on :
Laura, were are you! How bad, how bad, how bad! We want to know. My first shot is today! Since you're here today I assume it went "ok."
Posted by laura j (Member # 14257) on :
It really was not that bad at all. Yes, it did hurt and my butt was sore for the rest of the night. I was actually limping a little bit b/c tensing that muscle when I walked hurt. But, that passed in about an hour and this morning I'm fine. I used the lidocaine and the shot itself didn't hurt until the tail end of it. Good luck Michael!!!! (you'll be fine)
Posted by Geet3721 (Member # 15751) on :
I just finished my shots and I just want to offer a piece of advice for those about to start or that are doing them.

I found it helped tremenously that after each injection to walk around even if in a circle for at least 5 mins but 10 is better I think its helps it settle better and I had almost no soreness after i started doing this.

Best of luck to all of you.

Posted by METALLlC BLUE (Member # 6628) on :
That **** hurt. Hit a nerve. Just my luck.
Posted by laura j (Member # 14257) on :
OMG Mike! You pulled back on the plunger before injecting to make sure there was no blood, right?
Posted by METALLlC BLUE (Member # 6628) on :
Honestly, I don't know. I thought I heard my doctor say it was unnecessary. She's the one who did this current injection.

As far as the injection goes, it was the first time and my mother was being taught by my doctor. The doctor did the initial injection -- which went fine, but then they moved the needle during transition to my mother, and she shifted the needle and hit a nerve. I yelped like mad.

I'll get further clarification the next time. I'm well aware that you've all reported pulling back.

-- Miike
Posted by laura j (Member # 14257) on :
The pulling back is to make sure there is no blood when you pull back which would mean you've hit an artery which would be bad. Good luck w/the rest of them Mike!
Posted by jamescase20 (Member # 14124) on :
yeah, and it hurts like hell.

Deal with it and maybe you can get better...verify with your duck.

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