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    Have to share this for injections
    tlltroy posted:
    with fellow injectors of painful meds :
    I tried the alcohol pads Wal-Mart have with Benzocaine
    They say : Alcohol Swabs with Pain Relief
    I like them. I inject Copaxone and since I've started using them my pain scale has dropped a few points with injections.

    And of course it still hurts like hell after....but that initial sting is not as bad as I really use as much of the alcohol pad on my skin as I can get on there and let it dry. Then ( I know they say not to use alcohol after, but since this has pain relief after.....) I use the alcohol pad AFTER the shot too.

    These have worked for me , so wanted to share with others.
    I know some people probably can't tolerate Benzocaine.
    But if you can and have Wal-Mart it may be worth a try.
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    ajslagle responded:
    what's the name of the swabs? I'd like to try them.
    mymslog responded:
    I also inject and find that if you numb the area with ice prior to injection that it makes it less painful. It also helps to use triple antibiotic and a small band to reduce possible side effects especially with Copaxone. You can also keep the band aid on until the next day which helps you remember where you injected last. I also take Ibuprofen 20 minutes prior to injection to help reduce the awful side effects and pain. Also like the idea of using Benzocaine which I have used for my children in the past. Any little thing that helps ease our pain and anxiety is worth the extra money and trouble.
    vikinglady603 responded:
    thanks for the tip, I am going to get these tomorrow.

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