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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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