It’s me complaining again…I was hoping that I could get some advice on injecting HCG.
I’m injecting 0.5mL of 1000IU/mL 2x/week. I’m using a 1mL insulin syringe. Since it is such a short needle, I decided to put it in my abs. Oh my God - the first time it KILLED. It’s like I could feel every single molecule spreading into the area like little knives. I had been refrigerating it so I thought maybe it was because I didn’t warm it up enough. So this time, I drew up the volume into the syringe hours in advance and then let it sit at room temperature to be 100% sure that it was warmed.
I injected into my abs again on the other side - OH MY GOD. Knives!!!
It is seriously excrutiating during the injection (and it’s only 0.5mL!!!) but afterwards it’s fine.
So what am I doing wrong here? Obviously it’s not a question of temperature.
These are some of my thoughts:
Injecting it into the abdominal muscles is a bad idea. The problem here is that since it is a small needle (I think it’s 1/2") I don’t have a lot of options for IM where the muscle is close enough to the surface of the skin.
Use a longer needle and place it into my ass. Problem here is that my Prop and Mast gear is already painful enough going into my ass so I’m trying to reserve that area.
I have read somewhere that I can inject the HCG subcutaneously instead of IM. This is a possibility that I could try BUT I am hesitant since the label clearly states that it should go IM.
Any suggestions? Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe the solvent for the HCG is just painful by nature and I will have to endure the pain twice a week.