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Stinging Fragmin Injections

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Gahhh!! so last Thursday I had my laparoscopy to remove an ovarian cyst :/ I was let out of the hospital on Friday and everything is going ok. Recovery is going well, I'm mainly staying on the sofa all day, having a little walk every time I go to the toilet and I'm mainly just sore.

The only issue I have is these Fragmin injections, I have to self-inject every day for 2 weeks to stop my blood clotting and I'm hating it! I've never been ok with needles it's crazy. The actual injection itself is ok because I use EMLA cream a good hour before but it's the sting of the medication as it enters -.- I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on self-injection to make it less dreadful, do you warm up the needle in your hands first or leave it at room temperature? am I not leaving the Emla cream on long enough? does the Emla cream have to be warmed in your hands before applying to be more effective?

I inject into my upper thigh because of my operation, I don't think I could handle an injection near my stitches as they're still sore. just a load of questions really, anything to make this a bit more comfortable for me... I've had 4 and I've got 10 more to go!

Any help would be greatly appreciated :) thank you

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Tinkerbell16 profile image

Hi it is less painful to inject in your tummy below the tummy button rather than your leg as there is more fatty tissue than muscle in your leg. I found out by experience, I am four weeks post hysterectomy. Good luck x

ccsmith profile image

I’m afraid it is the drug that stings. I agree with tinkerbell that the tummy will be less painful. I know you’ve had the lap and have 3-4 sites but I would try in a space that’s not sore. Also think of your technique pinch a “fatty bit” and don’t go straight down as you want it to stay in the fat layer - it will sting more if it goes near muscle. I give myself Zoladex injections but it’s tough each time. I always use my belly as it is the easiest area!

1 week left then your done - I’m sure you will be relieved 😊

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