Been injecting for a few weeks and was having a real problem with them either hurting ALOT or bruising. Then suddenly I seemed to find how to stop both! I thought I would share this with you all so see if anyone else has had the same experience or to help anyone who may have been having the same problem as me.
What I do is choose the spot I want to inject (I always use my tummy). I alternate each side and find a spot away from where i have recently been. Then I pinch up a good bit of fat (there is plenty of it!) but I pinch it very firmly almost squeezing in between my fingers and thumb. I then insert the needle quite slowly. if as it starts to go in it feels sharp I immediately stop and move to one side as it usually means I m going to hit something. The needle usually goes in completely painlessly. Then once in I start to inject but very very slowly making sure that I remain pinching the skin really tightly. If it starts to hurt I stop for a bit until it subsides and then continue until all the heparin is in. I then wait a few seconds before very slowly pulling out the needle. I then very slowly start to release the pressure on my pinched skin.
I find I get no blood, no little bubbles and hardly any pain. More importantly I can never even tell where the needle has been as I dont even get a little red mark anymore.
I realise this is all a bit more time consuming but for me the little lie on the bed while I am doing it and the five minutes afterwards is a good chance to relax for just a bit and I choose the same time in the day when I know this will be convenient to do this and not be disturbed.
Hope this helps somebody else and be interested to see if anyone else has the same reaction.