Hi! I'm new to the site, and also fairly new to taking glatiramer acetate (which I've been doing for a little over 2 months), and I've got a question about how best to inject it.
The nurse who trained me to use the whisperjectTM suggested pinching the injection site, but then I read all the printed materials that I'd received and saw no mention of doing so. With pretty much every injection, I've been experiencing an inch or two of lateral swelling at injection sites that only last a couple of days and is a little pink, and I've been wondering if that has to do with the pinching? The other day, I remembered something I'd read about subcutaneous injection that you should pinch before inserting but then release before you depress the plunger, which doesn't exactly work with an auto-injector, but I sorta tried it, and the site ended up being much less irritated.
Granted that everyone's body is different, do you pinch?