I've been self-injecting for about 3 weeks and it's going ok but I seem to be floundering a little with the technique. I'm doing IM in the thigh but always seem to hit a vein! Also it is hurting more than it did when supervised by the nurse, and I feel resistance when I push the needle in.
Also, where in the thigh should I inject? The nurse said upper outer quadrant, but online everywhere else says middle outer. Should I inject straight down to the floor, or if it's to the side should it be in slightly towards the leg? I feel I am somehow making this more complicated than it should be! I'm worried about hitting something I shouldn't.
Any help would be appreciated because there's nobody I can ask! It's a month until my next "official" injection with the nurse. After that I am allowed to do the 3-monthly injection at home.
Anybody else having problems?