So my hydroxy arrived this morning. I didn't want to give myself time to overthink it or build it up in my head. So I watched a few videos about technique and just did it! I was shaking. But took a few breaths, harnessed 4 years of frustration and switched it into cool (ish) determination, held my nerve and it's done. IM into thigh. I didn't "dart" the needle but pushed it in slowly. Only the initial breaking of the skin gave me any sensation. But not painful. Pushed the needle all the way in completely painlessly. Slowly pushed the plunger. Withdrew the needle. Barely a speck of blood. Now to wait and see.
Questions for the hive mind. I just wanted to check about the way the vial snapped. It doesn't look like a particularly clean break to me. Does it look ok to you seasoned self injectors?
Also, I intend initially to inject twice a week. I have 5mg methylfolate capsules. I took one just prior to the injection. I had read somewhere that when injecting daily or every other day, then one should take 5mg folate daily. But am intending to inject less frequently. Am thinking in my case 5mg folate every other day would cover it? Any input gratefully received!
Feeling pretty proud of myself as am a bit of a wuss with blood tests and injections done by a nurse! Although I have to say...I think my technique may be better than some heavy handed nurses I've encountered in the past, lol!