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... night, where it could grow some bacteria. In your case you immediately used the needle and bacteria doesn't grow that fast, plus you used a alcohol wipe on your injection site anyway. ... (5 replies)
... Hi and welcome. I was you at the beginning of March when I started Forteo, terrified of giving myself an injection. ... (7 replies)
... have to read those dang instructions every time I injected. Now, I could almost do it blindfolded. It takes me about two minutes from start to finish. I do my injection at night before going to bed. After the first injection, my husband kept checking on me just to make sure I didn't have any sort of reaction. ... (7 replies)

... I give my shots on the left on odd days and on the right on even days. It works well except when there are 31 days and then I just do two days on the left. (8 replies)
... t even been a full month yet and already I am having problems remembering from one day to the next where I gave yesterday's Forteo injection. Sheesh! When I was giving myself just the vitamin B12 injection weekly I never had trouble remembering which thigh I had given it in the week before but now .... ... (8 replies)
... Like you, I have been on Forteo for three months and have finally gotten pretty comfortable giving myself an injection. I have only used my thighs so far. ... (24 replies)
... Thanks for your replies, the red area is still there, after 9 hours but it is fading slowly. The injection hurt more so I think I hit a small vessel which may lead to a bruise but hopefully it won't happen often. I have only used my abdomen so far..... ... (7 replies)
... and I have a red area around injection site, it is not hard, just looks irritated and I feel it. Is this normal? ... (7 replies)
... I've been on Forteo for four months now. I started giving myself the injections on my upper thigh because the abdomen sounded yucky -- like it would be more tender. After reading posts here that the abdomen was better, I tried the abdomen and pretty much stayed there. Then, one day, I saw a row of little black and blue bruises across by abdomen and decided it was time for... (24 replies)
... head so I didn't see it or I upchucked all over the exam room. I'm now 63 years old. It took my family doctor and his nurse TWO YEARS to convince me to even try giving my own vitamin B12 injections!!! ... (19 replies)
... Thanks so much for giving that tip abt the different size needles. That's one example of useful info that I would never have read elsewhere. ... (19 replies)
... Hi! everyone, boy did that hit home spinewhine when you mentioned the three words " just do it'" That is exactly what I say each and every time I give myself the injection. ... (15 replies)
... I initially could not believe I'd use my abdomen. I gave myself the shots in the thigh. After reading from several posters here that they thought the abdomen was less painful, I tried it. They were right. ... (19 replies)
... I am a big baby too when it comes to shots. I am well into my first year on forteo and the injections are ok. I will be glad when giving myself a shot every night is over with. As far as learning to do it , after the first time it's ok. The needle doesn't really bother me at all. ... (37 replies)
... I am happy to be approved to start Forteo next week! My question....I was told I have to go to the MD's office for the first injection. Is this a standard situation? My endo. is about 1 1/2 hours from here and it would take up over half a day as it is in the city. Are there any bad reactions noted from this drug? I didn't see any in the literature and I have no problem... (4 replies)
... n identify with what you are feeling right now in regards to lack of energy. Initially I didn't want to mention it because I felt it may just be the stress of giving myself the injections etc. ... (16 replies)
... ter taking the injection, but that went away. I also had a little bone pain in my lower legs once in awhile. It really wasn't that bad. I just got so tired of giving myself a shot everyday. I was glad to get off of it. ... (23 replies)
... sure you will do fine with the Forteo. I have just finished the two years and had no problems with it at all. Initially, I was a basket case at the thought of giving myself an injection, but it really isn't that bad. After a few times, it was a piece of cake. The needles are so small that you hardly feel it. ... (10 replies)
... I spoke with my Doctor about the side effects of the forteo shots and I am no longer taking them. I have been off of the shot for over two weeks and still have some residual effects. She did notice that I had a borderline Vitamine "D" deficincy and I will take some large doses of "D" to bring it into the correct range. She has mapped out a plan for me to try the shot again... (12 replies)
... I am now officially a member of "the club". Gave my very own first injection of Forteo, and in the belly too! ... (8 replies)

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