Most people who use it go to a health care provider every 3 months to get it. But what if you were able to give the shot to yourself at home? No more making appointments, getting to the clinic, or waiting around. Sounds convenient, right? This option exists. Plenty of women have used the original form of the shot—especially younger women. Contain a hormone called progestin.
Three months of birth control in one shot, all in the privacy of your own home.
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Author: Michaela Wachal, Clinical Pharmacist. Many people are uncomfortable when their doctor starts talking about shots, needle sticks and syringes. Self-injections are a safe way for you to manage many conditions. If you are taking a self-injection medication, here are 10 ways you can overcome your fear of self-injection. He or she may be able to offer an alternative or help you overcome your fears. Fear of injections prevents some people from taking their medicine, which can be a problem.
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Charlotte Hilton Andersen. Treatments for inflammatory arthritis have come a long way from the days when all you could do was make a poultice out of mustard and comfrey and hope for the best. These drugs, which include etanercept Enbrel and adalimumab Humira among others, are genetically engineered proteins that target specific parts of the immune system that fuel inflammation. With autoimmune diseases like inflammatory arthritis, your immune system goes haywire and attacks itself. Biologic drugs tell your immune system to chill the heck out. Biologics can have an important impact on your disease activity and quality of life, but you have to be comfortable with needles in order to take them. Being nervous about injections or even downright terrified is a totally normal reaction that Dr. Troum says he sees in patients all the time.
My grandmother had diabetes, and I remember watching her give herself insulin shots and thinking to myself, "I hope I never have to do anything like that. I could never. The first dosage I got was done at the doctors office so that they could show me how to administer the shot. I was not expecting it to be very painful, but it ended up being one of the most painful things I have experienced medically. I was already dreading giving myself the shots, but now it was even worse. The first thing I did when I got home was look up the best way to painlessly give yourself a shot. After almost a year of practice, I think I have a pretty good combination of different methods to make the experience the best it can be. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?