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Question about vitamine B12 IM injection
Jun 23, '07
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Im newly graduated.
I assigned to give my uncle
a course of vit B12 inj.
but he express pain at time of inj, is it from vit B12
it self or my little experience ?
and how can I master this problem?
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Jun 25, '07
Vitimim B12 is known to be a very painful injection
you need to take your time when administering it slowly slowly
Jun 26, '07
thank you Mr SandieO for reply
Jul 2, '07
I give myself IM injections of B-12 every month, up to 2cc's. I use a 1" 23g needle and the injection is in the thigh.
I don't necessarily agree that it's a painful injection. The only pain I feel is when the needle pokes the skin. The actual fluid isn't particularly thick or viscous, so I'm not sure why it hurts.
Also, I don't inject slowly, either.
Jul 15, '07
I do sub-q on myself instead of IM, so it hurts less. and very small needle. I think B12 is generally given IM, but the instructions on the package recommended either one.
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