3746Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Get the Show on the Road
- Aug 31, 2000--- Lorad8@... wrote:
I have an appointment
> with the nurse onHi Lora,
> Thursday, September 7 to learn how to inject, etc,
> and will give myself my
> first injection there. My appointment is for 11 am
> and I am a bit concerned
> about the sides hitting around mid day.
I would not worry too much about doing your
injection at 11:00am, or whenever you finally get in!
:) I know you hear to inject at 'bedtime' so you can
sleep through the side effects, but for me, there was
NO sleeping through THAT! I found doing my first
injection at night, when I was exhausted, keyed-up,
nervous, etc., from anticipating all day long, just
made things worse for me. Not being so tired may give
you that extra bit of strength needed to cope better
with the usual awful side effects of the first
injection. Things always seem worse when you are
tired. So try to look on the bright side! When I was
on treatment I kept doing my injections earlier and
earlier, until I came to what was the 'right' time for
me. (About 1:00pm) My sides always took 8 - 12 hours
to hit, so by doing the injection earlier I finally
got to the point where I could sleep though the worst,
and feel halfway good the next day. Before I started
injecting early I could barely function on the days
following the injection. My experience is not very
uncommon at all, either. Many people don't feel the
effects of the interferon for several hours. It can
really vary at lot. Try to pay attention to how it
effects you so you can tailor your injection timing to
what works best for you. Remember, the first
injection can be pretty rough, but the next ones are
much, much easier. (Those next ones you can probably
Good luck to you!
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