Disclaimer! Please read! I am not a medical professional in any way, shape or form, and this is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. I am simply sharing what has worked for me and others. It is your responsibility to discuss these matters with your physician.
My first experience with doing an injection
I was very nervous about doing hCG injections when I began. I originally intended on doing prescription drops believe it or not. Never even considered injections! I don’t have any medical background whatsoever and tend to be squeamish so I was like yeah right THAT’S not happening.
But the more I researched, the more I felt the injections was the best route to be sure of my results, so I went ahead with it. Sort of. I actually made my husband do my first few days of injections. After realizing that they really didn’t hurt at all, I took over.
How the Injection Actually Feels
Most of the time, I can honestly tell you that most of the time the injections are painless, especially when you are beginning this protocol with a fair amount of fat to lose – when the injection can just slide right into your fat, you barely feel a thing.
Just to give you an example, that first day of my very first round when I fanangled my hubby into sticking me with the needle, I actually couldn’t look at him do it I was so nervous. So I had my turned and I kept waiting….and waiting….so finally I was like, “did you do it yet? Did you put it in yet??” And he was like, yep!
I literally hadn’t felt a thing. Crazy.
How the Injections Feels In a Location With Less Fat
As time goes on, and you get leaner, I do find that you feel the injection a little more, but usually by then you’re a pro so it doesn’t matter.
At this point, what it feels like to me (which I just experienced when I recently created the demo/tutorial How to Actually Do Your Injection) is like a small prick, just when the needle is first getting past the skin. As soon as it breaks the skin, it slides in with no pain. I’m not sure why this isn’t an issue when you are more overweight – perhaps the skin is thinner because it’s stretched over the excess fat making it not such an issue to get past.
What the Needle Looks Like
The needles are quite tiny – this is nothing like what you remember from your grade school vaccinations.
Most of the time now, if you are purchasing hCG from the U.S. where the hCG and all the supplies comes as a kit, the needles are generally 5/16″ of an inch. Much less common these days (but what I started with and what I made my hubby stick in my fat that I didn’t feel) are 1/2″. Here’s a photo to show you guys these two needle lengths:
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