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.
I wanted to show you a comparison of various needles to show you just how small and thin the actual hCG injection needle is, to allay any fears you might have.
See that huge needle on the left? Don’t get scared – that’s nothing that will ever be coming close to your flesh, so breathe! That hefty one is only used for mixing hCG and only comes into contact with the inert rubber on your hCG vial.
Doesn’t that big scary one make a nice contrast to the very tiny hCG injection needle you see on the far right?
There’s two main parts to the needle:
- The length
- The gauge: This is basically how thick or thin it is. The higher the number, the thinner the needle.
- So 29 gauge= thin
- 30 gauge= thinner
- 31 gauge= even thinner!
Most needles sent with hCG kits are 5/16″ inch long (they used to send 1/2″ a few years ago when I did hCG, but all the ones I see these days are 5/16″. But just to clarify even the 1/2″ needle was not painful for me), and between 29-31 gauge.
The thinner needles slide in easier and thus feel the least painless, and as it gets thicker, the needle going in becomes slightly more noticeable. I found 29 to 30 gauge to be just about right.
31 gauge needles work okay but they are actually SO thin that sometimes they end up getting bent if you’re not super careful when getting your hCG dose out of your vial. So if you get 31 gauge needle just be more aware of that.
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kenneth ramsby says
I have a question ref bit b12 shot with hcg. I just started my 500 calorie a day program with my doctor and I just want to know if this seems right, I was told during my initial visit that I would get daily hcg shots for week and was told I needed to come to the office for the vitamin b12 injection. They were ordered but when I picked up the needles I was given 7 b12 needles and the 7 hcg needles the nurse mentioned that the color was not the same as had been sent before from the lab for the vitamin b12 or hcg as it had been and all were pink in color. Since my first day is Saturday I will not get a chance to contact them to have them check to ensure there was not a mixup but wanted to ask if there was a,standard color for each type???????
This is Lucelle, Rayzel’s assistant. Nice to meet you! 🙂
If your hCG is mixed with B12 in it then yes it will be pink in color.
Kim Vargo says
I haven’t read everything just yet. I was seeing a doctor who is with the HCG program. I finished phase 2 with the injections, but only lost 4 pounds. And paid nearly 4000.00 to be on his program. I’m not happy. But I’m not a quitter.
My question is do I need a script to buy the injections?
I know you don’t with the drops. But my doctor doesn’t support the idea of the HCG program. What do I do?
Hey there Kim! Hmmm it seems like something else might be on with your weight loss experience. How many lbs do you feel you have to lose to be at a healthy weight for your height? What’s your current height and weight? Were on the 500 calorie hCG diet protocol or some other diet while taking the shots?
To answer your question- you do not need a prior prescription (rx) because these companies ARE their own medical staff, so the doctor will prescribe the hCG to you, then the compounding pharmacy they work with will ship out your prescription to you in the mail. I hope that makes sense!
i am just so terrified of giving myself injections. i keep putting off my hcg round because of it. any tips or tricks to “just do it” 🙂
my boyfriend refuses to help me with my injections so i have no one to give me the first few to get over my fears! :(((
I know they can be totally scary – but it’s really more the thought of it that’s scary not the actual injection, I promise. It really doesn’t hurt. One thing you might do is put an ice cube on the area for injecting for a minute before and it numbs the area pretty good. Here’s an idea since you’re asking for tricks- maybe turn on your favorite song or something! I know that sounds silly but you might as well try. 😉 I hope that helps a little. Like you said, you kind of just have to stop thinking and just do it. Rayzel
veronica flocken says
i did it! it wasn’t bad at all! now i can focus on the diet! thank you!
Joyce Blazen says
does ushcg have you does enough? Im not sure how much .17 is