Is this a insulin shot or just in a liquid form
It's not insulin. Its a once a week shot so it's probably a thicker Liquid. I think you can deal with a once a week. Shot if it hurts a little.
Pain is relative and "whether it hurts" is very subjective. However, I also inject Lantus 1x daily and can compare the 2 injections for what it's worth.
LANTUS: The needles are prescribed separately from the pens. Your doctor can prescribe a smaller or larger gauge needle that is mutually acceptable to both of you. I use a 32 gauge x 5/32") I have become pretty adept at "sliding the needle in" with virtually no pain whatsoever.
TRULICITY: The contraption that comes with the Trulicity inside has a spring loaded needle installed in the "pen." They make this sound like a selling point. It's NOT! Apparently some people are squeamish about looking at a needle. I am no fan of injecting myself but you get accustomed to it. You start by pressing the "barrel of the gun" against the injection site.
Next you release the "safety." Finally you "push the trigger" and the spring unloads it's energy and the needle pierces your skin very rapidly and with authority!! The needle stays under your skin for a couple of seconds while the liquid is dispensed. There is a fair amount af stinging pain for a few seconds and then all is well.
If I had a choice, I would prefer to forego the self attached needle with spring and pick my own needle to use.
I have used Trulicity for a few years now. It is painless as the needle penetrates, but I experience a very, very slight sting as the needle withdraws itself.
I also use Humira injections every 2 weeks. Those were terrible the first couple years and felt like someone set me on fire for about 30 seconds. Without a doubt, injecting into your tummy is by far the least painful injection site. I have never had any discomfort at all while injecting my Trulicity. I use the prefilled pens and I like the convenience of those. I've also injected my Trulicity in my upper arm. My arm was just a bit sore for about 2 days but that was all. I've been taking Trulicity now for about 6 weeks. The only side effects that I've had has definitely been the "sulfur/boiled egg" burps which are awful, but if that's all i get, I'll be happy. They start at bedtime and last some nights for HOURS. Extra strength Tums has helped with that. I'll be curious to see what my H1C turns out to be in the upcoming weeks.
How much has the Trulicity helped with your glucose since starting it??? The first week, I tried using just the Metformin 500mg morning and night but after about 2 weeks, I called the doctor and he added the Glyburide Metformin back into my meds 5/500 and the 2 together twice daily has kept it decent now as long as I watch my foods. I've had more energy and rarely am I hungry but make myself eat something.
The Trulicity injector pen definitely hurts. The needle used is much bigger than other needles I have used. Once you unlock the pen and press the button the needle comes down and enters your skin. This injection is so bad that I actually think the appropriate term is impale. Then it pumps the drug in pretty fast. So fast that it created a lump and irritation at the injection site. The worst was the blood. There was a good amount of bleeding once the needle retracted and whole process was done. My injection site was my thigh and was the same place I had injected my previous medication. So this is not like I have not done this before or chose a different location. Your mileage may vary, but this was my unfortunate experience.
Yes , it does hurt.
No, it doesn’t really hurt at all. It may sting for just a few seconds but that’s it. Injecting into your lower abdomen is probably the least painful site.
I chuckled at the response where they described it as “impaling” your skin and blood after the needle withdraws. I guess that’s all subjective because I NEVER have as much as a pin head of blood and I can barely feel the needle prick the skin. A total of 30 seconds and you won’t even know you’ve had the injection.
No reason to be concerned or afraid.
I just took my first Trulicity shot. I was so afraid , and truthfully did not feel a thing Tiny poke . I set the pen out for 30 minutes to warm up and injected in my tummy.
Sometimes it may sting for a nano-second but that's all. I take it out of the frig an hour before I inject it and that seems to help. I also spray a small amount of a numbing substance I got from Amazon that makes my skin very cold and that helps block the pain. The benefits from Trulicity are so worth it for me.
Like heck it doesn’t hurt. I’ve sat Thru deep root planing my whole mouth in 1 day no numbing - this injection hurts! Don’t care if it’s warm or cold. I gave myself regular syringe injections of B-12 in my thigh for a year, barely felt it. This hurts during and for an appreciable amount of time later. Cruise the net, I’m one of MANY who have the same experience.
For me the only time it hurt was when I pressed the injector too firmly against my belly.
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