I have been taking Lovenox since 8 weeks. One 40mg shot a day. But, it hurts (still) and my husband has to do them. I just can't make myself do it!! Well, now he has to go on a business trip. So, do you have any tips/tricks to "just do it"?
The first time I had to give myself the lovenox, I told my husband it might take me 1 minute or 1 hour to get up the nerve to do it! I took the "just do it" approach and just did it without thinking about it too much. I started giving myself the Lovenox from the beginning because I knew if DH was out of town I'd have trouble.
After my DH did my first shot and left me in excruciating pain and bleeding down my tummy.....I started doing them myself!
I've found that if I do it sitting down, an pinch the skin just enough to get a little "give" I'm okay. In fact, I try a couple spots -- just touching the needle to my skin -- to see where I get the least sensation. And I don't ever poke the needle in fast, I kind of place the tip down, then wiggle the needle in a bit....
It's hard to explain; sorry. But you just might find that once you get up the nerve to actually do it, you might find it easier to self-inject. Good luck!