Pain at DHE injection site?

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    I have recently started self-administering DHE injections.  I have found that I have a fair amount of pain at the injection site.  Is this normal? Monique.




    Dear Monique,


    There's bound to be discomfort when injecting DHE, but it shouldn't be especially painful. It may be that you could choose a better injection site or that you're injecting too deeply. Call your doctor's office and schedule a time when one of the nurses can help you with injection technique. They should be willing to instruct you and observe how you inject. You can use saline to do an injection or two in the office, under the nurse's supervision.

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    Last updated July 22, 2008.


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Published On: July 22, 2008