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Tips to Reduce the Pain of Injections

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Woman using a self-injecting medication.
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Self-injectable medications


Prefilled syringes for multiple sclerosis drugs.
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Bring medication to room temperature first


Warm bubble bath.
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Inject medication after a warm shower


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Prevent irritation by keeping injection site clean and dry


Auto injector for MS drugs.
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Decide which is best: manual injection or auto-injector device?


Man eating instant ramen in front of a computer at night.
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Research single-use and multi-use auto-injector devices


Woman using auto-injector for her insulin.
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How to set auto-injector depth


Woman's thigh.
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Keep skin intact by rotating injection sites


Gentle stomach massage.
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Massage the injection site


Woman discussing medication with a nurse.
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Always ask for help if you don’t know how to inject your medication


Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich

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Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.

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