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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 08:08: pm
Ha! I just got one today, and when I got back from it I decided to see if anyone else had had as awful an experience as me and came across this one. The nurse was very nice but definitely a liar. I'm terrified of needles and was already crying, so she told me it wouldn't hurt any more after one minute. Not even close! Like you, I barely felt the needle going in - enough to know it was but not real pain. But I sure as hell knew the moment the medicine started entering. Knocked the wind out of me. I limped out and am still limping around, and this was about five hours ago. Seriously hoping that it kicks the ear piercing infection I have by tomorrow morning or they'll want me to take it out.
And in response to anyone who comes across this and wonders how bad it really hurts - it hurts bad. I got it in the butt, and man, it burns. But it's not like a sharp sting (although there is that, too) - for me it felt like awful pressure, too. You can literally feel the medicine start to spread at first, very slowly and burning as it goes, and perhaps because it's so thick, it just feels like a horrible aching pressure for a good ten minutes after that. Mine was mixed with lidocaine and I can't even imagine what it would've felt like if it wasn't. So yes, prepare yourself, it's gonna kill and the nurse will probably lie about it. But if it clears you up as fast as I'm hoping it clears me up, it's very much worth it. (Not that I'll ever let them give me another one. Ever.)
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