I’ve finally gotten over an intense fear of needles (with the help of a great counselor), and I took my first injection of Byetta today without panic or wincing. Autocover needles helped too!
After taking my first shot, I proceded to eat a Swanson fish TV dinner (the 89 cent jobs). Bad choice I know, but the veggies in them are pretty good. I ate the whole thing, but it took me over 15 minutes due to the way the meds were making me feel! Before, I could eat 2 of those things in 5 minutes, so this is definately an improvement.
I am now feeling the side effects most people get in the first few days of taking Byetta. Right now I feel like I got off of . The nausea is more like motion sickness, but milder. At least I can still walk and work, and don’t feel like I need Dramamine.
I hope that my courage today of conquering my fears continues, so I can help my father and my kids learn how to stay healthy.