Reply To: Intramuscular and Subcutaneous injections
Written by CamperPlace on . Posted in
Hello there. first off I must say that I wish you good luck and I really hope that whichever method you decide to pick up – it would work and it would make you lose weight and achieve those goals that you hope to have. So well, in answer of your questions I’m gonna try my best:
*I’m not by any means a professional or anything in this matter, but from as much as I know, there is a doctor (or maybe more of them, I’m clueless), who mentions that the IM (IM – for reference in future, is intramuscular), is believed to get into the bloodstream faster than SQ (SQ – for reference in future, of course, is subcutaneous), and so, therefore, it is believed to be more effective.
*unfortunately, there is no information or studies which would claim/ prove that either one is actually better. No info can actually say whether one versus the other one is going to give you faster and/ or more weight loss that’s why I don’t want to tell you anything that might misinform you. They might be the same, they might not, I am not sure. As an example, I am also using the HCG injections and I have switched from the sq ones to the im the last week (or maybe a bit more now), and to be honest, I cannot really see any changes in my losses as they are pretty much following the exact same pattern that they used to before my method change, and that’s although I’ve really tried try pay attention if there would be any. However keep in mind that this is my experience only so far, this doesn’t mean that everyone will experience the exact same thing as this may not be the same for other people. It also could be the thing that depending on each person – sq might work better for some while im might work better for others. Or there is also the possibility that it indeed doesn’t matter and everyone would get the same experience as I did – regardless of which one you use – you don’t get any changes. Not sure.
*the im injections don’t actually hurt (again, at least based on my experience) – they only pinch a little bit, after that when you are pushing the plunger slowly, you are able to feel some sort of pressure as it is going into the muscle. Then again, at least this is my experience and based on it – it does not hurt, it is only kind of feels strange.
*again based on my experience with them, they are not making my muscles be sore, however instead of that, on some occasions, I can get a little bit of a burning around the injection area for like around an hour or maximum two, but not anything bad.
* in regards to your last question…. If you are using an insulin needle at around 31 gauge (the larger the gauge is the smaller the needles is), and you are pinching a bit of fat to inject into, no, it is not going to hurt you at all. in fact, it is so painless that often I had to look to make sure that I have put the needle in… as for the im one, it is not like that as you do feel a little bit of a pinch, however trust me that there’s absolutely nothing bad or much… definitely nothing to be afraid of as it is about like a mosquito sting. I am using my insulin needles in order to IM into my deltoid muscle so I’m absolutely all fine.
As a conclusion here I would say that I do like the IM injections fine and I keep on pinning with them. again, I am not sure which ones are better so I can’t say anything with certitude, however I still keep on running with the IM injections as they are not anything bad but since they are reportedly to be more efficient at getting the hCG into the bloodstream with the most potency, I think that I am giving myself the best chance to lose. Can’t say whether is this helpful or not, but I just wanna take the chance. So I personally am definitely not finding it to be any more difficult than doing the sq ones. Really hoping a lot that this is going to be helpful at least a little bit and then again, regardless of which one you decide, I hope it is going to help ya.