How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

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How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  Greeneyes on Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:26 pm

My head is really b ad, but hubby isn't home. How do I give myself the toradol injection..should I do it in my arm or buttom.

Please ehlp

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Post  Paradox on Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:45 pm

I'm sorry can't help I am anxiouslynawaiting hubby to get home too..I need a shot and no one to give it.I

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  LizzieB on Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:51 pm

Oh my goodness, you poor pair. I hope your husbands come home soon. I feel anxious for you.

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  pen on Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:16 pm

I hope so too. I dont even know what Toradol is.

Hope you get relief.

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  estre004 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:52 pm

Isn't Toradol either a very low dosage narcotic or a non-narcotic pain reliever?

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  ShelliB on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:37 pm

Toradol is a strong anti-inflamitory. It needs to be given IM. Your behind would be best if you can reach it...or if you can't try for the thickest part of your upper thigh.

I can do sub-q injections myself...but never had the nerve to do IM.

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  tecky on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:03 pm

This site has some information about 2/3's of the way down the page.

I recognize the back hip area, because that's where the nurses have always given mine. That's the one I would try personally, but they give information on the appropriate places. Hope this helps so you can get some relief soon. It's so hard to do it when you're really hurting.

http://www.drugs.com/cg/how-to-give-an-intramuscular-injection.html flower

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  Sara79 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:46 pm

Ugh! I wouldn't be able to wait for DH to come home...he's been on a business trip since the 2nd. I hope you get your injection figured out. As a last resort, I'd call my doc or pharmacist to get help. They've walked me through things on the phone before.

Good Luck!

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  milo on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:48 pm

I would do the upper thigh myself, as you will have the best control over things. Giving it in your own butt and deltoid is tough, and the deltoid will need the right size needle. In the thigh you are most likely to hit a large muscle, which is what you want.

You are sure it's IM and not SC. If it's SC I'd just do it in your belly.

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  AZgirl on Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:07 am

When I had these available to me, I did it in my thigh. Clean skin with alcohol, jab, inject, apply bandaid. Think of how much better your head will feel once you have the medicine on board.

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  Anna on Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:37 pm

Sorry - didn't look at the time this was posted. Hope you are better now.

Thigh is much better than butt. Often butt injections are not absorbed properly due to amount of adipose tissue (it may not even go into the muscle). Also there is risk of nerve damage there. And it would be very difficult to give yourself an injection in this area. Vastus Lateralis is the preferred spot. See this for directions:

http://www.drugs.com/cg/how-to-give-an-intramuscular-injection.html

But if I had a migraine I doubt I could make sense of the directions. No nurse friends available? I wish I could help. I hope you feel better soon.



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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  Brent on Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:06 pm

IM injections have to be done carefully to avoid veins and major nerves. I had to give my wife B-12 and interferon shots for seven months. The nerves are avoided by proper landmarking (knowing where they are). Veins and arteries are avoided by injecting the needle and then pulling back the plunger a bit to see if you get a blood "flash". If the needle is in the muscle there won't be any blood but if it's in an artery or vein blood will come back into the syringe.

The mid thigh is fairly safe as opposed to the glut muscle (hip). If you go too low on the glut muscle you can hit the Sciatic nerve.

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Re: How do I give myself an injection of Toradol

Post  sherri b on Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:51 am

Greeneyes,

I do toridal injections, I just pinch the fatty part of my upper butt, and stick the needle in, you know you have to put it all the ay in right? Usually, I don't even feel the injections. I also do Imitrex injections, and they hurt worse... You can do it... think of the relief it will bring .. flower

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