Last time I picked up my refill of Enbrel, the pharmacy mistakenly gave me syringes instead of auto-injectors. I was not pleased. But, nevertheless, today I decided to request syringes instead of auto-injectors.
Though using a syringe initially gave me the jibblies (jibblies: it's a technical term), over the past four weeks of I have gotten over my fear of injecting myself with a needle and concluded that the syringes are actually less painful than the auto-injectors. And, because I am the one actually pushing the plunger (hence I am the one in control), the injection with the syringe doesn't feel like such an eternity compared to the auto-injector - even if it actually takes the same amount of time.
So that's the news update for today: I am now using syringes. By choice. (Updates on spring break soon, I promise!)