It can really change the way you feel. I was depressed earlier this week and now I actually feel like I am becoming my old self again. The procrit injection was not bad at all. The nurse showed my hubs how to do it. We decided the belly was the best place for me. I didn't feel the needle hardly at all, but when she was 1/2 way through the injection I could feel the burning sensation. It felt like I had a fireant bite for about 10 minutes. I don't feel a burst of energy as of yet and I was told it could take up to 4 injections.
My GFR rate is 16. That is a bit scary, but I will do whatever I need to do to keep it from dropping to 15. (15 is when dialysis is a huge possiblity). My creatine is 3.35 My hemoglobin was 9.6. We have an appoinment on July 1st with my nephrologist and hubs officially gives me my first injection of procrit at the office. He had to look away for a few seconds yesterday...he hates needles. :)
I am looking forward to this burst of energy to come. It claims to improve your way of life.