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I am referring to Evenity. You are correct, it is two injections. My mistake to call these injections infusions. But it isn't like any injection/shot I have taken. The first visit one nurse place the needles in the back of each arm, both given at the same time and finishing in 20 minutes. I was told I had to stay for observation for 30 minutes. With the second injection one person on each side placed the needles in the back of both arms at the exact same time, counting 1, 2, 3 -needles in. It was over in a minute or two. I was told I did need to stay afterwards and was free to leave. I believe the injections were given too fast due to the dizziness and immediate facial problems. It would be interesting to know how others have been given their Evenity injections.

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I had the two shots given by one nurse, separated by 3 minutes (at my request and my allergist's), but the injections themselves cannot be slowed down. Maybe you are thinking of slow infusions for Reclast?

I had similar reactions to yours but they improved when I had them in my thighs.

My kid has type 1 diabetes so I knew that thigh injections are absorbed more slowly. If you react this way, I would avoid tummy for sure- the site of fastest absorption, for insulin anyway. And insulin is also subcutaneous in fat.

This kind of immediate "reaction" is not a "side effect." Side effects tend to be most intense around day 12 in my experience. I saw an allergist after my first injections . I hope you will see an allergist before going near Evenity again, if you ever do!