I started an IV series this week, and I'm thinking about you. I went for my first dose this morning, and I have nothing but a red mark where the needle went in, and where the bandaid stuck to my skin.
I drank about 47 gallons of water, and I took my prescription antacid. I am in the office, at work today with no problem. I am going to stairmaster my *** off this evening, to exhaust myself into a restful (narcotic-induced) sleep, and do it all again tomorrow.
You can do it too!