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#1 Wed, 29/04/2015 - 10:57
darren h
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hi this may be a daft question, i inject in to my left thigh in a hand size area because its permantly numb nerve damage so cant feel the injection. ive bin told by a diabetic who also injects insulin, not to use the same area as the meds wont work as well is this the same for sumatriptans?. also when i took apart the injection kit (just being nosey) i found thay have a large bubble in them, that cant be good to inject? i gently push the bubble out be for use. dh

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 17:19
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Darren

 

I was told by consultant do not use leg as in the lealet, very painful for men as they have little fat on thighs.

 

But to pinch side fat on the side of the hip are and inject into it, I normally count to ten before removing the pen, and use the same side as the headache, very rarly is there any pain where as the leg was unbearable.

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:26 (Reply to #2)
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hi, thanks for replying, i am more concerned about if the injection is working as well in the same place rather than the pain as i cant feel it any way in my leg, kinda lucky in that way, i have tryd the other leg and yep it sting like a (wots the polite way to put it) bugger, and i realy dont want to be aiming at my ass in that state, will remember the hip tho, ive noticed you help support and advise a lot of us on the forum, its fellow sufferes like you and the staff that make this forum so worth while, i look forward to meeting you one day to thank you in person, all the best dh

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:33
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Darren if you ever visit IOW happy to meet up for a coffee bring you parner too so they can talk to each other about life with a cluster victim, always happy to meet up for a chat. tried once when i lived in surrey to have a casual coffee morning but very low interest. 

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 15:23
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The sumatriptan molecule (C14 H21 N3 O2 S ) is a lot smaller than an insulin molecule (C256 H381 N65 O79 S6).

It's easier to squeeze a bicycle through traffic than a tank.

There should be no problem injecting in the same area.

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 16:48 (Reply to #5)
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hi thanks for that, good to know, could the bubble be a problem? d

Sun, 03/05/2015 - 11:53
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If you inject air into an artery, it can cause coagulation. A clot reaching the heart can cause serious problems.

But you're not injecting into an artery, the needle wouldn't pierce the arterial wall. You're injecting into the subcutaneous layer of your skin, the bit that stings when you graze your knee.

The small bubble in 0.5ml wouldn't be a problem: I've queries bigger bubbles in a drip.

All medical equipment goes through rigorous testing, if it was dangerous to use for any reason, it wouldn't be available.

*Not a Doctor obviously. If you do have concerns with use of the device, speak with your pharmacist.
(You could ask your Doctor, but they'd probably use it as an excuse not to prescribe such an expensive medication.)

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