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#1 Thu, 12/02/2015 - 14:31
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If you use the Sun Pharmaceuticals sumatriptan injections, please be aware that we have been informed their production site for the injections is being shut down for maintenance and the injections will not now be available until early 2016. However, we have been informed that Glaxo Smith Kline who also manufacture sumatriptan injections have sufficient supplies to meet the extra demand. If your prescription specifically states 'Sun injections' just ask your GP to amend it to 'sumatriptan injections' and the GSK ones can be substituted.


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Thu, 12/02/2015 - 14:44
Mr Git
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Joined: 26/02/2014 - 14:34

Thanks for getting to the bottom of that Val.

Joy of joys! I just love fiddling around in the middle of the night at the peak of a full blown red-eye in the freezing cold trying to put together a piece of medical apparatus. I think I'll try doing it blindfolded just to make it even harder :|

Now I think about it, I really have missed that sting for the last few years, and, of course, I'll have to learn how to count to 10 all over again as I've got so used to auto-inject. No doubt I will leave it in for longer than necessary as there is no way of knowing when it's all released.

Back to the dark ages :(

Mr Grumpy Old Git ;)


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Thu, 12/02/2015 - 16:55
Last seen: 6 days 24 min ago
Joined: 26/02/2014 - 17:02

One could assemble an injection in preparation of the night-time attack.
I don't bother counting to ten, I just count to five slowly.
As for the sting, I'd use an icing syringe if need be.

Mmmm, icing. :party:

Sun, 15/02/2015 - 10:18
Last seen: 6 days 9 hours ago
Joined: 21/03/2012 - 15:16

Hey Mr Git

Pre-load a syringe ready, keeping it under in a suitable box so that the needle doesn't get contaminated, good old empty clean ice cream box or similar.  For the sting, if you can grab a bag of frozen peas rub the injection site with it and that helps numb the sting and also if you are 'bleeder', it doesn't bleed so much!

There now, don't be so grumpy any more!

Val. xx

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