Lump at insulin injection site

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Hello everyone. Lately every other injection causes a bruising at the site and a lump that goes away by the next morning. Am on shot 18 of neupogen and 26 of Pegasys. Should i just live with this or does anyone have any advice as it gives me the creeps. I have tried changing the angle a bit and not holding the skin so tightly while injecting. Also, how do you give yourself a shot in the upper arm?
The achiness eventually subsided after an hour or so, maybe a little longer. I have no idea what that was about. I have no reaction at the site of the injection. So weird. Crisis over but I will call the Shared Solutions nurse tomorrow to let her know about it. Hopefully this was a one time event, whatever it was. I will try the pinching the skin approach. I haven't done this for a while but will give it a go and see if that helps. Thanks again!
They occur because insulin stimulates the production of fatty tissue, and are produced by injecting too much insulin in one place. This is where injection site rotation is essential. When skin irritation occurs it is important to completely stop injecting in that area. If pain, swelling, and redness continue, or if you are concerned that there may be an infection, you should call your doctor immediately.
if you get a bump after an insulin injection it means that you chose a poor injection site. Insulin absorbs into subcutaneous fat. So wherever you shot and a bump comes up, that means there was not enough fat in that spot to absorb the insulin you just shot. try picking a more fatty area and shooting very slowly.
I could just be sitting at work and an episode will happen. It seems so hard to explain what is happening. First, I will feel a bit dizzy and nauseas, then I will have to run to the bathroom because the diarrhea hits me and I feel like while I'm going to the bathroom I will pass out, then the nausea and dizziness with cold chillls and then I am hot so I have to take the sweater off that I put on because I was cold.
I was experiencing a lot of heavy bruising at my injection sites from the beginning (I was doing manual injections at the time) and eventually set up a retraining with a Beta nurse to re-learn how to use the auto-injector over the summer. I occasionally bruise, but it only ranges from a pin dot to the size of a quarter at worst.
They just get less huge and less stinging and painful, the more you use it. I have NO side effects from the Copaxone at all, except for the injection site. No flu like side effects like with the Interferons and no pre-medicating with Tylemol or Advil, like I did when I was using the Interferons. I took Avonex for three years and it was a GREAT drug at slowing down the MS. I only quit because the shot left me feeling like I had the flu for 3-4 days after the shot.
Hi All Just wanted to update everybody on the copaxone auto injector and the injection site problems that I have had the past several days. I had posted on some problems with the injection sites, and had also noticed that the syringe needle did not seem to be centered in my auto injector. and led me to believe the the needle was going in slanted. I told this to the copaxone nursed over the phone and they sent my visiting nurse here tonight.
(^) my opinion Its all about makketing and it sucks first when you give an injection even sq you pull back to check for blood cant do with the redi pen then who in there right mind would place a thumb the finger with least control over the plunger bottom line Im going to use the type you mix yourself even a monkey is capable of doing this Its a nightmare to psy yourself up for the injection and then not have it on a friday night the f------- pharm are rip offs be well all
It's also not unusual to see a bit of the medication drip down your injection site. You may have hit a little fat pocket. Not to fear, as long as it's just a drop or two, you are still getting enough medication to have full benefit. If you continue to have leakage after you finish your injection, maybe holding the injector next to your skin for an extra couple of seconds, will ensure that the medication is staying under the skin and the injector is truly empty.
5ml just the pen and some foil packets and a needle are inside just says dial all the way to 5 my riba comes in a separate box but thanks after my cataract surgery I will begin can't wait to see out of both eyes thanks for the heads up but it says 100 is dialing at 5 will as my GI as he will have someone give me my first injection the pen has powder and water in it and the foil packets have alcohol
This was the first time I had to take a shot of insulin, to combat the high readings. I was not insulin dependent at that time. I swtiched Neuro's for various reasons and the second Neuro took my diagnosis of MS away. He said there was not enough convincing evidence to diagnosis MS. So I went untreated without ANY medication for over 2 years. Good Lord, did I suffer...not even any medication for pain...He was a total idiot!
It crosses my mind that there could be other factors at play here (OK, clutching at straws, but if I can give myself something hopeful, I can then be better at being +ve with HB). I notice there seems to be some sort of problem with insulin resistance and diabetes. Given that there are close family relatives (father, niece) with insulin dependent (not age/obesity related) diabetes, and we've often wondered if HB is borderline diabetic, then I wonder if this could be a factor?
I was taught in an orientation class (by a pharmacist and nurse) not to heed the part of the written injection technique which calls for pulling back on the syringe slightly to check for blood, but I believe I'll override that advice and try it from now on. I think the reasoning they have is that more patients get into trouble trying this (because it's awkward) and that the possibilty of hitting a vessel is supposedly remote anyway. Comments, please?
I get a small injection site lump that goes away in 3-4 days. I have no rash and no pits in my skin. My point is each of us react differently and you won't know until you try.
Since 2004, I have had issues with excessive weight gain, tingling, numbness, turning gray starting at age 30, depression, severe fatigue, water retention in legs, and severe anxiety. I was diagnosed with a pituitary ademnoma in 2004 but was told that its non functioning and no specialist could figure out what was wrong with me other than saying depression. from 2004 to date my weight has went from 150 to 300 lbs. Today I got some labs and here are the results.
dizziness; headache; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; sinus inflammation; sore throat; upset stomach; vomiting.
He also informs me that I have Obsessive Compulsive tendencies and mood swings which resembles Bipolar. I am currently taking Doxepin 100 mg with Trazodone 100 mg in which I take at bedtime for anxiety/depression issues in which I have had problems sleeping so my psychiatrist put me on. Most of the day today I have felt like a 'zombie' walking around feeling very fatigue and 'wired' feelings of anxiety, shakey (shaky) at times...also have noticed of having fatigue headaches...
But my endorcrinologist said that he believes i am Insulin Resistant, more blood tests will tell in a few weeks, and he may put me on Metformin... He did say it 'should' help with weight loss, i am stuck stuck stuck as of now... Please keep me posted on your progress! Good Luck!
I found this site, and st.louis1 comments were enough for me to give lipodissolve a shot (no pun intended). The place I'm going to is 4 visits for $1225. They will give no more than 10 syringes full at a time. (although I'm not sure how much each of those is). They said dont take any anti-inflamatory drugs for 10 days prior to treatment and none during treatment. tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok.
However, with the presence of rash and itching appearing at the site may indicate post inflammatory reaction. In particular, post inflammatory pigmentation usually emerge after recovery from an inflammation of the skin. The skin will exhibit patches or dots of darkened areas that may also be due to episodic traumas which include burns or puncture wounds. Most persons who suffer from post-inflammatory pigmentation will heal with time.
And the doc will take that nothing as nothing - even though that is not the proper imaging study... galling. I would go see a doc re the injection site - you may need some help with that! It sounds like you had a reaction. I know I am allergic to the preservatives in the shots so I am a goner with them and cannot get most flu shots.
I can't believe I just found this site. I wish someone had better news. I have the same pain and can't sleep at night at all. I do have a terrible pain on my wrist on the bone on the pinkie side. My ortho said the xrays showed arthritis in my elbow and some in the shoulder. I have had two shots of corizone and the pain on the inside of the upper arm has now increased almost as badly as the outter upper arm. Please, someone out there must have an answer, there are too many of us.
Interesting to note that another individual who posted at this site also has slightly elevated blood sugar. Went to the ER, MD gave steroids to take. Another Dr. recommended Ibuprofin for the pain and swelling.Will go long periods with no problems. Most current episode started 2 days and I also have a bad cough. It was interesting to note that others have that same commonality. I also experience great fatigue when the pain starts. Pain is in neck, jaw, ear, and temple areas.
It has been happening for at least 2 years, at least once a month. My blood pressure is 90/60. It usually happens on the palm side of various fingers, but in April, I had one rupture on my knuckle. I'm very interested in any comments.
Most guy's that suffer from secondary hypogonadism find that HCG daily is enough to support normal testosterone levels and function. Injection is done with a small insulin needle. Do you have any history of head injury or in fact testicular problems (varicoceles, hernias, mumps,infection, a hard kick, etc)? I recommend Vit E in capsule form at 800iu daily. Zinc at 30mg.
Don't plan on doing much for at LEAST a week or two. If you are lucky like some, you'll be up and at 'em. But if you're not, then you won't be disappointed and frustrated. 2. Make or buy muffins. Especially bran. You will need them. Don't ask me why. Ok...why? Because your meds will constipate you and make your stomach hurt. AND you will be too tired to make food. You can buy stool softeners too, but they don't make for a tasty breakfast... 3.
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