needles

giojuju
By giojuju Latest Reply 2011-01-08 11:24:50 -0600
Started 2010-02-09 10:07:53 -0600

im on insulin like most already know. but the last couple of times that i instert the needle in my stomach the insulin gets stuck n i have to pull it out and force the insulin out again and have to poke again. is that normal? does something get stuck in the needle? or am i doing something wrong?


11 replies

mattamos
mattamos 2011-01-08 11:24:50 -0600 Report

you should move you injection sites its scar tissue and it stops your insulin from being properly absorbed use thigh or buttocks

giojuju
giojuju 2010-02-10 09:06:15 -0600 Report

thanks guys. the thing is that ive only been on insulin since mid nov 09 not that much time. ive tried other spots but dont like it it hurts more than the stomach area but im going to try the buttocks i didnt know u could get it there too. i figures out it system that helps me remind myself were i got the nite before. i use a big mirror thats in my room so i drew a clock type drawing that kinda matches my stomach area so if i put it on 12 then the next time i go to 3 and so on, till know it has workd very good and it seems that im doing it right but i will go ask the dr just to make sure im not missing something

Danni-the-diabetic
Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-10 02:38:30 -0600 Report

I had that same problem in my stomach. It's built up scar tissue. Try to remember those spot where it feels like it getting stuck and avoid that area completely or else you will look like me and have two lumps on your stomach. You're not doing anything wrong. Just remember to rotate :)
Danni

Zimoss
Zimoss 2010-02-09 15:55:35 -0600 Report

I have never had that problem. (i have taken 4 types of insulin + byetta + symilin + insulin pen)

sounds like something that you should discuss with your doctor/ pharmacist… they can make sure you are injecting it correctly, and if that is not the problem they can see if there are other problems such as a callous or the hard areas that develop as the result of taking too many shots in the same area.

you could also try to use other sites to inject..like the back of arms, thigh, top of buttocks, etc…see if hat makes a difference.

giojuju
giojuju 2010-02-09 14:36:38 -0600 Report

i always do it in the stomach area but not the same spot everytime. im lantus so i dont mix and i do make sure that the air bubbles are all out. when i pushing it in it starts out smooth n easy but mid way it just dont budge so i get the needle out n when i try to push it again its still stuck so i have to use alot more force to get it started again. so dont really know what it could be!

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-02-09 15:40:17 -0600 Report

It may be you have injected frequently in the same area
and that causes problems. Are you just injecting anywhere
on your stomach? Are you drawing the skin up when injecting or just driving the needle ? these can all make a
difference.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-02-09 15:48:13 -0600 Report

I'm on the same med. it sounds to me like the pen is defective. I have never had that happen. The pen stops if it's out of med????

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2010-02-09 11:07:59 -0600 Report

Not normal for me. Are you injecting at the same site on your stomach, or do you rotate the sites? Are you making sure all the air is out of needle? I'm sure you are, just trying to figure out what it could be. Depending on the insulin, do you gently roll it to mix? Does the needle seem to go in easily and smoothly? Sorry, not much help, just some things to consider.
jim

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-09 10:27:04 -0600 Report

I do not give myself injections but maybe these videos and information sites can be helpful, just click on the links, others here on this site may be more helpful !

" Mays "

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