phipmai flores: hey guys..wats the purpose of the air in the clexane?
Jared Noel: @biaskatergirl Only a little :-)
biaskatergirl: Don't lie ,it hurts a little
Ezwardo1000: after you "pinch an inch" insert the needle (90 degrees - as you have done)
*then release the "pinch" and inject*
this should reduce the stinging and the bruising
don't rub the injection site even if it stings and the bruising should be reduced further :)
Maria Hinchliffe: @jarednoel lol that makes sense! You never really think about that stuff, you just think your injecting into the fat. but already ive started to see it work, after the first two days i cut my finger and it wouldnt stop bleeding for ages. Normally takes couple of seconds and then stops. So I'm glad its working, want to go full term with this baby, and apparently using this actually increases your chances by 75% which is good.
Jared Noel: @bluecollarsuicide1 Yeah, i'm a bit the same, i have put it down to nerve distribution, sometimes youare near a nerve, sometimes not :-)
Maria Hinchliffe: @jarednoel Yeah thanks a lot. They are a little bit strange, some days it burns and sometimes nothing. Even my dogs seem to know the routine now lol.
Jared Noel: @bluecollarsuicide1 I'm assuming your clexane is the same manufacturer as mine, which means the air is a metered dose that does not need to be squirted out. It helps to remove all the clexane from the syringe so that you get the full dose. Make sure the air is the LAST bit to be ejected from the syringe, which typically means holding the syringe with the needle down and tapping it a few time so that the bubble is up near the plunger part. Hope that helps :-)
Maria Hinchliffe: I've just started these for Factor V Leiden as I'm pregnant. Having my mother do them for me in my leg, but need to know how to do it myself, so thanks! Quick question, so you don't need to squirt out a little bit for any air ? just stick it straight in?
co2200: Today was the first time when i had air bubble but ive been using clexane for a long time but this happened because of my personal fault. So i cant imagine this kind of method i would fear of pain. :D
Jared Noel: Well, conventionally yes, but in the case of clexane, if you hold the needle up, you end up expelling the air bubble, which is a metered amount of air that is part of the injection. Hence with clexane, you need to hold it down. :-)
Sallybobby19: Bad practise to hold needle down to expend extra medication.