So frustrated. been on Dex 4 for 9 months now. first sensor was 26 days, 2nd sensor about 16 days. maybe once or twice in 9 months got 11-12 days. but ALMOST EVERY TIME the ??? comes on day 8 or 9, and sometimes on day 7 before the sensor even times out! i can't tell you how envious i am of all of you who get more time out of your sensor. i think i've just about tried everything except wearing it on my arms or legs - don't want it to be exposed to the world, so i'm limited to my stomach or low back so it stays hidden under my shirt.
i've tried flexifit over the sensor, both over and under the sensor, tagaderm, combo of both, just the sensor itself. wiping with alcohol first, no alcohol. it doesn't seem to be a matter of the adhesive lifting or falling off; that's never happened.
i do workout 5-6 days a week and work up a good sweat, moving around quite a bit. weight training, sculpt classes, spin, biking, etc. so maybe that's part of the problem - i don't know!
i think if it wasn't so painful every time i put a new one in, i wouldnt be so frustrated. but i really get in a bad mood everytime i have to replace it!
thanks for letting me vent!