Hey everyone, I have had some serious site build ups lately, that and some skin sensitivity issues. Anytime I either poke myself with a syringe or an infusion set, it hurts, no matter where it’s at.
This past week, I had a site build up and blockage was detected. By the time I pulled it out, it had already swollen and was inflamed. This has happened once before and doc gave me some antibiotics and put some ice on it. Doing the same thing this time, except, when I was in the shower tonight (disgusting coming up)… it gushed. Insulin (I presume) and a little blood. The swelling naturally went down, and now it’s just tender and a little swollen.
I’m just curious who has experienced similar issues, especially skin sensitivity issues. I can barely give myself insulin (with a syringe) or insert a new infusion set it hurts so bad. My abdominal area has been out of commission for about 4 years now. It kills to stick a syringe there. If you’ve experienced similar problems, what did you do to help? Massage therapy? Medications?