My Doctor threw into the whole fun pile of stuff I currently have going on medicine-wise, the possibility that I might be a good candidate for taking Symlin.
Sounds like a wonder-drug, but I'm cautious with medication.
Firstly, the cost. I already take (if you include insulin) 3 different prescription medicines. Symlin would be a 4th.
He also noted that it is injected with a pen device.
I'm on a pump and so this just was a near instant no from me. I'm not going back to shots. Did that for 18 years, so I audibly said "boo, no I don't think so", but also said I'd like to think on it.
My endo did mention that they had pump designs in the works where Symlin and insulin were delivered together in the same device but it was way way off.
The FDA people will no doubt have that decades away.
I came home and searched for information on the stuff, to hear that most seem to inject, but some actually use a pump to deliver Symlin alone.
This got me to thinking why you can't just mix the two in the same reservoir if they are to be injected together anyway, so I search on that and sure enough, some people seem to do this.
Are there any known huge no-no's to doing this? I'm going to go back in 4 weeks to give him a verdict, but I think if the possibility of keeping my dosing to one device is possible, then I may be a lot more interested than if I was pumping but shooting up with another medicine too.
Does anyone have any experience or information on this possibility?
Is this possible? Does it 'mix'? Does it settle...Does it hurt either drug/hormone?