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Allergic reaction/infection help/advice! DESPERATE!!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by AlexandraMarnie89, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. AlexandraMarnie89

    AlexandraMarnie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    So I am on an insulin pump and have been for 3 years. I have always had problems when using the tenderlink cannula's (teflon based) which unfortunately are the only ones I can use in my stomach. Needing to give my legs a rest I used a tenderlink in my stomach twice last week, managing 12 hours with each before having to take them out. I suffered the worst reactions I have had although both of these have now cleared up. However I took a rapid D out of my leg on Saturday and the site has got worse and worse since. It is currently red hot, really inflamed with a limp that seems to be getting bigger and incredibly sore to the point I'm actually struggling to walk. I have an appointment tomorrow but it isn't til 3pm and I was wondering if anyone has experienced similar and found anything to help soothe it? I've been in bed a few hours and can't sleep because of it
     
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    AlexandraMarnie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I've already tried this and it's not helping :( I've literally never had a site go this bad ever!
     
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    AlexandraMarnie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I've just put some germolene on it - will see how that goes but I'm not overly hopeful as I think it's more of a problem under the skin if you know what I mean? It feels a little bit like it does when you get an under the skin spot with the pressure building up underneath only 100x worae! I fell asleep and just woke up and there's tracking down my leg now as well so I know that really i should call Ooh to get it seen but my little boy is in bed and I don't want to have to get him up at this time
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @AlexandraMarnie89 Phone 111 for advice or go to A and E. It sounds nasty. Your little boy needs you fit and well so if it is a nasty infection, the quicker you're seen the better.

    Take care and I hope you're feeling better soon. X
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ditto!

    Hope you're feeling okay @AlexandraMarnie89 .
    :)
     
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    mojo_101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you get anywhere? If it is difficult can you get to a chemist to ask them to take a look and give advice. Preferably a doctor but its easier to get into a chemist without any notice.
     
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    AlexandraMarnie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I managed to get in to see a gp yesterday (they had booked me in with a nurse which was no good). They gave me double strength flucloxicillin but they have made me really sick and my key has ballooned up even more I'm on my way in to hospital now for iv antibiotics and very probably treatment for ketosis as it has cause me to have ketones at 7.9 My insulin pump now terrifies me! I don't get it...I haven't done anything any different and have never had anything like this before
     
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    Aww sorry to hear this please keep us posted.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    I hope they sort you out quickly in hospital @AlexandraMarnie89 and that you're feeling a lot better soon.
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Hope you get treated at a&e ok.. and will be feeling better soon.
    Please let us know...
     
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    AlexandraMarnie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! Leg has been drained - I have cellulitis and apparently it's fairly common with insulin pump users! I'm allowed to go home but have to go into hospital every morning to have my antibiotics via IV. They've said that looking at it I'm going to need an operation and my leg packing! I'll never leave it hoping that it will just go by itself again!
     
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    Oh my gosh.. thats a helluva side effect not been mentioned to me!
    I hope you can feel better soon. Thinking of you...
     
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    AlexandraMarnie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They let me home yesterday...came back in at 5am today with full blown DKA today because of the infection! Anyone else get that "what's the point in trying" feeling?!! I see my friends with T1 eating **** and really not looking after themselves yet I end up with dka when I'm checking my levels constantly!!
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Oh poor you... yes, I know of situ similar. I know of a huge T1 that eats **** and in pub majority if evenings etc and I am OTT and go thru hell and he just gets away with it.

    It does make me wonder whether it is all worth it...
     
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    AlexandraMarnie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My leg to remove the infection! it is so so so painful! Came out of theatre a couple of hours ago
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    How are you getting on?
     
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