I went to get some blood work this weekend to test my liver. The lady took blood from my right arm and then I went home. I didn't think anything of it. That was 5 days ago on Friday. I had noticed that my arm had been hurting a little bit, but I didn't really pay any attention. Just today, on Wednesday... 5 days later... I looked in the mirror and I noticed that half my arm has an enormous black and blue bruise all over it. It goes down my shoulder and up my arm. Probably about 8 to 10 inches in length.
I'm wondering if maybe the doctor used a dirty needle and I got some weird infection. Is that possible?
My husband had that happen to him - he said she had poked right through the vein. When she inserted it he said it hurt too.she had jabbed him hard.
He had a bruise about
2 inches in diameter.
This same lab tech hit a nerve when she took my blood and I felt pain and numbness immediately - right down to my fingers. It took 6 months for the nerve damage to heal.
I called the lab and complained and they pulled her out of the lab and retrained her. They said she should have immediately pulled out the needle when I said the pain was right down my arm to my fingers.
They don’t need to use so much force when putting the needle in.
Today I had blood work done and I hardly felt the jab.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
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Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
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