injections for ED

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onyourmark
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   Posted 10/31/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello. I am wondering if anyone knows about what type of needle to order if I am planning on using an autoinjector to deliver trimix? And also, possibly which autoinjector.

goodlife
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   Posted 10/31/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
As far as the autoinjector, don't know much about it, but the needle needs to be 1 1/2 long, probably 26 guage.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.  Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


James C.
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   Posted 10/31/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
the autoinjector will work with any sized needle, most are adjustable as to depth setting. I and the vast majority of guys here use either a 30 ga 1/2 inch or 31 ga. 5/16 inch insulin needle. If using trimix, I'd suggest getting 50 cc syringes. smaller barrel and easier for me to handle, in any case. Get just a few of each and experiment. There's loads of info here and I will give you a link to some good thread concerning injections below. Good luck.

www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1620929
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
24 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


onyourmark
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/31/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello. Thanks very much. One thing I was wondering was whether the thinner needles are ok for the autoinjector style injection. I didnt want to worry about a needle breaking.

James C.
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   Posted 10/31/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never heard of anyone breaking a needle, it's a straight forward process, and the injection site is very soft, so no resistance to amount to much. However, if you do a manual injection a couple times, it will be really easy and virtually pain free to do it by hand. I personally never did think I could trust the autoinjector method, as I wouldn't be able to see what was going on- a control issue for me. Is the doctor or someone going to train you and step you through the first couple tries? Also, how about maing a signature for us, so we can see where you are in your journey. Control Panel, then edit profile, scroll to the bottom and fill in the blank
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
24 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


MrGimpy
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   Posted 11/1/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome,

My Dr provided me this one from BD but it requires BD branded needles, so far it works like a champ

www.amazon.com/Automatic-Injector-BD328245-Inject-Ease-ea/dp/B000P3BBQE/ref=sr_1_1/187-9034713-5348301?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1257123572&sr=1-1

The injector kit comes with 3 barrel lengths you can swap to match the length of the needles you get
Stats:
Age: 52
PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on Jan 09, 2009
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Gleason Score = 3+3
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, under .0

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