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Re: [IP] Pain with Insertion Needle

In a message dated 6/5/02 11:48:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Last week as I was putting in a new set, I had no problems with actually
> putting the set in, but had a sharp pain when withdrawing the introducer
> needle.  My blood sugar was fine later in the evening, so I left it alone.
> I would feel a stabbing pain occasionally, if I would stretch or bend.
> During the night, I couldn't take it, it hurt so bad!  Again, normal blood
> sugar but I replaced it asap.  Last night it happened again.  Total pain
> when withdrawing the needle!  I wanted just to leave the stupid needle in
> there!  I pulled it out as fast as I could, but man, it hurt.  (I'm truly
> not a cry baby, normally)  I left that set in, its in now and doing fine.
>     Did I hit a nerve?  That was the only thing I could think of.  Something

Have you tried twisting the needle around a couple of times before you pull 
it out of the cannula?  It loosens the needle some so that it comes out 
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