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Old 12-09-2011, 15:45   #1
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There are several things that I have noticed when injecting Lantus with my Solostar Pen.

1) I never feel the needle (that's a good thing).
2) I always leave the needle in for 10 seconds after injecting as instructed. About half of the time, at about 5 seconds it starts to really burn.

Does anyone else experience this? I assume that Lantus is isotonic but I may be wrong. The fact that it doesn't always sting leaves me wondering though.

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I find that if it is cold it will do that. I feel it too. however its not that bad.
what I hate is sometimes the pen itself won't shoot easy. It just won't go, its all I can do to squeeze that plunger in.

Plus if I hit a vein omg hurts & there is blood.

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Carolina, be careful if you are having difficulty pushing the plunger in on your pen. That was happening to me with one of my pens and I was not getting the insulin injected. I noticed that the needle from the cap to the pen was getting stuck in the top, and I have no idea where the insulin was going, but it sure the heck wasn't getting into my system.

Insulation Tim; sometimes the insulin does burn. I have that problem with Levemir and Humalog sometimes. It just might be that you are hitting a capillary or tiny vein or something. It really is no biggy, except it is unpleasant. They say not to rub the spot where you injected, but I can't help it when it burns! It does stop right away. Be sure to rotate your injection site as well. I try to go to a different spot every time so the skin doesn't get too callused from injecting.

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Lantus is more acetic than your skin. The larger your dose, the more it burns.

This is well documented.

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Lantus is more acetic than your skin. The larger your dose, the more it burns.

This is well documented.

-Lloyd
So it apparently is not manufactured to be isotonic. My bad assumption.

Thanks everyone.

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MY Lantus always burns as you says after a while when the needle is still in, and I also get a red little itchy bump for the next thirty minuts or so. This becomes blue, so it is very easy to never use the same spot twice

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