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Old 10-06-2017, 00:22   #1
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As of today I started to use Toujeo at 30 units at a time. About 5 minutes after I took the first injection I started to feel a burning sensation where I injected. Is this usuall? Does anyone else have this problem?

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Some do, some don't. First, Toujeo, like its buddy Lantus has it's pH adjusted by the addition of aqueous solutions of hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide. Toujeo has a pH of approximately 4. The reason for this is to keep it fluid in the pen. Levemir does the same thing. Once that fluid is introduced into the body (pH of 7.4) the fluid becomes crystalline...which accounts for it's 18-24 hour release.

Three types of injections. In your vein, in your muscle and (subcutaneously) under your skin. The ideal subcutaneous injection with this is to try and hit the fat layer between your skin and your muscle. Fat has no nerves. I always used a 5mm BD needle injecting straight into my abdominal area. Once in awhile it would burn for a few seconds. Most times...not.

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I have used Lantus for over 10 years now and YES...sometimes I inject and the site starts burning as I inject my 26u. I then rub it and the burn soon subsides, but it really is painful.... I do all of my injections around my waste, and I quickly learned that some areas are more sensitive to this burn than others, therefore I avoid those areas....

My doctor told me when this happens it means you hit a small blood vessel, it kind of make since as when I get a burn, I frequently have blood coming out of the puncture and I have a bruise appear the next day. And I usually do not have blood after injecting. But again this is not always true, so I am not convinced.

I think what 'Bounty' says above makes more since. Regardless, I think it all is to be expected, in time you will learn how to avoid or minimize the burns....

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