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Old 06-11-2020, 14:18   #1
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I started using the FreeStyle Libre 6 days ago. My arm still feels a little sore similar to getting a vaccine. I am wondering if I placed it in the wrong spot on my arm. Does anyone else have this problem?

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Just guessing but I bet you pressed it on a bit harder than necessary. I have had the site be tender afterwards but not for days.

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It may be that you’ve hit on a muscle, which is a definite nono. Thats why they say to put it toward the back of your arm, thats where you’ll find more fatty tissue. I landed one sensor in/close to muscle on my left arm and a year later it is still unhappy with me. My current one is on the back of my right arm and is completely painless. Didnt hurt going in and doesnt hurt now (2 days later). Location is *really* important.

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Thanks! I’m going to give it another try today. I’m limited to the use of one arm because I am a breast cancer survivor.

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Thanks! Iím going to give it another try today. Iím limited to the use of one arm because I am a breast cancer survivor.
Another thing to consider is how well it sticks. I find the adhesive *really* strong at first, but then at around 10-11 days, it starts coming loose and has on the last two occasions fallen out at day 11. I ordered an armband from a guy on ebay, it has a lightweight adjustable elastic, and a circular holder designed to prevent the sensor from falling out. I am at Day 11 now, and theres no sign of the sensor failing. Very happy that I went with that, instead of anything sticky. Iíll probably get another just as a backup.

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https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/redrook3...p2047675.l2559

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