... reserved about this med. any user reviews so far?
Hi - I just did my first injection. I assume since your question is dated December you have probably already done at least a couple of injections. As I'm sure you've found, there is a sensation of a pinprick which lasts for a few seconds. It didn't bother me at all, but I spent two years giving myself two injections a week for allergies, so I am used to it. But even if you're needle-phobic, the pain is minimal and it only lasts 3 to 5 seconds.
I've now taken three injections. I watched the video on the praluent manufacture's website and everything went as presented in the video. My first injection I went straight into the upper surface of my thigh while sitting and I hit a nerve. Not terribly fun, but both the next injections I put the injector at a 45 degree angle to the top of my thigh and had no problems.
I have hereditary hypercholestrolemia and I have been using this inject-able for 10+ months, and I have found that it works very well. It dropped my cholesterol by more than half. Not as much as my Cardiologist wants, but hey, I call it a success. At first I had the respiratory side effects, but either I have gotten used to them, they have gone away or my body has adjusted. I have had two injection site problems, neither long lasting or dangerous. Once I did no pinch the skin properly and I bruised. Watch out for veins. To me he injections hurt less in the arm and the stomach. Be sure to pinch up the skin on the arm and legs.
I had been on a high dose of Crestor, and my cholesterol would not drop below 230, and I was having very serious side effects. I think this medicine will extend my life. BTW I am a quintuple by pass survivor and have lived longer than any of my ancestors. .
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- Side Effects of Praluent (detailed)
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