Need an online source to buy syringes for my habit

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melcvt00

Post   » Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:26 am


We got some BD syringes at work not that long ago. We hate them. Exel is better.

Charybdis

Post   » Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:33 pm


The kind that suck are the Sologard locking plus syringes. Pigglies ordered me the 2.5 ml and they are so hard to use that I have callouses on 2 of my fingers from feeding Witherspoon. They lock up if you wash them and you have to throw them away.

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Pigglies

Post   » Mon Jun 14, 2004 6:29 pm


*cries and is sorry for ordering crappy syringes previously... thanks Teresa for starting this wonderful thread so that I can't make that mistake twice!*

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icesprite

Post   » Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:44 pm


You can also ask a local pharmacist if there are any diabetic supply stores around you. That's where I get mine. It's essentially a pharmacy dedicated to serving diabetics.

Red blur, stupid question but don't diabetic syringes come with needles in them? The ones I get for my dog (which are human ones that my diabetic aunty gets for free) come with the needle "built in" and I would have thought that they all do.

mammabear66
With a Touch of Insanity

Post   » Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:09 pm


Icesprite, that is what I thought too with mine. What brand do you have? I still had some of mine. They are the BD 3/10cc insulin syringes. I always thought they had the needles built in too. But I found that a pair of pliers applied to the plastic just behind the needle, and a good yank (pulling AWAY from your body!) will pull the needle off and leave it usable for oral meds for cavies!

Lynx, I will have to try to find you an email I got that had wonderful suggestions for dealing with telemarketers and mail solicitors.

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icesprite

Post   » Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:21 pm


mammabear, thanks for the advice. I am not sure what the brand is, but I will check it out when I get home and try to pull the needle out.

Again, thanks!! :)

mammabear66
With a Touch of Insanity

Post   » Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:33 pm


Don't grab the needle with the pliers, I tried that the first time! It doesn't work! Grab the plastic right behind the needle, then twist and pull at the same time.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:08 pm


Post closed for a day or so -- discussion on sales and "free speech" moved to the general chat forum.

mammabear66
With a Touch of Insanity

Post   » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:29 pm


Thanks Lynx!

Icesprite,
Here is the picture of the insulin syringes I have. Hope it helps.


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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:35 pm


They look very handy with their removable tips.

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icesprite

Post   » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:36 pm


Hmm. Those syringes are different from mine. Whereas your needle is stuck into a cap thingy that goes over the outside of the syringe, mine are stick into an x-shaped bit of plastic that goes inside the syringe. It still looks like it might pull out - I will search out some pliars this evening and have a go.

Thanks again :)

Edit: Ah, and I checked the brand last night, they are indeed BD.

mammabear66
With a Touch of Insanity

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:00 am


I wonder if BD changed their design? Mine are BD also, but they are a few years old. But I am sure there are still some around that the needles come off of. Someone else on here made a comment recently about taking the needles off of their insulin syringes. Maybe we can find out what brand? I am almost out of what I have.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:07 am


I'm sure there are different styles of syringe. They probably make both a removable tip and a fixed tip.

Erin8607
Knee Deep

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:47 pm


I'm going to look into those removable tipped ones for my insulin usage, then I wouldn't have to keep all the old ones that the numbers are barely visable for pig use.

mammabear66
With a Touch of Insanity

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:36 pm


I am going to need more, so if somebody finds where to get them, please let me know. Thanks!

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icesprite

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:54 pm


Yegh, no go on removing the tip on mine. That's a shame... but they *are* fee, so I suppose I shouldn't complain too loudly.

mammabear66
With a Touch of Insanity

Post   » Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:19 pm


Sorry it didn't work out! Hopefully we can find some, as I need more too.

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