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Depot has left a lump. Should i call and tell my nurse.

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Qwerty09

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Hi I’m new here

I got my monthly depot of paliperidone 100mg on Friday and it’s left a massive lump on my arm.

What does this mean ? Should I call my nurse tomorrow and tell them ?
 
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Hi,
You could also call 111 it might be an abscess forming underneath.
Hope your arm gets better soon
 
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Yes guess it checked out but try not to worry. I had a huge lump in my backside through my depot but it was nothing to worry about it was just caused by the needle going through the muscle and the muscle fibres became separated.

Get it checked though.
 
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I occasionally get lumps from my depot, they usually go away within 24hrs though.
 
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I get lumps from my depot. They unusually go away. I always inform the nurse and she documents it.
 
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Qwerty09

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I called my nurse and cause it’s red and a lump she said it may be infected. So I’m at the doctors at the moment getting it checked. She also asked me if I’d be interested in having my injection every 3 months instead of 1 month.

As long as the medication works the same I might go for that.
 
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doogie

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Hi I’m new here

I got my monthly depot of paliperidone 100mg on Friday and it’s left a massive lump on my arm.

What does this mean ? Should I call my nurse tomorrow and tell them ?
Hi this drug u take interests me. I am being put on olanzapine depot but if I could find a different drug maybe I wouldn't have to. Thanks.....Hope your bump will/is better
 
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