Do you carry one or two epipens?

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 6:46am
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I always carry two epipens in the even that I misfire one or it misfires on its own as I administer it. I was wondering if you all carry one or two? I also feel like it buys me extra time depending on where I am in proximity to getting to help.

I realize this may have been discussed before, but am curious as to what folks are currently doing. becca

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 6:51am
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Two each. When I went into anaphylactic shock myself, the EMT didn't know how to use the epi and injected it into his hand. I was in a near death condition and would hate to have had only the one available. Thank goodness we had plenty. Lesson learned!
Kay

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 7:08am
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I always carry two.
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Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 7:43am
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Always two (2), even when we go on walks in the neighborhood.
When on an out-of-town trip -- especially including airline travel -- we carry four: 2 with each parent, in fanny packs at waist.
EB

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 8:13am
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Always two. I wouldn't feel comfortable with only one.

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 9:39am
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I am now having my ds carry two in a little
backpack he has. I also keep a laminated list of his doctor, allergist, his name,
what he is allergic to, our name and address, etc. Also, hand wipes and safe
food for him for a snack. He carries this
with him when we go anywhere.

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 9:48am
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Two too!!

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 10:34am
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I alway carry two with me.

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 10:43am
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Five ;-)
Well, I carry two really, but we have 5 in the house.
Not our usual, but I had to renew the prescription while those we had were not quite expired. So for a little while we have 5

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 10:54am
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We always carry two now, Iused to carry just one, but got another after reading the great info on this site!!
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Linda

Posted on: Fri, 02/20/2004 - 10:55am
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I may seem crazy but I carry 4 with me at all times. We often go to the beach and we live about 23 minutes from the nearest hospital (a closer one is opening in the spring)so I feel that carrying 4 keeps me calmer and I know that if I had to administer multiple epi's before EMS arrived I would have enough. I also have 2 children with food allergies and God forbid they both get into something at a park for example I would have enough to cover both of them. Granted, my 14 month old has many food allergies/intolerances but nothing anaphalactic so far (knock on wood) I still like to be prepared. AND to be honest I am calmer carrying more....

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