Just got home from a week in the hospital. I was told that with medication and the low residue diet my colitis would go away, but reading on WebMD it sounds like a permanent condition. Also, reading WedMD it sounds like it might be a result of my RA. Colitis warriors, your input and experience would be appreciated!View Thread
My name is Dan and I am a graduate student at San Jose State University, studying Human Factors and Ergonomics. I am currently running an anonymous survey study assessing the impact of injection device usability on patient acceptance and usage of injectable medication (found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3SX5723 ).
I am doing this to demonstrate to pharmaceutical companies just how important it is for patients that an injection device is usable and user friendly. I plan on publishing my results so that awareness of this issue endures, spreads, and hopefully influences the design choices companies make when creating these devices.
Have you experienced any type of issues or problems during the first few attempts at using an injection device at home, whether this applies to your current device/drug or some previous device/drug you were prescribed? I am interested in all forms of devices, such as:
Prefilled Syringes, Syringe and vial combinations, Disposable Pens, Reusable pens, Disposable Auto-Injectors, Reusable Auto-Injectors, and Reconstitution kits
If you ever experienced any of the following, please share your experiences with me through this survey.
â€¢ I was too scared or intimidated by the device to perform the procedure. â€¢ I intentionally delayed starting treatment â€¢ I performed the procedure but with a lot of hesitation and difficulty, and I might have made some mistakes. â€¢ I made a mistake and did not receive my full dose (I lost some or all of the medication). â€¢ I could not figure out how to use the device and returned it to my health care provider or pharmacist. â€¢ I had to call my health care provider or pharmacist for help in order to complete the procedure. â€¢ I asked for additional training from my health care provider or pharmacist. â€¢ I took the drug less often than I was supposed to, or stopped using it because of the difficulty I had in using the device and performing the procedure. â€¢ I asked my doctor to switch to a different device/drug because of the difficulty I had in using the device and performing the procedure.
The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete, and for every survey completed I will donate $1 to either the Red Cross or The Humane Society (your choice). I hope you can contribute to this effort and help uncover and solve the difficulties experienced by patients when delivering their own drug therapy with a new device.
I'm 64 and have had Crohn's since age 6 months. I had an ileostomy at age 37. I'm having symptoms now (major weight loss, pain, very rapid 'transit' of food that interferes with the seal of the ostomy). Doctor did scope exams and can't find where activity is. He wanted to do a test that involves swallowing a tiny camera, but insurance says it's 'experimental' and won't pay. Are there any other tests that can help? Only med that works for me is high dose prednisone, and he doesn't want to prescribe (due to side effects) unless he sees actual Crohn's damage.View Thread
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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