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917763 tn?1311628896

Will it hurt to change the time I take my injection?

I was wondering if I took my injection before I had my blood work done on Friday's would that make a big difference in the results.  I was wanting to change taking the injection to the morning instead of in the evenings.  Do to sx.  But not sure how that will or won't effect the cbc's  All of my labs are done around 1:00. I take my injection around 6:00 that evening.  I like to take them around 10:00 AM instead. Would I be hurting the results by taking it before labs?  Thanks in advance for you in put.
Hope everyone is doing well.

Debi
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Debi, I am new to this and there are much more experienced people on this forum, but as far as I know, my doctor did not advise to change the times of injections. Talk to your doctor before you do anything like that and listen to his opinion.
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it will not matter as long as it is the same day. there have been people that have even changed the day but I personally wouldn't do that.
as for affecting the results, it will not matter with the CBC's but you should not do the shot before the PCR's.
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917763 tn?1311628896
Thanks I wouldn't change to day either.  I alway's get a extremely bad headache 12 to 14 hrs afterwards.  Just thought that if I took it around 10:00 am I could hopefully sleep thru the worst of it. Just a thought.  

Debi
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971268 tn?1253200799
Debi,

You can certainly change your injection time from evening to morning without any problem -- my husband changed his two days, changing one day per week, and the nurse told him that was fine.  However, like copyman said, you should NOT take the injection before your blood tests if you are having a viral load test done, since it can skew the results.  So, if you are having a viral load test done, I would say to take the injection as soon as you can after your labs are done, and then, next week, change to 10:00.

Hope your sx get better!
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476246 tn?1418870914
Just wanted to add myself to this. I completely agree with copyman and WriteItDown.

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917763 tn?1311628896
Thank's that is what I'll do.  

Debi
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179856 tn?1333547362
Ditto I totally agree with Copyman WriteitDown and Marcia on this one :)  

Just remember not to take it before the PCR because you want to take that test on the day BEFORE your shot to get the most accurate results.

The meds kick in different for everybody so whatever works for you is just fine..........anything to help with the sides!
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i think the op is taking the same day as bloods , so not good surely , iam mis reading maybe
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577132 tn?1314266526
All my VL tests were planned to be taken the day of my shot but as late as possible to get the most accurate result (as others have mentioned above).  This is done expressely to get the most acurrate reading possible before the next shot so that your meds can be adjusted if required, and to ensure you are getting the correct VL reading, again to monitor your progress and get a realistic picture of how you are responding.  It is definately possible to change the day (to earlier only) but I would strongly advise you let your nurse know so that she can amend your testing schedule accordingly.  It will of course alter your finish date if you move it by a few days. Because of that I had an extra shot that I took at the end of tx.  

Best advice, keep it simple!
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917763 tn?1311628896
I guess I should just leave it alone take it after my blood work.  I started at 109931 drop to 9110 at 4 weeks and 82 at 12 weeks. Thanks for the advice.

Debi
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971268 tn?1253200799
(to earlier only)

My husband moved his shot one day later for two weeks in a row, with the approval of his study nurse, and they are pretty serious about their protocol.
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577132 tn?1314266526
Interesting. Perhaps there is more leeway than they let on :)
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971268 tn?1253200799
Yeah, I'm not sure, I have read different things, but the nurse was like, it's no problem as long as it's only one day a week.  I think they do like you to stay with the same time because it helps with compliance -- i.e. it's easier to remember the shot of you have a set time -- but the nurse knows my husband and I'm sure she has no doubts that he's compliant and taking all his meds.
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