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14Aug

Social media and even the tabloid press have been covering news that some adrenaline auto injectors are having stock problems, some have even been out of stock, which is a big worry if yours has expired or even worse, you’ve just used your last one for a real anaphylactic reaction.

Being without your life saving adrenaline dose is quite terrifying. I know on the odd occasion I’ve gone out without mine, that moment when I realise it’s not in my bag I am then on hyper alert. I am always really careful and would not eat any food I hadn’t prepared myself if I didn’t have my adrenaline, but I have reacted to airborne allergens before and to peanut dust on aeroplanes and wiped all over a theatre seat – nice! And don’t even get me started about the peanut kiss!

You can read more about adrenaline stock problems online in Allergy sufferers ‘are at risk’ from shortage of life-saving injector pens in shops

FoodAllergyUk, ChubbaNia and Nutmums.com were also tweeting about this.

I hate it when people use that phrase ‘allergy sufferers’, makes me shudder. We don’t suffer allergies we just get on with life regardless because we have to and we don’t want pity but that’s a whole other conversation I feel.

I just wanted to make a really quick blog about this because this month I have been able to pick up a replacement Emerade adrenaline auto injector at my local surgery with no problem what so ever. They are in stock so if anyone is really concerned and just cannot get hold of their usual injector why ask for an Emerade?

My Emerade adrenaline auto-injector in this months prescription

My Emerade adrenaline auto-injector #instock and in this month’s prescription

Don’t worry about having to learn how to use a different pen either, they are so easy to use and so intuitive they hardly even need instructions. And if you have, erm, healthy thighs, let’s go with that analogy, these injectors also have a longer needle length of 25mm compared to EpiePen and Jext which both have a 16mm needle. The Emerade also comes with a higher dose. If you’re concerned about needle length you can read more here.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign published a press release with more information about stock for Jext and EpiPens here

And Allergy UK also have an update on adrenaline auto injector supply information

Anyone else have an Emerade injector or am I the only one? And anyone else have problems getting hold of their injector?

  

Ruth

An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website http://whatallergy.com/ and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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