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Alan Forbes
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2008, 10:21:29 PM »

Before I picked up my first swarm, I asked my doctor for a prescription and he filled it no problem. Both my ex-wife and my son are allergic and I wanted to make sure I was prepared in case anyone when into anaphlactic shock; me, my family or my neighbors.  I think two doses cost me $35 and the have to be replaced yearly.

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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2008, 10:26:47 PM »

Seems like the odds of dying from an epipen are much higher than the odds of dying from a bee sting...

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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2008, 10:45:24 PM »

Well thanks everyone - certainly made for an interesting discussion - lots to think about!

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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2008, 10:56:37 PM »

Mr. Bush is correct. How many of us know what true anphlactic shock looks like?  Moreover, how many of us know what the risks are of treating a condition that we are not qualified to diagnose?  Unless I were a trained healthcare provider, I would hesitate to treat a medical condition that I could not reliably diagnose with an extemely potent medication that has side effects that I do not understand. Ephinephrine or any other medication in sufficient doses are to be used with caution.  One cannot use a medicince causatiously unless one understands the risks of the medications.  This post does not apply to thosee who know what they are doing, only to those of us who think that they do but do really do not.  

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