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View Poll Results: If you had a life-threatening allergy to a common food (dairy, peanuts, wheat, etc):
I'm male: The epi-pen would always be on my person 23 41.82%
I'm male: The epi-pen would live in the car, but I wouldn't carry it 7 12.73%
I'm male: I would not bring the epi-pen with me anywhere 7 12.73%
I'm female: The epi-pen would always be on my person 12 21.82%
I'm female: The epi-pen would live in the car, but I wouldn't carry it 2 3.64%
I'm female: I would not bring the epi-pen with me anywhere 0 0%
42/I like results/What's an allergy? 4 7.27%
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:51 PM
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I say that's dumb.
I agree. The topic came up because a wife found her husband in the middle of a severe attack. Had she not come home when she did, he would have been dead, because he didn't even know where the epi-pen was. She pulled out the 'next time, it might be your 8 yr old son that finds you dead' card, and now he's carrying it.
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By the way, how well does an epi-pen fit into a pocket protector?
Could a multi-function pen be made? <click> Write in blue. <click> Write in black. <click> Write in red. <click> Prevent sudden death due to anaphylactic shock. <click> Write in blue some more.

PS - What does "on an allergy board" mean?
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PS - What does "on an allergy board" mean?
I am posting about this "on an actuarial board". She heard about this topic "on an allergy board".
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I have severe food allergies and have an EpiPen. It stays at home, unless I'm travelling. I'm not walking around with a phallic tube in my pants pocket, and I'm not getting a murse.

I will probably submit and get a second EpiPen for my office, but that's as far as I'm going. If my wife wants to carry one around in her purse for me, I'm okay with that.
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By the way, how well does an epi-pen fit into a pocket protector?
The Twinject would fit quite well, what with its pen clip and all. And it has a bonus 2nd shot for those really pesky anaphylactic shocks.

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If they looked cooler, like a poison dart or something, more guys would want to carry them around.
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I am posting about this "on an actuarial board". She heard about this topic "on an allergy board".
Ah, gotcha. I thought you were talking about a "school committee" sort of thing.
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My MIL was supposed to carry an epi-pen around with her everywhere. She didn't. She always found the world to be a scary and confusing place, and the pen was just one more thing that scared and confused her. She pretty much hoped that if something happened, my FIL would be around to take care of it, which was her standard MO. Luckily, she never needed the pen. In the fullness of time, she passed away from something else entirely.
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I wonder how many men that do carry them only do so because their wives insist on it.
If you need one, and your wife is NOT nagging you to carry it, then I'd be a bit concerned. . .
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The Twinject sounds intriguing to me. I have some anaphylactic allergies, but when I was young, they were just to antibiotics - not something you need to carry an epipen against. I got stung for the first time as an adult and it turns out that I'm highly allergic to most flying insects/fire ants despite years of venom allergy shots. I should carry one, I know it, I just can't seem to force the habit. I keep ones in the car (you have to update these more often than annually), the house and the office and if we are going somewhere for an outdoor type event, I do have them with me then.

I have seen some leg holsters that seem an interesting option to possibly carry them. It's the neoprene stuff like scuba suits and it provides a holster on your lower leg to hold two pens. With twininject, would only have to carry one.

My last thought is I think the question is VERY different if you are asking someone what they would do if they had the allergy versus if their child does.
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