This may have been answered in other discussions, but I thought I'd ask anyway...

I'm on day# 10 of my sensor and I'm wondering if I should change the sensor now... Today my receiver has shown the ??? error 3 times. Now it has not lasted longer than 3 hours, but this time it's getting pretty close to the 3 hour mark.

My husband thought that because I was not following the "rules" of Dexcom I was having this problem, but I thought I'd ask the folks who normally wear their sensors beyond the "FDA Approved 7 days"...

Thanks! .

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You are probably getting close to the end. I have had it come back to life for a few more days after a day like you had. I was planning on yanking it and when it came back, I started waiting out the ??? period. If your readings are running close, then I would keep it in. If your readings are off, then you might want to consider just yanking it.
Thanks Kelly,

Each time it "came back to life" my readings were fine. So I guess I'll wait it out a little more. Actually, since I've posted my question, the ??? have disappeared. Thanks for the helpful info.
You are welcome! Hopefully you can get a few more days. I think the first time that it came back for me, it did the ??? in the AM and I planned to rip it out when I went back upstairs to get my shower. I was surprised when it came back to life.

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