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Old 07-21-2007, 02:52 AM   #1
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1) This is a no brainer - Always use a new needle! And then don’t use them again.
It’s no big deal to inject into the vial and then yourself. It doesn’t really dull the needle or make it “dirty”. In fact, you can inject a couple of vials and there isn’t any noticeable difference.
BOTTOM LINE…….Stock up on needles and use them once and only once!

2) Go deep …..I mean it. I know guys that don’t like to poke themselves with 1 1/2" needles but I don’t use anything less. You will probably be ok with 1" needle but I would definitely not use anything less then 1". Believe me...you don’t want to, that’s just asking for trouble. The steroids will get stuck between your muscle and you fat tissue, which cause all kinds of trouble. How do you think infection start?
BOTTOM LINE…….Go deep when poking yourself!
3) After you have pushed the plunger all the way down…..what do you do?
Pull the needle out, right? WRONG!
Leave the needle in there after you finished injecting.....don’t pull it out right away!

I know it a hard thing not to do, but resist…..don’t do it!
Always leave the needle for at least 30 seconds…the longer the better. This helps with the oil getting absorbed deep. When you pull the needle out too fast, the oil comes out with it and then guess what happens…..it gets caught between your muscle and fat tissues, which of course, is not where you want it to be.
BOTTOM LINE…….Leave the needle in there long enough for the oil to get absorbed!

4) Massage the area where you just injected yourself for about 3 to 4 minutes. You could even go a step further by applying a hot compress (towel, ect.) to the area. This too will help with the absorption. I have found out that workout soon afterwards will also help with the absorption.
BOTTOM LINE…….Massage the area for a few minutes after injection and go workout!

5) Do not inject the same area over and over again in one week. This is really important when you are using steroids with a short half life like Winny, Tren, and Prop, where you have to inject yourself almost everyday.

Also, don’t be scared of poking your biceps or triceps and so on. I know guys that inject ONLY one area…..that’s asking for trouble. If you poke your left shoulder, then don’t poke it again for 5 or 6 more days...more even better! Here's a link on site injections locations - http://www.spotinjections.com/
BOTTOM LINE…….Always Inject yourself in different muscles!

If you do the 5 things listed above……it will keep you out of some serious trouble!

Lets say you did everything above but you got an abscess anyways…..what do you do?


Treatment of Abscess

If you have a Small abscess, it may be helped by applying warm compresses to the area several times a day. This will sometimes promote spontaneous drainage of the abscess, which is important since the primary treatment of abscesses is to drain them.

Draining the abscess is done by making a cut in the lining and providing an escape route for the puss, either through a drainage tube or by leaving the cavity opened to the skin. The area around the abscess will be numbed before draining. Most people feel immediately better after the draining. However, it is also important to not attempt to drain an abscess yourself. This can lead to trauma of the surrounding tissue and potentially help spread the underlying infection.

Many abscesses subside after drainage alone; others subside after drainage and drug treatment. Occasionally, their presence within a vital organ, such as the liver or brain, damages enough surrounding tissue to cause some permanent loss of normal function!

Antibiotics are usually prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, antifungal drugs to treat fungi, and antiamebic drugs to treat amebiasis. However, the lining of the abscess cavity tends to reduce the amount of drug that can penetrate the source of infection from the bloodstream.

Without spontaneous or surgical drainage, sometimes an abscess will be reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Incomplete reabsorbing leaves a cystic loculation (small pouches) within a fibrous wall where calcium salts sometimes accumulate to form a calcified mass.

BOTTOM LINE…….If you notice a small lump at an injection site that has not gone away after few days….apply a warm compresses to the area several times a day and to be safe - take some Antibiotics!

Few more things I just thought of.......

I want to add that when one pushes the gear in too quick it damages the tissue, slowly injecting will help here.

Also, I'm not sure if this causes any more tissue damage or not but don’t pretend you are a dart board and jab yourself....slowly slide the needle in. For me, it’s least painful to start with and by sliding it in......you'll know when you hit something you didn’t want to....you'll feel it! If this happens - STOP. Withdraw the needle, exchange or wipe it with an alcohol pad and try another spot.

Once the needle gets through the outer epidermis (wiped down with alcohol before hand)....you should basically feel nothing.

After it has penetrated through the inner dermis and into the muscle, aspirate (pull back on the plunger a little) to see if there is any blood in the needle/syringe. If there, withdraw push out any blood that may be in the syringe, exchange needle, and try again. If there is no blood, you are good to go.
Slowly inject, leave in for a at least 30 seconds (longer the better...even though I feel like a tard having a needle sticking out of my arm like that....longer the better), withdraw quickly, wipe alcohol on the site, and message.

If the spot gets sore….add heat and message.
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