It really depends on your physiology and your nose care, but "rare" does not translate to "a few times a week." Just use some common sense. If you are only snorting
it a couple of times a month with ample time in between and are taking care of your nose and sinuses by flushing regularly with saline spray (or at least doing so before and after snorting), then you'll probably be okay. When you are completely done for the night, a small amount of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) lightly applied in a ring just inside your nostrils will help protect them from drying out.
Unless you have allergies, the generic manufacturer of the pill makes very little difference in its effect on your nose, other than the amount of powder you end up with. I would hazard a guess that most of them contain fairly similar ingredients, but I could be wrong on that point.
Small amounts of binders and fillers are indeed likely to get caught in your nose and get stuck there for quite a while if you do nothing about it. That's part of why you want to rinse thoroughly with either homemade or store-bought saline solution. I would think that most binders and fillers are unlikely to ACTIVELY cause much damage (like burn through your nose); the problems come more from things drying out and the inherent risks in willingly putting a foreign body in an orifice it's not meant to go in. If pills are not crushed finely enough it can be hard on the inside of your nose as the mucous membranes are pretty soft and a tad bit delicate... Snorting chunks of pills that aren't well powdered is like snorting little pieces of plastic. I know people who are not regular users who have gotten nosebleeds after one poorly cut line and I assume they got scratched from a jagged piece of a pill. I'm also quite certain that in a lot of cases, issues arise from the sheer amount of powder some users shove up their nose on a daily basis, which anyone with a brain could imagine isn't exactly healthy.
There are other little measures you can take to protect both your nose and your general health when snorting. "Do not ever share straws/other snorting implements" is the golden rule of intranasal
drug use," IMO. It is entirely possible to contract certain communicable diseases through sharing straws, Hep C being one of them. In addition, don't let your drugs
or nose come in direct contact with any paper currency. Do you know how fucking disgusting bills are? Especially dollar bills, which could have passed through thousands upon thousands of hands before you or come straight from a stripper's ass crack
. Never. Use. Dollar. Bills. for anything related to insufflating drugs. If you MUST use currency to aid in crushing or actually snort it, use the highest denomination you possibly can, as these are circulated less. Honestly, though, it would be much healthier to spend 15 minutes and a few bucks to go to the nearest grocery/drug
store and get a box of straws that will last you a year.
With regards to the last point, it's good that you're only snorting a single 5mg pill from a nose health standpoint as it should theoretically be less powder than higher doses. (Is that correct? One 5mg pill? That's what it sounds like.) However, if you are able to get high on 5mg of oxycodone
, that says to me that you are either a fairly new or infrequent user, you've just finished a VERY long break from opioids
if you've used before, or you have some rare medical condition. I'm going to assume its not the latter.
As a fair word of warning, in my personal experience and from anecdotal evidence, it seems that the less time a particular ROA takes for effects to set in, the quicker it will raise your tolerance (at least in the case of opiates
). I'm sure snorting seems like a perfect solution now, but it probably won't seem that way when you're trying to somehow fit 60mg of oxycodone and all the binders it comes with up your nose because you can't even catch a buzz from eating it anymore. Or worse still, when snorting stops working and you find yourself actually considering the needle, whether or not you actually do it. To be frank, unless you're incredibly cautious, those scenarios can be all but an inevitability for many users, at least eventually.
You asked in your first post about the kind of damage "about 4 times a week" would cause to your nose. Maybe that was just hypothetical, but if you were planning on snorting oxycodone every other day, the damage to your nose would be the LEAST of your concerns. With some exceptions, most people I know starting doing opiates once a month or less, and even still (again, in most cases) it's startling how quickly it turned from once a month to once a week to once a day to all day. For a lot of addicts I know at home, it seems that the point it reached every other day was the point it got too difficult to control because if you do it sooner than you intend, all of a sudden it's a daily thing and you didn't even realize. I would think really hard about how often you really want to be using if I were you, because if you make the wrong choice now then before you know it you could have no say in the matter at all.
We are, of course, here if you have anymore questions.