Injecting - Can Heroin be injected intramuscular?

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  1. pokergod0588

    pokergod0588 Newbie

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    rather simple question, can Heroin be injected intramuscularly(sp?)?? I have experience injecting IM, since his dad used to bodybuild and he's seen/helped him shoot roids on many occasions, so it would be less risky since he already knows what he's doing
     
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      Good question as most talk about IV use of heroin.
      Sep 13, 2010
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    Case Report A 42-year-old woman with a 17-year history of injecting heroin presented to the SFGH ED with a low-grade fever and tenderness and swelling in the left deltoid region. Because her veins were scarred heavily by intravenous injection of heroin, she had been injecting intramuscularly for 10 years. She denied sharing injection equipment but admitted reusing her own syringes without cleaning them. Despite increasing pain and swelling in her left deltoid, she continued to inject into that area for the 2 weeks before admission. She was hospitalized for intravenous antibiotics and incision and drainage of the abscess. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5019a3.htm
     
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      Good find about that woman IM'ing heroin
      Sep 22, 2009
  3. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Silver Member

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    I wouldn't recommend it.

    Buddha once experienced heroin via IM injection from missing a vein, and it hurt like hell for 2 days. However, he does know a few people who have skin popped it regularly that just get used to it.

    Just IV it in a small dosage to test your tolerance.
     
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    Fantasian Gold Member

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    If morphine is obtained or diamorphine that is pure, there is no issue with IM administration. If impurities are injected IM or IV thats where issues occur.
     
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      Good call, yes, it is ok to IM pharma heroin.
      Sep 13, 2010